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Biography in Context (Gale)

A comprehensive database of biographical information on more than 185,000 people throughout history, around the world, and across all disciplines and subject areas. 

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Brainfuse Live Homework Tutoring

Live help from 2-11 PM and 24/7 access allow students to receive live, one-on-one assistance from tutors in English/Language Arts, Math, Science, and Social Studies. Skills-building sessions are also available for students who have academic needs that extend beyond homework help. Tutoring is available in English and in Spanish.

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Brainfuse Online Writing Assistance

Live Writing Assistance: Create sign up credentials (no personal information required) to receive live writing assistance in the Brainfuse online classroom, where tutors will offer writing help such as organization of outlines and developing general themes.
Premium Writing Lab: Securely submit papers via Brainfuse’s file sharing feature (no email address required) and writing experts will carefully analyze your paper with respect to voice, word choice, content, sentence fluency, and organization. Papers (complete with constructive comments) are returned within 24 hours.

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Brainfuse Skillsurfer

This service helps students address academic needs that run deeper than homework help. With Skills Building, Brainfuse tutors help students master core academic skills through state-aligned lessons, covering various grade levels and academic topics. In addition to live help, the SkillSurfer learning library contains thousands of video lessons, quizzes, and tests to help students master academic concepts.

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CultureGrams

Cultural and geographical information on more than 200 countries including their history, statistics, maps, and flags. Select Kids' Edition for a kid's-eye view of daily life in countries around the world. Explore the United States and discover state flags, maps, sports teams, recipes, symbols, songs and more.

 

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Explora Elementary and Middle School (EBSCO)

A research database for elementary and middle school students, featuring encyclopedias, a dictionary, magazine articles, pictures, and more.

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Flipster

Check out and read full-color eMagazines in your browser or open in the Flipster app on your mobile device. Flipster FAQ

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hoopla digital

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Houston Chronicle from NewsBank (Search 10/29/1985-Current)

Search or browse text-only digital issues of the Houston Chronicle from 1985 to the present.

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International Wildlife Encyclopedia

Thousands of species of mammals, birds, reptiles, fish, amphibians, and invertebrates are discussed as well as major biomes and habitats. Fact file boxes provide scientific classification and physical data.

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Khan Academy

More than 1800 video tutorials for math, science, history, finance, and test preparation. The content is presented in 10-20 minute chunks especially designed for viewing on the computer, as opposed to longer videos presenting a conventional lecture.

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Khan Academy en Español

Aprende cualquier cosa, gratis

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Learning Express Library (Practice Tests)

Study for and practice the GED, ASVAB, SAT, ACT, and TASP tests, STAAR and TAKS, occupation exams, and many more. Create a personalized account to use these and other resources, like the Computer Skills Center featuring Microsoft Office tutorial videos, and to keep track of your progress in courses and practice tests.
Not in Library: To sign up, click on "Register," then enter your FBCL library card number to proceed to the registration page. 

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Lincoln Library Biography and History Collection

These six databases provide biographical information on sports champions, Greek and Roman mythological figures, men and women who shaped the world, important people and events in American history, and biographies of people around the world. All six databases can be searched at the same time. 

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New Handbook of Texas Online

Search or browse through articles on Texas history, geography, culture, and biographies of famous Texans.

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NewsBank World Access

Discover news and historical articles from America's News and newspapers from around the world. Resources include the Houston Chronicle and collected Special Reports on current events.

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OverDrive

Enjoy eBooks and eAudiobooks in your browser or in OverDrive's easy-to-use "Libby" mobile app. OverDrive eBooks can be downloaded in Kindle format. OverDrive FAQ

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Sesame Street

Sesame Street eBooks

More than 100 eBooks based on Sesame Street's early childhood curriculum, always available in your browser. Read eBooks, listen to eAudiobooks, read and play with interactive eBooks, or read and watch animated eBooks. All selections are always available!
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