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Electronic Resources for Middle School Students

The library subscribes to many electronic resources for you!
These databases can be used to find full-text articles, quick facts, pictures, and much more. Click on a link below to see what resources are available.

All you need is your St. Charles City-County Library District card.

Biography, History & Geography Encyclopedias Foreign Languages
General Resources Literature & the Arts Newspaper, Magazines & Current Events
Science & Health Test Preparation & Class Review  
Find a Good Book to Read

 

Biography, History & Geography
Biography In Context
Search for current and historical biographies for musicians, authors, presidents and more
 
CultureGrams
Provides information on countries around the world - including history, culture, lifestyle and government
      
Explora Middle School                                              Reliable information on thousands of topics, covering a wide range of subjects.

                                      

GVRL - Non-Fiction eBooks
Biographies, history, health, science, art and literature, and specialized reference e-books
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 & more.

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Encyclopedias
Britannica Online for Young Adults
Includes flags, photos, maps, links to articles and selected web sites 
World Book Student
With content directed for upper-elementary and middle-grade users, Student includes a digital resource platform where users can save, notate and organize article pages, biographies and other featured content.

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Foreign Languages

Mango Languages
Mango courses provide an introduction to language and culture throught the acquisition of simple conversational skills, focuses on practical conversations while increasing vocabulary and grammar skills.

 

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General Resources
Research in Context
Combines the best of Gale's reference content with age-appropriate videos, newspapers, magazines, primary sources and much more.
SIRS Discoverer
This interactive reference database is designed to develop research, reading, writing, language and computer skills.
SIRS Social Issue Resource Series
Social, political, economic topics & current events, includes an almanac, pictures and over 500 maps
Student Resources in Context
Thousands of documents, biographies, essays on school topics, background information, and critical analyses as well as photos, illustrations and audio & video clips

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Literature & the Arts
Literary Sources
Integrates Literature Resources and Literature Criticism Online into a single research environment, also contains LitFinder and the Dictionary of Literary Biography
Poetry and Short Story Reference Center
This full-text database provides a historically rich collection of hundreds of thousands of classic and contemporary poems, as well as short stories, biographies, and authoritative essays on such topics as poetic forms, movements, and techniques—including contemporary content from the finest publishers.

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Newspaper, Magazines & Current Events
NewsBank World Newspapers
Search over 3,470 worldwide newspapers, blogs, newswires, journals, broadcast transcripts & videos
      
NewsBank Special Reports for Students
Featured reports focus on topics of current interest available through NewsBank.  Updated daily
Opposing Viewpoints in Context
Find articles, statistics & more on popular debate topics

 

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Science & Health
Science in Context
Covers science, math and technology - features science experiments
      
Science Reference Center
Search magazine & reference articles, experiments, biographies, images & videos on various science topics
ScienceFlix
Latest, in-depth science, health, and technology research and news.
Teen Health and Wellness
Real answers about health, nutrition, emotions, sexuality, green living, dating, life skills, drugs, alcohol and more

 

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Test Preparation & Class Review
LearningExpress Library 3.0
Contains test & study guides for math, reading comprehension, social studies, American history, writing skills and high school entrance exam preparation.  Also tutorials on Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint.

 

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Find a Good Book to Read
NoveList Plus K-8
Fiction and non-fiction titles for children and teens. Has helpful features to help with series information, read-alikes and other book lists.  Links directly to the library catalog
      

Download eBooks and audionooks to your computer or device with OverDrive.  

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