Databases and Research Sites - K12 Student and Youth Resources

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Academic OneFile Academic OneFile is a premier source for peer-reviewed, full-text articles from the world's leading journals and reference sources, with extensive coverage of the physical sciences, technology, medicine, social sciences, the arts, theology, literature and other subjects. With millions of articles available in both PDF and HTML full-text with no restrictions, researchers are able to find accurate information quickly. Includes full-text coverage of the New York Times back to 1995. Updated daily. (Click here if outside NY State.)    View a Tutorial
Amazing Animals of the World Amazing Animals of the World: Wild animals and their habitats for elementary school and middle school.
America the Beautiful America the Beautiful: State history, people, places and events for elementary school and middle school.
Driving Tests For New York State, this free resource contains the following state-specific information:
• 10 car practice tests
• 6 motorcycle practice tests
• 3 CDL (Commercial Driver’s License) practice tests
• 3 online driver’s manuals (car, motorcycle, CDL)
• An FAQ section with detailed answers to 100+ DMV-related questions
eLibrary Elementary eLibrary Elementary: Students of all ages use eLibrary Elementary's powerful, yet engaging and easy-to-use search interface to find the answers they need from more than 390 magazines, newspapers, books, and transcripts—plus thousands of maps, images, educator-approved websites from Homework Central®, and audio/video titles, all selected as appropriate for elementary school studies.  
Encyclopedia Americana Encyclopedia Americana: In-depth information for middle school and higher.
Encyclopedia Britannica (Provided by CEFLS Libraries) One of the most authoritative information sources in the world, with over 73,000 articles, 2,000 video clips, 4,000 quotations, a world atlas and timeline, entries from the Merriam- Webster Collegiate Dictionary and Thesaurus, recommended websites, current magazine and journal articles, and image and sound files.  A friendly kids' interface is included.
Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia Grolier Multimedia Encylopedia: Quick reference with rich media for middle school and higher.
Kids InfoBits Kids InfoBits: A collection of more than 100 full-text, age-appropriate magazines, more than 6,400 searchable, indexed images, Merriam-Webster®’s Elementary Dictionary and 1,200 maps, flags & seals and over 1,700 colorful charts and graphs. It features a developmentally appropriate and visual graphic interface. (Click here if outside NY State.)
Lands and Peoples Lands and Peoples: Countries and cultures of the world for middle school and high school.
Learning Express College Center (Provided by CEFLS Libraries) Strengthen your academic skills and prepare for placement tests and graduate school entrance exams here.
Learning Express College Prep Center (Provided by CEFLS Libraries) Forget buying expensive test books! You have free access here to practice tests, starting with PSAT and on up to AP, SAT amd ACT tests. You can also get help with writing College Application Essays! Establish a free account and ace those tests!
Learning Express High School Equivalency Center (Provided by CEFLS Libraries) Prepare for the TASC test with multiple sets of practice questions, and receive instant feedback to help you improve your score.
Learning Express School Center (Provided by CEFLS Libraries) Practice, lessons, and study aids to help you do your best in elementary, middle and high school.
Learning Express Library 3.0 (Provided by CEFLS Libraries) A site with interactive skill-building courses and a broad range of practice tests based on such official exams as the ACT, SAT, GED, ASVAB, Firefighter, Police Officer, Paramedic, EMT Basic, U.S. Citizenship, Postal Worker, Cosmetology, and Real Estate Agent & Broker Exams. Also explore the Job Search resources, such as Resume Writing and Interviewing courses.
New Book of Knowledge New Book of Knowledge: Reference and current events for elementary school and higher.
New Book of Popular Science New Book of Popular Science: Science and technology plus science in the news for middle school and high school.
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NoveList K-8 Plus
(Provided by CEFLS Libraries)
Engage your younger readers and encourage reading success! NoveList K-8 Plus helps parents, teachers, and librarians improve literacy, connect reading across curricular areas, teach reading and writing concepts, and engage young readers. In NoveList K-8 Plus you'll find fiction and nonfiction titles for children and teens, expert reading recommendations from librarians and school media specialists, and read-alikes for every title, author, and series.
Nueva Enciclopedia Cumbre Nueva Enciclopedia Cumbre: A comprehensive reference resource for Spanish speakers and Spanish language students.
Opposing Viewpoints in Context Opposing Viewpoints in Context delivers 13,000+ pro/con views, 1,000+ court case overviews, and thousands more topic overviews, biographies and profiles. Topic areas include Science, Global Issues, History, and Biography. Teachers can search by state and national curriculum standards for materials to use in the classroom.
Scholastic GO! Scholoastic GO! (formerly Grolier Online), includes a number of information sources for students in Grades K-12.