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With 3,500+ interactive books, educational games, puzzles, and other learning activities,'s award-winning online curriculum is an invaluable resource for young learners, ages 2‑8. (In-library use only)
Audience: Preschool & Elementary School

Academic Search Complete (EBSCO)
Academic Search Complete is the world's most valuable and comprehensive scholarly, multi-disciplinary full-text database, with more than 8,500 full-text periodicals, including more than 7,300 peer-reviewed journals.
Audience: High School & Above

Agricola (EBSCO)
Contains citations for articles on agriculture.
Audience: High School & Above

Biography in Context (Gale)
Contains biographical articles from reference books and journals.
Audience: Elementary School & Above

Britannica Academic Edition (Britannica)
A rich combination of the insightful Encyclopedia Britannica plus Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary and Thesaurus, magazines and periodicals, and many other research tools
Audience: High School & Above

Britannica Annals of American History (Britannica)
A year-by-year documentary of Amercian thought and action through primary source documents.
Audience: Elementary Schools & Above

Britannica Escolar Online (Britannica)
This site offers encyclopedic resources in Spanish for students in primary (Primaria) and middle school (Secundaria).
Audience: Elementary Schools & Above

Britannica Fundamentals (Britannica)
Age-appropriate, play-based activities for ages 4-7.
Audience: Preschool & Elementary School

Britannica Library (Britannica)
A premier library resource for all ages to conduct research and complete school assignments, with dedicated sites for Children, Young Adults and a Reference Center for older students.
Audience: Elementary Schools & Above

Britannica School (Britannica)
For Pre-K through 12 classrooms and libraries.
Audience: Elementary Schools & Above

Courier-Journal (ProQuest)
Contains full-text articles from Louisville's Courier-Journal, covering the years from 2008 to the current year. (For CJ coverage from 1830-2000, please use the Courier-Journal Historical database. For coverage from 2000-2008, use US Newsstream.)
Audience: Elementary School & Above

CultureGrams (ProQuest)
Contains state and country profiles, photographs, biographical articles, and recipes from around the world.
Audience: Elementary School & Above

Explora for Primary Schools (EBSCO)
Combines encyclopedia and article searching in a single database, geared toward elementary school students.
Audience: Elementary School & Above

Opposing Viewpoints in Context (Gale)
Provides informed, differing views on today's hottest social issues.
Audience: Middle School & Above

Primary Search (EBSCO)
Contains articles from elementary school reference books and magazines on a broad range of topics and the text of important historical US documents.
Audience: Elementary School & Above

Scholastic Go! (Grolier)
Encyclopedia Americana, Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia, The New Book of Knowledge, America the Beautiful, Lands and Peoples, Amazing Animals of the World, and The New Book of Popular Science.
Audience: Elementary School & Above

Tumblebooks (Tumblebooks)
TumbleBookLibrary has over 1100 titles for grades K-6, and includes our unique animated, talking picture books, read-along chapter books, National Geographic videos, non-fiction books, playlists, as well as books in Spanish and French.
Audience: Elementary School & Above

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