Books & Databases

Online Catalog

All physical books are cataloged here:

eBooks & AudioBooks

All ebooks & audiobooks can be accessed on MackinVIA through Clever:


All Databases can be accessed on MackinVIA through Clever:

General Encyclopedia

Britannica School

3 reading levels with background information on all topics

Geography and Cultures Resources

A to Z the USA

50 states and 5 territories, maps, flags, information, photos

Global Road Warrior

Geographic and cultural information for 175 countries, maps, flags, photos


Biography Resources


UXL Encyclopedia of World Biography (from Gale Virtual Reference Library)

Information about famous people from all professions, historical and somewhat recent, but not young and contemporary.

*Also see the history and science databases for famous historical figures, scientists, and inventors. Check Britannica School, too.

History Resources

Infobase Learning (formerly Facts on File)

Includes American History Online, African-American History Online, Ancient and Medieval History Online (women's history and government resources are included in the American History Online database)


Specialized History Reference Ebooks (from Gale Virtual Reference Library - GVRL)

American Revolution, Ancient Civilizations, Ancient Greece & Rome, Colonial America, Shaping of America, Fashion, Costume & Culture

Citation Tool


Use to create your MLA Junior Style works cited (bibliography). Teachers: format bibliographies in APA, Chicago, Turabian and MLA Advanced styles for graduate coursework. Links to Google Docs or Word.
*You must login to NoodleTools using Clever.

News, Magazines, Other

EBSCO Explora

Includes reference, magazine, newspaper and primary source documents, photos, video, audio on all topics. Tricky to use, but valuable.

EBSCO Points of View Reference Center

Information for debate or persuasive writing: topic ideas, background information, pro/con essays, and links to more information.

Streaming Video


You must create your own account. See Mrs. Krauze for information about how to do this.

Mythology Resources


Reference Ebooks (on EpointPlus)

Gods & Goddesses, Heroes & Heroines

Reference Ebook (from Gale Virtual Reference Library)

UXL Encyclopedia of World Mythology

Staff Professional Development

Global Learning (Solution Tree)

Teachers only. We have a limited number of subscriptions and you must create your own account.

Science Resources

Science Online (from Infobase)

Includes learning modules, reference articles, interactive experiments, diagrams, timelines, videos, scientist biographies, and current science issues


Reference Ebooks (from Gale Virtual Reference Library)

Chemical Elements, UXL Encyclopedia of Alternative Energy, UXL Health Resource

Food Chain Ebooks

A Desert Food Chain

A Mountain Food Chain

A Prairie Food Chain

A Rainforest Food Chain

An Arctic Tundra Food Chain

An Ocean Food Chain