Premium Websites (databases):
Use your library card number to access these.
Grolier Online: Search Grolier’s award winning products together or individually. Includes:
- American the Beautiful: State-by-state history for elementary and middle school.
- Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia: Quick reference with rich media for middle school and higher.
- Grolier Online Kids
- Lands and People: An encyclopedia of countries and cultures for middle and high school.
- New Book of Knowledge: Reference and current events for elementary school or higher.
- The New Book of Popular Science: Science and technology for middle and high school. Includes science projects and science in the news.
Literature Resources from Gale
Information on authors and their works, literary criticism, and plot summaries.
Covers current events and social issues such as gun control and media violence, etc. Includes pro/con essays, topic overviews, statistical tables, charts, images, full-text periodicals, and links to hand-selected websites.
Oxford Islamic Studies Online
Oxford Islamic Studies Online offers a multi-layered reference experience designed to provide a first stop for anyone needing information and context on Islam. This resource is provide to FCPL patrons through the NEH and ALA Muslim Journeys Grant.
Searchasaurus is an exciting and easy way for young researchers to experience online searching. Includes popular elementary and middle school magazines, encyclopedia entries, and more on a variety of topics ranging from animals to history to stories.
Student Research Center
Offers middle and high school students an easy to use research tool featuring biographies, maps, encyclopedia, and full text magazine and newspaper articles.
Virtual Reference Library
E-books for reference on a wide range of topics.
This completely updated edition provides student with an easy-to-use guide to the history and current status of 315 cultural groups outside of the United States. Offers information about the cultures of the countries students are most likely to study. The essays are divided into 20 subcategories that make it easy to compare and contrast cultures.
Recommended Free Websites:
KidSpace@The Internet Public Library
Links to website that help with homework, organized by subject.
See also (related content on FCPL.org):
Science Fair Resources from the 10/2011 issue of the Children's email newsletter.