• Try These First

    America the Beautiful 
    Find information about each state including history, geography, economy, culture, government and profiles of major figures in history. Includes images of state flags, bird and seal. Also find out about American presidents, Native American tribes. Search by timeline!
    Culture Grams 
    Information about 182 countries and territories. Includes an elementary school age edition of 66 countries and all 50 United States. Includes information on culture, famous people, recipes and photos.
    Discovering Collection 
    Find biographies, literary criticisms, timeline events, images, audio and video files and 500 primary source documents. A great homework helper for history, English, science and social studies classes.
    DK eBooks - Animals, Earth Science, Space & more 
    Always available eBooks to help you with your homework.
    Kids Infobits 
    Find information about animals, plants, people, geography, sports and many more subjects.
  • Skill Development

    Brainfuse - Homework Help & Tutoring 
    Live online homework help with tutors, assessment tests and subject skills builders. Now featuring The Adult Learning Center to help if you are going back to school, switching jobs, or just want to brush up on an academic skill.
    Tips for Using Databases 
    Watch short videos to learn how to use a specific database.
    World Book Reference Center 
    All the normal encyclopedia stuff, plus pictures and videos, Back in Time, Surf the Ages (what if there had been the Internet during the Roman Empire or Medieval times?). Great resource and fun to use!
  • Test Preparation

    Practice tests and courses for all areas. Includes Real Estate, SATs, Civil Service, GED, and much more! For home access: use your library card number when setting up the account.
  • Reference eBooks

    Gale Virtual Reference Library 
    A database of encyclopedias, almanacs, and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research
  • Native Americans

    American Indian History Online 
    A premier resource for information on Native Americans contains biographies, events, primary sources, timelines, images maps and charts.
    Native Peoples of North America 
    From first arrivals through present-day controversies, this text uses story telling and a powerful narrative to bring historical figures to life.
  • Nevada

    Online Nevada Encyclopedia 
    This multimedia encyclopedia offers articles on Nevada's history and peoples, natural history, arts and culture and business and the economy. Also includes the history and growth of gaming in the state.
  • General Literature Reference

    Literature Resource Center 
    Provides access to biographies, bibliographies and critical analysis of authors from every age and literary discipline.
  • Children's Authors

    Something About The Author 
    Provides illustrated biographical profiles of children's authors and artists, ranging from established award winners to authors and illustrators who are just beginning their careers. Entries typically cover personal life, career, writings, works in progress, adaptations, and additional sources. This database is now part of Literature Criticism Online.
  • Biographies - General

    Biography InContext 
    Biographical information on people throughout history and around the world. Includes the Complete Marquis Who's Who. Search by occupation, ethnicity, nationality and/or gender!
  • General Science

    Science in Context 
    Includes topic overviews, experiments, biographies, pictures and illustrations and the latest scientific developments are covered in articles from over 200 magazines and academic journals and links to quality web sites. The database covers curriculum-related science topics and offers teachers an easy-to-use tool to identify content directly correlated to state and national standards.
  • Encyclopedias

    World Book for Kids 
    With content from the award winning World Book Student Discovery Encyclopedia, the site offers simpler navigation, thousands of colorful illustrations, diagrams, and maps, and dozens of activities tied to national curriculum standards.