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General Reference


Explore different time periods in history: World History: Ancient and Medieval Eras, American Government, American History, Daily Life Through History, World Geography, and World History: The Modern Era.

African-American History

This source contains videos, maps and charts, slideshows, timelines, primary sources and biographies. You can search by topic, event or era. Information spans a 500 year history of African - American history.

American History

This source is a great place to find out America's history from prehistory to the present. Resources include: primary sources, videos, maps and charts, slideshows, timelimes, and people. Specific topics can be searched as well as by era and controversial topics.

Ancient and Medieval History

Coverage of world history from prehistory through the mid-1500s, with special Topic Centers on key civilizations and regions, including the ancient Near East, ancient Egypt, ancient Greece, ancient Rome, ancient and medieval Africa, ancient and medieval Asia, the Americas, medieval Europe, and the Islamic World. Each civilization s history is brought to life through articles, videos and slideshows, primary sources, and more.


Includes writing tips as well as information about the most studied authors, characters, and literary works. There are also videos, discussion questions, poems, timelines and themes. There is also a William Shakespeare section.

Culture Grams

Lifestyles, history, traditions, and more can be found here on different cultures around the world.

Curriculum Resource Center

A great source for teachers to help them with their lesson plans.


Use EBSCO to find articles from a variety of sources on all different topics. If you need a new book, and don't know what to read, go to Novelist K-8 or Novelist.


Ferguson s Career Guidance Center is a comprehensive resource for career exploration and planning that allows users to quickly find the valuable career information they need, whether it s industry and professions articles, school planning resources, or skills and career advice.


FreedomFlix has information from the ancient world to the present.

Middle School

Academic articles, images, topic selections, and more for middle schoolers

Opposing Viewpoints

Continuously updated information and opinions cover hot issues.

Health Reference Center

Includes information on body systems, current health issues, major diseases and conditions, treatments, and procedures, as well as health and nutrition information specific to men, women, children, teens, and seniors. There are videos, illustrations, journal articles, a BMI calculator and articles and videos on current topics.

Issues & Controversies

Explore hundreds of current and controversial topics in politics, government, business, society, education, and popular culture here. Learn about the facts, history and both sides of the topic.


Resources include videos, games and activities, and audio clips in science, math, ELA, social studies, world language, history, visual and performing arts, and guidance.

Literary Reference Center

Browse by author and/or literary work by: country, culture, genre, and movement. The reference shelf contains the following helpful information: citation, research, a literary glossary and encyclopedia.

Modern World History

World history from the mid-15th century to the present. Thousands of subject entries, biographies, images, videos and slideshows, maps and graphs, primary sources, and timelines provide an understanding of the people, places, events, and ideas that have defined modern world history.

Noodle Tools

Use this site to help you create a bibliography for your resources.


Find your next book or series here. You can browse by genre, interest, themes, award winners, and plot.

NoveList K-8

Look for your next book here. You can browse by genre, best books, and by different types of plots.

Scholastic Go!

You can find information here on a variety of subjects. Most articles include illustrations and some have videos to support the content.

Science Online

Articles, essays, videos, diagrams, tables, definitions, interactives, and experiments on a variety of science topics such as: biology, chemistry, computer science, earth science, environmental science, forensic science, marine science, mathematics, physics, space and astronomy, and weather and climate.


Use this site to find a lot of different science resources.

Teen Health and Wellness

Use this link to find out information about healthy lifestyles and choices.

World Book Online

Use this source to find a variety of information on many different topics.

World Geography and Culture Online

A great resource for studying countries, cultures, and geography concepts and skills. Information about the countries includes: geography, history, society, and culture. Maps and flags, videos, images, gazetteer entries, biographies of famous people, a timeline, and current news supplement each country's profile.

Points of View Reference Center

Use this database to find information on current issues. Topics include: family, medicine, government, environment, labor and economics, censorship, human rights, race relations, women's issues, and many more.