The Highland Park Library offers many databases to assist students with research or learning objectives they are working on for school. These online resources can easily be found on the Library’s Homework Help web page and accessed with your HP Library card number and PIN.
EBSCO Explora for Elementary and High School
Explora Elementary is designed specifically for K to 5th grade students. This version highlights relevant, reliable, and age-appropriate content that’s easy and fun for young learners to search and explore.
Explora High School is designed specifically for high school students. This version features relevant and reliable content and easy-to-use functionality to help high school students successfully complete their research.
EBSCO LearningExpress Library
LearningExpress Library offers skill-building resources for homework success for elementary, middle, and high school students in the School Center. Students can also access test prep materials available for SAT, ACT, GMAT, GRE, and more in the College Admissions Prep Tests Center. You will need to create an account to access these materials, and to save your progress on this website.
Gale Opposing View Points In Context
Opposing Viewpoints In Context is a rich resource of primary source information for students in debate class, who are writing opinion-based essays for English class, and for general research. The database includes pro/con viewpoints, reference articles, interactive maps, infographics, and more.
World Book Kids
World Book Kids is an online resource developed especially for primary students. World Book Kids has easy-to-read articles, thousands of images and videos, as well as a wealth of engaging games, science projects, and activities. This is a great resource for keeping kids entertained, as well as learning!
Credo Reference allows users to access hundreds of in-depth subject encyclopedias and handbooks covering every major subject from accounting to art history and Shakespeare to Einstein. Topic Pages for background information and Mind Maps that visually show relationships between topics and keywords make deeper investigation easy.
BrainFuse HelpNow - Online Tutor
With HelpNow, students in kindergarten through introductory college can receive assistance from live, online tutors using an interactive, virtual whiteboard to chat, write, draw, and copy/paste. Tutors are available online Monday through Sunday from 2:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Highland Park Library staff are available by phone and email, Tuesday - Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., during the Library’s temporary closure to assist patrons with their information needs, answer questions about library cards, issue library cards, and offer consultations on accessing digital services.
Please reach out to Library staff in the following ways: