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Homework: Grades K-12
Home Access Available  Biography In Context: biographical information for over 500,000 people from Gale reference sources and magazine articles.
Home Access Available  BrainFuse Homework HelpNow: Brainfuse Homework HelpNow provides online homework help through live, one-to-one tutoring for students in grades K-12 and college. Brainfuse provides help with subjects like math and science, an interactive writing lab and ACT and SAT test preparation. Live tutors are available 7 days a week from 3 p.m. until 12 midnight. Access is also available in Spanish. NOTE: This database is not accessible with a temporary card.
Home Access Available  CQ Researcher: Overviews of current issues and controversial topics including pro/con statements, background and chronology on the topic, assessment of the current situation, and bibliographies of key sources written by CQ Press journalists.
Home Access Available  Culturegrams: Concise, reliable, and up-to-date reports on more than 200 countries, each U.S. state, and all 13 Canadian provinces and territories. Insider perspectives on daily life, culture, history, customs, and lifestyles of the world's people. The Culturegrams database is provided in partnership with the Poudre School District.
Home Access Available  EasyBib: Online citation generator that converts relevant information for works to be cited, including websites, books, magazine, newspaper & journal articles and many other sources, into a properly cited bibliography. Supports MLA, APA, and Chicago/Turabian citation styles.
Home Access Available  Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia (EBSCO Youth Reference): General encyclopedia for K-12 students includes full text articles. Encyclopedic entries are searchable by subject or keywords.
Home Access Available  Gale Virtual Reference Library: Search encyclopedias and specialized reference sources for the arts, environmental issues, world religions, native American tribes, biographical information on important and interesting people, history, medical topics, animals, and literary criticism.
Home Access Available  History Reference Center (EBSCO): History Reference Center (EBSCO): Comprehensive, full text history reference database designed for secondary schools, public libraries, junior/community colleges and undergraduate research. Features full text for more than 1,990 reference books, encyclopedias and non-fiction books from leading history publishers. Includes images, videorecordings and primary sources.
Home Access Available  Kids Search (EBSCO): search across popular elementary and middle school magazines, Funk and Wagnalls' Encyclopedia, EBSCO Animals, and newspapers using a colorful, kid-friendly interface.
Home Access Available  LearningExpress: K-12 students. eBooks, instantly scored practice tests, exercises, essay practice, and fun lessons designed to build skills for classes, homework, quizzes, and important exams. GED preparation and college entrance exam practice. To use this database, register for an account on the database site. The username is your PRPLD library card number. NOTE: This database is not accessible with a temporary card.
Home Access Available  Literature Grades 8-12, Gale Virtual Reference Library: Search specialized reference sources for information on literature. NOTE: This database is not accessible with a temporary card.
Home Access Available  Middle Search Plus (EBSCO Youth Reference): Provides full text for magazines covering general topics appropriate for middle and jr. high school students.
Home Access Available  Oxford Scholarship Online: covers 20 subject areas in the humanities, social sciences, medicine and law including African American History, Asian Studies, Film Studies, Latin American Studies, Middle Eastern Studies, and Television Studies. It provides full-text searching of roughly 300 full-text titles and over 8000 abstracts of academic monographs.
Home Access Available  Points of View Reference Center (EBSCO): A full-text database designed to provide students with a series of essays that present multiple sides of a current issue. The database provides more than 290 topics, each with an overview (objective background/description), point (argument), counterpoint (opposing argument), and Critical Thinking Guide. The database also offers guides to debate, developing arguments and writing position papers.
Home Access Available  Primary Search (EBSCO Youth Reference): Provides full text for children's magazines and children's pamphlets, designed for the elementary school student.
Home Access Available  Pronunciator: Pronunciator provides access to learn 75 languages using 50 different language interfaces. For example, a Spanish speaker can learn Chinese in a Spanish context, without having to go through English. Each Pronunciator course has up to 10,000 exercises, 2,500 quizzes and up to 350 hours of downloadable audio lessons. NOTE: This database is not accessible with a temporary card.
Home Access Available  Proquest News: ProQuest News is the online gateway to over 850 newspapers. The database includes international, national and regional papers such as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Washington Post, The Guardian, The Denver Post, El Norte, Jerusalem Post, and South China Morning Post. Proquest News database is provided in partnership with the Poudre School District.
Home Access Available  Science Reference Center (EBSCO): Comprehensive research database that provides easy access to a multitude of full-text science-oriented content that contains full text for hundreds of science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals and other sources. Science Reference Center also satisfies the demand for standards-based content by providing teachers and librarians with articles correlated to state and national curriculum standards.
Home Access Available  Searchasaurus: Colorful animated interface with a dinosaur theme. Search articles, an online general encyclopedia and information about animals from around the world.
Home Access Available  SIRS (Social Issues Resources Series): contains articles and reports on current topics such as racism, poverty, welfare, environment, immigration, women's rights, and criminal justice. SIRS Government Reporter is a source for federal government statistical and summary reports on a wide variety of topics. License is for use by individual patrons; use in schools or other institutions is not covered.
Home Access Available  Student Research Center (EBSCO): The Student Research Center provides students in secondary schools with research tools for obtaining information from EBSCO databases. Users can search magazines, newspapers, biographies, country reports, film & video content by topic heading, make use of an online dictionary and encyclopedia and explore the top searches of the day. Databases included: Health Source, MAS Ultra, Middle Search Plus, Topic Search, Newspaper Source.
Home Access Available  Topic Search (EBSCO): Middle and high school students. Full text articles and reports on social, political and economic issues, scientific discoveries, and other current topics from international and regional newspapers, periodicals, biographies, public opinion polls, book reviews, pamphlets, and government information.
Library Access Only  TrueFlix (use in Library): Online resource that leverages the True Books content to help students hone literacy skills, build knowledge of subject-area content, and skills through the inquiry process. All of the True Book titles are supported with a diverse reservoir of related content and primary sources featuring videos, audio, images, and text. For beginningresearchers, it includes a project goal and ideas or questions on how to do research. Related content and web links provide opportunities for further research. NOTE: This database is not accessible with a temporary card.
Home Access Available  TrueFlix (use from home): Online resource that leverages the True Books content to help students hone literacy skills, build knowledge of subject-area content, and skills through the inquiry process. All of the True Book titles are supported with a diverse reservoir of related content and primary sources featuring videos, audio, images, and text. For beginningresearchers, it includes a project goal and ideas or questions on how to do research. Related content and web links provide opportunities for further research. NOTE: This database is not accessible with a temporary card.


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