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Reliable and teacher approved online resources purchased by the St. Charles City County Library District available from home, school or anywhere in the world, any time or any day! All you need is your St. Charles City-County Library District Card.
If you would like assistance in choosing the best resource for answering your questions or need assistance in navigating the resources, please call the Reference Department of your local library branch.

Click on a subject heading to find the resource you need...
Literature Encyclopedias Science
General Reference Biography History/Geography
Government Test Prep  

Literature

NoveList K-8 Plus
This resource lets you search by plot, series, reading level (Lexile score), character, etc. to locate a fiction or nonfiction book or list of titles you might like to read. Links to St. Charles City-County Library District online catalog.

LitFinder
You can search poems, stories, essays, plays and speeches by subject.

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Encyclopedias

Britannica Online for Kids
Extensive information with lots of graphics for kids

World Book Kids
Encyclopedia designed for use by elementary school students

World Book Student
Encyclopedia designed for use by upper-elementary and middle-grade students

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Science

ScienceFlix
Latest, in-depth science, health, and technology research and news. Science projects for elementary students.

Science in Context
Looking for science project ideas? Look no further for projects, background information & research.

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General Reference 

Gale Virtual Reference Library
Search books on drama, biography, literature, United States, countries, science, history & more.

Explora Primary Schools
Full text articles from magazines, news articles, encyclopedias, books and more. Videos and primary source documents also included.

SIRS Discoverer
Covering most topics for research, this electronic resource codes the entries for reading levels. It includes many pictures and occasionally has activities to go with a topic.

Research in Context
Combines the best of Gale's reference content with age-appropriate videos, newspapers, magazines, primary sources and much more.

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Biography

Biography in Context

Search for current or historical biographies for musicians, authors, presidents and more!

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History/Geography

CultureGrams
Enhance curriculum with age-appropriate, high-quality digital content from primary and secondary sources spanning thousands of titles and multiple media types

US History in Context
All areas of US history from pre-colonial to present day. Primary documents, books, magazines, maps & more.

World History in Context
All areas of world history from ancient to current. Primary documents, books, magazines, maps and more.

 

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Government

 

Test Prep

LearningExpressLibrary
Click on "Elementary School Skills Improvement" to use diagnostic and practice tests for 4th & 5th grade math and reading. Click on Ebooks: Parent Guides for info on homeschooling, reading, vocabulary, testing, etc.

 

 

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