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Resources

PCA maintains subscriptions to a number of resources for students to use when looking for reliable data for papers and projects. Links to each site are provided below, however, passwords are required to log in. Passwords are available from the PCA library staff as well as on NetClassroom.

BrainPOP

Third Grade and up. This site features short animated videos, learning activities, and quizzes. Topics are organized by subject area.
http://www.brainpop.com

BrainPOP Jr.

Grades PK through Second Grade. This site features short animated videos, learning activities, and quizzes. Topics are organized by subject area.
http://www.brainpopjr.com

eBook Infobase

Use this website to access some of our online books. Full, printable text of entire books is available through this site.
http://ebooks.infobasepublishing.com/

World Book online

Three levels of online encyclopedia: World Book Kids for elementary students, World Book Student for older elementary and middle school students, and World Book Advanced for upper school students and adults. World Book Discover is designed for students with learning differences or language differences and features read-aloud and translation capabilities, more videos, and clear, easy-to-read articles.
http://www.worldbookonline.com

Ebscohost Databases

A great database of databases. EBSCOhost contains a vast collection of journal articles, newspaper articles, and other reference materials. Different databases are intended for different levels of students as well as various topics. Searchasaurus and Kids Search are appropriate for younger students while Student Research Center and EBSCO Research Databases are great for older students.
http://search.ebscohost.com/

The Gale Group

This is a collection of databases with full-text articles from newspapers and magazines as well as audio and video resources. There are collections designed for different ages as well as for special interests.
http://infotrac.galegroup.com/itweb/plan77425

Global Road Warrior

A database with cultural information for countries all over the world. Full of facts and information great for reports, papers, projects, or preparation for travel.
http://www.globalroadwarrior.com/

AtoZ Maps Online

A vast collection of maps relating to all areas of geography as well as other specialized maps. Many are printable.
http://www.atozmapsonline.com/a-z_maps_online_home.asp?c=pca

Maps101

Geography tools, online learning games, animated timelines, National Geographic videos, and over 4,000 maps.
http://www.maps101.com

JSTOR

A university level database with articles from a wide variety of scholarly journals.
http://www.jstor.org