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Use your El Dorado County Library card to access these free online resources to help you with your homework!

If you do not have a library card or have lost your card see our FAQ page for more information on how to get a new card.

Brainfuse HelpNow - Offers resources in multiple subjects for elementary, middle, and high school students. Resources can be found in the Expert Help tab under SkillSurfer.

This resource is available thanks to funding provided by the State of California, administered by the California State Library.

Britannica School – Offers thousands of up-to-date, curated, and age-appropriate information resources, including images, videos, audio clips, maps, research tools, and more. Available at three levels; Elementary, Middle, or High.
Britannica Escolar – The Spanish digital learning portal for Elementary and Middle school students. New features make it more valuable than ever for native Spanish speakers, bilingual students, and students learning Spanish.
Gale in Context: Biography - An engaging experience for those seeking contextual information on the world's most influential people.
Gale in Context: Environmental Studies - Understand environmental issues that affect people globally through topic overviews, journals, news, and multimedia content. 
Gale Interactive: Science - Manipulate 3D interactive models to visualize and understand concepts in biology, chemistry, earth, and space science. 
Gale Primary Sources: Archives Unbound - Presents topically-focused digital collections of historical documents that support the research and study needs of scholars, researchers, and students at the college and university level.
LearningExpress Library: High School Students - Find resources to help you build classroom and homework skills in math, English language arts, social studies, science and technology.

This resource is supported in whole or in part by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the American Rescue Plan Act, administered in California by the State Librarian and by funding provided by the State of California, administered by the California State Library.

National Geographic Kids - Explore amazing adventures in science, nature, culture, archaeology, and space. Best for children aged 6-14. 
ProQuest Black Freedom Struggle - Find historical newspaper articles, pamphlets, diaries, correspondence and more from specific time periods in U.S. history marked by the opposition African Americans have faced on the road to freedom.
ProQuest Research Companion - Helps students do more effective research with access to scholarly journals, books, newspapers and magazines. Also included are supporting materials for educators as they teach the core information literacy principles of finding, evaluating, and using information.

Note: To login click the link above, enter your library card number and pin, then use the username and password that are shown under ProQuest Research Companion.

APA Style Guidelines from Purdue University's Online Writing Lab (OWL).

APA Style Guide from Excelsior Online Writing Lab (OWL).

Style and Grammar Guidelines from the American Psychological Association.

MLA Style Guide from Purdue University's Online Writing Lab (OWL).

MLA Style Guide from Excelsior Online Writing Lab (OWL).

Works Cited: A Quick Guide from MLA Style Center.

SparkNotes - Need help deciphering Shakespeare’s prose? Not sure how to identify the themes or the symbols of a particular novel? Then check out SparkNotes where they have easy-to-understand guides for hundreds of books and subjects.


Tools for Students

Accelerated Reader Book Finder - Find the Book Level (BL) or Accelerated Reader (AR) points for a book. You can also use the Advanced Search feature to look for books within a particular interest level or book level.
EduMed - Discover the kind of support that exists for college students facing homelessness and get the information you need to start your journey towards higher education.
Lexile Framework for Reading - An educational tool that links text complexity and readers' ability on a common metric known as the Lexile scale.
College Information - Find helpful links from lists of the best colleges to resources for finical assistance and more to help get you prepared for college.
TeachingBooks - An online resource for children's and young adult books and their authors and illustrators. Use TeachingBooks to search titles, authors and illustrators, and find resources to engage readers.

Also from TeachingBooks:
Award Winning Books
Build Your Own Book Lists
Book Guides & Lesson Plans
Diverse Books
Meet-the-Author Movies Collection
Reader's Advisory (Find the right book for you)

More Great Sites:

Calisphere - Free access to unique and historically important artifacts for research, teaching, and curious exploration. Discover documents, letters, artwork, diaries, oral histories, films, musical recordings, and more.

Food Timeline - Ever wonder how the ancient Romans fed their armies? What the pioneers cooked along the Oregon Trail? Who invented the potato chip...and why? Then check out Food Timeline for fun food history!

Funbrain - Free educational games, books, comics, and videos that develop kid's skills in math, reading, problem-solving and literacy.

States and Capitals - Access a variety of state specific facts and other useful information for U.S. States and Capitals.


Please note these links are being provided as a convenience and for informational purposes only; they do not constitute an endorsement by El Dorado County Library.