We have incredible resources here at the library to help with homework, research, and project reports. And all of them are a click away through our AskRI and EBSCO databases! The links to both of these resources are located on the left hand column of our website, and with just click on each one you’ll be on your way to getting the homework help you need. Some of the databases may require your library barcode number to sign in.
But how do they work, you ask? Well, let us tell you!
In Part 1, let’s take a look at AskRI, because it offers some pretty amazing services. Most amazingly, you can connect with an online tutor (for FREE!) through Homework Help RI. Certified tutors (with background checks) are available everyday from 2pm -10pm, but their other resources such as their study guides, worksheets, and test prep are available 24/7.
- World Book Web: Offers a variety of online encyclopedias for all ages, from World Book Kids to World Book Advanced. Choose the encyclopedia that’s right for you, type in what your interested in learning or researching, and BAM! Search results include, magazine and encyclopedia articles, primary sources, maps, ebooks, videos & other media, and lots more to choose from to make your paper or project as informative and dynamic as possible. There’s even a citation builder in World Book Student and Advanced to help you organize where you pulled all your information from.
- Learning Express: To access Learning Express, use your library barcode number for your username and create a password to log in. Once logged in, you can choose from the Learning Centers (elementary through adult) to see which practice tests and study guides are offered for each. We especially like how College Preparation offers practice exams and study guides for the ACT, PSAT, SAT, AP, CLEP, and much more. This database also covers job search and workplace skills, US citizenship, and adult skill building.
- Mango Languages: Learn a new language or brush up on an old one. Includes a handy option of creating a profile to track your progress.
Part 2 will cover how parents and students can use EBSCO Host databases so check back later this week for more research and project guidance!