This Scholastic resource helps kids in elementary and middle school discover state history, view national landmarks, research the presidents, or even play a game of "Name the State Capital." Need a table of the longest U.S. rivers? Looking for a profile of Ralph Nader or Maya Angelou? We've got you covered.
Social Science, History & Biographies
Like to meet new people? Read a biography! Biography in Context features a vast array of people from historically significant figures to present-day newsmakers. It's continuously updated to ensure access to the latest information.
Find information on thousands of topics on a wide range of subjects such as: health, literature, technology, engineering, and world cultures and languages.
This collection of high quality digital reference books includes encyclopedias, histories, biographies and how-to books for all ages. Whether you're a student researching a school project or an entrepreneur looking to lay out a business plan, you've come to the right place!
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Concerned about issues facing our planet? Search GreenFILE to find connections between the environment and disciplines such as agriculture, education, law, health and technology, so you can better understand the science behind being green. View available apps
Find United States and world history and many other topics in this eBook collection.
The world's most extensive full-text history reference database, featuring for more than 1,620 reference books, encyclopedias and non-fiction books from leading history publishers. View available apps
A collection of reference eBooks covering career choices such as nursing, firefighting, photography and many more. This also includes a U.S. history collection with titles on colonial settlements, conflicts and military.
This bibliographic database indexes library and information science periodicals for easy searching. It also covers books, chapters within books, library school theses, pamphlets and so much more. Let the bibliomania commence! View available apps
Opposing Viewpoints In Context is the premier online resource covering today’s hottest social issues, from capital punishment to immigration, to marijuana. This research tool supports science, social studies, current events, and language arts classes. The informed, differing views present each side of an issue and help students develop information literacy, critical thinking skills, and the confidence to draw their own valid conclusions. View available apps
PebbleGo is a pre-kindergarten to third grade resource for reading and research. It features six modules: Animals, Animales (Spanish edition of Animals), Earth and Space, Biographies, Social Studies, and Dinosaurs. Each includes leveled text, educational games and video support to help emergent readers and researcher learn database and reading skills.
Points of View Reference Center features more than 380 topics, each with an overview, point and counterpoint. The resource also includes more than 1,300 main essays, leading political magazines from both sides of the aisle, newspapers, radio and TV news transcripts, primary source documents and reference books. View available apps
Providing credible, accurate, reliable content on almost every core-curricula subject, Scholastic GO! offers endless resources for research in a multitude of media. Explore nonfiction texts, world newspapers, videos and more with this easy-to-navigate digital resource designed to strengthen content knowledge, vocabulary, and core proficiency skills.
Researches can use this resources to explore current events, social, political and economic issues, scientific discoveries and other frequently discussed topics.
World Vital Records features a massive library with billions of Family History and Genealogy records, millions of family trees, complete U.S. Federal Census images and indexes from 1790 to 1940, military records, enhanced Social Security Death Index records, newspaper articles, and exclusive local and international collections. **If you are using this database remotely (outside of our library branches), click here for access.