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Math and logic problems website.

Abdo

Abdo Digital Library

Early Literacy eBooks as well as Databases on topics such as Science, Social Studies and Sports.

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Accelerated Reader

Accelerated Reader BookFinder

Use the AR BookFinder to find accelerated reader books for your school!

ProQuest African American Heritage

African American Heritage

This database is an invaluable resource for not only scholars but also researchers in black studies, linguistics, the black literary heritage, and comparative studies.

America the Beautiful

America the Beautiful

Provides useful history, fun facts, geography, economics, government, culture and major cities, plus biographical profiles from all fifty United States and U.S. territories. Also includes photographs, illustrations, maps, and more for each state.

American Government

American Government

Explains the foundations of our government, connects these concepts to the issues of the day, and examines the strengths and weaknesses of the political and economic systems of the United States by comparing them to those of other countries. It contains over 13,000 primary and secondary sources, and presents over 2,200 biographies.

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Ancestry Library Edition

Ancestry Library Edition

Ancestry Library Edition is a research tool offering the most comprehensive genealogical information available online, with more than 4 billion names in over 4,200 collections.

At this time, you cannot use Ancestry Library Edition from your home computer; our license agreement with the providers of Ancestry Library Edition only permits use within the Kokomo-Howard County Public Library. Note: Ancestry World Tree GEDCOM files are voluntarily submitted by Ancestry users. All files are “as is” and the completeness, accuracy, or timeliness of the information contained in this database cannot be guaranteed.

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Author Check

Author Check

Author Check is a library service enabling you to create a list of your favorite authors currently available in KHCPL’s collection. You will receive an email notice as soon as the library orders a new title by one of your authors including a link into the catalog to place your own hold!

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Auto Repair Reference Center

Auto Repair Reference Center

Covers more than 34,000 vehicles and dates back to 1945 with content from some of the most recognized repair manual publishers, such as Nichols and Delphi, ARRC. Useful for professional and do-it-yourself mechanics.

Biography In Context

Biography In Context

Combines more than 600,000 biographies on people throughout history, around the world, and across all disciplines and subject areas. Includes full-text articles from nearly 300 periodicals.

Biomedical Reference Collection: Basic

Biomedical Reference Collection: Basic

Provides access to more than 100 full-text journals covering such disciplines as clinical medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine, pre-clinical sciences and the health care system.

BJ Pinchbeck's Homework Helper

BJ Pinchbeck's Homework Helper

BJ Pinchbeck’s Homework Helper acts as a curator of the best educational resources.

Business Source Premier: HOST

Business Source Premier: HOST

Covers regional, national and international business, financial, banking and industry publications. Includes indexing and abstracts for scholarly business journals and other sources; includes full-text articles from over 1,100 scholarly business sources.

Capstone Interactive Library

Capstone Interactive Library

Provides colorful, interactive eBooks, all with spoken-word audio and text highlighting. Useful as a resource for children, teachers, and parents.

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Children's Museum of Indianapolis

Children's Museum of Indianapolis

Our mission is to create extraordinary learning experiences across the arts, sciences, and humanities that have the power to transform the lives of children and families.

Contemporary Authors

Contemporary Authors

Includes over 116,000 modern novelists, poets, playwrights, nonfiction writers, journalists and scriptwriters. The most-studied literary figures of the early 20th century and authors from around the world are featured in this award-winning reference resource.

Corporate ResourceNet w/Knight Ridder

Corporate ResourceNet w/Knight Ridder

Provides detailed company profiles and includes full-text sources ranging from general publications such as Fortune and Money to trade publications such as American Demographics and Restaurant Hospitality.

Culturegrams

CultureGrams

Provides details of the history, daily life, and customs of world cultures. Reports typically include a regional overview, national anthem audio file, maps, statistics, photographs, biographies of well-known people, and a recipe collection

Dallas Symphony for Kids

Dallas Symphony for Kids

DSO Kids is the Dallas Symphony Orchestra's magical doorway to a world of musical fun and learning for students, parents and teachers. The site's mission is to provide attractive, accessible and child-friendly resources that introduce symphonic music, the orchestra and its instruments, and to encourage both adults and young people to explore the world of the symphony orchestra.

