San Diego, California - It’s back-to-school time and before you know it, students are going to be facing deadlines to write reports and turn in papers on all sorts of subjects.
It’s easy to hop online and surf over to Google to look up information. But sometimes you need context to the information you find or a variety of sources are necessary.
That’s where the San Diego County Library can help – either online or in person. The Library has six branches that offer in-person homework assistance and several online databases are available 24/7 to library cardholders.
“The library has many resources available for students of all ages,” said Angelica Fortin, Library program services manager. “During the school year, homework help is a great way for San Diego County students to get help with school assignments and find the exact information they are looking for.”
Library staff is ready to assist students at the following branches:
- El Cajon – Mondays and Wednesdays from 4 to 6 p.m.
- Fletcher Hills (held at the Fletcher Hills Recreation Center, 2345 Center Place) - Tuesdays from 1 to 2 p.m.
- Lakeside – Thursdays from 3:30 to 5 p.m. (offered in both English and Spanish).
- Spring Valley – Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. and Tuesdays from 1 to 2 p.m. for grades K-6.
- Vista – Mondays through Thursdays from 3:30 to 5 p.m. for grades K-6.
- Rancho San Diego – call the library for details: (619) 660-5370.
Online resources are available for all age groups from kindergarten through college:
- Searchasaurus features articles written at an elementary school level for children in grades K-6.
- Kids Search includes popular kids’ magazines and resources for students in kindergarten through 8th grade.
- The Student Research Center is available for middle and high school students.
- General OneFile has periodicals, news sources and encyclopedia resources for students in grades 6-12 and at the college level.
- A series of World Book Encyclopedia resources are also available including in Spanish, a version designed for younger students and a version that can read the stories to you.
- Biography in Context has information on more than half a million people.
The Library also features access to Mango Languages, with more than 60 foreign language courses and 16 English as a Second Language (ESL) courses.