Middle School Resources

Kids Search

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

World Book Student

Encyclopedia content designed for students in middle grades.

Idaho Digital Resources

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

Novelist Plus 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.

LearningExpress Library

A comprehensive collection of test preparation tools, skill-building materials, and career resources. Use to prepare for college and career, education tutoring, software tutuorials, and workforce development.

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.

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.

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.

Contemporary Novelists

Includes biographies, bibliographies and critical essays on approximately 650 contemporary writers. Includes nationality and title indexes.

Contemporary Poets

Provides bibliographies and biographical information on 787 of the world's most important contemporary English-language poets.

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.

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.

Literary Reference Center

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

Literary Themes for Students: Race & Prejudice

Examines themes of race and prejudice found in literature. Includes author profiles and highlights more than 50 major works centered around the theme.

Literary Themes for Students: The American Dream

Examines the overriding themes related to the American Dream found in literature.

Literary Themes for Students: War & Peace

Examines themes of war and peace found in literature.

MasterFILE Premier

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

MEDLINE

Content from biomedical and health journals used by health care professionals, nurses, clinicians and researchers engaged in clinical care, public health and health policy development.

Middle Search Plus

Designed for middle school users to access magazines and primary source documents on a variety of popular school topics.

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.

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.

TOPICsearch

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

UXL Encyclopedia of Native American Tribes

Offers students detailed studies of approximately 88 tribes from all over the United States and Canada, including small tribes and some that no longer exist.

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.

UXL Encyclopedia of World Mythology

Helps students understand how mythologies reflect cultures and remain meaningful in society today.

Westward Expansion Reference Library

Features content dedicated to events, people and insightful primary sources that present an objective yet entertaining look at frontier life.

World Book Kids

Encyclopedia for students in early grades. Features multimedia, comparison tools, and interactive games and activities for learning.

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.

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