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Gr. 4-8 Info Resources

The Library paid for these subscriptions so you don't have to! You will need your Library card to use most of them. If you don't have a Library card, you can still use our websites below!

Name Description Use At Home?
Biography in Contextbiographyt

Biographies spanning every subject.

Yes
Brainfuse HelpNow

Live tutoring available from 2 - 11 p.m. daily for kindergarten and up. Includes practice exercises, quizzes, and flashcard creator.

Yes
Brainfuse LearnNow

Practice tests for ACT, SAT, AP, Civil Service, NCLEX, TOEFL, and more.

Yes
Creativebug

More than 1,000 on-trend arts and crafts video tutorials such as hand-lettering, sewing, and knitting taught by recognized design experts and artists.

Yes
Explora Junior High

Full-text articles from magazines, reference books, and primary sources on all topics.

Yes
hoopla

Movies, music, eBooks, and audiobooks for your computer or mobile device.

Yes
Issues & Controversies

Current issues and events including news coverage, background information, pro/con arguments, and timelines. 

Yes
Kanopy

Classic, international, documentary, and educational films from the Criterion Collection, Janus films, The Great Courses, and the PBS Frontline series.

Yes
Novelist K-8

Reading recommendations for grades K-8 including Lexile levels.

Yes
PressReader

Digital newspapers and magazines such as the Chicago Tribune and the Chicago Sun Times.

Yes
Today's Science

Science news and research written especially for students.

Yes
Tumblebook Cloud Junior

eBooks and audiobooks for grades 3-6.

Yes
Tumblebooks

Animated, read-along, picture, and chapter eBooks for grades K-3.

Yes
World Book for Kids

General information on all topics for grades K-8.

Yes
World News Digest

Articles, background essays, illustrations, and primary sources for analyzing current events.

Yes