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If you need help finding something for your homework, you can contact the River Forest Public Library staff several ways.
Text a Librarian at 708-689-9005
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RFPL offers text message reference services.
Text an RFPL librarian at 708-689-9005, and we will respond during business hours.
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You can also contact us by email at reference(@)rflib.org, or by phone at 708-366-5205 x 316.
You can use our Premium Resources at home for research any time, day or night. All you need is your library card! Access our complete list of premium online resources here.
Premium Resources Especially for Students
Britannica Online for Kids
From Britannica, explore the most trusted online kids encyclopedia for homework help and general knowledge information on a variety of subjects.
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Britannica Online® Public Library Edition contains comprehensive content for all ages. Whether it’s frogs or physics, gardening or geography, Britannica Online® Public Library Edition covers it all.
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Learn a new language! Mango is a language learning program teaching practical conversation and cultural awareness for the world’s most popular languages including English.
Opposing Viewpoints in Context
This online collection of resources is designed to help students as they research and study today’s hottest social issues, topics, and current events.
Science in Context
A resource for all science-related needs for students and educators, this database contains content from Gale’s quality science reference materials as well as articles, biographies, experiments, multimedia resources and more.
Student Resources in Context
Geared toward middle school and high school students and teachers, this resource contains content based on national curriculum standards. Find articles as well as multimedia resources and study guides and more.
Testing and Education Reference Center
Testing & Education Reference Center offers an extensive selection of online and eBook test-prep materials, including test prep for information technology, law programs, nursing programs, Air Force officer qualifying, military flight aptitude, and civil service and licensure exams.Users will find high-school test prep for GED, AP, ISEE, COOP, SSAT and more. Those aiming toward college can find tests geared to CLEP, FCAT, SAT, ACT, PSAT, TAKS and more. Graduate school preps include GRE, LSAT, MCAT and MAT. There are even international tests covering TOEFL, TOEIC and U.S. citizenship.
U.S. History in Context
This resource provides a complete overview of U.S. history, providing full-text articles and analysis taken from a variety of reference resources, periodicals, primary sources and scholarly documents.
World History in Context
Find award winning reference content, academic and scholarly journal articles, primary sources, images, maps and more in this online comprehensive world history collection.
More Helpful Links…
Browse an extensive list of librarian-approved websites on this page, freely available on the Internet and grouped by subject.
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