Dav Pilkey's Extra-Crunchy Website O' Fun

Dav Pilkey's Extra-Crunchy Website O' Fun

Website O' Fun managed by Dav Pilkey, author of the Captain Underpants series.

Dear Reader - Online Book Clubs

Dear Reader - Online Book Clubs

Provides book newsletters that can be emailed to you each month. There are over 22 newsletter choices including: Children's Picture Books, Teen Books, Then and Now, Food & Cooking, and Staff Picks. Includes popular book award lists, including the New York Times Hardcover Fiction Bestsellers.

Disney Games

Disney Games

Popular online Disney games.

DMV Practice Tests

DMV Practice Tests

KHCPL has partnered with Driving-Tests.org, a company dedicated to driver safety and education, to offer free DMV practice tests to library patrons. The new service includes free tests, written specifically based on the state DMV materials, and is the only site of its kind to include accessibility tools that allow users to hear selections read aloud, make them into MP3s, translate pages into other languages, magnify text, and mask sections of the screen for greater visibility on driving practice tests.

Engineer Girl

Engineer Girl

The EngineerGirl website is designed to bring national attention to the exciting opportunities that engineering represents for girls and women.

ERIC - Educational Resource Information Center

ERIC - Educational Resource Information Center

Provides access to education literature and resources. Includes information from journals included in the Current Index of Journals in Education and Resources in Education Index.

First Palette

First Palette

Your step-by-step guide to kids' crafts

Fold3 History and Genealogy Archives

Fold3 History and Genealogy Archives

Fold3 provides convenient access to US military records, including the stories, photos, and personal documents of the men and women who served. The Fold3 name comes from a traditional flag folding ceremony in which the third fold is made in honor and remembrance of veterans who served in defense of their country and to maintain peace throughout the world. Original records at Fold3 help you discover and share stories about these everyday heroes, forgotten soldiers, and the families that supported them. On Fold3, you can combine records found on the site with what you have in your own albums and shoeboxes to create an online memorial for someone who served.

Freegal Music

Freegal Music

Provides library patrons with free & legal music track downloads from the extensive Sony Music Catalog. Up to three songs per week can be downloaded. Compatible with Mac & Windows. Songs are yours to keep & can be transferred to your portable device.

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FunBrain.com

FunBrain.com

Since 1997, kids, teachers, librarians, and parents have enthusiastically turned to Funbrain for its free educational games, online books, and comics. Funbrain, created for kids ages preschool through grade 8, offers more than 100 fun, interactive games that develop skills in math, reading, and literacy. Plus, kids can read a variety of popular books and comics on the site, including Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Amelia Writes Again, and Brewster Rocket.

Funk and Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia

Funk and Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia

Covers an array of topics for students and adults alike, and indexes over 25,000 records. Full text for each record may be easily accessed by double clicking on the topic from the display. It contains various images, offers brief biographies as well as information in a variety of subject areas. This database is updated annually.

Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL)

Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL)

Provides full-text access to hundreds of multi-disciplinary reference titles including the American Decades series, Encyclopedia of Food and Culture, Encyclopedia of Religion, Encyclopedia of World Biography, Novels for Students, Shakespeare for Students, and West’s Encyclopedia of American Law, among many more. PDFs can be downloaded to e-readers.

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GrantSelect!

GrantSelect!

Provides information about current grants, awards, and fellowships. Funding opportunities include all relevant information needed to research and apply for grants. Updates are done daily to ensure all funding opportunities are timely and relevant. Access to this database is available inside and outside of the Library. Audience: Adult/Grant Writers

Hoopla

Great Courses

Offers nearly 100 of "The Great Courses" available for mobile and online access. Titles are available to borrow for instant streaming or temporary downloading to smartphones, tablets and computers.

