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Access Video for Kids Streaming Video Library Card Required.

This streaming video service has an educational focus, but plenty of fun retro television shows are found here as well! With full transcripts and clipping tools available, this Infobase product easily integrates with Google Classroom and other learning management systems.

Looking for homework help? Type your subject into the search bar here and get a short video clip that can help with your math problem, or find the perfect clip for your presentation on any other subject. 

Click here for The Top Ten Children's Videos of 2023.


Access Video on Demand Streaming Video Library Card Required.

This streaming video collection not only includes educational, historical, and popular content, but offers full transcripts of programs, a citation builder so you can use video in your bibliography, and video clipping tools that help you embed video in your presentations.

As with all Infobase tools, Access Video offers full integration with Google Classroom and other learning management systems. New content is added monthly, so check this resource often for material from PBS, BBC, HBO and more.

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America’s Newspapers by Newsbank Newspapers Library Card Required.

Read current newspapers from across the United States with America's Newspapers by Newsbank. Includes video, audio, and transcription of current news programming so you don't miss a thing. 

There are two different links that allow library patrons to access America's Newspapers free of charge.

To access America's Newspapers inside the library, click here.

To access America's Newspapers outside the library with your FulcoLibrary card, click here.

If you would like to search just newspapers from our state, click this direct link to Georgia's newspapers.

America's Obituaries and Death Notices is a sub section of America's Newspapers. Acces to the Social Security Death Index (SSDI) is also provided by Newsbank.

Take a look at our lists Most Popular eNewspapers in Georgia and Most Popular Newspapers of 2023 to see what Fulco Library patrons most love to read from America's Newspapers by Newsbank.



American History Online Reference Material

Frequently updated and spanning our nation’s history from prehistory to the present day, this resource was developed and is curated by leading editors and scholars in the study of American history. With a variety of learning assets, including articles, images, primary source documents, timelines, videos, and slideshows, everything you need for your essay, report, or presentation on American History can be found here.

Looking for something more specific? Try the Infobase American Indian or African American specific history portals. All Infobase platforms include citation builders and timeline tools.

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American Indian History Online Reference Material

Frequently updated, this resource offers the most direct access to more than 15,000 years of culture and history, covering more than 600 Native American groups, through tablet/mobile-friendly videos and slideshows, images, biographies of key people, event and topic entries, primary sources, maps and graphs, and timelines. Get an interactive, multifaceted look at the indigenous peoples of the Americas.

Looking for more information on specific events in American History adjacent to those mentioned in the American Indian History articles? Try searching across all Infobase platforms for more information.

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Ancestry Library Edition

Fulton County Library Users need not pay for an individual Ancestry account - GALILEO provides these tools for genealogy research with no fees for users. This resource was available for home users during the pandemic, but the vendor now requires users to be at a library location for use. 

Note: The Ancestry mobile app does not work with Ancestry Library Edition.

Patrons interested in Fold3 may also be interested in the Social Security Death Index (SSDI) provided by Newsbank.

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Ancient and Medieval History Online Reference Material

This resource provides thorough coverage of world history from prehistory through the mid-1500s, with special Topic Centers on key civilizations and regions, including the ancient Near East, ancient Egypt, ancient Greece, ancient Rome, ancient and medieval Africa, ancient and medieval Asia, the Americas, medieval Europe, and the Islamic World. Each civilization’s history is brought to life through articles, videos and slideshows, primary sources, and more.

Looking for even more history resources? You can search across all Infobase resources as well!

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ASLdeafined New!

A resource for those seeking to learn ASL for the first time or increase their vocabulary, ASLdeafined is designed to be used by everyone. 

The "Your Library Card Number" field on ASLdeafined is case sensitive. Use a capital D when entering your card number.

Log in with your library card and PIN/password, then create an account. Login is case sensitive, so be sure to use a capital D when keying in your card number.

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Beanstack

Use this tool to track your reading, win fun prizes, and compete with your friends! Please be aware that your school system and the library may have different Beanstack accounts, so make sure you're keeping track of your reading correctly.

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Bloom’s Literature Online Reference Material Library Card Required.

