• To meet the informational goals of our school community, the following electronic resources are provided for school and home use. To access resources, click on icons below.


    American Indian Histories and Cultures

    American Indian Histories and Cultures is a wide-ranging digital resource presenting a unique insight into interactions between American Indians and Europeans from their earliest contact, continuing through the turbulence of the American Civil War, the on-going repercussions of government legislation, right up to the civil rights movement of the mid-twentieth century.
    Explore these histories through a wealth of rare original documents, including: manuscripts, artwork, photographs, maps, printed materials and newspapers as well as other key features to support research and teaching. Use the fully searchable interactive chronology to discover fascinating facts and events in American Indian history; explore key events and movements across North America with our unique interactive maps; and view visual resources in bespoke galleries and exhibitions.

    american west

    The Graff Collection is a unique resource which will allow scholars to explore all areas of the American West. Through a mixture of original manuscripts, maps, ephemeral material and rare printed sources, this collection will act as a dynamic teaching and research resource.
    The main themes covered by the project are: •Agricultural Development, Landscape and the Environment •Borderlands •Cattle Ranchers, Grazing and Trails •Homesteaders, Overland Travel and Early Settlements •Mining and the Gold Rush •Native Americans •Outlaws, Vigilantes and the Law •Pioneers, Hunters and Explorers •The Imagined West •Mormons and Missionaries •Railroads, Transportation and Urban History •Military Encounters

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    BrainPOP creates animated, curriculum-based content that supports educators and engages students. The award-winning online resources include BrainPOP, for grades 3 and up; BrainPOP Jr., for grades K-3; and BrainPOP Espanol. Our newest resource, BrainPOP Educators, features free tips, tools, and best practices by and for our teacher community.

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    BrainPOP Jr. for grades K-3

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    Four encyclopedias for all levels of reading. Integrated searching of 126,000 articles and multimedia; 26,000 images and video clips. Teacher Resources and Learning Materials for Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies are available for all levels.

    Britannica Spanish

    Spanish version of the Britannica Encyclopedia.

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    Discovery Streaming Video: An educational Digital Video Library; 4,000 Videos; 40,000 video clips
    Learning Tools: Calendar; Image Library; Quiz Center; Writing Prompts; Clip Art Gallery; Lesson Plans
    Teacher Center: Interactive training and tutorials for integrating digitized media content into your lessons.

    EBSCO

    *MAS Online Plus is a comprehensive full-text general reference database designed for high school and junior college libraries with over 3,000 charts, tables, and graphics.
    *Middle Search is designed for middle school libraries, contains full-text for 160 middle school magazines.
    *Primary Search is designed specifically for elementary school libraries, contains full-text for 64 popular elementary school magazines.
    *Newspaper Source provides selected full text for 25 national (U.S.) and international newspapers. The database also contains full text television & radio news transcripts. *Science & Technology Collection contains over 800 leading full text journals covering relevant aspects of the scientific and technical community. *EBSCO Animals provides in-depth information on a variety of topics relating to animals. *Health Source database provides nearly 550 scholarly full text journals focusing on many medical disciplines.
    *EBSCO articles can be translated from English to:
    Spanish; French; German; or Portuguese.
        (many other topics included in the EBSCO database)
    EBSCO ebooks    eBook Academic Collection : A large selection of multidisciplinary eBook titles representing a broad range of academic subject matter, and is a strong complement for any academic collection. 
    eBook Business Collection : A variety of books on business topics, such as marketing, finance, supply chain management and entrepreneurship, with additional focus on career growth, personal development, communication and networking.
    eBook Education Collection :  Titles ranging from introductory texts on education theory and practice for undergraduates to more complex and detailed works for advanced students and scholars in the Education discipline. 
    eBook High School Collection : This collection offers full text titles with unlimited access designed specifically to support a quality learning experience for High School students across all academic subjects from History, to Language and Literature, to Science & Technology.
    eBook History CollectionThis collection features history titles across a variety of subjects, including Medieval History, History of Music, History of Science, History of the World, History of the Caribbean & West Indies, History of the Holocaust, Law in History, History of Philosophy, History of Africa, Art History, History of Technology & Engineering, History of Business & Economics, History of the Middle East, History of Latin America, History of Canada, History of Asia, History of Religion, History of Europe, History of the Military and History of the United States.
    eBook K-8 CollectionThis collection offers full text titles with unlimited access designed specifically to support a quality learning experience for K-8 students across all academic subjects from History, to Language and Literature, to Science & Technology.
    facts on file  Reference Database  Collection: 
    World Geography and Culture ;
    American History; Modern World History: American Women's History;
    African-American History;  American Indian History;  Ancient and Medieval History; Science; Ferguson's Career Guidance Center; Health Reference Center; Bloom's Literary Reference; Curriculum Resource Center 
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    Encyclopedia Americana: Reference resource with over 45,000 articles, 35,000 news events,  thousands of related Internet links, and articles from magazines and journals, including primary  documents. Grades 8+
    Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia: Reference Encyclopedia, Interactive Atlas, Interactive    Timelines, Today in History, Research Starters, Web Links, plus Brain Jam, an online monthly  magazine. Grades 5+
    New Book of Knowledge: Encyclopedia, Current-Event Stories, Word Challenges, Homework  Help, World History Time Line, and Web Links. Grades 3+
    New Book of Popular Science: Encyclopedia covering the fields of science, technology, and  medicine. Grades 5+ 
    Lands and Peoples: Encyclopedia of countries, cultures, and geography. Grades 5+
    America the Beautiful: Reference source on the U.S. states and territories, including maps, facts, and an almanac. Grades 4+

