Online Databases and eBooks

Not all resources will be interesting or appropriate for all students. As with any online experience, parents and teachers should monitor what students are viewing and assist them in learning to choose the best resource for their need.

Online Databases and eBooks

These databases and eBooks are centrally purchased for the use of all Fairfax County Public Schools students and staff. Many schools purchase additional databases. Please see your school's librarian for more information. Home access requires a password. See your librarian for a password list.

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Britannica School - Elementary

The Most Acclaimed Information Resource with Editorial Quality Trusted Worldwide! Includes thousands of curriculum-relevant articles, images, videos, audio clips, primary sources, maps, and editor-recommended websites.
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Britannica School - High School

The Most Acclaimed Information Resource with Editorial Quality Trusted Worldwide! Includes thousands of curriculum-relevant articles, images, videos, audio clips, primary sources, maps, and editor-recommended websites.
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Britannica School - Middle School

The Most Acclaimed Information Resource with Editorial Quality Trusted Worldwide! Includes thousands of curriculum-relevant articles, images, videos, audio clips, primary sources, maps, and editor-recommended websites.
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Britannica School Edition

Access all Britannica products and levels from one place. Use the "Your Britannica Resources" drop-down menu to select a different resource.
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Business Insights: Essentials

Business Insights: Essentials combines all of the content formerly found in Business & Company Resource Center with a new interface designed around the research goals and workflows of your diverse business research community. Easily find information on companies, industries and more in the context of timely news, statistical data, and in-depth reports.
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Career Transitions

Career Transitions is an online career guidance center that walks users through the job-search process from beginning to end. It brings together all the tools needed to explore and take the leap to a new career. Career Transitions employs a step-by-step approach to help people: 1) explore new career possibilities; 2) assess their interests and experience; 3) identify ways to improve their prospects, including networking and education; 4) prepare for a job search; and 5) search and apply for jobs.
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Cavendish Square

Access and cross-search all of the Cavendish Square databases
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Civil War

Learn more about key individuals and battles of the American Civil War. This resource contains information about the social, economic, technical, and political background of the conflict.
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Colonial America

Chart the birth of a nation from the arrival of Europeans in North America, to the Revolutionary War and the creation and ratification of the U.S. Constitution.