Online Tools - Middle School

Be sure to check out our library catalog, and place a hold on a book or two.  Your library staff will deliver your selected titles to you English teacher.  Please follow this link to Vicksburg Middle School's Destiny Discover Library Catalog.

There are a number of free resources available to help you look up a fact, study for an exam or just find a good book to read. Explore our new electronic card catalog right from home!

Below is a list of free e-book resources for Vicksburg Middle School.  Each company has specific ways to log in to their websites.  Please contact your Library Media Specialist : Margo Staunton at mstaunton@vicksburgschools.org if you have any questions.

EBSCO e-book K-8 Collection

E-book titles that support K-8 students across all subject areas. FOR BEST results use the ePub Full Text format on your Chromebook.  Please DO NOT download the titles because the downloaded book format is supported by your Chromebook.

Epic! 

A digital library of audio & e-books which requires a classroom code.  Parents may sign up to receive a code or your student can contact their Library Media Specialist : Margo Staunton at mstaunton@vicksburgschools.org

 

 

 

Kid Safe Search Engines

  • Fact Monster - An excellent online research tool for students to use. It includes an Almanac, Dictionary, Encyclopedia, Thesaurus, and homework help features.
  • KidRex - KidRex is a fun and safe search for kids, by kids! KidRex searches emphasize kid-related web pages from across the entire web and are powered by Google Custom Search™ and use Google SafeSearch™ technology.--From the Publisher
  • KidzSearch - KidzSearch is a fun and safe search for kids! KidzSearch is specifically devoted to providing safe search for kids with a higher level of filtering. The searches are powered by Google Safe Search™ and use Google SafeSearch™ technology.--From the Publisher
  • NASA - An excellent online research tool for students to use when looking for information related to Space and Space travel.
  • National Geographic for Kids  - A website where you will find information and tools related to animals, countries, and people of the world.
  • Sweet Search - Sweet Search is a search engine that is specifically designed for student use and each web site has been examined by search experts.

Vicksburg District Library Resources

6th Grade Victorian Era Research Links

8th Grade Argument Writing Research Links

  •  Britannica ProCon.org - ProCon.org, is "a non-biased information source for our users. We present sourced pros and cons of debatable issues, as well as a host of reference information relevant to those issues, thoroughly researched and compiled by our research staff and editors."
  • Explora for Middle Schools web button 
    • Magazines and reference books for middle school students. Includes thousands of biographies and primary source documents. Subjects include history, current events, science, sports, and biographies. 
  •  Gale in Context: Opposing Viewpoints web button
    • Provides different views about issues that help students develop critical thinking skills. This resource brings balance and perspective to contemporary issues using arguments from experts.

The Michigan electronic Library (MeL) is a service of the Library of Michigan and provides a number of resources to Michigan Residents. Some of the more interesting segments are:

  • Britannica for Middle School Primary sources for quick facts and in-depth information on history, geography, people, places, science, and much more. Biographies, world atlas, countries comparison, articles and interactive resources are available.
  • Explora for Middle School Magazines and reference books for middle school students. Includes thousands of biographies and primary source documents. Subjects include history, current events, science, sports, and biographies. Also includes photos, maps, and flags.