Grades 5-8 Resources

American Decades

A cross-disciplinary source for junior and high school users who need to analyze periods of contemporary American social history.

Cities of the United States

Provides vital information on 199 of America's top cities . City-specific profiles organize pertinent facts and data.

Cyberbullying Prevention

A guide to videos, tips, and other content for parents, students, and educators to prevent cyberbullying.

Encyclopedia of Food and Culture

Articles on food and its place in human culture and society. Find entries on everything from food preparation, distribution, holidays, cultures, nutrition and health.

Gale Encyclopedia of the Unusual & Unexplained

Information on topics relating to magic, witchcraft, the supernatural and other mysterious phenomena with a thorough look at the history of each topic, people and practices, popular literature, television programs and movies related to the subject.

Gale Virtual Reference Library

A collection of electronic specialized encyclopedias and reference books on a wide variety of subject areas that can be searched individually or as a whole.

Grzimek's Animal Life Encycolpedia

Features articles that familiarize readers with animals found everywhere on the globe, detailing their life cycles, predators, food systems, overall ecology and much more.

History Reference Center

Full text content of historical documents, biographies of historical figures, photos, maps, video, and other history reference materials.

Idaho Digital Resources

A searchable, centralized collection of digital publications that are created by Idaho state agencies for the purpose of public information.

Idaho Statehouse Tour

Take an online tour of the Idaho statehouse. Along with video and photos, background information about the building is provided.

Kids Search

A search interface designed specifically for elementary and middle school students with their academic needs in mind.

Literary Reference Center

Provides information on thousands of authors and their works across literary disciplines and timeframes.

MasterFILE Premier

Covers a vast array of general reference subject areas including business, health, education, general science, multicultural issues and more.

Newspaper Source Plus

Full text coverage of major newspapers, videos, and podcasts covering critical news topics.

Notable Sports Figures

Takes a close look at the people in sports who have captured attention because of success on the playing field, or controversy off the playing field.

Novelist k-8

For readers in Grades K-8, find fiction reading recommendations by book titles, author, genre, series, or key plot points. Ready-to-go read-alike lists for popular titles.

Real Life Math

Helps students better understand commonly studied math concepts by illustrating their use in everyday life. Designed to support mathematics curriculum.

Real Life Math: Everyday Use of Mathematical Concepts

Math concepts are presented with multiple examples of how each is applied in everyday environments.

Scout: Classroom Edition

Video clips and multimedia tools for use in K12 classrooms in all subject areas. Includes lesson plans. Searchable by grade level and subject.

Scout: Idaho Edition

Full length videos from Idaho Public Television in areas of adventure, culture, natural resources, Idaho, conversations with writers, and more.

TOPICsearch

Content explores current events, social, political, economic, scientific, and other popular topics frequently discussed in the classroom.

UXL Encyclopedia of Science

This resource provides information on scientific theories, life forms, inventions, controversies and discoveries.

UXL Encyclopedia of Weather & Natural Disasters

Includes content covering weather basics, climate, natural disasters, and the effects of human activities on the weather and advances in new technology.

World Book Online Info Finder

Encyclopedia for middle-school users for homework and research needs. Features multimedia, science fair projects, a biography center, and research guides.

World Book Student

Encyclopedia content designed for students in middle grades.

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