Homework Resources for Children and Families

Online Resources for Homework Help


Use of these resources requires a valid library card if you are using them outside a Madison Public Library. For more online homework help, see also:
Ancestry Library [connect] [more] [availability]
A public library version of the popular Ancestry.com that contains census data, passenger lists, and birth, marriage and death records. Search by name, by where a person lived or browse by region or states.

EBSCOhost logo
EBSCOhost [connect] [more] [availability]
EBSCOhost includes thousands of indexed magazines, many full-text, for over fifteen years. Magazine coverage ranges from the popular to the academic.

Encyclopedia Britannica School Edition [connect] [more] [availability]
Access age-appropriate reference articles, journals, magazines and more. Teacher resources are also available through this school edition of Encyclopedia Britannica for grades PreK-12.

Escolar [connect] [more] [availability]
A Spanish elementary encyclopedia, containing images, Spanish-language videos, and learning materials specifically designed for younger students.

Gale Virtual Reference Library and Business Plans Handbook [connect] [more] [availability]
Access popular multi-volume reference books, including Business Plans Handbook; Gale Encyclopedia of Everyday Law; Reference Guide to World Literature; Small Business Sourcebook; and more.

HeritageQuest
HeritageQuest [connect] [more] [availability]
HeritageQuest provides access to genealogy records and books, including census data, local histories, tax rolls, cemetery lists, military rosters, and more.

Khan Academy [connect] [more] [availability]
A dashboard that enables learners to study subjects such as math, science, art, history, economics, computer programming, and more, outside of the classroom, and at their own pace. Academy partners include NASA, the Museum of Modern Art, the California Academy of Sciences, and MIT.

LearningExpress Library welcome screen
LearningExpress Library [connect] [more] [availability]
Civil service, high school and college prep & citizenship tests, and other information for career training. Create an account to test and track your progress. Includes TOEFL and some materials in Spanish.

LearningExpress Library welcome screen
LexisNexis Library Express [connect] [more] [availability]
Search a wealth of news, company and financial information, and legal research sources. Some foreign languages available.

LitFinder entry screen
LitFinder [connect] [more] [availability]
Includes thousands of full-text poems, short stories, essays, speeches and plays. Also includes biographies, work summaries, photos, and a glossary.

NoveList K-8 [connect] [more] [availability]
NoveList K-8 meets all the fictional reading needs of kids (0-18) and includes picture books, chapter books, and young adult titles.

Soundzabound [connect] [more] [availability]
Music and sound effects that are copyright compliant, content safe and royalty free for K-12 school use.

Wisconsin Media Lab [connect] [more] [availability]
Video programs for Wisconsin's K-12 students and teachers, available via streaming or download.

Wisconsin's Digital Library For Kids & Teens
Wisconsin's Digital Library For Kids and Teens [connect] [more] [availability]
Overdrive developed this new site just for Kids and Teens. It complements the main digital library site.

Wisconsin's Digital Library, Powered by Overdrive
Wisconsin's Digital Library, Powered by Overdrive [connect] [more] [availability]
Download audiobooks, eBooks, music and videos directly to your computer or for use with a variety of devices. Fiction and nonfiction are included, and many popular titles are available.

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