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DML Magazine Summer 2020
Imagination Library

Your Library has so many options for quality, age-appropriate, FREE online learning. We’ve sorted out a sampling of some of our favorites.

You will need a Dayton Metro Library card number and PIN, or an eCard, to access these resources outside the Library. Some of the self-paced options also require you to set up an account, so you can save your progress and return again as needed.

General Reference Reading or Literature Languages Math Science Social Studies Geography History Biography Arts Current Events Government Careers + Technology

For Young Children Ages 3 - 6 (PreK)

EARLY WORLD OF LEARNING
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Stories, videos, songs, and games to improve reading and comprehension skills for preschoolers and early elementary grades.
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Especially Good for Elementary Students

CULTURE GRAMS **
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Pictures, reports, fun facts, even a “kid’s eye view” of what life is like in different countries all around the world.
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EXPLORA PRIMARY SCHOOL
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Easy and fun for young learners to search and explore lots of different topics for reports and school projects.
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KIDS INFOBITS***
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Learn about current events, the arts, science, health, people, government, history, sports and more for students in Kindergarten through Grade 5.
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NOVELIST K-8 **
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Recommended fiction and nonfiction reading lists for elementary and middle school students and educators. Search by age range from dozens of topics and genres.
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TUMBLE BOOKS (K-6)
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This exciting eBook library features animated stories, chapter book read-alongs, games and more – all designed to build reading and literacy skills in grades K-6.
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Especially Good for Older Students

BIOGRAPHY REFERENCE BANK
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Biographies, obituaries, and photographs of individuals both living and deceased, updated monthly. Searchable by time period, profession, place of origin, or birth and death dates.
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CAREER CRUISING ***
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Explore your career and educational options with self-assessment tests that match your skills and interests with career possibilities. Create your own plan, search for available jobs and more.
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EXPLORA SECONDARY SCHOOL
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Easy-to-use resource for high school students to conduct research on a wide variety of topics.
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HELPNOW *
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Homework help for elementary through high school students in all subject areas. Includes skills-building, test prep, and a 24-hour writing lab. Live, on-demand, one-on-one tutoring is available every day from 2-11 PM.
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LYNDA.COM ***
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Experts teach on-demand, self-paced video courses on all kinds of technology, business and creative topics.
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MANGO LANGUAGES &
TRANSPARENT LANGUAGE
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Two great options for language learners. Both offer self-paced instruction in more than 100 languages, focused on practical conversation. English language instruction geared for speakers of over 25 other languages, too.
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POINTS OF VIEW REFERENCE CENTER
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Analyze current events and controversial topics with objective overviews and opposing arguments.
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SCIENCE REFERENCE CENTER
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Designed for student researchers, Science Reference Center contains full text for hundreds of science magazines, journals, encyclopedias, reference books, and a vast collection of images.
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VERY SHORT INTRODUCTIONS
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Concise introductions to a huge range of subjects, written by experts who combine facts, analysis, and new ideas to make challenging topics highly readable.
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* You’ll need your Library Card #  |   ** You’ll need your Library Card # and PIN
*** You’ll need to set up an account to save and return to your progress. Follow the instructions on each site, or call 937.463.2665 for help.

HelpNow provides lessons and guidance in these general subject areas:

  • Math (including Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry, Trigonometry, and Calculus)
  • Reading Comprehension/Grammar/Vocabulary
  • Science (including Biology, Chemistry, Physics, and Earth Science)
  • Social Studies (including US History, and World History)
  • English/Language Arts/Literature
  • Writing Assistance
  • Spanish Language Help

Need more indepth help? HelpNow also has:

  • Custom Flashcards
  • Online Study Groups
  • Live Tutoring Daily, 2:00 - 11:00pm
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LOOKING FOR SUPPORT FOR YOUR STUDENT?

HelpNow by Brainfuse is just one resource - and it’s a great one! HelpNow offers an extensive collection of lessons, video tutorials and practice tests on all the basic subjects. Plus, there’s live, on-demand, one-on-one tutoring, available 2:00 - 11:00 pm seven days a week!

Middle and high school students who are proficient in online interaction can work independently with a HelpNow tutor; younger students may need a parent or caregiver to facilitate the interaction.

Don't take our word for it, take a look and try HelpNow today.

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