Pattonville School District provides access to a wide variety of electronic resources for the benefit of our students, parents and teachers.
All resources are available to Pattonville students and staff members at home. User names and passwords are available from your school librarian.
Most resources are available and useful for grades K-12. While available to all students, some are better suited for middle and high school students.

---------- Good Choices for K-6 ----------
CultureGrams
CultureGrams - http://online.culturegrams.com/

Since its beginnings in 1974, the aim of CultureGrams has been to foster understanding and appreciation of the world's countries and peoples by creating and publishing excellent content. Today the CultureGrams series is one of the most trusted and widely used cultural reference and curriculum products in the education, government, and non-profit arenas. In 2004, the CultureGrams product line was acquired by ProQuest, a global leader in collecting, organizing, and distributing value-added information to researchers, faculty, and students in over 160 countries.

EBSCO Explora - Elementary
EBSCO Explora - Elementary - http://search.ebscohost.com

Designed with students and educators in mind, Explora provides a safe, trustworthy environment for students to look up articles and facts for research papers, class projects or homework. A far better alternative to websites and search engines, Explora provides students with easy-to-use features and age-appropriate content from the world’s leading magazines and reference books. 

PebbleGo
PebbleGo - https://www.pebblego.com/login

Each database features expertly leveled text and navigation specifically designed for your beginning researchers. Enriched with spoken-word audio, text highlighting, and audio/video media, PebbleGo builds a foundation of research skills for every learner.

BookFlix
BookFlix - http://bkflix.grolier.com

BookFlix is an online literacy resource that pairs classic video storybooks from Weston Woods with related nonfiction eBooks from Scholastic to build a love of reading and learning. The engaging way to link fact and fiction, BookFlix reinforces early reading skills and introduces children to a world of knowledge and exploration.

TumbleBooks
TumbleBooks - http://www.tumblebooks.com/library/auto_login.asp?U=pattonville&p=books

The TumbleBookLibrary is a collection of TumbleBooks (animated, talking picture books) with fiction, non-fiction and foreign language titles, Read-Alongs (chapter books with sentence highlighting and narration but no animation), TumbleTV which consists of pre-set playlists of a sequence of books, Tumble Puzzles & Games, and TumbleResources for teachers and students. 

---------- Good Choices for K-8 ----------
World Book Encyclopedia
World Book Encyclopedia - http://www.worldbookonline.com?subacct=N6964

This site includes thousands of articles, state-of-the art multimedia, editor-reviewed Web sites, periodicals, and more. The World Book web site offers an encyclopedia, dictionary, atlas, homework help, study aids, and curriculum guides. World Book is the publisher of the World Book Encyclopedia.

EBSCO Explora - Middle Schools
EBSCO Explora - Middle Schools - http://search.ebscohost.com

Designed with students and educators in mind, Explora provides a safe, trustworthy environment for students to look up articles and facts for research papers, class projects or homework. A far better alternative to websites and search engines, Explora provides students with easy-to-use features and age-appropriate content from the world’s leading magazines and reference books. 

Maps101
Maps101 - http://www.maps101.com/

Maps101.com is a web-based interactive database of teacher lesson plans, geography tools, online learning games, dynamic interactive map modules and over 4,000 viewable and printable history, thematic, reference, outline, current events and animated maps.

NoveList K-8 Plus

NoveList K-8 Plus is a database about books specifically for younger readers. It helps kids find books that are just right for their reading level and interests. Parents, teachers, and librarians can also find tools to teach with books and engage young readers.

TeachingBooks.net
TeachingBooks.net - http://www.teachingbooks.net/

TeachingBooks.net is a time-saving portal to thousands of online resources you can use to explore children's and young adult books and their authors.

 
abdo digital eBooks
abdo digital eBooks - http://my.abdodigital.com/

This collection of eBooks features non-fiction titles.

---------- Good Choices for 3-8 ----------
EBSCO Explora Databases
EBSCO Explora Databases - http://search.ebscohost.com

 

Designed with students and educators in mind, Explora provides a safe, trustworthy environment for students to look up articles and facts for research papers, class projects or homework. A far better alternative to websites and search engines, Explora provides students with easy-to-use features and age-appropriate content from the world’s leading magazines and reference books. 

