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Check out these great research resources!

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Some More Research Resources

In addition to the books in Valley Cottage Library’s non-fiction section, the following sources are available to students working on different research assignment.

DATABASES

You can access all of the library’s databases by CLICKING HERE.



Please note, if you are using this guide from home or from your school, you might have to enter your library barcode number to access the databases listed below.

Biography in Context
The Biography in Context database provides encyclopedia, newspaper, and, magazine articles for more than 525,000 people. Type a name into the search box at the top of the page and click Search Name to find information.

Britannica Kids
Find information by searching either the Compton’s Encyclopedia for middle school students, or the Elementary Encyclopedia for elementary students. Simply type in a word or phrase in the search box, select your encyclopedia, and click Go. You can also browse thousands of articles on world leaders, artists, scientists, authors, and more.

Britannica School
Britannica School is the go-to site for learning more about any subject—for all grades and all reading abilities—offering thousands of up-to-date, curated, and curriculum-relevant articles, images, videos, audio clips, primary sources, maps, research tools, recommended Web sites, and three separate databases—Elementary, Middle, or High.

Gale Virtual Reference
Gale Virtual Reference Library offers you a collection of premier reference books that you can view and search online.

Kids InfoBits
Kids InfoBits is the perfect educational product for today's young learners. It's a content-rich, authoritative, easy-to-use resource featuring age-appropriate, reliable, curriculum-related content covering a broad range of educational topics

WEBSITES

America’s Story from America’s Library:
http://www.americaslibrary.gov

This website is brought to you from the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., the largest library in the world and the nation's library. The website includes information on some of the inventors, politicians, performers, activists and other everyday people who helped shape the United States.

Biography.com:
http://www.biography.com/
Read biographies, watch interviews, video clips, and full episodes of Biography Channel shows.

History.com:
http://www.history.com/
The official website of the History Channel, this site includes articles, videos, and full episodes of some of the channel’s shows about historical people and topics.

PBS.org :
http://www.pbs.org/
The Public Broadcasting Service website highlights information on many different subjects, including historical people, places, and events.

TIME FOR KIDS:
http://www.timeforkids.com/TFK/
TIME FOR KIDS is a weekly news magazine that covers a wide range of contemporary and historical topics.

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