Grades 7-8

     American History

  • 6,000 Illustrated Articles on People, Places & Events
  • Eras in American History, American Indians, States and U.S. Presidents, plus more!
  • Designed for Grade 4 and Up

     Countries and Cultures

  • Profiles on Countries of the World
  • Extended Histories, Fast Facts, Images, Economics, Foreign Affairs, plus Daily Life and Culture
  • Intro Material for Grades 4+ with Detailed Info for Higher Grade Students

    CultureGrams

  • Explore the world through cultural information on more than 200 countries with World Edition
  • Explore the Unites States in colorful, engaging reports with States Edition
  • Tour all the Canadian provinces and territories with Provinces Edition

     eLibrary Curriculum Edition (Proquest)

  • Research paper topics
  • Literature collection
  • History collection

     eLibrary Science (Proquest)

  • Research thousands of full-text articles about science concepts
  • Students can browse easily with a topic search menu
  • The interactive feature allows students and educators to bring science to life!  

     Defining Moments in U.S. History

  • 30+ "Moments" that Changed the Nation and the World
  • Narrative Overviews, Primary Source Documents, Images, Biographies, Timelines and Glossaries
  • Ideal for Middle, Junior HIgh and High School Students

    Encyclopedia of Arkansas

  • History, geography, & culture of Arkansas
  • Media Galleries
  • This Day in Arkansas spotlight

     Essential Biography

  • 10,000 Biographies of People from around the World
  • 2,000 Illustrations
  • Designed for Upper Middle School Students to Adult Learners

     Essential Information

  • Language, Literature, The Arts, History, Government and Science
  • Annotated U.S. Constitution, World Literature, The Arts and Social Science
  • Designed for Upper Middle School Students to Adult Learners

     Ferguson's Career Guidance Center

  • Explore industries and careers
  • Learn specialized job skills
  • Discover jobs that best match
    your personal interests

     Financial Literacy

  • Entrepreneurship and Career Skills
  • Personal Finance
  • Learning Tools, Calculators and Interactive Activities

     Issues and Controversies

  • List of Research Topics
  • Pros & Cons of Hot Topic Issues
  • Reliable Resources 

     Learning Express Library

  • Core subject practice reviews
  • ACT, SAT and AP test prep
  • Free eBook resources

     Lynda.com

  • Business, Software, Tech & Creative Industries
  • Achieve Personal & Professional Goals
  • A Library of Engaging & Top-Quality Courses Taught by Experts

     NoveList Plus

  • Fiction & Nonfiction
  • Articles & Reviews
  • Recommended Reads Lists

     Mythology

  • 760 Greek & Roman Gods, Goddesses, Heroes, Places & Events
  • Articles on World Mythology: Hindu, Norse, Chinese, Native American, etc.
  • Designed for Grades 4 to 12 with Easy Reading Feature for Younger Readers

     Rosen Core Concepts Biology

  • Animal Systems
  • Ecology & Evolution
  • Plant Structures

     Rosen Core Concepts Chemistry

  • Atoms & Molecules
  • Biochemistry
  • Properties of Matter

     Rosen Core Concepts Periodic Table

  • Interactive Periodic Table
  • Element Builder
  • Explore matter

     Rosetta Stone

  • Over 30 foreign languages
  • Great for ESL Learners
  • 'Immersion method' learning

     Science

  • 1,000+ Web Pages and Hundreds of Images on Core K-12 Topics
  • Planets, Elements, Plants, Animals, Biomes, and more!
  • Designed for Grades 4 and Up

     Shapers of Society

  • 101 Men and Women who Shaped our World
  • 1,000+ Illustrations
  • With Lexiles® 820L to 1210L

     Sports Champions

  • 700 Inspiring Stories of Athletes from all Sports
  • 1,500 Illustrations
  • With Lexiles® 880L to 1260L

     SIRS Researcher

  • Relevant and Credible Resources for Student Research
  • Browse Trending Pro/Con Leading Issues
  • Search for Primary and Secondary Sources

     World Book Advanced

  • Online encyclopedia
  • Comprehensive multimedia collections
  • Citation Builder and Research Guides

At-Home Use

     FreedomFlix

  • American History
  • Brings history to life
  • Features defining moments in history

     ScienceFlix

  • Earth, Space & Life Sciences
  • Tech, Math & Engineering
  • Health and Human Body & Physical Sciences

     TrueFlix

  • Award-winning True Books
  • Develops knowledge of subjects
  • Builds literacy skills & inquiry

     Tutor.com

  • 24/7 access to the SkillsCenter Resource Library
  • Variety of subjects
  • Tutors available from 3 - 10:00 PM Sunday through Saturday

About Portal Resources:

  • At-Home Use is a restriction imposed by the database providers.
  • Rosetta Stone cannot be used as curriculum within the classroom, but there are no restrictions on Mango Languages.
  • Many resources require a username or email address and password to track your progress. BPL does not have access to login information created with databases.
  • Tutor.com users will be prompted to make an account in order to access this resource. We suggest using your library card number as the username and PIN as the password. Each user is limited to ten sessions per week to provide fair and equitable access.

 

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