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Elementary:

Book Collection: Nonfiction - Elementary School Edition
Search animals, weather, holidays, Native Americans, United States, Canada, biographies, civics and more.
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Britannica Online: Elementary School
Easy-to-read encyclopedia articles cover subjects for school and fun, from nations of the world to animals and sports.
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Britannica Online: Learning Zone
Early-childhood learning, covering letters, words, numbers, time, sound, geography and more.
Help: Guided Tour
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Digital Science Online
Visual teaching tools for the elementary and middle school science classroom.
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Kids Search
Designed especially for youth in grades K-5, search by keyword and limit by topic to find the most useful results.
Help: online tutorial
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Primary Search
Full text of popular magazines for elementary school research.
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Searchasaurus
Animated dinosaur-themed interface containing an encyclopedia of animals, a general encyclopedia, a dictionary and lots of pictures!
Help: usage tips
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Wisconsin Media Lab
(formerly ECB VideoLink)
Streaming and downloadable video programs for K-12 students and teachers.
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Junior/Senior High:

Book Collection: Nonfiction - High School Edition
Search careers, health, ethnicity, disabilities, technology, biographies, music, science, history, civics and more.
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Book Collection: Nonfiction - Middle School Edition
Search careers, health, ethnicity, disabilities, technology, biographies, history, science, women, civics and more.
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Britannica Online: High School
Encyclopedias, dictionaries, thesauri, illustrations, maps, and biographies.
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Britannica Online: Middle School
Search Compton's and other resources for geography, science, arts, and additional topics.
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Digital Science Online
Visual teaching tools for the elementary and middle school science classroom.
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European Views of the Americas: 1493 to 1750
Comprehensive guide to printed records about the Americas written in Europe before 1750.
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MAS Ultra - School Edition
Full text reference books, popular magazines, biographies, and images for high school level searchers.
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Middle Search Plus
Full text of 140+ popular middle school magazines. Also biographies, historical essays, primary source documents, photos, maps and flags.
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Student Research Center
Keyword or topic searches to assist youth in grades 6-12 to find the most useful search results.
Help: online tutorial, usage tips
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Wisconsin Media Lab
(formerly ECB VideoLink)
Streaming and downloadable video programs for K-12 students and teachers.
Resource provided by Badgerlink.

College:

Academic Search Premier
Scholarly articles on subjects including the sciences, sociology, law, the arts, and more.
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Education Research Complete
Topics cover all levels of education, early childhood to higher education, and all specialties (multilingual, health, testing, and more).
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Educational Administration Abstracts
Covers leadership, management, research, and other areas of key relevance to the discipline.
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ERIC (Education Resources Information Center)
Research and information essential to improving teaching, learning, and educational decision-making.
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Professional Development Collection
Specialized collection for professional educators containing educational reports and education journals.
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Read our state's constitution, learn about the different branches of government, and view state statistics and symbols.

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World Factbook
History, people, government, economy, communications, transportation and military information for 250+ world entities.

 

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