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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

Gale In Context: Biography

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

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  Please see our new language learning resource, Rosetta Stone.

Rosetta Stone - Provides online language learning in an immersion environment, accessible anywhere and at any time on mobile and on the web.

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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

Bloom's Literature

Includes thousands of critical essays and discussion questions, plus author biographies and character analyses, full-length poems, the full text of hundreds of reference books, full-length videos of classic plays and films, and more. 

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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

Brainfuse HelpNow

Offers live tutor access for homework help, skills building and test preparation where after taking a quiz, the user can connect directly to a live tutor from the test center without having to return to the main page.


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)  

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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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