Find It Virginia

Middle School


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  • Explora Middle School (6-8 grades)
      • EBSCO’s interface for Schools and Public Libraries is designed to meet the unique needs of its users. Explora supports both student research and classroom instruction. Explora search across the following resources, including Newspaper Source, with variance for age appropriateness:
          • Read It!Research while practicing reading skills with Read It!™  Helps students with a basic foundation in English grammar and reading who need adapted reading material for many subjects. Read It!™ is also a great tool for English Language Learners.
          • eBook K-8 CollectionDesigned specifically for middle school students and educators, this collection offers an easy, cost-effective way for libraries to provide full-text eBook coverage that aligns with their school’s curricula, as well as complement other eBook and database resources from EBSCO. Enjoy casual fiction, literature, and scholarly works–reading for every purpose. 
          • eBook History CollectionThis collection features more than 17,000 world history eBooks to meet the content needs of students in their research. Titles encompass a variety of subjects, including medieval history, history of music, history of science, law in history, history of philosophy, art history, history of technology, history of business and economics, history of religion, military history and more.


  • K-8 Collection
      • This EBSCO collection includes eBooks for K-8 students and their educators. It offers a cost-effective way for libraries to provide educators with full-text eBook coverage to support their curricula, and is a great complement to other elementary and middle school eBook and database resources.
  • Cricket Media Collection
      • This collection includes more than 400 titles in eBook format and is suitable for children grades Pre-K through 8th. Cricket is an internationally recognized education company with award-winning print content for children, families and educators. Cricket engages children in a wide variety of subjects and disciplines, helping them explore and expand their worlds.
  • Junior Library Guild, Digital (JLGDigital)
      • This eBook/eAudiobook collection, offered 2/1/21 to 2/1/22, is an online collection that has new books every month that can be read in a browser or on any device.
      • Download the app from Google Play or the Apple Store for free or view in your browser.
      • For app users, please use the username VirginiaReader and the password VirginiaReader.
      • Use the filter symbol to search by grade level. English and Spanish languages are available.
  • OverDrive
      • Access magazines, eBooks and eAudiobooks with your library card
  • Novelist Plus
      • Can’t decide what to read next?  Use Novelist to discover your next favorite author, series, or title!
  • Novelist K-8
      • Specifically for students up to 8th grade, Novelist K-8 can help you find your next best read!


  • Universal Class – access from your local public library HERE.
      • Choose from over 500 online courses from photography to physics, computer skills to calligraphy. Learn for fun or to get extra help with a tough topic.

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