HelpNow from Brainfuse - In addition to free one-on-one tutoring from 1 to 11 p.m. daily, HelpNow includes tutorials, writing critiques, practice tests, and foreign language help.
Learning Express Library - Practice, lessons, and study aids to help you do your best in school.
Citing & evaluating resources - Check out this info before writing a paper.
If you don't know which library resource to use or can't find an answer to your research question, ask a librarian! Email, chat or text us. Call us toll-free at 877-SNO-ISLE (877-766-4753) during library hours. Or visit your library and ask at the front desk for help finding what you need to complete your homework assignment.

History & Biography

Information and resources about historical events and people from throughout history.

Biography in Context - Biographical information on people from throughout history and today. Read news stories, view videos and find primary sources for homework.

U.S. History in Context - United States history from pre-colonial times to the present. Content is aligned with WA State Curriculum standards.

World History in Context - A complete overview of world history with subjects such as civilization, religion, economics and war. Content is aligned with WA State Curriculum standards

Booklists - History, Egypt, Greece, Rome, Middle Ages, Civil War, Colonial America, Pioneer Life

Local History

Discover photos of your community to support a local history assignment.

Historical Photo Archive - The photo preservation project is produced by Sno-Isle Libraries in partnership with historical organizations in Snohomish and Island Counties, and the Everett Herald. This archive continues to grow as more images are digitized.

Booklists - Chapter books set in Washington, Picture books set in the Northwest


Information and resources about countries, states and maps.

CultureGrams - Country and state information that includes data tables, photos, videos, interviews, recipes, flags and other resources for homework assignments.

National Geographic Kids - This collection brings together full issues of National Geographic Kids magazine, 200 National Geographic Kids books, and 500 pictures for use with school assignments.

Booklists - Food, Cooking Traditions, and Customs from Around the World

General Reference Resources

These resources have information ranging from a wide variety of topics to support homework in art, history, math and much more.



eLibrary - A broad collection of images, video, eBooks, and articles from newspapers and magazines to support research topics. Students will also find maps, graphics, interactives, dictionaries, thesauri, encyclopedias, almanacs, atlases, and timelines.

Explora for Kids - Includes articles, essays, and primary source documents organized by popular topic and easy-to-browse categories.

Gale Virtual Reference Library - Full text reference eBooks on the arts, business, environment, history, law, medicine, multicultural studies, nation and the world, religion, science and social science. Mobile App: iPhone/iPad Android

SIRS Discoverer - Articles and graphics for students in grades 1-9. Need ideas for your science fair project? Looking for a good map for your state report? Here you will find information on your topic of interest at your reading level.

Student Resources in Context - Information on all core subjects from Science to Literature to History. Content is aligned to curriculum. This resource removes the risk of the open Web while delivering an authoritative multimedia selection of content — primary sources, overviews, videos, and interactives.

Social Issues

Solid information to make your case in a pro/con debate or essay, or just learn more about different points of view.

Global Issues in Context - Provides a global perspective while tying together a wealth of authoritative content, empowering learners to critically analyze and understand the most important issues of the modern world.

Opposing Viewpoints in Context - Focuses on issues in the news and articles from many points of view (pro and con) about social issues and current events. Content is aligned with WA State Curriculum standards.

English Language Arts

Resources to support assignments on books and authors.

ProQuest Learning: Literature - Find works of poetry, prose, and drama from around the world. Also includes author biographies and multimedia, literary criticisms, essays, reviews and interviews.

Novelist K-8 - Look here for the next great book to read on your Lexile level or to discover read-alikes.

Novelist Plus - Find nonfiction, including narrative nonfiction and fiction books for school on every topic and for every age level. Educators will also find curriculum connections and book discussion guides.

Science & Mathematics

Information about astronomy, biomes, biology, earth sciences, life sciences and more to support coursework.

Science in Context - Engaging online resource that includes millions of full-text articles, images, videos and audio files on hundreds of science topics, as well as 200+ science experiments and projects.

Science Reference Center - Topics covered include biology, chemistry, earth & space science, environmental science, health & medicine, history of science, life science, physics, science & society, science as inquiry, scientists, technology and wildlife. Content is correlated to state and national curriculum standards.

Grzimek's Animal Life - Discover over 4000 species of animals, find pictures and learn about what they do, how they evolved and where they live.

Booklists - Animals, Science, Mathematics

World Languages

Learn a new language, or practice a language you are learning in school.

Mango Languages - Lessons using real-life situations and actual conversations to more effectively teach language. Create your own user account to track your learning. Courses in 45 languages, including Arabic, Mandarin Chinese, Dari, Farsi, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Pashto, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Thai, Turkish, Urdu, Vietnamese, even Pirate!

Magazines & Newspapers

Get access to thousands of magazines and newspapers to support homework assignments.

New York Times Historical - 1851-2009 - Want to read what the newspaper printed on your birthday in 1867? Find it here.

Sno-Isle Libraries Magazine Collection - Sno-Isle Libraries offers 3 ways to read magazines and articles: Printed subscription magazines that you can read in library or check out and read at home; Searchable full-text articles; Digital magazines featuring online viewing of the original magazine layout at RBdigital.

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