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Students K-12

Research Databases

  • Biography in Context

    Biographies of more than 180,000 people from throughout history.
    Subscription purchased by the Metropolitan Library Service Agency (MELSA), with funding from state and federal tax revenues.

  • Britannica Online Academic Edition

    Encyclopedia content plus news headlines, safe websites, engaging multimedia, and a customizable workspace.
    Subscription purchased by Electronic Library for Minnesota (ELM)*

  • Britannica Online Public Library Edition

    Offers separate home pages for adults and children, providing age-appropriate encyclopedia content for everyone.
    Subscription purchased by Electronic Library for Minnesota (ELM)*

  • Britannica Online School Edition

    Provides access to four encyclopedias that ensure consistency with classroom topics and age-appropriate language. For K-12.
    Subscription purchased by Electronic Library for Minnesota (ELM)*

  • CAMIO (Catalog of American Museum Images Online)

    Shows works of art from around the world, representing the collections of 24 prominent museums including The Minneapolis Institute of Arts and Walker Art Center.

    Subscription purchased by Electronic Library for Minnesota (ELM)*

  • Discovering Collection

    Use this comprehensive database to retrieve in-depth reference content for the core curriculum areas of literature, history, biographies, science, and social studies.
    Subscription purchased by Electronic Library for Minnesota (ELM)*

  • Homework Help Now

    Brainfuse is the nation's leading provider of one-to-one tutoring to students, offering online tutoring in math, reading, and writing (grades 3-12). Anytime, day or night, 7 days a week.
    Subscription purchased by the Metropolitan Library Service Agency (MELSA), with funding from state and federal tax revenues.

  • InfoTrac Junior Edition

    Designed for middle school students. Includes full-text articles from newspapers, magazines, and reference books.
    Subscription purchased by Electronic Library for Minnesota (ELM)*

  • InfoTrac Kids Edition

    Formerly PrimaryTOM, this periodical database is designed for elementary school students, with easy 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.
    Subscription purchased by Electronic Library for Minnesota (ELM)*

  • InfoTrac Student Edition

    Designed for high school students. Includes full-text articles from magazines, newspapers, and reference books. Also has historical images and maps.
    Subscription purchased by Electronic Library for Minnesota (ELM)*

  • Junior Reference Collection

    Search for people, places, subjects, books, words, and timelines.
    Subscription purchased by Electronic Library for Minnesota (ELM)*

  • MAS Ultra-School Edition

    For high school students. Contains full text for high school magazines, biographies, primary source documents, photos, maps and flags, and reference books. Lexiles provided.
    Subscription purchased by Electronic Library for Minnesota (ELM)*

  • Middle Search Plus

    For middle school students. Covers magazines, biographies, primary source documents and reference books.
    Subscription purchased by Electronic Library for Minnesota (ELM).

  • Points of View Reference Center

    Provides students with a series of essays that present multiple sides of over 250 current issues.
    Subscription purchased by Electronic Library for Minnesota (ELM)*

  • Primary Search

    For elementary students. Covers magazines, encyclopedias, dictionaries, photos, maps, and flags. Lexiles provided.
    Subscription purchased by Electronic Library for Minnesota (ELM).

  • ProQuest

    Search ProQuest newspapers. Full text articles are included.

     

  • Searchasaurus

    Helps students in grades K-3 to browse and search for content from the Primary Search database, which includes American Heritage Children's Dictionary, Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia, the EBSCO Encyclopedia of Animals, and dozens of kid-friendly magazines.
    Subscription purchased by Electronic Library for Minnesota (ELM).

  • Student Research Center

    Helps middle and high school students find magazine and journal articles, reference materials, and multimedia files covering all topics. Contains the following databases: Health Source-Consumer Edition; MAS Ultra-School Edition; Middle Search Plus; and Science Reference Center. Intended for grades 6-12.
    Subscription purchased by Electronic Library for Minnesota (ELM)*

  • Student Resources in Context

    For high school students. Useful for homework and in-depth research assignments. Includes reference works, biographies, essays, overviews, primary works, images, and periodical articles.

    An excellent place to start gathering material for your History Day project.
    Subscription purchased by Electronic Library for Minnesota (ELM).

Children's and Teen Magazines

  • Kids InfoBits

    Kids InfoBits gives children easy access to magazines, reference books, and newspaper articles that have been selected just for their age group. Aimed at grades K-5.
    Subscription purchased by Electronic Library for Minnesota (ELM)*

Selected Websites

General

  • Project C3 MN

    Megasite for connecting youth with the community.

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