Welcome to the Students Online Resources page. We have two main areas of resources sponsored by Polk County Schools, Curriculum Based Resources and Library Research Resources. The navigation to the left will guide you to additional online resources.

Library Research Resources

The Library Research Resources are available to all Polk County Students; some require a username and password, which may be obtained from the school library media specialist. This area provides resources for all subject areas and grade levels.

Please Note: To use these resources on your school website, please right click on the button and choose, "Copy Shortcut" to copy the website address. Some resources won't work properly on your school website if you copy the website address from the address bar after you open the resource.

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Curriculum Based Resources

Teachers throughout Polk County Schools use the Curriculum Based resources in class. The Teacher provides the login and password for these resources.

Library Research Resources

Online Catalogs

These sites are for use by all students of Polk County schools. Some require a password. This may be obtained from your school library media specialist.

  • Desinty Online Catalog

    Destiny is used for the Polk County Schools district library catalog. Select your school from the list. If you want to check out a book, contact your media specialist with the title, author, and call number.

    Grades: All Grades

  • Ask a Librarian

    Ask a Librarian is a free online service that allows Floridians to chat live with a librarian for immediate assistance. A trained information professional can guide you to the answers you need in minutes.

    Grades: All Grades

  • Polk County Library Cooperative

    The Polk County Library Cooperative (PCLC) is a group of libraries and government entities who have chosen to unite and cooperate to provide excellent library services to Polk County residents, businesses, and organizations.

    Grades: All Grades

Online Subscriptions

Click the icons below to access the online subscriptions offered by Polk County Schools. These sites are for use by all students of Polk County schools. Some require a password. This may be obtained from your school library media specialist.

  • Accelerated Reader BookFinder

    Searching for Accelerated Reader books is fun and easy with this free online tool.

    Grades: All Grades

  • Ask a Librarian

    Ask a Librarian is a free online service that allows Floridians to chat live with a librarian for immediate assistance. A trained information professional can guide you to the answers you need in minutes.

    Grades: All Grades

  • Florida Electronic Library

    The Florida Electronic Library is a gateway to select Internet resources. Available resources include electronic magazines, newspapers, almanacs, encyclopedias, and books..

    Grades: All Grades

  • Infobase Publishing eBooks

    Infobase eBooks are Web-based versions of Infobase Publishing's outstanding print reference books. Infobase offers students, librarians, and educators authoritative, reliable resources supporting the curriculum across a wide range of subject areas.

    Grades: Middle, Senior

  • Teaching Books.net

    TeachingBooks.net is a time-saving portal to thousands of online resources you can use to explore children's and young adult books and their authors.

    Grades: All Grades

  • I Save A Tree.com

    A collection of electronic books offered by Polk County Schools. Books are separated by category and come in English and Spanish.

    Grades: Elementary, Middle

  • Tumble Book Library

    TumbleBookLibrary is an online collection of animated,
    talking picture books which teach young children the joys of reading in a format students will love.

    This resource is provided by the Lakeland Public Library

    Grades: Elementary

  • Culture Grams

    Another great source of cultural, historical, and statistical country information. Includes a new Kids section.

    Grades: All Grades

  • Country Reports

    CountryReports provides over 35,000 pages of online content on the cultures and countries of the world.

    Grades: All Grades

  • Salem History

    Salem History is a robust online database that includes the complete content of printed reference sets. Purchasing printed reference delivers online access at no additional cost.

    Grades: Secondary

  • Salem History

    Mackin VIA provides one easy, convenient access to all your ebooks and educational databases. One login will give you and your students the ability to view and use all your eResources. Check with your media specialist for login information.

    Grades: All

  • ABC-CLIO American History

    The American History database is designed to move students and young adult library patrons beyond memorizing names and dates toward a deeper understanding of America’s fascinating, complex story..

    Grades: Middle, Senior

  • ABC-CLIO World History: Modern Era

    World History: The Modern Era covers a broad range of topics in depth—the evolution of modern Europe since the Renaissance; concurrent developments in Asia, Africa, and the Islamic world; the global impact of the Industrial Revolution; and much more.

