School Support

Educational and homeschooling resources for learners of all ages. Children will also like our Homework Help for Kids page!

Free to Bellingham Public Library Cardholders

CultureGrams
Use the World Edition, States Edition, Provinces Edition, or Kids Edition to find information on the places and cultures of the world. Covers history, customs and lifestyles, family, recipes, economy and more. Includes statistics, photographs, maps, biographies, video and audio.

eLibrary Curriculum Edition
A collection of supplemental digital content for K12 schools and students. Includes images, maps, websites, videos, and newspaper and magazine articles covering a wide range of subjects including business, education, health, language arts and sciences.

History Study Center
Primary and secondary sources for the study of history. Contents include reference books, essays, journal articles, historical newspaper and magazine articles, maps, rare books, government documents, transcripts of historical speeches, images and video clips.

LearningExpress
Includes practice tests and tutorials to prepare for the GED, ACT, SAT, GRE, GMAT, LSAT, and MCAT tests.
Spanish language instruction also included.

ProQuest Learning: Literature
Critical inquiry into the world of poetry, prose, and drama. Explore over 180,000 full-text literary works, plus criticism, essays, author biographies, reviews, and interviews.

ProQuest Research Library
A research platform comprised of scholarly journals, professional and trade publications, and magazines covering over 150 subjects and topics. Includes:

Research Library: Business
Research Library: Health & Medicine
Research Library: History
Research Library: Literature & Language
Research Library: Science & Technology
Research Library: Social Sciences
Research Library: The Arts

SIRS Discoverer
Specifically designed for elementary and middle school students. Offers articles and multimedia resources on reading, language arts, current events, science, social studies, history, health, and technology.  And includes Science Fair explorer for identifying and creating projects.

Recommended Websites

Lexile.com
One measurement of reading ability.

Oxford Research Encyclopedias
An Open Education Resource (OER) produced by Oxford University Publishing offering reliable information for the start of research on an unfamiliar topic.

Washington Homeschool Organization
Serving the diverse interests of home-based education in Washington State.

World Fact Book
Flags of the world, guide to country comparisons, and more.

State of Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction offers pages on: