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Research Materials for Students & Kids

TumbleBook Library

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Britannica for Children

Britannica Library for Children

Use at Home? Yes

Description: All the resources found in Encyclopedia Britannica, plus special online learning materials for students, in grades K-8.

 

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Chelsea House

Chelsea House Biographies

Use at Home? Yes

Description: In-depth look at people who have shaped our world.  World leaders, sports stars, popular icons, writers, legends of the old west, and many more.

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Comics Plus Children's Library

Comics Plus Children’s Library

Use at Home? Yes

Formats Available: Graphic Novels

Description: Enjoy unlimited access to thousands of digital comics, graphic novels, and manga — 24 hours a day, 7 days a week; on your computer, tablet, or phone. Enjoy this collection designed just for kids!

 

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Creativebug

Creativebug

Use at Home? Yes

Description: Unlimited access to more than 1,000 award-winning art & craft video classes taught by recognized design experts and artists.

 

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CultureGrams

CultureGrams

Use at Home? Yes

Description: More than 200 country-specific reports of every sovereign country recognized by the United Nations, plus several foreign dependencies and U.S. territories like the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. Also includes information about each U.S. state and Canadian province as well.

 

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Educate Station

Use at Home? Yes

Description: Easy-to-use, comprehensive learning plans with a robust range of extension activities across a wide range of subject areas and grades.

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FactCite: The Lincoln Library Online

FactCite – American and World Biography

Use at Home? Yes

Description: 10,000 biographies of famous people from around the world. More than 2,000 illustrations.

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FactCite: The Lincoln Library Online

FactCite – American History

Use at Home? Yes

Description: More than 6,000 illustrated articles of people, places, and events in American history.

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FactCite: The Lincoln Library Online

FactCite – Biography for Beginners

Use at Home? Yes

Description: Illustrated biographies written especially for beginning and striving readers.

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FactCite: The Lincoln Library Online

FactCite – Defining Moments in U.S. History

Use at Home? Yes

Description: This resource for middle school students and above 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. Each event is treated in detail and supplemented with primary source documents, timelines, biographies, reading lists, glossaries, and photographs.

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FactCite: The Lincoln Library Online

FactCite – Greek and Roman Mythology

Use at Home? Yes

Description: 500 articles on Greek and Roman mythological figures with more than 300 illustrations.

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FactCite: The Lincoln Library Online

Fact Cite – The Lincoln Library

Use at Home? Yes

Description: American History – More than 6,000 illustrated articles of people, places, and events in American history.

 

Biography for Beginners – Illustrated biographies written especially for beginning and striving readers.

 

Greek & Roman Mythology – 500 articles on Greek and Roman mythological figures with more than 300 illustrations.

 

U.S. & World Biography – 10,000 biographies of famous people from around the world. More than 2,000 illustrations.

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FreedomFlix

FreedomFlix

Use at Home? Yes

Description: This American History resource includes eBooks from Scholastic’s Cornerstones of Freedom series. Each is paired with nonfiction videos and links to related websites. Topics include: Revolutionary Era, Our Democracy, Westward Expansion, Immigration, Slavery and the Civil War, Economy, the 20th Century, Today’s World, and War.

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BrainFuse HelpNow

HelpNow from Brainfuse

Use at Home? Yes

Description: Get live, one-to-one, Illinois-aligned, skill-building, homework and test preparation help for everyone, from kindergarteners to adults. English as a second language and Spanish foreign language assistance are included, as well as Microsoft Office help and Career Resources. Available seven days a week, from 2PM-11PM with 24-hour access to Writing Lab, SkillSurfer and more.

 

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Hobbies & Crafts Source

Use at Home? Yes

Description: How-to instructions and creative ideas for crafters, collectors, foodies, and fans; containing thousands of articles from top hobby and craft magazines and books as well as recipes, “how-to” videos and hobby profiles

 

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Mango

Mango Languages

Use at Home? Yes

Description: Mango offers access to over 70 foreign language courses and 20 ESL courses. Mango can be accessed at the library, remotely, or even on-the-go with apps for iPhone® and Android™.

 

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Middle Schools Explora Logo

Middle Schools – Explora

Use at Home? Yes

Description: The Explora experience for middle schools ensures that students, educators and library patrons can quickly find the reliable information they need to complete homework and research projects, deliver robust school curriculum, and satisfy their intellectual curiosity.

