Middle School - Online Resources
Almost all of these subscription resources and databases can be accessed from school without the need to log in. From home, however, you'll need to use a login name and/or password for most of them. LCPS students are given a printed brochure each year containing this information. The brochure is also available on the district's intranet site under Instruction->Instructional Services->Library Media Services. Just ask your school Librarian or TRT and they'll also be happy to tell you the login information or give you the brochure.
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 - State history, geography and facts
American History - An ABC-CLIO database
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.
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.
BrainPOP ESL - Dedicated to teaching English to students all over the world through animated movies, exciting study tools, quizzes and fun games.
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.
CultureGrams - Up-to-date facts about countries of the world with photos, recipes, maps
eLibrary - Articles from magazines, newspapers, and reference works. Includes maps and images. User Guide (PDF)
History in Context - People, events and topics in U.S. History from journals, magazines, documents, images, videos, audio and recommended web sites.
InfoTrac Jr. - Articles from magazines, newspapers and reference books on current events, science, popular culture, health, people, government, history, sports.
Issues & Controversies - 800+ hot topics in business, politics, government, education, and popular culture
Lands and Peoples - an encyclopedia of countries, cultures, and current events
Literary Reference Center - Full-text database that combines information from major respected reference works, books, literary journals as well as original content from EBSCO Publishing
netTrekker - digital learning resource library for teachers and students with 360,000+ curated Open Educational Resources that are tagged, organized and aligned to standards so teachers, students and parents can find just what they need, all in one place, in a fraction of the time (use your LCPS network name and password to log in).
The New Book of Popular Science - Science and technology, plus science in the news.
Opposing Viewpoints in Context - contextual information and opinions on hundreds of today's hottest social issues. Featuring continuously updated viewpoints, topic overviews, full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, statistics, images, videos, and links to vetted websites organized into a user-friendly portal experience.
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.
Pop Culture Universe - A comprehensive and authoritative collection of information on popular culture in America and the world, both past and present
SAFARI Montage - Thousands of educational videos and multimedia titles available from school or home (use your LCPS network name and password to log in)
Scholastic Go! (formerly Grolier Online) - Contains Grolier Encyclopedia, Encyclopedia Americana, and over 40,000 articles, pictures, maps, sounds, and multimedia resources.
Science in Context - Research all science topics, find information from Gale science reference books, experiments, biographies, pictures, illustrations and recommended web sites.
Science Reference Center - Full text for nearly 640 science encyclopedias, reference books, and periodicals
Student Research Center - Search by keyword or by topic to find the most useful search results in magazines, reference books, photos, flags, etc.
TumbleBookCloud - Online collection of ebooks and read-along titles for all levels including an audio narration while the pages turn automatically. Select from a wide variety of fiction, nonfiction or the classics.
United States Geography - An ABC-CLIO database
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.
Virtual Reference Library - Database of encyclopedias, e-books, and specialized reference sources
World History: Ancient and Medieval Eras - An ABC-CLIO database
World History: The Modern Era - An ABC-CLIO database
World Book Student - An online encyclopedia with a world of student resources, easy-to understand articles, and built-in research tools.
Additional Gale Databases
Click the link above to see a complete list with a whole bunch more of our really cool Gale databases.
World Languages Resources
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
Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos - World Book’s content, media, and interactive features in Spanish.
La Nueva Enciclopedia Cumbre - Spanish
L'Encyclopédie Découverte - World Book's content, media and interactive features in French.
Biblioteca TumbleBook - Colección en línea de títulos de lectura. 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.