 

AP Images
AP Images - http://search.ebscohost.com

AP Images is the essential source of editorial and creative photographs, videos, graphics and interactives for professional image buyers.

Discovery Education Video
Discovery Education Video - http://streaming.discoveryeducation.com/?location=csd

Discovery Education streaming integrates seamlessly into any curriculum with 5,000 full-length videos segmented into 41,000 content-specific clips tied directly state and national standards.

Common Craft
Common Craft - http://www.commoncraft.com

Our library of ready-made videos is designed to help you introduce complex subjects in about three minutes. Members can embed videos, download the files, and even use versions with captions. We also invite members to suggest and vote on future titles.

Common Craft Style Cut-outs are designed for any visual project. Download and use them in presentations, graphics, websites, videos and more. The Cut-outs are provided as .PNG and .EPS vector files. Use them royalty-free for commercial or non-commercial purposes.  See Know-How for ideas on putting them to work.

High School Periodicals & Social Issues
EBSCOhost Magazine Index
EBSCOhost Magazine Index - http://search.ebscohost.com

EBSCOhost provides access to 16 full-text databases on a wide variety of subjects including business, education, health, science, technology and homework help. Information is from journals, magazines, pamphlets, and reference books. Multimedia resources are included for some databases.

SIRS Issues Researcher
SIRS Issues Researcher - http://sks.sirs.com

SIRS Issues Researcher delivers the pros and cons on today’s complex social issues with relevant, credible information that tells the whole story on the major questions of the day. Go in depth into the hundreds of critical current issues, and explore thousands of topics on enduring social issues. Analysis and opinions— hand selected from thousands of national and international sources— cover the pros, cons, and everything in between, on every issue.

CQ Researcher
CQ Researcher - http://library.cqpress.com

CQ Researcher is often the first source that librarians recommend when researchers are seeking original, comprehensive reporting and analysis on issues in the news. Founded in 1923 as Editorial Research Reports, CQ Researcher is noted for its in-depth, unbiased coverage of health, social trends, criminal justice, international affairs, education, the environment, technology, and the economy.  Each single-themed, 12,000-word report is researched and written by a seasoned journalist. The consistent, reader-friendly organization provides researchers with an introductory overview; background and chronology on the topic; an assessment of the current situation; tables and maps; pro/con statements from representatives of opposing positions; and bibliographies of key sources.

ProQuest Research Library Prep

This extensive online collection provides one-stop access to nearly 5,000 scholarly journals, magazines, and newspapers—with over 3,300 titles in full text.

The millions of articles in this continuously-growing database offer global coverage on a wide range of subjects: arts, business, current events, education, health, language arts, sciences, social sciences, and many other curriculum-specific subject areas.

Full-text content comes from thousands of leading publications, including daily coverage from five key national newspapers: Christian Science Monitor, Los Angeles Times, New York Times, Wall Street Journal,and Washington Post.

Opposing Viewpoints
Opposing Viewpoints - http://infotrac.galegroup.com/itweb/mary12868

Opposing Viewpoints in Context is an engaging online experience for those seeking contextual information and opinions on hundreds of today's hottest social issues. Drawing on the acclaimed Greenhaven Press series, the new solution features continuously updated viewpoint articles, topic overviews, full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, statistics, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites organized into a user-friendly portal experience.

 

Gale Virtual Reference Library
Gale Virtual Reference Library - http://infotrac.galegroup.com/itweb/patvsd_ascd?db=gvrl

 This collection of eBooks from Gale features titles from ASCD.

