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Nonfiction research resources for Animals, Science, Biographies, and Social Science. 


Britannica Encyclopedia   

Encyclopedia articles with pictures, maps, games, and other learning materials.  


CultureGrams Online (Kids Edition)  

Up-to-date factual and cultural information on countries and states.

Britannica ImageQuest

High-quality pictures for the student assignments.

Discovery Streaming Plus

*2016 SIIA CODiE Award for Best Source for Reference or Education Resource. Includes videos, images, sounds, music, articles, speeches and a Board Builder feature where students can create virtual project boards.


Erin Howe

LRC Director

This is my third year as a librarian at Jefferson Elementary.  I've been a librarian most of my professional life at different types of libraries: elementary, high school, and at the University of Illinois.  I have an MS in Library and Information Science from the University of Illinois, an MA in Historical and Political Sociology from the New School for Social Research, and a BS in Operations from the Ohio State University (go buckeyes!)  
Research, technology, reading, critical's all at the library.