An insider's perspective on daily life and culture, including the history, customs, and lifestyles of the world's people.
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Explora Elementary School
Designed for elementary school researchers with simple search for articles, essays, and primary source documents; easy-to-browse topics, and overviews to help students find a starting point.
Explora Middle School
Designed for middle and high school researchers with simple search for articles, essays, and primary source documents. easy-to-browse topics, and overviews to help students find a starting point.
Mango offers FREE access to 60 foreign language courses and 17 English courses taught completely in the user’s native language. In addition to traditional language courses, Mango also offers the opportunity to learn through foreign film with Mango Premiere™ and access to a variety of specialty mini courses, like Pirate, Medical Spanish, and romance courses.
MAS Ultra - School Edition
Designed specifically for high school libraries, this database contains full text for nearly 500 popular, high school magazines. MAS Ultra – School Edition also 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.
Middle Search Plus
Middle Search Plus 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.
Youth reader's advisory resource for fiction; read-alikes, reviews, author bios, award winners, recommended reads, and more.
Opposing Viewpoints in Context
This cross-curricular research tool supports science, social studies, current events, and language arts classes. Its informed, differing views present each side of an issue and help students develop information literacy, critical thinking skills, and the confidence to draw their own valid conclusions.
An award winning PreK-3 database for reading and research that includes Animals, Earth and Space, Social Studies, and Biographies. Leveled text, educational games, and videos support your youngest researchers.
Primary Search provides full text for more than 70 popular, magazines for elementary school research. All full text articles included in the database are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles), and full text information dates as far back as 1990.
World Book Online
World Book Online offers homework help and other resources, including encyclopedia, dictionary, atlas, study aids, and curriculum guides.