GreenFILE

GreenFILE

Provides information covering all aspects of human impact to the environment. Its collection of scholarly, government and general-interest titles includes content on global warming, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling, and more.

Health and Wellness Resource Center and Alternative Health Module

Health and Wellness Resource Center and Alternative Health Module

Offers an in-depth, user-friendly resource that provides access to health and wellness information from authoritative medical sources. It is designed to be a one-stop resource for health research and includes information from magazines, pamphlets, journals, and Web sites.

Health Business FullTEXT

Health Business FullTEXT

Includes publications covering the business of health care administration, providing full text coverage of nearly 130 well-known administrative journals such as H&HN: Hospitals & Health Networks, Health Management Technology, Modern Healthcare, and many others.

Health Reference Center Academic

Health Reference Center Academic

Provides access to full text nursing and allied health journals, plus a wide variety of personal health information sources including consumer health magazines, health pamphlets, medical reference books, and medical topic overviews from Clinical Reference Systems, as well as 40 full-text nursing and allied health journals.

Health Source: Consumer Edition

Health Source: Consumer Edition

Provides full-text consumer health periodicals for topics including nutrition, exercise, medical self-care, childcare, and drug and alcohol abuse. Provides access to nearly 300 full text, consumer health periodicals, including American Fitness, Better Nutrition, Fit Pregnancy, Harvard Health Letter, HealthFacts, Men’s Health, Muscle & Fitness, Prevention, Vegetarian Times, and many others.

Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition

Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition

Provides access to nearly 550 scholarly full-text journals and indexes additional journal articles. Covers nursing, allied health, and medical journals.

HeritageQuest Online

HeritageQuest Online

HeritageQuest Online provides libraries with a unique and growing collection of research materials for tracing family history and American culture. You can use this online electronic resource from the convenience of your home or at the Kokomo-Howard County Public Library.

This is a growing collection which at this time includes:

Genealogy & Local History Collection of over 24,000+ book titles, including family histories, local histories and primary source documents such as tax lists, city directories, church and probate records, and more.

U.S. Federal Census has original images from 1790-1930, and many head-of-household name indexes are available. In addition, the census records can be searched by place of birth, age, ethnicity, and other variables.

Periodical Source Index (PERSI), a comprehensive subject index covering more than 6,600 genealogy and local history periodicals written in English and French (Canada) since 1800. Search surnames, locations, and methodologies as well as the ability to browse the journals by title and keyword. PERSI is produced in cooperation with the Allen County Public Library Foundation.

The Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty Land Warrant Application Files contains some genealogical and historical information from an estimated 80,000 pension and bounty-land-warrant application files.

The Freedman’s Bank records (1865-1874) is considered one of the most important resources for African-American genealogical research. At the close of the Civil War, the Freedman’s Savings & Trust Company was the primary bank for America’s freed slaves and others from 1865-1874. You can search registers of signatures of bank depositors, dependants, and heirs.

The U.S. Serial Set contains House and Senate documents, such as Private Relief Actions, Memorials and Petitions from 1789-1969.

Historic Map Works Library Edition

Historic Map Works Library Edition

Historic Map Works Library Edition is one of the most extensive digital map collections available, with over 1.5 million high-resolution, full color historic maps.

Hobbies and Crafts Reference Center

Hobbies and Crafts Reference Center

Provides information about popular hobbies, crafts, and recreation activities today such as collecting, games and electronics, model building, needlework, outdoors and nature, scrapbooking, and papercraft. Includes access to more than seven hundred videos and over one hundred hobby reports, and offers detailed "how-to" instructions and creative ideas to meet the interests of virtually every hobby-enthusiast.

Home Improvement Reference Center

Home Improvement Reference Center

Contains full-text reference works and magazine articles on the topics of home maintenance, remodeling, electrical work, plumbing, wood projects, outdoor improvements, decorating, and gardening. It features more than ten thousand images that give instruction for home improvement projects.

