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Online Resources for Kids Grades 7-12

Looking for educational resources for youth in grades 7-12? The following learning tools are offered free-of-charge.

  • OverDrive eBooks for Kids and Teens*
    Many eBooks are available for free download, including those for beginning readers, audiobooks and read-alongs! Those who have a library card can start downloading eBooks by entering their card number. Adults who don’t have a card can sign up online here.
  • Britannica School Middle*
    Encyclopedia content for middle school grades plus multimedia, timelines, world atlas, country comparison, and primary sources.
  • Gale In Context: Middle School (Research In Context)*
    A middle school-appropriate database of reference works, biographies, magazine and journal articles, primary source documents, and multimedia.
  • Explora Teens*
    Contains middle and high school-appropriate magazine, journal, and encyclopedia articles and also includes primary source documents, reference books, and multimedia. Includes Middle Search Plus, MAS Ultra – School Edition, Consumer Health Complete, Health Source – Consumer Edition, and Science Reference Center databases.
  • Points of View Reference Center*
    Pro vs. con essays that present multiple sides of current or controversial issues. Plus magazine and newspaper articles, primary sources, and more related to those issues
  • Science Reference Center*
    Science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals, and other sources covering numerous science topics for middle and high school students. Included in Explora Teens and Explora Library databases.
  • Gale In Context: High School (Student Resources In Context)*
    Encyclopedia, magazine, and journal articles, plus primary sources, images, video, and more for middle and high school students. Includes the InfoTrac Student Edition database.
  • Ebooks Minnesota Middle School Collection
    In this diverse collection of titles, middle grade readers will find books on a variety of educational and entertaining topics.
  • hoopla*
    This free streaming service offers no waiting period and access to many children’s materials. Immediately stream or download a large selection of titles.

*Denotes tools that require entering your library card number for access.

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