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

 World Book Discover.pngWorld 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.pngSIRS Discoverer Includes over 19,000 magazines, newspapers and government publications including many children's magazines. Great photos, maps, charts and illustrations.

Searchasaurus.pngEbsco'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.pngEbsco's Kid's Search: A bit more advanced than Searchasaurus. For K - 8.  Can be translated into multiple languages!

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Grolier's Online Kids:
Accesses other Grolier databases utilizing the information that is most age appropriate for kids.

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Grolier's Multimedia: Packed with the sights and sounds that make learning fun! This encyclopedia is appropriate for younger students.

Nat Geographic Kids.pngNational Geographic Kids  Fun and substantive, National Geographic Kids will take them on amazing adventures in science, nature, culture, archaeology, and space.

 Pebble Go.pngNEW!  
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!

History/Social Studies/Geography/Biography

 CultureGrams.pngCultureGrams: 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!

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Grolier's Lands and Peoples:
Information about people, geography, economy, language, culture and history.

 SIRS Discoverer.pngSIRS 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

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Grolier's Amazing Animals of the World: Information on animals from aardvarks to zebras, including photos and games.

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Grolier's New Book of Popular Science: Science and technology information written at a kid's level.

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 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.pngPebbleGo 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.pngPebbleGo 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.pngLearningExpress 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.

Novelist K8.pngEbsco's NoveList K- 8 Plus: Database containing information about fiction and non-fiction titles specifically for grades K - 8 as well as advisory, teaching and learning materials for readers and teachers. Click on any of the links under Teaching with Books to access fantastic help for great teaching units from preschool to high school!

Reading/Literature/Language Learning

Novelist K8.pngEbsco'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.pngTumbleBooks: (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!    *new!

Tumblebook Cloud Jr.pngTumbleBookCloud 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.pngTumbleBookCloud
:  (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 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


Grolier Spanish.pngGrolier'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.pngWorld 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.