Hoopla

Hoopla

Offers thousands of movies, television shows, music albums, eBooks, comics, and audiobooks available for mobile and online access. Titles are from major Hollywood studios, record companies and publishers, and are available to borrow for instant streaming or temporary downloading to smartphones, tablets and computers. Audience: All ages

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Howard County Memory Project

Howard County Memory Project

Digital access to the historical, genealogical, and personal memories associated with Howard County, Indiana in an online resource that celebrates the people and culture of Howard County, both past and present.

Indiana History Online

Indiana History Online

With state and regional histories, travel guides, biographies, speeches and more, the collection provides a range of primary documents for the study of Indiana history and provides students and researchers multiple ways of accessing the content.

Informe!

Informe!

A collection of full-text Hispanic magazines in Spanish that cover business, health, technology, culture, current topics, and other subjects. Database interface is in English. Articles are in Spanish.

INSPIRE

INSPIRE

INSPIRE is Indiana's Virtual Library. INSPIRE is a collection of academic databases and other information resources that can be accessed by Indiana residents within the state. INSPIRE includes magazine and journal articles, websites, pamphlets, images, almanacs, library catalogs, and more.

Lands And People

Lands And Peoples

A fun and educational encyclopedia of countries, cultures, and current events. Each article describes a country's land, people, economy, history, and government. Check out the current news stories, atlas, and educational games including puzzles and brain teasers.

Legal Forms

LegalForms

Allows patrons to find and view legal forms on an easy to navigate and search database of forms on many different topics and concerns.

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Libby

Libby

Meet Libby the one-tap reading app from your library. Did you know your local library has thousands of ebooks and audiobooks? You can borrow them, instantly, for free, using just the device in your hand.

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Library Information Science And Technology Abstracts

Library and Information Science Abstracts

Library and Information Science Abstracts indexes about 700 journals and magazines intended for librarians, library staff, information technologists, and others who work in related fields. Does not provide full text of the articles. Years of coverage are 1960s through present.

Library of Congress America's Story Website

Library of Congress America's Story Website

Discover the stories of America's past... Meet amazing Americans, jump back in time, explore the states, join America at play, and see, hear and sing!

LibriVox Audiobooks

LibriVox Audiobooks

Audio files of chapters of books in the public domain.

LitFinder

LitFinder

Includes literature criticisms, biographies, work and topic overviews, reviews, and the full text of many plays, poems, short stories, speeches, and more.

Mango Languages

Mango Languages

Mango prepares learners for realistic conversations and strengthens everyday communication skills in over 70 world languages, including English.

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MAS Ultra High School Edition

MAS Ultra High School Edition

Contains full-text for nearly 80 popular high school magazines. All full-text articles are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexile limiter). Full text is also available for biographies, primary source documents, pamphlets, reference books, and an Image Collection of photos, maps, and flags is featured, as well.

MasterFILE Premier

MasterFILE Premier

Provides articles from over two thousand magazines covering general interest topics including current events, business, health, science, sports, multicultural issues, and more. Includes full access to Consumer Reports magazine.

Math Is Fun

Math Is Fun

Math Is Fun offers mathematics in an enjoyable and easy-to-learn manner, because we believe that mathematics is fun.

McClatchy-Tribune Collection

McClatchy-Tribune Collection

Contains a 90-day archive of approximately 290 newspapers from the McClatchy-Tribune Information Services. This database is updated daily.

MEDLINE

MEDLINE

Provides authoritative medical information on medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, health care, pre-clinical sciences, and much more. MEDLINE is a creation of the National Library of Medicine.

Middle Search Plus

Middle Search Plus

Contains full-text for more than 150 popular middle school magazines, as well as thousands of biographies, historical essays and student pamphlets. In addition to the full text, this database offers indexing and abstracts for nearly 200 magazines. Additionally, Middle Search Plus contains Essential Documents in American History, an Image Collection of 116,000 photos, maps and flags, 96,600 biographies, and 76,000 primary source documents.

Military And Government Collection

Military And Government Collection

Offers current news pertaining to all branches of the military and government, with a thorough collection of periodicals, academic journals, and other content pertinent to the increasing needs of those sites. The Military & Government Collection provides cover-to-cover full text for nearly 300 journals and periodicals and indexing and abstracts for nearly 400 titles.

