Student Resources

  • PhotosforClass-Access to safe images that are available to be used in the classroom and for educational purposes.

    PD ClipArt-HUGE collection of public domain clip art. The collection is FREE and NO REGISTRATION is required. We hope you find the clip art useful for your documents and projects. ENJOY!

    Pixabay-Copyright-free images and videos. All contents are released under Creative Commons CC0, which makes them safe to use without asking for permission or giving credit to the artist - even for commercial purposes.

    PDMusic-Free music for research projects.

    NC WiseOwl-A collection of databases, ebooks, and websites paid for by the state of NC for public school students so that you have access to reliable, accurate information.

    Docs Teach-Online tool for teaching with documents, from the National Archives.

    Mackin Books-E-books provided for students to checkout.

    Google Scholar-A simple way to broadly search for scholarly literature. From one place, you can search across many disciplines and sources: articles, theses, books, abstracts, and court opinions, from academic publishers, professional societies, online repositories, universities, and other web sites. Google Scholar helps you find relevant work across the world of scholarly research.

    Infotopia-An academic search engine accessing only trusted websites previously selected by librarians, teachers, and library and educational consortia.

    Cumberland County Public Library Databases-Databases you can use if you have a valid library card.

    Library of Congress-The Library of Congress is the largest library in the world, with millions of books, recordings, photographs, newspapers, maps, and manuscripts in its collections. The Library is the main research arm of the U.S. Congress and the home of the U.S. Copyright Office.

    Google Newspapers-A link to newspaper archives.

    NC Live-Offers free electronic access to resources for all ages on topics ranging from careers, business, and investing, to health, history, and genealogy. Ebooks, audiobooks, videos, magazines, newspapers, journals, language-learning tools, and other online materials available through NC LIVE are designed for at-home use and are available from any Internet connection via library websites, and through All North Carolinians may use NC LIVE resources through local public libraries, community colleges, or college and university libraries.

    Encyclopedia-More than 100 trusted sources, including encyclopedias, dictionaries, and thesauruses with facts, definitions, biographies, synonyms, pronunciation keys, word origins, and abbreviations.

    Reference Seek-This website offers a unique approach for students' comprehensive subject coverage without the information overload of a general search engine—increasing the visibility of academic information and compelling ideas that are often lost in a muddle of sponsored links and commercial results.

    WolframAlpha-A unique engine for computing answers and providing knowledge. It works by using its vast store of expert-level knowledge and algorithms to automatically answer questions, do analysis and generate reports.

    AAA Math-Features a comprehensive set of thousands of interactive arithmetic lessons. There is no cost or registration required. Unlimited practice is available on each topic which allows thorough mastery of the concepts. A wide range of lessons (K-8) enables learning or review to occur at each individual's current level. Immediate feedback prevents practicing and learning incorrect methods.

    Ben's Guide-Ben's Guide to the U.S. Government, a service of the Government Publishing Office (GPO), is designed to inform students, parents, and educators about the Federal Government, which issues the publications and information products disseminated by the GPO’s Federal Depository Library Program.

    Cumberland County Public Library Help Center
    Offers students assistance with homework and test preparation.

    Cool Math-Love math? Hate math? Need homework help? This site for you!

    CCS Destiny Catalog-Destiny provides a catalog of our library's collection of both print and non-print materials. Follett eBooks are also accessible through Destiny.

    Fact Monster-Help with homework and facts along with games and trivia quizzes.

    Children's Library-The ICDL Foundation is a collection of ebooks that represents outstanding historical and contemporary books from throughout the world.

    Into the Book-Into the Book is a reading comprehension resource for students and teachers. It focuses on eight research-based strategies: Using Prior Knowledge, Making Connections, Questioning, Visualizing, Inferring, Summarizing, Evaluating, and Synthesizing. Try the online interactive activities now.

    Khan Academy-Khan Academy offers practice exercises, instructional videos, and a personalized learning dashboard that empower learners to study at their own pace in and outside of the classroom. The site tackles math, science, computer programming, history, art history, economics, and more. The math missions guide learners from kindergarten to calculus using state-of-the-art, adaptive technology that identifies strengths and learning gaps. They also partner with institutions like NASA, The Museum of Modern Art, The California Academy of Sciences, and MIT to offer specialized content.

    Math Expressions-Having difficulty understanding math? Looking for help in math? Or need a free math tutor? If yes, is for you! Math Expression provides free math tutoring online with carefully created, easy, and understandable lessons.

    Word Central-The new Merriam-Webster's Word Central is reprogrammed for superior word power and language fun. The word-spelling site hosts the latest amazing word game and challenges spellers of all ages.

    NC Digital Overdrive-Download e-books, audiobooks, and videos. Works with most e-readers tablets, and smartphones. Apps are available.

    Wonderopolis-Wonderopolis® is a place where natural curiosity and imagination lead to exploration and discovery in learners of all ages. Each day, they pose an intriguing question—the Wonder of the Day®—and explore it in a variety of ways.