Explore AskRI Databases
Go to www.askri.org or click on the image above.
If you are a Rhode Island resident, AskRI.org has a variety of free resources available to you!
The databases Winman Middle School students may find helpful for research are:
Many of these databases have a "read to me" feature and a citation generator which can be very helpful when doing research!
World Book Student includes engaging content, built-in features, and fun tools specifically designed to make knowledge accessible and easy-to-find for kids in middle school. Includes features like Behind the Headlines and an extensive Biography Center. Search by time period, nationality, gender, and more to narrow your selections.
World Book Online Encyclopedia for background information and topic ideas: World Book Advanced Link
The home page features changing content designed to spark inquiry such as Did You Know? and Today in History which offer fun facts about interesting topics.
Go to Exploring Nature or click on the image above.
• 6,000 pages of life science, Earth science, physical science, biology, anatomy, and ecology for K-12 lesson development, sub plans, and student research.
• 10,000 vibrantly illustrated science models, posters, and other visual aids.
• Science activities, experiments, investigations, movies, games, and worksheets.
• Instructions for how to draw animals, make habitat murals, develop dioramas, create posters, nature trails, trail maps, and guides.
• Test bank, glossary, and Next Generation of Science Standards resources listed by grade.
Designed with students in mind, Explora provides a safe, trustworthy environment for students to look up articles and facts for research papers, class projects or homework.
Use RI's PBS Learning Media to find information on many different subjects and topics and engage through the use of audio recordings, documents, interactives, videos, and more!
Middle Search Plus is a full-text database providing popular middle school magazines and reference books. Covering subjects such as history, current events, science and sports, it also includes thousands of biographies and primary source documents, plus over a million photos, maps and flags.
Culturegrams, Kids Edition: Learn more about the world around you. Each report contains images, historical timelines, and fun facts, along with sections on history, population, “life as a kid,” games and sports, education, and more.
Culturegrams, States Edition: Features colorful, easy-to-read reports oriented to young users that describe the diversity and history of each U.S. state and the District of Columbia. Each report includes maps, flags, and symbols, as well as sections on history, economy, geography, population, Native Americans, and recipes.
Provides entertainment and educational resources; combines the contents of an encyclopedia, a dictionary, an atlas, and several almanacs loaded with statistics, facts, and historical records.
An Online Encyclopedia, Almanac, Atlas, Biographies, Dictionary, and Thesaurus.
The Original Online Geography Resource. WorldAtlas is one of the largest publishing resources in geography and other topics it covers, including sociology, demography, environment, economics, politics, and travel.
National Geographic's MapMaker Interactive is an online mapping tool that allows teachers and students to explore the world using map themes, data, and tools. Our online map makes it easy for students to visually explore and interact with our interconnected social and physical Earth systems.