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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 websites for younger students. Grades 4-5
Sirs Discoverer Includes magazines, newspapers, references, and recommended websites. 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 US states and American Indians. Read-aloud feature available. Grade 4
(NOTE: For this link to work, you must enter the username and password found on the CampusNET library password page.)

Pebble Go

Database that includes information on animals, biographies, and earth and space. Read-aloud feature available. Grades 4-6. (NOTE: For this link to work, you must enter the username and password found on the CampusNET library password page.)

Encyclopedias
World Book for Kids A first encyclopedia. Also includes recommended web sites for younger students. Grades 4-5

World Book Student

Basic encyclopedia with general information on commonly researched subjects. Entries also include recommended websites, multimedia 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
Dictionaries
Merriam Webster's   Includes definitions and audio files for word pronunciations. Also includes a thesaurus. Grades 5-8
World Book for Kids Dictionary Has easy-to-understand definitions and sentences for young readers. Grades 4-6
Multimedia
BrainPOP A collection of animated clips on academic subjects, designed primarily for fourth graders and up. (NOTE: For this link to work, you must either log onto CampusNET 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-versus-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, timelines, and more. Grades 6-8
African American Studies Center

An online authority on the African American experience. Grades 6-8

 

Ancient Greece and Rome Encyclopedia with extensive entries on life in Ancient Greece and Rome. (NOTE: Please log in to CampusNET for the password for this database.) Grades 6-8
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 eight-volume ebook on all aspects of the Civil War. Search all volumes or each one individually. (NOTE: Please log in to CampusNET for the password to this database.) Grades 7-8
Empire of the Islamic World Searchable reference book on the Islamic World. (NOTE: Please log in to CampusNET for the password to this database.) Grades 6-8

 

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. Grades 6-8
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 log in to CampusNET for the password to this database.) Grades 6-8

 

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 log in to CampusNET for the password to this database.) Grades 6-8

 

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 log in to CampusNET for the password to this database.) Grades 6-8

 

The Middle Ages: an Encyclopedia for Students Covers an array of topics on the Middle Ages, including daily life, art, architecture, science, religion, politics, women's issues, and more. (NOTE: Please log in to CampusNET for the password for this database.) Grades 6-8
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. (NOTE: Please log in to CampusNET for the password to this database.) Grades 6-8
Thirteen Colonies A 13-volume ebook collection highlighting the people, places, and events most important to the development of each American colony. Grades 6-8
Science
Biomes of the Earth Biomes of the Earth is an ebook series. Individual titles include Deserts, Grasslands, Taiga, Temperate Forests, Tropical Forests, Tundra, and Wetlands. Books may be viewed online or downloaded. Grades 6-8
Art History
Grove 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 its collection of art images. Grades 7-8
Periodical Collection
Time Magazine Archive The complete archive of Time Magazine. (NOTE: Please log in to CampusNET for the password for this database.)
Sirs Discoverer A database for younger readers that includes magazines, newspapers, references, and recommended websites. Reading level of articles is indicated. Grades 4-8
Comprehensive Collections
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 (current perspectives on the arts and humanities), and Web Select. Grades 6-8