Quality Online Subscription Reference Databases


EBSCO is a Subscription Database available to the SPS Community.  Resources in the Database Include: Advanced Placement Source (5,500 Full Text Academic Journals), EBSCO Animals, Health Source (80 Full Text Health Magazines, MAS Ultra (High School - Biographies, 500 Full Text magazines, 360 Reference Books, backfiles back to 1975) Newspaper Search, Primary Sources (Elementary) and more!  User Name: SHS, Password: shelton


iConn is part of the Connecticut Education Network.  It provides all students, faculty and residents with online access to essential library and information resources.  It is administered by the Connecticut State Library in conjunction with the Department of Higher Education.  Through iCONN, a core level of information resources including secured access to licensed databases is available to every citizen in Connecticut.  In addition, specialized research information is available to college students and faculty.


Gale Virtual Reference Library includes: American Decades Primary Sources, Encyclopedia of the Age of War and Reconstructions, Learning About the Holocaust, Political Theories for Students, UXL Encyclopedia of World Biography, WWII Reference Library, - Ebooks


Free Quality Reference Websites


Activities, Discovery and Games - Discovery EducationNational Geographic


Almanacs - Fact Monster, InfoPlease Almanac, The Old Farmer's AlmanacWorld Almanac for Kids


Atlases - Google Earth, Google Maps, National Geographic Explorer, World


Biography - Biographical Dictionary,, Children's Encyclopedia of WomenWilson's Current Biography Sports


Books Online -


Dictionaries -, Merriam-Webster's World CentralWriteExpress Rhyming Dictionary


Encyclopedias - Encyclopedia Britanica,, Encyclopedia Smithsonian, Wikipedia, Microsoft Encarta Concise


Facts - CIA The World Fact BookFact Monster Geography


History Doing the Decades Wiki


Images (Graphics, Pictures, Etc) - Clusty, Pics4learningPicsearch


Libraries - Plumb Memorial Library (available resources include: Library Catalog, Literature Resource Center, Learning Express Library to practice for SAT, PrepMe SAT Prep, History Reference Center and more!), ALA Great Website for Kids, Ask the Experts, Internet Public Library, Library of Congress, Library Spot,


MapsWorld Atlas


Research Databases -, EBSCO, iConn, Internet Public Library, Internet Public Library Ready Reference,


Science - Biology4kids, Biomes of the World, Earth Floor Biomes, Biome Basics, Chem4kids, Geography4kids, Physics4kids, Periodic Table, MBGnet Biomes, World


Search Engines - Google, Ask for Kids, KidsClick!Yahoo Kids


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Created on 12/13/2013 - Last updated on 4/28/2015