Homework Help! K - 12 Student Databases & Language Learning
BIOGRAPHY IN CONTEXT
Biography in Context (formerly known as Biography Resource Center) is a comprehensive database of biographical information on more than one million people from throughout history, around the world, and across all disciplines and subject areas. It combines over 600,000 biographies from over 170 sources, with over one million entries from the Complete Marquis Who's Who®. The database also includes full-text articles from nearly 250 periodicals. Search for people based on one or more personal facts such as birth and death years and places, nationality, ethnicity, occupation or gender, or combine criteria to create a highly-targeted custom search path. Paid for by NDL.
BIOGRAPHY REFERENCE CENTER
Covers more than 400,000 full-text biographies 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. Paid for by NDL.
BRAINFUSE HOMEWORK HELP
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. Paid for by NDL.
Designed specifically for young learners. Students will find engaging and developmentally-appropriate activities including an interactive atlas, learning games, engaging audio and video, and effective vocabulary builders. The Britannica Fundamentals teaches concepts such as geography, time, shapes, numbers, and reinforces relevant vocabulary, all in a fun and safe online environment. There is also an area where students can demonstrate their creativity and practice what they have learned. Paid for by MeL.
Choose either Elementary, Middle or High School level to start your search for curriculum-based content. Authoritative and visually engaging, Britannica goes beyond encyclopedia content alone, with downloadable videos, links to vetted websites, and citation generators. Paid for by MeL.
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.
A collection of best-selling and classic ebooks, audiobooks, and streaming videos, available for downloading to your computer or mobile device. Paid for by NDL.
Free driver practice tests specifically for Michigan. Permits, road signs, motorcycle, commercial drivers license (CDL), fines and limits all available. Links to official Michigan online handbooks for drivers, motorcycles and CDL.
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 ELEMENTARY 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.
EXPLORA FOR HIGH SCHOOLS
Provides hundreds of popular magazines and reference books. Covers subjects such as art, history, sports, and music. Includes thousands of biographies and primary source documents. Also includes photos, maps, and flags. Paid for by MeL.
Download 5 songs each week that you keep forever at no cost. Select from thousands of artists and most genres of music. New songs/artists added daily. Paid for by NDL.
FLIPSTER DIGITAL MAGAZINES
Get instant access to popular, full-color magazines to read on your computer or mobile device. Unlimited checkouts and back issues, free with your library card. Download the Flipster Digital Magazine app. Available for iPad, iPhone, Kindle Fire, Android and with a web browser on a laptop or desktop computer. Choose Northville District Library, click on Patron ID and enter your library card (must have a valid Northville library card that begins with 29013). Our Flipster magazine collection is new, and growing. Watch for additional titles! Paid for by NDL.
GALE VIRTUAL REFERENCE LIBRARY
Reference books covering the following topics: education, environment, general reference (including employment, health and wellness, personal finance, and social skills), history, law, nation and world, religion, and science. Paid for by MeL.
HISTORY REFERENCE CENTER
Documents, photos, maps, film, and video from leading history journals. Also includes biographies of historical figures. Paid for by MeL.
HOBBIES & CRAFTS REFERENCE CENTER
Subject areas include arts & crafts; games & electronics; models; needlework; outdoors & nature; and scrapbooking & paper craft. Paid for by MeL.
Instantly borrow movies, TV shows, eBooks, music, audiobooks, and comics to enjoy on your computer, tablet, or phone – even TV! Stream, read, or listen to immediately, or download to phones or tablets to enjoy offline later (must have Hoopla app). No waitlists, no holds. Borrow 5 items per calendar month. Paid for by NDL.
Video streaming service providing access to more than 30,000 independent and documentary films ─ titles of unique social and cultural value from The Criterion Collection, The Great Courses, Media Education Foundation, and thousands of independent filmmakers. Available on your iOS, Android, Kindle Fire, Apple TV, Roku, Chromecast or use an HDMI cable to stream from your computer. Stream 5 videos per month. No holds, waitlists or returns. Paid for by NDL.
