Updated 8/19/21

Gear Up for Back-to-School!

Of course with back-to-school comes homework, projects, and last-minute papers. You can find information on just about anything from anywhere in the world through our online resources.

To get started with any homework help, visit bcpl.org and click “Research”. You will find some trustworthy Research Tools that can help take the stress out of assignments. Scroll down to Homework Help for Kids or Homework Help for Teens.

Most of the research tools require a library card. Don’t have one? Stop by any of our locations to sign up and receive a prize during September’s Library Card Sign-up Month, while supplies last! Obtaining a free library card is easy. Stop by any of our locations with an ID and proof of address, and one of our staff will assist you. (If under 18, a parent/guardian must sign your application.) Another option is to request a temporary digital card by visiting our website.

Below are highlights for some of the tools we think you will find most helpful:

Homework Help for Kids

Britannica Elementary provides resources on a variety of topics, from plants and animals to science and mathematics. This a great database for students that are looking for basic information on a variety of topics.

Tumblebooks is an online collection of books for K-2 that contain sounds, animation, and narration for young readers.

Explora Primary Schools provides information about endangered species, famous musicians, space exploration and more.

Homework Help for Teens

EBSCOHost contains primary sources appropriate for teens doing research. Over 30 different databases can be searched through EBSCOHost. Teens should become familiar with this database because it is heavily used in college.

Gale Literature Resource Center offers a broad range of information on authors and their works. It provides in-depth analysis, general overviews, and criticisms.

LearningExpress Library provides access to practical academic skills and resources. Students can take practice college entrance exams, work on job skills, review major academic concepts, and more!

Additional Resources

Access Video offers thousands of award-winning educational films, acclaimed documentaries, independent films, and helpful instructional videos!

Mango Language offers 70+ language learning courses and 20+ English as a second language learning options.

National Geographic Virtual Library provides access to the complete archive of National Geographic magazine along with a cross-searchable collection of National Geographic books, maps, images and videos.

If you would like more information on our online resources or additional ways the Library can help students, visit bcpl.org or give us a call at (859) 342-2665.

Have a great school year!