Online Tutoring and Writing Help
Brainfuse HelpNow offers live online homework help and writing assistance. Free online tutoring is available from 3:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Brainfuse also offers the following services, with many available 24/7:
- 24/7 Center: Submit a homework question and a tutor will provide you with a response (usually within 24 hours).
- Writing Lab: Submit your paper and receive a detailed analysis of your paper in approximately 24 hours.
- Skills Building: Helps you master an academic concept through expert tutoring and state-aligned online lessons.
- Foreign Language Lab: Provides expert homework assistance and support for students who are learning a foreign language. Expert tutoring is currently offered for Spanish.
You can log in to Brainfuse from home using your Bloomingdale library card number and PIN. Este servicio está disponible en español.
Research Databases & Practice Tests
Our research databases and practice tests are available online to Bloomingdale Public Library cardholders anytime! Log in using your Bloomingdale Library card number and PIN.
Academic Search Premier
Articles from academic journals, newspapers, reference books, and magazines covering numerous subjects including social science, education, psychology, and more
Biography Reference Bank
Biographies by subject occupation, nationality, activity, gender, lifespan and more
Online homework help for students in grades K-12 and college intro classes. Tutors are available from 3:00 - 10:00 p.m. Writing Lab, Homework Question Center, and Skills Building also available.
Encyclopedia Britannica articles, downloadable video and audio clips, and access to hundreds of periodicals and journals
Learning Express Library
Improve your skills in reading, vocabulary, spelling, science, math, and additional subjects with tutorials, practice sets, and more. Elementary and middle school skills are under the Grades 4-8 Educator Resources. High school skills are under the High School Students category.
Articles from journals, books, and magazines covering current events and more
Reference book articles on business, history, science, humanities, and more
Gale UXL eBooks
Online reference books for children
History Reference Center
U.S. and world history
Literary Reference Center Plus
Biographies, bibliographies, and critical analyses of writers and their works
Articles from newspapers, reference books, and magazines covering current events and more
Middle Search Plus
Designed for middle school students, articles from reference books and magazines covering subjects such as history, current events, science, sports, and more
For readers in grades K-8, discover new authors and books, booklists, book discussion guides, and more.
Points of View Reference Center
Pro and con viewpoints on timely and controversial social issues
Designed for elementary school students, articles from reference books and magazines covering subjects such as history, current events, science, sports, and more
Learn a new language. English language learners can also learn using non-English languages.
Reference book articles on social science and humanities topics
Science Reference Center
Earth science, life science, chemistry, physics, science experiment ideas, and more
Live online tutors for homework help in math, science, English, and social studies for students in grades K-12 and college intro classes, 3:00-10:00 pm daily. 24/7 Writing Lab, Homework Question Center, and Skills Building available. Este servicio está disponible en español.
Learning Express Library
Online test preparation and practice exams based on official tests such as the ACT, SAT, and more. Also includes online computer tutorials, skill-building lessons, tests for various professions, U.S. citizenship preparation, and more.