All of the databases below can be used from home or school – anywhere you have an Internet connection. Just click on the link and have your Deer Park Public Library Card barcode handy.

Brainfuse provides online homework help to libraries nationwide through its HelpNow service — a unique blend of one-to-one homework help, state-aligned skills building, test preparation, and writing  assistance.  All you need to get started is your library card.

Practice, lessons, and study aids to help you do your best in school.  Aligns with Common Core State Standards.


Search World Book Online for Kids featuring easy-to-read articles and a wealth of multimedia, games, science projects, interactive tools, activities, and more.

DKfindout! allows you to search, learn, and explore in a safe and secure place. Perfect for help with homework and projects, DK’s clear, reliable, and highly visual content covers a vast array of subjects. There are quizzes, videos, and animations, and new content is being added continually.

Discover encyclopedia articles, multimedia, primary sources, games, and other learning resources for Elementary, Middle and High School.


Access to magazines articles, maps, flags, images and more for students K through 5th grade.


San Diego Zoo Animals is the source for facts, articles, photos, videos, sounds, and more about the wildlife that you can find at the San Diego Zoo and San Diego Zoo Safari Park, as well as animals and habitats that San Diego Zoo Global Wildlife Conservancy is working to help through conservation and research projects.


CultureGrams provides country reports that go beyond mere facts and figures to deliver a one-of-a-kind perspective on daily life and culture, including the background, customs, and lifestyles of the world’s people.

Individual reports covering 200+ countries, all 50 United States, and the Canadian provinces, are written and reviewed by in-country experts and are updated as new information becomes available.

The CIA WORLD FACTBOOK provides flags, maps, and information on countries of the world.

Free online textbooks featuring US History, American Government, and Ancient Civilizations.

SCIENCE has assembled a vast collection of science fair project ideas written by science teachers, professional scientists, and educational consultants on popular science fair topics ranging from physics and chemistry to biology and even sociology. We offer free science fair ideas suitable for every grade level, be it preschool, kindergarten, elementary school, middle school, or high school.

Information about diseases, conditions, and wellness issues in language you can understand.

Provides a broad range of scientific disciplines through extensive definitions, essays, diagrams, biographies, and experiments.

Access science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals, and more. Topics include: biology, chemistry, earth & space science, environmental science, health & medicine, history of science, life science, physics, and more.

Provides weather information for worldwide locations, including current conditions, hourly forecasts, radar and satellite maps.

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