Grades K - 6

  American History Online - Tutorial
American History Online covers more than 500 years of American history, highlighting the important people and events. This database includes biographies, primary source documents, timelines, an image & video gallery, maps & charts and more.
Encyclopedia Britannica
Tap into the knowledge of experts from around the globe, including historians and Nobel Prize winners. Add in Britannica's in-house editorial proficiency and fact checking. Combine with the experience of curriculum specialists, educators and professional developers of innovative technology products. The result is high-quality standards-aligned, award-winning resources that make teaching and learning more effective.

Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia
Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia provides over 25,000 easy-to-read encyclopedic entries written covering a variety of subject areas.

Gale Virtual Reference Library
The reference books in this online collection are available to be viewed 24x7 on any computer with an internet connection. Reference books are included in the following subject areas: History, Environment, Biographies, Cultures around the World, Religion, Law, Literature, Science and more.
HelpNow provides assistance with tutoring in elementary, middle school, high school, intro college, and adult education. Live online tutors will be available daily from 2:00-11:00 pm while you’re at the library or at home. HelpNow includes a writing lab, SAT/ACT/GED test prep, virtual group workrooms, and live help with English, Social Studies, Science, and Math.

Holiday Customs around the World (selected eReference books)
Search here to find information on holiday customs from around the world
  Kidsearch - Tutorial
Kidsearch is an easy way for students in grades K-8 to search multiple Online Resources by clicking on the picture based icons or by typing a search in the "find" box.
  Life in America - the 1900's through the 1990's (selected eReference books)
Want to know what life was like in America during the 1900's through the 1990's? Start here.
  Middle Search Plus
Middle Search Plus provides full-text for 140 popular middle school magazines as well as 84,774 biographies, 100,554 primary source documents and an image collection of 293,480 photos, maps and flags.
  Points of View Reference Center contains a balance of materials from all viewpoints, including more than 1,300 main essays, leading political magazines from both sides of the aisle, newspapers, radio & TV news transcripts, primary source documents and reference books.
  Presidents of the United States
The Presidents section of the White House website offers information about the lives and presidencies each of the Presidents of the United States.
  Primary Search
Primary Search includes full-text articles for 70 popular elementary school magazines. All full text articles are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles). It also includes an image collection of over 293,840 photos, maps and flags.
provides a youth-friendly, graphical interface allowing users to easily search for magazine articles and pamphlets on a variety of subjects.
  Topic Search
Topic Search is a current events database that includes social, political & economic issues, scientific discoveries and other popular topics discussed in today's classrooms. It contains over 105,000 full-text articles from 1,622 diverse sources including international and regional newspapers, periodicals, biographies, public opinion polls, book reviews, pamphlets, and government information.
  Typing Lessons
This online course includes typing lessons and exercises to help you increase your typing skills.
World Geography World Geography & Culture Online offers information on more than 200 countries, including geography, people & culture, weather & climate, history, government, and society. All 50 US states are profiled with biographies, images, timelines, maps, flags and more.