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Britannica School


Britannica School is an encyclopedia where you can search for articles on a variety of topics.

Britannica Image Quest


Image Quest has a collection of images that you can download and use in your school projects.

Annals of American History


Annals of American History has speeches, historical accounts, memoirs, poems, images and multimedia all about American History.

Britannica Escolar Online


Escolar Online is the Britannica School encyclopedia in Spanish. Find articles on a variety of topics written in Spanish.

Britannica Enciclopedia Moderna


Enciclopedia Moderna is a Spanish language encyclopedia that has many articles plus timelines, an atlas, and a dictionary.

Britannica Online Japan


Britannica Online Japan offers quick access to reliable, comprehensive information, with more than 150,000 articles and 30,000 images. 


Culturegrams has information on 182 countries and cultures, including  history, land and climate, religion, personal appearance, gestures, language, government, and family life.



FactCite 1,2,3 is a collection of articles on the following subjects: Animals, Planets,
Mythology, Biographies, States, Countries, Elements, and Biomes for students in elementary grades.

FactCite Lingo


Factcite Lingo 1,2,3  presents nonfiction content in English and Spanish. Topics include Biography, Mythology, the Elements, Planets, Earth Science, Biomes, Animals, Countries, U.S. States, and Landmarks.

Gale Kids Info Bits


Kids Infobits provides articles, images and videos about popular subjects including Animals, Arts, Geography, Health, Literature, People, Social Studies, Technology, and more.


MANGO  is a language learning program containing over 30 world languages to support learning of conversational and formal language.


Use Noodletools to create citations, notecards, outlines and papers for your research projects.


PebbleGo has Animals, Biographies, Dinosaurs, Social Studies and Science articles to help you with your research projects.



TeachingBooks has author interviews, book summaries and other information about books and authors.

Universalis Junior 


Universalis Junior Online (French) provides a fresh look at a wide array of topics such as history, geography, science, and technology.

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