MARVEL! is a collection of research databases purchased by the state of Maine for all Maine citizens – an excellent source for high-quality information!! Start with the Kids! link on the left.
Britannica Online School Edition (K-12) – online version of the Britannica Encyclopedia
Funk & Wagnall’s New World Encyclopedia – online encyclopedia, particularly good for geography
Explora for Middle Schools – a great place to start research, huge database of journal, magazine, and newspaper articles.
MAS Ultra – large database of articles
Advanced Google Search – limit the domain to .gov or .edu
Other Resources geared toward middle schoolers
- Ben’s Guide to US Government for Kids – just what it says
- ProQuest Newspapers – newspapers across the US
- Points of View Reference Center – all about current events from many angles
- Health Source – health and medical topics
- Maine Newsstand – newspapers across Maine
- Maine Memory Network – photos and primary sources focused on Maine history
- Twayne’s Author Series – information on authors, books, literary genres, etc.
- NoveList – recommends books based on books you’ve read and liked
Any questions? Email or come see Ms. Jackson Sanborn!