Grades 6-8 Internet Online Databases and Curriculum Links

HCPSS Online Subscription Databases | Homework Help |General Reference/Research | Biography | Career Information | Countries | Literature and Reading | Maryland and Local Information | News Sites, Magazines, Journals | United States

PreK - 5 | Grades 9 - 12

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HCPSS Online Subscription Databases

Students should see their school's library media specialist for login information to these databases.

American History American History - From the explorers of the Americas to today's headlines, American History investigates the people, events, and themes of our nation's evolution.  Integrating American politics, science, culture, philosophy, and economics, this authoritative database explores the ongoing development of the United States. American Government contains nearly 15,000 primary and secondary sources, including overview essays, biographies, government and court documents, photos, maps, audio/video clips, statistics, and more.

CultureGrams - Concise, reliable, and up-to date country reports on 182 world cultures

History Reference CenterHistory Reference Center - History Reference Center® features full text for more than 1,620 reference books, encyclopedias and non-fiction books. The database also includes full text for more than 150 leading history periodicals Further, the database contains nearly 57,000 historical documents; more than 78,000 biographies of historical figures; more than 37,000 historical photos and maps; and more than 80 hours of historical video.

NoodleTools - Generate, edit, and publish an MLA Works Cited list or APA References list using NoodleBib

Science in ContextScience in Context - An in-depth, curriculum-oriented science database that provides a one-stop resource for all science-related research needs. (See your school's library media specialist for the url.)

Science Reference CenterScience Reference Center™ is a comprehensive research database that provides easy access to a multitude of full-text science-oriented content.

SIRS Decades - More than 5,000 primary and secondary source articles highlighting key events, movements, people, and places in 20th-century America

SIRS Discoverer  - Easily retrievable full-text articles from approximately 1,200 newpapers, magazines, and U.S. government documents; includes World Almanac for Kids

SIRS Knowledge SourceSIRS Knowledge Source - Thousands of full-text articles from domestic and international sources exploring social, scientific, health, historic, business, economic, political, and global issues

Student Resource Center Junior - All core curriculum areas are covered with this premium selection of reference material, full-text periodicals and newspapers, primary sources, creative works, and multimedia [see your school library media specialist for login information].

Teaching Books Logo Teaching - A timesaving portal to thousands of online resources of book-related resources you can use to explore children's and young adult books and their authors.  It provides immediate access to useful materials and exciting programs (short movies, audio book readings, book discussion guides, and more) that add a multimedia dimension to reading in the classroom, library media center, and home.

World Book Online - This is the online version of this popular encyclopedia.

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Ellicott City, MD 21042