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    Home access for all of Grolier's resources
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    Kids InfoBits

    KIDS INFOBITS: Kids InfoBits meets the research needs of students in Kindergarten through Grade 5. It features a developmentally appropriate, visually graphic interface, a subject-based topic tree search and full-text, age-appropriate, curriculum-related magazine, newspaper and reference content for information on current events, the arts, science, health, people, government, history, sports and more.
    TEXAS ALMANAC: The Texas Almanac Online is an electronic version of the Texas Almanac . This database provides information seekers with valuable information about the history, culture, political climate and geography of the state of Texas.

     pebble go  Pebble Go is a tool for teaching research skills to K-3 students.  With built-in reading and research tools such as leveled text, consistent navigation, fun educational games, and spoken word audio that models correct pronunciation and fluency, students, staff, and parents will find much to love about Pebble Go.

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    Teaching Books.net: Help students read more and enjoy it!
    *Author Programs
    *Book Guides
    *Book Readings
    *Author Websites
    *Educator Area 
       
    tumblebooks  
    TumbleBookLibrary is an online collection of TumbleBooks, animated, talking picture books which teach kids the joy of reading in a format they'll love. TumbleBooks are created by taking existing picture books, adding animation, sound, music and narration to produce an electronic picture book which you can read, or have read to you. 

    Texas Success

    Texas SUCCESS provides state-funded access to interactive math and reading programs for Texas public school students in grades 3-8.

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    CUSTOM NEWSPAPERS: Full-text from the International Herald Tribune, New York Times, Houston Chronicle, Austin Statesman, and many other U.S. and international newspapers. STUDENT RESOURCE CENTER GOLD: 1,075 full-text magazines, national newspapers, reference information (literature, history, science, and biography), and primary source documents. Look here first for one-search convenience! GENERAL ONEFILE:  A one-stop source for news and periodical articles on a wide range of topics: business, computers, current events, economics, education, environmental issues, health care, hobbies, humanities, law, literature and art, politics, science, social science, sports, technology, and many general interest topics.
    TEXAS ALMANAC: Online version of the complete Texas Almanac.
    LITERATURE RESOURCE CENTER:
        * SCRIBNER WRITER SERIES
         *TWAYNE'S AUTHORS ONLINE Full-text journal articles, literary criticism, reviews, biographical information, and overviews on over 130,000 writers in all disciplines, from all time periods and from around the world.

    World and I School

    World and I School.com:  A cross-curriculum resource with a broad range of articles by scholars and experts in their fields.  Includes magazine's full contents from 1986, plus weekly Spanish and ESL Programs.
    *Social Studies
    *Language Arts
    *Science
    *The Arts
    *Spanish
    *ESL
    *Teacher's Corner
    *World Gallery

    World and I Kids

    Lower elementary resource with special areas on character education, folktales, interesting facts and quotes, history makers and more.