Databases

Children’s Research

America the Beautiful

This is your one-stop resource for everything you need to know about the U.S. states and territories. This resource also features sections on prominent Native American tribes, the national wonders of America, and past presidents.

Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia

A great place to start your research! This online encyclopedia provides information on a huge variety of topics, and also features animations, videos, maps, sounds, and panoramas.

Lands and Peoples

Designed for elementary and middle school students, Lands and Peoples is an encyclopedia of countries, cultures and current events. Be sure to try the Culture Cross to compare facts from two nations.

New Book of Knowledge

Designed for students in grades 3-5, The New Book of Knowledge is the first encyclopedia created just for young users. This online resource includes all the articles and maps of the printed version, plus weekly current events and other special features designed just for students.

New Book of Popular Science

This science, medicine and technology encyclopedia is designed for students in grades 3-5. In addition to encyclopedia articles, students can access science news, read biographies of famous scientists and try science experiments.

 

High School and Adult Research

Archive Grid

Online access to nearly a million descriptions of archival collections owned by thousands of libraries, museums, historical societies and archives worldwide. ArchiveGrid is an important destination for searching for historical documents, personal papers and family histories held in archives.

CAMIO

The Catalog of Art Museum Images Online, or CAMIO, is a database of art images from around the world. Each entry has at least one high-resolution photograph of the work, and includes a description of the work by the museum that owns the piece. All information on the site is rights-cleared for education use, so teachers can use the images and descriptions without worry.

Consumer Reports

Known as the most trusted source for information and advice on consumer products, this website contains information on making better buying decisions. Users will find advice on saving money, home improvement, personal finances, improving health and more.

Encyclopedia Americana

Find in-depth information about topics in every academic field. Each article includes the full citation to use in your research paper!

ERIC – US Department of Education

The Education Resources Information Center, or ERIC, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education, is the most complete bibliography of educational materials available. This database of peer-reviewed journals and professional magazines is the perfect place for education students to start their research on a new subject.

GreenFILE

GreenFILE is a research database of peer-reviewed journals and popular articles on all aspects of ecology. Learn more about humanity’s impact on the environment by searching through almost 5,000 full-text articles.

Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia

A great place to start your research! This online encyclopedia provides information on a huge variety of topics, and also features animations, videos, maps, sounds, and panoramas.

Learning Express

Take online practice tests for over 300 exams, including the GED, SAT, ACT and ASVAB. Users keep their own account, allowing for access to tests that have already been taken. This resource also includes tutorials and full explanations for answers. 

Mango

Mango is an online language learning system that teaches English speakers real conversation skills for practical communication in 38 languages (from Arabic to Vietnamese).  Through fun and engaging interactive lessons, Mango makes learning a new language fast, easy and incredibly effective.   Those interested in learning English are taught in 15 languages.

Medline

Access 3,500 professional medical journals. This database covers all areas of medicine and includes journals from 1965 to the present.

NoveList

Do you have a favorite author, but you’ve already read everything he or she has written? Maybe you love a certain style of writing? NoveList can help you find the new read you’ve been waiting for.

OAIster

OAIster is a union catalog of more than 19 million digital resources from over 1,000 organizations developed by the University of Michigan and harvested using OAI-PMH (the Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting).

Teacher Reference Center

Find information about assessment, best practices, curriculum development, and much more related to teaching, from over 200 peer-reviewed journals.

 

Español

Nueva Enciclopedia Cumbre en Linea

Enciclopedia en español para estudiantes y adultos.
Spanish language encyclopedia for high school students and adults.

Mango

Mango es un sistema de aprendizaje de idiomas en línea que enseña habilidades de conversación reales para la comunicación práctica en inglés e otros lenguajes. A través de la diversión y lecciones atractivas e interactivas, Mango hace que el aprendizaje de un nuevo idioma sea rápido, fácil y muy eficaz.

 

Free Resources Available Online

CIA World Factbook

Information about history, people, government, economy, and other facts about nearly every country in the world.

Directory of Open Access Journals

Search over 10,000 scholarly, peer-reviewed articles covering all areas of science, technology, medicine, social science, and humanities.

Citation Guides from Purdue University’s Online Writing Lab

Use these when writing research papers to make sure your citations and format style are correct. For MLA or APA citations.

Khan Academy

Local teachers and students use this site to do practice exercises and view instructional videos in math, science, computer programming, history, art history, economics, and more. The personalized learning dashboard allows learners to track their progress and study at their own pace.