Homework Resources

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Never hesitate to contact your Librarian for more help! 
Kim Day, Teen Services Librarian -  day at plsinfo.org /   650-558-7496

  • Live Homework Help (Tutor.com):  Access free, one-on-one, live tutoring sessions in all subjects including AP (1pm-10pm every day). Utilize Princeton Review’s comprehensive college readiness resources, including full practice tests, and comprehensive study guides with online help!   Career resources also offered, including resume assistance!
  Library Sponsored Online Resources:

  • America: History & Life (Full Text)Information on the history and culture of the United States and Canada from prehistory to the present
  • Academic Search Complete: Designed for academic institutions, this database is a leading resource for scholarly research. It supports high-level research in the key areas of academic study by providing journals, periodicals, reports, books and more.
  • AtoZ Databases: Info on businesses, executives, jobs, create resumes, and more.
  • Biography Reference Center: Reliable full-text biographies
  • Explora: Middle School: (Grades 6 -8)  Find topic overviews, articles from encyclopedias and magazines, biographies and more
  • Explora: High School: (Grades 9-12) Find topic overviews, articles from encyclopedias and magazines, biographies and more
  • Historical Abstracts with Full Text: Historical Abstracts is the definitive index of literature covering world history (excluding the United States and Canada) from the 15th century to the present. Indexing thousands of journals in over 40 languages, it is an invaluable bibliographic database for history students at the college and/or AP course level.
  • History Reference Center: Covering both U.S. and world history topics at the high school level.
  • Literary Reference Center Plus: Information about authors and their writings
  • Merriam-Webster Dictionary Dictionary with audio pronunciations
  • Newspaper Source Plus: Provides  full-text digital collection of the world's major news content 
  • Points of View Reference Center: Contains resources that present multiple sides of an issue
  • Science Reference Center: Includes reference books, biographies and more related to different science topics.
  • Mango Languages:  Mango uses real-life situations and actual conversations to more effectively teach a new language. You'll learn more than grammar, vocabulary and conjugation, you'll learn how to communicate. 34 languages available. App available.
  • Safari Tech Books: (View online only) Offers current and popular IT and technology titles.

Online Resources Available to All (including non-Library users):

  • Bartleby.com Great Books:  Consult a collection of classic reference works including dictionary, thesaurus, encyclopedia, quotations, English usage, mythology, the Bible and more. (Free resource)
  • Brookings Institution: Conducting research in economics, governmental studies, foreign policy, and the social sciences. Brookings is one of the oldest think tanks in the US and is an independent, nonpartisan organization devoted to research, analysis, and public education. (Free resource)
  • California Digital Newspaper Collection:  A freely accessible repository of digitized California newspapers from 1846 to the present.
  • Economist Country Briefings:  Profiles and current articles concerning each country. Search the topics area as the original country briefings pages are no longer updated. (Free resource)
  • PubMed:  A powerful database developed by the National Center for Biotechnology Information at the National Library of Medicine containing or linking to over 20 million citations, many of them free.