• Hampton Roads Academy
ACADEMICS
Library & Digital Resources

Streaming Video Sites & Teacher Resources / Current News and Educational Resources

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  • Online Databases, E-Journals, & E-Reference Books

    American Government
    Includes research, lessons with topic explorations, test creator, correlations, e-books, etc. - school/home username & password located under Faculty's Resource Board
     
    American History
    Includes research, lessons with topic explorations, test creator, correlations, e-books, etc. - school/home username & password located under Faculty's Resource Board.

    AR BookFinder
    Allows you to search for book titles based on authors, topics, or titles of books for the Accelerated Reader program.

    Bloom's Literature
    It has complete coverage of essays and criticisms, examining the lives of great authors and their works, including historical events that help place literature in context. - school/home username/password located under Faculty's Resource Board.

    BrainPop

    BrainPop Jr

    BrainPop Espanol

    BrainPop Francais

    Country Reports
    Includes statistical data on various topics and cultural information on countries; has geography and teacher resources - school/home username & password located under Faculty's Resource Board.

    Explores the Romantic and Victorian periods including numerous original manuscripts, first editions and rare illustrations. Contains newspapers, photographs, advertisements and maps along with personal letters and diaries from iconic authors; presenting an historical, political and cultural contexts. - no username/password needed.

    DOAJ
    (Directory of Open Access Journals)A free, comprehensive directory of scientific and scholarly research journals - no username/password needed.

    Enchanted Learning
    (Lower School) With over 25,000 websites, this site contains elementary level activities with information on various topics. It provides creative educational materials such as crafts, printouts, activity sheets, maps and much more! - school/home username/password located under Faculty's Resource Board


    ERIC
    (Educational Resources Information Center)Digital library of education related resources - no username/password needed.

    Gale Cengage Learning
    includes General OneFile,Expanded Academic ASAP, General Reference Center Gold, Student Edition,Research in Context, National Geographic Kids, Gender Studies Collection, Computer Database, Agriculture Collection, Business Economics and Theory, Culinary Arts Collection, Criminal Justice Collection, Communications and Mass Media Collection, Diversity Studies Collection, Environmental Studies and Policy Collection, Fine Arts and Music Collection, Gardening, Landscape and Horticulture Collection, General Science Collection, Home Improvement Collection, Information Science & Library Issues, Insurance & Liabilities Collection, Military and Intelligence Database, Health Reference Center Academic,Nursing and Allied Health Collection, Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine Collection, Pop Culture Collection, Psychology Collection, Religion & Philosophy Collection, Hospitality, Tourism and Leisure Collection, Small Business Collection, US History Collection, Vocation and Careers Collection, War & Terriorism, World History Collection, Women in History, Child Development, and Kids InfoBits.

    Issues - Understanding Controversy and Society
    Helps students develop an in-depth understanding of how society shapes and is shaped by controvery providing authoritative historical context, expert perspectives, and carefully selected primary and secondary sources on today's most important issues.

    LibraryWorld
    Database of all of the physical materials available in HRA's Ferguson Library/Media Center -no username/password needed 

    National Academies of Sciences, Engineeering, and Medicine
    Over 8,500 titles on a wide range of topics in science, engineering, and medicine, providing authoritative, independently-researched information in PDF format that can be downloaded for free by the chapter or entire book

    Open Access eBooks on JSTOR
    - More than 100 titles from several diciplines including history, religion, performing arts, music art & art history, environmental science, geology, paleontology, political science, language & literature, anthropology, archaeology, architecture and architectural history, philosophy, sociology, business, and general science.

    PhilPapers

    A comprehensive directory of online philosophical journal articles and books by academic philosophers. - no username/password needed

    State Geography
    Includes research, lessons with topic explorations, test creator, correlations, e-books, etc. - school/home username & password located under Faculty Resource Board

    TumbleBooks Premium - e-books (Lower School)
    An online collection of animated, talking picture books that includes bilingual Spanish and French titles. school/home username/password
    under Faculty Resource Board

    World and I: Interdisciplinary Resource
    A cross-curricular supplement that provides searches in social studies, language arts, science, the Arts, and Spanish school/home username/password located under Faculty's Resource Board

    World and I Kids
    Main sections include a world gallery, country of the day, history makers, folktales, treasures, Inspire! (character building), Did you know?, What if?, and much more. school/home username/password under Faculty Resource Board

    World Book Online
    Online reference center with additional info. and also features a Spanish & French language editions. Username/password not needed for school usage - school/home username/password located under Faculty Resource Board

    WorldCat
    Locates materials found at local public and academic libraries. - no username/password needed

    World Geography
    Includes research, lessons with topic explorations, test creator, correlations, e-books, etc, - school/home username/password located under Faculty Resource Board

    World History: Modern Era
    Includes research, lessons with topic explorations, test creator, correlations, e-books, etc. - school/home username/password located under Faculty Resource Board

    WorldWideScience
    A global science gateway composed of national and international scientific databases and portals. - no username/password needed

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  • Search Engines & Directories

    AllSides (For opposing viewpoints)
    Provides multiple perspectives of political issues from the left, center, and right viewpoints.

    BASE: Bielefeld Academic Search Engine

    Biography.com
    A source for true stories about notable people.

    DuckDuckGo
    For those who value their privacy. It does not track your search or internet activity.

    Funbrain
    For grades PreK-8, it is a free educational games, online books, and comics. It offers more than 100 fun interactive games that develop skills in math, reading, and literacy.

    Google Scholar

    Great Websites for Kids
    From American Library Association, this search engine contains selected quality sites with information on animals, the arts, history and biography, literature & languages, sciences, mathematics & computers, social sciences and a reference desk.(Lower/Middle Schools)

    Infoplease
    Factual information on an array of topics, including current events, biographies, pop culture, science, government and history.

    iSeek Education

    Ixquick
    The world's most private search engine

    Just Facts (Current Issues)
    A resource for independent thinkers whose mission is to research and publish verifiable facts about the leading public issues of our time with impartiality and excellence using a Standards of Credibility to determine what constitutes a credible fact and what does not.

    ProCon.org 
    (For opposing viewpoints) Promotes critical thinking, education, and informed citizenship by presenting controversial issues in a straightforward, nonpartisan, primarily pro-con format.

    Refdesk
    Biography/Who's Who

    SweetSearch  
    A search engine for students

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