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Digital Resources

The following databases are provided by Chicago Public Schools for all students, teachers and administrators in the district. These databases which can be used both at school and at home are accessed with a special password login. Click here to access the eBook and database password document using your CPS credentials. (en Español). Charter Schools - Request a copy.

Bookflix

Bookflix

BookFlix is an online literacy resource that pairs classic fictional video storybooks with nonfiction eBooks to reinforce reading skills and develop essential real-world knowledge and understanding. It is available to CPS schools with a PreK Classroom.
Visit the Bookflix page on the Knowledge Center for login information and more

Capstone Interactive

Capstone Interactive

Capstone Interactive is a virtual library of engaging, interactive eBooks with natural read-aloud audio and text highlighting that students can access at school and at home.

PebbleGo

PebbleGo

PebbleGo is a curriculum-connected research database 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 learning.
Educator resources

PebbleGo Spanish

PebbleGo Spanish

With expertly translated versions of PebbleGo articles that include authentic Spanish read-aloud audio recorded by professional voice-over artists, students can easily switch between English and Spanish versions with a click of a button.

TeachingBooks

TeachingBooks

One-stop digital resources for the PK-12 books you are reading and teaching — Meet-the-Author interviews, lesson plans, audiobook performances, book trailers, and other enrichment content that generate enthusiasm for books and reading.

Gale In Context: High School

Gale In Context: High School

A fully integrated database for high school containing thousands of curriculum-targeted primary documents, biographies, essays, critical analyses, full-text coverage of over 1,000 magazines, newspapers, photographs, illustrations, and audio.
Teacher resource: Using Gale databases

Gale In Context: Middle School

Gale In Context: Middle School

Access continuously updated reference content with full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites for middle school organized in a user friendly website.

Gale In Context: Elementary

Gale In Context: Elementary

For K-5 students. Features a visually graphic interface, a topic tree search and age-appropriate, curriculum-related magazine, newspaper and reference content.

Gale In Context: U.S. History

Gale In Context: U.S. History

is an engaging online experience for those seeking contextual information on hundreds of the most significant people, events and topics in U.S. History.

Gale In Context: World History

Gale In Context: World History

is an engaging online experience for those seeking contextual information on hundreds of the most significant people, events and topics in World History.

Gale eBooks

Gale eBooks

Gale eBooks is a database of encyclopedias and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research.

Britannica

Britannica

Online Encyclopedia for K-12 — offering thousands of up-to-date, curated, and curriculum-relevant articles, images, videos, audio clips, primary sources, maps, research tools, Web sites, and three separate databases.

Escolar

Escolar

Spanish Reference for Grades K-8 with accurate and age-appropriate content in Spanish. Britannica Escolar’s new features make it more valuable than ever for native Spanish speakers, and bilingual students.

Moderna

Moderna

Spanish Reference for High School students and Adults with more than 47,000 articles and 8,000 images, dictionary and atlas, a valuable resource for for native Spanish speakers and bilingual students.

ImageQuest

ImageQuest

Image Resource for PreK-12: Fast, safe, and easy to use, Britannica ImageQuest brings lessons, assignments, and projects to life with over three million rights-cleared images!

New York Times

New York Times

From within CPS schools, students & staff receive access to deeply investigated, fact-based journalism, as well as access to educational resources through The New York Times Learning Network.

First Search

First Search

Professional and educational magazine and journal articles. Includes ERIC , WorldCat , Article-First , and others.

Newsela

Newsela

Newsela is an instructional content platform that sources authentic, real-world content from trusted publishers and makes it ready for classroom use. Content is available at 5 different reading levels, aligned to standards, and accompanied by instructional resources to support the core academic disciplines of English Language Arts, Social Studies, Science, and SEL.
Use your school username and password to connect.

Epic! Books

Epic! Books

Instantly access 35,000 simultaneous-view ebooks and learning videos. Set up your class to track reading and access quizzes and other features. All of your students can read the same book at the same time!

Encyclopedia of Chicago

Free, comprehensive reference source of Chicago history.

CPL

CPL

Provides subscriber access to over 30 databases for children and adults, including JuniorQuest Magazines; ProQuest Newspapers; SIRS Discoverer; Spanish-language databases; and WorldBook.

The History Makers

Free online source for African American biographies, history, timelines, events.

Chicago Collections Consortium

Chicago Collections Consortium

Chicago Collections' free, centralized, web-based search engine and record-finding tool on Chicago's history and culture. Users are able to locate or access over 100,000 maps, photos, and letters held at member institutions throughout the Chicago area.

Safari Montage

Safari Montage

View curriculum and standards-focused educational videos from leading publishers.

PBS Learning Media

PBS Learning Media

The PBS Learning Media site will help you navigate your students through the various resources developed by PBS & WGBH Educational Foundation. Teachers can create their own learning pathways, complete with quizzes and storyboards.

Library of Congress

Library of Congress

Free online resource for American history. Digital collection includes more than 8 million primary source materials, including historic maps, documents, audio and video.

eCUIP Digital Library

Reference and reading materials specially created in support of the CPS curriculum for teachers and students.

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