--------- High School Literature ---------
Literature Resource Center
Literature Resource Center - http://infotrac.galegroup.com/itweb/mary12868

 Find quick access to:

  • Biographical entries on more than 135,000 authors, from Contemporary Authors, Contemporary Authors New Revisions, Dictionary of Literary Biography, Contemporary Literary Criticism and other Gale sources, providing detailed biographical, bibliographical and contextual information about authors' lives and works
  • More than 850,000 full-text articles, critical essays and reviews from over 390 scholarly journals and literary magazines
  • More than 75,000 selected full-text critical essays and reviews from Contemporary Literary Criticism, Classical and Medieval Literature Criticism, Literature Criticism from 1400-1800, Nineteenth-Century Literature Criticism, Twentieth-Century Literary Criticism, as well as Drama Criticism, Poetry Criticism, Shakespearean Criticism, Short Story Criticism and Children's Literature Review
  • More than 11,000 overviews of frequently studied works, from sources including Gale's For Students series, Literature and Its Times and Characters in 20th-Century Fiction
  • More than 30,000 full-text poems, short stories and plays
  • More than 8,500 interviews
  • Nearly 5,000 links to selected Web sites and more than 2800 author portraits
  • The ability to identify authors and works that share characteristics such as genre, time period, themes, nationality, ethnicity and gender
  • Merriam-Webster's® Encyclopedia of Literature, featuring 10,000 definitions of literary terms
Masterplots, Critical Insights & Poetry
Masterplots, Critical Insights & Poetry - http://www.literature.salempress.com

Masterplots retains the original purpose of the Masterplots concept: providing fundamental reference data, plot synopses where applicable, and critical evaluations of a comprehensive selection of English-language and world literature that has been translated into English. The essays are in alphabetical order by title, and each includes an annotated bibliography to aid readers in further study.

 

Critical Insights series distills the best of both classic and current literary criticism of the world's most-studied literature.

 

Critical Survey of Poetry, 4th edition, includes American Poets (4 vol.) and British, Irish and Commonwealth Poets(3 vol.).

NoveList Plus

NoveList Plus is the premiere database of reading recommendations, available through libraries around the world. It is a comprehensive source of information about books that includes expert recommendations, reviews, articles, lists and more.

---------- High School Sciences ----------
Health
Health - http://www.health.salempress.com

Salem Health: Genetics and Inherited Conditions alphabetically arranges 459 essays on diseases, biology, techniques, methodologies, genetic engineering, biotechnology, ethics, and social issues. Written for nonspecialists by professors and professional medical writers, this comprehensive reference publication will interest health-care consumers, premedical students, public library patrons, and librarians building scientific collections. 

Science Theory and Practice
Science Theory and Practice - http://www.science.salempress.com/

Applied Science contains over 300 alphabetically arranged articles on a broad range of applied-science fields ranging from long-established engineering fields to cutting-edge fields such as micro- and nanotechnologies, addressing applied sciences in areas as diverse as aerospace, communications, energy, information, medical, military, transportation, forensic, and even food technologies. 

Careers in Science
Careers in Science - http://www.science.salempress.com/

This is a career-focused series exploring the fields and occupations of physics, chemistry, and other sciences with an emphasis on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) occupations and outlooks.

GreenFILE

A research database focusing on the relationship between human beings and the environment. Comprised of more than 600 scholarly and general interest titles, as well as government documents and reports, GreenFILE offers a unique perspective on the positive and negative ways humans affect the ecology. The total number of records is approximately 295,000, and full text is provided for more than 4,600 records from open access titles. Also included in GreenFILE is a 6,800-term Thesaurus.

------- High School Social Studies ------
Biographies
Biographies - http://www.history.salempress.com

Great Lives from History: The Incredibly Wealthy features 445 essays covering 446 people from all time, worldwide. The vast majority of the individuals included in this set have never been covered in this series before, and all of them have never been covered from the perspective of how they generated and used their wealth, impacting society as a whole. Many of these individuals--major "players" but often persons behind the scenes--are not covered in other biographical reference works of this magnitude.

 

 

Notorious Lives is part of Salem's Great Lives from History series. There are 637 essays focus on historically significant personages considered "notorious." The definition of that term ranges from controversial to extremely negative. Scope of coverage includes ancient times to the present, worldwide, with an emphasis on the North American and the West but including other parts of the world as well.

