School Resources for Children

Reference eBooks & Homework Help

Search reference eBooks from the Gale Virtual Reference Library 24/7! These eBooks, which present the same information as their print counterparts, are geared to homework help and curriculum support for upper elementary students and higher. Log on with your McKinney Public Library card number.

Experiment CentraL Opens in new windowExperiment Central is one of the online titles and is available 24/7 for science projects. It includes 97 chapters with nearly 300 science experiments and it covers nine key science curriculum fields; astronomy, biology, botany, chemistry, ecology, food science, geology, meteorology and physics. Arranged alphabetically and arranged by scientific concept or theory, including Acid rain, Biomes, Cells, Chemical Energy, Earthquakes, Electricity, Greenhouse effect, Heat, Rocks and Minerals, Sound, Vegetative propagation, Weather and more. Log on with your McKinney Public Library card number.

The Gale Virtual Reference Library also includes full text of these popular children's titles:

Eyewitness AnimalsEyewitness Science
  • Amphibian
  • Bird
  • Butterfly
  • Dinosaur
  • Fish
  • Horse
  • Human Body
  • Insect
  • Mammal
  • Reptile
  • Shark
  • Skeleton
  • Whale
  • Arctic
  • Astronomy
  • Crystal and Gem
  • Desert
  • Flying Machine
  • Fossil
  • Future
  • Hurricane
  • Invention
  • Jungle
  • Ocean
  • Plant
  • Pond and River
  • Rock and Mineral
  • Seashore
  • Space Exploration
  • Tree
  • Volcano
  • Weather