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Available to all students.  Additional resources, usernames, and passwords are available in your school library media center.

Descriptions of available online subscriptions  

 culturegrams CultureGrams contains reports that deliver a perspective on daily life and culture. Reports cover 200+ countries, the United States, and Canada.
 discovery streaming Discovery Education streaming  is digital collection of full length videos, video segments, images, encyclopedia articles, audio files, and clip art. 
 annals Encyclopedia Britannica Annals of American History  contains history of the United States through speeches, historical accounts, memoirs, poems, images, and multimedia. 
 GRC Encyclopedia Britannica Global Reference Center  contains Foreign language content including information in Spanish, Japanese, Korean, Simplified Chinese, and French.
AE Encyclopedia Britannica Online Academic Edition includesencyclopedia articles, multimedia, related web sites, magazines, news, and much more.
 Britannica School Britannica School - contains 3 encyclopedias in one: Encyclopaedia Britannica, Compton’s by Britannica and Britannica Elementary.  
 A search will return articles from all 3 encyclopedias so students can choose which level meets their needs.
Escolar Encyclopedia Britannica Escolar Online provides a Spanish elementary encyclopedia, images, videos, and Spanish language learning materials specifically designed for younger learners. today
 Modernar Britannica Enciclopedia Moderna is the most comprehensive Spanish language encyclopedia available today. It features 145,000 articles plus timelines, an atlas, and a dictionary.
 websters Encyclopedia Britannica Webster's Third New International Dictionary, Unabridged Online  is a comprehensive American dictionary with 472,000 entries, 200,000 usage examples, 140,000 etymologies, and more.
 wda Encyclopedia Britannica ​World Data Analyst  provides current and past statistics on the countries of the world that make historical and cross-national comparisons easy.
 ImageQuest Britannica Image Quest contains two million rights-cleared images from over 50 collections in the world including Dorling Kindersley Images, Getty Images, the National Portrait Gallery of London, the National Geographic Society, and Oxford Scientific.
 noodletools NoodleTools  allows you to record, organize and synthesize information using online notecards. Connect your projects to your GAFE account.  Format your bibliography in MLA, APA, or Chicago/Turabian style.
 SIRSD SIRS Decades provides primary and secondary source articles that highlight key events, movements, people, and places in 20th-century America.
 discoverer SIRS Discoverer provides full-text articles and images from domestic and international newspapers, magazines, and government documents. Includes a map collection of all 50 United States, the provinces and territories of Canada, nations and regions of the world, historical, and outline maps. 
 SIRS KS SIRS Knowledge Source is a portal to relevant, credible information to include topical pro/con coverage of current and enduring issues, resources by and about the U.S. government, current perspectives on the arts and humanities, a collection of reliable and credible websites covering a variety of topics.
 Teaching Books includes resources about fiction and nonfiction books used in grades K–12 to include integration of multimedia author and book materials into reading and library activities.
 Tumblebooks TumbleBooks is a collection of animated, talking picture books. Collection includes fiction, non-fiction, Spanish and French titles.
  •  EBSCO Explora Primary Search
  • PebbleGo - Animals (See your Media Specialist for access information)
  • PebbleGo - Biographies (See your Media Specialist for access information) 
  • PebbleGo - Dinosaurs (See your Media Specialist for access information)
  • PebbleGo - Science (See your Media Specialist for access information)
  • PebbleGo - Social Studies (See your Media Specialist for access information)
  • PebbleGo Next - (trial until November 5th)

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