Grades 6 - 8 Resources

Ask Rose Homework Hotline
A free math and science tutoring service for Indiana students in grades 6-12, provided by Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology students.
AtoZ the USA
Contains more than 115 country-based articles and 115 state articles for each of the 50 US states, five US territories, and the District of Columbia. Students will find unmatched coverage of the country’s people, history, economy, geography, symbols, culture, and society.
Biography in Context
Covering a vast array of people from historically significant figures to present-day newsmakers, it's continuously updated to ensure that students have access to the very latest information.
Biography Reference Center
Offers a comprehensive collection of more than 450,000 full text biographies, including the complete full text run of Biography Today and Biography Magazine.
Britannica Library Young Adults
An online encyclopedia that can help students with research projects and homework assignments.
Contemporary Authors Online
Find biographical information on more than 149,000 modern novelists, poets, playwrights, nonfiction writers, journalists, and scriptwriters.
Explora for Middle Schools
Supports both student research and classroom instruction with simple searches, easy-to-browse categories organized by popular topics, and topic overviews that provide students with starting points for research.
Gale Virtual Reference Library
Online reference books covering Arts, Biography, Business, Education, Environment, General Reference, History, Law, Literature, Medicine, Multicultural Studies, Nation and World, Religion, Science, Social Science, and Technology.
History Reference Center
Offers full-text articles for more than 1,620 reference books, encyclopedias, and non-fiction books from leading history publishers.
Indiana History Online
A digital archive documenting the state's history, providing access to a wide variety of documents: personal narratives and memoirs, pamphlets and political speeches, sermons and songs, legal treatises and children's books.
A collection of online academic databases that can be accessed for free by Indiana residents. Includes magazine and journal articles, websites, pamphlets, images, almanacs, historic newspapers, multimedia, library catalogs, and much more.
Covers all time periods and contains a wealth of primary literature content, including full-text poems, short stories, novels, essays, speeches, and plays. It also includes biographies, work summaries, and photographs.
Mango Languages
Prepares learners for realistic conversations and strengthens everyday communication skills in over 70 world languages, including English.
Novelist K-8 Plus
A comprehensive reading resource for fiction and nonfiction. Includes book summaries, reviews, reading guides, and readalike suggestions.
Salem Press reference books
Online reference books covering numerous topics in the areas of Health, History, Literature, and Science.
Science in Context
Covers hundreds of today's most significant science topics, integrating authoritative, curriculum-aligned reference content with headlines and videos, showing how scientific disciplines relate to real-world issues, from weather patterns to obesity.
Science Reference Center
Topics covered include biology, chemistry, earth and space science, environmental science, health and medicine, history of science, life science, physics, science and society, science as inquiry, scientists, technology, and wildlife.
What Tree Is That?
An online field guide that makes it easy to identify a tree simply by the kinds of leaves it produces.
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