Homework Help

Need info or sources for a project? The Library has thousands of research books available online. These are the same books and encyclopedias you would find on our shelves, and provide complete citation information. These resources are free to use and can be accessed from home with your WNPL library card number.

Kids Homework

Encyclopedia Britannica
The online version of Encyclopedia Britannica.

Encyclopedia Britannica for Kids
The online version of Encyclopedia Britannica, with special features for kids.

Homework Research Books
Hundreds of research books, covering history, science, biography, and more.

Grzimek’s Animal Life Encyclopedia
An encyclopedia on animals and biology.

Kids InfoBits
Information about current events, science, government, sports, and more. Created for kids in kindergarten through 5th grade.

Teen Homework

Biography in Context
Search for biographies of scientists, politicians, historical figures, and more.

Gale General OneFile
Search thousands of newspapers, magazines, and academic journals.

Homework Research Books
Hundreds of research books, covering history, science, biography, and more.

Literature Resource Center
Summaries and analysis of over 90,000 books and authors, with a focus on the classics.

Lynda.com
Video tutorial courses on creative and professional skills.

Mango Languages
Learn a new language the fun way with this interactive tool. Over 50 languages available.  Put the app on your phone!

Rosetta Stone
Use Rosetta Stone to learn languages with a computer, tablet, or smartphone.

Science in Context
Information about scientific topics and experiments, as well as biographies of scientists.

U.S. History in Context
History research with an emphasis on primary sources, such as speeches, magazine articles, and historical documents.

More tools

BibMe
Automatically create downloadable bibliographies.

Purdue Online Writing Lab: Research and Citations
Instruction on how to conduct research and APA, MLA and Chicago styles guides.

Sparknotes
Study guides and discussion forums offered on various academic subjects. Literature section includes brief analyses of characters, themes and plots.

How to Cite Film, Video and Online Media: UC Berkeley
A guide to citing digital media sources.