This comprehensive resource for the study of literature was originally edited and curated by Yale University professor Harold Bloom. Bloom's Literature includes thousands of critical essays and discussion questions, plus author biographies and character analyses, full-length poems, the full text of hundreds of reference books, full-length videos of classic plays and films, and more.

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Candid

Candid is a nonprofit that helps other nonprofits serve their communities. We offer Candid’s key tools and resources including GuideStar and Foundation Directory.

Patrons can access GuideStar to research local nonprofits, the services they offer, and how to support their work.

Nonprofits and individuals seeking funding, scholarships, or fellowships can access Foundation Directory to find and connect with funders.

GuideStar and Foundation Directory are only available inside Fulton County Library locations. Visit our locations page to find a list of our libraries and their hours. 

Not sure where to start? Check out Candid Learning. This training site can be accessed outside of the library, and provides a catalog of live virtual, and on-demand training for nonprofit professionals. Create an account to start building your nonprofit skills. 

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Career Online High School Library Card Required.

The Career Online High School program will prepare you to be successful in your career or continuing education with an accredited high school diploma and career certificate. With Career Online High School you will:

  • Earn an accredited high school diploma
  • Earn a career certificate
  • Take classes online with the flexibility of 24/7 access
  • Get support from certified instructors and an academic coach who care about your success
  • Gain career readiness with a career portfolio including a resume, a cover letter, and job preparation support

Want to get started? Review How It Works and take the “Are You Ready?” survey to apply to COHS. You can also find more information by visiting the Career Online High School FAQ page.

Looking for more continuing education opportunities? Visit the Library’s Adult Learning and Continuing Education page.  

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Consumer Reports Magazine eMagazines Online Reference Material Library Card Required.

Search articles from Consumer Reports Magazine from 1991 to last month! This magazine content is available through GALILEO, where patrons can find hundreds of academic journals, magazines, and more. 

Looking for other product ratings and reviews? Give the New York Times Wirecutter section a try. Wirecutter is a special section of the NYT devoted to consumer electronics, and publishes more frequently than Consumer Reports.


Creativebug Online Reference Material Streaming Video New! Library Card Required.

Do you need a seasonal craft idea? Learn how to paint, knit, crochet, sew, screen print, and more with Creativebug! Make gifts for your friends and family, or pick up a new skill for yourself.

Creativebug's step-by-step videos with printable instructions and clear, easy-to-understand directions and supply lists are a great addition to any lesson plan.

Click here to see the list of Top Ten Creativebug Classes of 2023.

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Data Axle (formerly Reference USA) Online Reference Material Library Card Required.

This research database is helpful for Neighborhood Planning Units (NPUs), small businesses, and social organizations for marketing, canvassing, and planning. Containing massive databases of business, consumer, and donor information, Data Axle lets you search against geographic areas for specific information.

Data Axle Reference Solutions offers free webinars to help you learn about our premier research and reference product for libraries, marketing solutions for business owners and college/university marketing departments, job seeker information, and more.

You'll be amazed at what you can learn and accomplish with Data Axle!

Having trouble with this resource? Before contacting support, please try the following:

  1. Make sure you're accessing the resource from this library page!
  2. Be sure to clear your browser's cache and cookies before logging in.
  3. Remember that you can only download 250 results at a time - when you have a list longer, you'll need to select 250 results at a time for the download to work.

If you are still stumped, visit the Data Axle help page for more information. If your home equipment can not allow for downloads or access to Data Axle, you may need to use this resource at a Fulton County Library location.

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eRead Kids eAudiobooks eBooks Library Card Required.

eRead Kids is a digital library of kids books that is provided by Georgia Public Library Service and is available through all public libraries in Georgia. Young readers have access to over 40,000 eBooks and audiobooks. Explore the collection of fiction and non-fiction picture books, basic readers, graphic novels, and chapter books in English and Spanish for kids in Pre-K to fourth grade.

This collection of books is available through the Boundless app. After you've downloaded the Boundless app, search for and select “Fulton eRead Kids GA” as your library, then enter your Library Card Number and PIN. If you are an APS student, you can log in with your student ID and PIN. 

