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Book Connections

Public library interface focusing on enriching everyone's connection to children's and young adult books
General Public

Empowers all readers to:

  • Connect deeply with a book they are reading
  • Gain new insights and understanding from award-winning authors
  • Reinforce cultural authenticity and perspectives with diverse books
  • Cultivate a life-long love of reading
  • Find author interviews, lesson plans & interactive activities, discussion guides, and more to support literacy instruction

Britannica School

Access point for Britannica School Elementary, Middle, and High
  • Every article and image have a citation
  • Double-click on a word for definitions, pronunciations, and Spanish translation
  • Switch between levels to find the appropriately difficult article​

Britannica School - Elementary

Encyclopedia articles with images, maps, games, and other learning materials for elementary school students and educators
Elementary School Student
  • Every article and image have a citation
  • Double-click on a word for definitions, pronunciations, and Spanish translation
  • Switch between levels to find the appropriately difficult article

Britannica School - High

Encyclopedia articles with images, maps, games, and other learning materials for high school students and educators
High School Student
  • Every article and image have a citation
  • Double-click on a word for definitions, pronunciations, and Spanish translation
  • Switch between levels to find the appropriately difficult article

Britannica School - Middle

Encyclopedia articles with images, maps, games, and other learning materials for middle school students and educators
Middle School Student
  • Every article and image have a citation
  • Double-click on a word for definitions, pronunciations, and Spanish translation
  • Switch between levels to find the appropriately difficult article

Britannica School Images & Videos - Elementary

Browse Britannica's images and videos for elementary school students
Elementary School Student
  • Browse by Animals, Fine Arts, Language Arts, Places, Plants and Other Living Things, Science and Mathematics, Social Studies, Sports and Hobbies, and World Religions
  • All images and videos have a citation
 

Britannica School Images & Videos - High

Browse Britannica's images and videos for high school students
High School Student
  • Browse by Animals, Arts and Literature, Earth and Geography, History, Life Processes, Living Things, Philosophy and Religion, Plants, Science and Mathematics, Society, Sports and Recreation, and Technology
  • All images and videos have a citation​

Britannica School Images & Videos - Middle

Browse Britannica's images and video for middle school students
Middle School Student
  • Browse by Animals, Arts and Literature, Earth and Geography, History, Life Processes, Living Things, Philosophy and Religion, Plants, Science and Mathematics, Society, Sports and Recreation, and Technology
  • All images and videos have a citation​

Children's Core Collection

Reliable guides to help librarians with collection development and maintenance, curriculum support, readers' advisory and general reference.
  • For libraries and educators serving readers in preschool through sixth grade 
  • Book recommendations to assist with collection development and weeding
  • More than 49,000 fiction and nonfiction, story collections and picture books
  • Professional literature for children's librarians

Core Collections Complete

Interface search for Children's, Middle & Junior High, and Senior High Core Collections that includes reliable guides for collection development and maintenance, curriculum support, readers' advisory and general reference.
Educator
  • Searches Children's, Middle & Junior High, and Senior High Core Collections
  • For libraries and educators serving readers in preschool through high school
  • Book recommendations to assist with collection development and weeding

EBSCO Multimedia Search

Search EBSCO for videos, images, and animations
General Public, Middle School Student, High School Student, Higher Ed Student
  • Access the Image Collection, Medical Image Collection, Literary Image Collection, Science Video Collection, Medical Video and Animations, and Video Encyclopedia of the 20th Century
  • Includes more than 10,000 videos and almost a million images

Explora for Elementary Schools

Search interface for EBSCO's elementary school resources
Elementary School Student
  • ​​​​​​​Browse by Animals, Arts & Music, Biographies, Geography, Language Arts, Math, Science & Health, and Social Studies
  • Searches American Heritage® Children's Dictionary, Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia, and Primary Search
  • Also includes the Primary Search Reference eBook Collection
  • Full-text articles are searchable by reading level indicator (Lexile)
For Educators​

Explora for Everyone

Search interface for EBSCO's general information resources
General Public, Higher Ed Student
  • Browse by Arts & Literature, Biography, Business & Careers, Current Events, Geography & Culture, Health, History & Social Science, and Science & Math
  • Searches Academic Search Premier, Business Source Premier, Consumer Health Complete, Education Research Complete, ERIC, GreenFILE, Health Source: Consumer Edition, History Reference Center, Literary Reference Center, MAS Ultra: School Edition, MasterFILE Complete, Middle Search Plus, Military & Government Collection, Newspaper Source Plus, Professional Development Collection, Science Reference Center, and Teacher Reference Center.
  • Also includes the following eBook Collections: Consumer Health Reference eBook Collection, History Reference eBook Collection, Literary Reference eBook Collection, MAS Reference eBook Collection, MasterFILE Reference eBook Collection, Middle Search Reference eBook Collection, Science Reference eBook Collection
  • Full-text articles are searchable by reading level indicator (Lexile) ​​

