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Database Subscriptions

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Young Researchers
World Book for Kids A first encyclopedia for young readers. Also includes recommended web sites for younger students. Grades 4-5
Sirs Discoverer Includes magazines, newspapers, references, and recommended web sites. Reading level of articles is indicated. Grades 4-8
World Almanac for Kids A fun collection of unique and interesting facts organized by subject for younger kids to enjoy. Grades 4-6
World Book for Kids Dictionary Has easy to understand definitions and sentences for young readers. Grades 4-6
Pebble Go Next Two modules on U.S. states and American Indians. Read Aloud feature available. Grade 4
Pebble Go

Database that includes information on animals, biographies and earth and space. Read Aloud feature available. Grades 4-6

Encyclopedias
World Book for Kids A first encyclopedia. Also includes recommended web sites for younger students. Grades 4-5
World Book Encyclopedia Basic encyclopedia for general information on commonly researched subjects. Entries also include recommended web sites, multi-media resources, and a dictionary. Grades 4-8
Encyclopedia Britannica Complete encyclopedia, with related Internet sites and index guides. Includes three different reading levels. Grades 4-8
General Reference
Merriam Webster's Collegiate Dictionary and Thesaurus Includes definitions and audio file of the pronunciation. Grades 5-8
World Book for Kids Dictionary Has easy to understand definitions and sentences for young readers. Grades 4-6
World Almanac for Kids A fun book of unique and interesting facts organized by subject for younger kids to enjoy. Grades 4-6
Multimedia
BrainPOP A collection of animated clips on academic subjects designed primarily for fourth graders and up. (NOTE: You must log onto CampusNET for this link to work or enter the username and password found on the CampusNET library password page.)
Current Events and Contemporary Issues
SIRS Issues Researcher The Social Issues Research Service provides analysis of the leading issues of the day and an easy to use pro vs. con presentation of major subjects. Includes periodicals and reference articles. Grades 6-8
History
ABC-CLIO History Includes individual sites for Ancient and Medieval History, American History, and Modern World History. Includes essays, primary source documents, biographies, and timelines etc. Grades 6-8
African American Studies Center

An online authority on the African American experience.

Ancient Greece and Rome Encyclopedia with extensive entries on life in Ancient Greece and Rome.NOTE: Please login to CampusNET for password for this database.
American National Biography One of the best resources for researching the lives of past Americans. This database can be searched either by name or within the “special collections” archive. Includes illustrations and additional online resources. Grades 7-8
The Civil War: A Nation Divided An 8 volume e-book on all aspects of the Civil War. Search all volumes or each one individually. NOTE: Please login to CampusNET for password for this database.Grades 7-8
Empire of the Islamic World Searchable reference book on the Islamic World. NOTE: Please login to CampusNET for password for this database.
Historical Newspapers The traditional version of Historical Newspapers offers a unique collection of historical documents available through our standard ProQuest interface. Every newspaper is reproduced, cover-to-cover, in full-page digital images.
Living in Ancient Egypt This searchable e-reference examines the day-to-day lives of Ancient Egyptians from the high priestly caste to peasant farmers and slaves. NOTE: Please login to CampusNET for password for this database.
Living in Ancient Greece This searchable e-reference examines the day-to-day lives of ancient Greeks, from the aristoi and soldiers to the Metics and slaves. NOTE: Please login to CampusNET for password for this database.
Living in Ancient Mesopotamia This searchable e-reference examines the day-to-day lives of ancient Mesopotamians, from kings to priests to slaves. NOTE: Please login to CampusNET for password for this database.
The Middle Ages: an Encyclopedia for Students Covers an array of topics on the Middle Ages including daily life, art and architecture, science, religion, polotics, women's issues and more. NOTE: Please login to CampusNET for password for this database.
Mythological Greek Gods This site gives you access to eleven e-books about the most important Greek deities. Titles include, Aphrodite, Apollo, Ares, Artemis, Athena, Hades, Hephaestus, Hera, Hermes, Poseidon, and Zeus. (you must use a username and password on campus.)
Thirteen Colonies A 13 volume e-book collection highlighting the people, places, and events important to the development of each colony.
Science
Biomes of the Earth Biomes of the Earth is an e-book series. Individual titles include Deserts, Grasslands, Taiga, Temperate Forests, Tropical Forests, Tundra, and Wetlands. Books may be viewed online or downloaded.
Art History
Oxford Art Online This is a resource for all aspects of the visual arts from prehistory to the present. Grove also includes an excellent image database. Be sure to investigate Bridgeman, a storehouse for their collection of art images. Grades 7-8
Periodical Collection
E-Library Full text articles from newspapers, magazines, news wires, plus television, radio and government transcripts. Also includes complete works of literature, maps, etc. Grades 5-8
Time Magazine Archive The complete archive of Time Magazine. NOTE: Please login to CampusNET for password for this database.
Sirs Discoverer A database for younger readers that includes magazines, newspapers, references, and recommended web sites. Reading level of articles is indicated. Grades 4-8
Comprehensive Collections
GALE Databases An extensive database source, with a host of excellent resources for every subject area. Grades 6-8
Proquest Provides access to a suite of databases from Proquest including eLibrary, SIRS Knowledge Source, Proquest Historical Newspapers, and Proquest Platinum.Grades 4-8
ABC-CLIO All of the ABC-CLIO databases may be searched from this interface. These include American History, World History, Issues, and Pop Culture.Grades 6-8
SIRS Knowledge Source A comprehensive portal with access to SIRS Issues Researcher, Government Reporter, Renaissance (cuurent perspectives on the arts & humanities, and Web Select. Grades 6-8