Middle School - Online Resources
Almost all of these subscription resources and databases can be accessed from school without the need to log in. From home, however, you'll need to use a login name and/or password for most of them. LCPS students are given a printed brochure each year containing this information. The brochure is also available on the district's intranet site under Instruction->Instructional Services->Library Media Services. Just ask your school Librarian or TRT and they'll also be happy to tell you the login information or give you the brochure.
Alexandria Researcher - Search Loudoun County Public Schools' library collections, containing over 1.5 million books, e-books, and other great physical and digital resources.
MackinVIA - Thousands of e-books, audio books, and links to other cool online stuff provided by LCPS.
America the Beautiful - State history, geography and facts
American History - An ABC-CLIO database
Biography in Context - Your best source for biographical information from reference books by Gale, Inc. Includes pictures, magazine and newspaper articles and links to websites.
BrainPop- Animated Science, Health, Technology, Math, Social Studies, Arts & Music and English movies, quizzes, activity pages and school homework help for students grade 4-12.
BrainPOP ESL - Dedicated to teaching English to students all over the world through animated movies, exciting study tools, quizzes and fun games.
Britannica School - The go-to site for research offering thousands of up-to-date, curated, and curriculum-relevant articles, images, videos, audio clips, primary sources, maps, and research tools.
CultureGrams - Up-to-date facts about countries of the world with photos, recipes, maps
eLibrary - Articles from magazines, newspapers, and reference works. Includes maps and images. User Guide (PDF)
eMedia VA - Free to every Virginia educator and currently contains over 115,000 resources with more being added every day. (Use your network log in and password).
Explora - EBSCO's new dedicated search interface (replaces Student Research Center) for all of their databases. Search by keyword or by topic to find the most useful search results in magazines, reference books, photos, flags, etc.
History in Context - People, events and topics in U.S. History from journals, magazines, documents, images, videos, audio and recommended web sites.
InfoTrac Jr. - Articles from magazines, newspapers and reference books on current events, science, popular culture, health, people, government, history, sports.
Issues & Controversies - 800+ hot topics in business, politics, government, education, and popular culture
Lands and Peoples - an encyclopedia of countries, cultures, and current events
Literary Reference Center - Full-text database that combines information from major respected reference works, books, literary journals as well as original content from EBSCO Publishing
netTrekker - digital learning resource library for teachers and students with 360,000+ curated Open Educational Resources that are tagged, organized and aligned to standards so teachers, students and parents can find just what they need, all in one place, in a fraction of the time (use your LCPS network name and password to log in).
The New Book of Popular Science - Science and technology, plus science in the news.
NoveList - The complete readers' advisory solution, empowers librarians, engages readers and connects communities.
Opposing Viewpoints in Context - contextual information and opinions on hundreds of today's hottest social issues. Featuring continuously updated viewpoints, topic overviews, full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, statistics, images, videos, and links to vetted websites organized into a user-friendly portal experience.
Poetry & Short Story Reference Center - full-text database provides a historically rich collection of hundreds of thousands of classic and contemporary poems, short stories, biographies, and authoritative essays.
Pop Culture Universe - A comprehensive and authoritative collection of information on popular culture in America and the world, both past and present
SAFARI Montage - Thousands of educational videos and multimedia titles available from school or home (use your LCPS network name and password to log in)
Scholastic Go! (formerly Grolier Online) - Contains Grolier Encyclopedia, Encyclopedia Americana, and over 40,000 articles, pictures, maps, sounds, and multimedia resources.
ScienceFlix - Combines curriculum- driven, leveled content, interactive features, and intuitive navigation into a single, highly-engaging digital resource for students in grades 6 through 8.
Science in Context - Research all science topics, find information from Gale science reference books, experiments, biographies, pictures, illustrations and recommended web sites.
Science Reference Center - Full text for nearly 640 science encyclopedias, reference books, and periodicals
Student Research Center - Search by keyword or by topic to find the most useful search results in magazines, reference books, photos, flags, etc.
TumbleBookCloud - Online collection of ebooks and read-along titles for all levels including an audio narration while the pages turn automatically. Select from a wide variety of fiction, nonfiction or the classics.
United States Geography - An ABC-CLIO database
Videoblocks for Education - A database of royalty free and copyright safe multimedia clips that students and teachers can legally download and use in a variety of video editing and media projects.
Virtual Reference Library - Database of encyclopedias, e-books, and specialized reference sources
World History: Ancient and Medieval Eras - An ABC-CLIO database
World History: The Modern Era - An ABC-CLIO database
World Book Student - An online encyclopedia with a world of student resources, easy-to understand articles, and built-in research tools.
Additional Gale Databases
Click the link above to see a complete list with a whole bunch more of our really cool Gale databases.
World Languages Resources
BrainPop Español -Las ciencias animadas, la salud, la tecnología, las matemáticas, las ciencias sociales, las artes y música y películas en español, pruebas, páginas con actividades y ayuda con tarea para estudiantes de grados 4 a 12. - Spanish
Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos - World Book’s content, media, and interactive features in Spanish.
La Nueva Enciclopedia Cumbre - Spanish
L'Encyclopédie Découverte - World Book's content, media and interactive features in French.
Biblioteca TumbleBook - Colección en línea de títulos de lectura. Spanish.
Click the Encyclopedia link for a full list of available encyclopedias.
Click on the above link to go to a list of the databases arranged in subject categories.