Articles & Databases

Explore our collection of hundreds of online resources and databases. Use our free online content to help with your research, whether it's finding a single article, tracing a family tree, learning a new language, or anything in between.

Biography in Context

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Provides biographical information on 650,000+ people from throughout history, around the world, and across all disciplines. For more in-depth biographies of figures from American history, consult American National Biography
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Biography, Reference, Homework Help, Encyclopedias, African American Studies, American Studies
The included Lives & Perspectives Collection supports high-school curricula and university coursework by providing multidisciplinary content on notable figures and the societal forces that have shaped their lives.
English

BookFlix

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BookFlix pairs classic fictional video storybooks from Weston Woods with nonfiction eBooks from Scholastic. (PreK - 3)  
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Reference
English

Books & Authors

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Suggests new fiction and nonfiction titles to read.  Formerly called What Do I Read Next?  Background information and search tips for this database. 
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Language and Literature
Featuring more than 70,000 recommended fiction and nonfiction titles for all age levels, this database will provide you with suggestions for new books to read. Search by title, author, subject, time period, geographic location, character and reading level to discover your next reading adventure.
English

BrainPOP

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Watch fun animated online movies that help with school assignments. Hundreds of BrainPOP videos explain a wide variety of concepts in Math, Science, Social Studies, English, Art & Music, Health and Technology.  
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English

Contemporary Authors

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Biographical coverage of more than 100,000 writers, entries on contemporary authors.  
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Biography, Language and Literature
Part of Literature Resource Center, this resource also contains more than 10,000 biocritical essays on authors and their works written by academic scholars.
English

Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos

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La Enciclopedia estudiantil hallazgos en línea es una enciclopedia de conocimientos generales. Contiene información sobre gente, lugares, objetos, acontecimientos e ideas. Aprovecha esta enciclopedia para investigar y divertirte. 
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Encyclopedias
Español

Explora Elementary

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Searches across content geared toward elementary school students, such as Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia and American Heritage Children's Dictionary.  Includes material previously accessed through Searchasaurus and Kids Search.
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Dictionaries, Homework Help, Encyclopedias
English

Explora Middle School

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Searches across content geared toward middle school students, such as Middle Search Plus and Newspaper Source.  Includes material previously accessed through Kids Search. 
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English

FreedomFlix

Dynamic e-books from Scholastic brings history to life by capturing the dramatic and defining moments in American history.   
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Government and Law, History, United States History
English

Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia EBSCO [grades 5-8]

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Provides over 25,000 encyclopedic entries. Searchable by subject or keywords within the entry. 
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All Branch LibrariesSchomburg Center for Research in Black CultureStephen A. Schwarzman BuildingThe New York Public Library for the Performing ArtsThomas Yoseloff Business Center
Reference, Homework Help, Encyclopedias
English