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SEARCH MULTIPLE DATABASES BY GRADE LEVEL

Elementary School Search
Curriculum-related, age appropriate, full-text content for elementary school students (grades K-5), includes the ability to search by Lexiles.

Middle School Search
Curriculum-related, age appropriate, full-text content for middle school students.

High School Search
Curriculum-related, age appropriate, full-text content for high school students.

Britannica School
An online encyclopedia for learning more about any subjects. Offers three separate databases - Elementary, Middle, or High.

DATABASES

Biography Reference Center
Profiles of over 460,000 full text biographies of news makers and historical figures from trusted sources. Additional Biography articles and images can be found on the Wilson Biographies Plus Database

Newspaper Source
Search 1,200 full-text newspapers, including 83 million full-text articles and a database of 2 million television and radio news transcripts.

America: History & Life
Search for information on the history and culture of the United States and Canada from prehistory to the present. Includes reference books, biographies, primary sources, images, magazines, news, and more

History Reference Center
Includes reference books, biographies, primary sources, images, magazines, news, and more on world history topics.  Additional resources can be found through the Historical Abstracts with Full Text database.

Literary Reference Center
Information about authors and their writings, includes 36,000 plot summaries/synopses and 85,000 articles/essays on literary criticism.

Points of View Reference Center
Pro-and-con articles on many current social issues.

Science Reference Center
Includes reference books, biographies, primary sources, images, magazines, and more related to different science topics.

AtoZ World Foods
Explore recipes and food culture by country. (Redwood City cardholders only)

OTHER RESOURCES

Merriam-Webster Dictionary

BBC Country Profiles

California Fact Cards
Quick reference for school assignments on California Missions, explorers, Native Americans and history.

Library of Congress
Digitized versions of collection materials available online since 1994, concentrating on its most rare collections and those unavailable elsewhere.

Digital Public Library of America
Brings together the riches of America’s libraries, archives, and museums, and makes them freely available.

Prelinger Archive
Rick Prelinger and The Internet Archive offer public domain films from Prelinger Archives to all for free downloading and reuse.