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Westerly Middle School Library: Library Databases & More

Promoting lifelong learning and encouraging exploration in curious minds.


Encyclopedia - World Book Online

Encyclopedia Britannica

Colombia Ency. (from Fact Monster)

World Book Living Green

World Book Advanced

World Book Inventions & Discoveries

Library Databases

EBSCO's Middle Search Plus

Middle Search Plus is a full-text database for grades 4 - 8 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.

Exploring Nature

Exploring Nature - 
Exploring Nature Educational Resource offers elementary, middle, and high school level science resources including lesson plans, class activities, and research projects among the site’s 5,000 pages of illustrated life science, earth science, physical science, biology, anatomy and ecology for K-12.  
Exploring Nature is available for all students and teachers in school through IP authentication.  
Just click "Enter as a Guest".

PBSLearning Media

RIPBS and PBS have curated standards aligned videos and interactive research opportunities.

Discovery Education

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Discovery Education is a data baase with award winning digital content on a wide variety of topics. Learning opportunities through interactive games, videos contests, virtual labs and activities designed to help you dive deeper into a topic - and have fun too!


Explora provides a safe, trustworthy environment for students to look up articles and facts for research papers, class projects or homework.