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Kids Infobits:  


K-5 database of reliable, curriculum-related content covering a broad range of educational topics. Includes books, magazines, and news— with more than 13,000 images and over 1,700 kid-friendly charts and graphs.

National Geographic Kids:  


K-5 database includes the complete issues of National Geographic Kids magazine from 2009-present, 500 downloadable images, and 200 National Geographic Kids books, including reference books and nonfiction books on history, biography, science and technology and the National Geographic Readers, which cover wildlife, pets, nature and other topics. (on campus only):  







3,900+ newspapers from the 1700s–2000s. Millions of additional pages added every month.

Open eBooks:  


Open eBooks is an app containing thousands of popular and award-winning titles that are free for children from in-need households. Please contact your media specialist for assistance.



The World Almanac Online:  


6-12 World Alamanac provides researchers access to authoritative, essential statistics on hundreds of topics plus full-color maps, flags, graphs, and charts in a searchable online format. 

TumbleBook Library:  


 K-6 super collection including TumbleBookLibrary, TumbleBookCloud Jr, and TumbleMath. There over 1,000 eBooks as well as lesson plans, quizzes, educational games and puzzles related to both math and language skills as well as Common Core Portals in English and Math 




6-12 collection of videos and chapter books including: Ebooks, Read-Alongs, Graphic Novels, Videos (from National Geographic!), and Audio Books suitable for middle school and high school grades.

Visual Thesaurus:  


The Visual Thesaurus is an interactive dictionary and thesaurus which creates word maps that blossom with meanings and branch to related words. Teachers and students can create an account using their APS email address.  

Combines the world's smartest dictionary with an adaptive learning game that will have you mastering new words in no time. Please contact your media specialist or teacher for a unique tinvitation url to obtain access. 

ancestry (on campus only):  




Access billions of genealogy records to discover your family history and start your family tree (on campus access only)


APS eBooks / District eBook Shelf:  


Thousands of eBooks for all ages including fiction, non-fiction, and biographies

AudioBookCloud:Your Online Audio Library:  


K-12 streaming audio books. Listen online to 1,400 audio books in many different categories: fiction, non-fiction, classics and even Spanish language audio books. 

fold3 (on campus only):  







Premier collections of original military records. These records include the stories, photos, and personal documents (On Campus Only).


Inside the NFL Digital Database:  


K-8 database will attract sports fans and reluctant readers. With stats & records, player lists, keyword searches, leveled text, and primary sources, this database offers approachable research for sports enthusiasts.

Renaissance Place (Accelerated Reader, K-8) / STAR Literacy (K-5):  

K-8 computer program that helps teachers and parents manage and monitor children’s independent reading practice. AR gives both children and teachers feedback based on the quiz results, which the teacher then uses to help your child set goals and direct ongoing reading practice.

eResources / Databases - Atlanta-FultonPublic Library (Library Card # and/or AFPL GALILEO Password Required):  



Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System’s online  suite of FREE resources.

 Library Card # and/or AFPL GALILEO Password Required.

Explora Elementary Schools (GALILEO):  


K-5  Simple search that quickly delivers relevant results including articles, essays and primary source documents to help students feel successful in their research. 

APS GALILEO password required for access off campus


Explora Middle Schools (GALILEO):  


6-8 Simple search that quickly delivers relevant results including articles, essays and primary source documents to help students feel successful in their research. 

APS GALILEO password required for access off campus


Explore High Schools (GALILEO):  


9-12 Simple search that quickly delivers relevant results including articles, essays and primary source documents to help students feel successful in their research. 

APS GALILEO password required for access off campus



APS GALILEO password required for access off campus



Student Resources In Context:  

6-12 database integrates content on core subjects and contains 79,000 reference articles, 15 million periodical and newspaper articles from the New York Times, U.S. News and World Report and others, 4,200 primary sources, 100,000 multimedia records, including carts, graphs, maps and tables, and video and audio content from NBC, NPR and other respected sources. 


United States Digital Database:  


K-8 database for researchers wanting to learn and report on their favorite state. Includes articles, photos, maps,  videos, primary sources, glossaries, trivia and more. 


US Presidents Digital Database:  


K-8 database - Research and read about the U.S. Presidents, with keyword searching, primary sources, leveled text, and glossaries, this database is perfect for young researchers and history buffs.

Bloom’s Literature:  


6-12 database examines great writers, important works, memorable characters, and influential movements and events in world literature.

