Homework Help
Middle and High School • Writing & Citing

Junior Edition K-12 (InfoTrac)
Search magazines, newspapers and reference books. Designed for middle school students.

Journal Articles - ILL Form
InterLibrary Loan Form

Credo Reference
One stop shopping for encyclopedias, dictionaries, thesauri and books of quotations, not to mention a range of subject-specific titles. Be sure to try the "Concept Map", it's really cool!

Writing and Citing  http://hottopics.lvccld.org/writing
Confused about writing your next paper? Homework help is just a click away. You'll find information, guides to writing, live on-line tutors, and more. Don't forget to visit the "Citing" links to complete your papers.

Writing Lab at BrainFuse  https://www.brainfuse.com/highed/writing_lab.asp
Before you turn in your paper send it to the Writing Lab at BrainFuse to get it checked over. You just might get an "A+" with this review.

Homework sites

Kids.Gov - Teens 6-8 Grades  http://kids.usa.gov/teens-home/index.html
The official kids portal to information on all U.S. government services and information. A wide range of topics are presented, from art to transportation.

Basic Skills & Help

Study Stack  http://www.studystack.com/
Create flash cards to help you study. All subject areas are covered.

The Librarian's Brain  http://librarianbrain.wordpress.com/
A blog to keep you updated on the library's databases. Includes tips & tricks for doing research using the library's databases and resources.

Writing Reports

English Composition & Style  http://ebooks.lvccld.org/ContentDetails.htm?ID=AAB18264-52F4-43E8-ACC9-A31664004527
Guide to how "elements of style" function in the composition and editing process of writing. Useful for any student from middle school through college as a quick reference writing tool. This guide includes: word choice & diction, exactness & conciseness, audience, structure & glossary; establishing purpose & pattern; developing a thesis; generating material & the first draft; manuscript form & proofreading and much more...


Scratch  http://scratch.mit.edu/
An easy to use programming language that makes it easy to create your own interactive stories, animations, games, music, and art -- and share your creations on the web. Use it to create a really cool presentation.


Acronyms, Initialisms & Abbreviations Dictionary  http://0-go.galegroup.com.ilsweb.lvccld.org/ps/i.do?id=GALE|9781414472454&v=2.1&u=lvccld_main&it=etoc&p=GVRL&sw=w
Provides definitions of a wide variety of acronyms, initialisms, abbreviations and similar contractions, translating them into their full names or meanings.

American Heritage Dictionary  http://0-search.credoreference.com.ilsweb.lvccld.org/content/title/hmdictenglang?tab=overview
Great dictionary for students

Crossword Puzzle Solver  http://0-www.credoreference.com.ilsweb.lvccld.org/crossword.do
Enter the letters you have with question marks for those you don't and it will give word options which fit the pattern.

Citing Styles

Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association  http://www.apastyle.org/
Style Manual

Tools to Use for Reports or Papers

A+ Research & Writing  http://www.ipl.org/div/aplus/
Step-by-step approach to writing a paper and how to research your topic.

World Book Reference Center  http://0-www.worldbookonline.com.ilsweb.lvccld.org/pl/referencecenter/home
Research tools for writing reports. Includes how to do research, citation builder and timelines.

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