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Online Tutoring and Writing Help | Research Databases & Practice Tests

Online Tutoring and Writing Help

Brainfuse HelpNow offers live online homework help and writing assistance. Free online tutoring is available from 3:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Brainfuse also offers the following services, with many available 24/7:

  • 24/7 Center: Submit a homework question and a tutor will provide you with a response (usually within 24 hours).
  • Writing Lab: Submit your paper and receive a detailed analysis of your paper in approximately 24 hours.
  • Skills Building: Helps you master an academic concept through expert tutoring and state-aligned online lessons.
  • Foreign Language Lab: Provides expert homework assistance and support for students who are learning a foreign language. Expert tutoring is currently offered for Spanish.

You can log in to Brainfuse from home using your Bloomingdale library card number and PIN. Este servicio está disponible en español.

Research Databases & Practice Tests

Our research databases and practice tests are available online to Bloomingdale Public Library cardholders anytime! Log in using your Bloomingdale Library card number and PIN.

Research Databases

EBSCO School Center
Improve your skills in reading, vocabulary, spelling, science, math, and additional subjects with tutorials, practice sets, and more. Elementary, Middle School, and High School levels.

Brainfuse HelpNow
Live online tutors for homework help in math, science, English, and social studies for students in grades K-12 and college intro classes, 3:00-10:00 pm daily. 24/7 Writing Lab, Homework Question Center, and Skills Building available. Este servicio está disponible en español.

Gale Virtual Reference Library
Gale Virtual Reference Library features hundreds of reference books in subject areas such as business, history, biography, health, science, religion, education, environment, law, government, and social sciences.

MasterFILE Complete
Contains general interest articles from newspapers, reference books, and magazines, many with full text and images. Topics include the latest current events, popular culture, business, arts, sciences, sports, hobbies, and more.

Points of View Reference Center
Contains comprehensive sources that present multiple sides of today's hottest social issues. Good resource for pro/con assignments.

Britannica Online
Encyclopedia Britannica plus three other complete encyclopedias, downloadable video and audio clips, and access to hundreds of periodicals and journals.

Literature Resource Center
Provides access to biographies, bibliographies, and critical analyses of authors from every era and literary discipline.

Science Reference Center
Full text articles and reference books on all science related topics, including links to science experiment ideas and scientist biographies.

Britannica Kids
Encyclopedia Britannica plus three other complete encyclopedias, downloadable video and audio clips, and access to hundreds of periodicals and journals.

NoveList K-8
Find books that meet almost any criteria. Whether similar to your favorite novel, set in a specific country, or about a particular subject, NoveList's full-text book reviews help determine if a book is right for you. You can browse hundreds of theme-oriented book lists for readers at all grade levels through Explore Fiction, and look for award-winning and recommended titles in Best Fiction. Many title records have links to websites with author information or teacher resource materials.

Gale UXL eBooks
Full text of online reference books for children.

Practice Tests

Learning Express Library
Online test preparation materials and interactive practice exams based upon official tests such as the ACT, SAT, GMAT, and more. Also includes online computer tutorials, tests for various professions, U.S. citizenship preparation, and much more.

EBSCO School Center
Improve your skills in reading, vocabulary, spelling, science, math, and additional subjects with tutorials, practice sets, and more. Elementary, Middle School, and High School levels.

Brainfuse HelpNow
Live online tutors for homework help in math, science, English, and social studies for students in grades K-12 and college intro classes, 3:00-10:00 pm daily. 24/7 Writing Lab, Homework Question Center, and Skills Building available. Este servicio está disponible en español.