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America the Beautiful (Grolier)
Everything you want to know about any of the 50 states – from basic facts to important people and history. Includes some maps and pictures.


Biography Resource Center (Gale)
An easy way to search for people and their importance. Articles are from journals and reference books.


Courier-Journal (NewsBank)
Find full text articles printed since 1/1/1999. There are no graphics or photographs included.


CultureGrams (ProQuest)
You can learn so much about states and countries using this website. You can hear a country’s national anthem, see pictures and find recipes for dishes from around the world.


Encyclopedia Americana (Grolier)
Look up specific topics or simply browse current events and research topics.


Grolier Kids Online (Grolier)
Allows you to search seven databases all at once! The New Book of Knowledge, Multimedia Encyclopedia, Encyclopedia Americana, Amazing Animals of the World, America the Beautiful, Lands and Peoples and the New Book of Popular Science. Allows you to search seven databases simultaneously: The New Book of Knowledge, Multimedia Encyclopedia, Encyclopedia Americana, Amazing Animals of the World, America the Beautiful, Lands and Peoples and the New Book of Popular Science.


History Resource Center: US (Gale)
Find articles about people, places and events in history. Articles are gathered from a variety of books, journals and encyclopedias.


Kentucky Encyclopedia (University of Kentucky Press)
Everything you want to know about our home state. Includes people, places and events.


Lands and Peoples Online (Grolier)
Maps, flags, and reference articles about the land, people, economy, and history of countries around the world. An online tool lets you compare countries and there is also an electronic atlas!


New Book of Knowledge (Grolier)
Search encyclopedias, atlases and dictionaries all in one spot. Search a broad range of subjects including world history timelines, animals, new words and more.


New Book of Popular Science (Grolier)
For all things science this is the place to stop. Science projects, biographies, astronomy and much more.


Primary Search (Ebsco)
Search for articles from magazines, books, journals, almanacs, primary sources and more. Easy to use search tools even include searching by lexile reading level.


Searchasaurus (Ebsco)
Searching is easy in this search engine for kids! The database contains various images, offers brief biographies as well as information in a variety of subject areas.


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