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Student Resources

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  • Brainfuse HelpNow
    Learning center with live help for homework, practice tests, digital flash cards, and more (learn more)

  • Britannica School Edition 
    A comprehensive interactive resource for research and learning for grades K-12. Includes correlations to California Content Standards and other valuable teacher resources. (guide to searching Britannica)

    Elementary Middle High

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  • CultureGrams**
    Provides concise cultural and statistical snapshots of every country recognized by the United Nations.

  • Exploring Race in Society
    Aimed at high school and undergraduate researchers, this database provides access to thousands of full-text articles and other scholarly resources related to race, diversity, and inclusiveness in a solutions-oriented context.

  • Gale eBooks
    Search full-text eBooks on a wide variety of topics, including arts, business, history, science, social science and more.

  • Gale in Context: Biography
    Biographical information on over 640,000 international figures from all time periods and areas of study. Includes full-text reference content, periodicals, and multimedia. 

  • World Book Encyclopedia
    Access to the online version of the World Book Encyclopedia, including:

    • World Book Kids: Offers simpler navigation, thousands of colorful illustrations, diagrams, and maps, and dozens of activities tied to national curriculum standards.

    • World Book Student: Designed for elementary and middle-school students, this popular resource includes built in features and tools to help make learning accessible.

    • World Book Advanced: For the advanced student and adults, Advanced offers deeper comprehension and up to the minute access to worldwide news.

    • World Book Timelines: Search more than 650 pre-generated timelines and 14,000 event in a highly interactive and customizable database.  Investigate the chronological significance of world events and the lives of notable historical figures.

    • World Book eBooks: Over 2,500 titles, including World Book exclusive content and classic literature (novels, plays, poems, and nonfiction).

    • World Book Activity Corner: Contains thousands of cross-curricular, low-cost, fun yet educational projects for the classroom, after school programs, and library programming. 

    • World Book Discover: Assist differentiated learners and older adults with a research database that offers a practical Life Skills section. A collection of unique videos, featuring expert answers to often asked questions, and a visual dictionary make content more accessible for readers of all levels.

    • World Book Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos: This dedicated Spanish-language database contains videos, compare-and-contrast features, selected articles, and a visual dictionary to allow ESL students and Spanish-learners the chance to learn. Integrated with World Book Kids for parallel English-language content.

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