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Unique site featuring lists of SpeedMath and SmartMath techniques to help boost your confidence...and your grade!

Great source of free online math lessons, games and activities.

The Web's most comprehensive math practice site. 

AAA Math
AAA Math features a comprehensive set of interactive arithmetic lessons, with unlimited practice on each topic.


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AAAS Science NetLinks
American Academy for the Advancement of Sciences site with a ton of helpful tools for teachers and students

Science Databases
The Library's science database page

Helpful Links...

Homework Central
You've got homework? We've got help! We've put together this collection of resources to assist you in finding the answers you need.

College Information
Searching for, applying, and selecting post-secondary educational opportunities and financial aid is overwhelming! Don’t panic--the Library can help.
Research Databases

Have an assignment due tomorrow? Need an article that's NOT a website? Databases, in case you didn't know, are digitized versions of actual print resources, so you can use them for your papers even if your teacher says you can't use an internet source! Please note that databases require a library card to access from home.

The following links are a selection of premier databases. Click here for a complete list of Research Databases.
Biography Reference BankBiography Reference Bank
This large biographical database provides profiles, feature articles, interviews, essays, book reviews, performance reviews, speeches, and obituaries.
This resource offers free DMV permit practice tests, as well as tips for getting or renewing your driver's license!
EBSCOhost DatabasesEBSCOhost Databases
EBSCOhost is the portal to a number of databases that provide full text articles from magazines, newspapers, reference books, and more in various disciplines.  Database focus varies from general/popular to academic and from grade school level to college/professional level.  An all-in-one resource.
Facts on FileFacts on File
Find facts and background information in the individual databases: Ancient History & Culture, African-American History & Culture, American History Online, American Indian History & Culture, Biomes of the Earth, and Science Online. You can also use the History Database Center link to search all 4 historical databases at once.
Gale PowerSearchGale PowerSearch 2.0
Simultaneously search: Gale Virtual Reference Library, General OneFile, Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center and InfoTrac Small Busines Collection. You can create an account, create search alerts and RSS feeds, download audio versions of articles in MP3 format, translate articles into 11 languages, and much more. Click here for the PowerSearch Help Page where you will find PowerSearch online tutorials, tip sheets and user guides.
Gale Virtual Reference LibraryGale Virtual Reference Library
This is a database of encyclopedias and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research. Because each library system creates its own eBook collection, the content you see may vary if you use the database at different library systems.  Titles of especial note in YPL's eBook colection are Business Plans Handbook and Contemporary Authors.
General One FileGeneral OneFile
A one-stop source for news and periodical articles on a wide range of topics across all subject disciplines. Millions of full-text articles. Updated daily.
HelpNowlogoHelpNow (Brainfuse)
Free live, online homework help for students from kindergarten to Adult Learners. Certified tutors are available from 3 pm to Midnight to help you with math, science, social studies, writing, Spanish, and English. Spanish-speaking tutors are also available. Any time of day, you can take practice tests, study flashcards, hold a study group online, and create and share movie-like notes and ideas.
Homework Help GatewayHomework Help Gateway
Find here the many educational resources - databases, ebooks, & websites - which will help for any and all homework assignments.
JobNowJobNow (Brainfuse)
From 3pm to Midnight, chat online to receive personal job coaching and assistance in all phases of your job search as well as resume and cover letter review and live interview practice. JobNow also has an extensive collection of resources, including resume/cover letter templates, interview tips, general sample interview questions, industry-specific sample interview questions, and a vast array of online resources and links.

Know It Now Know It Now
For those burning questions requiring an immediate response, log on to, the statewide virtual reference service, and chat your question to a librarian.

Literature Criticism OnlineLiterature Criticism Online
This database presents the complete literary commentary from the following major critical reference series--Children's Literature Review (CLR), Classical & Medieval Literature Criticism (CMLC), Contemporary Literary Criticism (CLC), Drama Criticism (DC), Literature Criticism 1400-1800 (LC), Nineteenth Century Literary Criticism (NCLC), Poetry Criticism (PC), Shakespearean Criticism (SC), Short Story Criticism (SSC), and Twentieth Century Literary Criticism (TCLC).
NovelistNoveList Plus
Helping people find good things to read, this database covers over 161,000 fiction and over 60,000 nonfiction titles for all ages. In addition to finding books by author, title or subject heading you can also search by plots and for read-alikes and other books in series. The big bonus: it's linked to the library's catalog. 
Ohio Web LibraryOhio Web Library Federated Search
This looks at groups of databases in categories you select and returns results in a few seconds. For a list of shortcut URLs to the specific databases click here.
Pop Culture UniversePop Culture Universe
A fascinating digital library of information on American and world popular culture--both past and present. This useful database provides a safe way for students to investigate topics of great appeal without the bias, advertising, suggestive content or questionable authorship of commercial and fan sites.

World BookWorld Book
The World Book Web is a suite of online research tools that includes encyclopedia articles, primary source collections, educator tools, student activities, pictures, audio, and video, complemented by current periodicals and related Web sites.