Military And Intelligence Database Collection

Military And Intelligence Database Collection

Offers periodical articles that have been selected to meet the needs of military personnel. It also includes basic reference materials such as The Columbia Encyclopedia and The World Almanac and Book of Facts.

Mo Willem's Website

Mo Willem's Website

Website managed by Mo Willems, author of the Pigeon series.

Morningstar Investment Research Center

Morningstar Investment Research Center

Provides stock and mutual fund information from Morningstar.com, including current and historical quotes for over 90,000 investments, and in-depth analysis for nearly 7,000 mutual funds and stocks. Provides access to Morningstar financial reports, company profiles, analyst reports, and portfolio screening.

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National Geographic Kids

National Geographic Kids

Introduces kids to the amazing, compelling, and surprising with reputable, authoritative, and age-appropriate content that brings them the world in a way they’ve never seen it before. Fun and substantive, National Geographic Kids will take them on amazing adventures in science, nature, culture, archaeology, and space. Includes National Geographic Kids magazine 2009-present (3 month lag time). It also contains 200 National Geographic Kids books and 500 kid-friendly, downloadable images.

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NationalAtlas.gov

NationalAtlas.gov

National Atlas website with printable maps.

NBA Hoop Troop

NBA Hoop Troop

NBA for kids website.

New Book Alerts

New Book Alerts

New Book Alerts is a library service that showcases the newest titles purchased. You can sign up to receive alerts for your favorite categories with a link into the catalog to place your own hold!

New York Times

New York Times

Gives full access to NYTimes.com and NYTimes mobile apps, as well as their international editions. Users will find a variety of topics covered with quality and depth through breaking news articles, blogs, videos and interactive features. Convenient section lists and search tools make navigation simple. In addition, users can discover and share content on social networks, save articles, subscribe to email newsletters of areas of interest and receive news alerts, either on predefined topics or through a keyword search the user designates.

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Newspaper Archive

Newspaper Archive

Provides searchable access to more than 300 hundred years of local historical newspapers dating back to the 17th century. Every part of every page is searchable, including valuable local articles, advertisements, editorials, classified ads, and obituaries. It contains more than 130 million digitized pages of content from over 6,000 newspapers throughout North America, the UK, and other select countries worldwide.

Newspaper Source

Newspaper Source

Provides selected full text for over 200 regional U.S. newspapers, international newspapers, newswires, newspaper columns and other sources as well as indexing and abstracts for national newspapers. This database is updated daily.

NFL Rush

NFL Rush

NFL for kids website.

Nick Jr.

Nick Jr.

NickJr.com is THE place for online kids games and kids activities! Kids, parents, preschoolers, and everyone in your family who loves Nick Jr. TV shows will find hundreds of online kids games, kids crafts, and coloring pages starring favorite Nick Jr. characters. NickJr.com is also the place where your family will find information on family life, like kids health, kids exercise, family trips, holiday ideas, birthday party planning, home life, family entertainment, kids movies and kids DVDs, as well as preschool milestones and kids activities for all ages-and-stages--from toddlers to preschoolers to big kids.

NoveList K-8 Plus

NoveList K-8 Plus

Offers readers read-alikes, (ie -If you love Hunger Games, then you’ll also like…). Useful as a Common Core resource, including extensive nonfiction reading recommendations. Also includes reading lists, such as Top Ten, Caldecott Medal, and more.

NoveList Plus

NoveList Plus

Provides book recommendations, series information, book reviews, author read-alikes, book lists, book discussion guides, and more. Search among hundreds of thousands of popular fiction and readable nonfiction titles.

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Nursing and Allied Health Collection

Nursing and Allied Health Collection

Contains nearly 400 full text journals, including nearly 300 peer-reviewed titles covering the areas of nursing, biomedicine, health sciences, consumer health and allied health disciplines. In addition to the full text, indexing and abstracts are provided for all journals in the collection.

