Library Databases
The following databases are provided by Chicago Public Schools for all students, teachers and administrators in the district. These databases – which can be used both at school and at home – are accessed with a 4-digit code that is unique to each school. Access this code at http://cps.k12.il.us > Staff Resources > School Directory (CPS network only). Search for your school's information page and locate your school's four-digit unit login number listed after CPS Unit at the top right of the screen.
Databases
Student Resources in Context - http://access.gale.com/cps/ Student Resources in Context: A fully integrated database for high school containing thousands of curriculum-targeted primary documents, biographies, essays, critical analyses, full-text coverage of over 1,000 magazines, newspapers, over 20,000 photographs and illustrations, and audio and video clips.

Content: Health, Language Arts, Math and Science, Social Studies, Arts
Grade Level: High School
Student Resource Center - Junior - http://access.gale.com/cps/ Student Resource Center - Junior: The middle school version of Student Resource Center-Gold.




Content: Language Arts, Math and Science, Social Studies, Arts
Grade Level: Middle School
Kids InfoBits - http://access.gale.com/cps/ Kids InfoBits: For K-5 students. Features a visually graphic interface, a topic tree search and age-appropriate, curriculum-related magazine, newspaper and reference content.



Content: Language Arts, Math and Science, Social Studies, Arts
Grade Level: Pre-K, Kindergarten, Elementary
LitFINDER - http://access.gale.com/cps/ LitFINDER: Full-text of 126,500 poems, 5,000 short stories, 2,800 essays, 1,800 speeches, and 1,000 plays.




Content: Language Arts, Social Studies, Arts
Grade Level: Middle School, High School
Gale Virtual Reference Library - http://access.gale.com/cps/ Gale Virtual Reference Library: CPS resources in the Gale Virtual Reference Library include Africa : An Encyclopedia for Students; Countries and their Cultures; Encyclopedia of World Biography; Macmillan Encyclopedia of Energy; Modern American Literature and more!

Content: Language Arts, Math and Science, Social Studies, Arts
Grade Level: Middle School, High School
World History in Context - http://access.gale.com/cps World History in Context: A comprehensive online collection that provides multicultural, global and research-based dynamic content that supports today’s history research requirements.



Content: World History
Grade Level: Middle School, High School
Educator's Reference Complete - http://access.gale.com/cps/ Educator's Reference Complete: Includes more than 450 full-text academic journals, hundreds of full-text reports, and many premier reference sources. Included content focuses on educational principles, child development and psychology, and best practices in education.

Grade Level: For Teachers and Administrators
Discovering Collection - http://access.gale.com/cps/ Discovering Collection: Discovering Collection offers easy access to award-winning content based on national curriculum standards. Covering the core curriculum areas, including history, literature, science, social studies, and more, DC provides a premium selection of reference, primary sources, creative works, and multimedia, including hours of video and audio clips.
InfoTrac Junior - http://access.gale.com/cps/ InfoTrac Junior: Now with over 330 titles, cross searchable with E-Books, this periodical database is designed for students in junior high and middle school with access to a variety of indexed and full-text magazines, newspapers and reference books for information on current events, the arts, science, popular culture, health, people, government, history, sports and more.

NewsBank - http://www.infoweb.newsbank.com/ NewsBank: Chicago Sun-Times (1986 to present) and America's News Magazines, major news magazines covering current events in science, politics, foreign policy and more.

Content: Language Arts, Math and Science, Social Studies, Arts
Grade Level: Elementary, Middle School, High School
ABC CLIO - http://www.americanhistory.abc-clio.com/ ABC CLIO:
American History

Rich reference resources for social studies, history, geography, current events, with teacher resources and links to textbooks. Great for biographies! Includes essays, maps, images, eBooks, primary documents, activities and more.



Content: Social Studies
Grade Level: Middle School, High School

Britannica - http://school.eb.com Britannica: In addition to millions of articles on as many topics, this online encyclopedia includes Internet links, journal and magazine articles, teacher resources, timelines, dictionary and atlas resources. Select the appropriate grade level.

Content: Language Arts, Math and Science, Social Studies, Arts
Grade Level: Pre-K/K, Elementary, Middle School, High School
Britannica Learning Zone - http://archive.school.eb.com/learningzone/welcome/play The Britannica Learning Zone offers an engaging online tool for early-childhood learning, covering letters, words, numbers, time, sound, geography, and more. This activity-centered learning environment - created for Pre-K through 2nd grade - supports classroom curriculum and helps students build technology skills.
Encyclopedia Universal en Espanol - http://www.spanish.eb.com/ See above
Encyclopedia Universal en Espanol: Our subscription includes Britannica's Spanish language version.


Content: Language Arts, Math and Science, Social Studies, Arts
Grade Level: Pre-K/K, Elementary, Middle School, High School
OCLC First Search - http://firstsearch.oclc.org/ First Search: Professional and educational magazine and journal articles. Includes ERIC , WorldCat , Article-First , WilsonSelect , and others.

Content: Language Arts, Math and Science, Social Studies, Arts
Grade Level: High School
TeachingBooks.net - http://teachingbooks.net/home/ TeachingBooks.net: provides original, in-studio movies of authors and illustrators and a wealth of multimedia resources on K-12 books that generate enthusiasm for books and reading.

Content: Language Arts, Social Studies, Arts
Grade Level: Pre-K/K, Elementary, Middle School, High School
Teenhealthandwellness.com - http://teenhealthandwellness.com/ Teen Health & Wellness: Real Life, Real Answers provides students with curricular support and self-help on topics including diseases, drugs, alcohol, nutrition, fitness, mental health, diversity, family life, and more.



Content: Health and Wellness for teenagers
Grade Level: Grades 7-12

Teen Health & Wellness Customer Newsletter for CPS Users

The free, bimonthly Teen Health & Wellness Customer Newsletter offers the latest news on exciting site enhancements, proven promotional and programming ideas, tips on how best to serve student users, and more. View the current issue, or subscribe and receive this free newsletter in your email inbox.
NBC Learn - http://cps.nbclearn.com/ NBC Learn: Access thousands of high-quality archival, original, and currents events videos from NBC LEARN K-12 for use in classroom instruction, student projects, and homework.






Content: Social Sciences, Language Arts, Science, Math, Arts, and Health & Wellness
Grade Level: Elementary, Middle School, High School

Terms of Service
Students who would like to register to use the site should do so at home with a parent/guardian. There is no need to register to use the site's basic functionality.
Encyclopedia of Chicago - http://encyclopedia.chicagohistory.org Encyclopedia of Chicago: Free, comprehensive reference source of Chicago history.






CPL - http://www.chipublib.org/ CPL: Provides subscriber access to over 30 databases for children and adults, including JuniorQuest Magazines; ProQuest Newspapers; SIRS Discoverer; Spanish-language databases; and WorldBook.


e CUIP Digital Libraary - http://ecuip.lib.uchicago.edu e CUIP Digital Library: Reference and reading materials specially created in support of the CPS curriculum for teachers and students.



The History Makers - http://thehistorymakers.com The History Makers: Free online source for African American biographies, history, timelines, events.



Library of Congress - http://www.loc.gov Library of Congress: Free online resource for American history. Digital collection includes more than 8 million primary source materials, including historic maps, documents, audio and video.