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Some of these research tools are suitable for your students, but most of them are resources for you to plan your lessons.

Name Description Use At Home?
Article First

Look up magazine and journal articles from 1990 to the present with selected full text, in this database from OCLC.

Yes
Encyclopedia Americana

Authoritative, in-depth information on a wide variety of topics for high school and higher.

Yes
ERIC

ERIC (Education Resources Information Center) has journal articles and reports in education.

Yes
Facts.com

Research tool for middle and high school students that includes a collection of national and world news coverage from 1940 through today; the World Almanac and World Almanac Encyclopedia; Issues & Controversies, in-depth pro and con coverage of today’s top issues; and Today’s Science, science news written especially for students.

Yes
Gale Virtual Reference Library

Search over 400 reference titles in nearly 20 different subject categories. You may search all at once or search individual titles.

Yes
Grolier Online

Allows you to search through several online encyclopedias at once: Encyclopedia Americana, Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia, New Book of Knowledge, New Book of Popular Science, America the Beautiful, Amazing Animals of the World and Lands and Peoples.

Yes
La Nueva Enciclopedia Cumbre

Una enciclopedia para hispanohablantes y estudiantes españoles. Simplemente haga clic en el enlace de al lado. An encyclopedia for Spanish speakers and Spanish students.

Yes
Lands and Peoples

Countries and cultures of the world for middle school, high school and up.

Yes
LearningExpress Library

Find interactive test preparation guides for the ASVAB, GRE, SAT, ACT, civil service, military, law enforcement, real estate, U.S. Citizenship Test, and other exams. Use for career exploration and workplace skill-building. Find essentials to building a resume or cover letter. Includes test prep for elementary school and high school students.

Yes
Magazine Articles

Ebsco's MasterFILE Premiere provides full-text articles from over 1,900 magazines, from 1975 through the present. Also includes reference books, biographies, primary source documents, and an image collection of photos, maps and flags.

Yes
Mango Languages

Mango teaches 60 languages step-by-step from the very widely spoken (Spanish, Chinese, Russian, French, Italian) to the more unusual (Irish, Swahili, and even Pirate) as well as Angielski Dla Polaków (ESL Polish), Inglés Para Hablantes De Español (ESL Spanish), and others.

Yes
New Book of Knowledge

General encyclopedia for students in elementary grades. Includes timelines, homework help, games, quizzes, maps, photos, and newScoops for current events.

Yes
New Book of Popular Science

Science and technology plus science in the news for middle school, high school and up. Great for science project research papers.

Yes
Novelist K-8

NoveList K-8 Plus allows you to discover the fiction titles that are popular with young readers as well as titles to use in your classroom. NoveList K-8 Plus contains materials for all K-8 grade levels and includes picture books, children's "chapter" books and young adult titles. The NoveList Learning Center provides a complete introduction to the product and shows you how to use NoveList to meet the reading needs of your students.

Yes
Oxford English Dictionary

The Oxford English Dictionary (OED) is widely regarded as the accepted authority on the English language. It is an unsurpassed guide to the meaning, history, and pronunciation of 600,000 words— past and present—from across the English-speaking world.

Yes
Salem History Library

Search these history resources at once: The Decades (American history), Great Events from History (worldwide events), Great Lives from History (worldwide biographical resource), Milestone Documents (primary sources).

Yes
Salem Literature Library

Need to know the plot and characters of a book? This resource includes Masterplots, along with literary criticism for writing papers.

Yes
Science Reference Center

This great source for science fair research includes science encyclopedias, reference books, magazines, and other resources.

Yes
Test Practice from Tutor.com

Practice worksheets and tests for all grade levels.

Yes
TumblebookCloud

TumbleBookCloud (Grades 5+) Contains over 600 middle school and high school titles, including graphic novels, short stories, teen fiction, classics, audiobooks and National Geographic videos.

Yes
TumblebookCloud Junior

TumbleBookCloud Junior (Grades 3-8) Contains early readers, chapter books, graphic novels, audiobooks, classics and National Geographic videos. Great for English Language Learners because you can listen and read along.

Yes
Tumblebooks

Online picture books that move and talk!  The Tumblebooks collection also includes read-alongs for early readers, puzzles, games, book quizzes, audiobooks for older readers, and a collection of foreign language books.

Yes
World Book Online for Kids

Reliable information on a wide variety of subjects, written at a level that young students can read and understand.

Yes