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Online Tutoring

Brainfuse HelpNow (all grade levels)

Need help with a homework problem? Struggling with an essay? Try live homework help! Brainfuse is available directly to students, as well as schools, libraries, businesses, and community colleges to help K-12 and adult learners succeed. Live Homework Help is available 2pm to 11pm every day in English and in Spanish. The Brainfuse Mobile App is available in both the iOS (Apple) and Google Play (Android) stores."


Research

World Book Online (all grade levels)

The World Book web site offers an encyclopedia, dictionary, atlas, homework help, study aids, and curriculum guides.


eLibrary (middle / high school)

Need sources for your research paper? Interested in finding current information about topics in the news? Start with eLibrary, a comprehensive collection of magazines, newspapers, books, video, audio, and weblinks that will connect you to the information you need.


PebbleGo (elementary)

PebbleGo is the award winning PreK-3 database for reading and research. The PebbleGo databases make learning and improving reading and research skills fun, building on children's interest.


Reading

BookFlix (elementary)

These children's fiction and nonfiction pairings are designed to strengthen early literacy skills while exposing young learners to real world concepts. With colorful animation, rich audio, and interactive games, BookFlix is a perfect tool to engage and support beginning readers.


Digital Library of Illinois (all grade levels and adults)

Browse for and download best-selling ebooks and digital audiobooks from Overdrive's collection. Use your computer, tablet, or mobile device to enjoy these titles. Set up an account and sign in with your Bloomington Library card. If you have questions, stop by the Adult Services Desk, call us at 309-590-6141, or email us at reference@bloomingtonlibrary.org.


Hoopla (all grade levels and adults)

Instantly borrow audio books, ebooks, comics & graphic novels, movies, TV shows, and music. Patrons can check out up to 7 Hoopla titles per month. All titles are always available; you never have to place a hold. Hoopla can be accessed on multiple devices including smart phones, tablets, Roku, FireTV, AndroidTV, Chromecast, AppleTV, and more.


NoveList K-8 Plus (all grade levels and adults)

A "what do I read next" resource for fiction readers in grades K-8. Search by plot or browse genre and award lists. Teacher resources including book talk examples and reading lexiles.


NoveList Plus (all grade levels and adults)

A "what do I read next" resource for young adult through adult fiction readers covering more than 120,000 titles. Search by subject heading, plot description, read alikes and more. Includes discussion guides, booktalk ideas, and feature articles.


Tumblebooks (elementary)

The TumbleBook Library is a collection of TumbleBooks (animated, talking picture books) TumblePuzzles, and TumbleQuizzes, as well as TumbleResources for teachers. TumbleBooks are created from existing picture books which we have licensed from children's book publishers and converted to the TumbleBook format.


Science

ScienceFlix (grades 4 to 9)

Emphasizing the latest STEM thinking and the Next Generation Science Standards, ScienceFlix is transforming the way students access science topics, acquire scientific knowledge, and build an abiding interest in science, technology, and engineering.


Learn a Foreign Language

Duolingo  (No library card required.)

Duolingo is the world's most popular way to learn a language. It's 100% free, fun and science-based. Learn on a computer, or download the app. NO LIBRARY CARD REQUIRED!


Mango Languages 

Mango is designed to equip you with conversational abilities from the very start. Whether you're learning how to order a pizza or ask when the game starts, Mango immerses you in real, everyday conversations in 72 different language courses. Now 21 English courses are offered in the user's native tongue.Mango is also available as a mobile app for iPhone and Android!


Transparent Language Online 

Transparent Language Online offers the most comprehensive language-learning solution for libraries. With this flexible program, you can quickly and easily learn new languages using our wide variety of courses and activities. Also available as a mobile app for iPhone and Android!


Practice Tests

Brainfuse HelpNow (all grade levels)

Need help with a homework problem? Struggling with an essay? Try live homework help! Brainfuse is available directly to students, as well as schools, libraries, businesses, and community colleges to help K-12 and adult learners succeed. Live Homework Help is available 2pm to 11pm every day in English and in Spanish. The Brainfuse Mobile App is available in both the iOS (Apple) and Google Play (Android) stores."


Khan Academy  (No library card required.)

Khan Academy offers practice exercises, instructional videos, and a personalized learning dashboard that empower learners to study at their own pace in and outside of the classroom. We tackle math, science, computer programming, history, art history, economics, and more. NO LIBRARY CARD REQUIRED!


Testing & Education Reference Center 

Use this tool to find online practice tests, test prep courses, tuition assistance, research about undergraduate and graduate programs, and career assistance.


Sign Language

Sign Language 101 

This free online resources uses videos to teach American Sign Language. Courses are taught by deaf ASL experts and include tips on deaf culture as well as an introduction to signing. No Library Card Required!


Adult Learning

Lynda.com 

Streaming video-based resource containing over 6,000 courses on software, computer, business, and creative skills taught by industry leaders.


Homework Help

The Homework Help section on the Library’s website offers links to additional Remote Learning resources. Access those offerings at bit.ly/homeworkhelpbpl.