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HOMEWORK HELP! K-6 Student Databases & Language Learning

The library’s student databases (below) provide reliable resources on all subjects. They’re great for homework help or general information seeking.

BIOGRAPHY IN CONTEXT
Comprehensive collection of biographical information on people from all eras and cultures, historical and current. Includes both brief and in-depth articles from authoritative reference books, journals and newspapers, as well as thousands of images. This database paid for by Northville District Library.
BIOGRAPHY REFERENCE CENTER
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.
brainfuseBRAINFUSE 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.
BRITANNICA SCHOOL – LEARNING ZONE
Pre K – 2nd grade. Activity-centered learning to explore, play, read, and build technology skills. Letters, numbers, geography, shapes and much more are included. Paid for by MeL.
BRITANNICA SCHOOL – ELEMENTARY
Grades 3-4. Find information on countries, animals, and people in articles, media, and a world atlas.  Watch and learn with videos, games, and activities. Paid for by MeL.
CULTUREGRAMS KIDS EDITION
For information on countries and states, with detailed articles, images, and video clips. Includes World, Kids, States and Provinces (Canada) editions. Paid for by MeL.
EARLY WORLD OF LEARNING

Grades PreK-3. Follow Trek and Taffy the cat around the world. Share their love of colors, numbers, and other fun things. Come inside for stories and pictures. Paid for by MeL.

EXPLORA FOR PRIMARY SCHOOLS

For elementary school libraries. Content from children’s magazines, easy-to-read encyclopedia entries, and images. Students can learn about animals, musicians, fitness, space exploration, and much more. Paid for by MeL.

GALE VIRTUAL REFERENCE LIBRARY: eBooks for Homework
Over 300 digitized reference works and encyclopedias, once available only at the library. These e-books cover all disciplines and offer a wide range of information that is scholarly and easy to retrieve. Limit your search to one discipline or a specific publication, or across all topics. This database paid for by Northville District Library.
LEARNING EXPRESS SCHOOL CENTER
Geared to the curriculum for elementary, these online tutorials help build skills in academic areas. Paid for by MeL.

LITTLE PIMlittlepimlogo
Interactive language learning tool for very young children, with 10 languages, including English/ESL with Spanish or English subtitles. Other languages are French, Italian, Chinese, Spanish, Russian, German, Japanese, Hebrew, and Arabic. This database paid for by Northville District Library.

nationalgeographickidsNATIONAL 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. This database paid for by the Northville District Library.
novelist k8plusNOVELIST 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.
PRIMARY SEARCH (All subjects)
Children’s magazines, easy to read encyclopaedia entries, and an image collection designed for elementary school libraries. Paid for by MeL

 

tumblebookslibraryTUMBLEBOOK 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.
worldbookWORLD 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.