Student Resource Center

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APL is here for students at every stage of their education. The resources below can help you complete assignments, do research, write reports, and study for tests.

Elementary School

BookFlix

BookFlix® pairs animated fiction stories with nonfiction Scholastic ebooks in an interactive reading experience for children ages 0-8. Featuring:

  • 135 video/ebook pairs
  • 37 Spanish pairs
  • Read-Aloud with word
  • Highlighting to support beginning and ELL readers
  • Interactive activities
  • Author Biographies
  • Age-appropriate weblinks

BrainPOP

With over 1,000 short animated movies for students in grades K-12, BrainPOP covers science, social studies, English, math, engineering, technology, health, arts, and music.

BrainPOP Español

Las películas animadas de BrainPOP en Español apoyan a maestros y estudiantes de primaria y secundaria de la manera más divertida.

BrainPOP Junior

Animated fun for kids K-3 about science, writing, social studies, health, reading, and math. Each animated movie has leveled quizzes, games, and activities.

EBSCO Book Collection

Nonfiction holds 4,200 fulltext nonfiction titles, including biographies.

Explora for Elementary School

Designed for elementary school researchers with simple search for articles, essays, videos, images, and primary source documents. Easy-to-browse topics and overviews help students find a starting point.

Learning Express Library

LearningExpress Library® provides users with easy-to-use interactive tutorials, e-books and test preparation practice for academic skills improvement in reading, writing, math, social studies and science. The career-related information, test preparation for college admissions, professional career licensing and certification, and high school equivalency are only a few of the many learning tools available.

Live Homework Help

Tutor.com - provides live one-to-one homework help on everything from basic math and English to AP physics and college writing every day from 8:00 am to 2:00 am (Monday through Friday) and 12:00 pm to 2:00 am (Saturday-Sunday) Alaska Standard Time. Practice tests and career resources are also available.

TumbleBooks

These aren’t just eBooks, this is an online learning portal. Read along with picture books, chapter books, graphic novels, and non-fiction. Take interactive quizzes on the books, play learning games, and explore some of your favorite literature in a new way.

TumbleMath

A comprehensive collection of math stories combining animation, narration, and sound to create a compelling and enticing story book for students of all ages. Use the lesson plans, educational games, and quizzes to test and track progress.

World Book Encyclopedia

Full access to the World Book Encyclopedia suite of online learning tools that includes encyclopedia articles, primary source collections, educator tools, student activities, games, eBooks, maps, pictures, audio, and video, complemented by current periodicals and related websites.

Middle School & High School

BibMe

Free automatic bibliography maker. Build a works cited page in a variety of accepted styles.

Biography Reference Center

more than 461,000 full-text biographies.

BrainPOP

With over 1,000 short animated movies for students in grades K-12, BrainPOP covers science, social studies, English, math, engineering, technology, health, arts, and music.

BrainPOP Español

Las películas animadas de BrainPOP en Español apoyan a maestros y estudiantes de primaria y secundaria de la manera más divertida.

Duolingo

Learn over 30 languages with this free, interactive app.

EBSCO Book Collection

Nonfiction holds 4,200 fulltext nonfiction titles, including biographies.

Explora for Middle School

Designed for middle and high school researchers with simple search for articles, essays, images, videos, and primary source documents. Easy-to-browse topics and overviews help students find a starting point.

History Reference Center

History Reference Center is a database designed for secondary schools, public libraries, junior/community colleges, and undergraduate research. The database includes full text for more than 150 leading history periodicals and nearly 57,000 historical documents; more than 77,000 biographies of historical figures; more than 113,000 historical photos and maps; and more than 80 hours of historical video.

Learning Express Library

LearningExpress Library® provides users with easy-to-use interactive tutorials, e-books and test preparation practice for academic skills improvement in reading, writing, math, social studies and science. The career-related information, test preparation for college admissions, professional career licensing and certification, and high school equivalency are only a few of the many learning tools available.

Live Homework Help

Tutor.com - provides live one-to-one homework help on everything from basic math and English to AP physics and college writing every day from 8:00 am to 2:00 am (Monday through Friday) and 12:00 pm to 2:00 am (Saturday-Sunday) Alaska Standard Time. Practice tests and career resources are also available.

LinkedIn Learning by Lynda.com

Offers hundreds of trainings and thousands of hours of instruction presented by reliable industry experts on everything from general business software to marketing, design, networking, photography and music.

Access this resource through the library website or the Lynda.com app on your mobile device. (The LinkedIn Learning app does not work for library users at this time.) Choose Already a Lynda member and switch from the Individual to the Organization tab. Enter library.muni.org in the Web Portal box. When prompted, enter your library card number and pin.

*Not available to Temporary Card holders

Mango

Language Learning Center includes 72 languages taught through interactive lessons and movies. Specialty courses and kids lessons also available. See how Mango Languages works with this 1 minute YouTube tutorial.

