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Britannica Library - Children

Offers a fun way to gain new knowledge. Students will find it easy to conduct research, complete homework assignments, and work on special projects. From one page, you can link to encyclopedias, Britannica-approved websites, and a Student Center with “How To” guides for school reports, an atlas, biographies, multimedia, and other learning materials.

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eBook K-8 Collection

Currently with 15,155 titles, this e-book collection supports a quality learning experience for K-8 students across all subject areas taught in elementary and middle schools. It’s an effective way to provide educators with full-text e-books to support their curricula. Provided by INSPIRE

Explora for Elementary Schools

A student interface designed for use in kindergarten through grade 5 with a focus on the arts, literature, biography, current events, geography, culture, health, history, math, science and more. Provided by INSPIRE

Funk & Wagnalls New Encyclopedia

Indexes over 25,000 records, covering an array of topics. Full text for each record may be easily accessed by double-clicking on the topic from the display. The database contains various images, offers brief biographies as well as information in a variety of subject areas. Updated annually. Provided by INSPIRE

HelpNow (Brainfuse)

Online homework help, with tutors available 2 p.m. - 11 p.m. Get help in English, Writing, Math, Science, Social Studies, Language Studies and Adult Education topics. Services include a writing lab, skill building lessons, language lab, virtual study rooms, and flashcards.

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Middle Search Plus

Contains full text for more than 150 popular middle school magazines. All full-text articles are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles). Full text is also available for thousands of biographies and historical essays. Also contains primary source documents including Essential Documents in American History, reference books including the Funk & Wagnall's New World Encyclopedia; New Oxford American Dictionary, 2nd Edition; Encyclopedia of Animals™; and thousands of relevant photos, maps and flags. Provided by INSPIRE

NoveList Plus K-8

The premiere database of reading recommendations. Browse by subject, genre, and theme for over 150,000 titles. Reviews, book discussion guides, and annotated book lists are constantly updated.

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Primary Search

Contains full text for more than 80 popular elementary school magazines. All full-text articles are assigned reading level indicators (Lexiles). Additionally, Primary Search includes the Encyclopedia of Animals™, and features the Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia, which provides students with easy-to-read encyclopedic entries written specifically for kids. This database also provides the American Heritage Children's Dictionary and thousands of relevant photos, maps and flags. Provided by INSPIRE

Read It!

Read It!™ is designed for middle and high school students and anyone who has a basic foundation in English grammar and reading but needs adapted reading material for a variety of subjects. The customized articles and practice quizzes support ELL success and promote reading comprehension across a variety of school subjects and life skill areas. Read It! also offers resources to help build background knowledge, conduct research and improve study skills. Provided by INSPIRE


Offers more than 25,000 printable resources for all grade levels Prek-6th grade. The resources include Mini-books, Worksheets, Printable Packs & Lessons That Make Learning Engaging & Fun.

Databases marked as INSPIRE databases are a service of the Indiana State Library to all residents of Indiana. If you are having difficulty accessing one of these INSPIRE databases please view this FAQ page provided by INSPIRE. For issues with all other databases please contact us

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