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A to Z Maps Online

With A to Z Maps Online, you have approximately 145,000 maps at your fingertips. This combination of proprietary maps and maps from other reputable sources gives you a “one-stop shop” for content that can be downloaded and used without any copyright restrictions. Categories include world maps, continent maps, country maps, state maps, antique and historical maps, and topographic maps. Educators can also find geography quiz games and lesson plans.

A to Z the USA

Explore the country as a whole, or research a specific state or one of five US territories using A to Z the USA. Find in-depth state and territory information including official state animals and plants, historical timelines, modern and antique maps, demographics, government and more.

Book Connections

Book Connections strives to joyfully enrich everyone's experience reading children's and young adult books. It empowers all readers to find great books to read, connect deeply with books and gain insights from authors and illustrators, engage with a diverse collection from other cultures and perspectives, and cultivate a lifelong love of reading. Educators and students can find homework help, homeschool support, lesson plans, discussion guides, and more.

Civil Rights and Social Justice (HeinOnline)

HeinOnline’s Civil Rights and Social Justice database brings together a diverse offering of publications covering civil rights in the United States as their legal protections and definitions are expanded to cover more and more Americans.  Containing links to more than 500 scholarly articles*, hearings and committee prints, legislative histories on the landmark legislation, CRS and GAO reports, briefs from major Supreme Court cases, and publications from the Commission on Civil Rights, this database allows users to educate themselves on the ways our civil rights have been strengthened and expanded over time. For remote access, enter St. Louis County Library as your institution's name. Click here for an online research help guide.

Digital Literacy

From Rosen Digital, Digital Literacy empowers learners in grade levels 7-12 with digital citizenship skills to navigate today’s digital landscape. Interactive activities guide students through project-based learning activities using digital tools to create podcasts, PSAs, multimedia presentations, digital business plans, social media campaigns and more. Database articles explore cyber bullying, digital research skills, citizen journalism and more.

Dorothy

Named for prominent Dorothys, this database collects production details for films and television programs mainly produced since 2010. Projects directed or created by women and key topics in gender and women's studies are central to this expanding resource curated for diversity. Updated regularly, Dorothy incorporates comprehensive options for researching documentaries, dramas and comedies, television shows, and educational films.

EdX

Access free courses on a variety of subjects from major universities around the world. Access using a browser, Android app, or iOS app.

ERIC

ERIC (Education Resources Information Center) is a freely available Web database made up of education-related reports and journal articles published from 1966 to the present. Free and accessible anywhere.

Financial Literacy

From Rosen Digital, the Financial Literacy database makes economics and personal finance easy to understand and highly engaging. Articles explore macro-, micro- and global economics as well as personal and household finance. Users will learn to manage credit and debt, save and invest with confidence, plan for college and retirement and avoid fraud and scams.  Beneficial for grades 7-12 as well as adults.

General OneFile

Comprehensive general interest resource providing periodical and news information. Also includes Fodor travel guides, NPR programs, and more than 20 reference sets on a wide range of topics.

GreenFILE

Scholarly, government and general interest sources covering the environmental effects of individuals, corporations and governments and what can be done at each level to minimize negative impacts.

Read It!

Read It! is designed for middle and high school students and adults who have a basic foundation in English grammar and reading but need adapted reading material for a variety of subjects. It offers resources to help build background knowledge, conduct research and improve study skills.

Sylvia

Inspired by Sylvia Plath's tenacity and curiosity, this growing resource of hand-selected entries identifies recent books for researchers, scholarly editions, selected memoirs, and notable works for a general audience. Records include citations that can be copied and inclusive subject categories linked to related material.

TeachingBooks

TeachingBooks is an easy-to-use resource that offers thousands of multimedia resources you can use to explore children's and young adult books and their authors. Easily find resources by grade, curricular area, genre, and cultural experience. Readers can find books they might like, build reading lists,and look for homework help.  Educators can find teaching ideas, lesson plans, text complexity, book readings, activities, author interviews and insights, and more.

Teen Health & Wellness

This resource provides middle and high school students with up-to-date, nonjudgmental, straightforward curricular and self-help support. Topics covered include diseases, drugs, alcohol, nutrition, mental health, suicide, bullying and LGBTQ+ issues. It has recently been updated to meet the needs of today’s teens and with new content on bullying, suicide, vaping, opioid abuse, gender identity, school safety, sexual harassment, COVID-19 and more. Grade level 7-12.

