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OMS Database Passwords

Some of our databases require a password for school and/or home use. If it’s not listed here, you do not need a password at all. This document can only be accessed while logged in to an isd271.org account.

ABC-Clio American HistoryABC-CLIO American History

From the explorers of the Americas to the issues of today's headlines, this database investigates the people, events, and stories of our nation's evolution.

BrainPopBrainPop

Movies, quizzes, games, mobile apps, experiments, activity pages, and much more covering hundreds of topics within Math, Science, Social Studies, English, Technology, Arts & Music, and Health.

Explora Explora

A variety of resources including books, journals, and more on a variety of topics including Arts & Literature, Biography, Business & Government, Current Issues, Geography, Health, History, and Science & Math.

Britannica School Edition Encyclopedia Britannica School Edition

Encyclopedia content for middle school grades plus multimedia, timelines, world atlas, country comparison, and primary sources.

Middle Search PlusMiddle Search Plus

Contains full text for more than 150 popular middle school magazines.  Full text is also available for thousands of biographies and historical essays.
 

Minnesota Resources

Directs students to MN Reflections and the MN Video Vault.  Also contains links related to the 6th Grade Social Studies MN History curriculum.

Points of View Reference CenterPoints of View Reference Center

Contains a balance of materials from all viewpoints, including more than 1,300 main essays, leading political magazines from both sides of the aisle, newspapers, radio & TV news transcripts, primary source documents and reference books.

ProQuest Newspaper ResourcesProQuest Newspaper Resources

Newspaper articles from hundreds of papers including the Minneapolis Star Tribune, St. Paul Pioneer Press, Sioux Falls Argus Leader, St. Cloud Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Barron's, USA Today, and many more.

Research in ContextResearch in Context

Brings together authoritative content in a variety of formats on one modern, student-friendly and mobile-responsive interface for middle school students.

Student Resources in ContextStudent Resources in Context

Provides a premium selection of reference material, more than 1,100 full-text periodicals and newspapers, primary sources, creative works, and multimedia, including hours of video and audio clips and podcasts.