Online Research Tools
Howard County Library System (HCLS) offers access to thousands of full-text journal, magazine, and newspaper articles through numerous specialized online research tools.
List of Online Research Tools
Homework Assistance and Practice Tests
Online Homework Assistance (Brainfuse) – Receive free tutoring in math, reading, science, social studies, English/language arts, and writing from real teachers with this online service for students from kindergarten up. English and Spanish speaking tutors are available seven days a week from 2:00 pm until 11:55 pm.
Testing & Education Reference Center - Take a variety of free high school, college and career related online practice exams. Sort through thousands of colleges, graduate schools and vocational schools to identify the school or schools that fit your individual needs. Search for sources of college and graduate school financial aid. Take a career assessment to help identify the careers that best suit your interests and capabilities. View online editions of Petersons and Arco test prep books.
Learn a Language
Learn a new language with Mango Languages. Mango provides adult level language instruction in up to 45 different languages and training for individuals in need of English as a second language instruction for 15 separate languages. For youth, use Little Pim, which is designed for language instruction in 15 different languages for children up to age 6.