North Bend Elementary Library books:

You can find out what books are in our library at: http://catalog-nbe.nbtigers.org

North Bend Central Jr-Sr High books:

You can find out what books are in our library at: http://catalog-nbc.nbtigers.org

Research materials available to North Bend Central students

The logins and passwords are posted in the computer labs and some classrooms. Email Mrs. Gross-Rhode if you are working at home and need the information.

World Book Web

World Book Online

(Provided by ESU consortium) - May require password

World Book Discover
World Book Student
World Book Kids
World Book Advanced

Nebraska Access Lots of resources. Use you (or your parent's) Nebraska driver's license number to access many research sites. Provided for Nebraska residents and students paid for by State of Nebraska funding of Nebraska Library Commission.

*To access the following Nebraska Access sites, you must go to Nebraska Access link first:

http://nebraskaccess.ne.gov/ See the descriptions of each resource below:

a) Biography/Geneology/People - Famous Nebraskan's, Famous Native Americans, Nebraska authors, etc.

b) Primary Explora: Animals, Arts & Music, Biographies, Geography, Language Arts, Math, Science & Health, and Social Studies

c) Primary Search: Find magazine articles, images, etc. (Better for older grades)

d) Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia:

e) Biography Reference Center: Collection of biographical profiles. (Easier to follow.)

f) Biography Reference Bank (H.W. Wilson): Biographies and articles on people living and dead. (May also have magazine articles.)

g) Points of View Reference Center: Essays of current events with two points of view.


Gale Databases

Gale Databases: (Provided by ESU consortium) May require password

Kids InfoBits: Elementary research links

Research in Context - Designed more for middle school research. Click on "Browse Topics" for ideas.

Student Resources in Context Research links for high school students and older.

InfoTrac Newsstand: Search topics in newspapers around the world.

Health and Wellness Resource Center and Alternative Health: Research links about health and alternative medicine.


Discovery Education

Discovery Education (Provided by ESU consortium) Requires your student login and password.

Links to information, video, images, games etc. about educational topics. See Mrs. Gross-Rhode for your individual logins and passwords.

Other sites to check out

Factbites - Enter your topic and this site will give you many short facts about the topic. Also includes where the fact came from and links to the source. A great place to begin to develop your topic.

Internet Archive - (Wayback Machine) - has archived millions of web sites from years ago. Often used to fact-check statements made by celebrities.

Creative Commons Find clip art, images, video and music that can you have permission to use based upon Creative Commons licensing.

Visual Thesaurus (Provided by ESU consortium)

Other sites:

Library of Congress - Check out American Memories

PBS* - Public Broadcasting Service

National Public Radio:

CK-12: Many resources for learning about any topic.

Top Research Sites for Kids:

Smithsonian Institute: Click on ‘Digital Library’

IPL2: Maintained by a group of colleges

**RefDesk**: Internet Fact Checker

Biographical Dictionary - s9.com - May have more contemporary figures. Is designed in Wikipedia style format for gathering information.

Google Scholar:

Dewey Browse** Web sites classified by Dewey Decimal System.