Middle School - Online Resources
All of these subscription databases and services can be accessed from school without the need to log in. From home, however, you will 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, and it's available on the district's intranet web site under Instruction->Instructional Services->Technology and Library Resource. You can also ask your school Librarian or TRT and they'll be happy to tell you.
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 K-12 students
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)
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
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 - Links to verified, student-friendly web sites.
The New Book of Popular Science - Science and technology, plus science in the news.
Poetry & Short Story Reference Center
Scholastic Go! (formerly Grolier Online) - Contains Grolier Encyclopedia, Encyclopedia Americana, and over 40,000 articles, pictures, maps, sounds, and multimedia resources.
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 read-along titles for all levels including an audio narration while the pages turn automatically. Select from fiction, nonfiction and the classics.
United States Geography - An ABC-CLIO database
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
Click the link above to see a complete list with a whole bunch more of our really cool Gale databases.
World Languages Resources
BrainPOP ESL - Dedicated to teaching English. to students all over the world through animated movies, exciting study tools, quizzes and fun games.
Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos - World Book’s content, media, and interactive features in Spanish.
La Nueva Enciclopedia Cumbre - Spanish language encyclopedia.
L'Encyclopédie Découverte - World Book's content, media and interactive features in French.
Biblioteca TumbleBook - Colección en línea de títulos de lectura.
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.
Use the integrated search engine to search all or selected databases simultaneously.