MPL offers many free databases that can help you with your homework and research. They can be accessed in the library or wherever an Internet connection can be found. All you need is your library card and pin number to get started! Browse around on your own or stop by the library for a demonstration. Take note of the section dedicated to students & educators.
Here are some databases and websites that you might find particularly useful:
Learning Express Library
Learning Express is an acclaimed provider of online platforms for academic skill-building, standardized test preparation, and career-oriented digital content. It features resources for elementary through high school students, plus college and professional career preparation levels.
Most math teachers will agree that the way to learn Algebra is step-by-step. Yet many textbook answer keys offer answers without telling students how to actually solve the problem. Enter MathPapa, the online web app that helps students learn to think through algebraic equations. Readers may like to begin with the Algebra Lessons section where they can learn the system from the ground up. In addition, the Math Practice section includes many practice problems that cover fractions, decimals, percentages, negative numbers, and algebra. The real innovation of the site, however, is the Algebra Calculator. Here students may enter any algebra equation, and the calculator will not only proffer the answer, it will elucidate each step along the way to finding that answer.
School media specialists, teachers, and parents interested in helping kids locate age-appropriate books in the library will appreciate the features and depth of content contained within NoveList K-8. Designed especially for elementary and middle school students, NoveList K-8 is an online database with fiction and nonfiction titles chosen specifically to support the school curriculum as well as the pleasure reading needs of students.
Partnerships for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers
Try out test questions on the technology platform that students will use when taking the computer-based PARCC tests. Engage with the different types of items (drag-and-drop, multiple select, etc.) and computer based tools (calculator, highlighter, etc.) that will be available.
Tutor.com is an online tutoring company that provides tutoring, homework help, test preparation and career resources to students and adults in an online platform, through both live sessions (everyday from 3pm to 11pm) and on-demand materials made accessible 24/7. Subjects include english, science, math, social studies and grammar. Tutor.com is also a powerful test preparation platform, offering help with a variety of exams such as the SAT.