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InfoTrac Junior Edition [Gale]

This periodical database is designed for students in Jr high and provides access to full-text magazines, newspapers and reference books for information on current events, the arts, science, popular culture, health, people, government, history, sports and more.

  • All Subject Areas
Junior Reference Collection [Gale]

General reference material including primary sources, multimedia content, audio and video clips, and photographs

  • All Subject Areas with emphasis on History, Literature, Science, Social Studies
Student Resource Center Junior [Gale]

Covering all core curriculum areas, including history, literature, science, social studies, and more, SRC Junior provides a premium selection of reference material, more than 340 full-text periodicals and newspapers, primary sources, creative works, and multimedia, including hours of video and audio clips. New to the database are Lexile reading levels for periodicals.

  • All Subject Areas


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Access World News [Newsbank]

The electronic editions of record for valuable local, regional, and national U.S. newspapers as well as full-text content of key international sources. Includes: local and regional news, business, politics, sports, economics, and cultural activities. Includes a Current Events and Special Topics section addressing items presently in the news.

  • All Subject Areas
America's Historical Newspapers [Newsbank]

Archival coverage of American history, government, politics, social issues, culture, inventions, eyewitness accounts, illustrations, classifieds, birth/marriage, obituaries, announcements, and pro/con articles of events, issues and daily life exactly as they appeared in print at the time.

  • All Subject Areas


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Culture Grams [ProQuest]

Links students to country reports that go beyond mere facts and figures to deliver a one-of-a-kind perspective on daily life and culture. In-depth reports covering 200+ countries, the United States, and Canada. Includes customs, lifestyle, recreation, photo galleries, economic conditions, distance calculation, currency conversions, audio pronunciation files, maps, etc

  • General reference for study of US & world culture, customs, and communities. Includes Government, US & World History and Humanities
  • Counselors may use the resource to provide relocation & transition assistance for students, parents, & teachers
eLibrary [ProQuest]

Offers more than 2,000 full-text sources, with an easy-to-use search interface. Includes magazines, newspapers, books, television/radio transcripts, maps, pictures, and audio/video clips.

  • All subject areas with emphasis on The Arts, ELA, Foreign Language, Health/PE, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, and Technology
  • Including PTS/Career & Technology Education areas of Architecture, Business, IT/STEM, and Manufacturing
SIRS Discoverer [ProQuest]

General reference resource for young researchers that makes learning fun and intuitive. Includes: Magazines, Newspapers, Dictionary, Encyclopedia, Thesaurus, Photos, Almanac, Web sites, Maps, Biographies, tools for teachers and more

  • All Subjects
Professional Education [ProQuest]

A comprehensive reference collection for K-12 professional development and continuing education topics

  • Teachers Only


Online databases covering American and World History topics
Atomic Learning
Education solutions to help learners of all ages embrace technology.
Health & Wellness
Online access to award-winning health/science information
PowerKnowledge Earth & Space
PowerKnowledge Earth & Space Science is a new online resource specifically designed for learners in grades 3 to 6 and struggling middle school students.
PowerKnowledge Life Science
PowerKnowledge Life Science is a new online resource specifically designed for learners in grades 3 to 6 and struggling middle school students.

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