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Homework Help For Kids

You can use most of these eResources outside the library. Log in with your Homewood Library bar code number.

Please call us at 708-798-0121 x 222 for help choosing or using these tools.

Briticannica Library Britannica Library Children

Britannica Library makes it easy to conduct research, complete homework assignments, and work on special projects. Start with the encyclopedia and move on to current magazines, recommended Web sites, an atlas, biographies, news, and more. Instantly define words with Merriam-Webster’s pop-up Dictionary and Thesaurus. You can store your research in a personal My Britannica account.

Early World of LearningEarly World of Learning

World Book Early World of Learning consists has three sections for PreK to 2nd grade students.

  • Trek’s Travels offers narrated stories, interactive games, and original videos that teach early childhood themes, including numbers, shapes, colors, opposites, and more.
  • Welcome to Reading develops and strengthens phonics, vocabulary, phonemic awareness, and comprehension skills. 
  • Know It offers a richly visual first encyclopedia.  


 Kids Search

Kids Search makes it easy for students to search by keyword or by topic to find the most useful search results. Results can be easily sorted by source type - -magazines, reference books, photos, flags, etc.  Kids Search is designed especially for youth in grades K-8.

Media on Demand (Overdrive)Media on Demand


Digital library ebooks and audio books to download for your mobile device or computer.

NoveList K-8 Plus NoveList Plus K-8

A version of NoveList Plus designed especially to help elementary and middle school students select fiction and nonfiction titles for school-related or pleasure reading.


Colorful and easy-to-use for elementary and middle school students, Searchasaurus provides access to magazine articles, pictures, encyclopedias, and a dictionary through an animated interface with a dinosaur theme.

Student Research CenterStudent Research Center

Student Research Center makes it easy for students to search by keyword or by topic to find the most useful search results. Results can be easily sorted by source type—magazines, newspapers, biographies, primary source documents, transcripts, photos, flags, etc.

New World Book LogoWorld Book

Quick and easy access to these World Book products:

  • Kids -- Fun, easy-to-read articles, illustrations, and activities.
  • Timelines -- Discover the dynamic way to experience events from history.
  • Early World of Learning -- Play a game, read a story, and learn about the world! For preschoolers and children in the early elementary grades.
  • Info Finder  -- Homework and research help for elementary and middle school students. 
  • Reference Center -- A robust multimedia reference tool that includes encyclopedia, eBook, and primary source databases for older teens and adults
  • Discover -- Engaging reference resources for reluctant readers.
  • Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos -- A colorful, fun reference site for Spanish-language beginners.

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