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Databases for Kids
Kids, do you need another resource?  Do you have trouble finding a book about your topic?  Teachers and homeschool families, do you need extra support and ideas?  Check out one of our many Resources/Databases designed specifically for children.

Many of our databases now support Common Core Curriculum Standards.  Most of the databases now offer audio for all articles and information.  Look for an audio or listen icon to listen to the information that may be at a higher reading level.


For more information on all of the sources listed below, take a look at our  Database Resources for Kids brochure
a printed guide to the internet and resources designed specifically for kids and teens.  *Prints on legal-sized paper



General Reference

 WB.Homepage.all.logos.jpg World Book has Several Online Resources for a variety of levels.  From the World Book home page choose the best option for you.
 World Book Timeline.png World Book Timeline 425 unique timelines spanning the arts, science & technology, society & culture, sports, world history & geography.  Includes more than 12,000 events. Build timelines for any purpose, from research & projects to family & fun. Great for visual learners, perfect for all ages!
World Book for Kids.jpg  World Book for Kids Includes thousands of easy-to-read articles engaging images, maps and illustrations, videos, interactive games and activities and great teacher resources.  The Compare Animals and Compare Places choice is a great way to compare likenesses and differences of  animals and places.

 World Book Info Finder.png World Book Info Finder Tailored for elementary and middle school age students. Rich multimedia, with over 700 videos/animations and 17,000+ photos and illustrations. Includes a biography center with more than 10,000 biographies.

 World Book Ref Center.png World Book Reference Center A great multimedia reference tool that includes encyclopedia, eBook and primary resource databases. For middle and high school students.

 World Book Discoverer.png World Book Discover Includes great resources for both research & life and learning skills. Includes activities and interactive video.  Click on World Book Explains in the reference tools for some great video clips on many subjects.
 SIRS Discoverer.png SIRS Discoverer Includes over 19,000 magazines, newspapers and government publications including many children’s magazines. Great photos, maps, charts and illustrations. Now also includes many downloadable non-fiction books, including many of the books in the Eyewitness series collection!
 Searchasaurus.png Ebsco's Searchasaurus For the beginning researcher to find magazines and newspaper articles, encyclopedia entries and more on a variety of topics ranging from animals to history to stories. K - 5.
 Ebsco Kids Search.png Ebsco's Kid's Search A bit more advanced than Searchasaurus. For K - 8. Can be translated into multiple languages!
 Grolier Online Kids.png  Grolier's Online Kids Accesses other Grolier databases utilizing the information that is most age appropriate for kids.
 Groliers Multimedia.png Grolier's Multimedia Packed with the sights and sounds that make learning fun! This encyclopedia is appropriate for younger students.
 Nat Geographic Kids.png National Geographic Kids Fun and substantive, National Geographic Kids will take them on amazing adventures in science, nature, culture, archaeology, and space. Includes full copies of National Geographic for Kids magazines and National Geographic kids books and videos.   All FREE on your library’s database. This information is not available on the National Geographic for Kids website!  

 Pebble Go.png PebbleGo This is a database for our youngest researchers. Choose from Animals, Social Studies, Science or Biographies!  There is also non-fiction reading support such as word-by-word highlighting and read aloud audio. Designed for pre-K to grade 3.  
Use the User Name: mdepl and Password : mdepl to start the fun!  



History/Social Studies/Geography/Biography

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 SIRS Discoverer Click on Country Facts or Maps of the World on the right hand side to access just two of the many features this database offers!
CultureGrams.png  CultureGrams Covers land and climate, customs, lifestyle, recipes, famous people and much more. Listen to national anthems and find all the state symbols. Includes: World Edition, Kids Edition, States Edition, and Provinces edition. Compare countries with graphs and tables! New: videos, photos, slide shows and interviews!
 Grolier Lands and Peoples.png Grolier's Lands and Peoples Information about people, geography, economy, language, culture and history.
 pebblego-next.png PebbleGo Next Featuring articles for all 50 states, Puerto Rico and Washington D.C.  American Indian culture areas with 40 distinct tribes - the module will explore the history, geography, government, people and more. 
User Name: mdepl and Password : mdepl 
 PebbleGo Social Studies.png PebbleGo Social Studies Featuring articles from U.S. symbols to basic economics to community helpers and designed for pre-K to grade 3.
User name: mdepl,  Password: mdepl
 PebbleGo Biographies.png PebbleGo Biographies Featuring 12 main categories (from authors and athletes to presidents and scientists), PebbleGo Biographies includes both traditional biography subjects (like George Washington and Harriet Tubman) as well as less traditional biographies (like Dr. Seuss, Louis Armstrong, and John Muir).
User name: mdepl,  Password: mdepl



