Homework Help

Whether you're stuck on a math problem or working on a research paper, you've come to the right place!  You'll find the help you need in these databases and websites.  All are free, but some require entering your library card number.


General Information

Britannica for Kids

A kid-friendly version of the Britannica Encyclopaedia, this is a great place to get information on animals, states, countries and much more!

Kids InfoBits

Designed for kindergarteners through fifth graders, Kids InfoBits covers geography, current events, the arts, science, health, people, government, history and sports!  Searching can be done by clicking on pictures or by typing in search terms.

Homework Help

Find a teacher to help you with your homework now. Homework Help is offered through Literati by Credo, a database provided by the Library of Virginia. 


Research in Context

Easy to use middle school research resource designed for students in grades 6 to 8. Cross-disciplinary in nature, Research in Context spans literature, science, social studies, and U.S. and world history. 

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Current Events


InfoTrac Newsstand

A one-stop source for the day's news and searchable archives, you can search more than 1,000 newspapers by different ways, including title, headline and date.

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People and Places


Biography in Context

Information  on over half a million people, so if you need to write a report on a person, check here first! Allows searching by name, occupation, nationality, birth place and death place.

Britannica for Kids

A kid-friendly version of the Britannica Encyclopaedia, there are special features titled “Discover America” and “Discover Our World” that cover all the facts essential for a report.

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Today's Science

Created for students and teachers, it includes useful features such as tips for writing research papers, a guide to putting together a science fair project, and classroom games.

National Geographic Kids

Reputable, authoritative, and appropriate content for children aged 6-14. Fun and substantive, National Geographic Kids will take them on amazing adventures in science, nature, culture, archaeology, and space.

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Books & Reading




Discover our favorite books, matched to your child's interests, and other tools for building literacy. Beanstack at Alexandia Library is a free personalized service designed to help families discover books and apps based on your child's age and interests.

Books & Authors

Get reading recommendations from the pros!  You can search by title, author or genre and all the lists let you choose to see only children’s title.  In addition, this database has biographical and professional information that would be useful if you need to write a report on an author.

Storyline Online

The SAG-AFTRA Foundation records well-known actors reading children’s books and makes graphically dynamic videos so that children around the world can be read to with just the click of a Storyline Online video book image.



Bedtime Math

Bedtime Math is a nonprofit dedicated to helping kids learn to love math. Bedtime Math’s mission is simple: to make nightly math as common and beloved as the bedtime story. If there are kids in your life, you can join the Bedtime Math movement to make math a natural, fun part of kids’ everyday lives. 

Houghton Mifflin Math

The Houghton Mifflin Textbook company's parent page includes great tools for math homework help for both parents and students. There you'll find a glossary of math terms, games, math demonstrations and more, all broken down and searchable by grade level.

Dr. Math

This site provides answers to math questions ranging from elementary through college level topics and includes an "Ask Dr. Math" email help section for specific advice, answers and explanations.

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