Tutor.com

Access to Tutor.com will end on July 31, 2022. Please check out Brainfuse for live homework and job help.

Start a live tutoring session any time from 10am to 10pm.  Just enter your library card number to get started!

Work with tutors in over 100 subject and test prep areas including study skills coaching for all ages. Tutor.com also offers 24/7 drop-off for review of written assignments and math questions, over 400 video lessons in math and language including AP classes, and tons of practice quizzes. Use Princeton Review to prep for the ACT, SAT, GMAT, GRE, LSAT, and MCAT exams with practice tests, video lessons, and skill drills. Job seekers can get help creating resumes and cover letters, completing applications, and interview prep. Click here for a video tutorial about using this resource.

ABCmouse Home Access

ABCmouse curriculum is designed to help children ages 2-8+ build a strong foundation for future academic success. ABCmouse is 100% educational and fun, with more than 10,000 learning activities (books, puzzles, educational games, science and math videos, art activities, songs, and more) across all major subject areas (Reading, Math, Science, Social Studies, Art, and Music)—including more than 2,000 STEM learning activities and 1,200 learning activities in Spanish. Home access includes the Assessment Center which creates customized lessons that are targeted to help a child improve in specific skill areas identified by the assessments.

To use ABCmouse from home, choose Missouri as your state, then St. Louis County Library as your library. Then enter your library card number and PIN. The first time you visit, you will need to provide an email address and create a password.

CK-12

Provides a library of free online textbooks, videos, exercises, flashcards, and real world applications for over 5000 concepts from arithmetic to photography. Good for elementary through high school.

Classics for Kids

A website for learning about classical music, including audio clips, podcasts, encyclopedia and dictionary entries, quizzes, games, compositional activities, worksheets, timelines, and lesson plans.

Conjuguemos

Learn languages through fun activities and games. Languages include Spanish, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Korean, and Latin. Student accounts and basic educator accounts are free.

Dorothy

Named for prominent Dorothys, this database collects production details for films and television programs mainly produced since 2010. Projects directed or created by women and key topics in gender and women's studies are central to this expanding resource curated for diversity. Updated regularly, Dorothy incorporates comprehensive options for researching documentaries, dramas and comedies, television shows, and educational films.

EDSITEment!

Lesson plans, student activities, and teacher guides for students in kindergarten through 12th grade from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Middle Search Plus

Full-text database providing popular middle school magazines and reference books covering subjects such as history, current events, science and sports. Includes biographies, primary source documents, photos, maps and flags.

Read It!

Read It! is designed for middle and high school students and adults who have a basic foundation in English grammar and reading but need adapted reading material for a variety of subjects. It offers resources to help build background knowledge, conduct research and improve study skills.

Sylvia

Inspired by Sylvia Plath's tenacity and curiosity, this growing resource of hand-selected entries identifies recent books for researchers, scholarly editions, selected memoirs, and notable works for a general audience. Records include citations that can be copied and inclusive subject categories linked to related material.

Tutor.com

Access to Tutor.com will end on July 31, 2022. Please check out Brainfuse for live homework and job help.

Start a live tutoring session any time from 10am to 10pm.  Just enter your library card number to get started!

Work with tutors in over 100 subject and test prep areas including study skills coaching for all ages. Tutor.com also offers 24/7 drop-off for review of written assignments and math questions, over 400 video lessons in math and language including AP classes, and tons of practice quizzes. Use Princeton Review to prep for the ACT, SAT, GMAT, GRE, LSAT, and MCAT exams with practice tests, video lessons, and skill drills. Job seekers can get help creating resumes and cover letters, completing applications, and interview prep. Click here for a video tutorial about using this resource.

Brainfuse VetNow

VetNow offers support for veterans and their families with navigating the VA bureaucracy, providing academic tutoring, and employment transition assistance. Work with live, online navigators who are veterans ready to help their peers. Find job tools designed to help veterans at all stages of the job-hunting process. Build academic skills for college and beyond with live tutoring, practice tests, writing review, language learning, and more. Click to read the VetNow User Guide. Click here to watch a video on how to use VetNow.

CK-12

Provides a library of free online textbooks, videos, exercises, flashcards, and real world applications for over 5000 concepts from arithmetic to photography. Good for elementary through high school.

