Virtual Backpack

Library Resources

Grolier On-Line
Access the Grolier encyclopedia from home. Note: You will need to enter your Cary Area Library card number to access this resource.

Lynda.com
Free online courses on a wide range of topics and software useful for students. You’ll need to enter your Cary Area Library card number to access this resource; your PIN is your password for the online catalog.

Mango Languages
Interactive tool for learning over 70 different languages. Note: You will need to enter your Cary Area Library card number to access this resource.

Novelist Plus K-8
Juvenile authors, books, series, and read-a-likes. Note: You will need to enter your Cary Area Library card number to access this resource.


Useful Websites

Bartlett’s Familiar Quotations
Searchable database of famous quotations. (Quotations can be very useful for papers and speeches.)

CIA World Factbook
Electronic version of the publication. Has comprehensive info (updated frequently) about all the countries and territories in the world. Also has a database of Flags of the World.

Periodic Table of Elements
Interactive site that allows you to click on a table element and view its properties. You can also change the view of the table based on a particular property.

Reference.com
Easy to use site which includes a dictionary and thesaurus search feature, as well as links to almanacs, atlases, medical and legal info.