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Biography in Context Tutorial [PDF]
Biographies and articles about modern and historical figures.

Encyclopedia articles and a world atlas.

Britannica: Escolar
Brittanica: Escolar provides Spanish language reference for primary and high school age students. Separate home pages for each level allow users to tailor the site to their needs, making it the only online Spanish-language database that offers age-appropriate content for everyone.

Britannica School Tutorial
Encyclopedias, homework, and learning resources for grades K–12.

Infotrac Student Edition Tutorial [PDF]
Encyclopedia, magazine, and newspaper articles for high school students.

MasterFile Premier (Natick cardholders only) Video Tutorial 1 Video Tutorial 2
Search magazine, newspaper, and journal articles and reference books.

Research in Context
Created specifically for middle school researchers, bringing together authoritative content in a variety of formats on one modern, student-friendly, and mobile-responsive interface.

World Book Online (Natick cardholders only) Video Tutorials
Encyclopedia articles and research help for all ages.

Suggested Websites for Online Research & Learning

Automatically generate a bibliography.

EDSITEment Best of the Web
Educational websites about art, culture, history, language, and literature.

Finding Dulcinea
Tips and recommended websites for online research.

Google Scholar
Find scholarly articles for academic research.

Search engine for doing research online.

Power My Learning
Free educational games for grades K–12.

Purdue OWL
Learn to write essays and bibliographies.

SparkNote Test Prep
Barnes & Noble SparkNote editors provide books and online content to prepare you for the SAT, ACT, and AP Subject Tests.

Online Dictionaries

American Heritage Dictionary

Merriam Webster Visual Dictionary

Rhyming Dictionary Dictionary & Thesaurus
Search 19 different dictionaries and thesauruses.