Homework Helpers

KPL staff-selected resources. We welcome your comments and suggestions.

Staff Recommends

Conquering the SAT: how parents can help teens overcome the pressure and succeed by Ned JohnsonOrganizing the Disorganized Child by Martin KutscherOvercoming School Anxiety by Diane MayerHow to Help Your Child with Homework by Jeanne SchummSimple Principles to Excel at School by Alex Lluch

KPL Website and Catalog Topics

Databases (most require KPL library card)

Biography in Context (Home Access)

Biographical information of contemporary & historical figures.

eLibrary Elementary

Full text articles geared for grades 1-6.  In library only or via Mel for home access.

Gale Virtual Reference Library (Home Access)

Full text reference books on business, history, science, environment, medicine, and multicultural studies.

InfoTrac All Using PowerSearch

Magazines, journals, newspapers, reference books, ebooks available in the library or at home with your KPL library card or with your Michigan Driver's License or ID by going to Mel.org
Includes Computer Database; Custom Newspapers; General Reference Center Gold; Grand Rapids Press; Expanded Academic ASAP; General Business File ASAP; Legal Trac; InfoTrac Onefile; Health Reference Center Academic ASAP

Kids InfoBits (Home Access)

Full text articles for students in Kindergarten through 5th grade.

Learning Express eBooks Collection

Study guides and test-preparation books to help prepare to advance in school, or pass licensing, certification, or competitive entry-level exams.

Learning Express Library

Online study test for the SAT, ASVAB, Civil Service, GED, ESL and many others.  Available in the library and at home to KPL library card holders.  New users must register on Learning Express at the library. Once registered, Learning Express Library can be accessed from home. Also available to Michigan residents with a Michigan driver's license or ID from MeL.org.

Literature Resource Center (Home Access)

Information on authors and literary movements and themes, inlcudes Contemporary Authors, Dictionary of Literary Biography and Contemporary Literary Criticism

SIRS Discoverer

Full text articles for grades 1-6 on various subjects-countries, environment, health, history, notable people, science, social issues, sports, and technology.   OR Access via MeL.org. with your Michigan driver's license or ID.

SIRS Renaissance

Full text articles on the following topics: architecture and design, culture, literature, multimedia, music, performing arts, philosophy and religion, and visual arts. OR Access via MeL.org. with your Michigan driver's license or ID

World Book Encyclopedia (Home Access)

Articles from the World Book Encyclopedia.  Includes related articles from major newspapers and magazines. Graphic and multimedia enhancements, including photographs, maps, illustrations, tables, animations, and audio/video clips.

Community Resources

Boys and Girls Club of Greater Kalamazoo

Great Minds of Tomorrow

Hispanic American Council of Kalamazoo

Kalamazoo Communities In Schools

Kalamazoo Dream Center

Kalamazoo Literacy Council

Nazareth Reading Center

Salvation Army - Tutorial Program

SLD Learning Center

Western Michigan University

Websites

Barron's Booknotes - Book Summaries

Literature summaries of many classical books, plus information about the author's life, historical contexts, and suggestions for futher reading.

Homework Center (Multnomah County Library Homework Links)

Locate homework help. Features a list of links covering academic subjects like art, biology, geography, literature, history, math, and science.

Homework Spot

A K-12 educational and homework portal.

Homework Tools from Kids on the Web

Reference tools like dictionaries, writing style guides, or encyclopedias. Links to web resources that help students with their homework assignments.

KOL Homework Help Jr.

A directory of educator-reviewed Web sites for children in kindergarten, 1st grade and 2nd grade


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