Middle School Database Guides

Britannica ImageQuest

Rights cleared images

Take a virtual tour!

Britannica School

General knowledge encylcopedia


Full text and multi-media references

eLibrary Guide

Encyclopedia of Virginia

The history and culture of Virginia

Encyclopedia Virginia Guide

Gale Databases

Subject specific Gale databases

Basic Guide to Gale

Issues & Controversies

Pro-Con articles

Training Webinar

National Geographic Kids

Learn about animals and places and get fun facts

NGK Quick Guide NGK Detailed Instructions

Novelist K-8 Plus

Find books that are right for you


Databases that support early learning skills

Pebble Go Guide

Research in Context

Information to support research

On-Demand Tutorials

Student Resources in Context

Information on all core subjects

On-Demand Tutorials


Learn about authors and favorite books

TeachingBooks Video Tour Additional Video Tutorials

TumbleBook Library

Database of talking and picture books

TumbleBook Guide

Ancestry Classroom

Ancestry searching (in school only)

Basic Search Ancestry.com Help Page

Fold 3

American Military Records (in school only)

Fold 3 Tutorial Videos


Search 3,500 newspapers from the 1700s – 2000s (In school only)

Searching and other Tutorial videos

World Almanac Kids

Fun facts on kid-friendly subjects

World Almanac Kids Tutorial In-depth video