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Some good, all-around resources

General Research & Studying

EBSCOhost

Your go-to for school research, EBSCOhost is our all-in-one academic database. After logging in your with Millburn library card barcode, just click on ‘Choose Databases’ above the search bar to add in multiple databases. The suite of databases includes: Academic Search Premier, European Views of the Americas, GreenFILE, Literary Reference Center, MasterFILE Elite, Middle Search Plus, Primary Search, Points of View Reference Center, and more! When in doubt of which databases to include or not, just click ‘Select all’ to not miss any results.

Brainfuse

Get live, free, and personal homework help from the daily tutors of Brainfuse, everyday from 2-11pm. Log in with your Millburn Library card and access the Writing or Language Lab, study flashcards, or browse the Learning Library, with content for all grade levels, in a variety of subjects including math, reading, science & social studies, AP tests, college test prep & the application process, computers & technology, ASVAB, etc. Students are also welcome to set up a private virtual study room to use with their friends. You can even get tutored in chess.

Get the latest cloud-based free software, so that you can study anywhere, anytime.

Anybody can sign up for a free Microsoft OneDrive or Google Drive email account and get the full, free suite of cloud apps in them: Word/Docs, Excel/Sheets, Powerpoint/Slides. You can even get Microsoft365, free for students & educators. LibreOffice is another option.

Canva is a graphic design web platform, great for designing posters, presentations, and social media posts, while GIMP is downloadable photo-editing software.

All you need to research, write, and cite a strong essay

Writing & Citing

OWL Purdue Citation Guide

The definitive source for correctly creating citations, Purdue OWL also gives in-depth tips on how to research and avoid plagiarism, and even has a massive guide on everything you need to know about general writing, from the semi-colon to grammatical rules. Come learn everything you need to learn about citing books, websites or tweets, in multiple styles, including the MLA & APA styles. (Most high school classes use MLA style, but always check with your teacher first.)

Citation Machine

Easily create your citations for school using this free citation generator. You can even make multiple at once, then copy & paste your all assignment’s references at the end. Remember to always use credible sources to start, enter all the information you know about the source, and always end by checking the citation against the style guide itself— it isn’t always perfect. Other options include EasyBib and CiteThisForMe.

Literature

This collection highlights all of Millburn Library’s “classics as graphics” titles— all the books you read in English class that have been adapted into graphic novels, if that’s your preference. Students may also be interested in the “No Fear Shakespeare” collection (which is also fully available online), which put a modern English translation side-by-side with Shakespeare’s original words, so there’s no struggle understanding the archaic words (don’t worry, it’s still full-text). The Libby app might also have eBook & audiobook versions of school reads (search here), and the Kanopy app has many movie adaptations of Shakespeare’s plays (and other educational shows).

Classics as Graphics

Resources & tools for STEM

Science, Tech, Math

Wolfram-Alpha

The Google of math, science… and physics, and chemistry and history, and more (Wolfram Alpha can do it all), this unique search engine can help check your math equations & graph them, give you stats on chemistry molecules including a 3D representation, formulas, basic properties, plus answer a wide-range of academic questions, answer historical questions and tons more. This is a good website to bookmark while studying.


 
Khan Academy

Whether it’s a tricky problem or your least favorite subject, everyone gets stuck sometimes. Instead of re-reading your textbook for the fourth time, search the thousands of tutorial videos across school subjects on Khan Academy, from every field of math to physics and even computer programming, but also humanities, history & more. Not only are the videos bite-sized and focused, they come with exercises, summaries, and quizzes to help you study.