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  • Geographic Information Systems (GIS) data
  • Weather, fishing, political maps
  • NASA maps

Use it for: Gathering GIS data, preparing for travel, printing educational material and handouts

  • Primary sources, videos, slideshows, timelines and topic centers for African American History
  • Curriculum center for teachers
  • Major topics include colonization, Civil War, Reconstruction, and Civil Rights Movement

Use it for: Research, school reports, homework

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  • Primary documents, maps, graphs, timelines, and topic centers for American History
  • Biographies for U.S. Presidents and notable Americans
  • Summary of major eras in American history

Use it for: Research, school projects, biography projects

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  • Individual biographies for over 500,000 people
  • Images, videos, and research tips

Use it for: School projects, learning more about a person than what’s on their Wikipedia page

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  • Printable handouts, timelines, diagrams, experiments, and classroom activities
  • All subjects

Use it for: Classroom materials, worksheets, study guides

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  • Premiere provider of computer training video tutorials
  • Basic computer skills and advanced software applications, e.g., (HTML, Javascript, jQuery)

Use it for: Computer training and learning new software 

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  • Book reviews and suggested reading lists for students Kindergarten through 8th grade
  • Lexile scores for books

Use it for: Book reports, finding a book to read

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  • Must have an LVDL card to register for a course
  • 100+ instructor-led online courses
  • Includes Microsoft Excel, ACT/SAT prep courses, and web design
  • Courses for business professionals - accounting, business law, human resources, marketing
  • Personal enrichement courses such as gardening, cooking, meditation, yoga, and art
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  • Designed for K-2 learners with audio voice-overs and text highlighting
  • Animals (available in Spanish too), Science, Biographies, and Social Studies

Use it For: School projects and general research

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  • General database of primary sources, journals, magazines and newspaper articles for middle school and high school students

Use it For: School projects and general research

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  • Interactive, talking picture books for kids
  • Works with Flash player directly in web browser; no downloading required

Use it for: A fun way for kids to read, entertainment on long car rides

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  • Live 1-on-1 help in math, science, English, and social studies from noon to midnight
  • Writing center for help with essays
  • Grade school to college level

Use it for: Extra help with assignments, proofreading essays

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  • Encyclopedia articles and videos for kids
  • Fun, easy to navigate interface

Use it for: General research

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  • Primary sources, biographies, timelines, articles, videos, and timelines
  • Biographies of notable people

Use it for: Research, school projects, homework

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