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Nonfiction Resources

Ancestry (You need to be at DMS to use this site.)  This site can be used for Genealogy Research. 

Ben’s Guide to Government - This site is packed full of resources to learn more about our country.  Choose the JOURNEYPERSON tab for age-appropriate information and games.  This site also includes links to more resources.  

Flipster - Access to online magazines.  Browse for digital magazines and tap the magazine to open it in your browser.  You can also download the Flipster app and then open Flipster for the Media Center page by selecting "Open in app for offline reading."  See your librarian for the username and password.

Fold3 (You need to be at DMS to use this site.) Search Historical Military Records!

FreedomFlix (Grades 3-8) Bringing History to life while learning about important historical events through videos, images, weblinks, and Cornerstones of Freedom Series.  Viewers can watch, read, and explore e-books.   

Britannica School -DeKalb's go to fact-checked encyclopedia for research.  Explore thousands of articles, biographies, videos, images, and more.

Gale Resources - Nonfiction Databases include: Biographies, Contemporary Authors, Health & Wellness, Virtual Reference Library, INDIANA HISTORY, Military and Intelligence, Science in Context, Small Business Resource, TESTING and Education Resource Center.  (Practice SAT, ACT, AP, ASVAB & more) See your librarian for the username and password.

Inspire (K-12) - This site includes full-text magazine and journal articles, websites, pamphlets, images, almanacs, full-text historic newspapers, multimedia, library catalogs, and more.  Users can narrow results by Lexile, search databases by subject, then choose & search through the Student Research Center.  

NBC Learn - Access thousands of high-quality archival, original, and currents events videos through the Indiana Department of Education.  This site is for use in classroom instruction, student projects, and homework.

Newspaper.com (You need to be at DMS to use this site.) This site has over 3,400 US Newspapers 1700's-2000's.  More added daily.

Opposing Viewpoints - This site is a good resource for assisting in argumentative writing.  It provides full-text access to all viewpoints of current hot topics and social issues.  It is easy to use basic and advanced search, spotlighted articles, browse by category, find videos, facts, statistics, and more.  The information is from news, magazines, academic journals, primary sources, and websites.  

TrueFlix (Grades 3-8) (Science) Explore People, Places, History, Science, & Nature using videos, images, web-links, & read-along books.