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Foundation Directory

Foundation Directory helps nonprofits and individuals find grant and scholarship funding faster:

  • Build robust prospect lists from 298,000+ grantmakers
  • Know which funders are more likely to provide support
  • Connect with key decision makers through the LinkedIn integration
  • Find collaboration opportunities and join forces with other nonprofits
  • Search for scholarships, fellowships, and grants

This resource is only available inside Fulton County Library locations. Visit our locations page to find a list of our libraries and their hours. 

Not sure where to start? Check out Candid Learning. This training site can be accessed outside of the library, and provides a catalog of live virtual, and on-demand training for nonprofit professionals. Create an account to start building your nonprofit skills. 

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Freegal Downloadable Music Streaming Music Library Card Required.

Our most popular streaming and downloadable music platform is easy to use! Prepare for a flight with downloadable playlists, or stream commercial free as long as you would like.

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GALE Legal Forms Online Reference Material

These fill-in legal forms are helpful for a wide range of tasks, including Wills, Divorce, Power of Attorney, and more.

Log in to GALILEO to access GALE Legal Forms outside the library. This link works as an automatic redirect inside the library. Access to GALE Legal Forms is provided to all Georgia libraries by GPLS.

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GALILEO Online Reference Material Library Card Required.

GALILEO is a research and learning platform offered by the University of Georgia and available to all students in our state. GALILEO hosts many online research and study databases and collections of digital materials helpful in many different areas. Knowing how to use GALILEO to retrieve information for assignments is considered a core skill for college and university students, as so High School students are encouraged to use this resource as much as possible to prepare themselves higher education class work.

Use your library card number and pin to access GALILEO. Forgot your card PIN/Password? It's CHANGEME unless you changed it - check with Ask A Librarian for more help!

Hundreds of individual online reference resources are searchable within GALILEO. Some digital platforms in GALILEO popular with Fulton County Library System patrons include:

eBooks: Novelist K-8, Novelist Plus, eBook Central, and EBooks from EBSCO.

Consumer Reports magazine

Genealogy research: Accessible Archives, HeritageQuest, and Ancestry Library Edition.

Legal forms: GALE legal forms. Your password for GALE Legal Forms will be your Fulco library password/pin.

State History: The Digital Library of Georgia

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GuideStar

GuideStar is a comprehensive source of information on 1.8 million+ nonprofits. Library patrons can easily find information about:

  • How to make a donation
  • How to volunteer
  • How to connect with services such as food banks, shelters, educational support, and much more.

This resource is only available inside Fulton County Library locations. Visit our locations page to find a list of our libraries and their hours. 

Not sure where to start? Check out Candid Learning. This training site can be accessed outside of the library, and provides a catalog of live virtual, and on-demand training for nonprofit professionals. Create an account to start building your nonprofit skills. 

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Health Reference Center Online Reference Material

This resource includes comprehensive, in-depth coverage of body systems, current health issues, major diseases and conditions, treatments, and procedures, as well as health and nutrition information specific to men, women, children, teens, and seniors. The up-to-date information comes from hundreds of authoritative sources, plus users can find thousands of videos, illustrations, journal articles from PubMed Central, and reference articles from MedlinePlus.

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Hoopla Comics Downloadable Music eAudiobooks eBooks Streaming Music Streaming Video Library Card Required.

There is never a wait for the eBooks, eAudiobooks, music, or video on Hoopla, but patrons are limited to ten check-outs per month. Choose carefully after your first five, and keep an eye on the calendar! If you do hit your limit before a month is up, don't worry - we have loads of other options, opens a new window available for all these formats.

Hoopla is the platform to use if you and all your friends (or classroom) would like to read the same book at the same time, or watch a movie together while far apart. Download the app to your favorite device and enjoy an audiobook while you work in the yard or on your commute.

Hoopla contains our largest collection of Marvel and DC comic book titles, as well as a large popular music catalog. If you're looking for that book you saw at the Scholastic Book Fair, your best bet outside the physical library is Hoopla.

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Infobase Home Online Reference Material New!

Infobase multimedia products work easily with Google Classroom and many other learning management systems (LMS) and online classroom platforms. All Infobase products include bibliography and citation building tools, timelines ready to share, and are fully supported by Google translate for ESL learners.