Master File

Designed specifically for public libraries, this multidisciplinary database provides full text for nearly 1,700 periodicals with full-text information dating as far back as 1975. Covering virtually every subject area of general interest, MasterFILE Premier also contains full text for nearly 500 reference books and over 164,400 primary source documents, as well as an Image Collection of over 592,000 photos, maps & flags. This database is updated daily via EBSCOhost.

The Oxford Reference Collection

More than 100 Oxford reference titles with over 50,000 entries on topics from history to physics.

Points of View

Resources that present multiple sides of an issue.

World Book Encyclopedia

Full access to the World Book Encyclopedia suite of online learning tools that includes encyclopedia articles, primary source collections, educator tools, student activities, games, eBooks, maps, pictures, audio, and video, complemented by current periodicals and related websites.

College

BibMe

Free automatic bibliography maker. Build a works cited page in a variety of accepted styles.

Biography Reference Center

more than 461,000 full-text biographies.

Duolingo

Learn over 30 languages with this free, interactive app.

EBSCO Book Collection

Nonfiction holds 4,200 fulltext nonfiction titles, including biographies.

Ebsco Host

Includes about 30 databases containing citations and full text publications in a variety of subject areas across magazines, newspapers, and journals.

Explora for Public Libraries

This research database provides high-quality full-text articles from magazines, encyclopedias, academic journals, and books and topic overviews and videos in easy-to-browse categories organized by popular topic. You can print, email or save your search results.

Gale Virtual Reference Center

Gale Encyclopedia of Law and Gale Encyclopedia of Cancer

History Reference Center

History Reference Center is a database designed for secondary schools, public libraries, junior/community colleges, and undergraduate research. The database includes full text for more than 150 leading history periodicals and nearly 57,000 historical documents; more than 77,000 biographies of historical figures; more than 113,000 historical photos and maps; and more than 80 hours of historical video.

Learning Express Library

LearningExpress Library® provides users with easy-to-use interactive tutorials, e-books and test preparation practice for academic skills improvement in reading, writing, math, social studies and science. The career-related information, test preparation for college admissions, professional career licensing and certification, and high school equivalency are only a few of the many learning tools available.

Live Homework Help

Tutor.com - provides live one-to-one homework help on everything from basic math and English to AP physics and college writing every day from 8:00 am to 2:00 am (Monday through Friday) and 12:00 pm to 2:00 am (Saturday-Sunday) Alaska Standard Time. Practice tests and career resources are also available.

LinkedIn Learning by Lynda.com

Offers hundreds of trainings and thousands of hours of instruction presented by reliable industry experts on everything from general business software to marketing, design, networking, photography and music.

Access this resource through the library website or the Lynda.com app on your mobile device. (The LinkedIn Learning app does not work for library users at this time.) Choose Already a Lynda member and switch from the Individual to the Organization tab. Enter library.muni.org in the Web Portal box. When prompted, enter your library card number and pin.

*Not available to Temporary Card holders

Mango

Language Learning Center includes 72 languages taught through interactive lessons and movies. Specialty courses and kids lessons also available. See how Mango Languages works with this 1 minute YouTube tutorial.

Master File

Designed specifically for public libraries, this multidisciplinary database provides full text for nearly 1,700 periodicals with full-text information dating as far back as 1975. Covering virtually every subject area of general interest, MasterFILE Premier also contains full text for nearly 500 reference books and over 164,400 primary source documents, as well as an Image Collection of over 592,000 photos, maps & flags. This database is updated daily via EBSCOhost.

The Oxford Reference Collection

More than 100 Oxford reference titles with over 50,000 entries on topics from history to physics.

Points of View

Resources that present multiple sides of an issue.

WorldCat

Sources for interlibrary loans.

Back to Learning Chats

To help you get going and use the library resources that are right for your student, we  are hosting a series of virtual chats. We will introduce you to some new services and resources, give you the best tips and tricks and answer your questions.

Each chat will start with 20-30 minutes of demonstrations and then we will answer your questions.

Live chats happen every other Tuesday at 7:00 pm. Can't make it to the live chat? Watch the video later.

 

Learn to Library

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Digital Library

This week we will be talking downloadables and streaming! Ebooks, eaudiobooks, parental controls, streaming music and videos, all free from the library!

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Teens: Homework help and test prep

This week we will be highlighting resources for teens that can help with homework help and test prep!

Join us Tuesday, September 15 at 7pm

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Early Elementary resources

This week we will be highlighting resources for kids kindergarten through third or fourth grade to help with making learning fun and beginning research skills.

Join us Tuesday, September 29 at 7pm. 

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elementary research - beyond books

This week we will be highlighting resources for kids third to sixth grade who are developing research skills. We will showcase some great electronic resources for safe and trustworthy research!

Join us Tuesday, October 13 at 7pm

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