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Homework Resources

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Online Tutoring and eLearning Specialized online tutors for Math, Science, English, Social Studies, Essay Writing, resume writing, job hunting, help with Excel, and more. Live tutoring services do not require a free account, but with one, extra services such as math problem and essay drop-off, practice quizzes, and more are available. Live tutors available from 12:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. in English and Spanish. Sponsored by the Friends of the South Pasadena Library.
Learning Express Library Practice tests including the GED®, Nursing School Exams, and SAT®; exercises; skill-building courses; and information for school and career purposes. Create a free account with your email address and a password.

Book Recommendations
TAB Recommended Reads

A list of book of suggestions for teens created by the Teen Advisory Board at the library. Not sure what to read next? Check out this list!

Teens’ Top Ten Award Books  A “teen choice” list, where teens nominate and choose their favorite books from the previous year. This list is sponsored by ALA’S YALSA division.  
NoveList Plus Reading recommendations for both fiction and nonfiction, for all ages.
Book Browse Find your next great read with reviews, recommendations, read-alikes, author bios and interviews, resources for book clubs, and much more.

 Reading and Writing Resources Instructional reading resources from book guides, meet-the-author videos, author biographies, to literature-based vocabulary lists and more.
Purdue OWL Lab Guidance on writing research papers using the correct citation styles.
Academy of American Poets The Academy of American Poets for information on poetry.


eBooks and eAudiobooks
Overdrive Thousands of downloadable audiobooks and e-books. Get the Libby App for iPhone®, Android™, and Kindle® devices. Download to read offline for on-the-go reading! Email address required to place holds on titles.
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Need Classic literature right now? TeenBookCloud provides many Classic literature on ebook and eaudiobook for grades 7-12. The collection is available online around the clock. No downloads, no waiting! OFFERED FREE UNTIL AUGUST 31ST.


World Book Encyclopedia for children, teens, and adults--including images and primary sources, a dictionary, and atlas. Also includes Spanish language encyclopedia Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos.
Britannica School Encyclopedia for elementary to high school learners.
Scholastic Go! Children’s encyclopedias on various topics, from animals to countries.
Britannica Escolar Spanish language encyclopedia for elementary to middle school learners.

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