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Cengage Learning (Gale) offers a wide variety of current educational databases for K-12 including National Geographic Kids, Twayne's Authors, Science in Context, Opposing Viewpoints in Context, and much more!




Three separate databases (elementary, middle school, and high school) provide access to thousands of images, videos, audio clips, primary sources, maps, websites, and articles.  Much more than just a digital version of the old-school encyclopedia.

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Provides essential primary source materials, ebooks, global leading issues, periodicals, newspapers, and multimedia & image collections.  (K-12)

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Includes thousands of resources about fiction and nonfiction books used in the K-12 environment, integrating multimedia author and book materials into reading activities.  Find author interviews, websites, & blogs as well as book apps, lesson plans, readings, trailers, and more.

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Non-fiction eBook Collections for K-8 and High School


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American West and American Indian Histories & Cultures provide a wide range of rare and original documents including printed books, journals, historical maps, broadsides, periodicals, advertisements, photographs, artwork, and more.  

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What is a primary source?
Watch this YouTube video from Adam Matthew & TEXQuest.

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You can also find thousands of FREE 
ebooks & audiobooks here:  


Books Should Be Free is now
Loyal Books 
Free Public Domain Audiobooks & eBook Downloads

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Helpful sites

*Purdue University Comprehensive Online Research Education (CORE features tips and techniques such as:

  • formulating your topic or research area
  • searching academic databases effectively
  • critically evaluating sources


*University of Illinois at Chicago:  Doing Research:  An Introduction to the Concepts of Online Searching 

*The Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL) provides over 200 resources including:

  • Writing and Teaching Writing
  • Research
  • Grammar and Mechanics
  • Style Guides
  • ESL (English as a Second Language)
  • Job Search and Professional Writing


*bibme (an online citation guide)

Promethean Planet has over 60,000 free teaching resources, lesson plans, and worksheets, including free interactive whiteboard resources.

Free bibliography source!

Financial Aid Toolkit provides help applying for financial aid for college.

Shmoop offers FREE learning guides (homework help) in most subjects, college readiness & test prep, and more!  It is an award-winning site endorsed by School Library Journal, The New York Times, and other esteemed publishers/companies. Sign up to use special features like saving sections for later, making yourself sticky notes, etc.

                    Free kids' picture ebooks with audio (multiple languages)!




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