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Student Resources Guide: grades 6–8

Get homework and test prep help here.

Log in to these library resources with your Vernon Area Library card. If a PIN is required, use the one associated with your library card, usually the last four digits of your phone number.

Explora Middle School

Encyclopedia for grades 6–8. 

  • wide range of topics for school projects or papers
  • encyclopedia articles
  • news and magazine stories
  • bibliographies
  • images

LearningExpress - EBSCO - Grades 4-8 Educator Resources

  • covers middle school math, english language skills and social studies improvement
  • includes high school entrance exam prep: COOP, HSPT, SHSAT, SSAT & ISEE

Middle Search Plus - EBSCO

Articles from middles school magazines and reference books; grades 6–8.

  • full-text articles
  • 131,000+ biographies
  • 107,000+ primary source documents
  • images
  • search by Lexile to match materials to student's reading level

NoveList K–8 Plus

Interactive tool for finding books for grades K–8.

  • suggestions for read-alikes
  • book reviews 
  • discussion questions
  • search by Lexile to find materials by reading level

Scholastic GO!

Multimedia encyclopedia for grades K–8. Includes a read-aloud option.

  • thousands of entries
  • dictionary, atlas, maps, citations
  • access to news sources from around the world
  • search by Lexile to match materials to student


Science exploration for grades 4 & up.

  • articles on Earth, space, health and the human body, physics, technology, math, and engineering
  • news, experiments, and info on careers in science

Get help with schoolwork; grades 1 & up. Also available as an app:

  • connect live (by chat or voice) with subject specialists daily 2–11 PM CT
  • drop off math questions
  • submit papers for review
  • take practice quizzes

World Book Online

Encyclopedia of knowledge for all ages. Includes:

  • Student Encyclopedia
  • illustrations, timelines, timeline creation tool
  • Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos