Free resources offered during the Covid-19 outbreak.
Many companies that work with schools and libraries realize that these important educational portions of our lives are not able to fully function. Some companies have stepped up to offer additional free resources to everyone. Please note, these resources will likely no longer be available in the future.
Abdo is offering two different databases of books for free.
Elementary Digital Bookshelf
Secondary Digital Bookshelf
Check out the Digital Public Library of America where you can see lots of primary sources. Everything from letters, images, videos, and sounds. It is an amazing and free collection.
This is a wonderful new resource that can help you find any and all books. Want to see everything an author has written? How about title read-a-likes? Genres? You can find it all here. Plus, if you want to create a free account, you can track everything you have read and everything you want to read.
LitFinder provides access to literary works and authors throughout history and includes more than 150,000 full-text poems and 800,000+ poetry citations, as well as short stories, speeches, and plays. The database also includes secondary materials like biographies, images, and more.
This online resource is the premier source for peer-reviewed, full-text articles from the world's leading journals and reference sources. With extensive coverage of the physical sciences, technology, medicine, social sciences, the arts, theology, literature and other subjects, this collection is both authoritative and comprehensive. With millions of articles available in both PDF and HTML full-text with no restrictions, researchers are able to find accurate information quickly. Includes full-text coverage of the New York Times back to 1995. Updated daily.
The one-stop source for information on today's hottest social issues. Appropriate for college, high-school, and middle-school students, this resource draws on acclaimed series published by Greenhaven Press and other Gale imprints, OIRC features viewpoint articles, topic overviews, full-text magazine, academic journal, and newspaper articles, primary source documents, statistics, images and podcasts, and links to Websites. New to the database are Lexile reading levels for periodicals and an integrated national and state curriculum standards search with content correlated to the standards.
InfoTrac Student Edition (High School)
Now with over 1100 titles this online collection is designed for high-school students with access to a variety of indexed and full-text magazines, newspapers, podcasts, and reference books for information on current events, the arts, science, popular culture, health, people, government, history, sports and more.
DISCovering Collection (High School)
Thousands of overview essays, critical analyses, biographies, primary sources, creative works and multimedia elements are included in this online reference resource. The intuitive interface and easy-to-navigate functionality make it effortless for students to research papers and class assignments in five core subject areas: history, literature, biography, science and social studies.
Student Resources in Context (High School and Middle School)
This online resource provides a premium selection of reference material with more than 1,100 full-text periodicals and newspapers, primary sources, creative works, and multimedia and includes hours of video and audio clips and podcasts.
U.S. History in Context (High & Middle School)
More than 185,000 reference articles and over 600,000 periodical articles from magazines like Newsweek, American Heritage, and The Historian; galleries with over 73,000 images and 1,500 seals, maps, and flags; more than 9,100 veiwpoint essays and nearly 5,000 primary documents; and videos and audio from NBC, NPR and other reliable sources.
InfoTrac Junior Edition (Middle School)
Now with over 330 titles this online collection of periodicals is designed for students in junior high and middle school with access to a variety of indexed and full-text magazines, newspapers and reference books for information on current events, the arts, science, popular culture, health, people, government history, sports and more.
Junior Reference Collection (Middle School)
Covering subjects such as history, literature, science, social studies, and more, this collection of reference, primary sources, and multimedia content includes audio and video clips and more than 7,400 photographs. New to this service is the popular topic picklists.
Kids InfoBits (K-5)
This portal has been developed especially for beginning researchers in Kindergarten through Grade 5 and covers geography, current events, the arts, science, health, people, government, history, sports and more.
Read NatGeoKids magazines and books, like Weird But True! FREE!
Statewide portal into information and research tutorials for K-12 students, featuring Citation Maker.