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Gale Presents National Geographic Kids

National Geographic Kids

Use at Home? Yes

Description: Contains National Geographic Kids magazine 2009-present (3-month embargo), 200 National Geographic Kids books, and 500 kid-friendly and downloadable images.

 

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NoveList K-8 Plus

NoveList K-8 Plus

Use at Home? Yes

Description: Search engine that provides book recommendations based on appeal factors, curated lists, and read-alikes for titles you enjoy from picture books through chapter books

 

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PebbleGo

PebbleGo

Use at Home? Yes

Description: PebbleGo is a curricular content hub specifically designed for K-2 students. Packed with informational articles, ready-made activities, and literacy supports for students of all abilities, it boosts engagement and fosters independent learning in core subject areas.

PebbleGo Next provides a natural next step for 3rd-5th grade students with articles all aligned to state and national standards with a familiar, yet age-appropriate, experience and supports.

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Primary Schools Explora logo

Primary Schools – Explora

Use at Home? Yes

Description: The Explora experience for elementary schools ensures that students, educators and library patrons can quickly find the reliable information they need to complete homework and research projects, deliver robust school curriculum, and satisfy their intellectual curiosity.

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Pronunciator

Pronunciator

Use at Home? Yes

Description: You can learn 163 languages, including the largest ESL curriculum on the planet. Simply use your library card number to create an account and start learning through a variety of vocabulary exercises, quizzes, culture and business notes, and grammar review. Also includes lessons for 3 to 6 and 7 to 12 year-olds.

 

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Scholastic BookFlix

Scholastic BookFlix

Use at Home? Yes

Description: Online literacy resource that pairs classic fictional video storybooks with related nonfiction eBooks. Reinforces core reading skills and introduces students to a world of knowledge and exploration. Includes helpful educator’s tools.

 

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Scholastic go!

Scholastic Go!

Use at Home? Yes

Description: Incorporates Grolier Online databases, including Amazing Animals, America the Beautiful, American Heritage Children’s Dictionary, American Heritage Children’s Thesaurus, Lands and People, New Book of Knowledge and New Book of Popular Science.

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teachables

Scholastic Teachables

Use at home? Yes

Description: Worksheets, lesson plans, learning games, and more! Formerly known as Scholastic Printables, access printable activities for any subject: math, science, reading comprehension, STEM, writing, and beyond. Download printable lesson plans, reading passages, games and puzzles, clip art, bulletin board ideas, and skills sheets for kids in any grade.

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ScienceFlix

ScienceFlix

Use at Home? Yes

Description: Highly-engaging, interactive, curriculum-driven digital resource with reading levels for students in grades 4 through 9. Includes videos, experiments and information on careers in science.

 

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Scholastic True Flix

TrueFlix

Use at Home? Yes

Description: Includes digital Scholastic True Books, links to further information in Grolier Online and websites about each topic. Non-fiction topics include: continents, ancient civilizations, U.S. government westward expansion, natural disasters, space, human body and ecosystems.

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TumbleBook Library

TumbleBook Library

Use at Home? Yes

Description: A collection of animated, talking picture books and puzzles created from existing picture books, Large Print chapter books and classic children’s books. There are also books in Spanish and French.

 

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Tutor.com a Service of The Princeton Review

Tutor.com

Use at Home? Yes

Description: Free online help from tutors for students, as well as resume, ACT/SAT test prep, GED, and citizenship assistance for adults. Hours: Every day from 10:00 a.m. to midnight.

 

Ayuda gratis, en línea, de tutores para estudiantes, y también para resumen, preparación para la prueba ACT/SAT, GED, y asistencia de ciudadanía para adultos. Diariamente de 10:00 a.m. hasta la medianoche.

 

iOS App  Android App

 

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The library’s subscription to this resource will expire on July 1, 2024. Please check out HelpNow! from Brainfuse for an alternate online tutoring resource.

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World Book Online

World Book Online (in-library)

Use at Home? No

Description: Start here for background research on any topic. Articles are updated with current events information, useful links on the Internet, a monthly calendar of important dates and a Today in History feature.

 

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World Book Online

World Book Online (remote access)

Use at Home? Yes

Description: Start here for background research on any topic. Articles are updated with current events information, useful links on the Internet, a monthly calendar of important dates and a Today in History feature.

 

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