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A to Z Maps

AtoZ Maps Online™ is the world’s most comprehensive collection of royalty-free downloadable maps for schools, academic institutions, and public libraries.

Find more than 100,000 maps from the United States and around the world, including modern and historical maps.

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A to Z the USA

Discover your state and nation in unmatched detail with AtoZ the USA from World Trade Press.

Library patrons and students will find citation-ready coverage of the country’s people, history, economy, geography, symbols, culture, and society in more than 100 articles each for each of the 50 US states, five US territories, and the District of Columbia.

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ABC Mouse

ABCmouse for Libraries is currently only available to patrons that are using computers in the library.

The award-winning ABCmouse curriculum is designed to help young children (ages 2-8+) build a strong foundation for future academic success.

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Duolingo is a free website and mobile app you can use to learn commonly-spoken languages, including ESL (English as a Second Language), in a game-like setting.

Challenge yourself to devote as little as five minutes a day learning your language, and earn badges for completing skill sets.

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Explora for Primary Schools

Explora is EBSCO's new research interface for schools and public libraries. Primary Schools edition is a student interface designed for use in Kindergarten through grade 5 with a focus on the Arts, Literature, Biography, Current Events, Geography and Culture, Health, History, Math, Science and more.

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History Reference Center

History Reference Center is an excellent source for both American and world history that you can access in school or at home from the library.

Content includes hundreds of thousands of entries, including full-text records, primary source documents, biographies of historical figures, multimedia images and video, plus much more.

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Indiana Memory (Indiana State Library)

Visit the state’s collection of original source documents, provided by libraries, colleges and community organizations around Indiana, and learn first-hand about what makes Indiana the state that it is today.

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Inspire is Indiana's Virtual Library, providing access to several databases for biographies, literature, and newspaper and magazine articles. Search from dozens of sources all over the web at once with a single click or narrow your search for specific materials.

Read on for tips on using this service at home.

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KHAN Academy

Tackle math, science, computer programming, history, art history, economics, and more with video lessons. Math lessons guide learners from kindergarten to calculus. Also check out partner sites such as NASA, The Museum of Modern Art, The California Academy of Sciences, and MIT for specialized content.

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Learning Express Library

Start with the School Center and build and practice skills for logic, reading comprehension and math starting at 4th grade through high school. Switch to the College Preparation Center for test practice for Advanced Placement classes, as well as SAT, ACT, and more. The High School Equivalency Center will also help with GED, HiSET and TASC preparation.

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Read the Books - AR Lists

Many of the school districts in the library’s service area offer the Accelerated Reader program. Students earn points at school by reading from a list of pre-selected books, and then taking tests about the books.

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Storyline Online

'Storyline Online' features professional actors reading notable children's books and extending supplemental activities for each book co-developed by an early literacy specialist. Content is available online 24/7 free of charge. Since 1993, the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Foundation has been committed to championing children's literacy.

More information is a small, dedicated team working to enrich every student's reading experience with connections to the material being read.

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Bring reading home for the little readers in your home. Tumblebooks is hundreds of interactive talking books by well-loved authors for young and developing readers.
Readers can read along with the words on the screen or let the book read itself to them. Selected books available in Spanish and French for language learning.

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What tree is that?

Identify U.S. trees based on leaves, fruits and tree names in this helpful database created in Ohio and later gifted to the Arbor Day foundation. Handy on field trips or for class projects involving tree identification.

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World Book Kids

World Book Kids is the premier online resource developed especially for young users. The site has been optimized for tablets and features image-based navigation, easy-to-read articles, thousands of images and videos as well as a wealth of engaging games, science projects, and activities.

Videos, tutorials and more

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