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Library Databases (library card required)
Scholastic GO–A general research database for kids and teens of all ages. Access with username: Connecticut and password Libraries.
Middle/High School Explora makes it easy for students to search by keyword or by topic to find the most useful search results. Results can be easily sorted by source type – -magazines, reference books, photos, flags, etc.
TOPICsearch is a current events database that allows researchers to explore social, political & economic issues, scientific discoveries and other popular topics discussed in today’s classrooms including controversial opinions and viewpoints.
Middle Search Plus provides full text for more than 140 popular middle school magazines. All full text articles included in the database are assigned a reading level. Full text is also available for thousands of biographies and historical essays. Middle Search Plus also contains 84,774 biographies, 105,786 primary source documents, and a School Image Collection of photos, maps and flags.
Academic Search Premier is an enormous collection of the most valuable peer-reviewed full text journals. This scholarly collection offers information in nearly every area of academic study including: computer sciences, engineering, physics, chemistry, language and linguistics, arts & literature, medical sciences, ethnic studies, and many more.
Designed specifically for high school students, MAS Ultra School Edition contains full text for nearly 500 popular high school magazines. This database also provides more than 360 full text reference books, 85,670 biographies, over 107,000 primary source documents, and an Image Collection of over 510,000 photos, maps & flags, color PDFs and expanded full text backfiles (back to 1975) for key magazines.
is a comprehensive Spanish-language resource offering 49,000 encyclopedia entries, 50,000 images, 2,500 health reports, a Spanish-English dictionary and the full text of over 100 hundred reference books and dozens of general interest magazines in a broad array of subject areas. Its intuitive, theme-based Spanish-language interface is designed to make content readily accessible to Spanish speakers with limited online research experience. Daily updates ensure availability of the most current articles from a dozen prominent newspapers from 10 Latin American countries.
Biography Reference Center offers a comprehensive collection of more than 450,000 full text biographies, including the complete full text run of Biography Today and Biography Magazine, as well as thousands of narrative biographies that are not available in other databases.
Book Collection Nonfiction: High School Edition is a rich research database for school and public libraries. It contains informative abstracts and searchable full text for more than 2,440 popular nonfiction books. The database includes high interest titles on careers, health, ethnicity, disabilities, technology, biographies, music, science, history, civics and more.
Free Online Resources
PBS Learning Media offers more than 30,000 interactive media, games, activities and lessons in many subject areas for all grades.
Banzai exposes students to real-world financial dilemmas to teach them the importance of smart money management.
Scads of free resources, videos, games, learning resources, and lesson plans for learning personal finance skills at Next Gen Personal Finance
Over 100 free online educational program ideas like cooking recipes, DIY projects and art with Saving Dollars & Sense – Savvy Money Saving Tips, DIY Projects, Recipes & More!
Digital learning content through videos, eBooks, and other interactive features in many subject areas for preschool through high school with Curriki | Inspiring Learning Everywhere.
Students can access informative lesson plans, videos, quizzes and more while choosing from a variety of subjects with CK-12 Foundation.
Discovery K12 | Love to Learn is an online homeschool platform & curriculum for Pre-K to 12th grade. All main subjects are covered, plus extra curriculum courses like coding.
Every course you could possibly want to homeschool for high school with Easy Peasy All-in-One High School.
Ivy League Online Courses has over 450 Ivy League courses that you can take for free!
Wonderopolis has a great interactive and fun feel for everyone with videos and quizzes to explore ANY topic and learn fun facts. Short videos and readings that answer various burning questions for students. There are vocabulary challenges and comprehension questions.
Overcoming Obstacles offers life skills curriculum for students in grades K-12. Their resources include strategies for teaching social and emotional skills.
7,000 free videos in 13 subject areas for homework and study help integrating online course work from many great online programs in one place with HippoCampus.
Improve your typing skills while competing in fast-paced races with up to people from around the world with Nitro Type.