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Closure Resources

Stay up to date on all the digital resources available for your family during the Coronavirus outbreak.

This curated collection of resources features virtual programs created by the Orem Library as well as lists of the best online resources from other educational institutions.

All resources are free to Orem Library card holders.

Databases

Explora

Provides students with easy-to-use features and age-appropriate content from the world’s leading magazines and reference books.

Funk and Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia

A general encyclopedia containing over 25,000 information segments appropriate for the research needs of school students.

Middle Search Plus

Provides full text for more than 140 popular, middle school magazines. Full text is also available for thousands of biographies and historical essays. Middle Search Plus also contains 84,774 biographies, 105,786 primary source documents, and an Image Collection of 341,655 photos, maps and flags.

Primary Search

Provides full text for more than 70 popular magazines for elementary school students. All full text articles included in the database are assigned a reading level indicator, and full text information dates as far back as 1990.

Tutor.com

Provides free one-to-one tutoring and homework help for Orem Public Library card holders.

Utah’s Online Library

A virtual library created by the Utah State Library Division in cooperation with Utah’s public libraries. This resource is aimed at all Utah residents and serves Utah’s public schools and academic institutions, as well as patrons of public libraries.

Websites

50 States

State information resource links to state homepage, symbols, flags, maps, constitutions, representitives, songs, birds, flowers, trees.

Ben’s Guide to U.S. Government for Kids

Teaches kids from kindergarten through 12th grade about the federal government, from the U.S. Government Printing Office.

History For Kids

American Library Association’s recommended history and biography websites for kids.

Native Americans For Students

Online activities and background information from the Library of Congress to help students learn more about Native Americans.

Primary Source Sets

Primary source collections exploring topics in history, literature, and culture developed by educators.

Social Sciences For Kids

American Library Association’s recommended social sciences websites for kids.

Social Studies For Kids

The U.S. government’s official web portal where kids can safely learn about social studies.

World Factbook

The World Factbook is maintained by the CIA and provides information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 267 world entities.