by Molly McKenney, Reference Librarian I’ve gotten some feedback lately that our travel book section was lacking enough books for certain areas, particularly in locations that have become hot in recent years, like Iceland, Vietnam, and the US National Parks. Also, I’d noticed that many of the travel series that the library subscribed to were not publishing as frequently as in […]
Online Resources for Reports & Homework Help Tutor.com™ Find resources at the Tutor.com K-12 Student Center- Thousands of lessons, worksheets, study guides and videos to help you. Subjects include math, science, social studies and English. Explore the Student Center 24/7. Explora™ Primary Schools – Includes the full text of popular elementary school magazines, children’s encyclopedia entries, and more. All […]
by Molly McKenney, Reference Librarian Recently a patron came in with an unusual request– he was filling out his passport application and one of the questions on the form asked what his parents’ birthdays were, a question he did not know the answer to. Since they had both passed away decades ago, it was unlikely a traditional internet search would […]
Kids Search is designed for students in grades K-8, this easy-to-use database allows students to search pictures, articles and encyclopedia entries to find information in their reading level. Primary Search includes the full text of popular elementary school magazines, children’s dictionary entries, and more. The reading level of all included full-text articles is indicated. Find these online resources at www.bccls.org.
25 of the popular Lonely Planet Travel Guides ebooks are available on eBCCLS.org. Download these guides to your personal device and bring them with you when you travel. Available to BCCLS library cardholders.
Explore post high school plans, colleges and careers at our College Corner. Find information to navigate the college admission, financial aid and scholarship processes. There are study guides for PARCC, GEPA, PSAT, SAT, AP, LSAT, TOEFL, GED and more. Browse top guides with information on two and four year colleges.
Ancestry Library Edition (wireless access within the USR Library). Heritage Quest Online (accessible at home with a USR library card). HeritageQuest® Online is a comprehensive treasury of American genealogical sources—rich in unique primary sources, local and family histories, convenient research guides, interactive census maps, and more. Discover the amazing history of you with HeritageQuest Online. […]
Contains travel guides for over 200 world cities. Each guide contains helpful information about a particular city’s food and restaurants, climate and weather, embassies/consulates, health and medical services, travel essentials, money and banking, electrical and telecommunication requirements, and more. You will need your Upper Saddle River Library to access the resource.
Tutor.com™ Learning Suite Available through Upper Saddle River Public Library What Does it Do? It provides free, unlimited online tutoring sessions for students in grades K-12 who have a USR Library card. Tutoring in 60 areas of study and standardized test preparation. Student centered learning; tutors utilize: Demonstration, Guided questioning, Discussion, Observation and Feedback and Practice. Help with […]
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