District Library Resources
Resources Selected for the Salem Public Schools Learning Community
Library Media Specialist
Collins Middle School Library
29 Highland Ave.
Salem, MA 01970
Information and Resources for:
Full-Text Databases & Collections (User Name and/or Password needed to log in.)
BrainPOP features a terrific collection of hundreds of original animated movies about math, English, science, social studies, health and technology, as well as activity pages, timelines, comic strips and other features.
Find Spanish language movies, quizzes, and more here.
BrainPOP Jr. features movies, quizzes, games and activities appropriate for students in grades K-3.
This marvelous collection includes thousands of curriculum-related video clips, a lesson plan library, an interactive atlas, and much more.
These collections include:
Primary Search - this resource offers full-text articles, including Lexiles (reading level indicators) for more than 70 magazines, the Encyclopedia of Animals, Funk & Wagnall's New World Encyclopedia, and the American Heritage Children's Dictionary, as well as images and maps.
Middle Search Plus - this terrific full-text database includes more than 140 magazines, thousands of biographies, historical essays, primary source documents, and a growing image collection. Each full-text article is assigned a Lexile (reading level indicator).
MasterFILE Premier - this full-text collection includes more than 1,750 magazines and journals covering all major subject areas, dating from 1975 to present. Also available is full-text information from more than 500 reference books, thousands of primary source documents, and a substantial and growing image collection. This database is updated daily.
Health Source - Consumer Edition
Professional Development Collection