Individual Infobase subject platforms include:

 

Issues & Controversies in History

 
 

Access Video and Access Video for Kids are streaming video collections provided by Infobase. The collections include educational, historical, and popular content. They also offer tools to help you use the videos in your classroom, in your assignments, or in your presentations. 

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Issues & Controversies Online Reference Material

This resource helps students and researchers understand today’s crucial issues by exploring hundreds of hot topics in politics, government, business, society, education, and popular culture. Presented in a balanced, pro/con format, each article presents the key facts, arguments, history, and current context. Issues and controversies is an ideal resource for research papers, debate preparation, and persuasive writing assignments.

Looking for an issue that is less than current? Try Issues and Controversies in History.

Looking for more information to back up your side of the debate? Try searching across all Infobase platforms.

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Issues & Controversies in History Online Reference Material

This resource delivers dynamic, concise, and balanced coverage that provides the background, outcome, and contemporary points of view for every major debate and conflict in history. Presented in a pro/con format that clearly explains both sides of the historical dispute, each article is supported by a timeline and a wealth of primary sources.

Looking for more contemporary debate resources? Try Issues and Controversies or search across all Infobase platforms for more information.

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JSTOR Online Reference Material Library Card Required.

This database for academic articles and research is core to success in higher education. If you want primary sources on just about any subject, JSTOR is where you want to start.

Nearly the entire contents of the electronic resource known as ARTSTOR are now accessible inside JSTOR. Explore Artstor's collections of high-quality images, curated from leading museums and archives around the world.

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Kanopy Streaming Video New! Library Card Required.

Kanopy has thousands of movies and documentaries that you can stream on any device.

  • You can watch 10 films per month, with play credits resetting on the 1st of each month.
  • After clicking “Play,” you have 3 days to watch the film.
  • Loading and playing 4+ seconds of a film counts as a play credit.

You can sign up on the Kanopy app, or get started on the Kanopy site:

  1. Go to the FulcoLibrary Kanopy catalog and create an account by clicking on the orange Sign up button.
  2. Go to your email account to verify your email address.
  3. Add your library card number and password.
  4. Start watching videos.

Kanopy includes acclaimed movies and documentaries on-demand from award-winning filmmakers. Browse the collections of top film-festival favorites, classic films, world cinema and popular movies.

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Learning Express with Job and Career Accelerator Online Reference Material Streaming Video Library Card Required.

The Learning Express platform contains many learning tools for all ages! With practice tests and study materials at every level, this GALILEO provided resource is highly rated by educators at all levels. You can also find the Job and Career Accelerator here.

Learning Express also contains areas for college admissions test prep (SAT, ACT, ASVAB, etc.), a Hight School Equivalency Center, a Computer Skills Center, and resources for Spanish speakers.

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LinkedIn Learning Online Reference Material Library Card Required.

Access to this resource for Fulton County Library patrons will end on June 17th, 2024.

Fulton County Library Patrons can access this best-in-class online learning platform free of charge. In 2021 Lynda.com changed its name to LinkedIn Learning, but don't worry! All the great classes you need are still available free of charge with your library card. If you find yourself on a LinkedIn Learning page that asks for a form of payment, likely your browser has dropped our library website's authentication. Bookmark this page and start over from here. All LinkedIn Learning classes are free to library patrons.

Signing in from a direct link? The Library ID for this resource is fulcolibrary.

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Louvre Museum Digital Collection

The world’s largest art museum, located in Paris, has digitized more than 400,000 of its collections and now you can visit this historic collection without booking a plane ticket.

It goes without saying that we love the Art of the Book collection, but take a moment to find your favorite pieces by using the search feature to narrow art works by time period, category, collections, or material. 

Learn more about the Louvre in our collections!

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Mango Languages Online Reference Material

This free-of-charge language learning platform is one of the most popular electronic resources used by Fulton County Library System patrons! Enjoy the games, quizzes and helpful lessons for dozens of languages with Mango.

English as a Second Language (ESL) is offered for a variety of speakers of other languages.

