Pendleton Community Library has a wide variety of online resources, many available for use both in the library and from your personal computer.

 

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Biographies

Biography Reference Bank
This biographical database offers in-depth, original profiles from authoritative biographical resources such as Current Biography. It provides biographical full-text articles, page images, and abstracts from today’s leading magazines and journals.

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Biography Reference Center
This exploratory database offers a collection of full-text biographies and unique narrative biographies as well as coverage of several of the most popular and heavily-researched biographies and genres.

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Middle Search Plus
This resource ontains full text for popular middle school magazines. All full-text articles are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles). Full text is also available for thousands of biographies and historical essays. Also contains reference books including the Funk & Wagnall's New World Encyclopedia; New Oxford American Dictionary, 2nd Edition; Encyclopedia of Animals™; and thousands of relevant photos, maps and flags.

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Colleges & Careers

Khan Academy
Khan Academy is a set of free online courses, lessons and practice exercises that help educate students through short video lessons.

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General Studies

Explora for Middle School
A student resource designed for use in grades 6 through 8 with a focus on the arts, literature, biography, current events, geography and culture, health, history, math, science and more.

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Middle Search Plus
This resource ontains full text for popular middle school magazines. All full-text articles are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles). Full text is also available for thousands of biographies and historical essays. Also contains reference books including the Funk & Wagnall's New World Encyclopedia; New Oxford American Dictionary, 2nd Edition; Encyclopedia of Animals™; and thousands of relevant photos, maps and flags.

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Tutor.com
Tutor.com, part of the Princeton Review, is a learning tool that combines online tutoring, homework help, and test preparation with self-study resources. Students can interact with live, vetted tutors who help with math science, social studies, foreign language, writing, and more. Tutor.com has live tutors available every day from noon to midnight.

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Newspaper Source Plus
Provides cover-to-cover full text for more than 40 national (U.S.) and international newspapers, including the Christian Science Monitor, USA Today, The Washington Post, The Washington Times, The Times (London) and the Toronto Star. Also contains selective full text for more than 300 regional (U.S.) newspapers. In addition, full-text television and radio news transcripts are provided from CBS News, CNN, CNN International, FOX News, NPR, etc.

Newspaper Source Plus

 

Khan Academy
Khan Academy is a set of free online courses, lessons and practice exercises that help educate students through short video lessons.

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Geography, Languages, & Cultures

Rosetta Stone
Rosetta Stone Level One uses an interactive interface to present an immersion method of study for learning foreign languages.

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CultureGrams Kids
CultureGrams Kids is a collection of country reports that helps children learn more about the world around them. County reports include up-to-date cultural information, complete with images, historical timelines, fun facts, and sections on history, population, "life as a kid," and more.

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CultureGrams State
CultureGrams State features colorful, easy-to-read state reports that help students understand the diversity and history of each U.S. state and the District of Columbia. Each report includes maps, flags, state symbols, plus sections on history, economy, geography, population, and more.

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CultureGrams World
contains reports on more than 200 countries and cultures, focusing on twenty-five categories including history, personal appearance, gestures, family, economy, and more.

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Health & Science

Consumer Health Complete

Consumer Health Complete is designed to support the information needs of patients and to foster an overall understanding of health-related topics. This resource provides content covering all key areas of health and wellness, from mainstream medicine to the many perspectives of complementary, holistic and integrated medicine.

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Explora for Middle School
Explora offers a research experience designed for use in grades 6 through 8 with a focus on the arts, literature, biography, current events, geography and culture, health, history, math, science and more.

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MedlinePlus
MedlinePlus is the National Institutes of Health's Web site for patients and their families and friends. Produced by the National Library of Medicine, the world’s largest medical library, it provides information about diseases, conditions and wellness issues in language everyone can understand.

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News & History

Hoosier State Chronicles

Hoosier State Chronicles seeks to provide free, online access to high quality digital images of Indiana's historic newspapers by digitizing the Indiana State Library’s collection.

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History Reference Center
Designed for secondary schools, public libraries, junior/community colleges and undergraduate research, this database features full text for thousands of primary source documents and informational texts.

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Newspaper Source
Provides cover-to-cover full text for more than 40 national (U.S.) and international newspapers, including the Christian Science Monitor, USA Today, The Washington Post, The Washington Times, The Times (London) and the Toronto Star. Also contains selective full text for more than 300 regional (U.S.) newspapers. In addition, full-text television and radio news transcripts are provided from CBS News, CNN, CNN International, FOX News, NPR, etc.

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Indiana Memory
Indiana Memory is a collaborative effort to provide access to the wealth of primary sources in Indiana libraries, archives, museums, and other cultural institutions. It is a gateway to Indiana's history and culture found in digitized books, manuscripts, photographs, newspapers, maps and other media. As a portal to the collections, Indiana Memory assists individuals to locate materials relevant to their interests and to better appreciate the connections between those materials.

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Hoosier State Chronicles
Hoosier State Chronicles provides access to nearly 140,000 issues of local Indiana papers, dating all the way back to the 1800s.

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Literature & eBooks

OverDrive / Libby
This is a robust collection of downloadable ebooks, audiobooks, and magazines. Titles are available for use on your tablet or mobile device through OverDrive or by downloading the Libby app.

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MagillOnLiterature Plus
MagillOnLiterature Plus is a source for editorially reviewed critical analyses, character studies, author biographies and plot summaries of the most studied literary works.

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Teaching Books
Teaching Books has thousands of resources about fiction and nonfiction books used in the K–12 environment, with every one selected to encourage the integration of multimedia author and book materials into reading and library activities.

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ReadIt!
This resource is designed for middle and high school students and anyone who has a basic foundation in English grammar and reading but needs adapted reading material for a variety of subjects. The customized articles and practice quizzes support English Language Learners and promote reading comprehension across a variety of school subjects and life skill areas.

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Tutoring & Test Prep

Tutor.com
Tutor.com, part of the Princeton Review, is a learning tool that combines online tutoring, homework help, and test preparation with self-study resources. Students can interact with live, vetted tutors who help with math science, social studies, foreign language, writing, and more. Tutor.com has live tutors available every day from noon to midnight.

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Khan Academy
Khan Academy is a set of free online courses, lessons and practice exercises that help educate students through short video lessons.

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