Recommended Online Resources for Children & Families

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E-Books and Media

BookFlix – Scholastic BookFlix pairs classic video storybooks from Weston Woods with related nonfiction eBooks from Scholastic to build a love of reading and learning.

Hoopla – Stream or download a variety of media, including eBooks, audiobooks, movies, tv shows, music, and more–All from major Hollywood studios, record companies, and publishers.

Overdrive/Libby – Downloadable ebooks, magazines, and audiobooks

Readers’ Advisory

Novelist – Discover new books, authors, or series from a trusted source of experts. Features read-alike recommendations, reviews, articles, lists, lexile ratings, and discussion guides for book clubs. Includes children’s and teen literature.

Language Learning

Mango – Learn to speak over 72 languages, or build skills as an English-as-a-second-language (ESL) learner in over 21 languages.

Muzzy – MUZZY BBC is the world’s #1 multi-media, multi-lingual, multi-platform, and multi-awarded language learning course for children.

Academic Support

HelpNow! powered by Brainfuse – Live tutors are available seven days a week between the hours of 2pm and 11pm EST. HelpNow! offers tutoring services for a range of academic needs, whether it’s tackling a tough homework problem, learning an academic skill, or writing a term paper.

Testing and Education Reference Center – This online education resource provides everything a student needs to learn more about further education and assists in making informed decisions on their future from one single, easy-to-use database. Features interactive online practice tests for tests such as: AP Exams; SAT; GRE; and GED. Also includes information about private high schools, colleges and universities, graduate schools, and specialty schools.


Grzimek’s Animal Encyclopedia – A completely revised and updated version of the original work published in Germany in 1960, this edition incorporates recent developments in the animal world as noted by prominent advisors and contributors from the scientific community.

Worldmark Encyclopedia of the States – Details current geographical, social, and political data, historical narrative, and statistical information on the 50 states, District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and Carribean and Pacific dependencies of the United States. Maps, tables, flags, and official state seals are included.

Worldmark Encyclopedia of the Nations – Presents easy-to-understand information on 194 countries and dependencies from around the world. Entries discuss a variety of topics in detail, from banking to climate, from goverment data to demographic statistics. Also includes biographical essays on national leaders.


Gale in Context: Elementary – Research content designed for young learners, featuring an easy-to-use interface with age-appropriate, reliable, curriculum-related content, covering a broad range of educational topics.

Gale in Context: Middle School – Middle-school content covering the most-studied topics in literature, science, social studies, and history, as well as social issues.

Gale in Context: High School – Cross-curricular content aligning with national and state standards, designed to enhance critical thinking, problem solving, communication, collaboration, creativity, and innovation. Includes archival film clips, images, and audio selections from NPR, BBC News, the New York Times, and more.

Gale OneFile High School Edition – Research content designed for students in middle and high schools, covering a range of subjects including science, history, literature, political science, sports, and environmental studies.

Gale OneFile U.S. History – Library resource that provides periodical content covering events in US history as well as scholarly work in the field.

Gale OneFile Vocations and Careers – Provides current and applicable periodical content to aid in career and vocational research, from general career guides to highly specialized journals.

Gale OneFile World History – Provides balanced coverage of events in world history with relevant articles updated daily, including both current thinking and established scholarly work.