Homework and Research

Stuck on that tricky homework question? Need to find some answers but not sure where to look? We’ve put together a list of useful resources you can find at the library and a selection of useful websites to help in those tough situations.

Library Resources

We have a variety of resources to help with your homework or research. Visit the library, use one of our study tables, book a computer or check out test and study material.

These resources are available at the library:

  • Test preparation study materials – Whether you’re studying for your GED, SAT, CAHSEE or looking at taking career focused examinations, we have study guides and workbooks to help you.
  • Classics – Our collection of ‘classic’ novels includes titles from Harper Lee to Doctor Zhivago. If you’ve got a hankering to read one of literary’s finest, or need to get your hands on a title for study, this is the place to look.
  • Cliff Notes – Our extensive collection of Cliff Notes will help you as you work your way through a great novel, or when it’s time to review.
  • Non-Fiction – The non-fiction collection provides information on maths, languages, history or general topics like how to write a great essay. If you need additional research material, or something to help guide you as you study, the collection is ready to be browsed or search through our online catalog.

Family Homework Center

The Family Homework Center is a great resource for students, computers can be reserved with your library card. We have a great range of tools available on the computers and students may use a computer for up to 2 hours per session.

Computer software:

  • Internet Access
  • World Book Online
  • Microsoft Word
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Powerpoint
  • Publisher
  • Microsoft Access


Live Homework Help
Get help from a real live person – online! Any day of the week, any time, there’s someone there to help you. Tutors will work with you one-on-one, you need a library card to use this service.

Cliffs Notes
The online study site for Cliff Notes. Access study material for free, read Cliffs Notes online or take a look at Cliff Notes study guides to go for your ipod, or cramcasts for those with too much to do, and not enough time to get it done.

A+ Research and Writing
This site has all the tools you need to put together a great research paper.

World Book Online
World Book Online features World Book Student, a premier reference source with thousands of articles, multimedia and links through to reviewed websites. World Book Advanced includes great research tools such as timeline and citation builders. To access World Book Online free of charge a San Benito County Free Library membership card is required.

Articles and Databases
Whether it’s for homework help, learning a new language, repair a car, preparing for a test or researching a medical condition, the library’s databases connects you to the information you need.

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