Middle School Resources -

Electronic Resources for Middle School Students

The library subscribes to many electronic resources for you!
These databases can be used to find full-text articles, quick facts, pictures, and much more. Click on a link below to see what resources are available.

All you need is your St. Charles City-County Library District card.

Biography, History & Geography Encyclopedias Foreign Languages
General Resources Literature & the Arts Newspaper, Magazines & Current Events
Science & Health Test Preparation & Class Review  
Find a Good Book to Read


Biography, History & Geography
Biography In Context
Search for current and historical biographies for musicians, authors, presidents and more
CultureGrams (For at home access click HERE)‚Äč
Provides information on countries around the world - including history, culture, lifestyle and government
Explora Teens                                         
Reliable information on thousands of topics, covering a wide range of subjects.


Gale eBooks
Biographies, history, health, science, art and literature, and specialized reference e-books

National Geographic People Animals and the World 

Unlimited access to National Geographic Traveler magazine from 2010 to the present, full-text books on travel, science & technology, history, environment, animals, photography, and peoples & cultures. Readers will also find videos, full color maps, and hundreds of National Geographic images.

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World Book Student
With content directed for upper-elementary and middle-grade users, Student includes a digital resource platform where users can save, notate and organize article pages, biographies and other featured content.

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Foreign Languages
Biblioteca Tumble Practice your language skills by reading your favorite childhood books in Spanish. Bilingual books and Spanish videos are also available.

Mango Languages  (For at home access click HERE
Mango courses provide an introduction to language and culture throught the acquisition of simple conversational skills, focuses on practical conversations while increasing vocabulary and grammar skills.


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General Resources

Read It!

Read It! ELL content covers a wide range of subject areas including science, math, history, culture, civics, literature and life skills. ELL articles are written specifically for English Language Learners.

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Literature & the Arts
Literary Sources
Integrates Literature Resources and Literature Criticism Online into a single research environment, also contains the Dictionary of Literary Biography

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Newspaper, Magazines & Current Events
Gale In Context: Opposing Viewpoints 
Find articles, statistics & more on popular debate topics


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Science & Health
Science Reference Center
Search magazine & reference articles, experiments, biographies, images & videos on various science topics

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Test Preparation & Class Review
LearningExpress Library 3.0 
Contains test & study guides for math, reading comprehension, social studies, American history, writing skills and high school entrance exam preparation.  Also tutorials on Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint. (For at home access click HERE)

Get help with your homework or practice for tests.

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Find a Good Book to Read
NoveList K-8 Plus
Fiction and non-fiction titles for children and teens. Has helpful features to help with series information, read-alikes and other book lists.  Links directly to the library catalog

Download eBooks and audionooks to your computer or device with OverDrive.  

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