Rocky Hill MS Media Center

Online Services

All online services passwords can be found in your MCPS Gmail account in an email titled: Student Password Sheet & Links to Online Resources and in myMCPS Classroom under Rocky Hill MS Course-Media Center-Online Services & Passwords.

The passwords are given to Rocky Hill Students and Staff only and will not appear on this web site. Please contact the RHMS Media Center, visit the myMCPS Classroom under Rocky Hill MS Course-Media Center-Online Services & Passwords, or click the link in the Student Password Sheet in your MCPS Gmail account.

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Summer Reading Interactive Titles: Available until August 31st! Interactive online books in 10 different languages

SORA  ebooks and audiobook checkouts (Username:; Password: Computer Password)

LearningAlly A library of human-read audiobooks that includes interactive learning tools such as: highlighted text synced with the audio narration, speed control, bookmarking, highlighting, and note taking.

Capstone Interactive
A collection of eBooks about different subjects, genres, and levels so you can find just the right book.  And every title is supported by audio recorded by professional voice-over artists! 3, 841 titles! (See Online Password Sheet for username & password)

eBooks from Capstone and Rosen (See Online Password Sheet for username & password)
Includes the following titles:

  • World Studies: Ancient Egyptian Culture, Empires, Crusaders, and Invasions Through the Middle Ages, Feudalism in Medieval Europe, First Peoples of the Americas and the European Age of Exploration, Persia, the Rise of Islam and the Holy Roman Empire, The Civilization of Ancient Egypt, The Fall of Rome and Rise of Constantinople
  • Science: The Basics of Atoms and Molecules, The Basics of Chemical Reactions, The Basics of Chemistry, The Basics of States of Matter
  • Health: The Truth about Amphetamines and Stimulants, The Truth about Barbiturates, The Truth about Cocaine, The Truth about Ecstasy, The Truth about Heroin, The Truth about Inhalants, The Truth about LSD and Hallucinogens, The Truth about Marijuana, The Truth about Methamphetamines and Crystal Meth, The Truth about Oxycodone and Other Narcotics, The Truth about PCP, The Truth about Prescription Drugs, The Truth about Steroids

Gale Ebooks
Ebooks including science, history, and health titles 

Interactive eBooks (See Online Password Sheet for username & password)
Includes the following titles:

  • World Studies: Ancient Egyptian Culture, Ancient Egyptian Daily Life, Ancient Egyptian Economy, Ancient Egyptian Geography, Ancient Egyptian Government, Ancient Egyptian Technology

Includes interviews with popular authors for kids as well as links to outside web pages about books and authors.

Tumblebooks Library
TumbleBook Library is an online collection of animated, talking picture books which teach kids the joy of reading in a format they'll love.

Student Resources

Online Picture Resources:


Britannica: School
Links to 4 levels of academic encyclopedias that are easy to use. (For Country Research: World Atlas & Compare Countries)

Britannica: Escolar Online
Escolar Online is the Britannica School encyclopedia in Spanish. Find articles on a variety of topics written in Spanish.

Britannica: Enciclopedia Moderna
Enciclopedia Moderna is a Spanish language encyclopedia that has many articles plus timelines, an atlas, and a dictionary.

Britannica: Online Academic Edition 
The rich combination of the venerable Encyclopædia Britannica plus Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary, magazines and periodicals, and many other research tools provides the variety of reliable sources that students need to consult when conducting thorough collegiate research.

Britannica: Original Sources
Britannica Original Source contains primary source documents IN HISTORY, LITERATURE, SCIENCE, LAW, POLITICS, RELIGION, AND MORE

Information on countries of the world

Articles and images, including magazines, newspapers, and books

FactCite American History
More than 6,000 illustrated articles of people, places, and events in American History. Includes American Indians, eras in American history, and comprehensive section on U.S. states.

FactCite Biographies 
This resource provides biographies of 101 people who influenced the progress of civilization.

FactCite Countries and Cultures 
This database has comprehensive coverage of the countries of the world, illustrated.

FactCite Defining Moments in US History
This resource explores the historical context and consequences of 30 defining moments in United States history, such as the Battle of Gettysburg, the Great War and the Jazz Age and the Attack on Pearl Harbor.

FactCite Sports Champions
 This database presents illustrated biographies of 700+ sports champions, past and present, who competed in 50 sports.

FactCite World Biography
 10,000 biographies of famous people from around the world. More than 2,000 illustrations.

Gale in Contest: Elementary School
Includes articles, images, and videos about popular subjects, including Animals, Arts, Geography, Health, Literature, People, Social Studies, Technology, and more.

Gale in Context: Middle School
Includes reference information in videos, newspapers, magazines, primary sources, and much more. Categories cover a range of the most-studied topics including cultures, government, people, U.S. and world history, literature, and more.

Gale General OneFile 
Includes articles from magazines, books, newspapers, and academic journals on over 500 topics.

Image Quest (Britannica)
ImageQuest provides access to more than two million images which are rights-cleared for non-commercial, educational use.

A language learning program containing over 30 world languages to support learning of conversational and formal language.

MOCO Public Libraries
MCPL A-Z Databases has magazine articles, encyclopedias and eBooks to support your research needs. 

National Geographic Kids
National Geographic Kids provides magazines, videos, and photos about adventures in science, nature, culture, archaeology, and space.

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. First time users click “Create a Personal ID” to make an account. Reactivate with login and password to left.

Online Japan (Britannica)
Britannica Online Japan offers quick access to reliable, comprehensive information, with more than 150,000 articles and 30,000 images.

Scienceflix includes videos, articles, images, and eBooks on a variety of science topics

SIRS (use all SIRS databases in CHROME)
These databases cover the decades of the 20th century, full text articles and images from international newspapers, magazines, and government documents, and websites as well as research material on controversial topics, current arts/humanities perspectives and interactive books on US citizenship.

Universalis Education (French)
The entire Encyclopaedia Universalis is available online in French.

Universalis Junior (French)
Universalis Junior Online, created in collaboration with American and French education experts, provides a fresh look at a wide array of topics such as history, geography, science, and technology in French.

Washington Post

Webster’s Dictionary (EB) 
A dictionary without the ads!

World Book includes:

  • World Book Kids
  • World Book Students
  • Living Green
  • Early Peoples
  • Inventions and Discoveries
  • Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos

Teacher Resources 

Gale Resources: includes: