Searches the contents of several databases at once, so middle school students can find information on topics including animals, geography, current events, math, and language arts.
Travel the world's countries and visit our 50 states with CultureGrams!
CultureGrams provides cultural and historical reports for over 200 countries and all 50 states. Cultural details such as dating and marriage, recreation, holidays, greeting, gestures, visiting, eating, general attitudes and personal appearance are described. There are special collections of color images, famous people, recipes and build-your-own sortable data tables.
CultureGrams features a World Edition, Kids Edition, States Edition and Province Edition for Canada. Each country exhibits the flag, a printable map, sound files for the national anthem and county name pronunciation, a currency converter, plus country and development data.
Pairs classic video storybooks with related nonfiction titles from Scholastic to create a great resource for parents and early readers.
Wondering where to start to find good sources for elementary, middle, or high school projects and assignments? Try one of these new resources, now available through UAPL’s Reference Databases page:
Explora is an interface that offers simple searches of a collection of magazine and newspaper articles, essays, and primary sources, appropriate for homework and covering every school subject. Each profile will search sources at the appropriate school level. There is also an Explora geared toward adult researchers and college students with the same simple-search features.
In addition to being easy to use, you can also access Explora on a mobile device, get topic ideas and suggestions, create a profile and save your research, get citation help, and many other useful features.
These Explora resources improve on and replace Searchasaurus, Kid’s Search, and Student Research Center, which have been discontinued.
Try it today! And keep Explora in mind for future school assignments.
Recommends fiction and nonfiction books to young readers based on books they’ve liked in the past, their interests, and their reading levels. Includes guides and recommendations based on Common Core.
- Bartlett, John. 1901. Familiar Quotations
- BookPage Book Reviews
- Citation Machine
- Foreign Languages for Travelers
- Free Translation
- Internet Public Library - Literary Criticism
- MVLS - Booktalk - Book Discussion Guides
- New York Times Best Sellers List
- Reader's Circle
- Roget's Internet Thesaurus
- USA Today Best Sellers List
- USA Today Book Guide
- Merriam-Webster Dictionary