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Students & Kids

Research Materials for Students & Kids

TumbleBook Library

Biblioteca TumbleBook

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Descripción: Ciber-libros para ciber-niños.

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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 looks 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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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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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 e-books 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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Gale In Context Opposing Viewpoints

Gale In Context: Opposing Viewpoints

Use at Home? Yes

Description: More than 19,600 pro/con viewpoints, plus 300+ profiles of federal agencies and special-interest groups and special coverage of the annual debate topic determined by the National Speech and Debate Association; content includes full-text newspapers and periodicals from multiple perspectives, including National ReviewThe New York TimesThe Washington PostCommentary, and CNN Wire.

 

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Gale In Context Science

Gale In Context: Science

Use at Home? Yes

Description: Supporting high school curricula and university coursework, Science in Context features authoritative information for assignments and projects, and provides detailed coverage of popular subjects.

 

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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 Reference Center

Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center

Use at Home? Yes

Description: Has patterns, articles, and information on everything from amateur radio to knitting to woodworking.

 

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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 Search Plus

Middle Search Plus

Use at Home? Yes

Description: Full-text database providing popular middle school magazines and reference books. Covering subjects such as history, current events, science and sports, it also includes thousands of biographies and primary source documents, plus over a million photos, maps and flags.

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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 for picture books through chapter books by author, title, series name or subject. Includes helpful educator’s tools.

 

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PebbleGo

PebbleGo

Use at Home? Yes

Description: PebbleGo Biographies, PebbleGo Earth and Space and PebbleGo Social Studies are resources designed especially for students in grades K-3. They include photographs, videos and educational games.

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PebbleGo Next

PebbleGo Next – State and American Indian Studies

Use at Home? Yes

Description: Find information on all US states, with curriculum-connected content for grades 3-6. Link to American Indian tribes based in each state, with historical and current data. Learn more with videos, state songs and regional recipes.

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Primary Search

Primary Search

Use at Home? Yes

Description: Designed for elementary school libraries, Primary Search is a full-text database providing popular children’s magazines, easy-to-read encyclopedic entries and a vast image collection. Students can learn about a variety of topics, including endangered species, famous musicians, fitness and space exploration.

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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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Science Online

Science Online

Use at Home? Yes

Description: Presents a broad range of scientific disciplines through extensive essays, videos, diagrams, definitions, biographies, and experiments.

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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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World Book Online

World Book Online

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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World Book Online

World Book: La Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos

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Descripción: Características incluyen artículos, secuencia (fechas) de eventos, mapas y bases de datos interactivas (recursos electrónicos).

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