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If you can't find what you're looking for in the school library, or if you want to access additional online subscription databases, visit the Loudoun County Public Library.
The Loudoun County Public library subscribes to over 50 databases, including the History Resource Center, the Literature Resource Center, College Source Online, and a number of encyclopedias. You'll need your Loudoun County library card barcode to access the databases, but you can explore the library site and search the online catalog without your card.

In addition to numerous resources for research, the Loudoun County Public Library has a great TeensPage.
Go to LCPSGo  and click Library Resources to view all LCPS databases.
Middle School - Online Resources
All subscription databases can be accessed from school without logging in.  From home, however, please use LCPS Go, and then click on "Library Resources" for password-free access to all.

Alexandria Researcher
Alexandria Researcher - Search Loudoun County Public Schools' library collections, containing over 1.5 million books, e-books, and other great physical and digital resources.
MackinVIA - Thousands of e-books, audio books, and links to other cool online stuff provided by LCPS.

America the beautiful
America the Beautiful - State history, geography and facts
                          Opposing Viewpoints in Context
Opposing Viewpoints in Context - contextual information and opinions on hundreds of today's hottest social issues. 
American History 
American History - An ABC-CLIO database
 Poetry and Short Story Reference Center  
Poetry & Short Story Reference Center - full-text database provides a historically rich collection of hundreds of thousands of classic and contemporary poems, short stories, biographies, and authoritative essays.
Biography in Context
Biography in Context - Your best source for biographical information from reference books by Gale, Inc. Includes pictures, magazine and newspaper articles and links to websites.
Pop Culture Universe
Pop Culture Universe - A comprehensive and authoritative collection of information on popular culture in America and the world, both past and present
BrainPop- Animated Science, Health, Technology, Math, Social Studies, Arts & Music and English movies, quizzes, activity pages and school homework help for students grade 4-12.
SAFARI Montage
SAFARI Montage - Thousands of educational videos and multimedia titles available from school or home (use your LCPS network name and password to log in) 
BrainPopJr - Animated Science, Health, Technology, Math, Social Studies, Arts, Music and English movies, games, quizzes, activity pages and school homework help for students. Grades 3-5 
Scholastic Go!
Scholastic Go! (formerly Grolier Online) - Contains Grolier Encyclopedia, Encyclopedia Americana, and over 40,000 articles, pictures, maps, sounds, and multimedia resources.
Britannica School - The go-to site for research offering thousands of up-to-date, curated, and curriculum-relevant articles, images, videos, audio clips, primary sources, maps, and research tools.
Science in Context
Science in Context - Research all science topics, find information from Gale science reference books, experiments, biographies, pictures, illustrations and recommended web sites.
Image Quest  
Image Quest - Access millions of rights-cleared images that have already been cited for projects and presentations. 
Science Reference
Science Reference Center - Full text for nearly 640 science encyclopedias, reference books, and periodicals. 
CultureGrams - Up-to-date facts about countries of the world with photos, recipes, maps
TumbleBookCloud - Online collection of ebooks and read-along titles for all levels including an audio narration while the pages turn automatically. 
eLibrary - Articles from magazines, newspapers, and reference works. Includes maps and images. 
U. S. Geography
United States Geography - An ABC-CLIO database
Explora - EBSCO's new dedicated search interface (replaces Student Research Center) for all of their databases.
VideoBlocks Education
Videoblocks for Education - A database of royalty free and copyright safe multimedia clips that students and teachers can legally download and use in a variety of video editing and media projects.
US History in Context
History in Context - People, events and topics in U.S. History from journals, magazines, documents, images, videos, audio and recommended web sites.
Gale Virtual Ref Library
Virtual Reference Library - Database of encyclopedias, e-books, and specialized reference sources.
InfoTrac Jr. - Articles from magazines, newspapers and reference books on current events, science, popular culture, health, people, government, history, sports.
World History - Ancient & Medieval
World History: Ancient and Medieval Eras - An ABC-CLIO database
Lands and Peoples
Lands and Peoples an encyclopedia of countries, cultures, and current events
World History - Modern
 World History: The Modern Era - An ABC-CLIO database
New Book Popular Science
The New Book of Popular Science - Science and technology, plus science in the news.
World Book Student
World Book Student - An online encyclopedia with a world of student resources, easy-to understand articles, and built-in research tools.
NoveList - The complete readers' advisory solution, empowers librarians, engages readers and connects communities.
Click the link above to see a complete list with a whole bunch more of our really cool Gale databases.
 World Languages
BrainPOP Espanol
BrainPop Español -Las ciencias animadas, la salud, la tecnología, las matemáticas, las ciencias sociales, las artes y música y películas en español, pruebas, páginas con actividades y ayuda con tarea para estudiantes de grados 4 a 12. - Spanish
World Book Spanish
Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos - World Book’s content, media, and interactive features in Spanish.  
La Nueva Enciclopedia Cumbre - Spanish
World Book French
L'Encyclopédie Découverte - World Book's content, media and interactive features in French.
Universalis Junior (French)
Universalis Junior -This French-Language reference tool for Ages 7 and up offers access to more than 4,000 articles covering all subjects. 

Biblioteca TumbleBook
Biblioteca TumbleBook - Colección en línea de títulos de lectura. Spanish.
 Britannica Escolar
 Britannica Escolar- This Spanish database is designed for students in elementary and middle schools and is similar in design to Britannica School. It has accurate and age-appropriate content for native Spanish speakers, bilingual students, and students learning Spanish.
Click the Encyclopedia link for a full list of available encyclopedias.
Click on the above link to go to a list of the databases arranged in subject categories.