Nursing Resource Center

Nursing Resource Center

Supports college and vocational education high school nursing programs. Takes textbooks and curricula into account and presents students with information that mirrors the “nursing process” — a workflow that organizes how students diagnose, treat and care for patients — as it is taught in the classroom. Helps students preparing for clinical exams and NCLEX-RN tests.

OverDrive - EBooks And Audio, Music, And Video Downloads

Overdrive – eBooks and Audio and Video Downloads

Provides downloadable audiobooks and eBooks in a wide variety of popular genres, including bestsellers, fiction, romance, suspense, children's and YA, business, self-help and language learning, plus many more. Downloads may be checked out for 7-14 days, downloaded to a computer, burned to a CD, or transferred to a portable device. Titles are automatically returned when due.

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PBS Kids

PBS Kids

PBS KIDS is committed to making a positive impact on the lives of children through curriculum-based entertainment. With a 360-degree approach towards learning and reaching children, PBS KIDS leverages the full spectrum of media and technology to build knowledge, critical thinking, imagination and curiosity. By involving parents, teachers, caregivers and communities as learning partners, PBS KIDS helps to empower children for success in school and in life.

Pebble Go Animals

PebbleGo Animals

Features more than 200 animal articles correlated to life science standards, animal audio and video, carefully leveled text, educational games, and innovative read-aloud capabilities for K-3 emergent readers and researchers.

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PebbleGo Next: Science

This new resource for grades 3-5 features more than 150 articles correlated to Next Generation Science Standards and includes critical thinking questions, as well as videos of experiments for most main categories.

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PebbleGo Next: State & American Indian Studies

This comprehensive resource for grades 3-5 features information-rich articles for each American Indian Culture area and tribe, exploring geography, housing, traditions, and much more.

PicassoHead

PicassoHead

Piccassohead is a digital tool that allows users to create their own masterpieces using famous features drawn by Picasso.

Primary Search

Primary Search

Contains full text for nearly 70 popular, elementary school magazines. All full text articles are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles). It includes the Encyclopedia of Animals, American Heritage Children's Dictionary, and an image collection of 91,000 photos, maps and flags.

Professional Development Collection

Professional Development Collection

Designed for professional educators, this database provides a highly specialized collection of 550 high-quality education journals, including nearly 350 peer-reviewed titles and more than 200 educational reports . Full text information dates as far back as 1965.

Project Gutenberg

Project Gutenberg

Provides “always available” access to over 36,000 downloadable eBooks. Most of the items are full texts of public domain books. Choose between ePub, Kindle, HTML and simple text formats. Search for books or stories author, title, or subject. Use genre keywords in the subject field (fantasy, horror, mystery) in order to locate titles of that genre.Audience:

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RBDigital (formerly Zinio)

Allows patrons to view and checkout magazines with no waiting and no due dates. Zinio is the ultimate app for magazine lovers, with digital magazines for iPad, iPhone, Android, Mac and PC. There are interactive elements such as audio and video, and intuitive searching and navigating within each magazine.

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ReferenceUSA

ReferenceUSA

Provides addresses, telephone numbers, reverse phone directory information, SIC codes, number of employees, sales volume data and other information for millions of public and private United States and Canadian businesses. Also includes data on millions of U.S. and Canadian households such as income and home value.

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Regional Business News

Regional Business News

Covers publications that include business news from rural and metropolitan areas of the U.S. Types of publications include: newswires, newspapers, and business journals. Dates of coverage vary considerably among the publications. Some publications have full text, some only citations, and some a combination of both citations and full text.

Rosetta Stone

Rosetta Stone

Recognized as a leader in technology-based language learning, Rosetta Stone offers libraries and their patrons their proven immersion method. License is for level one, personal use only.

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Scholastic GO!

Scholastic GO!

Includes an interactive atlas providing geopolitical, historical, and thematic maps, as well as gives coordinates and measures distances; a Dictionary and thesaurus; a Today Is… link — Highlighting important birthdays and historical events, and much more. Also includes a For Educators section — Links to lesson plans and ideas that follow national standards.

