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Reliable and teacher approved online resources purchased by the St. Charles City County Library District available from home, school or anywhere in the world, any time or any day! All you need is your St. Charles City-County Library District Card.
If you would like assistance in choosing the best resource for answering your questions or need assistance in navigating the resources, please call the Reference Department of your local library branch.

Click on a subject heading to find the resource you need...
Literature Encyclopedias Science
General Reference Biography History/Geography
Test Prep    


NoveList K-8 Plus
This resource lets you search by plot, series, reading level (Lexile score), character, etc. to locate a fiction or nonfiction book or list of titles you might like to read. Links to St. Charles City-County Library District online catalog.

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World Book Kids
Encyclopedia designed for use by elementary school students

World Book Student
Encyclopedia designed for use by upper-elementary and middle-grade students

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PowerKnowledge Earth & Space  

Designed for learners in grades 3 to 6, informs about earth cycles, ecosystems and biomes, rocks, environmental issues, space and more.

PowerKnowledge Life Science 

Specifically designed for learners in grades 3 to 6, topics include animals, endangered and extinct species, food chains, green living, habitats, human body, plants and more.

PowerKnowledge Physical Science 

Specifically designed for learners in grades 3 to 6, topics include atoms, molecules, elements and the periodic table, energy and matter, force and motion and temperature and measurement.

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General Reference 

Gale eBooks
Search books on drama, biography, literature, United States, countries, science, history & more.

Explora Elementary
Full text articles from magazines, news articles, encyclopedias, books and more. Videos and primary source documents also included.

Gale In Context: Elementary
Through newspaper and magazine articles, videos, images, and graphics, elementary students can learn about everything from animals and outer space to famous artists and favorite athletes. 


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Gale In Context: Biography

Search for current or historical biographies for musicians, authors, presidents and more!

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Enhance curriculum with age-appropriate, high-quality digital content from primary and secondary sources spanning thousands of titles and multiple media types

National Geographic Kids  

The complete run of the magazine from 2009 to the present, as well as books, videos, and images. High-quality informational texts are available for primary, upper elementary, and middle school English Language Arts, social studies, and science classrooms.

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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Test Prep

LearningExpressLibrary (For access from home click HERE.)  

Click on "Elementary School Skills Improvement" to use diagnostic and practice tests for 4th & 5th grade math and reading. Click on Ebooks: Parent Guides for info on homeschooling, reading, vocabulary, testing, etc.  
Get help with your homework or practice for tests.



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