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Get Ready for School Using Online Tools

It is that time of year when we go to the store to stock up on school supplies and prepare for the first day of school. The Library can help you and your child prepare for the big day.

You can stop in at one of our branches or you can join other savvy library members and access our convenient electronic resources from home.

Students can brush up on their skills with LearningExpress. This e-resource has math, reading, and writing resources for elementary, middle and high school students. There is also a section for college bound students to help them prepare for the ACT and SAT tests, and get help writing their college admissions essay. High school students can also find resources to prepare for the PSAT/NMSQT test and AP exams.

Tutor.com/Live Homework Help offers real tutors online who can help you with your math, science, English and social studies homework. Work out your algebra problems with a math expert, or send your report to an English expert to help with spelling, grammar or sentence structure. In college, or out of school? There are experts standing by to help you with calculus, or even writing résumés and cover letters.

Students working on research projects will find news and journal articles, and facts and figures, using online resources including Research in Context, World Almanac for Kids, Biography in Context, and InfoTrac General OneFile. Try these from home, or ask your librarian for more information about finding just the information you need to write a report, or prepare for a debate topic.