Back to School

It’s time to get back to school and we have all the educational resources you need to have a successful year!

Check out these electronic resources featuring helpful databases that provide academic articles, journals, dictionaries, encyclopedias, and more available below and on our full database page. Don’t have a library card to access this content? Check if you live within the greater KC metro area and sign right up for a KCKPL ecard.

 

RESEARCH/GENERAL INTEREST

Tutor.com
tutor.com
Provides live homework help and in-person tutoring services that connect students to a professional tutor online in math, science, social studies or English.
EBSCOhost
EBSCO
Perform a search across multiple EBSCO databases to retrieve multi-disciplinary information.
Explora Elementary
Explora Elementary
Elementary students can look up articles and facts for research papers, class projects, or homework from the world’s leading magazines and reference books.
Explora Middle School
Explora Middle School
Middle School students can look up articles and facts for research papers, class projects, or homework from the world’s leading magazines and reference books.
Explora High School
Explora High School
High School students can look up articles and facts for research papers, class projects, or homework from the world’s leading magazines and reference books.
Learning Express Library
Learning Express Library
Comprehensive test preparation, skills improvement resources, and career guidance for elementary students to adult learners.
NoveList K-8
NoveList K-8
Reading recommendation resource for school grades K-8.
TumbleBook Library
TumbleBook Library
A collection of animated, talking picture book videos.

HISTORY

African American Experience: The American Mosaic
African American Experience
Collection on African American history and culture.
America’s Newspapers
America's Newspapers
Full-text of American newspapers both national and regional.
Daily Life through History
Daily Life
Chronicles the various cultures and social realities that have shaped human life throughout the ages.
History Reference Center
History Reference Center
Comprehensive history reference database offering full text from more than 1,600 reference books, encyclopedias, non-fiction books, and leading history periodicals.
Kansas History, Territorial through Civil War Years
Kansas History, Territorial through Civil War Years
Provides access to a wide variety of documents on Kansas state history such as: personal narratives and memoirs, pamphlets and political speeches, sermons and songs, legal treatises and children’s books.

ENGLISH/LITERATURE

Artemis Literary Sources
Artemis Literary Sources
Presents information on authors and literature, including biographies, book reviews, book overviews, literary criticism, primary sources, and literary works.
Britannica e-Stax
Britannica
Database of nonfiction E-Book titles.
Encyclopedia Britannica
Encyclopedia Britannica
Web version of the widely used encyclopedia.
Literary Reference Center
Literary Reference Center
Includes thousands of plot summaries, synopses, and work overviews; articles of literary criticism; author biographies; literary journals; book reviews; classic and contemporary poems and short stories

FOREIGN LANGUAGE

Britannica Enciclopedia Moderna
Spanish Reference Center
Older students can turn to Britannica Moderna, with more than 47,000 articles plus about 8,000 images. Complete with a dictionary and atlas, Moderna’s new features now make it more valuable than ever for native Spanish speakers, bilingual students, and students learning Spanish.
Britannica Escolar
Spanish Reference Center
Discover the leading knowledge-building resource that is universally trusted for accurate and age-appropriate content in Spanish. New features make it more valuable than ever for native Spanish speakers, bilingual students, and students learning Spanish.
Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos
Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos
A beginner’s Spanish-language reference tool, the site offers thousands of easy-to read articles packed with stunning illustrations, videos, interactive maps, and a wealth of engaging games and activities—designed to build key language and research skills.
Recursos para Hispanohablantes
Recursos para Hispanohablantes
A collection of web-based exam preparation for the GED and American citizenship test as well as skill-building materials.
TumbleBook BiblioEnfants (French language) 
Acceda Noticias
A collection of French animated, talking picture book videos.
TumbleBook Biblioteca (Spanish language) 
Acceda Noticias
A collection of Spanish animated, talking picture book videos.