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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

Brainfuse HelpNow (BrainFuse)
Comprehensive learning suite, consisting of tutoring, collaboration, and study tools on your computer or mobile device. Live homework help for grades K-12 is available from 2pm-11pm daily with professional tutors.
Audience: Middle 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 the Courier-Journal, covering the years from 2008 to 2 weeks prior to today. (For CJ coverage from 1830-2000, please use the Courier-Journal Historical database. For coverage from 2000-present, 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

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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