Education

Databases, when accessed by using a computer outside of the library, may require your 14-digit Union Public Library barcode number.

African-American History Online
More than 500 years of African-American history and culture using videos, slideshows, pivotal speeches, primary sources, curriculum suggestions, and timelines.

American History Online
Spans America’s history through videos, slideshows, pivotal speeches, primary sources, curriculum suggestions, and timelines.

American Indian History
More than 15,000 years of American Indian history and culture through videos, slideshows, pivotal speeches, primary sources, curriculum suggestions, and timelines.

American Women's History Online
Spans America’s women’s history through videos, slideshows, pivotal speeches, primary sources, curriculum suggestions, and timelines.

Ancient & Medieval History Online
Explore world history from prehistory through the mid-1500s, with emphasis on Egypt, Mesopotamia, Greece, Rome, Africa, Islamic Empire, Europe, Asia, and the Americas through primary sources and videos, curriculum suggestions, and timelines.

Curriculum Resource Center
Library of printable teacher-handout material for the middle school through junior college curriculum.

ERIC (Education Resource Information Center)
Indexed and full-text education literature and resources sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education.

Explora Educator's Edition
Professional development, lesson plans, curriculum standards, full-text articles, essays and primary source documents for educators and students. Translations are available in more than 30 languages.

Points of View Reference Center 
Covers multiple perspectives to help students assess and develop persuasive arguments and essays, better understand controversial issues and develop analytical thinking skills on subjects including citizens' rights, people and society, global issues, and more. Points of View Reference Center also contains a Curriculum Standards Module to help educators correlate the database content quickly and easily to Common Core, state- or province-specific curriculum standards.

Science Online
Covers a broad range of core and current scientific disciplines through books and journal articles, images and videos, topic-specific timelines, tables and charts, diagrams, experiments, and learning modules. Also includes a Curriculum Tools section for students containing guides on how to approach research papers and science fair projects, in addition to a section for educators on how to conduct classroom science experiments.

Teacher Reference Center
Teacher Reference Center providing indexes and abstracts for more than 200 peer-reviewed journals, covering a variety of topics of interest to teachers.

World Book Online
Current general reference encyclopedia including global census and economic data, researched biographies, and much more. Also includes curriculum guides for educators.