Student Resources

Student Resources

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Grolier Online: Search Grolier’s award winning products together or individually. Includes:

Kids Search
Provides elementary school students with an easy way to search for magazine articles, encyclopedia entries, and video images.

Literature Resources from Gale
Information on authors and their works, literary criticism, and plot summaries.

Opposing Viewpoints
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.  Entire sections or chapters can be downloaded to your computer, tablet, or eReader.

Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of World Cultures

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.

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