New Brunswick Free Public Library

60 Livingston Ave
New Brunswick NJ 08901
732.745.5108
nbfpl@lmxac.org

New Brunswick Free Public Library

Study Hall

Tutors

Tutors from the Rutgers Tutoring Plus program are often available in our Teen Room and/or Children's Room after school, to help with homework on all subjects for all grade levels. No appointment is necessary, but feel free to call ahead to ensure tutor availability. (732-745-5108 ext.20 for the Reference Desk.) Tutors are only available when Rutgers is in session. Their usual hours are from 3:00 to 7pm Mondays - Thursdays and 3:00 to 5pm on Fridays, with occasional weekend hours.

For additional resources, here is a link to a database of state-approved supplemental educational service providers (also known as tutors).


Research Resources

EBSCO picStudent Research Center (for grades 6 and up)
(Access limited to in library use, or accessed through JerseyClicks.com)
Search for current events and do research for your homework projects. Includes subjects such as sports, social studies, math, and science.

World Book Online Info Finder
(Use your New Brunswick library card number as your log-in number to access from home.)
For school-aged students doing homework and research. Based on the World Book Encyclopedia, the site features rich multimedia, a collection of age-appropriate science fair projects, a Biography Center, virtual tours, video showcases, links to current events and world newspapers, etc.

World Book Discover
(Use your New Brunswick library card number as your log-in number to access from home.)
Designed for ESL, ELL and adult literacy students. Students can hear articles read aloud, translate the articles into 30+ different languages, and watch interactive videos of various subjects.

Hispanica
(Use your New Brunswick library card number as your log-in number to access from home.)
A comprehensive Spanish-language encyclopedia that includes nearly 100,000 articles, along with thousands of images, maps, videos and interactive media. It is designed for native Spanish speakers, bilingual students, and ESL/ELL program participants.

JerseyClicks
This is a portal to multiple databases: Provided by the NJ State Library, patrons can log on with their library card number to access full text articles on Health, Business, Education, History and also magazine and newspaper articles.

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Helpful Websites

General Homework Help

B.J. Pinchbeck's Homework Helper
"If you can't find it here, you just can't find it."

Edsitement
"EDSITEment offers a treasure trove for teachers, students, and parents searching for high-quality material on the Internet in the subject areas of literature and language arts, foreign languages, art and culture, and history and social studies."

Encyclopedia
"Encyclopedia.com has more than 100 trusted sources, including encyclopedias, dictionaries, and thesauruses with facts, definitions, biographies, synonyms, pronunciation keys, word origins, and abbreviations."

Fact Monster
A homework-help resource from Information Please®.

Khan Academy
"Students can make use of our extensive video library, practice exercises, and assessments from any computer with access to the web... Our library of videos covers K-12 math, science topics such as biology, chemistry, and physics, and even reaches into the humanities with playlists on finance and history."

Topic-specific Sites:

Atlapedia Online
"Atlapedia® Online contains full color physical maps, political maps as well as key facts and statistics on countries of the world."

Biographical Dictionary
"S9.com is a Wikipedia type system and everyone can edit biographies or even create their own. S9.com was established in 1997 and since then has grown into one of the largest biography sites on the planet."

Encyclopedia Mythica
"Please enter the award-winning internet encyclopedia of mythology, folklore, and religion. Here you will find everything from A-gskw to Zveda Vechanyaya, with plenty in between."

50 States Facts
"... quick access to a variety of state specific facts and other useful information!"

Math.com
"Math.com is dedicated to providing revolutionary ways for students, parents, teachers, and everyone to learn math."

National Geographic Maps
"The National Geographic Society has been inspiring people to care about the planet since 1888. It is one of the largest non-profit scientific and educational institutions in the world." This page provides many different kinds of maps to explore different aspects of the world around us.

Webmath
"Webmath is a math-help web site that generates answers to specific math questions and problems, as entered by a user, at any particular moment... In addition to the answers, Webmath also shows the student how to arrive at the answer. "

World Factbook
"The World Factbook provides information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 267 world entities. Our Reference tab includes: maps of the major world regions, as well as Flags of the World, a Physical Map of the World, a Political Map of the World, and a Standard Time Zones of the World map.

Looking into Further Education:

Best Online Colleges
This site is designed to guide you "toward challenging, satisfying academic programs that will propel your career into the future."

College Board
"We're a not-for-profit membership organization committed to excellence and equity in education. Our mission is to connect students to college success and opportunity."

My College Guide
This site provides "students with detailed information on over 130 colleges", offers "new, fresh content", and encourages "student involvement, questions and opinions."

Online Courses
"OnlineCourses.com aggregates the best free and open courseware for students and professionals, all in a conveniently searchable online courseware platform."

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Regular Hours: Mon-Thurs: 10am-9pm; Fri & Sat: 10am-5pm; Sunday*: 1-5pm (*except in Summer)