 

Lincoln Library of Sports Champions
Lincoln Library of Sports Champions - http://www.factcite.com

 700 inspiring stories with 1,500 illustrations of athletes from all sports. 

Maps 101

Maps101.com is a web-based interactive database of teacher lesson plans, geography tools, online learning games, dynamic interactive map modules and over 4,000 viewable and printable history, thematic, reference, outline, current events and animated maps. 

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American Industry & Careers
American Industry & Careers - http://www.history.salempress.com/

Salem's six-volume Survey of American Industry and Careers provides in-depth overviews of 112 core North American industries and related jobs and careers, current as of 2010. Drawing on data from authoritative sources such as the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics as well as private institutions, and written by authors familiar with these fields, these detailed essays address all aspects of the industries covered, from their history to the outlook for their future in the coming decade. The industries covered include those most important to the North American economy and range from manufacturing to e-businesses. The scale of these industries also ranges from those dominated by international corporations to those dominated by small businesses or individual enterprises.

Careers in Building Construction

From Surveyors to Architects to Engineers, Careers in Building Construction explores a variety of growing fields to help young adults gain a head start in learning more about the many career opportunities available for those who want to pursue a career in building construction. Merging scholarship with occupational development, this single comprehensive guidebook provides those interested in a career in building construction with necessary insights into potential careers, and provides instruction on what job seekers can expect in terms of training, advancement, earnings, job prospects, working conditions, relevant associations, and more. 

Careers in Business
Careers in Business - http://www.science.salempress.com/

Careers in Business highlights 25 career paths in business, including:Accountant, Advertising & Marketing Manager, Budget Analyst, Credit Manager, Human Resources, Management Analyst, Retail Store Sales Manager, and Wholesale & Retail Buyer

Careers in Chemistry
Careers in Chemistry - http://www.science.salempress.com/

Careers in Chemistry contains over twenty profiles of branches or fields of chemistry such as Agricultural Chemistry, Cosmetics Chemistry, Food Chemistry, and Forensic Science. It also contains over twenty corresponding occupational profiles that highlight a particular career within that branch or field (for example, a perfume chemist for Cosmetics Chemistry). All essays are written by authors with expertise in science or a related field.

Careers in Communications & Media
Careers in Communications & Media - http://www.science.salempress.com

Careers in Communications & Media comprises twenty-five lengthy chapters on a broad range of branches and divisions with these industry segments, including traditional and long-established fields such as Advertising Director and Journalist, as well as in-demand and cutting-edge fields such as Software Developer, Web Developer and Animator. This excellent reference also presents possible career paths and occupations within high-growth and emerging fields in these industries.

Careers in Environment and Conservation
Careers in Environment and Conservation - http://www.science.salempress.com/

This publication contains over twenty-five alphabetically arranged articles describing specific fields of interest in these industries. Merging scholarship with occupational development, this single comprehensive guidebook provides environment and conservation students and readers alike with the necessary insight into potential careers, and provides instruction on what job seekers can expect in terms of training, advancement, earnings, job prospects, working conditions, relevant associations, and more.

Careers in Healthcare
Careers in Healthcare - http://www.health.salempress.com/

Careers in Healthcare examines 22 branches or fields of study in healthcare and allied health such as: Nursing, Dental Hygiene, Nuclear Medicine, Physical Therapy, Radiation Therapy, Speech Pathology, Respiratory Therapy, Athletic Training, Healthcare Information Management and more. 

Careers in Hospitality and Tourism
Careers in Hospitality and Tourism - http://www.science.salempress.com/

This title examines 20 occupations in hospitality and tourism which encompasses the management, marketing and operations of restaurants, lodging, attractions, recreation events and other travel related services. Careers covered in the text include Chef, Cosmetologist, Fitness Trainer, Florist, Gardener, Hotel Manager, Interior Designer, Pilot, Sailor, Travel Agent, and many more. 

