Homework & Research Resources

Some databases may require your Little Silver Library card number

Database access is provided through the Monmouth County Library System


Type in or select an artist's name, and be taken to a list of Websites providing digital images of that artist's work.

Biography Reference Center

Full-text biographies and unique narrative biographies. Provides superior coverage for several of the most popular and heavily-researched biographies and genres.

Biology Online

Links are searchable alphabetically, by specific sub-discipline, or across all sites via Biology Online's search engine. The site also offers field-specific online tutorials in key areas, as well a 1,600 term dictionary.


If you are looking for basic chemistry help and information, stay on this site. We have information on matter, atoms, elements, the periodic table, reactions, and biochemistry.

Civil Rights Digital Library

Promotes understanding of the Movement through three principal components: 1) a digital video archive of historical news film, 2) a civil rights portal providing a virtual library on the Movement by connecting related digital collections and 3) a learning objects component delivering secondary Web-based resources - such as contextual stories, encyclopedia and articles.

DK Eyewitness Books

View digital versions of this popular reference series. Listen, if you prefer, and/or translate the text into different world languages. Many of the titles are also available to check out from branch libraries.

Explora for Kids

Information which can be searched by keyword or by topic in magazines, reference books, photos and more specially designed for kids in grades K-8.

Facts on File

Reference materials covering subjects including history, science, health, literature, careers, and an atlas.


Multimedia content on general education subjects for students and educators. HippoCampus is a project of the Monterey Institute for Technology and Education (MITE).

Novelist K-8

Explore recreational reading interests as well as nonfiction reading materials for children and students from preschool through middle school.

Primary Source

Provides full text for popular magazines for elementary school research. All full text articles included in the database are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles), and full text information dates back to 1990.


Copyright-friendly image library for teachers and students. The Pics4Learning collection consists of thousands of images that have been donated by students, teachers, and amateur photographers.


Current events database provides indexing, abstracts, and full text information for students and researchers to explore social, political and economic issues, scientific discoveries, and popular topics discussed in today's classrooms.

Tumble Book Library

A collection of Tumblebooks (animated, talking picture books), chapter-book Read Alongs, Tumble TV, and Tumble Puzzles & Games. Reading fun for everyone.

World Almanac for Kids

Presents resources for homework, reports, and projects in a fun format while encouraging online research skills from a trusted source.

World Factbook

The World Factbook provides information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 267 world entities.

World Geography & Culture

This comprehensive reference site makes it easy to study all aspects of a country, with facts at a glance and in-depth coverage through country entries, maps, statistics, news articles, a gazetteer, and more.


All Library Databases

 A link to all available Monmouth County Library databases.