Online Library and Web Resources

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Amazing Animals of the World

Based on the print series of the same title, contains thousands of articles and images, as well as links to multimedia items, for a wide variety of animals. You will need to click on the resource link along the left side of the screen in order to directly access it.

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America the Beautiful

State by state history and current event information. Includes timelines, profiles and an almanac. Geared for elementary and middle school studentsYou will need to click on the resource link along the left side of the screen in order to directly access it.

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Article First
OCLC index of articles from the contents pages of journals. Some full-text available. Articles may be requested through Inter Library Loan.
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Bartlett Quotations

Includes collections of poetry, classic fiction works, nonfiction works, as well as reference works.

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Brainfuse Help Now!

A full service resource that has live on-line tutors, writing labs, online group collaboration classrooms and much, much more. Resume writing help, Microsoft Office help, high school equivalency prep and U.S. Citizenship preparation are also offered as part of the service. Uses Java applet which can cause browser issues, Chrome recommended, or select the HTML5 option.

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Chicago Tribune

Access to the full text of the Chicago Tribune from 1985 through the present is available through ProQuest.

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Chicago Tribune Historical Archive

Historical access to the Chicago Tribune from 1849 through 1988 is available through ProQuest.

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CultureGrams

Includes World Edition, with reports on more than 200 countries and cultures, focusing on twenty-five categories including history, personal appearance, gestures, family, economy, and more; Kid Edition, a collection of country reports that teaches upper elementary-aged children more about the world around them; and States and Province Editions, featuring colorful, easy-to-read state reports that help upper elementary-aged students understand the diversity and history of each U.S. state and the District of Columbia. Each report includes maps, flags, state symbols, plus sections on history, economy, geography, population, and more.

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Dictionary.com

Premier online dictionary and thesaurus, as well as other resources like a translator and Spanish language dictionary.

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Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos

Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos offers Spanish-language articles, media, and Web sites for Spanish language learners

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Encyclopedia Americana

The online home of the classic resource. Find articles, images, and other multi-media content on thousands of different subjects, people, places and things. After clicking the above link, you can directly access the resource by clicking on the icon along the left side when you get to the Scholastic Go! webpage.

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ERIC

Journal articles and reports in education. Full text of some items is available.

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FreedomFlix

History comes to life with dynamic e-books of the Children's Press best-selling Cornerstones of Freedom series, complete with embedded popup features such as maps, timelines, virtual tour clips, primary source videos and audio clips.

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Gale Courses

Offers a wide range of highly interactive courses that you can take entirely online. You can enroll in courses with your library card. Courses run for six weeks and new sessions begin every month. Information on enrolling in a course can be found by clicking hereOnline Tutorial Icon

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Gale Virtual Reference Library

A database of encyclopedias and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research. Many of these titles were previously only available in the library as paper bound books. Online Tutorial Icon

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Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia

The encyclopedia is derived from the Academic American Encyclopedia database, an 11-million-word repository of text and images maintained by the encyclopedia's editorial and technical staff. Once you get to the Scholastic Go! website, you will need to click the link on the left side to directly search this resource.

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Hispanica Saber - Gran Enciclopedia Hispanica

­This comprehensive Spanish-language encyclopedia includes more than 100,000 articles, more than 8,500 images and maps, and nearly 1,000 videos, animations, sounds, and interactive media. It is designed for native Spanish speakers, bilingual students, and ESL/ELL program participants.

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Information Please

Reference source that allows you to search the contents of an encyclopedia, atlas, dictionary and both the TIME and ESPN almanacs. Also has online tools such as conversion tools, distance calculator, spelling checker and calculator.

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Lands and Peoples

An encyclopedia of countries, cultures and current events. Geared for middle and high school students. You will need to click the link on the left side of the Scholastic GO! portal to directly search the resource.

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Literary Reference Center Plus

A searchable and expansive collection of author biographies, plot summaries & title overviews, literary reference books & monographs, literary magazines & journals, book reviews, author interviews and much more.

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Lynda.com

Now Available for Home Use!

This online subscription library teaches the latest software tools and skills through high-quality instructional videos taught by recognized industry experts. Create an account, track your progress and print certificates of completion when you finish a course. Online Tutorial Icon

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Mango Languages

Mango is an online language learning system teaching practical conversation skills for a wide variety of popular languages, including English as a second language; Spanish; French; Chinese; and even Pirate! Online Tutorial Icon

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MAS Ultra - School Edition

Designed specifically for high school students, this database contains full-text sources for a wide range of subject areas including history, science, careers and much more.

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MasterFile Premier

Full-text of thousands of general reference magazine articles and publications from 1975 to the present. It covers a wide range of subject areas including business, health, education, general science, multicultural issues and much more.

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Middle School Search Plus

Designed specifically for middle school students, this databases contains full-text sources for a wide range of subject areas including history, science, careers and more.

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New Book of Popular Science

Includes news and current events on popular science topics. Full-text articles covering a wide range of the sciences, geared to middle school and high school students. Once you get to the Scholastic Go! webpage you will need to click on the link for the resource located on the left side.

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NoveList K-8 Plus

Covers fiction and non-fiction for grades pre-K through 8. This helpful database will show you lists of books for different ages, tell you the order of books in a series, and suggest the right name for a book you describe. The lists of "Recommended Reads" suggest good choices for nonfiction topics or fiction genres.

