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Online Resources

The library offers a variety of specialized online resources targeted for children that may help with developing reading skills, homework assignments and information literacy.

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Live Homework Help from

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When you just "don't get it," homework can be very frustrating. KCPL is here to help with Live Homework Help, a free online tutoring service from Students in kindergarten through college introduction level can get free, immediate assistance from qualified tutors from 2 p.m. to midnight, seven days a week. Log in via our website using your library card. more information...

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TumbleBook Library

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Aimed primarily at young readers and readers to be, these animated stories encourage a love of reading. Puzzles and games are also accompany many stories. more information...

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Searchasaurus, Kids Search and Student Research Center

These three EBSCO search interfaces are meant to help children and students with their research. Searchasaurus is the most simplistic while Student Research Center contains the most complex search options. Most of the same information is found on all three of these databases but in different degrees of complexity and in different formats.

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Place for the beginning searcher to find magazine articles, newspaper articles, encyclopedia entries and more on a variety of topics ranging from animals to history to stories. Lexile (reading) levels of the information found go up to Grade 5. more information...

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A place to find magazine articles, biographies, images and more on a variety of topics for students in grades K-8. It is similar to Searchasaurus but includes more categories/topics to search (such as geography and languages arts) and more advanced search options. more information...

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A place to find general information on a variety of topics (business, current events, math, technology, etc.) from a variety of sources (newspapers, magazines, encyclopedias, primary source documents and more). For the more advanced student searcher (middle - high school). more information...

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Learning Express Library

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If you want to score high on standardized tests, this interactive database will give you the practice you need. Tests range from the ACT, SAT, GED, civil service, postal service and much more. Provided by the West Virginia Library Commission. more information...

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