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Library Databases and Reference Resources

The sources below require a valid Stark County District Library card for their use
Be sure to check out more research help on our DATABASES BY SUBJECT.

Credo Reference Credo Reference is an easy to use tool for research projects and homework. Users may search encyclopedias, dictionaries, thesauri, quotations and subject specific titles. There are 200,000+ images and audio files, and nearly 100 videos. Learning Express Library LearningExpress Library offers interactive courses in computer skills, math, reading, writing, practice tests and more.



English & Language Arts

AntiStudy: Free Book Summaries
Over 5000 free book notes and chapter summaries online. Searches SparkNotes, CliffsNotes, and over a dozen other sites to find study guides for the book you're reading in school.  

Book Rags
Similar to Schmoop and Cliffs Notes, Book Rags provides summaries, plot analysis, and other information for students writing papers about books.

Guide to Grammar and Writing
No matter how obscure your grammar question, this site can help you. It indexes grammar and writing topics based on your problem, providing sentence-level, paragraph-level, and even paper-level assistance.

OWL: Online Writing Lab
Find clear instructions for overcoming writer's block, gathering information, and writing a great paper. OWL also offers tips on style and avoiding plagiarism.

OWL: MLA 2009 Formatting and Style Guide
This resource, updated to reflect the MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers (7th ed.) and the MLA Style Manual and Guide to Scholarly Publishing (3rd ed.), offers examples for the general format of MLA research papers, in-text citations, endnotes/footnotes, and the Works Cited page.



CoolMath:                                                                                                                                                                            This website uses games to make learning math fun and exciting!

IXL:                                                                                                                                                                                Practice makes perfect, and IXL makes math practice fun! IXL motivates students through interactive games and exercises while keeping teachers and parents informed and involved.

MathPlanet:                                                                                                                                                                        Math planet is an online community where one can study math for free. Take our high school math courses in Pre-algebra,Algebra 1, Algebra 2 and Geometry. We have also prepared practice tests for the SAT and ACT.

Test Preparation

TestPrepReview:                                                                                                                                                                  Your source for free online practice tests.