Homework Help

Struggling with an assignment? We've got what you need right here! Below are links to databases and websites to help you find those answers. Not finding what you need? Call the Reference Desk at 781-631-1481 or stop by the library. Our Reference Staff is always around to answer questions.

Library Databases

Biography in Context Find full-text biographical information on over half a million people from all periods of history and from every geographical region.

EBSCO has 17 databases to find articles in over 17,000 magazines, newspapers and journals online. Or find maps, photos, transcripts and more. Databases are MasterFILE Premier, Academic Search Elite, Primary (school) Search, Middle (school) Search Plus, EBSCO Animals, Funk & Wagnall's New World Encyclopedia, Newspaper Source, Business Source Premier, Regional Business News, Professional Development Collection, ERIC, Health Source-Consumer Edition, MEDLINE, Health Source-Nursing/Academic Edition, Clinical Pharmacology, History Resource Center, and Science Resource Center.

Fifties, Sixties, Seventies, Eighties and Nineties in America lets you search for historic information about events in America during the decades 1950 through and including the 1990′s. Published by Salem Press of Pasadena, CA, publishers of reference books and online databases. (Abbot Library also has the print version of these volumes.)

Gale has 30 databases to find full-text articles and other information about biographies, business, literature and the arts, health, sports, social sciences, the humanities, science, technology and more. Includes databases for kids. These databases are funded by the State of Massachusetts.

Gale Virtual Reference Library
Search a collection of over a hundred reference titles in a variety of subject areas such as business and careers, education, fashion, food, film & television, geography, history, law & government, literature, medicine, philosophy, psychology, religion, science & technology and sociology. Titles for young people as well as for adults are included.

Learning Express Practice Tests has interactive skill-building practice tests and courses based on official exams such as the SAT, ACT, GRE, GED, LSAT, TOEFL, Real Estate Agent or Broker exam, U.S. Citizenship, Police & Firefighter exams and many more.

Literary Reference Center gives users a broad spectrum of information on thousands of authors and their works across literary disciplines and timeframes.

MANGO Languages
Learn a new language! Mango offers lessons in 44 languages, including English.

Massachusetts History Online has articles about Massachusetts history from a selection of Massachusetts and national journals continually updated. Articles are available back to 1980.

Milestone Documents in American History has over 130 iconic documents from the Revolutionary era to the twenty-first century. (Abbot Library also has the print version of this information.)

Points of View Reference Center gives students multiple sides of a current issue. Each of 250 topics, has an overview (objective background/description), point (argument),counterpoint (opposing argument), and Critical Thinking Guide.

Reference USA provides listings for 24 million U.S. business locations and 262 million consumers. Search businesses by name, location, industry and size; search consumers by location, estimated income, interests and shopping habits. Ideal for marketers, entrepreneurs, job seekers, consumers, researchers, students, news media, law firms for patent research, and corporate market research.

Helpful Links

Marblehead High School Summer Reading – http://mhslibrary.marbleheadschools.org/SummerReading

Marblehead Veterans Middle School Summer Reading – http://mvms.marbleheadschools.org/teachers/lutwak/summerreading

Banned Book Assignment Suggested Reading List –
http://www.ala.org/bbooks/top-100-bannedchallenged-books-2000-2009

Banned Classic Books Assignment –
http://www.ala.org/bbooks/frequentlychallengedbooks/classics