Reference Shelf

The Reference Shelf

The Monadnock Regional School District subscribes to a number of databases that students and staff can access from both school and home free of charge.
For a full listing, please take a look at our Database brochure.

  World Book Online
The full contents of the World Book Encyclopedia are available here, as well as additional articles, current events, timelines, an extensive atlas, and links to related web sites. Articles and pictures may be printed as well as emailed. Most articles are aligned to NH Standards and you can click on “View Standards” to see the alignment.  Three reading levels are available: Kids, Student, Advanced. Two additional modules are also available: World Book Discover offers a World Language translation option and the World Book is also available in Spanish.  In addition World Book Kids has a "read-aloud" component where you can hear the article read aloud.
 Grolier Online Databases
This site includes access to Encyclopedia Americana, The New Book of Knowledge Encyclopedia, The New Book of Popular Science, Lands and Peoples (countries of the world), Amazing Animals and the America the Beautiful series (the 50 states including Puerto Rico and the US territories.)
This site offers access to thousands of magazines, newspapers, and professional journals, many with the full-text of the articles. The “Searchasaurus” module is designed for use by younger, elementary aged students and includes articles from many children’s magazines. NovelList is a reader’s advisory database for both children, teens and adults.

Almanac                               Career Information
Atlas Guinness Book of World Records
Bartlett's Quotations     United States Facts
Biographical Dictionary   World Factbook
or Background Notes


In the News: What's happening today?

CNN News
Daily Almanac - includes "this day in history", current news & more
Local News - brought to you by the Keene Sentinel
New Hampshire newspapers on-line
Newspapers around the country
Historical (US) Newspapers Online
Google News Timeline - type search terms in and get a timeline for
the past couple of weeks on news items on your topic


Free Online News, History Archives
Time Magazine Archive - goes back to 1923
Newsweek - goes back to 1990
New York Times Topics Pages - create a free user login, then search NYT articles back to 1981

Homework Helper Internet Sites

Noodlebib - an online bibliography tool.
You will need a login & password - ask your librarian!


Monadnock Regional School District Curriculum Subjects Internet Links and Pathfinder pages:

 Last updated: 6/20/11

The links included within the Monadnock Regional School District (MRSD) web pages may let you leave the MRSD's Web site. The selection of links is limited to those that meet our educational purpose. The linked sites are not under the control of the MRSD and the MRSD is not responsible for the contents of any linked site or any link contained in a linked site, or any changes or updates to such sites. The MRSD is not responsible for Webcasting or any other form of transmission received from any linked site. The MRSD is providing these links only as a convenience, and the inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement by the MRSD.