Research Databases & Tools

Bloom's Literary Reference Online

Examines great writers, important works, memorable characters, and influential movements and events in world literature.
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Curriculum Resource Center

Provides a library of printable teacher-handout material for the middle school, high school, and junior college curriculum.
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Explora Primary Schools

Kids will find everything they need to learn about Animals, Science, Math, Arts, Music, Social Studies, Geography and Biography.


Explora Secondary Schools

A Go-To Resource just for middle school and high school students. Do you need to research a topic and are not sure where to start?


Funk and Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia

Here you will find thousands of simple-to-understand encyclopedia articles covering just about any topic imaginable.


Gale Drama for Students eBooks

Analysis of major plays, including an introduction, author biography, plot summary, characters, themes, style, and criticism.


Gale Novels for Students eBooks

Analysis of major novels, including an introduction, author biography, plot summary, characters, themes, style, and criticism.


Gale Poetry for Students eBooks

Analysis of major poems, including an introduction, author biography, poem text, poem summary, themes, style, and criticism.


Gale Shakespeare for Students eBooks

Analysis of Shakespeare’s most-popularly-studied plays and poetry in secondary schools and undergraduate curricula, including an introduction, plot summary, characters, themes, style, and...


Gale Short Stories for Students ebooks

Analysis of major short stories, including an introduction,author biography, plot summary, characters, themes, style, and criticism.


Great Websites for Kids

Looking for websites to help with homework or satisfy your child’s curiosity about a subject?


Issues & Controversies

Explore both sides of controversial issues in politics, government, business, education, and popular culture.


Middle Search Plus

Designed just for middle school kids, this database is not too easy, but not overly difficult – just right for you! Find articles on almost any topic in more than 150 great magazines


Novelist

Searching for a good book to read? Try NoveList K-8 to find exactly the right book! Find fiction and non-fiction, and even picture books, on your favorite topic.


Peterson's Test & Career Prep

Gale Presents: Peterson's Test and Career Prep provides current practice materials for a wide variety of tests ranging from high school through graduate level, such as AP, SAT, ACT, GRE, LSAT,...


The World Almanac for Kids Online

Handouts for your projects and more...with brand New Sections!


Universal Class

Universal Class is over 500 Continuing Education, video-based courses for anyone interested in personal or professional growth.


World Atlas

Combines detailed, printable, full-color maps of countries, provinces, and states with up-to-date statistical and local information.
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