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Digital Resources

Encyclopedias

  • Grolier Online includes three encyclopedias, from lowest to highest reading level: The New Book of Knowledge, Grolier Multimedia, and Encyclopedia Americana.
  • World Book includes three levels: Kids, Students, and Advanced.

Magazines & Newspapers

  • EBSCOhost includes Middle Search Plus (middle school age magazines), TOPICsearch, Newspaper Source, Health Source – Consumer Edition, Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia, Teacher Reference Center, ERIC, and Professional Development Collection.
  • Gale Power Search allows users to a wide variety of Gale databases that include magazines, newspapers, and other media in many subject areas.
  • eLibrary Elementary is a colorful, easy-to-use tool to search 130 magazines, newspapers, books, maps, images, web links, transcripts, and audio/video titles.
  • KidsInfoBits is a user-friendly interface of searchable content including books, magazines, news, and more than 13,000 images.

Social Studies

  • American History is a comprehensive database including reference articles, essays, biographies, images, political cartoons, speeches, letters and narratives and government documents.
  • America the Beautiful (Grolier) covers state-by-state history and current events for elementary-school and middle-school students.
  • Lands and Peoples (Grolier) is a resource on countries, cultures, and current events, including an encyclopedia, atlas, culture-cross (interactive comparison among nations), almanac, world newspapers, and a Passport to Fun section.
  • US History Collection (Gale) offers a selection of journals on US history for both the student and the academic researcher.

Current Issues

  • Opposing Viewpoints in Context covers current social issues for the student researcher. It features pro/con essays, topic overviews, periodical articles, biographies, primary documents, images, and more.

Authors & Reading

  • NoveList K-8 Plus is a comprehensive reading resource for fiction and nonfiction. Search by author, title, series, genre, and other terms, Find author and title read-alikes, ready-made reading lists on different topics, and award-winning books. Create your own customized reading lists.
  • TeachingBooks.net includes thousands of resources about K-12 fiction and nonfiction books, with links to author information and interviews, book trailers, audio extracts, reading guides and lesson plans, and Meet the Author movies/slideshows. Create your own customized reading lists.

Science & Health


Careers

  • Career Cruising is a comprehensive career guide. Students can match their interests to careers, explore a wide variety of occupational fields, and find schools that provide training for entry into these careers.

Videos

  • BrainPOP includes hundreds of animated video clips in all curriculum areas, accompanied by supplemental activities. Excellent resource for differentiated learning.

Biographies

  • Biography in Context includes 600,000+ biographical entries on noted figures — alive and deceased — in all endeavors. Sources for information include Gale reference materials, as well as videos, images, magazines, newspapers, and more.