You can also find language learning classes offered at some of our branches. Check our events page to see if a class is offered near you. 

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Modern World History Online Reference Material

This resource offers a look at world history from the mid-15th century to the present. Thousands of subject entries, biographies, images, videos and slideshows, maps and graphs, primary sources, and timelines combine to provide a detailed and comparative view of the people, places, events, and ideas that have defined modern world history.

Looking for more historical reference? Try searching across all Infobase platforms!

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Morningstar Online Reference Material Library Card Required.

This financial planning database can help you understand investing. When presented with investment options, the terms and allocations can be confusing! Find comprehensive financial information on thousands of mutual funds - Morningstar has a rating system that helps those new to the stock market understand their odds of risk and rewards.

Contains easy-to-use portfolio tools, retirement calculator and college savings calculator to determine what your asset mix should be, how your investments might work together, and more.

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New York Times Online Newspapers Library Card Required.

There are two different links that allow library patrons to access the New York Times free of charge.

If inside the library, click here.

If outside the library, click here. You will be prompted to sign in again after forty-eight hours of use.

Be sure to check out the Wirecutter section of the NYT for frequently published reviews of consumer electronics. These reviews are published more frequently than those in Consumer Reports.

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Novelist K-8 and Novelist Plus eBooks Library Card Required.

Novelist K-8, Novelist Plus, eBook Central, and EBooks from EBSCO are all eBook services offered through GALILEO

There is no current app available officially for these eBook options. For eBook apps, check out Libby and Hoopla. The books inside the Libby app come from Overdrive, which always has the latest bestsellers and current eMagazines. Hoopla offers thousands of backlist titles and great downloadable music! For more children's books, take a look at eRead Kids.

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Overdrive and the Libby App Comics eAudiobooks eBooks Library Card Required.

Our most popular eBook and eAudiobook platform, Overdrive, focuses on providing access to adult fiction and non-fiction, with a special emphasis on bestsellers. In February of 2021, all our popular magazine content joined this collection as well! Users can check out up to fifteen titles of any type at a time and carry an additional fifteen titles on hold. While wait times may appear to be long, eBooks and downloadable audio circulate faster than other materials. Please remember to return these digital loans as soon as they are finished to help those next in line!

Download the Libby app to access Overdrive titles on your favorite device. Looking for a popular series not available on this platform? Download Hoopla as well! While there are no wait times on Hoopla, users are limited to just ten checkouts on that platform per month. 

In 2022, over forty-two thousand different Fulton County Library patrons checked out nearly a million eBooks, eAudiobooks, and eMagazines from Overdrive and the Libby app. With Universal Class joining this collection of content on the Libby app, this platform will remain the most popular electronic resource offered by Fulton County Library System.

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Paper.co Online Reference Material Library Card Required.

Free 24/7 Tutoring Available Through Paper  / Tutoría Gratuita las 24 Horas del Día, los 7 Días de la Semana, Disponible a través de Paper

Fulton County Library System offers students at all levels with unlimited, on-demand access to free academic support through Paper.

Need someone to talk through a particularly tough math problem? A Paper Tutor will be there to assist students within seconds. Need someone to read an essay and make suggestions on how you can improve it before submitting? A Paper Tutor will be there to assist students.

No matter what a student's academic needs are, Paper’s expert learning assistants are available to help 24-hours a day, 7-days a week. Just log in to Paper and get started!

If you do not attend an Atlanta Public School, choose Fulton County Library System as your school when prompted. All students who live in Fulton County or the City of Atlanta are welcome to use Paper.co with their library card number.

How do students log on?
-Students log in at paper.co using their library card number or Atlanta Public Schools ID as their username and pin/password
-When they log in, they'll be prompted to add an email address to their account
-After they add their email, they'll receive an email to verify their email address
-Students can then use the platform as much as they need!

More tips to login:
-Use chrome browser
-Choose Fulton County Library as your school if you are not an APS student
-Type your library card number or Atlanta Public Schools ID where it says Email or Username
-Type your library card PIN/password in all caps where it says password if you previously did lower case
-If you are having issues after trying these steps please Ask a Librarian for help

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Peterson’s Test Prep eBooks Online Reference Material Library Card Required.

