Homework Help & Learning Resources

Students, are you working on a school paper, studying for an exam, or just learning about something interesting? Parents and teachers, are you looking for lesson resources or inspiration? The library has what you need!

Practice for an exam with Learning Express Library, search newspaper articles from around the world with Newsbank, download lesson plans from Scholastic Teachables, or have fun learning with PBS Kids. And the best part is you can use these resources anywhere you can connect to the internet.

If you need help, just click on the chat button below, text us at (270) 279-1526, email us at [email protected], or call us at (270) 684-0211.

NOTE: Where indicated by (Login required), you will need your library barcode number or username and PIN.

Bill Nye the Science Guy
https://billnye.com/
Explores matters of science ranging from simple mechanics to the human digestive system.

Britannica Academic and Britannica School
https://www.dcplibrary.org (Login required)
An accurate, current, and comprehensive encyclopedia with articles geared towards elementary, middle, high school, and college students.

CBeebies
https://us.cbeebies.com/
Helps preschoolers learn while they play fun games, watch clips, sing songs and make things with their favorite CBeebies characters and show.

Discovery Education
https://www.discoveryeducation.com/community/virtual-field-trips/
These virtual events let educators take students to amazing places and give them remarkable experiences, without ever leaving the classroom.

Disney Junior
http://disneyjunior.disney.com.au/
Play games and activities and watch videos from your favorite Disney Junior shows.

Exploratorium
https://www.exploratorium.edu/
A public learning laboratory exploring the world through science, art, and human perception.

Funbrain
https://www.funbrain.com/
Created for kids in grades Pre-K through 8 and offers hundreds of games, books, comics, and videos that develop skills in math, reading, problem-solving, and literacy.

Gale Virtual Reference Library
https://www.dcplibrary.org (Login required)
Provides access to educational e-books for students, researchers, professionals, and general readers.

Highlights Kids
https://www.highlightskids.com/
Helps children become their best selves by publishing content and creating experiences that engage, delight, and foster learning.

History Classroom
https://www.history.com/classroom
Offers resources for teachers, parents and students including education guides, learning tools, and links to educational content.

How Stuff Works
https://www.howstuffworks.com/
Provides easy-to-understand answers and explanations of how the world actually works.

iCivics
https://www.icivics.org/
Works to ensure every student in America receives a quality and engaging civic education and graduates from high school well-prepared and enthusiastic for citizenship.

Khan Academy
https://www.khanacademy.org/
Offers practice exercises, instructional videos, and a personalized learning dashboard that empowers learners to study at their own pace in and outside of the classroom.

Learning Express Library 3.0
https://www.dcplibrary.org (Login required)
Organized into targeted learning centers, Learning Express Library supports those looking to improve core academic skills, pass tests such as the ACT or AP tests, prepare for college, find a job, or obtain occupational certification.

Library of Congress
https://www.loc.gov/
The largest library in the world, with millions of books, recordings, photographs, newspapers, maps, and manuscripts in its collections.

National Geographic Kids
https://kids.nationalgeographic.com/
The National Geographic Society uses the power of science, exploration, education, and storytelling to illuminate and protect the wonder of our world.

Newsbank
https://www.dcplibrary.org (Login required)
A comprehensive collection of local, regional, national, and international newspapers.

Nick Jr.
http://www.nickjr.com/
Play preschool learning games and watch episodes and videos that feature Nick Jr. shows.

The Old Farmer’s Almanac for Kids
https://www.almanac.com/kids
Free stories and cool activities to explore.

PBS Kids
https://pbskids.org/
Activities, tips, crafts, and more for learning at home.

Scholastic Teachables
https://www.dcplibrary.org (Login required)
Offers access to thousands of worksheets, resources, printables, and lesson plans for grades pre-K to 6.

Science News for Students
https://www.sciencenewsforstudents.org/
Dedicated to providing age-appropriate, topical science news to learners, parents, and educators.

Sesame Street
https://www.sesamestreet.org/
Helping kids grow smarter, stronger, and kinder.

Smithsonian’s History Explorer
https://historyexplorer.si.edu/
Offers hundreds of free, innovative online resources for teaching and learning American history.

Starfall
https://www.starfall.com/h/
Provides free and low-cost experiences whereby children can successfully learn through exploration.

Teaching American History
https://teachingamericanhistory.org/resources/teacher-resources/lesson-plans/neh/
Sponsors a variety of resources, courses, and programs to help classroom teachers improve their knowledge of American history, government, civics, and ideas through the use of primary documents.

World Book Early Learning
https://www.dcplibrary.org (Login required)
Provides interactive and playful content for emergent learners.

 
 
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