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Online resources

General

General

BookFLIX

Fiction and nonfiction eBooks for young readers. Includes streaming video, games and educator resources.

Discovering Collection

Covers history, literature, biography, science, social studies and more. Includes primary sources, essays, critical analyses, biographies, creative works, and multimedia. Middle - high school.

InfoTrac Kids

Full-text articles from magazines, newspapers, and reference books about current events, people, places, history and more.  Elementary - middle school.

InfoTrac Student

Full-text articles from magazines, newspapers, and reference books about politics, current events, science, history, popular culture and more. 1985-present. High school.

Junior Reference Collection

Full-text articles about people, places, history, science, and more. Includes audio files, video, images, and maps. Elementary - middle school.

Kids InfoBits

Full-text articles from magazines, newspapers, and reference books about current events, people, places, animals, history and more. Elementary school.

Kids Search

Full-text articles from magazines, newspapers, and reference books about current events, people, places, animals, history and more. Includes primary sources, images and maps. Elementary - middle school.

MAS Ultra - School Edition

Full-text articles from magazines and reference books, including biographies, primary sources, images, maps and flags. Goes back to 1975. Middle - high school.

Middle Search Plus

Full-text articles from magazines are assigned reading levels. Includes biographies, historical essays, primary sources and images. Middle school.

Searchasaurus

Full-text articles about people, places, animals, history and more. Includes images and a dictionary. Elementary school.

Student Resources in Context

Covers biography, literature, history, science, current events,  multiculturalism and more. Includes full-text articles, primary sources, essays, critical analyses, timelines, images and maps. Middle - high school.

TrueFlix

Investigate people, places, history, science and nature with eBooks, articles, videos, projects experiments, and games. Elementary school.

Encyclopedias

Encyclopedias

Britannica for Kids

Full-text articles, videos, and images about animals, countries, social studies, people, and more. Elementary - middle school.

Encyclopedia Americana

Includes media, tables, facts and figures, maps, abstracts from magazine articles, websites, and related articles. Covers biography, geography, science, literature, history, and more. Includes Americana Journal, a searchable database of events organized by nation and/or international organization and by date. High school - adult.

Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia

Full-text articles, images, maps, audio files and multimedia. Research Starters offers suggestions for topics to study and a research plan for each topic. Covers science, geography, social studies, literature, history, and more. Middle - high school.

Grolier Online

Cross-search two or more resources at once. Includes animals, biographies, countries, science and more.

New Book of Knowledge

Full-text articles as well as world history timelines, science projects and experiments, and tips on research, studying and writing. Elementary - middle school.

World Book Kids

Full-text articles on people, places, science, animals, history and more. Includes videos, images, audio files, science projects, maps and games. Elementary school.

World Book Online (Student)

Full-text articles on geography, history, science and current events. Includes biographies, videos, and quizzes. Middle - high school.

History and biography

History and biography

American Indian Experience

Articles on the Native tribes of North America as well as primary sources, including treaties, speeches, traditional tales, maps, and images.

Biography in Context

People from throughout history, around the world, and across all disciplines and subject areas. Includes images, audio files, and articles from magazines and reference books.

FreedomFlix

United States history and current events from the colonial era through today. Includes eBooks, articles, videos, and project ideas. Elementary - middle school.

U.S. History in Context

Primary sources, secondary sources, and full-text journal articles covering all areas of U.S. History. Middle - high school.

World History in Context

Primary sources, secondary sources, and full-text journal articles covering world history from antiquity to the present. Middle - high school.

Countries and states

Countries and states

America the Beautiful

State history and current events. Includes images, maps, an almanac, timelines, quizzes and games, and biographies. Elementary - middle school.

Culture Grams

Country histories, cultures, statistical data, embassy contacts, images, maps, audio files, and recipes. Includes U.S. states.

FreedomFlix

United States history and current events from the colonial era through today. Includes eBooks, articles, videos, and project ideas. Elementary - middle school.

Lands & Peoples

Encyclopedia covers the land, climate, people, and government of each country and includes an almanac, maps, images, timelines and statistics. Also includes U.S. states. Middle - high school.

Science

Science

Amazing Animals of the World

Encyclopedia with information and images on animals from aardvarks to zebras. Elementary school.

New Book of Popular Science

Articles, news, science projects, biographies, and games covering a broad range of science subjects. Includes projects and experiments. Middle - high school.

Science in Context

Overviews, full-text articles, images, websites, and videos covering earth and life science, space, technology, mathematics, and science history and biography. Includes science experiments.

Pro/Con

Pro/Con

CQ Researcher

Current and controversial issues with detailed discussions of pros and cons, summaries, bibliographies, and links to related stories. Goes back to 1991.

Opposing Viewpoints in Context

Social issues covered by pro/con viewpoint essays, topic overviews, primary sources, biographies, court-cases, articles, statistics, charts and graphs, images, and podcasts.

Points of View Reference Center

Essays on controversial topics that examine multiple sides of current issues. Includes charts, graphs, and research guides. Middle - high school.

Books and authors

Books and authors

Literature Resource Center

Biographies, bibliographies and critical analysis of authors from every age and literary discipline. Includes criticism, plot summaries, and dictionary of literary terms. Goes back to 1400.

NoveList K-8 Plus

Find fiction and nonfiction titles for children and teens. Includes read-alikes, discussion guides, reviews and articles.

Spanish

Spanish

Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos (World Book)

Contiene información sobre gente, lugares, objetos, acontecimientos e ideas para los estudiantes de primaria a secundaria. Incluye enlaces a periódicos en español de todo el mundo. Aprovecha esta enciclopedia para investigar y divertirte.

La Nueva Enciclopedia Cumbre

Ofrece artículos enciclopédicos completos con fotos, mapas y sonidos. Incluye lecturas seleccionadas para estudiantes de español acerca de la historia, la geografía y la cultura del mundo de habla hispana.