America the Beautiful

Information about U.S. states and territories: facts, history, geography, and notable biographies. Part of Scholastic Go!

CQ Press Congress Collection

A data-rich research and reference tool that provides current information on members of Congress and historical analysis of their voting history, interest groups, and public policy decisions.


National and international geographical information including maps, statistics, history, infographics, and images. Explore the United States, Canada, and over 200 more countries around the world.


Search articles, essays, and primary source documents on a variety of school subjects and related topics.

Gale Virtual Reference Library

Access U.S. and world history, philosophy, religion, and social science eBook collections. The Gale Virtual Reference Library contains multidisciplinary reference publications, including subject encyclopedias, almanacs, and other topical sources including primary sources.

Lands and Peoples

An encyclopedia for students filled with facts and images about countries, cultures, and current events.

National Geographic

A complete archive of National Geographic magazine and National Geographic Traveler magazine from 1888 - Present. Includes a cross-searchable collection of National Geographic books, maps, images, and videos.

National Geographic: People, Animals, and the World

Provides full-text access to National Geographic books and magazines, along with videos, full-color maps and atlases, and downloadable images. Features content on travel, science & technology, history, environment, animals, photography, and peoples & cultures.

Opposing Viewpoints in Context

This database for social issues includes pro/con viewpoints, reference articles, interactive maps, infographics, and more. Use it to research sources, complete writing assignments, prepare for debates, and create presentations.

U.S. History in Context

This resource provides a variety of historical data from primary sources and reference documents. It also includes photographs, illustrations, and maps.

World Book Encyclopedia

Comprehensive access to encyclopedia articles, web links, periodical articles, videos, maps and more. Includes encyclopedias especially for students and Spanish-speakers.

World History in Context

A broad collection of scholarly analysis, full-text periodicals, reference works, and primary documents that cover the events, movements, and individuals that have shaped world history.