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Dearborn Public Library Resources

Biography in Context
This database combines award-winning biographies from respected Gale Group sources. Biography in Context also includes full-text articles from hundreds of periodicals.

Britannica Image Quest
Access approximately three million rights-cleared images from over 50 of the best collections in the world

Britannica School
Suite of Britannica School resources at four levels – Learning Zone, Elementary, Middle, and High. Each contains resources at the appropriate learning and skill level including primary sources in subjects such as people, countries, science, animals, current events, and biographies.

Countries of the World
Covering nearly 200 countries, this yearbook is filled with background notes reports from the U.S. Department of State. Entries typically cover geography, history, government and political conditions, economy, and state of relations with the United States.

Mango Languages
Mango is an online language learning system that teaches real conversation skills for practical communication. Through fun and engaging interactive lessons, Mango makes learning a new language fast, easy and incredibly effective. The system is completely web-based and remotely accessible, so you can learn anywhere you have an internet connection. As you listen to and repeat after native speakers, you’ll learn more than just words and phrases. You’ll learn how those pieces can be rearranged and combined to make new thoughts, new conversations, and even more practical communication! In no time at all, you’ll be able to navigate all sorts of everyday situations — get directions, order a meal, make new friends — the possibilities are endless!

National Geographic Kids
Full issues of National Geographic Kids magazine, from 2009 to the present, more than 500 pictures that you can freely download for educational use, and 200 National Geographic Kids books.

Novelist K-8 Plus
NoveList is a readers advisory tool for readers of all ages. This resource will help you find fiction books to read similar to the book you just read, or you can search by title, author, series, or even plots. Browse book lists, or even create and save lists of your own favorites.

Something About the Author 
Something About the Author Online provides comprehensive online access for examining the lives and works of authors and illustrators for children and young adults. Something About the Author Online includes both the main series and Something About the Author Autobiography Series.

Tumblebook Cloud Jr.
TumbleBookCloud Jr. is a collection of read along fiction and non-fiction books for kids who have outgrown the picture book collection in TumbleBooks (link this).  The chapter books, graphic novels, audiobooks and educational videos have been chosen specifically for kids in grades 3-6.

Tumblebook Library
Tumblebook Library is an online collection of animated, talking picture books for kids.

 

 

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Michigan eLibrary Resources

Academic One File
Magazine, newspaper and journal articles appropriate to college and university level research.

BookFlix 
Beginning readers. An interactive experience that allows beginning readers to explore fiction and non-fiction designed to increase understanding and fluency.

Computer Database
Full text articles from computing and technology magazines

Culture Grams
Offers details on customs, traditions and daily life in countries all over the world.

Early World of Learning
Recommended for : Early elementary.  Follow Trek and Taffy the cat around the world learning about colors, numbers, and other fun things.

Ebsco Ebook K-8 Collection

eLibrary
For High School and up. Articles, video, audio, books, pictures, magazines, maps, newspapers and transcripts of TV and radio shows.

eLibrary Elementary 
For Kindergarten through Grade 6. Video, audio, books, pictures, magazines, maps, newspapers, and transcripts of TV and radio shows.

Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos
World Book Kids (Spanish)

Expanded Academic ASAP
Magazine, newspaper and journal articles appropriate to college and university level research.

General Business File ASAP
Articles on companies and also includes directory and financial information.

General One File
General interest news and periodical articles on a wide range of topics.

General Reference Center Gold
General interest magazines, business periodicals, reference books and more.

Grzimek’s Student Animal Life Resource

Powerpack Junior 
Designed for students in junior high and middle school. Access to a variety of indexed and full-text magazines, newspapers and reference books

Powerpack Newsstand
Access to major U.S. newspapers and also titles from around the world.

Powerpack Student
Designed for high-school students. Access to a variety of indexed and full-text magazines, newspapers and reference books.

Kids Infobits
For Kindergarten through Grade 5. Full-text content from elementary reference sources and magazines

Learning Express Library
Test preparation materials and interactive practice exams.

Michigan eLibrary Reference Desk
Links to reference sites by category selected by Michigan librarians.

Opposing Viewpoints in Context
Presents different views on the most talked about social issues of today.

SIRS Discoverer
Children’s database with full-text of articles, books, video, audio on all topics. Includes reading levels, teacher’s help pages, and more.

SIRS Renaissance 
Articles on many topics including literature, arts, philosophy and religion.

Worldbook Kids

 

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Web Resources

Country Profiles by the BBC
Full profiles provide an instant guide to history, politics and economic background of countries and territories, and background on key institutions. 

Encyclopedia.com
Articles from free online reference sources.

Fact Monster
Reference resources for homework.

Internet Public Library
Links to reference sites.

Jiskha
Volunteer tutors answering your homework questions.

Khan Academy
Khan Academy is an organization on a mission. We’re a not-for-profit with the goal of changing education for the better by providing a free world-class education for anyone anywhere.

Native American Culture

Purdue Online Writing Lab

Power My Learning

Quizlet
Quizlet has no pre-determined curriculum. Students define what they need to learn, and we provide the tools. We help Art History majors learn paintings, Spanish students learn their verbs, 5th graders learn their spelling words, and new waiters learn the menus of their restaurants. Our aim is to build software that any learner can use, so we make most of our stuff free.

Shmoop
Since 2007, Shmoop has been a digital publishing company with a point of view. Our teaching method revolves around the basic idea that learning is often too hard—so we carry gallons of academic WD-40 to squirt on the tracks whenever we can. And as an added bonus, we’re funny. At least we like to think so.

Sparknotes
Synopsis and analysis of literature and many other subjects.

US States Information

 

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Government Resources

Bureau of Labor and Statistics

Census – School

Choose My Plate
Health & nutrition information for children under 5.

Energy Information Administration – Kids

Kids.gov
Information for kids from the US government.

Michigan .gov – Kids

NASA – Kids

Ready.gov

Science.gov
The latest news and information as well as a directory of online resources.

U.S. Mint.gov – Kids