Scholastic News Online

Scholastic News Online

Daily news and current events for kids - from our magazines to your classroom.

Science In Context

Science In Context

Contains thousands of topic overviews, experiments, biographies, pictures, and illustrations. The latest scientific developments are covered in articles from over two hundred magazines and academic journals and links to quality websites. The database covers curriculum-related science topics and offers teachers an easy-to-use tool to identify content directly correlated to state and national standards.

ScienceFlix

ScienceFlix

Offers a mobile-ready interactive science resource perfectly designed for the next generation interested in science, technology, and engineering. With an emphasis on the latest STEM thinking and the newest science standards, ScienceFlix provides students with a better understanding of science concepts and ideas through a variety of media, including reference articles, videos, hands-on projects, interactive media and more! ScienceFlix also supports educators by supplementing curricula learning with dozens of units spanning key areas of study, and provides lesson plans, quizzes, rubrics, projects and experiments, and more.

Shapers of Society

Shapers of Society

Includes biographies of 101 men and women who shaped our world, with primary source documentation and over 1,000 illustrations. Indexed by subject, field of endeavor and time period. Audience: Elementary-High School.

Small Business Resource Center

Small Business Resource Center

Explains how to start, finance or manage your small business. Resources include sample business plans, how to guides, articles and websites. This site excels at showcasing sample Business Plans for many endeavors. From accounting to wooden furniture, florists to jewelry stores, there are many good examples to help you create your own Business Plan. Many websites and nearly 200 business journals are included & updated daily.

Smithsonian National Zoological Park Website

Smithsonian National Zoological Park Website

The National Zoological Park is a part of the Smithsonian Institution, the world's largest museum and research complex. The Smithsonian includes 18 museums and galleries, as well as the National Zoo.

Sports Champions

Sports Champions

Presents regularly updated, illustrated biographies of over 700 sports champions, both past and present, who competed in 54 different sports. Searchable alphabetically by sport, by era, and by place of birth. Includes test-yourself quizzes.

Sports Illustrated For Kids

Sports Illustrated For Kids

Sports Illustrated for Kids website.

Starfall.com

Starfall.com

Where children have fun learning to read!

Storyline

Storyline

Storyline Online is easy for young kids to use -- just click on a book cover, and then click the play button. Our students are really enjoying listening to these stories, and we've been really pleased with the quality. What we love about it: • terrific actors that bring warmth, joy and feeling to these stories • fantastic selection of stories, both old and new • nice balance between the actor reading aloud and views of the picture book illustrations • easy to use site -- kids can navigate it by themselves • engages children in a rich story experience, but satisfies their yearning for screen time

Testing & Education Reference Center

Testing & Education Reference Center

Provides in-depth information on scholarships, financial aid and available grants for thousands of colleges and universities in the U.S. and Canada; dozens of college entrance practice exams including GMAT, SAT, LSAT; civil service and licensing practice tests for State Trooper, Real Estate, Postal Clerk and Carrier and more; career guidance via occupational assessments, resumé building techniques, and job interview tips. It also includes a career assessment, a resumé builder and the Virtual Career Library.

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Time for Kids

Time for Kids

TIME For Kids is a weekly classroom news magazine that motivates kids to read! Issues cover a wide range of real-world topics kids love to learn about - and it's the best nonfiction text you'll find! Our Digital Editions are the perfect supplement to your TIME For Kids print subscription, and they deliver a host of exciting features to help bring TIME For Kids to life. A powerful teaching tool, TIME For Kids builds reading and writing skills and is easily integrated across your curriculum, including social studies, science and math.

TOPICSearch

TOPICSearch

Provides a current events database that allows researchers to explore social, political & economic issues, scientific discoveries and other popular topics discussed in today's classrooms. TOPICsearch contains full-text from more than 4,800 diverse sources.

