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Have a student and looking for quality educational resources?  This is the place!  Help your student take their learning to the next level with the following educational resources. 

Fotolia_25774390_XS.jpgIN-LIBRARY ACCESS AND OUTSIDE THE LIBRARY ACCESS
In order to access library databases from outside the library, you will need to have a library card and PIN registered in Carver County. 

Clicking on the links below for access outside the library will prompt you for your last name, library card number, and PIN. 

Forgot your PIN? Call your local branch during open hours and we will reset it for you.  Click here for branch locations, hours, and contact information.

 
HOMEWORK RESCUE/WRITING LAB
Students in grades 3-12 can get online homework help from an expert tutor.
BRITANNICA ONLINE SCHOOL EDITION - ACADEMIC
Search a high-quality encyclopedia with comprehensive information for Middle School and High School level students.
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BRITANNICA ONLINE SCHOOL EDITION - ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
An in-depth encyclopedia of information covering a wide variety of topics and people.
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BRITANNICA ONLINE SCHOOL EDITION - PRESCHOOL
A point and click early learning tool for preschoolers.
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DISCOVERING COLLECTION
Great tools for writing a paper and citing sources.
 
 
JUNIOR REFERENCE COLLECTION
Whether you're writing an essay, researching a report, or preparing a presentation for school, you'll find a variety of information in this collection.
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KIDS SEARCH
Easy to search by keyword or by topic for good information in magazines, reference books, photos, flags, etc.
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NOVELIST
Find author read-alikes, book lists, book discussion guides, and more.  This database also includes Lexile levels on books.  Go to the Advanced Search page and enter the lexile level or range. 
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PRIMARY SEARCH
Search elementary level magazines, pictures, Encyclopedia of Animals™, and more. 
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WEBSITES: SCHOOL RESOURCES FOR KIDS: GENERAL
E-calc Calculator
Easy to use on-line calculator for students.

Merriam-Webster's Word Central
Merriam-Webster’s website has an easy to us dictionary and thesaurus for kids.  Try out the Alpha-bot! The word-spelling robot hosts the latest amazing word game and challenges spellers of all ages.
 
WEBSITES: SCHOOL RESOURCES FOR KIDS: TOOLS FOR LEVELED READING
Accelerated Reader
Accelerated Reader (AR) is a program used by many schools to help measure reading progress. School websites usually have a list of AR books used at that school. Learn more at Accelerated Reader or use the AR book finder

The Lexile Framework for Reading
Does your school use Lexile levels to help you find a book at your reading level? The Lexile Framework for Reading matches readers of all ages with books.  Use “Find a Book” to find library material appropriate for your reading level.

Scholastic Book Wizard
Find and level books with Book Wizard. Book Wizard makes it easy to create and customize book lists based on reading levels and other themes. Browse ready-made book lists.

 

 
 
Important Note:  Carver County Library is not responsible for the content or accuracy of the information provided on external websites. The inclusion of a link does not constitute an endorsement by the library of that website.