Homework Help for Teens

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Online resources

Academic Search Premier »

Thousands of full text journal/magazine articles, providing access to critical information.


African-American History Online »

A fresh way to explore the full spectrum of African-American history and culture, covering five centuries.


Brainfuse HelpNow »

On-demand, anytime, anywhere learning resources for all ages, including:

  • Live online help from tutors (available daily from 2 to 11 pm)
  • Practice tests for college entrance exams, live assistance filling out FAFSA applications (select Live Tutoring and then choose FAFSA assistance from the Select Grade dropdown)
  • Expert writing assistance
  • A test center with customized study plans
  • A flashcard creator
  • A private virtual study room to share
  • And more

Free app for iOS and Android available. Need help getting started with the app? Watch a video tutorial »


Chicago Tribune: current (1985-present), online (2017-present) & historical (1849-1997)

Current, online, and historical full-text issues of the Chicago Tribune. Read the latest issue »


Gale in Context: Biography »

Authoritative biographical entries covering international figures from all time periods and areas of study.


History Reference Center »

Full-text historical reference books, magazines, journals, and thousands of primary source documents.


LinkedIn Learning (formerly Lynda.com) »

Lynda.com is now LinkedIn Learning. What you need to know about the upgrade »

Online learning platform with video tutorials to learn business, software, technology, and creative skills to achieve personal and professional goals.

  • Having trouble logging in? Always use the link provided above to start your LinkedIn Learning session. If you have trouble logging in, try clearing the cache and cookies on your browser. Contact us with questions »
  • Get step-by-step instructions on how to set up an account: 
  • Free app available for iOS () and Android (). After downloading and opening the app on your device, follow the directions below to sign in (view a step-by-step graphic):
    1. Select the Sign in button.
    2. Select Sign in with your library card.
    3. When prompted for your library ID, enter oppl and press the Continue button.
    4. Enter your Oak Park library card number and PIN. Press the Continue button.

NewsBank Chicago »

Search multiple Chicagoland newspapers at the same time, including the Chicago Sun-Times, Oak Leaves, and Wednesday Journal.


Points of View Reference Center »

Essays on hundreds of topics, presenting multiples sides of an issue, each with an overview, point, counterpoint, and critical thinking guide, plus guides to debate, develop arguments, and write position papers.


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