ABC-CLIO Social Studies Sites: Different social studies databases for subjects like U.S. and World history, war, and African American history. Has pictures, articles, and primary sources.
Biography for Beginners (FactCite): Contains over 600 biographies of historic and contemporary figures.
CultureGrams Online: Information about countries of the world, the U.S. states, and Canadian provinces. Includes maps, flags, pictures, slideshows, national anthems, interviews with people, and much more.
EBSCO: A collection of magazine and newspaper articles, books, and documents. Has primary sources, photos and videos.
Financial Literacy: Articles make economics and personal finance both readily comprehensible. Videos and relevant photos enhance and extend learning. Financial tools and interactive calculators give teens hands-on practice in financial computation for real-world situations.
Grolier Amazing Animals: Short articles about more than 1,000 animals of the world. Has pictures and games.
Image Quest: Contains approximately three million rights-cleared images from all over the world.
Infobase Learning: The World Almanac for Kids has information about many subjects: animals, people, countries, career ideas, geography, astronomy, American and world history, and many others. Includes pictures, games and puzzles.
PebbleGo :Includes two science related database; PebbleGo Animals and PebbleGo Earth and Space. PebbleGo Animals is designed specifically for emergent readers and features more than 200 animal articles correlated to life science standards, animal audio and video, carefully leveled text, educational games, and innovative read-aloud capabilities. PebbleGo Earth and Space includes concepts like weather, seasons, Earth science, and space – all with the built in reading and research tools made popular with PebbleGo Animals. Leveled text, educational games, and videos support science concepts for your youngest researchers. PebbleGo Biographies is a new addition that features more than 100 unique biographies on famous figures in history in 12 easy-to-navigate categories, such as athletes, explorers, inventors, and presidents and first ladies.
ProQuest Research Resources: Interactive pictures of historical newspapers from the 1800s to today. Also includes a link to Culturegrams and a timeline of events in American history.
Sailor Research Databases: Links to all of the Maryland public library’s online databases. A wide variety of information from magazines, reference books, journals, documents, videos, and pictures.
SIRS Databases through MD K12 Digital Library: Encyclopedia and magazine articles, pictures, videos, biographies, general topics, current events, people, and the arts
Thomson Gale Resource Center: Encyclopedia and magazine articles, videos, pictures, and primary sources for information on U.S. and world history, science, and literature. Translates articles into Spanish.
World Book Online: English and Spanish encyclopedia, atlas, dictionary. Articles on a lot of different topics, including current and historical events, with primary sources including videos and photos.
Discovery Education: Videos for all content areas to support classroom instruction.
International Children's Digital Library: A digital library of children's books from around the world.
National Archives and Records Administration: The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) is the nation's record keeper. Of all documents and materials created in the course of business conducted by the United States Federal government, only 1%-3% are so important for legal or historical reasons that they are kept forever. Those valuable records are preserved and are available to you, whether you want to see if they contain clues about your family’s history, need to prove a veteran’s military service, or are researching an historical topic that interests you.