Tuesday, May, 23 2017

Homework Help

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General Research

Academic Search Premier for in-depth research projects search over 8,200 academic and scholarly journals.

Artcyclopedia Over 9,000 artist biographies and photographs.

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare online

Digital History A comprehensive historical resource that covers U.S. History with virtual exhibitions, investigates current controversies, and includes an extensive list of helpful resources to students studying American History.

Intute One of the best web resources for education and research.

Learning Express

Whatever your goal, LearningExpress Library’s resources will help you succeed. Each of the Learning Centers offers the practice tests, exercises, skill-building courses, and information you need to achieve the results you want—at school, at work, or in life.

MasterFile Premier should be used for most general topics and school assignments. Search over 1,950 popular magazines and journals. This resource also contains biographies, primary sources and an image collection.

Points of View Reference Center is a full-text database designed to provide students with a series of essays that present multiple sides of a current issue. The database provides more than 270 topics, each with an overview (objective background/description), point (argument), counterpoint (opposing argument), and Critical Thinking Guide.

Rhode Island Images Providence Public Library’s Rhode Island Image Collection contains over 7,000 photographs of people, places and buildings available in print and online.

Student Research Center is designed especially for young adults in grades 6-12 and allows you to choose to research in magazines and newspapers, reference works, biographies, radio and tv news, country, state or province reports, primary sources and photos, maps and flags.

World Factbook The online edition presented by the C.I.A which includes country profiles and maps.

The World Wide Web Virtual Library Established as a comprehensive tool that provides a directory of online resources under each respective historical category.

Newspaper Research

American Historical Newspapers provides searchable access to American newspapers enabling users to explore America’s past. Available here: Rhode Island’s Historical Newspapers and America’s News Magazines.

New York Times  Click on “News” and select “New York Times”.

New York Times Historical 1851-2007 Click “Proquest Historical Newspapers”.

Newspaper Source offers full text articles from 20 national and 230 regional newspapers, as well as full-text transcripts from CBS, Fox and NPR News.

Providence Journal allows you to find feature articles, book reviews, wedding and birth announcements from 1984 to the present.

Other Specialized Research

Biography Collection Complete has biographies on figures past and present.

GreenFILE offers well-researched information covering all aspects of human impact to the environment. Topics covered include global climate change, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling, and more.

Mango Languages is an online language-learning system that can help you learn languages including Spanish, French, Japanese, Brazilian Portuguese, German, Mandarin Chinese, Greek, Italian, Russian and more.  You can gain a very basic understanding of the language or progress up through more challenging levels.  Mango languages also provides a translator page.

Topic Search is a current events database that allows you to explore social, political and economic issues, scientific discoveries, and other popular topics from today’s classrooms.

Just Curious

Auto Repair Reference Center (ARRC) database contains the most comprehensive collection of automobile repair reference information in the market; covering more than 37,000 vehicles from 1954 to present. Content includes millions of drawings and step-by-step photographs, approximately 110,000 technical service bulletins & recalls, over 180,000 enhanced wiring diagrams for easy viewing and printing, specifications & maintenance schedules, Labor Time Guide & Estimator, AutoIQ, Quick Tips (a complete guide to vehicle ownership & maintenance), Diagnostic information and much more. New repair procedures, TSBs and updates are continually added to the product. All of the content in Auto Repair Reference Center has been created by ASE certified technicians.

Consumer Health Complete (CHC) is designed to support the information needs of patients, and to foster an overall understanding of health-related topics.  CHC provides content covering all areas of health and wellness from mainstream medicine to the many perspectives of complementary, holistic and integrated medicine. It is a full-text database.

Heritage Quest allows you to research your own family history for school or for fun.

Access from inside the library

Access from home

History Reference Center features full text for more than 1,620 reference books, encyclopedias and non-fiction books from leading history publishers. The database also includes full text for more than 150 leading history periodicals, 57,000 historical documents, more than 77,000 biographies of historical figures, more than 113,000 historical photos and maps, and more than 80 hours of historical video.

Internet Public Library’s Teen Page and their how-to write a research paper page.

Literary Reference Center is a comprehensive database that provides users with a broad spectrum of information on thousands of authors and their works across literary disciplines and time frames. It combines information from respected reference works, books, and literary journals as well as original content from the publisher.

Click here to see a list of the Multnomah County Library’s list of very helpful homework resources on their website.

Beyond High School

College Source Catalogs links to college and university websites across the country, with full-text access to their catalogs.

Learning Express Library is your online source for test preparation. Improve your scores on the GED, ACT, GED, GMAT, SAT, ASVAB, lots of professional examinations, and lots more!

Occupational Outlook Handbook tells you the training and education needed, earnings, expected job prospects, what workers do on the job and the working conditions for hundreds of different types of jobs.  In addition, the Handbook gives you job search tips, links to information about the job market in each State and more.