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Giving educators innovative ways to design and deliver engaging learning experiences every day.


NoodleTools gives students a systematic but flexible framework for navigating the tangled web of research. Students develop expert critical-thinking skills, gain confidence, and replace patchwriting and plagiarism with synthesis.

Bucks County Free Library

The Bucks County Free Library is a seven-branch county library system with locations in Bensalem, Doylestown, Langhorne, Levittown, Perkasie, Quakertown, and Yardley-Makefield. Beyond our physical branches, the Bucks County Free Library makes our extensive collection of e-books and audiobooks available to all Bucks County residents.

World Book Advanced

In a world of digital news, World Book Advanced gives high school students and adults a reliable source to check the facts. Advanced is a powerful reference tool that includes full encyclopedic and multimedia databases supplemented with online books, primary sources, special reports and more.

World Book Student

World Book Student offers age-appropriate information on basic subjects of interest, including animals, insects, biographies of U.S. presidents and Canadian prime ministers, inventors, artists, and other famous people, and geographical and factual information on the states and countries around the world.

World Book Kids

World Book Kids is an encyclopedia for young learners and has thousands of articles, games, activities, science projects, and more. An engaging image-driven homepage will draw in in learners, and concise articles paired with thousands of images and videos will keep researchers engaged.

Grolier Online Encyclopedia

Scholastic GO! is an online database of more than 120,000 core-curriculum articles for grades 2-12 educators and students. Designed with repeat usability in mind, search returns are delivered in a clean and easy to navigate organization and presentation for more efficient research and discovery.

Biography in Context

Discover the world's most influential people by searching narrative biographies, news, magazine, and multimedia content.

Kids Info Bits

Kids InfoBits is a content-rich resource with a mobile responsive design. The inviting user-friendly interface helps kids explore the product and gain comfort with database searching

Pebble Go

PebbleGo is a curricular content hub specifically designed for K-2 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.

PebbleGo Next

PebbleGo Next is the ideal enhancement to your PebbleGo subscription. With it, you’ll provide 3rd-5th grade students with hundreds of curriculum-connected articles designed for their specific needs

SIRS Discoverer

SIRS Discoverer is a general reference database for upper elementary and middle school learners, researchers and educators covering curriculum areas such as reading, language arts, current events, science, social studies, history, health and technology.  SIRS Discoverer provides age-appropriate, authoritative, curriculum-aligned content and features for use in Elementary and Middle/Intermediate Schools.


Ever since Benjamin Franklin founded the nation’s first public library, Pennsylvanians have been emPOWERed by their libraries—to research, study, learn, communicate, discover new interests, develop new skills, retool their careers, and find their pathway through life.