“It’s due tomorrow.”
If you haven’t heard this from your teen, chances are you will. The report/project is due very soon and there isn’t enough time to gather the research or find the book your child needs to read. Google is certainly a great source of information but not always. This is especially the case if your child’s teacher has explicitly stated they need to use a book for their research or that they can’t use Wikipedia.
Take advantage of these 24/7 library resources that should get you out of the bind in most cases!
Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL)
This set of research books are available in digital format and cover a wide range of subjects and topics. Whether your teen needs a biography of Einstein or needs to look up the impact of global warming, we have over 400 online books that offer a diverse catalog. Books such as The Environmental Encyclopedia, Supreme Court Drama: Cases That Changed America or Encyclopedia of World Cultures are all searchable and the entries may be printed or emailed. Your student may search a book individually or search across a range of titles to find the most relevant.
Our ebook catalog has a over 6000 books for every age and grade. This is a great place to get a library book when you can't visit us. Download a book and read it on your computer or ereader. Our teen collection has popular titles from such writers as Laurie Halse Anderson, Meg Cabot, James Patterson and Erin Hunter. We also have an extensive collection of classics from all the major writers including Charles Dickens, John Steinbeck and Charlotte Bronte.
If you are not sure where to get started, call your library for more!