Animals, Science and Health

 Grolier Animals.png  Grolier's Amazing Animals of the World Information on animals from aardvarks to zebras, including photos and games.
 Grolier Popular Science.png  Grolier's New Book of Popular Science Science and technology information written at a kid's level.
 Facts on File Science.png  Facts On File's Science Online Offers biographies, essays, definitions, diagrams,  experiments, timelines and more.
 Teen Health and Wellness.png Teen Health and Wellness Provides students with curricular support and self-help tools on    topics including diseases, drugs, alcohol, nutrition, fitness, mental health, diversity and more.  Great for upper elementary students. 
Login and password is mdepl.
 PebbleGo Science.png  PebbleGo Science Includes concepts like weather, seasons, earth science and space – all with the built in reading and research tools.  Leveled text, educational games and videos support science concepts for our youngest readers. Designed for pre-K to grade 3.  
User Name: mdepl and Password : mdepl 

 PebbleGo Animals.png  PebbleGo Animals: Emergent readers can research all of their favorite animals!  Includes animal related information, educational games, learning activities and lesson plans.
User name: mdepl,  Password: mdepl


Spanish/Español

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Grolier's Cumbre en Linea (Spanish Encyclopedia): Great Spanish resource. Timelines, atlases, maps, Spanish language lessons, and much more - all in Spanish. 
Estupendos recursos en Español. Continuidad cronologica, atlas, mapas, lecciónes in Español y much más - todo en Español


 World Book Spanish2.png  World Book Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazogos:  This is a beginning-level Spanish encyclopedia, with thousands of articles, illustrations and maps and an easy to use bilingual interface.   Esta encyclopedia en Español es de nivel inicial, con miles de artículos, ilustraciones, mapas y con un interfaz bilingüe fácil de usar.

All World Book databases can be translated into Spanish as well as more than 12 other languages! Toda información y dato base en el World Book puede ser traducido al Español. Igual que a mas de otros 12 idiomas.

All World Book databases can be translated into Spanish as well as more than 12 other languages! Toda información y dato base en el World Book puede ser traducido al  Español. Igual que a mas de otros 12 idiomas.


Reading/Literature/Language Learning

Novelist K8.png   Ebsco's NoveList K- 8 Plus Look for fiction and  non-fiction books by subject, author, age, lexile level.  Great series lists, recommended reads, award winners.  All sorts of lists and tools available to find what you are looking for.  Great for kids, parents and extra support for teachers! TumbleBooks: Fantastic online books for kids.  Choose storybooks for a picture book format and access to Unit Plans for teachers.  Choose read-along-books for longer books. Non-fiction books are also available. There are books in several languages & puzzles and games and videos to go along with many of the books. Sit back, relax, listen and enjoy!
 Tumblebooks.png  TumbleBooks (for beginning readers).  Fantastic online books for kids. Choose storybooks for a picture book format and access to Unit Plans* for teachers. Choose read-along books for longer books. Non-fiction books are also available. There are books in several languages and puzzles, games and videos to go along with many of the books. Sit back, relax, and listen and enjoy! 
 Mango.png  Mango languages Learn a new language with this interactive database that provides step by step lesson plans for 38 different  languages and many ESL lessons for Arabic, Cantonese, Mandarin, French, German, Italian, Korean, Brazilian Portuguese, Polish, Russian, Spanish, Turkish and  Vietnamese speakers. A text translator is provided.  First time users must create a profile in order to access the resource.
Designed for adult learners.


Study Skills & Exams, Parent/Teacher Help

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 LearningExpress Library Contains a section on elementary school skills improvement where 4th graders and 5th graders can take math and reading practice tests. (You will need to create your own user name and password to access these tests).
This is also a great resource for middle, high school and college students, job and workplace skills, U. S. Citizenship preparation, computer skills and GED prep. Resources in Spanish are also included. Recursos en espanol tambien estan incluidos.


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 Ebsco's NoveList K- 8 Plus Look for fiction and  non-fiction books by subject, author, age, lexile level.  Great series lists, recommended reads, award winners.  All sorts of lists and tools available to find what you are looking for.  Great for kids, parents and extra support for teachers! TumbleBooks: Fantastic online books for kids.  Choose storybooks for a picture book format and access to Unit Plans for teachers.  Choose read-along-books for longer books. Non-fiction books are also available. There are books in several languages & puzzles and games and videos to go along with many of the books. Sit back, relax, listen and enjoy!


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