Online Subscription Services

Usernames and passwords for our online subscription services will be given to students and staff each fall. 



Use For:

Amazing Animals

An encyclopedia of really amazing animals. Each article does include all the “stuff” that those animal reports require along with great photos, information about biomes, and classification information.

Brain Pop

Educational animated movies for grades K-12 to explain concepts.


Up to date information on 182 countries and cultures

Discovery Education Streaming (for teachers only)

Database of films across the curriculum.  Films are divided into segments for easy use.  Can save films, copy to cds, use in Power points, etc.

Encyclopaedia Britannica Annals of American History

Explore history of the United States through speeches, historical accounts, memoirs, poems, images, and multimedia.

Encyclopaedia Britannica Global Reference Center

Japanese, Korean, Chinese, French Britannica encyclopaedias and another link to the Spanish Reference Center.

Encyclopaedia Britannica Online Academic Edition

Although every student has access to this encyclopaedia, it is recommended for high school and higher education. 

Encyclopaedia Britannica Online School Edition

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. 

Encyclopaedia Britannica Spanish Reference Center:  Gran Enciclopedia Planeta Y Enciclopedia Juvenil

Enciclopedia Juvenil provides a Spanish elementary encyclopedia, images, videos, and Spanish language learning materials specifically designed for younger learners.  Gran Enciclopedia Planeta is the most comprehensive Spanish language encyclopedia available today. It features 145,000 articles plus timelines, an atlas, and a dictionary.

Encyclopaedia Britannica Webster’s Third New International Dictionary Unabridged

A real dictionary and without those pesky advertisements and pop-ups.  Keep this one open as a window on your desktop whenever you are writing or researching! Encyclopedias in French, Japanese, Korean, Chinese and Spanish)

Encyclopaedia Britannica World Data Analyst

Similar to CultureGrams, World Data Analyst provides "Country Snapshots."  However, it goes further -- students can create "current comparisons" of countries.

Facts for Learning

A general reference source which includes various Almanacs and weekly classroom newspapers from Scholastic covering current events and science.


A periodicals database for elementary school students. 


This is an online bibliography composer. 

Professional Educational Journals (for teachers only) 

Full-text professional publications for K-12 educators and high school students.  All subject areas are addressed. Great for teachers working on graduate degrees. Great for students with advanced research needs.

Student News Net 

A K-12 news site that goes beyond simple headlines and current events.

Science Resource Center

Science Resource Center includes thousands of topic overviews, experiments, biographies, pictures and illustrations. Articles are from 200 magazines and scholarly journals. 

SIRS Decades 

SIRS Decades covers the 20th century decade by decade with 5,000 primary and secondary sources selected by the editors of SIRS.

SIRS Discoverer 

The database includes carefully selected full-text articles and images from more than 1,600 domestic and international newspapers, magazines, government documents, and websites

SIRS Knowledge Source 

SIRS Knowledge Source includes SIRS Researcher, a periodical database.  Resident in SIRS Researcher is a link to SIRS Pro/. Also included in SIRS Knowledge Source is SIRS Renaissance, current perspectives on the arts and humanities, SIRS Web Select, a student search engine with editorially selected websites, interactive books on U.S. citizenship. 

Provides up close and personal interviews with some of the most loved and respected children and young adult authors.