Students K-12

Research Databases

  • Britannica Academic Edition

    Encyclopedia content plus multimedia, timelines, world data analyst, country comparison, and the Britannica blog.

  • Britannica Library

    Encyclopedia content for all ages plus multimedia, timelines, world atlas, country comparison, quotations, and primary sources.

  • Britannica School

    Encyclopedia content for all grade levels plus multimedia, timelines, world atlas, country comparison, and primary sources.

  • Explora Kids

    Get help with your class assignments using Explora™, a kid-friendly interface from EBSCO, now available at your library. Learn about endangered species, famous musicians, space exploration and more!

  • Explora Teens

    Did you know that your library offers a fun, easy-to-use tool that can help you complete research and classroom assignments?

  • Gale In Context: Biography

    Comprehensive database of biographical information on more than one million people from throughout history, around the world, and across all disciplines and subject areas.

    Subscription purchased by the Metropolitan Library Service Agency (MELSA).

  • Gale In Context: High School

    Encyclopedia, magazine, and journal articles, plus primary sources, images, video, and more for middle and high school students. Includes the InfoTrac Student Edition database. An excellent place to start gathering material for your History Day project.
     

  • Gale In Context: Middle School

    A middle school-appropriate database of reference works, biographies, magazine and journal articles, primary source documents, and multimedia.

  • Gale OneFile: High School Edition

    Popular high school magazines, newspapers, and encyclopedias across all subject areas including an image collection.

  • HelpNow

    Formerly Homework Rescue, HelpNow is a FREE online tutoring service.

    Subscription purchased by the Metropolitan Library Service Agency (MELSA).

  • MAS Ultra-School Edition

    Popular high school magazines as well as encyclopedias, newspapers, primary source documents, and an image collection. Included in Explora Teens database.

  • Middle Search Plus

    Popular magazines, biographies and historical essays, primary source documents, and reference books for middle school students.

  • Points of View Reference Center

    Pro vs. con essays that present multiple sides of current or controversial issues. Plus magazine and newspaper articles, primary sources, and more related to those issues.

  • Primary Search

    Popular elementary school magazines as well as encyclopedias and dictionaries written for kids, plus an image collection of photos, maps, and flags.

  • ProQuest

    Allows cross-searching of the Historical Star Tribune (1867 - 2001), Historical New York Times (1851 - 2014), and the Global Newstream (1980 - current). Full text articles are included.

     

Children's and Teen Magazines

  • Kids InfoBits

    Popular elementary school magazines as well as encyclopedias and newspapers written for kids, plus an image collection of photos, maps, and flags.

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  • SparkNotes

    Study guides and discussion forums offered on various academic subjects. Literature section includes brief analyses of characters, themes and plots.

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