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Need to find an article or reference book for your project? Try our student databases.

Biography in Context
Biographies of more than 500,000 people gathered from authoritative reference sources and enhanced with multimedia content. Learn more about the challenges, motivations, successes and failures of history's notable people. Remote access: all Westminster Public Library and FRCC cardholders.

Britannica Online
Explore the updated online encyclopedia from Encyclopaedia Britannica with hundreds of thousands of articles, biographies, videos, images, and web sites. Remote access: all Westminster Public Library and FRCC cardholders.

Culture Grams
CultureGrams Online provides concise, reliable, and up-to-date country reports that go beyond mere facts and figures. Each report, written and reviewed by in-country experts, offers an insiderís perspective on daily life and culture, including the background, customs, and lifestyles of the world's people. Individual reports cover 180 plus countries, updated every year.

Ebsco Student Research Center
This search interface for for students in grades 6-12 that provides easy, yet powerful searching of magazine and journal articles, a reference collection, multimedia, newspapers, primary source documents, poetry and literary criticism, geography and country studies.

Films on Demand
Films on Demand features digital educational videos.

Gale Virtual Reference Library
Reference e-books you can use at home including : Grzimek's Student Animal Life Resource, 2nd Ed.; Early Civilizations in the Americas Reference Library; Encyclopedia of World Biography; Notable Sports Figures; Alternative Energy; Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of World Cultures; and Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of World Holidays.

Kids Search
Designed for students in grades K-6, Kids Search provides elementary school students with an easy-to-use, graphical interface for searching magazines, newspapers, photos, primary source documents, an encyclopedia, a dictionary, media transcripts and more with just one search. Detailed Search features allows searching by Lexile reading levels.

Opposing Viewpoints in Context
Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center brings together all the information thatís needed to fully understand an issue: pro and con viewpoint articles, reference articles that provide context, full-text magazines, academic journals, and newspapers, primary source documents, government and organizational statistics, multimedia, including images and podcasts, links to hand-selected web sites, and more.

PebbleGo NEW!
Designed with the K-3 reader in mind, PebbleGo meets the Common Core demands for informational text and interdisciplinary connections with four distinct databases including Animals, Earth and Space, Social Studies and Biographies. Remote access: all Westminster Public Library and FRCC cardholders.

PowerKnowledge Science Suite
A collection of three online resources specifically designed for learners in grades 3 to 6 which offers research, report, and homework help in life science, earth & space science, and physical science. Remote access: all Westminster Public Library and FRCC cardholders.

Primary Search
included in the database are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles), and full text information dates as far back as Primary Search provides full text for nearly 70 popular, magazines for elementary school research. All full text articles 1990.

Searchasaurus is an exciting and easy way for young researchers to experience online searching. It is an animated interface with a dinosaur theme that encourages students to enhance and develop basic search methodologies. This interface searches Primary Search and Middle Search Plus.

Science in Context
This database contains thousands of experiments, biographies, pictures and illustrations covering science topics. The latest scientific developments are covered in articles from over 200 magazines and academic journals and links to quality web sites.

Student Resources in Context
A fully integrated database containing thousands of curriculum-targeted primary documents, biographies, topical essays, background information, critical analyses, full-text coverage of over 300 magazines, newspapers, over 20,000 photographs and illustrations, and more than 8 hours of audio and video clips. Also cross-searches Gale Virtual Reference Library.

Transparent Language Online
Transparent Language Online is a powerful web-based language learning system that uses flashcards to teach a set of words or phrases. It is the fastest possible way to lock foreign words and phrases into long-term memory. Features include personal progress tracking, pronunciation analysis, ESL international language and cultural resources and much more. Pick from over 80 languages.

World Book
Access accurate, authoritative, easy to read articles from The World Book Encyclopedia, related articles from major newspapers and magazines along with extensive graphic and multimedia enhancements, including photographs, maps, illustrations, tables, animations, and audio/video clips.

Additional databases for students can be found here.

Updated: May 2015