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Schedule an hour appointment with a member of our Adult Services Department by contacting Anne Jamieson via email or at 847-580-8931.

  • 90 minute sessions with two 30 minute extensions
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  • Remote Printing

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Brainfuse HelpNow View View Help from real, live tutors online! Students can receive help in math, science, social studies or English. Available for Kindergarten – 12th grade, college introduction level students, and adult learners 7 days a week from 2 – 9 p.m., except on Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s Day and the Fourth of July.
CultureGrams Online View View Maps, flags, statistics, histories, recipes, and photos for 200 countries.
Encyclopedia Britannica and Britannica Kids View View Contents of the Encyclopedia Britannica and the Merriam-Webster Dictionary & Thesaurus. Atlases, timelines, videos, and more.
Facts on File World Atlas View View More than 1500 printable maps.Facts and statistics about all 50 states and over 200 countries.
Scholastic GO! View View Formerly Grolier Encyclopedia, the Scholastic Go search engine provides access to The New Book of Knowledge, Encyclopedia Americana, America the Beautiful, and The New Book of Popular Science.  It’s a one-stop-shop for information on nearly any subject, for any reading level!
NoveList K-8 Plus View View Fiction and nonfiction book recommendations, read-alikes, award lists, book talks, and author biographies for the K-8 reading levels.
TumbleBookLibrary View View The TumbleBookLibrary is a collection of animated, talking picture books, which kids can read or follow along as they are read aloud!

More Online Resources for all ages.


Homework Helpers on the Web

The following is a list of helpful guides for writing style and citations, general reference, and study guides available on the Internet, and is appropriate for upper elementary and middle school students to use.

Style Guide and Citations
MLA Style Guide
This useful guide to the Modern Language Association (MLA) writing style is presented by Purdue University’s Online Writing Lab (OWL).

APA Format
This helpful guide to the American Psychological Association (APA) formatting style is presented by Purdue University’s Online Writing Lab (OWL).


General Reference
Answers.com
Here you will find information from a variety of reference resources gathered in brief articles on a variety of topics.

Infoplease
With a “This Day in History” section, as well as biographies, an almanac, and news, information abounds on this Web resource.

Using Dewey
What’s your favorite hundred? Check out the Monroe County Public Library’s fun guide to using the Dewey Decimal System and tell us!

Periodic Table of the Elements
This is an interactive resource for students of all ages presented by the Los Alamos National Laboratory’s Chemistry Division.


Study Guides
Study Guides and Strategies
Available in 30 languages, the study guides and strategies for learning provided on this website are very useful for students who want to sharpen their study skills.


Deerfield Public Library Online Resources
Use our resources from inside the library or at home with your Deerfield Library Card.

Brainfuse HelpNow
Help from real, live tutors online! Students can receive help in math, science, social studies or English. Available for Kindergarten – 12th grade, college introduction level students, and adult learners 7 days a week from 2 – 9 p.m., except on Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s Day and the Fourth of July.


Other Helpful Online Links

Quizlet.com
Create and share your own flashcards.

TeenSpace
The Internet Public Library for Teens has information to help you with life, school, friends, and work. You’ll find articles written especially to help you solve problems, links to websites you can use for homework, and a place to ask questions.

Purdue OWL
Citation guides for MLA, APA, Chicago, and more.

ACT Prep
This prep site includes free sample tests, prep guides, and test tips.

SAT Prep
Created by CollegeBoard, this site will get you started in preparing for the SATs.


Facts Subject Index
This helpful site, from refdesk.com, provides links to dictionaries, encyclopedias, and quotations.

Year by Year
Use this website to look up events, sports, entertainment, and other facts associated with a year in the 20th or 21st century.

Biography.com
Biography.com has thousands of biographies available, as well as videos, games, and interviews.

Local Resources

Note: The Deerfield Public Library no longer offers notary services.  Download list of local organizations and businesses that provide notary services.

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