Explora for Middle & High Schools

Search interface for EBSCO's middle and high school resources
Middle School Student, High School Student
  • Browse by Arts & Literature, Biography, Business & Government, Current Issues, Geography, Health, History, and Science & Math
  • Searches Advanced Placement Source, Consumer Health Complete, Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia, GreenFILE, Health Source: Consumer Edition, History Reference Center, Literary Reference Center Plus, MAS Complete, MasterFILE Complete, Middle Search Plus, Newspaper Source Plus, and Science Reference Center
  • Also includes the following eBook Collections: Consumer Health Reference eBook Collection, History Reference eBook Collection, Literary Reference eBook Collection, MAS Reference eBook Collection, MasterFILE Reference eBook Collection, Middle Search Reference eBook Collection, Science Reference eBook Collection
  • Full-text articles are searchable by reading level indicator (Lexile)
For Educators

Humanities International Complete

Full-text information on literature, philosophy, the arts, and history
High School Student, Higher Ed Student
  • Nearly 1,240 full-text journals
  • Content for students, researchers, and educators interested in all aspects of the humanities, with worldwide content pertaining to literary, scholarly and creative thought

Literary Reference Center Plus

Collection of literary criticism and reference works
General Public, High School Student, Higher Ed Student
  • More than 160,000 classic and contemporary poems
  • More than 37,000 classic and contemporary short stories
  • More than 8,000 classic novels
  • More than 36,000 plot summaries, synopses and work overviews
  • More than 86,000 articles/essays of literary criticism

MAS Complete

A collection of popular magazines, books, and multimedia covering a wide-range of subject areas
High School Student
  • More than 560 full-text popular high school magazines
  • More than 210 full-text reference books
  • More than 100,000 full-text biographies
  • More than 55,000 primary source documents
  • An image collection of more than 1.9 million photos, maps, flags and color PDFs

Middle & Junior High Core Collection

Reliable guides to help librarians with collection development and maintenance, curriculum support, readers' advisory and general reference.
  • For libraries and educators serving readers in grades five through nine
  • Book recommendations to assist with collection development and weeding
  • More than 30,000 fiction and nonficton titles

NoveList

Fiction recommendation resource with read-alikes, discussion guides, reading lists, and more
General Public, High School Student
  • Search for books by keyword and reading level (Lexile)
  • Includes book recommendations created by book experts
  • Search by terms of appeal like style and mood

NoveList K-8

Children's fiction recommendation resource with read-alikes, discussion guides, reading lists, and more
Elementary School Student, Middle School Student
  • Search for books by keyword and reading level (Lexile)
  • Includes book recommendations created by book experts
  • Search by terms of appeal like style and mood

PBS Wisconsin Education

Educational videos, images, and animations spanning all curricular areas
Elementary School Student, Middle School Student, High School Student, Educator
  • Innovative, cost-free multimedia resources including videos, student interactives, eBooks, and a new Wisconsin historical inquiry adventure game
  • Gateway to PBS LearningMedia and PBS NEWSHOUR Student Reporting Labs
  • Award-winning classroom resources connect to Wisconsin's academic standards
  • Includes PBS Wisconsin Education productions like Climate Wisconsin, Into the Book, Into the Map, The Ways, Vel Phillips: Dream Big Dreams, Wisconsin Biographies, Wisconsin Hometown Stories, Young Performers Initiative and others

Poetry & Short Story Reference Center

Full-text classic and contemporary poems,short stories, biographies, essays, lesson plans and learning guides
General Public, High School Student, Higher Ed Student
  • More than 370,000 full-text poems, both classic and contemporary
  • More than 56,000 full-text short stories, both classic and contemporary
  • More than 4,000 full-text dramatic works
  • More than 2,600 audio recordings of poets reading their own works from the Academy of American Poets, poets reading works of other poets and podcasts from The Poetry Foundation
  • High-quality videos provided by the Academy of American Poets and MacNeil/Lehrer Productions

Senior High Core Collection

Reliable guides to help librarians with collection development and maintenance, curriculum support, readers' advisory and general reference.
  • For libraries and educators serving readers in grades 9 through 12
  • Book recommendations to assist with collection development and weeding
  • More than 30,000 fiction and nonfiction titles

TeachingBooks

An engaging collection of resources that brings books to life
Elementary School Student, Middle School Student, High School Student, Educator
Empowers all readers to:
  • Connect deeply with a book they are reading
  • Gain new insights and understanding from award-winning authors
  • Reinforce cultural authenticity and perspectives with diverse books
  • Cultivate a life-long love of reading 
  • Find author interviews, lesson plans & interactive activities, discussion guides, and more to support literacy instruction