Learning Tools for Kids & Teens

Need help? Try one of the resources below! You can use them in the library, or access them from home with your BRPL card. Need to get or renew a BRPL card?
  1. For Kids
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Homework help (K-12); live professional tutors online 12:00 m - 12:00 am daily; Share your computer screen to work through problems together, or drop-off your math or writing assignment for review. Spanish-speaking tutors available.

 

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Encyclopedia content designed for students' homework and research needs. Features multimedia on a variety of topics, science fair projects, biography, timelines, links to world newspapers, atlas, dictionary and more.

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Novelist K-8
Reading recommendations (K-8); includes book reviews and Lexile scores.

 

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Animated, talking picture books, games, and puzzles that teach kids the joy of reading in a format they'll love.

 

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eBooks and eAudiobooks for download to a computer or your mobile devices. Items return themselves - no late fees. Includes popular series like Harry Potter, Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Percy Jackson and others.
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eBooks written for kids and teens on a number of coding and programing languages, including: Ruby, Python, JavaScript, PHP, C++ and more.
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Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics books for Grades 4 - 12.
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Introduces elementary school students to database searching with easy-to-use resources featuring age-appropriate, curriculum-related content.

 

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Research; includes magazines, newspapers, and reference books geared toward Grades 6 - 8.


Free Live Tutors!
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Tutor.com
Homework help (K-12); live, professional tutors online 12:00 pm - 12:00 am daily. Share your computer screen to work through problems together, or drop-off your math or writing assignment for review; ACT/SAT and AP Exam practice tests; college application advise. Spanish-speaking tutors available.

 

Encyclopedias and Textbooks

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World Book Student
Encyclopedia content designed for students' homework and research needs. Features multimedia on a variety of topics: science fair projects, biography, links to world newspapers, atlas, dictionary, timelines and more.

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Gale eBooks
Encyclopedias, almanacs, and textbooks for multiple academic subjects, including Art, Biography, Environment, History, Literature, Medicine, Science, Social Studies, Coding & Computers, S.T.E.A.M., and more.

 

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EBSCO eBook Collection
Mostly non-fiction texts on academic topics, including Literary Criticism, Art, Business, History, Math, Science, more.
Newspaper and Journal Articles 

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Academic OneFile
Peer-reviewed, full-text articles from leading journals and sources, with comprehensive coverage of all academic disciplines. Includes full-text coverage of The New York Times since 1995. Updated daily.

 

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Gale OneFile: High School Edition
Mostly full-text magazine and journal articles, along with reference, newspaper, and audio content.

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Gale in Context: Middle School
Research; includes magazines, newspapers, and reference books geared toward Grades 6 - 8.
History

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U.S. History
Contains reference and multimedia content, plus Primary Sources, about key events and people in U.S. history. Includes scholarly journals and magazines useful to both students and advanced academic researchers.
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History Textbooks
eBook collection covering ancient and modern world history, U.S. history, Primary Sources, pop culture, and more.

 

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World History
Information on the most significant people, events, and topics in World History. Includes authoritative content with full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites.
Social Issues and Debate Topics

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Opposing Viewpoints
Fine full-text articles and essays on today's hottest social issues and current event topics - the facts as well as the arguments. Great for debate class and pros and cons assignments.
Biography

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Biography in Context
Biographical information about contemporary and historical people from magazine and journal articles, primary sources, videos, audio podcasts and images.
Test Prep and Career Guidance

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Learning Express Library 
Practice for over a dozen AP subject exams, ACT, SAT, PSAT, TOEFL, and GED (Spanish language available.) Get help writing a college admissions essay, or with middle and high school math and reading skills. Learn about different careers and take practice entrance exams.

 

Test Prep Center from:
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Tutor.com Test Prep Center
The Test Prep Center's Live Tutor service is open from 12:00 pm to 12:00 am daily, and offers one-on-one, online assisstance in English and in Spanish. Available topics for assistance are SAT, ACT, PSAT, AP Tests, GED, or U.S. Citizenship Test. In addition, the Skills Center is open 24/7 and offers resources on the SAT, ACT, Florida standardized tests, graduate school entrance tests, and more.

Test Prep Center is available on iOS and Android.

 

Petersons Career Prep logoPeterson's Career Prep
Will help guide you through the career-seeking process, from searching for jobs to preparing resumes and cover letters to negotiating job conditions. Learn how to find a new career, land the job, and thrive in your new position. Click on "Register" before logging in for the first time.
Books, Reading and Literary Criticism

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Novelist
Discover books based on your mood, interests and reading level; get book reviews, lists of books in a series, and read-alikes.

 


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LitFinder
Provides access to literary works and authors throughout history and includes more than 130,000 full-text poems and 650,000+ poetry citations, as well as short stories, speeches, and plays.
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Twayne's Authors Online
Features in-depth introductions to the lives of writers and critiques of their works, the history and influence of literary movements and the development of literary genres. Ideal starting point for research papers on literary works and figures.
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A collection of fiction and non-fiction eBooks and audiobooks curated for teen and tween readers.
Science

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Science Textbooks
eBooks covering Forensics, Animal Science, Energy, Chemistry, Genetics, Physical Science, Space Exploration, and other science topics.

 

Coding and Computer Science

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LinkedIn Learning (formerly Lynda.com)
Take complete video courses or watch individual instructional videos on hundreds of technical topics. Subjects include: graphic design, web development, photography, animation, digital music production, MS Office, computer software, more. See FAQ's

You will need a PIN from the library to create an account.

 

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Coding and Computer Science Textbooks
eBooks written for kids and teens on a number of coding and programing languages, including: Ruby, Python, JavaScript, PHP, C++ and more.

 

S.T.E.A.M. 

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S.T.E.A.M. Textbooks
eBooks on Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics for Grades 4 - 12.