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Copyright and Fair Use Basics

This video from Common Sense Media gives you the basics of copyright and fair use.


This page from the U.S. Copyright Office answers questions about copyright and fair use.


Copyright Friendly Images



Looking for a picture or graphic for a report? This site allows you to search for copyright-free images. 



"Includes full-length videos divided into content-specific video segments that are searchable by subject, grade level, and standard.  Content from PBS, National Geographic, and more.  Easily accessible from school or from home 24/7."


Login using your district Google Account and access through Chrome apps.





Brainpop has a wealth of animated, short videos about a range of different content areas that are great for introducing concepts and vocabulary, or providing background information.  It also includes games and quizzes.


To access: Open a Chrome Browser > Login to your district Google account  >Click on colored waffle in the upper left hand corner to get to the Chrome Apps > Select Brainpop app.

Research Resources

Gale Research Databases

This database features age-appropriate, reliable sources on a broad range of topics.

Password for remote access: slzusd




Created specifically for middle-school students, this database contains age-appropriate videos, newspapers, magazines, primary sources, and much more. Students will find outstanding support to complete assignments in core subjects including literature, science, social studies, and history. Password for remote access: slzusd




This database features reference entries, magazine and newspaper articles, images and videos that you can use for researching your topic.   Password for remote access: slzusd



Gale Virtual Reference Library

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Reference eBooks include content on environmental, science, and health topics.

Password: slzusd (For remote access only)


Looking for information on a particular person or place? Try these!



Reference Desk


This is a one-stop shop for search engines, articles and random facts!

Internet Resources


For help with your vocabulary homework!





Evaluating Websites

This handy checklist from Kathy Shrock will be helpful when you're evaluating a website for your research!


Try and evaluate this website. Does it contain real, factual information?