Teens (Grades 6-9)
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African American Experience (Greenwood/ABC-CLIO) Research tool for African American history and culture, which provides a wealth of information from authorities in the field and African Americans themselves. The database includes more than 400 titles, 3,000 slave narratives, over 2000 images, 5,000 primary sources, and 250 vetted Web sites. It was designed under the guidance of leading librarians and gives voice to the black experience from its African origins to the present day.
American Indian Experience (Greenwood/ABC-CLIO) Resources exploring the histories and contemporary cultures of the indigenous peoples of the United States, from prehistory to the present day, from the Inuit of the north to the Seminoles of Florida. Full-text access to an online library, featuring more than 150 volumes of reference content, hundreds of primary documents, and thousands of images.
Biography in Context (Gale) - Delivers outstanding research support with nearly a million biographical entries spanning history and geography. In it you'll find: 600,000+ biographies covering more than 525,000 individuals; 170+ award-winning Gale reference titles; 50,000 new or updated bios added annually in addition to daily updates to account for awards and events.
Biography Reference Center (EBSCOhost) Offers a comprehensive collection of more than 450,000 full text biographies, including the complete full text run of Biography Today and Biography Magazine, as well as thousands of narrative biographies that are not available in other databases.
Curriculum Resource Center (Facts on File) For middle school, high school, and junior college teachers and students. Homework support handouts for history, civics, geography, sports, science, and more.
Daily Life through History (Greenwood/ABC-CLIO) Helps you find the extraordinary in the ordinary throughout history and culture. Contains series such as "Tours through Time," "History of Modern Nations," "Food Culture," and "Cultures and Customs of the World." Includes Daily Life America, hundreds of primary documents, vetted weblinks, illustrations, and maps.
eBook Collection (EBSCOhost) Formerly NetLibrary. A collection of books viewable online.
Gazetteer of the World (Columbia University Press) A directory of places, landmarks, natural features, and more.
HelpNow (Brainfuse) A comprehensive suite of tutoring services designed for a range of academic needs; whether it's tackling a tough homework problem, learning an academic skill, or writing a term paper.
Issues: Understanding Controversy and Society (Greenwood/ABC-CLIO) This database helps researchers develop an in-depth understanding of how society shapes and is shaped by controversial issues – with authoritative historical context, expert perspectives, and carefully selected primary and secondary sources covering the most enduring and timely issues of the day.
The Latino American Experience (Greenwood/ABC-CLIO) Dedicated to the history and culture of Latinos. Designed, developed, and indexed under the guidance of Latino librarians and library directors, the database includes maps, images, audio clips, interviews, music files, speeches, documents, and other material in English and Spanish, plus links to vetted Web sites.
Literature Resource Center (Gale) Biographies, articles, criticism, overviews, glossary, and more on writers and literature.
MasterFILE Complete (EBSCOhost) Designed specifically for public libraries, this multidisciplinary database provides full text for more than 2,000 general reference publications with full text information dating as far back as 1922. Covering virtually every subject area of general interest, MasterFILE Complete also contains full text for more than 1,000 reference books and over 164,400 primary source documents, as well as an Image Collection of over 502,000 photos, maps & flags. This database is updated daily via EBSCOhost.
Middle Search Plus (EBSCOhost) Provides full text for more than 140 popular, middle school magazines. All full text articles included in the database are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles). Full text is also available for thousands of biographies and historical essays. Middle Search Plus also contains 84,774 biographies, 105,786 primary source documents, and a School Image Collection of photos, maps and flags.
New York Times Historical (ProQuest) Complete run of The New York Times, from Sep 18, 1851 to Dec 31, 2006.
NoveList K-8 (EBSCOhost) Find fiction titles for classroom use or reading including picture books, children's chapter books, and young adult titles. Full-text book reviews, teacher resources, thematic units, and book talks are available. Search by theme, setting, instructional unit, and culture. For younger readers and teachers, updated monthly.
Opposing Viewpoints in Context (Gale) A complete one-stop source for information on social issues.
Oxford English Dictionary (Oxford University Press) Authoritative guide to English language meaning, history, usage, and pronunciation.
Oxford Music Online (Oxford University Press) Formerly Grove music, it includes the full text of several major music dictionaries, 50,000+ articles, 20,000+ biographies, links to music sites, and audible musical examples and sound files.
Points of View Reference Center (EBSCOhost) A full-text database designed to provide students with a series of essays that present multiple sides of a current issue. The database provides more than 280 topics, each with an overview (objective background/description), point (argument), counterpoint (opposing argument), and Critical Thinking Guide.
Pop Culture Universe (Greenwood/ABC-CLIO) From iPods to Elvis to Michael Jackson, research American and world popular culture, past and present. This resource includes full-text of more than 250 volumes of reviewed, published material comprising thousands of articles, fully indexed by a team of librarians and subject specialists.
Science Online (Facts on File) For students and teachers. Printable diagrams, definitions, biographies, experiments, timelines, and essays in specific subject areas such as earth science, biology, chemistry, weather, and more.
Science Reference Center (EBSCOhost) A comprehensive research database that provides easy access to a multitude of full text science-oriented content. This database contains full text for nearly 640 science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals, etc. Topics covered include: biology, chemistry, earth & space science, environmental science, health & medicine, history of science, life science, physics, science & society, science as inquiry, scientists, technology and wildlife.
World at War (Greenwood/ABC-CLIO) This comprehensive database covers 14 conflict periods that have defined our nation from its earliest beginnings to today. It includes timelines, causes and consequences, and more than 4,000 authoritative reference entries, with biographies and discussions of important places, events, movements, ideas, artifacts, and organizations.
World Book Online Info Finder (World Book) Online equivalent to the print encyclopedia, including a general encyclopedia, a Spanish encyclopedia, a Kids version of the encyclopedia, and an Advanced version with additional content. Public Library edition.