This platform offers help with everything from basic math skills to preparing for the LSAT. If you are looking for test prep for a High School AP class or CLEP exam, this is the resource for you! If prompted, the access code is galileo.

Once logged in to this resource, all the Peterson's Testing Guides are downloadable as eBooks. These test prep materials will be instantly familiar to patrons as trusted reference resources for decades. If downloading the eBooks is too much for your device, don't worry! You can read the books online, as well as take instantly scored practice tests and more.

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ProQuest eBooks Newspapers Online Reference Material

Read newspapers, scholarly journals, eBooks, and more with ProQuest!

Databases inside this platform include:

Corona Virus Research Database - A free health and medical research database for openly available content related to the COVID-19 outbreak.

Global News Stream - Newspaper and magazines from 1980 to present from the United States and abroad. Includes AP Wire.

Publicly Available Content Database - select publicly available content from a number of different sources from around the world. Find information here like:

  • Agricultural and Environmental Science Data
  • Scholarly Computer Science Journals
  • International Medical Research Journals
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Science Online Online Reference Material

Science Online provides information to students of all ages, but is most recommended by librarians for grades four through ten. Find what you need to complete your essay or report, and easily retrieve graphics, build timelines, and retrieve citations for your bibliography. As part of the Infobase reference suite, full integration with Google Classroom and other learning management systems is provided.

Make your report, essay, or presentation stand out with Science Online, or click here to search across all Infobase platforms.

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The World Almanac for Kids Online Reference Material

This resource is the ideal one-stop reference resource for intermediate-level students. Erasing the line between homework support and fun exploration, it contains excellent resources for student reports and research, including:

  • Frequently updated articles
  • Videos
  • Interactive games
  • Science projects
  • Teacher Resources with lesson plans!

Kids can explore age-appropriate subjects while developing online research skills with a trusted source. Looking for more lesson plan or homework help not found in The World Almanac for Kids? Try searching across all Infobase platforms for more great content.

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Today’s Science Online Reference Material

This resource bridges the gap between the science taught in class and real-world discoveries by leading scientists—giving comprehensive and in-depth explanations of some of the most important advances in biology, chemistry, environmental science, space, physics, and technology. Each article includes vivid images and groundbreaking videos that help make difficult concepts understandable.

Looking for more general science education? Try Science Online. Looking for debate materials on hot button Science topics? Try Issues & Controversies.

Need more information on something mentioned in Today's Science? Search across all Infobase platforms for more context.

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Universal Class Online Reference Material Library Card Required.

Universal Class is our most popular platform for continuing education, with over 500 online self-paced continuing education classes for adults in a range of subjects. With topics on important life skills such as parenting, computer skills, entrepreneurship and more, Universal Class can help those who want to learn both with or without just reading a book.

All IACET courses are approved by the Atlanta Public School System and the Professional Standards Board. Get your continuing education credits, or explore classes that can help you get ahead on your job search or career change.

Click here to see the list Top Ten Universal Classes of 2023. 

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World Book Encyclopedia Online eBooks Online Reference Material

This updated version of the classic family encyclopedia has content scaled for different learning levels. Ideal for reports, essays, projects and presentations, World Book Online offers full integration with Google Classroom and other online learning software. Levels for youngest users include beginning reader books, while levels for older learners include citation and bibliography building tools.

CLASS PASS users can access World Book Online with the code WBCLASSPASS.

Note: Once a user chooses their learning level on World Book Online, all content will appear at that level until the user changes their profile settings. Articles change their length and language to match the learning level of the user.

Fully available in Spanish.

Educators, Librarians, and Parents can learn how to get the most out of World Book Online with these training resources

An app is available so that children may read the eBooks within World Book Online when not connected to the internet. You can read more about this app on the World Book site.

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World News Digest Newspapers Online Reference Material

For more than 75 years, World News Digest has been a go-to resource for context and background on key issues of both historical events and breaking news. With more than 300,000 original articles and a vast archive covering every major event since its inception, this database offers concise summaries of current events and clearly written essays on the top issues of the day.

This resource is part of the Infobase suite of products offered by Fulton County Library System.

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