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World Book Timelines

Hundreds of customizable, interactive timelines of important events throughout history.

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World Book Student

A middle school friendly resource, World Book Student includes all the articles from the print versions of the World Book Encyclopedia, plus thousands of additional articles, learning resources, and research tools.

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World Book Advanced

A powerful reference tool that includes full encyclopedic and multimedia databases supplemented with online books, primary sources, website links, and more. For grades 8 and up.

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Explora for Middle Schools

High-quality articles licensed from reputable publishers and selected for use in a middle school environment. Explora features a simple search which quickly delivers relevant results including articles, essays, and primary source documents. Topic overviews provide students helpful starting points for research.

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Britannica ImageQuest

Over three million searchable images, rights-cleared for educational, non-commercial use.

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Britannica School--Middle

The Middle School level of Britannica School offers more challenging content and unique features to support students in grades 6-8, including articles, primary source documents, ebooks, maps and videos to help students analyze and evaluate multiple sources of evidence.

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Gale Virtual Reference Library

A collection of thousands of full-text e-reference books across many different subjects.

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Gale in Context--Opposing Viewpoints

This cross-curricular research tool supports science, social studies, current events, and language arts classes. Its informed, differing views present each side of an issue and help students develop confident to draw their own conclusions.


National Geographic Virtual Library

National Geographic Virtual Library brings together a complete archive of National Geographic magazine, along with a cross-searchable collection of National Geographic books, maps, images and videos.


National Geographic Kids

Includes many full issues of National Geographic Kids Magazine, plus more than 200 ebooks and hundreds of downloadable images.

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LearningExpress School Center

Skill-building resources for classroom and homework success. For middle school students.



Interact with live tutors in math, science, reading/writing, social studies, PSAT/SAT, ACT, AP and state standardized tests.