CultureGrams Online:  


K-12 database of reports on the countries of the world, the U.S. states, and the Canadian provinces. These reports provide an insider’s perspective on people’s daily life and culture.

CyberSmarts & Teen CyberSmarts:  


Teen CyberSmarts (7-12) and CyberSmarts (3-6) interactive eBooks offers users a safe, simulated Internet experience with hands-on instruction on how to deal with important online safety issues. 

Discovery Streaming:  




Teachers and students log in using their APS username and password or one-click acces after logging into MyBackpack 

The Discovery Education library is filled with rich, engaging digital resources across all K-12 curriculum areas.  

Inside MLB Digital Database:  


K-8 database is perfect for fans who want to explore the ins and outs of our national pastime. With stats, player lists, team histories, and more, this database offers the perfect game of research resource material.

Opposing Viewpoints in Context (middle and high schools):  


6-12 database covering today’s hottest social issues, from capital punishment to immigration. This cross-curricular research tool supports science, social studies, current events, and language arts classes. Its informed, differing views present each side of an issue and help students develop information literacy, critical thinking skills, and the confidence to draw their own valid conclusions.


Rosen Digital Literacy:  


7-12 database covers online safety (cyberbullying, avoiding predators, digital etiquette), career information and preparedness, instructional text on how to use many different platforms and sites, biographies of the tech world's biggest movers and shakers, and much more

SIRS Discoverer Elementary Schools (GALILEO):  


6-12 general reference database covering curriculum areas content sets such as reading, language arts, current events, science, social studies, history, health and technology and includes Lexile scores, grade level reading  article read-aloud and language translation, age-appropriate article summaries, automatically generated citations, and a critical thinking skills tutor.  

SIRS® Issues Researcher (middle and high schools):  


7-12 database including background and analysis on 350 Major world issues, with thousands of hand-selected, highly targeted newspaper & magazine articles, graphics, charts, maps, primary sources, government documents, websites, and multimedia support viewpoints from the pros and cons, to everything in-between. 


Story Cove:  

K-5 multimedia program that features folktales from the world's great oral traditions developed to immerse children in timeless stories and help them discover a love of reading.The classic folktales are supported by Animated version of the story, Audio Read-to-Me and Audio Read-a-Along files, Differentiated lesson plans aligned with specific Common Core Standards, Activities based on the story and 8x8 Leveled picture books

The World Almanac® for Kids Online:  

K-8 World Almanac provides resources for homework, reports, and projects, where students can explore age-appropriate topics while developing online research skills with a trusted content source. 


Britannica Escolar Online (GALILEO):  


K-5 Spanish encyclopedia provides 2,000 articles, images, and videos; an atlas; and learning materials specifically designed for younger students. Students enrich their learning through interactive games, searches, videos, multimedia, maps and more.

Britannica Learning Zone (GALILEO):  


K-2 interactive learning environment. with age-appropriate, play-based activities—an interactive atlas, online art activities, games, videos, and vocabulary builders—teach colors, geography, numbers, shapes, sounds, time, and words.

Britannica school (GALILEO):  


K-12 Three unique interfaces (elementary, middle, & hIgh) to thousands of curriculum-relevant articles, images, videos, audio clips, primary sources, maps, editor-recommended websites, and three separate databases make Britannica School the go-to site for research for students at all levels.

NoveList K-8 Plus (GALILEO):  


K-8 database about books specifically for younger readers. It helps kids find books that are just right for their reading level and interests.

NoveList Plus (GALILEO):  


The premiere database of reading recommendations, available through libraries around the world. It is a comprehensive source of information about books that includes expert recommendations, reviews, articles, lists and more.

eCampus - Atlanta-Fulton PublicLibrary ((Library Card # and/or AFPL GALILEO Password Required):  


Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System’s online learning suite of FREE resources. eCampus supports the empowerment of patrons through  unique databases strategically designed to support: test preparation and educational resources for all ages – K-adult; continuing education and GED resources, and career and employment resources.


Edmodo takes learning beyond the classroom by providing a free, safe place for teachers and students to connect and collaborate—anytime, anywhere. 


You can now log into our APS edmodo subdomain with your APS Google username/password. 

Logging in with Google is easy.

    Click Here for steps to link your Google account to your existing APS edmodo account.

    Click here for steps to use your Google credentials to sign up for a new APS edmodo account. 

* When connected to the APS network all edmodo users are automatically redirected to

Teachers need a school code to create an account and/or to link an exisitng account to the APS site. To get your school code, please contact your school Media Specialist.  Students DO NOT need a school code.