District Digital Subscription Resources
CQ Researcher (9-12)
Founded in 1923 as Editorial Research Reports, CQ Researcher is noted for its in-depth, unbiased coverage of health, social trends, criminal justice, international affairs, education, the environment, technology and the economy. Reports are published in print and online 44 times a year by CQ Press, an imprint of SAGE Publications.
Each single-themed, 12,000-word report is researched and written by a seasoned journalist. The consistent, reader-friendly organization provides researchers with an introductory overview, which includes three pro-con debates; a background and chronology on the topic; an assessment of the current situation; tables and maps; a pro/con debate by representatives of opposing positions; and bibliographies of key sources.
The aim of CultureGrams has been to foster understanding and appreciation of the world's countries and peoples by creating and publishing concise, reliable, and up-to-date cultural content. Today the CultureGrams series is one of the most trusted and widely used cultural reference and curriculum products in the education, government, and non-profit arenas.
Ancestry Classroom (6-12) *only available when connected to district computer network*
Ancestry® has the world’s largest online family history resource, home to billions of historical records, millions of family trees and much more.
Ancestry Classroom offers free access to all the original and primary documents of Ancestry's U.S. Collection, Fold3 and Newspapers.com for use in curriculum.
BadgerLink is Wisconsin’s online library which provides access to licensed content such as magazines, newspapers, scholarly articles, videos, images, and music.
BadgerLink is Wisconsin's Online Library, providing Wisconsin residents with licensed content not available through regular search engines. BadgerLink is a service provided by the Department of Public Instruction and our resources and staff are paid for with state funding and federal funding from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.
Fact Cite (4-8)
FactCite Lincoln Library Online is a collection of affordable databases for researchers in grades K-12. Content is designed to encourage reading and support curriculum. And best of all, students and patrons love using FactCite for assignments and browsing.
It's no surprise the inaugural LMC/ARBA Best in Reference awards named FactCite "Best Overall Reference K-12." And FactCite’s customer service is second to none—just read the testimonials!
PebbleGo is a curricular content hub specifically designed for K-3 students. Packed with informational articles, ready-made activities, and literacy supports for students of all abilities, it boosts engagement and fosters independent learning in core subject areas. Your students will love exploring PebbleGo time and time again.
No matter the subject you're teaching or the unique needs and interests of your students, PebbleGo has you covered. Complete with scaffolding to support differentiated instruction, engaging multimedia within each article to maximize comprehension, and interactive lessons, activities, and games to reinforce learning, PebbleGo is the go-to K-3 resource for teachers across the country.
Scholastic BookFlix is a new online literacy resource for grades PreK-3 that pairs interactive fictional video storybooks from Weston Woods with related nonfiction eBooks from Scholastic to build a love of reading and learning.
▪ Builds a love of reading and learning: BookFlix is an engaging and fun way for children to interact with both fiction and nonfiction books and to develop a curiosity about the world around them.
▪ Reinforces reading skills: BookFlix enables young readers to practice key reading skills including fluency, reading comprehension and vocabulary.
▪ Exposes students to fiction and nonfiction: BookFlix pairs classic fictional video storybooks with top-quality nonfiction to reinforce early reading skills with both types of text.
▪ Perfect for independent reading: Read-along option, definitions of key vocabulary words and narrated text make BookFlix the perfect independent reading resource in the classroom, computer lab, school library or at home.
▪ Helpful tools for teachers and librarians: Educator resources provide extensive lesson plans for each fiction-nonfiction pair, as well as extension activities to deepen learning.
▪ Perfect reading resource for ALL students: Read-along option, definitions of key vocabulary words, and narrated text provide support for English Language Learners, struggling readers and special education students.
Formally WebPath express (3-12)
Destiny Discover Websites integrates more than 105,000 trustworthy, relevant websites into your library catalog while filtering out questionable and irrelevant content. Destiny Discover Websites offers peace-of-mind: students and staff can browse the web safely and effectively.
Our TumblePremium collection has over 1100 titles and is perfect for public libraries and elementary schools, with content most appropriate for those in grades K-6. It includes animated talking picture books, chapter books, videos, non-fiction titles, graphic novels, playlists, and books in French and Spanish.
School subscribers have access to a rich collection of educational resources such as lesson plans, quizzes, educational games and puzzles related to literacy, comprehension, and language skills.
School subscriptions also include the FREE Common Core Portal: a K-5 English Common Core Portal. The portal has resources aligned to core standards and make integrating TumbleBooks and the Common Core into your classrooms effortless.
*Access to film library for district teachers only*
Streaming Film Library for Education
Swank K-12 Streaming is convenient, controlled, and connected streaming platform that makes it easy for teachers to incorporate high-quality films into lesson plans. The library includes thousands of films for educational support, including the top feature films, documentaries and foreign titles.
Powered by Swank Motion Pictures, the content is curated specifically for educators based on the movies they need for lessons, and provides access both inside the classroom or for assignments outside of the classroom.
Eliminate the need for DVD players in classrooms
Enable streaming access for districts blocking personal streaming sites
Extend the classroom with connectivity to any LMS
Streamline access with single sign-on integration