Homework Tools

The library subscribes to many electronic resources for you!
These databases can be used to find full-text articles, quick facts, pictures, and much more. Click on a link below to see what resources are available.

All you need is your Poplar Bluff Municipal Library District card.

See how to use the Internet wisely at Safe Surfing Tips for Teens.

Learn the differences between the Internet and Databases.

Books Encyclopedias English
General Magazines & Newspapers Math
Science & Health Social Studies Test Preparation & Class Review


Find your next good book:

  • PBJHS ReadnQuiz Program
    Use this link to find a good book or to take a quiz.
  • NoveList

    Great for Book Reports or for finding that next good read or for finding that book you absolutely loved but cannot remember the title to.
  • GoodReads
    Meet your next favorite book. Decide what to read next. Discover what your friends are reading.
  • Overdrive
    Checkout and download library eBooks and Audiobooks to your phone, tablet or PC.  Get started with our eBook How-to Video Library.
  • Search for a book in the library catalog

Charlie Classic Reading Lists
Non-Fiction eBooks for study and homework:

  • EBSCO eBooks
    A collection of nearly 10,00 non-fiction eBooks. More than 675 books on United States History and 1,264 books on science.
  • Junior High non-fiction collection
    More than 3,200 popular nonfiction books. This collection covers such topics as: careers, health, life skills, ethnicity, disabilities, adventure, sports, technology and much more.
  • High School non-fiction collection
    Read more about this collection.
  • Free Microsoft eBooks
    Largest collection of FREE Microsoft eBooks ever, including: Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Office 2013, Office 365, Office 2010,SharePoint 2013, Dynamics CRM,PowerShell, Exchange Server,Lync 2013, System Center, Azure, Cloud, SQL Server, and much m


Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia
Search for full text articles & images and has the ability to translate articles into over 29 different languages


Gateway Readers Award

Charlie Classic Reading Lists

readnquizPBJHS ReadnQuiz Program
Use this link to find a good book or to take a quiz.
Learning Express LibraryJunior High

High School



ipl2 for Teens by Internet Public Library.
Internet Public Library (ipl2) is a public service project over seen by more than 9 universities across the United States. All the information, content, resources and web pages featured are hand picked by librarian’s designed to assist students with homework, learning, and exploring the world around them. Excellent source for information on the Presidents, states, poison prevention, the arts and much, much more.


Middle Search Plus
full text for more than 140 popular middle school/junior high magazines including thousands of biographies and historical essays
MAS Ultra
Contains full text for nearly 500 popular high school magazines including America’s Civil War, American Heritage, American History, Archaeology, Astronomy, Bioscience, Careers & Colleges, Civil War Times, Congressional Digest, Discover, History Today, Nation, National Review, New Republic, New Scientist, Popular Science, Science News, Scientific American, Smithsonian, etc. Full text is also available for 85,670 biographies, over 107,000 primary source documents and more than 360 reference books (including the Columbia Encyclopedia, the CIA World Fact Book and World Almanac & Book of Facts); an Image Collection of over 592,000 photos, maps & flags, color PDFs; and expanded full-text backfiles (back to 1975) for key magazines.
MasterFILE Premier
Contains complete magazine articles, more than 285,000 photos, flags and maps on a variety of topics including business, health, education, general science, and multicultual issues.
National Geographic
Articles deal with interesting people, places, customs, activities and nature on a worldwide scale. Also covers National Geographic Society expeditions and discoveries.
Newspaper Source
Newspaper Source™ provides cover-to-cover full text for more than 40 national (U.S.) and international newspapers, including Christian Science Monitor, USA Today, The Washington Post, The Washington Times, The Times (London), Toronto Star, etc. The database also contains selective full text for more than 370 regional (U.S.) newspapers. In addition, full-text television & radio news transcripts are provided from CBS News, CNN, CNN International, FOX News, NPR, etc.


Learning Express LibraryJunior High

High School


  • Algebra.com
    This is one of the best math help websites, includes jokes, SAT vocabulary quiz, and interactive homework problems. Topics include Pre-Algebra, linear Algebra and other college Algebra.
  • Algebra Help.com
    For students and parents, includes lessons, step-by-step calculators, worksheets, and other algebra resources.
  • Areas, Volumes and Surface Area Formulas
  • Ask Dr. Math
    This site has math questions with their answers arranged by grade level. Students submit questions that are answered by experts then archived for others to review. Might be a useful “how to” site.
  • Math League
    Offers clear definitions and easy-to-understand examples. Each definition builds on the previous to present a straightforward introduction to algebraic concepts.
  • Online Math Learning
    Find interesting quizzes, practice, homework help and other materials to keep you occupied; or fun facts, games, puzzles and other cool stuff to make this subject something to be enjoyed rather than dreaded. Have some fun while learning some key skills in Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry and other categories.
  • Online Unit Conversion
    Links to sites that calculate, convert, and measure. They are arranged by discipline.
  • Practical Algebra Lessons
    Everything from Pre-Algebra to Algebra — Illustrated tutorials, categorized links, homework guidelines, and a study skills survey.
  • SoftSchools
    Worksheets, quizzes, flashcards


Science Reference Center
Great for science projects!!!! Contains full text for hundreds of science encyclopedias, reference books, magazines and other sources. Topics covered include biology, chemistry, earth & space science, environmental science, health & medicine, history of science, life science, physics, science & society, science as inquiry, scientists, technology and wildlife.
Consumer Health Complete
Designed to support the information needs of patients, and to foster an overall understanding of health-related topics. Covers all areas of health and wellness including holistic medicine.



Designed specifically for students according to their research and homework needs. Includes current events, current issues, history, art and many other topic overviews with 60,000 top videos from the Associated Press.

Government Websites:

  • City of Poplar Bluff, MO
    Visit the City of Poplar Bluff’s website for information on Government, Community, Citizen Boards, Parks & Recreation and for full access to the City Code of Ordinances.
  • Butler County
    Website maintained by Butler County, which links to county offices.
  • Missouri State Government
    Search for your congressman, find a law, find a job, get a fishing license and more.
  • USA.gov
    Official information and services from the U.S. government
  • Voter Information
    Voter information from the Missouri Secretary of State website.


Learning Express Library
Practice tests for the ACT and SAT. Tips and exercises to practice for those College Admission Essays.



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