Homework Help, Testing & Careers

Homework Help

Academic OneFile - Geared toward older students, faculty, and researchers, contains over 12,000 journals and reference sources, many of which are peer-reviewed and full text. Academic OneFile has extensive coverage of the physical sciences, technology, medicine, social sciences, the arts, theology, literature and more. Academic OneFile also includes some major reference sets including Gale Encyclopedia of Science, Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine, and Encyclopedia of World Biography.

eLibrary Elementary - A general reference resource for students in grades K-5 with access to 200+ magazines, newspapers, reference books, images and more. Includes the DK Eyewitness series, Biomes Atlases, Biographies for Beginners and many other high quality resources. Available from home.


Our subscription to GROLIER ONLINE (link opens in new window) through the NOVELny program includes:

  • Encyclopedia Americana
  • Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia
  • The New Book of Knowledge
    • Amazing Animals of the World contains reference and media materials on 1200 animals for grades 2 and up.
    • America the Beautiful has State-by-State geographical, historical and cultural reference as well as information about U.S. Presidents, and Native American people.
    • La Nueva Enciclopedia Cumbreis a comprehensive encyclopedia for Spanish speakers.
    • Lands and Peoples
    • The New Book of Popular Science

Kids InfoBits - This database for students in kindergarten through grade 5 features a kid-friendly graphic interface with full-text content from elementary reference sources and magazines. Kids InfoBits covers geography, current events, the arts and sciences, people, government, history, and more. Available from home.

Opposing Viewpoints in Context - A comprehensive social issues database providing pro/con viewpoint articles, reference information, statistics, journal and newspaper articles, images, and web links to develop and enhance critical thinking skills for everything from social studies projects to debate preparation.Available from home.

TumbleBooks Ebooks for Kids - TumbleBooks is an online collection of animated, talking picture books which are created from existing picture books. TumbleBooks also includes a collection of full length, unabridged classics in audio format and a small collection of books in French, Spanish, Russian, and Chinese. Also available are puzzles, games and quizzes. Create a list of Favorites for easy access or preload a number of TumbleBooks in an online player in order to be played one after another. The entire site can also be viewed in Spanish and French.

Requires a Flash plug-in to view and hear animation which can be downloaded for free from the TumbleBooks Help page.

Testing & Careers

Learning Express Library - This instructional database assists patrons of all ages prepare for a variety of academic and civil service tests, including SAT, GED, ASVAB, clerical worker, police officer, firefighter, postal worker and real estate practice tests. There are math, reading, and writing skill-building resources for all students. Job seekers can receive help in creating a resume and cover letter and tips on preparing for a job.

Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing® - For Library Use only on designated computers.
Practice on Library computers to improve your keyboarding speed and accuracy with this popular program. Funded by the Tompkins County Public Library.

E-Source Home

Updated title and category lists and descriptions of database content are available at Finger Lakes Library System's E-Source Home.

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Page last modified Aug 23, 2017