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New Database Offers Homework Help Online

11/7/2012
What do you get with a Massanutten Regional Library card? Add homework help to MRL’s list of services. 
 
Massanutten Regional Library now has access to Literati Public, a new database with   customizable service designed to connect learners of all ages to the information students need in a way that is both intuitive and engaging. Homework Help will enable students (grades 3-12) to get online help with homework from a certified teacher in the key areas of reading, math, and writing. Homework Help hours are Monday through Thursday from 3am-9pm EST and Saturdays, 9am-3pm EST.
 
The Library of Virginia has made Literati Public available to libraries across the state and the database features a host of resources for K-12 students and adults, informational videos and tutorials, and interactive discovery tools. 
 
The Library of Virginia has undertaken a unique approach to improve digital and information literacy for all residents of Virginia. A strategic partnership with Credo Reference (www.credoreference.com/corp) was established to enhance libraries and library programs throughout the Commonwealth as part of the Library’s “Now We Go Where You Go” initiative. 
 
Through Literati Public, Virginia residents will be able to locate all the resources of their public library. Literati helps users learn how to find and evaluate information,” says Carol Adams, Assistant Director of Library Development and Networking at the Library of Virginia. 
 
Literati Public contains over 3 million encyclopedia entries, e-books on major subjects, audio clips, research skills, and multimedia videos on various subjects.
 
Literati Public offers digital literacy materials created by the Library of Virginia to support such programs as the Family Reading Initiative, reading programs, genealogy research, unemployment applications, and homework help.
 
“Massanutten Regional Library is so excited to expand our database offerings for our patrons to use at home and in the library,” states Susan Versen, head of the Reference Department.  
 
The service launched on September 21, 2012. Programs that will be supported by Literati Public include family literacy, knowledge of Virginia history, personalized homework help and increased use of public library services and resources. 

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