Homework Help

The Grayslake Area Public Library District provides access to special subscription databases to our patrons. This service is free 24/7 for Grayslake Area Library card holders only!

To connect from home, have your Grayslake library card barcode number ready to log in.

& Magazine Articles

Grolier Online Kids

Includes four encyclopedia databases: Encyclopedia America, Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia, The New Book of Knowledge, and The New Book of Popular Science.

After Logging In click on Grolier Online Kids in the upper right hand corner, for the kids version.

Power Knowledge

Homework help, fun games and science projects. Find lots of information on a variety of topics at these sites. Especially designed for kids in grades 3-6. Please use the barcode login at the top of the home page.

Life Science
Earth and Space
Physical Science

Core Concepts

Designed for students in Grades 6-12, Rosen Digital’s Core Concepts databases support STEM learning and deliver curriculum-correlated content; promote digital literacy and 21st-century learning skills; and offer research, report, and homework help.

Periodic Table

Encyclopaedia Britannica

Premier encyclopaedia--includes all the information contained in the print version plus a video collection, timelines, world atlas, country comparisons, the Merriam-Webster Dictionary and more.


Searchasaurus is an exciting and easy way for young researchers to find magazine articles, dictionary and encyclopedia entries, pictures and more.

Kids Search

 Kids Search makes it easier for students (K-5) to look for their subjects of interest in one search. Find magazine articles, encyclopedia entries, pictures, and more.

Primary Search

Contains full text articles for more than 70 popular, elementary school magazines. Also includes a dictionary, encyclopedia, photos, and flags.

Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia

For students and adults alike, the Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia database indexes over 25,000 records, covering an array of topics. Full text for each record may be easily accessed by double clicking on the topic from the display. The database contains various images, offers brief biographies as well as information in a variety of subject areas.

History Reference Center

Features full text for more than 1,990 reference books, encyclopedias, magazines, and non-fiction books from leading history publishers.


Learning & Books


Search U.S. and World information for population and information on world cultures.

Historical Newspapers

Search Chicago Tribune and New York Times for full text articles from the 1850s. There are also special sections of timelines and obituaries of famous people.


Search the online editions of local and national newspapers. Includes full-text articles. Availability varies.

Search 180 reference books in 16 subjects from Art to Social Science individually or simultaneously.


With 3,500+ interactive books, educational games, puzzles, and other learning activities, ABCmouse.com’s award-winning online curriculum is an invaluable resource for young learners (ages 2-6+). From Age of Learning, Inc. Free for use in our library only.


Provides a completely interactive online learning platform of practice tests and tutorial course series designed to help patrons prepare for academic tests. To begin click on "New User" or "Returning User". Then enter a user name (your library card number) and create a password (your choice).

NoveList K-8 Plus

A fiction database that provides subject heading access, reviews, annotations, and much more for over 135,000 fiction titles. It also includes other content of interest to fiction readers, such as Author Read-alikes, What We're Reading, Book Discussion Guides, BookTalks, and Annotated Book Lists.


An online resource that focuses on engaging subject-area content in science and social studies for students in grades 3-6.


FreedomFLIX is an online resource that features dynamic e-books that include embedded popup features such as primary source videos and audio clips, dramatic readings of letters and first-hand accounts, virtual tour clips, and more for students in grades 4-up.