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Encyclopedias - World Book Online

  • World Book Online  
    Includes World Book Kids (elementary-school students), World Book Student (middle and high-school students), World Book Advanced (high-school, college students, and adults), and World Book Discover (students reading below grade level). Also has a Spanish-language encyclopedia, primary source documents & eBooks.

Encyclopedias - Britannica

Research Help

  • Explora Children's Research (formerly Searchasaurus)

    Search by topic or keyword for articles, primary source documents, and videos for research. Also includes the Encyclopedia of Animals and the Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia.
  • InfoTrac Junior Edition (Gale)
    Designed for junior high and middle school students. Includes mainly full-text magazines, newspapers and reference books covering current events, the arts, science, popular culture, health, people, government, history, sports and more.
  • InfoTrac Student Edition (Gale)
    Designed for high school students, with access to a variety of indexed and full-text magazines, newspapers and reference books for information on current events, the arts, science, popular culture, health, people, government, history, sports and more.
  • Kids InfoBits (Gale)
    Kids InfoBits targets the research needs of students in Kindergarten through Grade 5. It features a developmentally appropriate and visual graphic interface, a subject-based topic tree search and full-text, age-appropriate, curriculum-related magazine and reference content.
  • Literature Resource Center (Gale)
    Find up-to-date biographical information, overviews, full-text literary criticism and reviews on more than 130,000 writers in all disciplines, from all time periods and from around the world.
  • Science in Context (Gale)

    Provides topic overviews, experiments, biographies, pictures and illustrations, as well as articles from over 200 magazines and academic journals and links to quality web sites. The database covers curriculum-related science topics, and offers teachers an easy-to-use tool to identify content directly correlated to state and national standards.
  • Searchasaurus (EBSCO)  
  • World History in Context (Gale)
    Resources in World History, including articles, images, essays, primary sources, and multimedia. Search by topic, keyword, or source type.
  • World History: Ancient and Medieval Eras (ABC-CLIO)  
    Covers world history from prehistoric times to the year 1500, primarily for middle and high school students. Browse subject overviews in "Topic Explorations," or search by type of resource or topic. The database includes biographies, primary-source documents, essays, maps, quotations, timelines, photos, audio and video, statistics, and more.
  • World History: The Modern Era (ABC-CLIO)  

    Covers world history from the year 1500 to the present, primarily for middle and high school students. Choose an era for topic overviews, biographies, and primary-source documents and images.

Learn a new language!

  • Mango Languages  

    Language instruction for dozens of languages, as well as ESL instruction. Use Mango Premiere to learn a language by watching a movie.

    Learn on the go with Mango Mobile apps! Go to Mango Languages and create an account, then download the free "Mango Languages Library Edition" app for iPhone/iPad, Android, Kindle Fire, or Nook.

Help with Studying

  • LearningExpress Library  

    Test Prep for Free! Educational and career test preparation materials. Practice taking tests: ASVAB, GMAT, GRE, SAT, Citizenship, HiSET, skills improvement courses for reading, writing and math skills, and many more.

Talking Picture Books

  • TumbleBookLibrary  

    An online collection of TumbleBooks – animated, talking picture books which teach kids the joy of reading in a format they'll love. TumbleBooks are created by adding animation, sound, music and narration to existing picture books in order to produce an electronic picture book which you can read, or have read to you.
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