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Find great library resources below.     
  
IMPORTANT: This site will be discontinued as of Friday, May 26, 2017. Visit the new TC Learning Commons site, where you will find all of these favorite links, plus more.

https://sites.google.com/tcpenguin.net/tclearning-commons/home

                                            
 
 Library Catalog

Search for books in the Tri-County LMCs.

 
Take AR quizzes (at TC only), view reports, and look up book level and point information. Login for Renaissance Learning.
 Lexile Lookup Find a book's lexile number.

 www.badgerlink.net

Homepage for all of the BadgerLink resources. BadgerLink provides access to full text magazines, newspapers and reference resources, and other information in many subject areas, including literature, health, medical and medications, business, environment, military, government, heritage and ancestors, historical newspapers, and auto repair. Many resources are also offered in Spanish.

 Encyclopedias Dictionaries 

Encyclopedia Britannica offers English and Spanish language encyclopedias for K12 students and teachers.  Resources include articles, maps, images, videos, dictionaries and thesauri.  (BadgerLink Resource)

 Magazine Articles


Select from several EBSCO informational and research databases in many subject areas. (Select from these 5 databases for general searching: Academic Search Premier, MAS Ultra - School Edition, MasterFile Premier, Middle Search Plus, and Primary Search.) (BadgerLink Resource)

Books, Novels, Authors 

  And Student Created Book Trailers

Explore new and classic books and their authors. Find summaries, reviews, series information, literary criticism, articles, interviews, book readings, short movies, poems, short stories, speeches, plays, and biographies. Includes the BadgerLink resources: NoveList K-8, NoveList, Literary Reference Center, TeachingBooks, and LitFINDER. Also find "TumbleBook of the Day".



Explora is designed for student research, and offers select databases which include full-text magazine and newspaper articles, biographies, encyclopedias, dictionaries, primary source materials, Associated Press videos, and more. Students may use the single search box, or browse content by category. “Topic Overviews” provide background information. Many searches may be narrowed by Lexile range. (BadgerLink Resource)

  Infobase Learning fusion LogoIssues & Controversies helps researchers understand today's crucial issues by exploring hundreds of hot topics in politics, government, business, society, education, and popular culture. Updated weekly, with an extensive backfile, Issues & Controversies offers in-depth articles—each presenting both sides of an issue clearly, coherently, and without bias—made to inspire thought-provoking debates. Its straightforward presentation of the key facts, arguments, history, and current context of today's most important and timely issues makes the database an ideal resource for research papers, debate preparation, and persuasive writing assignments. (Students - Get user name and password from LMC staff or teacher.)

 Infobase Learning fusion Logo

Covers the great issues throughout history that shaped the United States, from colonial times to the present. Thousands of cross-referenced, hyperlinked entries that examine the events that make up the story of America. (Students - Get user name and password from LMC staff or teacher.)

Infobase Learning fusion LogoCurrent and archival news database, presents more than seven decades of authoritative world news summaries and background articles for today’s news. Search for specific information from 1940 through the latest news headlines. Get the complete overview on topics from abortion to World War II. Explore top news stories by subject, country, or year. Includes facts, figures, statistics, timelines, historical documents, primary sources, newsmaker and countries profiles and obituaries. (Students - Get user name and password from LMC staff or teacher.)
 How Do I Use That Resource? View short instructional videos on how to use reference and research tools, including some BadgerLink resources.