HippoCampus.org is a free, core academic web site that delivers rich multimedia content--videos, animations, and simulations--on general education subjects to middle-school and high-school teachers and college professors, and their students, free of charge. Teachers project HippoCampus content during classroom learning and assign it for computer labs and homework. Students use the site in the evenings for study and exam prep. Users do not need to register or log in to use the site.

As an open resource for personalized learning, HippoCampus.org was designed as part of a worldwide effort to improve access to quality education for everyone. HippoCampus is powered byThe NROC Project, a non-profit, member-driven project focused on new models of digital content development, distribution, and use. NROC makes editorial and digital engineering investments in the content to prepare it for distribution by HippoCampus.


HippoCampus is made possible by the generous support of:

The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation 
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation 
The institutional members of NROC 
Google Grants


User Requirements

HippoCampus contains multimedia instructional content that is best viewed over a high-speed Internet connection such as DSL or Cable Modem. Some HippoCampus content uses Adobe Flash. We recommend that you have Adobe Flash Player 10.x or higher installed on your system.


Student Research Center

The Student Research Center (SRC) is EBSCO's interface designed for students in grades 6 through 12. SRC provides students in secondary schools with the most appropriate research tools to easily obtain the information that they need from their EBSCO databases.


More than 80 popular full-text elementary school magazines

Includes Funk & Wagnall’s New World EncyclopediaAmerican Heritage Children’s Dictionary,Encyclopedia of Animals

Provides thousands of photos, maps, flags and more

Lexile reading levels assigned to full-text articles

  Points of View Reference Center 

Points of View Reference Center™ is a full-text database designed to provide students with a series of essays that present multiple sides of a current issue. The database provides more than 290 topics.

Biography Resource Center 

Search for people based on name, occupation, nationality, ethnicity, birth/death dates and places, or gender.


Kids Search

Kids Search is EBSCO's interface designed for students in grades K through 8. Kids Searchprovides elementary school students with an easy-to-use, graphically-appealing interface they can use to search their EBSCO databases.

MAS Ultra:  High School Student Edition

This comprehensive database, designed specifically for high school libraries, contains full text for nearly 500 popular high school magazines including America's Civil War, American Heritage, American History, Archaeology, Astronomy, Bioscience, Careers & Colleges, Civil War Times, Congressional Digest, Discover, History Today, Nation, National Review, New Republic, New Scientist, Popular Science, Science News, Scientific American, Smithsonian, World War II, etc.

Middle Search Plus:  Middle School Student Edition

Middle Search® Plus contains full text for more than 150 popular middle school magazines. All full-text articles are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles). Full text is also available for thousands of biographies and historical essays.

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