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LearnNow Brainfuse LearnNow  NEW! *

    Get help with homework, submit a question, interact with a live tutor, form online study groups, practice standardized tests, send your paper to the writing lab, access free lessons and resources, create your own flashcards. To access, click the Brainfuse LearnNow link above and login with your library card number, go to Tools for All Learners and click on LearnNow to find the content for grades 6-12.
Full-text articles from many leading popular magazines, journals and newspapers.

biography in context logoBiography in Context

Biographies on famous people from various print resources are now available online.



Opposing Viewpoints

Opposing Viewpoints

 Collects " for" and "against" articles based on social issues.

Brittanica-schoollogo (002)Britannica School Edition

Britannica offers up to date information on a wide variety of subjects for Elementary, Middle, and High School ages.

Culture Grams logoCultureGrams
Provides concise cultural and statistical reports on over 200 countries. Reports cover 25 different aspects of the country and culture.

Ancient and Medieval History

Ancient and Medieval History

Overview of Ancient Civilizations with text, pictures, timeline and maps.





Gale Virtual Reference LibraryGale Virtual Reference Library
Search full-text ebooks on a wide variety of topics, including arts, business, history, science, social science and more.


 Gale in Context: Elementary

Gale In Context: Elementary (formerly Kids InfoBits) lets students in grades 2-5 explore all kinds of educational, cool stuff from a home computer. Better yet, each topic comes with articles, videos, colorful pictures, and more. 

Nat Geo Kids logoNational Geographic Kids
Offers hundreds of downloadable images, the full-text of National Geographic Kids magazine, and entire non-fiction books.

NoveListK8Plus Novelist K-8
Looking for something good to read? Try Novelist!  It has book reviews and suggested reading lists.


The TumbleBooks is a collection of TumbleBooks (talking picture books), puzzles, quizzes and resources.

Worldbook kids logo World Book Kids
This version of World Book contains encyclopedia articles, images, games, and more specifically developed for elementary school students.

Worldbook Online logoWorld Book
Contains the full-text of the print version of World Book, plus additional articles, maps, and videos. Also contains a Spanish-language encyclopedia, Craft Corner, Inventions and Discoveries, and more.