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Amazing Animals of the World

Encyclopedia with information and images on animals from aardvarks to zebras. Elementary school.

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Category: Homework, Science

America the Beautiful

State history and current events. Includes images, maps, an almanac, timelines, quizzes and games, and biographies. Elementary - middle school.

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Category: Countries and states, Homework

American Indian Experience

Articles on the Native tribes of North America as well as primary sources, including treaties, speeches, traditional tales, maps, and images.

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Category: History and biography, Homework

Biography in Context

People from throughout history, around the world, and across all disciplines and subject areas. Includes images, audio files, and articles from magazines and reference books.

Subscription purchased by the Metropolitan Library Service Agency (MELSA), with funding from state and federal tax revenues.

Category: History and biography, Homework

BookFlix

Video storybooks and online nonfiction books for young readers. Includes streaming video, games and educator resources.

Subscription purchased by the Metropolitan Library Service Agency (MELSA), with funding from state and federal tax revenues.

Category: Books and authors, Homework

Britannica Library

Full-text articles, plus primary sources, news, websites, videos, images, magazine articles, online books, and an interactive atlas. Resources categorized for children, teens, and general reference.

Subscription purchased by Electronic Library for Minnesota (ELM) with a state appropriation to the MINITEX Library Information Network.

Category: Encyclopedias and dictionaries, Homework

CQ Researcher

Current and controversial issues with detailed discussions of pros and cons, summaries, bibliographies, and links to related stories. Goes back to 1991.

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Category: Government and politics, Homework, Pro/Con

CultureGrams

Country histories, cultures, statistical data, embassy contacts, images, maps, audio files, and recipes. Includes U.S. states.

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Category: Countries and states, Homework

Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos (World Book)

Información sobre gente, lugares, objetos, acontecimientos e ideas para los estudiantes de primaria a secundaria. Incluye enlaces a periódicos en español de todo el mundo. Aprovecha esta enciclopedia para investigar y divertirte.

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Category: Encyclopedias and dictionaries, Homework, Spanish

Encyclopedia Americana

Media, tables, facts and figures, maps, abstracts from magazine articles, websites, and related articles covering geography, science, literature, history, and more. Includes Americana Journal, a searchable database of events organized by nation and/or international organization and by date. High school - adult.

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Category: Encyclopedias and dictionaries, Homework

Explora Kids

Full-text articles from magazines, newspapers, and reference books about current events, people, places, animals, history and more. Includes primary sources, images and maps. Full-text articles are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles). Elementary - middle school.

Subscription purchased by Electronic Library for Minnesota (ELM) with a state appropriation to the MINITEX Library Information Network.

Category: General, Homework

Explora Teen

Full-text articles from reference books and academic and popular periodicals about health, arts and literature, biography, current issues, geography, history and more. Includes primary sources, images and maps. Full-text articles are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles). High school.

Subscription purchased by Electronic Library for Minnesota (ELM) with a state appropriation to the MINITEX Library Information Network.

Category: General, Homework

FreedomFlix

United States history and current events from the colonial era through today. Includes online nonfiction books, articles, videos, and project ideas. Elementary - middle school.

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Category: History and biography, Homework

Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia

Full-text articles, images, maps, audio files and multimedia. Research Starters offers suggestions for topics to study and a research plan for each topic. Covers science, geography, social studies, literature, history, and more. Middle - high school.

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Category: Encyclopedias and dictionaries, Homework

Grolier Online

Cross-search two or more resources at once. Includes animals, biographies, countries, science and more.

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Category: Encyclopedias and dictionaries, Homework

HelpNow

Free one-to-one live homework help online from qualified tutors for grades 3-12. Live assistance available every day from 1-11 p.m.; experts also review and respond to submitted questions and papers.

Subscription purchased by the Metropolitan Library Service Agency (MELSA), with funding from state and federal tax revenues.

Category: Homework

InfoTrac Student Edition

Full-text articles from magazines, newspapers, and reference books about politics, current events, science, history, popular culture and more. 1985-present. High school.

Subscription purchased by Electronic Library for Minnesota (ELM) with a state appropriation to the MINITEX Library Information Network.

Category: General, Homework

Kids eLearn: التعلم للصغار

التعلم للصغار General reference developed for young Arabic speaking students with articles, illustrations, videos, and engaging games and activities.

Subscription purchased with funding from Hennepin County property taxes.

Category: Encyclopedias and dictionaries, Homework

Kids InfoBits

Full-text articles from magazines, newspapers, and reference books about current events, people, places, animals, history and more. Elementary school.

