UAPL Online Reference Databases

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World Book Kids

Offers a kids' version of the popular encyclopedia.

TumbleBook Library

Features animated picture books with sound, music, and narration, so children can read or be read to.

TOPICsearch (EBSCOhost)

Explores current events, including social, political, and economic issues, as well as scientific discoveries, controversial issues, and more.

Student Research Center (EBSCOhost)

Searches the contents of several databases at once, so middle and high school students can find information and primary source documents on topics including language arts, business, careers, technology, science, math, and more.

St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture

Features information on popular culture, including films, music, print materials, sports, television, radio, art, performance, and more.

Searchasaurus (EBSCOhost)

Searches the contents of several databases at once, so elementary school students can find information on topics including animals, history, people, places, math, stories, and more.

Primary Search (EBSCOhost)

Offers elementary school students back issues of magazines and periodicals with lexile information.

Pop Culture Universe: Icons, Idols, Ideas (ABC-CLIO)

Features information on popular culture in the United States from 1900 to the present.

Points of View Reference Center

Provides multiple perspectives on current, controversial social issues, including overviews, articles, and primary source documents.

Oxford English Dictionary

Provides a guide to the meaning and history of words from across the English speaking world, including quotations tracing changes in meaning over time.

NoveList K-8 Plus (EBSCOhost)

Recommends fiction and nonfiction books to young readers based on books they’ve liked in the past, their interests, and their reading levels. Includes guides and recommendations based on Common Core.

National Geographic Kids

Explores science, nature, culture, archaeology, and space through the publications of National Geographic Kids.

Middle Search Plus (EBSCOhost)

Offers middle school students back issues of magazines and periodicals, including primary source documents, with lexile information.

MAS Ultra - School Edition (EBSCOhost)

Offers high school students back issues of magazines and periodicals, including primary source documents, with lexile information.

Literature Resource Center (Gale)

Presents biographies, literary criticisms, and bibliographies of over 130,000 authors and their works. Literature Resource Center is now included in Artemis Literary Sources.

Literary Reference Center

Contains information on authors and literature, including biographies, interviews, book reviews, literary criticism, poetry, and short stories.

LearningExpress Library

Provides access to online practice tests and tutorials for academic and occupational exams, including the ACT, SAT, LSAT, MCAT, TOEFL, and exams in the civil services, cosmetology, plumbing, real estate, and more.

Kids Search (EBSCOhost)

Searches the contents of several databases at once, so elementary and middle school students can find information on topics including animals, geography, current events, math, and language arts.

Gale Opposing Viewpoints in Context

Provides multiple perspectives on current, controversial social issues, including overviews, essays, primary source documents, and more.

Gale Biography in Context

Provides biographical information on current and historical figures around the world from multiple perspectives. Updated daily.

Facts on File World Geography and Culture Online

Provides information on countries, U.S. states, places, peoples, and geography concepts, including full color maps, and current statistical, geographical, and cultural information.

Facts on File Issues and Controversies

Explores controversial issues, including topics in business, politics, government, education, and popular culture. Updated weekly.

Encyclopedia of Race and Racism

Examines theories of race and racism in the modern era, with entries on the historic origins of ideas of race, and their social and scientific consequences.

Daily Life Through History (ABC-CLIO)

Explores the everyday details of past eras, from what people ate and drank, to what they did in their leisure time. Includes reference works and primary documents.

CultureGrams

Features information on countries, states, and provinces, including recipes, customs, country data, and government information.

Contemporary Authors

Provides biographical information about authors, illustrators, poets, playwrights, journalists, and other writers. Contemporary Authors is now included in Artemis Literary Sources.

BookFlix

Pairs classic video storybooks with related nonfiction titles from Scholastic to create a great resource for parents and early readers.