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NoveList Plus

Search for fiction books by author, title, series title, plot, or genre. Searches can be done by Lexile score or grade level. Based on a book or author, the system can suggest read-a-likes. Reviews on most titles are also available.  Online Tutorial Icon

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Nueva Enciclopedia Cumbre Un Linea

A database of more than 18,500 articles and associated media, including factboxes, tables, pictures, maps, and sounds. The text includes the revised contents of the print version of La Nueva Enciclopedia Cumbre (1999) in addition to hundreds of articles translated from the Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia as well as other newly added and revised material. Once you get to the Scholastic Go! webpage, you will need to click the link to the resource on the left side to directly search. You might need to scroll down the page to get to it.

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Points of View Reference Center

Offers background resources for developing persuasive arguments and essays. Understand controversial issues and write or debate an effective argument on a topic.

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ProQuest Newstand

Access to the full text of over 1300 newspapers, news websites and blogs from leading publishers throughout the world. Major newspapers include the New York TimesWall Street Journal,Chicago TribuneWashington PostUSA TodayLos Angeles Times,Boston GlobeThe Guardian, and many other national and regional titles.

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Rubistar

Search for rubrics created by other teachers to use in your classes. Or, register for a free account and create a rubric that can be shared with the community.

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Scholastic GO! Elementary

Geared for elementary-school aged students, this gives access to the complete Grolier collection of resources along with items that may be of interest to that audience. Click the Elementary School Tab along the top of the screen.

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Scholastic GO! High School

Geared for high-school aged students, this gives access to the complete collection of Grolier online resources along with highlighted items that may be of interest to high-schoolers. Click the High School tab along the top of the screen.

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Scholastic GO! Middle School

Geared toward middle-school aged students, this is the access point for all the Grolier online resources the library subscribes to, with highlighted items that may be of interest to the targeted audience.

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Scholastic GO! Teacher Resources

For librarians and educators - find state and national curriculum goals, sample lesson plans, handouts, and other items to take into the classroom. Click the tab for Librarians/Educators at the top of the page.

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Science Reference Center

Designed specifically for junior and senior high schools, Science Reference Center is an excellent source of reliable information on life sciences, physical sciences, mathematics, technology and more. Includes biographies, science reference books and other sources, science experiments, images, videos and more. For teachers and parents, included are lesson plans, worksheets and curriculum standards.

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Science.gov

Science.gov is a gateway to government science information and research results. Currently in its fifth generation, Science.gov provides a search of over 55 scientific databases and 200 million pages of science information with just one query, and is a gateway to over 2100 scientific websites.

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ScienceFlix

ScienceFlix combines curriculum-driven, leveled content, interactive features, and intuitive navigation into a single, highly-engaging digital resource for students in grades 4 through 9.

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Something About the Author

Brings you comprehensive online access to all volumes of Gale's award-wining reference set, Something About the Author, the main series, and Something About the Author: Autobiography Series. You'll find thousands of illustrated biographical profiles of children's authors and illustrators, all in an easy-to-use interface

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TIPP 10 Typing Tutor

TIPP10 is a free 10-finger touch typing tutor. You can use TIPP10 directly in your browser or you can download the software version. You will be able to learn touch typing quickly and efficiently with the program’s intelligent practice lessons, useful support functions and an extensive progress tracker. You can also play a typing game and expand the program with open lessons or make your own to meet your specific needs.

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TrueFlix

Find excellent science and social studies information for elementary school. Students can watch videos, read books online, and find good online resources all in one place. TrueFlix also offers games, quizzes, and ideas for projects. Teachers can find lesson plans and great content for Whiteboards.

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TypeFaster Typing Tutor

This free typing tutor teaches you how to touch-type. Once you can touch-type you will not need to look at the keyboard to find the letters you want to type. The program comes in three versions: Standard, Accessible and Spanish. Free download of the fully functional standard version typing tutor software.

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Universal Class

Over 500 online continuing education courses with real instructors. Available subjects include: Computer Training, Personal Finance, GED Training, Business, Pet and Animal Care, Professional Development, Health Services Training, Music and Painting, and many others. Online Tutorial Icon

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World Book Discover

World Book Discover includes reference articles, text-to-speech capabilities, learning and life skills activities, research and translation tools, multimedia, and interactive video to draw students into curriculum-related topics and subjects relevant to older students

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World Book Early World of Learning

The premier online resource for preschoolers and children in the early elementary grades. Developed with experts on early childhood education, it offers rich resources designed for easy integration into the classroom curriculum. The site encompasses five interactive learning components: read, play, watch, print & do, classics and educator tools.

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World Book Kids e-Learn

The premier general reference Web site uniquely developed for young Arabic speaking students. The site features simple navigation, easy-to-read articles, thousands of illustrations, videos, special localized content and resources, and a wealth of engaging games and activities.

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World Book Online For Kids

World Book Online for Kids is the premier general reference web site developed especially for children. The site offers simple navigation, easy-to-read articles, multimedia, and a wealth of engaging games, interactive tools, and activities

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World Book Online Info Finder

World Book Online Info Finder contains content and features designed for childrens' homework and research needs. Based on the World Book Encyclopedia, the site features rich collections of multimedia on a variety of topics, science fair projects; a Biography Center; links to world newspapers, correlations to curriculum standards, 21st century research guides, and much more.

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World Book Online Reference Center

World Book Online Reference Center is a powerful reference tool for advanced researchers and information seekers. The site features thousands of e-books, tens of thousands of articles, and hundreds of thousands of primary source documents and features designed especially for public library patrons, such as Computer and Web tutorials, How to... documents on skills for living, and collections of links to government Web sites customized to your location.

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WorldShare (formerly WorldCAT)

This is the brand new interface for searching library collections from around the world. Items less than a year old cannot be requested, but Fountaindale will investigate purchase. Some libraries charge for certain types of items; we will inform you if we can only get the item you want from one of these and get authorization from you before placing the request. Items held by libraries located internationally will not be requested.

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