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Research - Middle School

COLE MC CATALOG
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RESEARCH APPS
 
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SIRS Discoverer - ProQuest

 

Appropriate for: Grades 1-9

SIRS Discoverer is a multidisciplinary database specifically designed for elementary and middle school learners, researchers, and educators covering curriculum areas such as current events, history, health, language arts, math, science, social studies, and technology.

General Resources

 

  • Magazine and news articles
  • Reference book articles
  • Images
  • Websites
  • Interactive learning games
  • Full-Text eBooks

Britannica Imagequest

 

Appropriate for: Grades 6-12

 Easy online access to more than two million images from one convenient site.  All images are rights-cleared for non-commercial, educational use - great for teacher lesson plans, assignments, activities, and whiteboards; student reports and projects; or school Websites, newsletters, newspapers, flyers, and bulletins.
General Resources
  • Images
 

Britannica Middle

 

Appropriate for: Grades 4-9

Online Middle School Edition includes encyclopedia articles, images, and videos arranged in elementary, middle, and high school leveled online encyclopedias. Easy links to citations, read aloud text, reputable websites, and images allow for researchers to start small and broaden their horizons as needed.

General Resources

  • Encyclopedia Articles
  • Magazine Articles
  • Primary Sources
  • Images
  • Videos

Escolar- Britannica


 

Appropriate for: Grades 4-9

Britannica Online School Edition in Spanish includes encyclopedia articles, images, and videos arranged in elementary, middle, and high school leveled online encyclopedias. Easy links to citations, read aloud text, reputable websites, and images allow for researchers to start small and broaden their horizons as needed.

Spanish Resources

  • Encyclopedia Articles
  • Magazine Articles
  • Primary Sources
  • Images
  • Videos

General OneFile - Gale

 

Appropriate for: Grades 6-12

Gale's largest general-interest database, serving as the public library's ultimate periodical resource, with more than 8,000 titles (most in full text).

General Resources

  • Newspaper articles
  • Magazine articles
  • Academic journal articles
  • Images
  • Videos

InfoTrac Newsstand - Gale


Appropriate for: Grades 6-12

InfoTrac Student Edition is designed for middle- and high-school students and provides access to age-appropriate, authoritative digital content for classroom assignments covering a wide range of subjects, from science, history, and literature to political science, sports, and environmental studies.

General Resources

  • Newspaper articles
  • Magazine articles
  • Academic journal articles
  • Images
  • Videos

Research in Context - Gale

 

Appropriate for: Grades 5-9

Created specifically for middle school students, categories cover the most studied topics ranging from cultures and government to history and literature.

General Resources

  • Magazine and news articles
  • Reference book articles
  • Images

Biography in Context - Gale

Appropriate for: Grades 6-12

Biography In Context offers a user-friendly portal experience for those seeking context on the world’s most influential people.

General Resources

  • Magazine and news articles
  • Academic journal articles
  • Reference book articles
  • Images
  • Videos & Audio
  • Websites

Britannica E-Stax

 

Appropriate for: Grades K-12

Nonfiction e-books are available for art, early childhood, language arts, math, science, social studies, and other school subjects. Brimming with brilliant illustrations and vivid photographs, each e-book helps develop essential literacy and critical-thinking skills.

Full-text eBooks

  • K-12 Collection
  • 1,300+ titles
  • Includes ebook collections for English Language Learners and History

EBSCO - eBooks

Appropriate for: Grades K-8

This collection is created for K-8 students and the educators that work with them. The collection also features a selection of Teacher Resources to support educators and administrators.

Full-text eBooks

  • K-8 Collection
  • 13,000 titles

Global Issues in Context - Gale

Appropriate for: Grades 6-12

Designed to support global awareness, this resource ties together a wealth of authoritative content that empowers students to critically analyze and understand the most important issues of the modern world. Content is updated daily.

Geographically Diverse General Resources

  • full-text newspapers
  • Magazines
  • Journals
  • 100 Gale proprietary topic pages
  • 250 country topic pages
  • 400 issue pages

American History


Appropriate for: Grades 8-12

Spanning our nation’s history—from prehistory to the present day—American History was developed and curated by leading editors and scholars in the study of American history.

Soc. Studies Resources

  • Articles,
  • Images,
  • primary source documents,
  • Timelines,
  • videos, and
  • slideshows

American Indian History


Appropriate for: Grades 8-12 
American Indian History offers fast access to more than 15,000 years of culture and history, covering more than 600 Native American groups. This award-winning database allows for an interactive, multifaceted look at the indigenous peoples of the Americas. 

Soc. Studies Resources

  • videos and slideshows,
  • images,
  • biographies of key people,
  • event and topic entries,
  • primary sources,
  • maps and graphs,
  • and timelines.
 

US History in Context - Gale


Appropriate for: Grades 6-12

Offering a complete overview of our nation’s past, U.S. History In Context covers the most significant people, events, and topics in U.S. history. U.S. History In Context interlinks with Smithsonian Primary Sources In U.S. History.

Soc. Studies Resources

  • major reference works,
  • multimedia content
  • millions of news and periodical articles
  • more than 5,000 rare and vital primary source documents (from slave journals to presidential papers).

World History in Context - Gale

Appropriate for: Grades 6-12

World History In Context reaches back to the ancient world and forward to today’s headlines to provide a chronicle of the great cultures and societies that have shaped history.

Soc. Studies Resources

  • major reference works,
  • millions of news and periodical articles
  • rare primary source documents
  • multimedia content

World Geography and Culture Online



Appropriate for: Grades 6-12

Every country of the world is profiled in depth, covering all aspects of its geography, history, society, and culture. Plus, there are comprehensive entries about the U.S. states are also available.

Soc. Studies Resources

  • At-a-glance information
  • maps and flags
  • Videos
  • Images
  • gazetteer entries,
  • biographies of famous people
  • Timelines
  • current news supplement to each country profile.

Science Online


Appropriate for: Grades 8-12

This database has expansive reference coverage of the full range of scientific disciplines . 

Science Content

  • extensive essays,
  • videos,
  • diagrams,
  • definitions,
  • interactives, and
  • experiments.