TrueFlix

TrueFlix

Provides a collection of 47 True Books in 8 categories that offers introductory videos and media types, leveled texts, voice-over reading features, and soft assessments. Allows students to graduate from "learning to read" to "reading to learn" and master content area knowledge in science and social studies. Supports the Common Core Standards with its featuring of multiple text types and a cross-curricular, nonfiction focus.

TumbleBook Library

TumbleBook Library

Offers animated, talking picture books which teach kids the joy of reading in a format they'll love. Titles can be searched by Common Core criteria.

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Unite for Literacy eBooks

Unite for Literacy eBooks

This group of over 100 eBooks is written specifically for beginning readers. The ebooks may be read by the child, or they may be narrated to the child in one of twenty different languages.

United States Presidents

United States Presidents

Provides research and biographical information about the US Presidents. With keyword searching, primary sources, leveled text and glossaries, this database is perfect for young researchers and history buffs.

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Universal Class

Universal Class is a comprehensive service offering unlimited access to continuing education courses, covering a broad range of topics.

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Value Line Institutional Investment Survey Online

Value Line Institutional Investment Survey Online

Offers information and advice on approximately 1,700 stocks in 97 industries, the stock market, and the economy. Some of this information is not available in the print Value Line Investment Survey.

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What Tree Is That?

What Tree Is That?

Tree identification guide at National Arbor Day Foundation.

WhyVille.net

WhyVille.net

Whyville has more than 100 games and activities from checkers to music maker.

Wonderopolis

Wonderopolis

Wonderopolis®, a place where natural curiosity and imagination lead to exploration and discovery in learners of all ages.

World Almanac For Kids

World Almanac For Kids

This entertaining Reference site for kids includes resources for homework, reports and projects. Popular categories include: Animals, Countries of the World, and The United States - with printable flags and symbols. You will also find Fun Facts, image and video galleries, and history timelines, as well as numerous homework help tools.

World biography

World biography

Offers 10,000 dictionary-style biographies of famous people from around the world, with over 2,000 illustrations.

World Book Online

World Book Online

Features the entire World Book Encyclopedia, a dictionary, and local and country research guides. There are thousands of complete eBooks and primary source documents. The eBooks include full-text English-language versions in the areas of fiction and nonfiction, as well as books in other languages. Primary sources include official documents, letters, books, speeches, articles, records, interviews, and images from the time period a user is researching.

World Book Online For Kids

World Book Online For Kids

Features the entire World Book Encyclopedia, a dictionary, and local and country research guides. There are thousands of complete eBooks and primary source documents. The eBooks include full-text English-language versions in the areas of fiction and nonfiction, as well as books in other languages. Primary sources include official documents, letters, books, speeches, articles, records, interviews, and images from the time period a user is researching.

World Geography: Understanding a Changing World

World Geography: Understanding a Changing World

Focuses on the geographical, political, social, economic, and cultural forces in our globalized world. It contains almost 200 overviews of countries around the world, plus more than 500 maps, including political and topographical by country and world region, along with more than 1,700 biographies of important political and cultural figures.

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World History: Ancient and Medieval Eras

World History: Ancient and Medieval Eras

Covers human history in all corners of the globe—from prehistoric times to the beginnings of the Renaissance. Features nearly 6,600 primary and secondary sources, and 1,200 biographies of important figures such as Alexander the Great, Confucius, William the Conqueror, and Eleanor of Aquitaine.

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World Religions: Belief, Culture, Controversy

World Religions: Belief, Culture, Controversy

Provides a virtual textbook that covers religion across the globe, featuring more than 50 religion overviews, covering such topics as agnosticism, Buddhism, Christianity, Islam, Judaism, and Shinto. It contains thousands of primary sources, including images, video, and documents.

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WorldCat

WorldCat (OCLC FirstSearch)

Displays books, videos, sound recordings, and more in library catalogs from around the world.

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Zinio (Now called RBDigital)

Allows patrons to view and checkout magazines with no waiting and no due dates. Zinio is the ultimate app for magazine lovers, with digital magazines for iPad, iPhone, Android, Mac and PC. There are interactive elements such as audio and video, and intuitive searching and navigating within each magazine.

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