Homework Help

Live tutors are available online via our Brainfuse chat program or onsite at the Central Library. Brainfuse tutors are online everyday from 1pm to 10pm. A library card is required for this free service.

Homework Club - Free

The onsite tutoring program is free to all elementary and middle school students. Tutors are available on Mondays and Wednesdays from 3:30pm to 5:00pm in the Maddy Room at the Central Library. Please bring assignments, including teacher instructions and textbooks. For more information, contact Barbara Richardson at (714) 375-5107.Fish

Background Notes

Includes facts about land, people, history, government, political conditions, economy, and foreign relations.


Chat with live tutors online everyday from 1pm to 10pm. Library card number required for this free service.

California Fact Cards

Social Studies fact cards about Native Americans, explorers, missions, ranchos, governers and general California history.
Colonial Craftspeople

Experience life in the 18th century at America's largest outdoor history museum.

Counties Close Up

California Counties' Websites
Discovery School

Free classroom resources

Duke University Citing Guides

List of Style Manuals and Citation Guides

Easy Bib Bibliography and Citation Maker

Create accurate, comprehensive Works Cited lists.


Dedicated to providing teachers a single stop for educational resources.

Endangered Species Fact Sheets

From the Defenders of Wildlife's KidPlanet.

Resources compiled by Multnomah County Library

Factmonster Explorers

Biographies of explorers, travelers and conquerors.

Free Dictionary

Online dictionary.

HyperHistory Timelines

An expanding scientific project presenting 3,000 years of world history with an interactive combination of lifelines, timelines, and maps.

Infoplease Homework Center

Answers to your homework questions.

Internet Public Library

A public library for the world wide web.

National Geographic

Kids’ Games, animals, photos, stories and more.


Official website of the Olympic Games.

On This Day

Find out what happened on any day in history.

Our Timelines

Find out how your life fits into history as we know it with this custom timeline generator.

Presidents of the United States

From the Internet Public Library

Reading Counts! by Scholastic

A Lexile-based reading program used by Dwyer Middle School.
States and Capitals

Provides information about the fifty United States of America.

This Day In History

Discover what happened today in history.

Time Magazine for Kids

The latest news from around the world for kids in grades K-6. Includes related polls, games, and websites.

Key to the City

USA City information for nearly every city and town in the U.S.A.

Vocabulary University

Learn English vocabulary in context (grades 2-12) with free word puzzles and activities.

Did you know?

Learn "hands on" about the HBPD by participating in the Citizens Academy.  Each session is 11 weeks long and is offered twice a year.  Learn about Patrol, Traffic, Vice, SWAT, K-9, Aero and more!  Apply here.

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