Gale Virtual Reference
Best For: English, Social Studies, Science, Math, Arts
This collection of online encyclopedias covers a wide range of subjects and is easy to search. You can pick the specific encyclopedia set you want to search in or search the whole collection. School computers are automatically logged in for access.
Best For: Social Studies, Geography, English
This encyclopedia is a great place to start any social studies research project. It has one databse for countries and one for states. It gives you all the information you would ever need about a place, its people, and its culture, including photos and recipes.
Best For: Social Studies, English, History, Geography, Government
This superdatabase has tons of resources for when you need in-depth research. Below the search box you can pick All Databases or pick specifically if you're interseted in: American Government, American History, United States Geography, World at War, World Geography, World History: Ancient and Medieval Eras, World History: The Modern Era. You can also click on the buttons on the right if you want to browse and stumble upon something exciting.