Research Audience: Middle School


Research Guides

Guide from our Librarians: Research Johnson County

Research Johnson County with these helpful resources including info about local properties and homes, local news and statistics about Kansas and Johnson County.


Research Resources

Britannica Escolar

Provee acceso rápido a múltiples recursos como artículos, diccionarios, recursos multimedia, sitios web y mucho más. Los niveles de escolaridad: primaria y secundaria.

Quick access to multiple resources such as articles, dictionaries, multimedia resources, websites and much more. School levels: primary and secondary.

Britannica Library

Encyclopedia articles from the general and the kid-friendly encyclopedia.

Britannica School

Encyclopedia style articles for all ages: elementary, middle and high school students.

Computer Skills

Interactive online tutorials from EBSCOlearning that cover major software providers such as Adobe and Microsoft.


Explore the culture, history and people of each U.S. state and country of the world.

eBooks from EBSCO

Collection of eBooks across a wide range of topics for kids and adults.

eBooks from Gale

Online reference books on a variety of topics such as business plans, health, travel and kids reference books.

Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia

Online encyclopedia entries for students.

Gale Research Databases

Search across all Gale resources and eBooks.

Health Source: Consumer Edition

Health and wellness articles covering topics of interest for the general health information consumer.

JoCoHistory Collections

Historical photographs, newspapers, maps and more documenting the people, places and organizations of Johnson County, Kansas, from the 19th century to the present.

Khan Academy

Khan Academy provides a free world-class education for anyone everywhere on topics like math, science, history, economics, humanities, programming and test prep.

LearningExpress Library

Practice tests and tutorials for students in elementary, high school, college and graduate school and occupational practice tests such as GED, firefighter exam and more.


Bring learning to life with hundreds of interactive nonfiction books that integrate multimedia into each page. Enjoy online, no downloads required. For grades K-12.

Magazine, Journal and Newspaper List

A full list of all the physical and online magazines, journals and newspapers to which the library subscribes. Everything from People magazine to the Wall Street Journal and Sports Illustrated to Supreme Court debates.

Mango Languages

Online language-learning teaching conversation skills for more than 70 different languages ranging from Arabic to Yiddish! Follow the lessons at your own speed.

MAS Ultra - School Edition

Articles from popular magazines and journals for high school students.


The National Library of Medicine's health information for patients, their families and friends. Includes access to the online NIH MedlinePlus Magazine.

MedlinePlus en español

MedlinePlus es un servicio informativo de salud para pacientes, familiares y amigos. Es producido por la Biblioteca Nacional de Medicina de Estados Unidos. Este sitio web incluye artículos de NIH MedlinePlus Revista.

A health information resource for patients and their family and friends, produced by the National Library of Medicine. Includes access to the online NIH MedlinePlus Magazine in Spanish.

Middle Search Plus

Popular magazines for middle and junior high school students.

National Geographic Virtual Library

Firsthand accounts of global exploration captured in National Geographic Magazine articles dating back to 1888.

Find additional National Geographic eMagazines on Libby.

Primary Search

Articles from popular elementary school magazines.


More than 30 million citations and abstracts of biomedical and life sciences literature. Includes some links to free full-text articles. Maintained by the National Center for Biotechnology Information at the U.S. National Library of Medicine.

Read It!

Nonfiction articles and texts adapted for English language learners. Covers a variety of topics and includes short comprehension quizzes.

Artículos y textos de no ficción adaptados para estudiantes de inglés. Cubre una variedad de temas e incluye pruebas breves de comprensión. Este recurso está solamente en inglés.

Rosetta Stone

Learn to listen, read, write and speak a new language! The Rosetta Stone Library Solution teaches by context clues and interactive feedback through your computer, tablet or mobile device.

The World Almanac for Kids

Reference resources for middle school student reports and research, plus teacher resources.


Articles from a variety of national and international newspapers, magazines, biographies, book reviews, polls, government information and more.