Conjuguemos

Learn languages through fun activities and games. Languages include Spanish, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Korean, and Latin. Student accounts and basic educator accounts are free.

Coursera

College-level courses from major universities around the world across a variety of subjects. Access using a browser, Android app, or iOS app.

Dorothy

Named for prominent Dorothys, this database collects production details for films and television programs mainly produced since 2010. Projects directed or created by women and key topics in gender and women's studies are central to this expanding resource curated for diversity. Updated regularly, Dorothy incorporates comprehensive options for researching documentaries, dramas and comedies, television shows, and educational films.

EDSITEment!

Lesson plans, student activities, and teacher guides for students in kindergarten through 12th grade from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Read It!

Read It! is designed for middle and high school students and adults who have a basic foundation in English grammar and reading but need adapted reading material for a variety of subjects. It offers resources to help build background knowledge, conduct research and improve study skills.

Social Explorer

Access to Social Explorer will end on June 30, 2022.

Social Explorer allows you to visualize and interact with data, create maps, charts, and reports.  Explore thousands of data indicators and demographics relating to the economy, health, politics, the environment, crime, and more.

Sylvia

Inspired by Sylvia Plath's tenacity and curiosity, this growing resource of hand-selected entries identifies recent books for researchers, scholarly editions, selected memoirs, and notable works for a general audience. Records include citations that can be copied and inclusive subject categories linked to related material.

Tutor.com

Access to Tutor.com will end on July 31, 2022. Please check out Brainfuse for live homework and job help.

Start a live tutoring session any time from 10am to 10pm.  Just enter your library card number to get started!

Work with tutors in over 100 subject and test prep areas including study skills coaching for all ages. Tutor.com also offers 24/7 drop-off for review of written assignments and math questions, over 400 video lessons in math and language including AP classes, and tons of practice quizzes. Use Princeton Review to prep for the ACT, SAT, GMAT, GRE, LSAT, and MCAT exams with practice tests, video lessons, and skill drills. Job seekers can get help creating resumes and cover letters, completing applications, and interview prep. Click here for a video tutorial about using this resource.

Women's Issues & Identities: Gale Primary Sources

From Gale, access primary sources that trace the path of women's issues from past to present.  Discover manuscripts, newspapers, periodicals and more that demonstrate the foundation of women's struggles and triumphs.  With over one million never-before-digitized pages, you can take a deep dive into pioneers of women's movements and the social, political, and professional achievements of women throughout the 19th and 20th centuries.

World Book Advanced

World Book Advanced, designed to support personalized learning, is an excellent resource for high school and college students as well as life-long learners.  In addition to trusted encyclopedia articles from World Book, you can also find over 600 global newspapers and government websites from around the world.  For educators, you can also access primary sources with advanced lesson plans and assessments for the classroom. Click here for a video tutorial about using this resource.

MEDLINE

Authoritative medical database containing citations and abstracts for biomedical and health journals used by healthcare professionals, nurses, clinicians and researchers.

Teen Health & Wellness

This resource provides middle and high school students with up-to-date, nonjudgmental, straightforward curricular and self-help support. Topics covered include diseases, drugs, alcohol, nutrition, mental health, suicide, bullying and LGBTQ+ issues. It has recently been updated to meet the needs of today’s teens and with new content on bullying, suicide, vaping, opioid abuse, gender identity, school safety, sexual harassment, COVID-19 and more. Grade level 7-12.

GreenFILE

Scholarly, government and general interest sources covering the environmental effects of individuals, corporations and governments and what can be done at each level to minimize negative impacts.

MEDLINE

Authoritative medical database containing citations and abstracts for biomedical and health journals used by healthcare professionals, nurses, clinicians and researchers.

Gale Directory Library

The Gale Directory Library (GDL) is a digital platform that lets users access directories – that is, extensive listings of companies, organizations, publications, people, products, and more. With GDL, users can cross-search multiple directory products or search a single title. 

World Book Advanced

World Book Advanced, designed to support personalized learning, is an excellent resource for high school and college students as well as life-long learners.  In addition to trusted encyclopedia articles from World Book, you can also find over 600 global newspapers and government websites from around the world.  For educators, you can also access primary sources with advanced lesson plans and assessments for the classroom. Click here for a video tutorial about using this resource.