    Grades: Middle, Senior

  • ABC-CLIO World History: Ancient and Medieval Eras

    World History: Ancient and Medieval Eras covers human history in all corners of the globe—from prehistoric times to the beginnings of the Renaissance.

    Grades: Middle, Senior

  • Kids Info Bits

    Kids InfoBits is a database developed especially for beginning researchers in Kindergarten through Grade 5.

    Grades: Elementary

  • Gale Virtual Reference Library

    Gale Virtual Reference Library is a database of encyclopedias and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research. These reference materials once were accessible only in the library, but now you can access them online from the library or remotely 24/7.

    Grades: Middle, Senior

  • World Book

    Full featured online encyclopedia and reference center. Resource selection page.

    Grades: All Grades

  • World Book Kids

    Based on World Book's award-winning Discovery Encyclopedia, World Book Kids includes thousands of easy-to-read articles, engaging images and illustrations, interactive games and activities, and teacher resources.

    Grades: Elementary

  • World Book Kids

    Includes the articles of the World Book Encyclopedia, a Biography Center, dictionary, atlas, an extensive multimedia collection, thousands of editor-selected Web sites, correlations to curriculum standards, and much more.

    Grades: Middle

  • World Book Kids

    Designed for high school and college students, World Book Advanced is a powerful reference tool that includes encyclopedic, multimedia, e-book, and primary source databases, fully integrated in a single search.

    Grades: Senior

  • World Book Kids

    Includes the articles of the World Book Encyclopedia, a Biography Center, dictionary, atlas, an extensive multimedia collection, thousands of editor-selected Web sites, correlations to curriculum standards, and much more.

    Grades: Middle

  • World Book Kids

    Dramatic Learning contains lesson plans tailored to meet curriculum-based standards and specifically related to their play unit’s content. Nearly all these lesson plans contain both an Educator Page on-site and a Student Page as a downloadable Word document.

    Grades: All Grades

  • World Book Kids

    The Early World of Learning offers busy educators many stimulating ways of teaching concepts and reinforcing skills in the classroom.

    Grades: Elementary

  • World Book Kids

    Offers World Book's excellent editorial content, rich media, and interactive features in Spanish.

    Grades: All Grades

  • World Book Kids

    Offers World Book's excellent editorial content, rich media, and interactive features in Spanish.

    Grades: All Grades

  • EBSCO Discovery Service

    EBSCO Discovery Service

    Grades: All Grades

  • EBSCO Host

    EBSCOhost Research Databases

    Grades: All Grades

  • Biography Reference Center

    Biography Reference Center

    Grades: All Grades

  • Science Reference Center

    Science Reference Center

    Grades: All Grades

  • Histroy Reference Center

    History Reference Center

    Grades: All Grades

  • Student Research Center

    Student Research Center

    Grades: All Grades

  • Kids Search

    Kids Search

    Grades: All Grades

  • Searchasaurus

    Searchasaurus

    Grades: All Grades

  • Literary Reference Center

    Literary Reference Center

    Grades: All Grades

  • NoveList Plust

    NoveList Plus

    Grades: All Grades

  • Poetry & Schort Story Reference Center

    Poetry & Short Story Reference Center

    Grades: All Grades

  • Points of View Reference Center

    Points of View Reference Center

    Grades: All Grades

  • CCC Streaming

    CCC! Streaming Media is an interactive media-on-demand service for the K-12 educational market that provides educators and students the power to meet and exceed 21st century educational expectations across all curriculums.

  • FCAT Explorer

    FCAT Explorer is an online educational program for Florida's students that reinforces reading and math skills outlined in the Sunshine State Standards. Science skill practice is available at the 8th grade level.

    Grades/Availability: All students grade 3-12 with teacher provided login information. www.fcatexplorer.com

  • Easy Tech

    EasyTech is an online Sunshine State Standards aligned curriculum that provides technology skills training to K-8 students.

    Grades/Availability: Middle school students in selected courses with teacher provided login information. www.learning.com