Online Services

The following online resources are available for students to use both at home and at school.  Students can pick up a copy of the logins/passwords from the media center.

 Ancient and Medieval History - Includes articles on ancient Egypt, ancient Mesopotamia, ancient Greece, ancient Rome, ancient and medieval Africa, medieval Europe, the Americas, ancient and medieval Asia, and Islamic Empire—from prehistory to the 1500s.

Capstone E-Books - 92 fiction and non-fiction books that can be read from any computer or mobile device with internet access.

Culturegrams 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, etc.

Discovery Streaming - Watch thousands of videos and video clips from Discovery Education.  Students can watch videos for all of their school subjects from history and science to health and music.

Encyclopaedia Britannica - Products include: Online School Edition (includes 3 encyclopedias to meet needs of all students), Online Academic Edition, Annals of American History, Global Reference Center, 21st Century ExplorerSpanish Reference Center: Gran Encyclopedia Planeta y Enciclopedia JuvenilWebster's Third New International Dictionary Unabridged and World Data Analyst

 Explora Secondary SchoolDesigned for middle and high school students, this searchable database provides coverage of current events, primary source documents, and film and video from books, encyclopedias, newspapers, magazines and government reports. 

FactCite - Includes articles of people, places and events that shape our society and world around us. Included in FactCite are the following databases: American History, Biographies for Beginners, Countries and Cultures, Defining Moments in US History, Mythology, Science, Shapers of Society, Sports Champions, and World Biography.

 Gale Virtual Reference Library- Log on to GVRL to search 27 reference books covering the following topics: Weather and Climate, Geology, Mythology, Civil War and Ancient Civilizations

Go Animate- This site is used to create animated videos.

History Reference Center The database includes more than 300 reference books and encyclopedias; 58,000 historical documents; 43,000 biographies; and more than 100,000 images and historical maps.

Image Quest - Access two million rights-cleared images from over 50 of the best collections in the world. Students will turn to the site as they work on homework assignments and school or course projects. Free of advertising and from trustworthy sources, Image Quest provides safe and fast access to high quality images on all topics and for all ages.

Mas Ultraincludes articles from magazines, reference books, biographies, primary source documents, photos, and maps & flags.

NoodleTools  Comprises an online bibliography (works cited), composer, and note-taking tool.  The student inputs the information necessary and prints out the bibliography.  Students also can take notes online using this service.

Science Flix - Includes videos, articles, images, and eBooks on a variety of science topics.

Science Reference Center Includes science periodicals,  reference books, encyclopedias, essays, biographies, animations, images and videos.  Supports all science disciplines.

SIRS Decades covers the 20th century decade by decade.

SIRS Discoverer The database includes carefully selected full-text articles and images  international newspapers, magazines, government documents, and websites for elementary and middle school students especially although serves a purpose at all levels.

SIRS Knowledge Source  includes SIRS Researcher, SIRS Pro/Con, SIRS Renaissance, current perspectives on the arts and humanities, SIRS Web Select, a student search engine with editorially selected websites and SIRS Interactive Citizenship, interactive books on U.S. citizenship.  A  unique service that provides up-close and personal interviews (multimedia abounds!) with some of the most loved and respected children and young adult authors.  Includes  lesson plans and other resources for use by language arts teachers and for students.  Covers many of our core and anchor text authors.

U.S. History In Context . Includes collections of primary and secondary resources to support the study of United States history.  The database includes country and era overviews, full-text periodicals, audio and video clips of historic speeches, and much more.

 World Book Online  Products include World Book Student, World Book Kids and Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos, a spanish language encyclopedia. 


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