Library Resources

The following books and databases can provide information you may find useful related to the topic of homeschooling. For more books, try out these links to the DCPL catalog: Home SchoolingHome Schooling - United StatesEducation - Parent ParticipationCreative Activities and Seat Work, and Home Schooling - United States - Handbooks, Manuals, Etc.

Databases

  • Congressional Quarterly's in-depth, non-biased reports covering of political and social issues back to 1991.

  • Electronic books that may be viewed onscreen or downloaded, including reference books, scholarly monographs, publications of many university presses, and consumer books.

  • GALILEO's interface designed just for kids from Kindergarten through 5th grade.

  • Includes eight encyclopedias: Encyclopedia Americana, Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia, The New Book of Knowledge, America the Beautiful, Lands and Peoples, Amazing Animals of the World, and The New Book of Popular Science.

  • Test preparation materials and interactive practice exams based on official academic, civil service, military, and professional licensing and certification exams. Includes preparation for the GED, SAT, GRE, U.S. Citizenship Test, and TOEFL.

  • Mango's unique teaching method quickly engages you in real conversations between two native speakers. Your instructor will take you through every step of the process! Each lesson revisits previously learned material, but you have complete control over your learning experience.  Choose from 71 languages including English.

  • Especially for elementary and middle school, find fiction and nonfiction books to read based on other books previously enjoyed, or to look for books about a particular subject, relationship, geographic area, period of time, or plot description. Includes lists of award-winning titles and reviews.

  • Pulls together information on a variety of social topics, including pro and con articles, topic overviews, statistics, primary documents, images, podcasts, links to websites, and more.

  • A guide to education-related financial aid programs for students and professionals. Provides comprehensive information on sources of education-related financial aid sponsored and administered by private organizations and companies. Covers a variety of programs in all educational areas, including area and ethnic studies, business, computer science, education, liberal arts, medicine, physical sciences, theology and religion, and more. Intended for students and others interested in education funding.

  • Reference documents, articles and dictionary entries covering the physical and applied sciences, literature, biography, history and social studies.

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