LEARNING EXPRESS LIBRARY
Includes a variety of Learning Centers for elementary students through adults wishing to broaden their work skills, with tests, ebooks and tutorials online. Includes ACT and SAT for college entrance, job related tests such as ASVAB, US citizenship guidance, computer courses, and much more. Paid for by MeL.
LEARNING EXPRESS LIBRARY: SCHOOL CENTER
Geared to the curriculum for elementary, these online tutorials help build Mathematics and English Language Arts skills. Paid for by MeL.
LEARNING EXPRESS: COLLEGE ADMISSIONS AND TEST PREPARATION
Prepare for important exams like the ACT, SAT, AP Tests, and more. Paid for by MeL.
LEARNING EXPRESS LIBRARY: HIGH SCHOOL PrepSTEP
PrepSTEP for High Schools provides online access to a unique and extensive collection of academic, college preparation and career-related tutorials, practice tests, articles, e-books and flashcards. It includes tools for academic skill-building, college and career exploration, college admissions test preparation, military exploration and preparation, workplace skills development and more. Paid for by MeL.
Lynda.com is an online learning resource featuring video courses taught by industry experts in software, creative, and business skills. Now available FREE with your library card. Paid for by NDL.
Choose from over 70 languages, including Spanish, German and French. Fun and interesting way to improve your language skills outside of class. To use Mango on your mobile device, you will be prompted to create an account and then download the Mango app. Paid for by NDL.
Broad collection of popular full-text magazines and reference books. Contains Consumer Reports. Covers subjects including: business, health, education, fitness, sports and leisure, personal finance, general science, multicultural issues, DIY, and fashion. Also includes photos, maps, and flags. Paid for by MeL.
MIDDLE SEARCH PLUS
Magazines and reference books for middle school students, including thousands of biographies, primary source documents, photos, maps and flags. Subjects covered include history, current events, science, sports and biographies. Paid for by MeL.
NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC VIRTUAL LIBRARY
Contains the digitized archive of National Geographic Magazine from 1888 to present, as well as a wide range of full-text books published by National Geographic. Includes an easy to use module “for Kids”, as well as maps, photos, National Geographic Traveler magazine and more. Great for travelers and students of geography and history. Paid for by NDL.
NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC KIDS
Explore the world like never before! Experience amazing adventures in science, nature, culture, archaeology, and space. Search National Geographic Kids magazine from 2009 – present, as well as books, videos, and images. Paid for by NDL.
Search for fiction and non-fiction, limiting titles by topic, time frame, and many other factors, to produce a list suited to your needs. Includes ratings and Book Discussion Guides. Great resource for book groups. Paid for by MeL.
NOVELIST PLUS K-8
Designed for Elementary and Middle school students, this offers an easy to search the collection of fiction and non-fiction titles, as well as many extras, such as Book Discussion Guides and author biographies. Paid for by MeL.
Great for debates and pro/con papers. Covers all angles of social issues today. Access viewpoint articles, statistics, primary documents, authoritative reference works, and full-text magazine and newspaper articles. Paid for by MeL.
Download the Libby, by OverDrive app from your app store for access to ebooks, audiobooks, and magazines from classics to NYT best-sellers. Borrow six titles monthly. No late fees. The Libby app is not available for download on Kindle devices, however, you can transfer a book to your Kindle using the Libby app on an iOS or Android device. Nook is not a supported device.
PEBBLEGO Grades PreK-3. Animals (including dinosaurs) and social studies sections of this early literacy and learning tool. Easy-to-navigate visual interface for emerging readers. Paid for by MeL.
Content from children’s magazines, easy to read encyclopedia entries, and images. Students can learn about animals, musicians, fitness, space exploration, and much more. Designed for elementary school libraries. Paid for by MeL.
POINTS OF VIEW REFERENCE CENTER
Presents multiple sides of over 400 issues. Helps students assess and develop persuasive arguments and essays, better understand controversial issues, and develop analytical thinking skills. Paid for by MeL.
TUMBLEBOOK LIBRARY (FOR READING PRACTICE)
An online collection of titles for K-6 students. It includes animated talking picture books, chapter books, videos, non-fiction titles, graphic novels, playlists, and books in French and Spanish. Download the TumbleBook Library App to your mobile device! Paid for by NDL.