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Research Links

Great Links for Middle School Assignments

The library recommends the following resources for Martin Meylin students:

(Note: to access home access usernames/passwords for databases, visit the Martin Meylin Library Media Center Schoology group page. All students are enrolled in this group. If for some reason you are not enrolled, you may join at any time.)

AccessPA

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Search a statewide database of library materials. If you find an item you would like to borrow, please see a member of the library staff and we will order the item for you through interlibrary loan. This service is free to students!

Ask Here PA

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Having trouble with your research outside of school? Chat online with a librarian using Ask Here PA. This free service is available 24/7. Ask Here PA provides help for answers to your questions, anytime and anywhere you have Internet access. Having trouble finding good information for your project? Need live research help? ASK HERE for suggestions!

BrainPop

BrainPop

Over 1,000 short animated movies for students in grades K-12, together with quizzes and related materials. Learn about topics in science, social studies, English, mathematics, engineering and technology, health, and arts and music!
Select Log-in and sign in with G Suite for Education and sign-in with your L-S Google account info.

Civil War Database (Cavendish Square)

CavenishSquare Civil War Database (Cavendish Square)

This resource contains information about Civil War battles, individuals, and society. Recommended for research projects in 8th grade Social Studies classes.
Direct access at school. For home username/password, visit the Martin Meylin Media Center Schoology group page.

CultureGrams

CultureGrams

CultureGrams is a searchable database containing concise, reliable, and up-to-date cultural information on more than 200 countries, all 13 Canadian provinces and territories, and each U.S. state. This database provides online resources including a worldwide photo gallery, slideshows, video clips, famous people collection, recipe collection, and more!
Direct access at school. For home access username/password, visit the Martin Meylin Media Center Schoology group page.

Encyclopedia Britannica Online

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Access the Encycopedia Britannica. Contains up-to-date articles, videos, photos and more! A fantastic resource!
Direct access at school. For home access username/password, visit the Martin Meylin Media Center Schoology group page.

Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL)

GVRL Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL)

Ebooks on various research topics, including biography, history, literature and more.
Direct access at school. To use at home, select the Power Library @ Home link.

Health and Wellness Resource Center

Health and Wellness Health and Wellness Resource Center

This database covers all areas of health and wellness. Includes info from health encyclopedias, magazines, and newspapers. Also includes numerous diagrams, videos, pamphlets and more.
Direct access at school. To use at home, select the Power Library @ Home link.

InfoTrac Newstand

InfoTrac Newstand

Read newspaper articles from U.S. newspapers, plus leading papers from around the world. InfoTrac Newsstand also includes thousands of images, radio and TV broadcasts, and transcripts.
Direct access at school. To use at home, select the Power Library @ Home link.

InfoTrac Student Edition

InfoTrac Student Edition

Secondary students have access to content from magazines, journals, newspapers, reference books, and multi-media covering a wide range of subjects, from science, history, and literature to political science, sports, and environmental studies.
Direct access at school. To use at home, select the Power Library @ Home link.

Kids InfoBits

Kids InfoBits

Students will find information covering a broad range of topics such as animals, arts, geography, health, literature, people, social studies, technology, etc. Also contains images and videos.
Direct access at school. To use at home, select the Power Library @ Home link.

Opposing Viewpoints in Context

OpposingViewpoints2 Opposing Viewpoints in Context

Opposing Viewpoints in Context covers today’s hottest social issues. The database includes pro/con viewpoints, reference articles from newspapers, magazines and books, as well as audio, video, graphics, and more.
Direct access at school. For home access password, visit the Martin Meylin Media Center Schoology group page.

Power Library @ Home (with public library card)

PowerLibrary Power Library @ Home (with public library card)

Want to use a Power Library database off-campus? No problem! Home access to Power Library is available through the Library System of Lancaster County to library cardholders. Just enter your library barcode number from your library card, and then select Power Library from the list of available resources.

Power Library @ Home (without public library card)

PowerLibrary Power Library @ Home (without public library card)

If you want to use Power Library @ home, but do not have a public library card, select this link and follow the instructions to gain access to Power Library resources.

Power Library @ School

PowerLibrary Power Library @ School

Power Library provides access to numerous research databases. This is the place to find trustworthy answers to your research questions. Enjoy 24/7 access to newspapers, magazines, journals, historical documents and photos, online databases, and eBooks.

Research in Context

Research in Context

Discover reliable and trusted information on a variety of topics to support middle school student research for government, U.S and world history, geography, literature, sciences, and social issues. Contains info from books, magazines, newspapers and more!
Direct access at school. To use at home, select the Power Library @ Home link.

Science Reference Center

ScienceReferenceCenter Science Reference Center

This database contains articles from science encyclopedias, reference books, magazines, and other reliable sources. In addition, Science Reference Center includes more than 280,000 high-quality science images.
Direct access at school. To use at home, select the Power Library @ Home link.

Student Resources in Context

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A great source for current and trustworthy information. Access news content including full-text newspapers and magazines like The Economist, The New York Times, National Geographic, Popular Science, Smithsonian, and more. Also contains hundreds of thousands of images, videos, and audio selections that include archival film clips, broadcast video, BBC News, New York Times video, and NPR.
Direct access at school. For home access password, visit the Martin Meylin Media Center Schoology group page.

TrueFlix

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Learn about people, places, nature, history, and science from videos and eBooks on topics such as American Indians, Ancient Civilizations, Farm to Table, The Civil War, Continents, The Thirteen Colonies, U.S. Government, Disasters, Earth Science, Experiments, Extreme Science, Nature, and many more.
Direct access at school. To use at home, select the Power Library @ Home link.

World Book Online

WorldBookOnline World Book Online

Access the most up-to-date information from the World Book Online Encyclopedia. This trusted source contains articles, photos, videos and much more!
Tip: try World Book Student
Direct access at school. For home access username/password, visit the Martin Meylin Media Center Schoology group page.

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