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Homework Resources for Kids

Doing research for a homework assignment? Before you Google, try one of these reliable sources! The library subscribes to databases that are made just for you. For many of these resources, you will need to enter a valid Tinley Park Public Library card number. You can even access these from home!

CultureGrams Kids Edition

Discover snapshots of over 200 countries around the world. Learn about a country's current economy, religion, politics, language, education, & more. This is a great source for social studies research papers and projects. Click on the "Kids Edition" link to find resources for your grade level.

Kids Infobits

For education & for fun, Kids InfoBits offers developmentally appropriate material for K–5 students in a very picture-heavy environment.

Little Pim

This resource introduces kids to different languages using videos and a variety of other fun-filled tools and activities.



PebbleGo is an educational database for beginning readers covering four categories: animals, biographies, earth & space science, and social studies.


Primary Search

Primary Search offers 70+ popular, elementary school magazines to help you with your research. All articles are assigned a Lexile number. 

Middle Search Plus

For older kids, this database provides access to 140+ middle school magazines with full-text articles with assigned Lexile numbers. It also contains biographies, primary sources documents, and a School Image Collection of photos, maps, and flags. Great for research projects and PowerPoint presentations! 

Explora for Primary School

For students K-5, this is an excellent resource for students doing research in a variety of school subjects. You can sort by lexile level and type of resource, including encyclopedias, magazine and newspaperarticles, and primary source documents.

World Book Online for Kids

An interactive online encyclopedia which includes articles, maps, current events, reliable website sources, and more. Click on the "Kids" link to find resources for your grade level.


Looking for more resources and databases? Try our main Research page.