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Britannica School

Thousands of up-to-date, curated and curriculum-relevant articles, images, videos, audio clips, primary sources, maps, research tools, recommended Web sites and 3 separate databases for elementary, middle or high school students. There is Read-aloud, a font size adjuster, and built-in translation tools support students with special needs and ELLs.

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Kids InfoBits

Contains over 100 age-appropriate magazines for grades K-5. Also includes Merriam-Webster's Elementary Dictionary, maps, flags, seals, charts and graphs.

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Learning Express Library

Study and practice for your next test online. Includes practice SAT, PSAT, ACT and AP exams.

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NewsBank America’s News & Access World News

This comprehensive news collection is ideal for exploring issues and events at the local, regional, national and international level. Include access to print and online-only newspapers, blogs, newswires, journals, broadcast transcripts and videos. Use it to explore a specific event or to compare a wide variety of viewpoints on topics such as politics, business, health, sports, cultural activities and people.

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Opposing Viewpoints in Context

For middle and high school grades. Contains a range of perspectives on many important issues, with over 13,000 pro/con viewpoints. Includes a variety of resource types: reference, news, primary sources, multimedia and more.

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Research in Context

Resource for students in grades 6 to 8.  Offers magazines, newspapers, primary sources, over 12,000 videos and more on a variety of topics.  Supports national and state curriculum standards in language arts, social studies and science.

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Salem Press Online

Research history, science and health topics. Access biographies, including Great Athletes, and Musicians and Composers of the 20th Century. Explore careers in business, health occupations and technological innovations.

Ask a librarian for help:

  • Learn how to look up a topic using a database.
  • Learn how to cite a resource.
  • Find a book on a specific topic.

Stop by the 2nd floor information desk or email onondagafree@onlib.org.

College & Career Collection:

Check out our College and Career prep materials for teens. The collection features study guides for ACTs and SATs to help you ace your exams, college prep books to help you find and get accepted to the right college and scholarship handbooks to help you pay for it! Career guides and resume writing workbooks will help you land your first job.