Find reliable sources for writing papers, study for tests, and feed your curiosity with these resources for youth and teens.



Facts and photos on more than 200 countries, all 50 U.S. States, and all 13 Canadian Provinces. Access maps, videos, interviews, recipes, and more!

Visit CultureGrams.

Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia

General encyclopedia for K-12 students includes full text articles; its 25,000 encyclopedic entries are searchable by subject or keywords.

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Middle Search Plus

Contains full-text articles from 150 popular middle school magazines along with biographies and historical essays, primary source documents, reference books, photos, maps, and flags.

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Novelist K-8 Plus

Includes picture books, children’s chapter books, and young adult titles. Search or browse by subject, plot summary, grade level, and more.

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Primary Search Plus

Full-text of more than 80 popular elementary school magazines, photos, maps, and flags as well as entries from the Encyclopedia of Animals, Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia, and American Heritage Children’s Dictionary.

Visit Primary Search Plus.


An online collection of resources for children’s and young adult books, selected to encourage the integration of multimedia author and book materials into reading and library activities for K-12 students.

Visit TeachingBooks.


Animated e-books for young children with read-along narration and sound. Also features games, puzzles, and quizzes for young readers.

Visit TumbleBooks.


Gale Virtual Reference Library

Gale Virtual Reference Library is a database of encyclopedias and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research. Access nonfiction ebooks online from the library or remotely 24/7.

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Learning Express Library

Access test prep and software tutorials. Complete online interactive practice tests for the ACT, SAT, GRE, LSAT, MCAT and many career tests. Also includes skill improvement tests for elementary, middle and high school students.

Visit Learning Express Library.

Mango Languages

Learn a new language with Mango or brush up on your skills. This language learning website covers a wide variety of languages using interactive audio and visual tools.

Visit Mango Languages.

Novelist Plus

Find your next read with Novelist. Looking for a good fiction or nonfiction book? Search by subject, plot summary, grade level, and more.

Visit Novelist Plus.

Student Research Center

Provides middle and high school students with magazine and journal articles, reference materials, and multimedia files.

Visit Student Research Center.