Careers in Human Services
Careers in Human Services - http://www.science.salempress.com/

Understanding the wide variety of jobs in human services is important for anyone preparing for that career path. Merging scholarship with occupational development, this single comprehensive guidebook provides human services students with the necessary insight into potential careers, and provides instruction on what job seekers can expect in terms of training, advancement, earnings, job prospects, working conditions, relevant associations, and more.

This title features 25 occupations in human services, social, and educational services, including: Activities Therapist, Career & Technical Education Teacher, Childcare Worker, Healthcare Social Worker Librarian, Preschool Teacher and Secondary & Middle School Teacher, Social Service Aide, and Speech & Language Therapist.

Careers in Law, Criminal Justice and Emergency Services
Careers in Law, Criminal Justice and Emergency Services - http://www.science.salempress.com/

This title examines 20 occupations in law and criminology. Careers covered in the text include:Courts & Court Administration, Judge & Attorney, Law Enforcement & Investigation, Corporate Security, Computer Security and Corrections.

Careers in Physics
Careers in Physics - http://www.science.salempress.com/

This resource contains over 20 profiles of branches or fields of physics such as Astrophysics, Civil Engineering, Cryogenics and Quantum Physics and over twenty corresponding occupational profiles that highlight a particular career within that branch or field. All essays are written by authors with expertise in science or a related field.

Careers in Science and Engineering

Careers in Science & Engineering contains over twenty-five alphabetically arranged articles describing specific fields of interest in this broad industry segment. Merging scholarship with occupational development, this single comprehensive guidebook provides students in science and engineering insight and instruction on what they can expect in terms of training, advancement, earnings, job prospects, working conditions, relevant associations, and more.

Careers in Technical Services and Equipment Repair
Careers in Technical Services and Equipment Repair - http://www.science.salempress.com/

 Understanding the wide variety of jobs in these segments is important for anyone preparing for a career in this field. Careers in Technical Services & Equipment Repaircomprises more than twenty-five lengthy chapters on a broad range of occupations including traditional and long-established jobs such as Automotive Technician and Heating & Cooling Technician, as well as more recent jobs like Home Entertainment Equipment Technician and Renewable Energy Technician. This excellent reference also presents possible career paths and high-growth and emerging occupations within this field.

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epointplus e-books
epointplus e-books - http://epointplus.com

eBooks by Cavendish Square, Rosen Publishing, Gareth Stevens Publishing, Britannica Educational Publishing, and Windmill Books

LearningExpress Library

LearningExpress Library is designed to help people succeed on the tests they must pass to gain citizenship, improve their testing skills or to further their education or career. Over 300 online academic and licensing practice tests including SAT, ACT, GRE, LSAT, Advanced Placement, civil service, military, real estate, law enforcement, citizenship, TOEFL, ESL and basic skills for elementary, middle and high school skills improvement and much more. Test preparation materials span ages from elementary through adult. This testing resource also provides instant scoring and customized feedback. 

EBSCOhost - eBooks
EBSCOhost - eBooks - http://search.ebscohost.com

Pattonville's EBSCOhost eBook collection offers more than 7,000 titles. You'll find essential reference materials, the latest computer science and IT titles, classic fiction, and more. 

Teacher Reference Center

Teacher Reference Center provides indexing and abstracts of 280 primarily peer-reviewed periodicals covering Assessment, Best Practices, Continuing Education, Current Pedagogical Research, Curriculum Development, Elementary Education, Higher Education, Instructional Media, Language Arts, Literacy Standards, School Administration, Science & Mathematics, and Teacher Education. 

LISTA (Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts)

This world-class bibliographic database covers librarianship, classification, information management, and more and indexes nearly 600 periodicals plus books, research reports, and proceedings. With coverage dating back to the mid-1960s, it is the oldest continuously produced database covering the field of information science.

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AP Images
AP Images - http://search.ebscohost.com

AP Images is the essential source of editorial and creative photographs, videos, graphics and interactives for professional image buyers. 

Discovery Education Video
Discovery Education Video - http://streaming.discoveryeducation.com/?location=csd

Discovery Education streaming integrates seamlessly into any curriculum with 5,000 full-length videos segmented into 41,000 content-specific clips tied directly state and national standards.