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
A to Z Maps Online AtoZ Maps Online is the world’s most comprehensive collection of royalty-free downloadable maps for schools, academic institutions, and public libraries. Students, teachers, library patrons, and businesses can use our more than 100,000 maps in school reports, school lesson plans, personal research projects, and business reports. All maps are downloadable and royalty-free for non-commercial use.
A to Z the USA AtoZ the USA contains more than 115 country-based articles and 115 state articles for each of the 50 US states, five US territories, and the District of Columbia. Library patrons and students will find unmatched coverage of the country’s people, history, economy, geography, symbols, culture, and society.
A to Z World Travel AtoZ World Travel For travelers and knowledge seekers alike, AtoZ World Travel  is a comprehensive travel resource with information about points of interest, security, transportation, food and restaurants, culture, language, and more. With 202 World City Travel Guides covering over 67 topics each, plus an additional 56 travel resources, AtoZ World Travel provides the knowledge you need to experience the world and all its wonders.
A to Z World Culture AtoZ World Culture Curious about the world? AtoZ World Culture has you covered. With AtoZ World Culture, information about world history, cultures, languages, foods, religions, and much more is just a click away. With 175 Country Culture Guides covering over 60 topics each, AtoZ World Culture offers a breadth and depth of content that is unmatched by any other single resource.
Driving Tests Driving-tests.org: 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
Encyclopedia Britannica (Provided by NOVEL NY) 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.
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.)
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.
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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.
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.

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