Brainfuse Live Online Homework Help

Free live help for students and learners of all ages, available from any computer! HelpNow provides live tutoring in English, math, science and social studies, elementary through adult levels; help with student papers and resumes; SAT/ACT/citizenship test prep; career resources and more. Spanish-speaking tutors available. Remote access available to Springfield City Library cardholders only.

Learning Express (Learn-A-Test)

Practice for such tests as the SAT and AP, ASVAB, Civil Service, TOEFL, and many others in the privacy of your home. Register with your library card number and a password of your choice. Springfield City Library cardholders only. Note: The new version 3.0 is now available. All users must register as new users on LearningExpress Library version 3.0. Version 2.0 logins will not work on version 3.0. In addition, any tests, tutorials, or eBooks saved in version 2.0 will not migrate to the new platform.

Kids InfoBits (Grade K-5)

Meets the research needs of students in Kindergarten through Grade 5. These encyclopedia and magazine articles offers tidbits of information in a click-on-the-picture format. This format allows children to narrow their topic, but young children will need help reading the articles.

InfoTrac Junior Edition (Middle School)

This friendly database helps middle school students find encyclopedia, magazine, and newspaper articles on current events, the arts, science, popular culture, health, people, government, history, sports and more.

InfoTrac Student Edition (High School)

This database offers access to encyclopedia, magazine, and newspaper articles appropriate for high school students searching for information on current events, the arts, science, popular culture, health, people, government, history, sports and more.

Gale Virtual Reference Library

A mix of dozens of full-text reference books covering the arts, biography, business, the environment, history, literature, medicine, multicultural studies, geography, and science. Full Reference Title List.

Encyclopedia Britannica for Kids (Fifth Grade +)

The information in this database is most appropriate for children in fifth grade and up. Younger children will likely require adult assistance to read and understand the information. Includes content from Compton’s by Britannica, Britannica Elementary Encyclopedia, and Merriam-Webster’s Student Dictionary and Thesaurus. .

Encyclopedia Britannica Online School Edition

Now with responsive design that maximizes display depending on device. Comprehensive encyclopedia meeting the reference needs for pre-K through high school students with separate interfaces for each level. Includes Elementary, Middle and School Editions and Learning Zone for ages 4 to 7. Elementary edition links to Learning Zone.

Encyclopedia Britannica for Elementary School (Late Third Grade +)

This database offers many “click through” options, reducing the need for typing or spelling. The information is clear and brief. There are many photos. Younger children will enjoy exploring this resource with an adult. Topics include: Animals, Language Arts, Plants and Other Living Things, Social Studies, World Religions, Fine Arts, Places, Science and Mathematics, and Sports and Hobbies.

Encyclopedia Britannica Middle School Edition

Now with responsive design that maximizes display depending on device. Comprehensive encyclopedia meeting the reference needs for pre-K through high school students with separate interfaces for each level.

Encyclopedia Britannica High School Edition

Now with responsive design that maximizes display depending on device. Comprehensive encyclopedia meeting the reference needs for pre-K through high school students with separate interfaces for each level.

Encyclopedia Britannica Learning Zone

An interactive learning environment for ages 4 to 7 that gives early learners enjoyable, engaging, and developmentally appropriate activities. Includes atlas, art activities, games and learning materials, audio and video, and vocabulary builders and more. Accessible from Elementary Edition.

Spanish

Encyclopedia Britannica: Spanish Edition Escolar (K-8)

Enrich the learning of elementary students with the virtual environment of Britannica Escolar Online featuring interactive games, articles, videos, multimedia, maps and much more!

Encyclopedia Britannica: Spanish Edition Moderna (9-12)

The most comprehensive encyclopedia in the Spanish language, includes over 50,000 encyclopedia articles plus images, maps, and tables. Complete with a dictionary, atlas, and timelines, it’s the perfect resource for native Spanish speakers, bilingual students, and students learning Spanish.


The Springfield City Library does not offer tutoring for children. The Springfield Public Schools request that parents ask their child’s teacher about tutoring options available through the School Department.