*For at-home access, refer to the Online Resources WS or contact the media specialist.
Description: Animated movies, learning games, interactive quizzes, primary source activities, concept mapping, and more. Includes BrainPOP Jr. (K-3), BrainPOP, BrainPOP Español, BrainPOP Français, and BrainPOP ESL (for English language learners). They cover topics within Science, Math, Social Studies, English Language Arts, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Music, Health, Reading, and Writing.
Description: The rich combination of the insightful Encyclopædia Britannica plus Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary and Thesaurus, magazines and periodicals, and many other research tools provides reliable sources needed to consult when conducting thorough research.
Description: Explore the rich and varied American history through primary sources such as speeches, historical accounts, memoirs, poems, images and multimedia.
Description: Access more than two million rights-cleared images from over 50 of the best collections in the world.
Description: Comprehensive Spanish language encyclopedia available today. It features 145,000 articles plus timelines, an atlas, and a dictionary.
Description: Offers quick access to reliable, comprehensive info with more than 150,000 articles and 30,000 images in Japanese.
Description: Three encyclopedias in one: Encyclopaedia Britannica, Compton’s by Britannica and Britannica Elementary. You can choose in which level to begin your search, but can also search across all three levels.
Description: Britannica Webster’s Third New International Dictionary Unabridged. Largest, and most comprehensive, American dictionary.
EBSCO Research Databases - Provides ability to search many databases at once for coverage of current events, primary source documents, and film and video from books, encyclopedias, newspapers, magazines and government reports.
Explora Secondary Schools - Connects curriculum standards for educators and provides subject tags for navigation ease with pictures. Covers current events, primary source documents, and film and video from books, encyclopedias, newspapers, magazines and government reports.
History Reference Center - Includes more than 300 reference books & encyclopedias; 58,000 historical documents; 43,000 biographies; and more than 100,000 images and historical maps.
Hobbies and Crafts Reference Center - Provides detailed "how-to" instructions and creative ideas to meet the interests of virtually every hobby enthusiast. Includes full-text articles from leading hobby and craft magazines along with hundreds of how-to videos and thousands of recipes.
Home Improvement Reference Center - Features full-text content from leading home improvement books and magazines, images not found anywhere else online, and how-to videos of popular home repair projects.
MasterFILE Premier - Provides searchable full text for over 1,700 publications dating as far back as 1975. Also included are nearly 500 full text reference books and an Image Collection of over 400,000 photos, maps and flags.
MAS Ultra - School Edition - Contains full text for nearly 500 popular, high school magazines, provides more than 360 full text reference books, 85,670 biographies, over 107,000 primary source documents, and an Image Collection of over 510,000 photos, maps & flags, color PDFs and expanded full text backfiles (back to 1975) for key magazines.
Science Reference Center - Includes science periodicals, reference books, encyclopedias, essays, biographies, animations, images and videos. Supports all science disciplines.
Small Engine Repair Reference Center - Offers detailed, yet user-friendly repair guides for all types of small engines. Whether you are looking to do routine maintenance, such as tune-ups and brake service, or more extensive repairs to engines and transmissions, this is the database for you.
Academic OneFile Scholarly journals and periodicals across academic disciplines.
Biography Biographical and contextual information on notable people throughout history
Books and Authors provides opportunity to explore fiction genres and essential nonfiction titles. Includes a What Do I Read Next? to support readers advisory.
Chilton Library - Auto Repair provides the most authoritative automotive repair information available to car owners. There are thousands of year, make and model combinations covering the most popular vehicles of the past 30 years, plus additional coverage of specialty models.
Educator’s Reference Academic articles, reports, news, book reports, and more in the field of education
Gale E-books Enjoy unlimited access to top reference eBooks.
Gale In Context Middle & High School includes reference information in videos, newspapers, magazines, primary sources, and much more. Categories cover a range of the most-studied topics including cultures, government, people, U.S. and world history, literature, and more.
General OneFile includes articles from magazines, books, newspapers, and academic journals on over 500 topics.
Global Issues International academic perspectives on global issues
Kids Infobits Learn about animals, plants, music science, sports, and more
Opposing Viewpoints InContext provides information and opinions on hundreds of today's hottest social issues. Includes continuously updated viewpoints, topic overviews, full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, statistics, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites.
U.S. History InContext provides information on hundreds of the most significant people, events and topics in U.S. History. Includes full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites.
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Description: MANGO is a language learning program containing over 30 world languages to support learning of conversational and formal language.
Description: More databases at your fingertips! Apply for a personal library card to take advantage of all the features. Select "Research" from the top menu bar, then "All Electronic Resources" to access the county's online databases.
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Description: Online bibliography (Works Cited) composer and note taking tool.
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Description: Up-to-date information on 182 countries and cultures. Twenty-five categories are tracked including history, land and climate, religion, personal appearance, gestures, language, government, family, dating and marriage.
Description: More than 180,000 full-text works of poetry, prose, and drama from around the world with study aids. Offers secondary sources such as author biographies and multimedia, as well as literary criticisms, essays, reviews, and interviews drawn from more than 100 full-text literary magazines and journals. Includes KnowledgeNotes™ Study Guides for in-depth analysis of the most frequently studied literary works, from Aeschylus to Toni Morrison.
Description: Database includes carefully selected full-text articles and images from more than 1,600 domestic and international newspapers, magazines, government documents, and websites.
Description: Includes SIRS Researcher, a periodical database, with a link to SIRS Pro/Con for research on important issues. Also included in SIRS Knowledge Source are the following: SIRS Renaissance, current perspectives on the arts and humanities; SIRS Web Select, a student search engine with editorially-selected websites; SIRS Interactive Citizenship, interactive books on U.S. citizenship.
Description: Enables users to search U.S. news content across ProQuest platform, as well as archives that stretch back into the 1980s. It features top newspapers, wires, broadcast transcripts, blogs, and news sites in full-text format. Provides key national and regional news sources from the U.S. and includes exclusive and preferred access to top titles, including The New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Boston Globe, Newsday, and Chicago Tribune.
Description: Unique service that provides up close and personal interviews with some of the most loved and respected young adult authors.
Description: Rosen Digital database offering articles correlated to state, national, and provincial standards, including Common Core Health and Science. Topics covered include diseases, drugs, alcohol, nutrition, mental health, suicide, bullying, LGBTQ issues, and more.
Description: Encyclopaedia Universalis is a valuable resource for all French language students.There is access to more than 38,000 articles including exclusive articles weekly and monthly dossiers to understand the issues and problems of our times; 25,000 media items; a world atlas with over 1400 maps; an integrated dictionary with 120,000 entries; and a guide to selected Web sites.
Universalis Junior Online, created in collaboration with American and French education experts, provides a fresh look at a wide array of topics such as history, geography, science, and technology. In this engaging learning environment, French-language students will be challenged with progressively more complex vocabulary.