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BrainPOP Jr.
Available at all library locations; requires a library card to access outside library
Description: Hosts videos, quizzes, and lessons for children from kindergarten to 3rd grade.
Subject: General


Britannica Escolar (Spanish) from home
Requires a library card to access outside library
Description: Includes more than 1,500 encyclopedia articles and 1,000 pictures in the Spanish language. Contains interactive materials supporting language arts, math, science and social studies.
Subject: Research


Britannica Escolar (Spanish) from library
Available at all library locations
Description: Includes more than 1,500 encyclopedia articles and 1,000 pictures in the Spanish language. Contains interactive materials supporting language arts, math, science and social studies.
Subject: Research


Britannica Online from home
Requires a library card to access outside library
Description: Includes encyclopedia articles, magazines and journals, Web sites, multimedia, dictionary and thesaurus entries. Additional content sources include Year in Review, World Data Analyst, Notable Quotations and Gateway to the Classics. Access to two homepages: Britannica Kids for children and young adults, and Britannica Reference Center for older students and adults.
Subject: Research


Britannica Online from library
Available at all library locations
Description: Includes encyclopedia articles, magazines and journals, Web sites, multimedia, dictionary and thesaurus entries. Additional content sources include Year in Review, World Data Analyst, Notable Quotations and Gateway to the Classics. Access to two homepages: Britannica Kids for children and young adults, and Britannica Reference Center for older students and adults.
Subject: Research


CultureGrams
Available at all library locations; requires a library card to access outside library
Description: Country reports that provide snapshots of the world’s cultures. 200+ United Nations-member countries included, with reports containing information on history, customs, family, lifestyle, recipes, economy and more.
Subject: General


Funk & Wagnall's New World Encyclopedia
Available at all library locations; requires a library card to access outside library
Description: For students and adults alike, the Funk & Wagnall's New World Encyclopedia database indexes over 25,000 records, covering an array of topics.
Subject: Research


Kids Infobits
Available at all library locations; requires a library card to access outside library
Description: Curriculum-related, age appropriate, full-text content is from the best elementary reference sources and magazines. This database covers geography, current events, the arts, science, health, people, government, history, sports and more.
Subject: General


LearningExpress Library 2.0 (older version)
Available at all library locations; requires a library card to access outside library
Description: Comprehensive collection of test-preparation tools, skill-building materials, and other career and life skills resources including Practice tests for GED preparation, job and career goals, undergraduate and graduate school admission, and U.S. citizenship. The link above goes to the older version of LearningExpress Library (LearningExpress Library 2.0). To access the new version (LearningExpress Library 3.0), please use the link below.
Subject: General


LearningExpress Library 3.0 (new version)
Available at all library locations; requires a library card to access outside library
Description: Comprehensive collection of test-preparation tools, skill-building materials, and other career and life skills resources including Practice tests for GED preparation, job and career goals, undergraduate and graduate school admission, and U.S. citizenship.
Subject: General


MAS Ultra - School Edition
Available at all library locations; requires a library card to access outside library
Description: This comprehensive database, designed specifically for high school libraries, contains full text articles for nearly 500 popular, high school magazines such as Jet and Teen People.
Subject: General


Middle Search Plus
Available at all library locations; requires a library card to access outside library
Description: Middle Search Plus provides full text articles for more than 140 popular, middle school magazines such as Time and Transworld Skateboarding.
Subject: Research


News (AP, UPI, etc.)
Available at all library locations; requires a library card to access outside library
Description: News (AP, UPI, etc.) provides near real-time access to top world-wide news on a continuous basis.
Subject: News


Novelist K-8 Plus
Available at all library locations; requires a library card to access outside library
Description: This database helps readers find good reads from board books to adolescent age books.
Subject: Literary


Novelist Plus
Available at all library locations; requires a library card to access outside library
Description: Contains over 200,000 fiction and nonfiction titles, plus feature content including lists of award-winning books, Book Discussion Guides, BookTalks, Recommended Reads and more. NoveList Plus is a complete readers’ resource.
Subject: Literary


Primary Search
Available at all library locations; requires a library card to access outside library
Description: Primary Search provides full text articles for more than 70 popular, magazines for elementary school research.
Subject: General


Searchasaurus
Available at all library locations; requires a library card to access outside library
Description: Searchasaurus makes it easy for younger students to search by keyword or by topic to find the most useful information on research topics.
Subject: Research


Student Research Center: Middle School Research
Available at all library locations; requires a library card to access outside library
Description: EBSCO's Student Research Center makes it easy for middle school students to search by keyword or by topic to find the most useful information on research topics.
Subject: Research


StudySC
Available at all library locations; available outside library
Description: StudySC is a website that provides online content to support South Carolina-specific curriculum standards. Created by the South Carolina State Library, StudySC makes available a student-friendly environment arranged by grade level and by subject area where students can find the information they need fast.
Subject: General