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Online Learning Resources

Online Learning Resources

Contact your school's library Media Specialist for user id and password information.

Additional leveled resources available via the individual school library webpage.


Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development Publications, Membership & ebooks ​

​Atomic Learning provides thousands of short, easy-to-understand tutorial movies and a library of curriculum resources that can be used as an integral part of a professional development program, a valuable curriculum supplement, and an anytime/anywhere software training.


​BrainPOP creates animated, curriculum-based content that supports educators and engages students. 

Available for Elementary & Middle


​Spanish Reference Center - resources in Spanish for all ages    Annals of American History - Explore the rich and varied history of the US through speeches, historical accounts, memoirs, poems, images, & multimedia. 

Merriam-Webster 3rd New Int'l Dictionary  - largest and most comprehensive American dictionary
World Data Analyst - enrich and expand your understanding of the world. 

A comprehensive three-level encyclopedia and internet guide, plus multimedia .   

Available for All Schools

Choice Literacy is dedicated to providing innovative, high-quality resources for K-12 literacy leaders.

Available for Elementary 

​Great research on today's issues starts here.  It offers in-depth, non-biased coverage of today's most important issues.  Each report is on a single topic; more than 12,000 words of text and extensive bibliographies. 

Available to High Schools

Discovery Education streaming Plus integrates seamlessly into any curriculum with  9,000 full-length videos segmented into 71,000 content-specific clips tied directly state and national standards.
Available for All Schools

Enchanted Learning ®   produces children's educational web sites which are designed to capture the imagination while maximizing creativity, learning, and enjoyment.

Available for Elementary


​ExploreLearning offers a catalog of modular, interactive simulations in math and science for teachers and students in grades 6-12. We call these simulations Gizmos .
Gizmos are fun, easy to use, and flexible enough to support many different teaching styles and contexts.  

Available for Middle & High Math/Science Teachers


​Comprehensive reference incl uding books, magazines, newspapers, multimedia.

Presents a broad range of scientific disciplines through extensive definitions, essays, diagrams, biographies, and experiments

Bridges the gap between the science that students learn in the classroom and the discoveries pushing the boundaries of science today.

Magazine and newspaper articles, encyclopedias and other reference works, TV and radio transcripts, company information and investment reports, health and wellness information, literary criticism, and homework help, plus photos, charts, maps, diagrams, and illustrations.



​US History in Context
World History in Context
Opposing Viewpoints in Context
Student Resources in Context
Books and Authors
Contemporary Literacy Criticism
Health and Wellness Resource Center
INFOTRAC Periodical
Biography in Context
 eBooks (on Gale Virtual Reference Library) :
·   Beacham's Guide to the Endangered Species of North America
·   Biology: Macmillan Science Library
·   Blackbirch Kid's Visual Reference of the United States
·   Blackbirch Kid's Visual Reference of the World
·   Business Leader Profiles for Students
·   Contemporary Fashion
·   Contemporary Novelists
·   Contemporary Poets
·   Encyclopedia of American Industries
·   Encyclopedia of Small Business
·   Gale Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine
·   Gale Encyclopedia of Cancer
·   Gale Encyclopedia of Genetic Disorders
·   Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine
·   Gale Encyclopedia of Multicultural America
·   Gale Encyclopedia of U.S. Economic History
·   International Dictionary of Films and Filmmakers
·   St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture
·   World of Earth Science


​A comprehensive approach to teaching e-Safety in today’s Web 2.0 world—safety, responsibility and security online. Teachers have unlimited access to all of i-SAFE’s lesson plans—including E-Rate curriculum —and video options and periodic Web seminars.

Click here for more info.

Provides Public Performance Site Licensing to K-12 schools and public libraries on behalf of the major Hollywood motion picture studios. This license ensures that entertainment movies are used legally in these public venues.


Historical Newspapers: The full text content of The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The Christian Science Monitor, The Los Angeles Times, The Atlanta Constitution, The Boston Globe, The Chicago Defender, The Chicago Tribune, The Hartford Courant (and others in production) that date back to their original editions is an essential for AP courses in American History and Government.

Available for All Schools


​Reading A-Z adds new books, lesson plans, and other resources, thus continually expanding its wealth of materials.  The website has more than 2,500 downloadable books (including English, Spanish, and French versions) and thousands of teaching and learning materials.
In addition to the K-6 market, Reading A-Z materials have found widespread use at a range of grade levels in special education and special needs, remedial reading, ESL, and ELL.  

Available for  Elementary


​Thinkfinity is the cornerstone of Verizon Foundation's literacy, education and technology initiatives.  Our goal is to improve student achievement in traditional classroom settings and beyond by providing high-quality content and extensive professional development training.  All of's 55,000 standards-based K-12 lesson plans, student materials, interactive tools and reference materials are reviewed by the nation's leading education organizations to ensure that content is accurate, up-to-date, unbiased and appropriate for students.    

Available for All Schools


​Animated, talking picture books which teach kids the joy of reading in a format they'll love. TumbleBooks are  created by adding animation, sound, music and narration to existing picture books in order to produce an electronic picture book which you can read, or have read to you.  

Available through JMRL


​The premier online general encyclopedia for schools and libraries. It includes more than 26,000 articles as well as more than 12,000 pictures and maps, and 7,000 links to editor-approved Web sites useful in helping students constructively explore topics further. The World Book Online Reference Center is continuously updated to incorporate new and important developments relevant to students and their families.  

Available for All Schools



JMRL has added a new database for ESL students or anyone who wants to learn a language. It is called BYKI (Before You Know It) and "teaches patrons to sp​eak, hear, and write over 75 languages using flashcards to teach words and phrases." It also has English-language learning modules in Spanish, Arabic, Portuguese, Korean, Japanese, and Mandarin. This resource is available free from home or school using your library card number.

Here's how to get to BYKI online:

  • go to
  • click on Databases at the upper left
  • click on Language about halfway down on the left
  • click on BYKI
  • enter your last name and your full, 14-digit library card number
  • each user needs to register with BYKI so it can keep track of their personal progress

Students have unlimited access to this service IF they have a library card number. rary, but they will need to take it to the library themselves to get their cards.


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