The LiLI databases are a list of online resources for students, including image databases, online books, searchable reference tools on all topics, newspapers, and local information. Log in with your zip code and city name.
Internet Public Library TeenSpace and KidSpace
The Teen Page and the Kids Page (under 13) offer a variety of online resources and homework help. The internet public library also lets you "Ask an IPL librarian" for help. Note: don't wait until the last minute--it usually takes a few days to get an answer.
The following sites also provide online homework resources organized by topic:
Featured specific database resources:
World Book Online (funded by LiLI)
Searchable online resource, which provides historical and biographical information, as well as digital copies of some primary documents. Also provides tips on how to do research and sections on current events and newspapers. Try both the Info Finder and the Reference Center for best results. Log in with your library card number.
Learning Express Practice Tests
Includes diagnostic/practice tests for students from elementary school to college level, as well as some resources to improve math, reading, and writing skills. Use your library card number as login, create password, and download LE.
CIA World Fact Book
See for concise information on the history, geography, maps, flags, government, and economy of any country.
Explore this site for author biographies, lists of award winning books, and recommended reads. Log in with your library card number.
Use to do research on family history. Includes genealogical records and historical documents. Log in with your library card number.