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Recommended Online Learning Resources for K-5

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A to Z World Food
A to Z World Food is a food culture and traditional recipes database covering 174 countries. Features include recipes, food glossaries, food history timelines and thousands of photos.

Scholastic BookFlix is an online literacy resource that pairs classic video storybooks from Weston Woods with related nonfiction eBooks from Scholastic to build a love of reading and learning.

Encyclopedia Britannica
This excellent resource for all different topics includes images, videos and articles. There are different modules for kids, teens and adults. Also available in Spanish.

Gale Virtual Reference Library
More than 3,600 encyclopedias and reference sources. Topics covered: world history and culture, medicine and health, statistics, literature, business and science.

Gale Science in Context
Science In Context is a Gale database with hundreds of today’s most significant science topics, showcasing how scientific disciplines relate to real-world issues.
Gale Student Resources in Context
Student Resources In Context is a Gale database that provides students with cross-curricular and authoritative content to empower development critical thinking …
General OneFile
A broad collection of news articles, magazines, books, academic journals, images and video that support general interest research and exploration.

Kids Infobits
Gale’s Kids InfoBits provides authoritative, curriculum-aligned, age-appropriate digital content that covers a broad range of educational topics.

Novelist K-8 Plus
Novelist K-8 Plus allows you to discover fiction and nonfiction titles that are popular with young readers.


TumbleBooks is an online tool for reading where kids can listen to books, read along, and play games.

Some resources may require log in with an Evanston Public Library card for access outside the  library.  These are premium resources, not freely available on the Internet.

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