Databases for Kids

Use Biography Reference Center in the Library or from home or school.
Look here for information about people including birth and death dates, major accomplishments, photographs, information about groups of people, and much more. This database provides biographies, full-text magazine articles, and Internet sites.

Use Encyclopedia Britannica in the library or from home or school.

Use InfoTrac OneFile Magazines in the Library or from your home or school.
Look here for articles from popular magazines including National Geographic, Science News, Mother Jones, World Almanac, Wall Street Journal, Vegetarian Times, and many more. Helpful features tell you how to cite and how to print and eMail articles.

Use Explora for Elementary Schoolers in the Library or from home or school
Access Primary Search, Middle Search Plus, TOPICsearch, Topic Overviews K-5, Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia, and American Heritage Children’s Dictionary.

Use Middle School Explora in the Library or from home or school
Access Primary Search, Middle Search Plus, TOPICsearch, Topic Overviews 6-12, and Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia.

Use NoveList in the Library or from home or school.
Need something good to read? The NoveList database can help you find books that are like other books you have read and enjoyed.

Use Virtual Reference Library in the Library or from home or school.
Search (1) Arts and Humanities Through the Eras, (2) Grzimek’s Animal Life Encyclopedia, (3) Dictionary of American History, (4) West’s Encyclopedia of American Law, and (5) Gale Encyclopedia of Science. Find full-text articles, maps, and photographs and learn how to cite. Download, email, and print or translate articles into eight major languages.

 

En Español: Kids Search (Dentro de la biblioteca. Fuera de la biblioteca.)