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Nancy Lorentz, Media Spec
Joy Wensmann, Media Asst
Joalah Boos, Tech Asst

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http://www.yournextread.com/us/

Search for a book you have already enjoyed and we will give you other people's book recommendations.  Each one has descriptions and reviews from Amazon and goodreads.com

http://www.teenreads.com/

A site dedicated to book lovers providing a forum to discover and share commentary about the books and authors they enjoy.

www.teenink.com

Magazine, website and books written by teens since 1989.  Enter contests and submit your own work!

www.projectgutenberg.org

 
Project Gutenberg offers over 53,000 free ebooks: choose among free epub books, free kindle books, download them or read them online.

http://online.infobaselearning.com/Direct.aspx?aid=196279&pid=WE54
Bloom’s Literature,   formerly Bloom’s Literary Reference Online, offers a comprehensive resource for the study of literature, with curated content from authoritative sources. 


http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?&authtype=ip,uid&site=pov

Contains full text essays and articles that present multiple sides of over 250 issues.  This should be the first place you look if you are researching a controversial topic.

www.procon.org

A nonprofit educational organization that provides nonpartisan facts, well-researched pros and cons, and a platform for critical thinking on today’s hottest topics to millions of students, teachers, and others.

http://www.factcheck.org/
We are a nonpartisan, nonprofit “consumer advocate” for voters that aims to reduce the level of deception and confusion in U.S. politics.

https://teenshealth.org/en/teens/

We're a safe, private place for teens who need honest, accurate information and advice about health, emotions, and life.  A great site for homework help and recipes!



http://www.elm4you.org/

These databases are provided to all students by the State of Minnesota.  You can access all of these databases at home or at school.

http://school.eb.com/levels/high
High school edition of the encyclopedia as well as magazines, websites, and videos. Great resource for factual information and images. 

http://ic.galegroup.com/ic/suic/?p=SUIC&u=mnkbeckerhs

Reference articles, literary criticisms, timelines, primary source documents, audio and video clips, maps, images, flags and more
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http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=ip,uid&profile=ehost&defaultdb=sch

This database contains full text for hundreds of science magazines, journals, encyclopedias, reference books and other reliable sources.

http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=ip,uid&profile=ehost&defaultdb=keh
EBSCO MegaFile:  A multi-disciplinary database providing full text for over 19,100 total publications. Coverage spans every area of academic study and general interest subject area and offers information dating as far back as the 1800s.

http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=ip,uid&profile=ehost&defaultdb=aph

Provides full text for more than 4,600 journals, PDF backfiles to 1975 or further are available for well over one hundred journals, and searchable cited references are provided for more than 1,000 titles.



https://www.khanacademy.org/
Learn just about anything for free using the KhanAcademy’s bank of exercises and videos.

https://www.commonsensemedia.org/
Common Sense is the leading independent nonprofit organization dedicated to helping kids thrive in a world of media and technology.

http://go.galegroup.com/ps/start.do?p=IFME&u=mnkbeckerhs

El texto completo de 50 de los más populares periódicos y diarios de habla hispana y bilingües, incluyendo el periódico en español El Nuevo Herald (Miami, FL).



https://www.tweentribune.com/category/teen/

Each weekday, we scour the internet for age-appropriate news stories that will interest students in Grades 1-12, then invite them to take quizzes or post comments.  Articles are lexiled.

http://online.infobaselearning.com/Direct.aspx?aid=196279&pid=WE56
Domestic and international news is updated weekly. It covers major political, social, and economic events since November 1940.   Content includes news summaries, political cartoons, some video content of political speeches, select social media responses to news events, and infographics.

http://search.proquest.com.proxy.elm4you.org/news/index?accountid=45111

Full-text articles from many newspapers, including: Star Tribune, Washington Post, NY Times, LA Times and Wall Street Journal.


http://online.infobaselearning.com/Direct.aspx?aid=196279&pid=WE49
Ancient and Medieval History Online provides thorough coverage of world history from prehistory through the 1500s, with special Topic Centers on key civilizations and regions, including the ancient Near East, Egypt, Greece, and Rome; ancient and medieval Africa, Asia, and the Americas; and medieval Europe and the Islamic World. 

http://online.infobaselearning.com/Direct.aspx?aid=196279&pid=WE58
With Issues & Controversies in American History, history comes to life, not as a mere recitation of names and dates but as a series of turning points where the future hung in the balance and opinions raged on all sides.

https://americanhistory.abc-clio.com/Home?webSiteCode=SLN_AMHIST&returnToPage=%2fHome&token=7D39E0704CD71A39C831639D902430DA&casError=False

From the explorers of the Americas to the issues of today’s headlines, American History investigates the people, events, and stories of our nation’s evolution.

https://scholar.google.com/

Academic articles that include citations!

https://sites.google.com/a/isd726.org/beckerschools/schools-1/high-school/media-center/citing-your-sources
Links to tools to cite your sources and avoid plagiarism (MLA & APA).

http://freerice.com/#/english-vocabulary/1454
Freerice is a website where you can play multiple-choice quiz games, and for every question you answer correctly, 10 grains of rice are donated via the World Food Programme. Choose from English vocabulary, multiplication tables, pre-algebra, chemical symbols, English grammar, SAT, foreign language vocabulary for English speakers (French, German, Italian, Latin, and Spanish), human anatomy, geography, the identification of famous artwork, literature, quotations, and world hunger.