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Middle School Library Resources

e-RESEARCH: Worldbook Encyclopedia Online

World Book combines technology with traditional editorial excellence to produce authoritative, trustworthy and unbiased information. The content is carefully curated and meticulously written with adherence to clarity, currency, accuracy and to be easily understood.

 

Access is provided to NVUSD middle school students via subscription. If you wish to use this resource from home, please ask your school library staff for a password, or, email us and we will respond no later than the next school day.

 

World Book Student includes all the articles from the print versions of the World Book Encyclopedia, plus thousands of additional articles, learning resources, and research tools.

IN SPANISH

World Book Timelines offers hundreds of pre-generated timelines across eight broad topics, which cover various time periods in history or span the life of historical public figures. Create your own timeline from scratch, adding events, descriptions, and media.

 

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e-RESEARCH: Public resources

 
Calisphere is the digital collection project of University of California Libraries. Calisphere provides free access to over 750,000 photographs, documents, letters, artwork, diaries, oral histories, films, advertisements, musical recordings, and more, all digitized and contributed by the ten campuses of the University of California and other important libraries, archives, and museums throughout the state.
smithsonian The Smithsonian Institution is the world’s largest museum, education, and research complex, with 19 museums and the National Zoo—Online you can explore by broad topic (Art, History, Science, etc.) or specific keywords.
The Library of Congress is the largest library in the world. Many of its millions of books, recordings, photographs, newspapers, maps and manuscripts are freely accessible online.
Pew Research Center is a nonpartisan fact tank that informs the public about the issues, attitudes and trends shaping America and the world. PRC conducts public opinion polling, demographic research, content analysis and other data-driven social science research that is published and searchable here.
An independent source of news and views sourced from university scholars and researchers who have deep expertise in their subject.
digital public library

The Digital Public Library of America is a registered 501(c) 3 nonprofit organization based in Boston. Their site is a portal for discovery, featuring millions of items from library and museum collections from around the world.

 

LIBRARY CATALOG

Library Catalog

Click and select your school.

OVERDRIVE / EBOOKS

OVERDRIVE EBOOKS

Username: Student ID#

Password: School Abbreviation

 

HOW TO USE IT

NAPA COUNTY LIBRARY RESOURCES

NAPA COUNTY LIBRARY
Login: NVUSD + 6digit student ID#

PIN: Last 4 numbers of phone

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