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Authors & Books
Books & Authors
Find a new author or a whole new series tailored to your reading taste. Can limit search to young adults or children.
Book Collection: Nonfiction - High School Edition
Search the full text of more than 2,450 popular nonfiction books for high school students on subjects like careers, health, life skills, ethnicity, sports, technology, history, science and more.
Book Collection: Nonfiction - Middle School Edition
Search the full text of more than 3,100 popular nonfiction books for middle school students on subjects like health, life skills, ethnicity, sports, adventure, technology, history, science and more.
Book Collection: Nonfiction - Elementary Edition
Search the full text of more than 1,300 popular nonfiction books for elementary school students on subjects like animals, weather, holidays, sports, Native Americans and more.
Literature Resource Center
Critical essays and biographical information on more than 120,000 authors. Can limit search by “target audience” (including children).
Search for poetry, stories, essays, plays and speeches.
Online collection of 22,500 e-books.
Search for works by a favorite author, readalikes and book discussion guides.
McGraw-Hill’s Encyclopedia of Science and Technology.
Biography in Context
Biographies on more than 340,000 people.
CultureGrams Online offers World, Kids, Canadian Provinces and U.S. States editions in which you'll find maps, statistics, photo galleries, famous people and recipe collections.
Search reference works and magazines on a wide range of topics relevant to student research. Can limit search by basic or intermediate reading levels.
This EBSCOhost search interface is designed specifically for elementary/middle school students according to their needs and search abilities. The Kids Search interface provides a child-friendly, graphically-rich design that is fun to use.
MAS Ultra - School Edition
Designed for high school students, this database contains full text articles, biographies. primary source documents, reference books and images on topics ranging from science, history and literature to political science, career exploration and more.
Middle Search Plus
Designed for junior high and middle school students, this database features full text for magazines, biographies and historical essays; primary sources documents; the Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia; American Heritage Dictionary; and photos, maps and flags.
World Book Online Reference Center
Every article from the print encyclopedia enhanced with state-of-the-art multimedia, maps, and more. Includes Spanish Student Discovery Encyclopedia, World Book Kids and World Book Reference Center.
History & Geography
A to Z the USA
Information about each state and U.S. territory, including history, climate, weather, demographics, geography, history and historical images.
African-American History Online
Provides expansive and in-depth information on the people, events, and topics important to the study of African-American history.
American History Online
Spans more than 500 years of political, military, social, and cultural history, highlighting the important people and events of the American experience.
American Indian History Online
Offers thorough access to more than 15,000 years of Native American culture, history, and heritage.
American Women's History Online
Covers the important people, events, legislation, and issues relevant to the study of women's history in the United States.
Ancient and Medieval History Online
Explores the pre-modern world with in-depth focus on Egypt, Mesopotamia, Greece, Rome, Africa, Europe, the Americas, and Asia.
Datapedia of the United States: American History in Numbers
3rd edition, 2004
Issues and Controversies in American History
Builds a deeper understanding of how historical events have shaped our nation by exploring the key players and the battles they fought.
Modern World History Online
Covers the people, places, and events in the broad expanse of history--from mid-15th century to the present.
U.S. Government Online
Presents in-depth information on the structure and function of the U.S. government and its everyday role in the lives of citizens.
Magazines & Newspapers
Provides full text and images from a wide range of general interest magazines.
Full-text articles from over 600 American newspapers, including the Kansas City Star, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Chicago Tribune and New York Times.
Cover-to-cover full text for more than 40 national and international newspapers as well as selective full text for more than 370 regional papers, including the Columbia Daily Tribune.
General reference database containing thousands of full-text articles exploring social, scientific, health, historic, business, economic, political and global issues.
Practice Tests & Exercises
Learning Express Library
Learning Express provides test preparation materials for elementary through adult level. Also includes sections useful for elementary school, middle school, and high school skills improvement, with diagnostic tests and practice exercises as well as math, reading comprehension and writing courses.