Subscription purchased by Electronic Library for Minnesota (ELM) with a state appropriation to the MINITEX Library Information Network.

Category: General, Homework

Lands and Peoples

Information on the land, climate, people, and government of each country and individual U.S. states. Includes an almanac, maps, images, timelines, and statistics. Middle - high school.

Subscription purchased with funding from Hennepin County property taxes.

Category: Countries and states, Encyclopedias and dictionaries, Homework

Literature Resource Center

Biographies, bibliographies and critical analysis of authors from every age and literary discipline. Includes criticism, plot summaries, and dictionary of literary terms. Goes back to 1400.

Subscription purchased by the Metropolitan Library Service Agency (MELSA), with funding from state and federal tax revenues.

Category: Books and authors, Homework

New Book of Knowledge

Full-text articles as well as world history timelines, science projects and experiments, and tips on research, studying and writing. Elementary - middle school.

Subscription purchased with funding from Hennepin County property taxes.

Category: Encyclopedias and dictionaries, Homework

New Book of Popular Science

Articles, news, science projects, biographies, and games covering a broad range of science subjects. Includes projects and experiments. Middle - high school.

Subscription purchased with funding from Hennepin County property taxes.

Category: Homework, Science

NoveList K-8 Plus

Resources for finding fiction and nonfiction titles for children and teens by topic, genre, grade level, and Lexile score. Includes read-alikes, discussion guides, reviews and articles. 

Subscription purchased by the Metropolitan Library Service Agency (MELSA), with funding from state and federal tax revenues.

Category: Books and authors, Homework

La Nueva Enciclopedia Cumbre

Ofrece artículos enciclopédicos completos con fotos, mapas y sonidos. Incluye lecturas seleccionadas para estudiantes de español acerca de la historia, la geografía y la cultura del mundo de habla hispana.

Subscription purchased with funding from Hennepin County property taxes.

Category: Encyclopedias and dictionaries, Homework, Spanish

Opposing Viewpoints in Context

Social issues covered by pro/con viewpoint essays, topic overviews, primary sources, biographies, court-cases, articles, statistics, charts and graphs, images, and podcasts.

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Category: Homework, Pro/Con

Points of View Reference Center

Essays on controversial topics that examine multiple sides of current issues. Includes charts, graphs, and research guides. Middle - high school.

Subscription purchased by Electronic Library for Minnesota (ELM) with a state appropriation to the MINITEX Library Information Network.

Category: Homework, Pro/Con

Research in Context

Covers cultures, government, people, U.S. and world history, geography, literature, science, and social issues. Includes books, images, biographies, audio, video, magazines, newspapers, creative works, primary sources, and more. Middle school.

Subscription purchased by Electronic Library for Minnesota (ELM) with a state appropriation to the MINITEX Library Information Network.

Category: General, Homework

Science in Context

Overviews, full-text articles, images, websites, and videos covering earth and life science, space, technology, mathematics, and science history and biography. Includes science experiments.

Subscription purchased with funding from Hennepin County property taxes.

Category: Science, Homework

ScienceFlix

Resources for science exploration and student research support. Includes nonfiction articles with read aloud option, videos, current events, career information, and experiments.

Subscription purchased with funding from Hennepin County property taxes.

Category: Homework, Science

Student Resources in Context

Biography, literature, history, science, current events, multiculturalism, and more. Includes full-text articles, primary sources, essays, critical analyses, timelines, images, and maps. Middle - high school.

Subscription purchased by Electronic Library for Minnesota (ELM) with a state appropriation to the MINITEX Library Information Network.

Category: General, Homework

TrueFlix

Scholastic True Books on nonfiction topics. Projects, lessons, and activities help build knowledge on people, places, history, science, and nature.

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Category: Countries and states, Homework, Science

U.S. History in Context

Primary sources, secondary sources, and full-text journal articles covering all areas of U.S. History. Middle - high school.

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Category: History and biography, Homework

World Book Kids

Full-text articles on people, places, science, animals, history, and more. Includes videos, images, audio files, science projects, maps, and games. Elementary school.

Subscription purchased with funding from Hennepin County property taxes.

Category: Encyclopedias and dictionaries, Homework

World Book Online (Student)

Full-text articles on geography, history, science, and current events. Includes biographies, videos, and quizzes. Middle - high school.

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Category: Encyclopedias and dictionaries, Homework

World History in Context

Primary sources, secondary sources, and full-text journal articles covering world history from antiquity to the present. Middle - high school.

Subscription purchased with funding from Hennepin County property taxes.

Category: History and biography, Homework