The award-winning ABCmouse.com curriculum is designed to help young children (ages 2-7+) build a strong foundation for academic success. ABCmouse.com is 100% educational, with more than 4,000 learning activities across all major subject areas: reading, math, science, social studies, art and music. Best of all, kids love it. And it’s free to use through the library. From Age of Learning, Inc.
Archives Unbound presents topically-focused digital collections of historical documents that support the research and study needs of scholars and students at the college and university level. Collections in Archives Unbound cover a broad range of topics from the Middle Ages forward-from Witchcraft to World War II to twentieth-century political history. Collections are chosen for Archives Unbound based on requests from scholars, archivists, and students.
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These three databases are provided for all California students from the California State Library.
Encyclopaedia Britannica (PreK-12)
A comprehensive interactive resource for research and learning for grades K-12. Includes correlations to California Content Standards and other valuable teacher resources. Post links directly to each school level, elementary, middle or high.
LearningExpress Library 3.0, from LearningExpress, LLC—known for basic skills improvement in reading, writing, math, and basic sciences and test preparation for academic and career testing—features a new tutorial and test-preparation platform, with easier access to skill-building resources and new features designed to help students and adults prepare for success in school and in life.
Centers–a collection of related materials organized around a theme or user classification, including School (grades 4-12), College, GED® Test Prep, College Preparation, Career, Adult Learning, and Hispanhoblantes (Spanish) Centers–make it easy for adults and students to locate the resources they need when they need them. You can search and access tutorials before signing into and downloading content to your secure, personalized portfolio called My Center.
Go to Learning Express here!
Create self-directed pathways that help readers discover books, whether they are wandering your stacks or browsing on their phone. LibraryAware includes thousands of professionally designed templates for creating bibliographies, posters, reading maps, signs, bookmarks, and more. Login here
Open Access Resources
Over 2000 pieces of sheet music – free to download, modify, print, copy, distribute, perform, and record – all in the Public Domain or under Creative Commons licenses
Web Gallery of Art
The Web Gallery of Art is a virtual museum and searchable database of European fine arts from the 8th to 19th centuries.
Fact Cards are a series of research resources designed for quick reference for students in grades 4 through 8. The topics covered by Fact Cards are those California, United States, and World topics included in the social studies curriculum in California. For the past ten years, printed Fact Cards have been used extensively in California elementary and middle schools, as well as in public libraries.