by Saia, Glendale Branch
Now that school is back in session, I want to take some time to tell you about a particular resource that the Library has that can help you in your studies. This resource is called HelpNow. Whether you are just starting middle school or your first year of college, This study resource can connect you with live tutors, writing and math help and prepare you for higher education. As you continue on your learning journey, always be mindful that there are people and resources to help you. This includes The Library and its Librarians. It is our job to help and assist!
Go to slcpl.org
Once on the homepage, hover over EXPLORE on the tool bar and then click on DIGITAL LIBRARY.
Once you have clicked, you will find yourself in the DIGITAL LIBRARY.
scroll down to the very bottom of the webpage until you see the title BROWSE RESOURCES BY TOPIC. You will then locate the HOMEWORK HELP tab and then click on it.
Now you will see all the study resources the library has to offer. Feel free to explore these resources when you have time. For now, lets scroll down till we see the words HelpNow. Once you find it go ahead and click.
After clicking on the HelpNow icon, enter your library card to gain access. If you don't have a library card, you can visit any City Library branch to sign up for one, or apply for a card online here. Its easy and free!
Once logged in, you now have access to HelpNow resources. This includes Expert Help, Study and, Collaborate.
Expert Help is where you can get live virtual tutoring. The writing lab is where you can submit and get feed back on any papers or essays. The skill surfer is a great way to level up on any school subject, you can even take practice tests for AP exams!
The Study column can help you with (you guessed it) studying! clicking on the LEAP Learning platform will take you to online college readiness courses in basic subjects like Math, Reading, and Science. You can also find GED prep courses. Flashbulb is for all things flash cards in any school topic, this is a great study tool to help you memorize vocab and other terms. eParachute can help match your interests and skills to help you discover possible majors and careers options.
In the Collaborate section, you will be able to connect with friends and other teens in virtual study sessions when you click on the MEET icon. Brainwave is a virtual space where you can keep and share notes and ideas.
Don't be shy! Click around and explore. I was not able to talk about all the features that HelpNow offers but I encourage you to investigate and use the parts that make sense for you. Remember, The Teen Librarians are here to help you with any of your scholarly and educational needs. You got this! and happy studying:)
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