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Databases for Kids
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

World Book Kids.png  World Book Kids: Includes thousands of easy-to-read articles, engaging  images, maps and illustrations, interactive games and activities, and great teacher resources.

 World Book Student.png World Book Student: Includes a biography center, dictionary, atlas, an extensive multimedia collection, thousands of editor selected websites and much more.

 World Book Discover.png World Book Discover: Includes great resources for both research and life and learning skills. Contains activities and interactive video. Click on World Book Explains in the reference tools for some great video clips on many subjects.
*All World Book sites offer audio for all articles and translation into over 12 languages!  With WB Student and WB Discover you can click a word within the text to see a definition of that word.

 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.
 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.
 Pebble Go.png PebbleGo:  This is a database for our youngest researchers, designed for pre-K to grade 3. Choose from Animals, Social Studies, Earth and Space or Biographies!  There is also reading support such as word-by-word highlighting and read aloud audio.  You must type in the user name; mdepl and the password; mdepl to start the fun!

 pebblego-next.png New! PebbleGo Next  PebbleGo Next is an indispensable tool to help students grades 3-6 take the next step in their research skills. With built-in reading and research tools such as read-along audio and word-by-word highlighting. You must type in the username; mdepl and the password; mdepl to start the fun!


History/Social Studies/Geography/Biography

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.
 SIRS Discoverer.png 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!
 Pebble Go.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
 Pebble Go.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.
 Pebble Go.png  PebbleGo Earth and Space 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 researchers.
User name: mdepl,  Password: mdepl
 Pebble Go.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


Study Skills/Exam & Parent/Teacher Help

 Learning Express Library.png  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.


Reading/Literature/Language Learning

Novelist K8.png   Ebsco's NoveList K- 8 Plus: Look for fiction and non-fiction books by subject, author, age, or lexile level. Great series lists, recommended reads, award winners. All sorts of lists and tools available to find what you're looking for. Great for kids, parents and extra support for teachers.
 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! 
 Tumblebook Cloud Jr.png  TumbleBookCloud Jr (F=for grades 3-6).  A collection of videos and chapter books for younger readers in categories which include: Ebooks (such as non-fictions), Read-Alongs, Graphic Novels, Videos (from National Geographic), and Audio Books. Books feature adjustable text sizes, full narration, and a read-along function which highlights text as it is read.  Useful for reluctant readers and ESL students.

 Tumblebook Cloud.png  TumbleBookCloud:  (for middle/high school).  A collection of videos and chapter books in categories which include: Ebooks (Shakespeare, poetry, non-fiction, science, history, geography, etc.), Read-Alongs, Graphic Novels, Videos (from National Geographic!), and Audio Books. Books feature adjustable text sizes, full narration, and a read-along function which highlights text as it is read. 

 Mango.png  Mango languages:  Learn a new language with this interactive database that provides step by step lesson plans for 38 different languages.This database also features ESL lessons for Arabic, Cantonese, Mandarin, French, German, Greek, Italian, Japanese, 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.
Available languages


Spanish/Español

 Grolier Spanish.png  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 Spanish.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 enciclopedia en Español is de nivel inicial, con miles de artículos, ilustraciones, mapas y con un interfaz biligüe 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 traducio al Español. Igual que a mas de otros 12 idiomas.





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