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Homework Help

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K - 6 Student Databases

Our Student databases (below) provide reliable resources on all subjects.
They're great for homework help or general information seeking.

WorldBook Online Info Finder > Citation Builder
Build your online citation to appear in MLA, APA and Harvard formats.

Biography in Context
Covers 380,000 famous people from current times and from history, with articles from books, magazines, and other sources.  Includes thousands of images, as well as links to specially selected websites. This database paid for by Northville District Library.

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Brainfuse On-Demand Homework Help (All subjects)
Students from elementary school through college can receive online tutoring daily from 2 p.m. to 11 p.m. using HelpNow! from Brainfuse, via live chat with certified tutors. Also offers 24/7 skills-building techniques, writing assistance, and practice tests for state-aligned required tests. This database paid for by Northville District Library.

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CultureGrams Kids Edition (Geography, History, Multicultural Studies)
Detailed information on over 200 countries, with emphasis on daily life and culture.  Useful tools include flag and map outlines for country reports, many graph and data tables, extensive image galleries, and streaming and downloadable video and slideshows.

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CultureGrams States and Provinces Editions (Social Studies, History)
Covers in detail the 50 states and all Canadian Provinces.  Includes physical, political and outline maps; flags, population, geography, climate and more.

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eLibrary Elementary (All subjects, for K- 5 students)
This colorful resource makes finding information easy.  Search by keyword or use the topic tree.  Includes articles from books and magazines, as well as maps, and audio/video clips.

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Kids InfoBits (All subjects)
Designed for children in Kindergarten through 5th grade, with a simple graphic interface and "topic tree".   Includes full-text articles from over 100 popular youth magazines and entries from reference books on a wide range of subjects.


National Geographic Kids
Explore like never before! Experience amazing adventures in science, nature, culture, archaeology and space through books, pictures, and magazines. Search National Geographic Kids magazine from 2009 – present, over 200 National Geographic full-text books, and 500 kid-friendly full-color downloadable images. Paid for by the Northville District Library.

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Novelist Plus K-8 (English, Language Arts)
Designed for Elementary and Middle school students, this offers an easy to search collection of fiction and non-fiction titles, as well as many extras, such as Book Discussion Guides and author biographies. This database paid for by Northville District Library.



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SIRS Discoverer ( All subjects)
Colorful and well designed interface for students in Kindergarten through Middle School.  Covers all curriculum areas and includes articles and overviews, maps, photo essays, and more.

TumbleBook Library (For reading practice)
An online collection of read-along titles for K-12 students.  Features adjustable online text and complete audio narration.  Includes chapter books and early readers, as well as classics. This database paid for by Northville District Library.

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World Book Online for Kids (All subjects)
Developed especially for younger library patrons, this multi-faceted learning tool offers simple navigation, easy-to-read articles, multimedia, and a wealth of engaging games and interactivity.  Find such helpful school-related items as outline maps and flags, a biography center, and science projects. This database paid for by Northville District Library.

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