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  • Ben's Guide to U.S. Government for Kids
    Ben's Guide to U. S. Government for Kids (part of GPO Access) - Providing learning tools for K-12 students, parents, and teachers on how our government works.
  • e-WV The online West Virginia Encyclopedia
    The online West Virginia Encyclopedia is the comprehensive reference resource for the Mountain State. A project of the West Virginia Humanities Council, e-WV offers thousands of articles on West Virginia’s people and places, history, arts, science and culture.
    e-WV is a project of the West Virginia Humanities Council.

  • Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia
    The online encyclopedia contains various images, offers brief biographies as well as information in a variety of subject areas. This database is updated annually.
  • Kids Search
    Designed for students in grades 4-6, this resource offers an age appropriate, easy-to-use, graphic interface that emphasizes searching by topic.
  • Points of View Reference Center
    Provides students an overview of a current, controversial topic with point and counterpoint arguments. Topics have supplementary articles, primary documents, and essays.
  • Primary Search
    Primary Search provides full text for more than 70 popular, magazines for elementary school research. All full text articles included in the database are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles), and full text information dates as far back as 1990.
  • Scholastic Go--Formerly Grolier Online  
      

    Statewide
    Formerly Grolier Online. Provides access to the Multimedia Encyclopedia, but it also contains the following features: GO tutorial, the Grolier Online Search Box, an interactive atlas, Feature Showcase.,Today Is... , NewsNow, and For Educators. For Educators includes a collection of Lesson plans organized and searchable by grade or subject, each correlated to state and national curriculum standards.

  • School Image Collection
    The School Image Collection, a part of the EBSCO databases, provides quick access to photos, maps & flags, etc.

Access/Questions

Remote access to WVInfoDepot databases requires a username and password.  Contact your local public library or the West Virginia Library Commission for passwords or additional information. 

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