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Kids’ Databases

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Academic OneFile

Academic OneFile is the premier source for peer-reviewed, full-text articles from the world's leading journals and reference sources. With extensive coverage of the physical sciences, technology, medicine, social sciences, the arts, theology, literature and other subjects, Academic OneFile is both authoritative and comprehensive. With millions of articles available in both PDF and HTML full-text with no restrictions, researchers are able to find accurate information quickly. Includes full-text coverage of the New York Times back to 1995. Updated daily.

Annals of American History

Documents in the Annals reveal a complete historical landscape: government, foreign relations, business, war, the arts, family life, and religion. Use these selections to round out background knowledge, stimulate discussion, and provoke original thought for research.

Basics of Biology

Introduction to the science of biology. Details the history of biology, as well as many of the field's basic theories and concepts for students. Demonstrates the modern tools and techniques that biologists use today. Presents the most noteworthy discoveries in biology. Provides easy experiments for students to replicate.

Basics of Chemistry

Encompasses many different topics in and approaches to introductory chemistry. Discusses broad areas of chemistry including organic chemistry, biochemistry, environmental chemistry, and industrial chemistry. Historical developments of chemical concepts are covered, and biographical information is provided on key individuals responsible for the development of modern chemistry.


A service provided by your library to help families discover books and apps based on a child's age and interests.

Big Cartoon Database

Features cartoons from film and television and includes a brief history of the cartoon, a synopsis, cast and crew, production notes, and user reviews.

Biography Resource Center + Lives & Perspectives

Not only is BioRC a comprehensive database of biographical information on over 340,000 people from throughout history, around the world, and across all disciplines and subject areas, it combines more than 432,000 biographies from over 980 volumes of more than 135 respected Gale sources. BioRC now has full-length biographies that offer unique biographical viewpoints and provide definitive scholarly records of the lives of some of the most notable and influential figures in history, world culture, science, religion, health, government, and more. The Lives & Perspectives Collection is fully integrated with Biography Resource Center for seamless searching.

Book Collection: Non-fiction

A rich research database for school and public libraries, and includes general interest, high interest, leveled full text articles on civics, social studies, science, careers, health, sports, adventure, hobbies, technology, biographies and much more. This database contains informative abstracts and full text for more than 3,100 popular nonfiction books.


Scholastic BookFlix is an online literacy resource that pairs classic video storybooks from Weston Woods with related nonfiction eBooks from Scholastic to build a love of reading and learning. This engaging resource will help early readers develop and practice essential reading skills.

Brainfuse – Live Study Help

Live tutors in math, science, reading/writing, social studies, PSAT/SAT, ACT, AP and state standardized tests and language lab. Take advantage of the 24-hour online writing lab and Homework Question Center.

BrainPOP and BrainPOP Jr.

BrainPOP provides engaging short animated movies for students, together with quizzes and related materials, covering the subjects of science, social studies, English, mathematics, engineering and technology, health, and arts and music. BrainPOP is for students in upper elementary through middle school while BrainPOP Jr. is geared toward students in K-3rd grade. Please see the librarian at the Youth Services desk to access this resource.

Britannica Academic Edition

Discover encyclopedia articles, full-text journal and magazine articles, primary sources, multimedia, and other unique resources and tools for college-level learners, researchers, and faculty.

Britannica Elementary

Discover encyclopedia articles, multimedia, primary sources, games, and other learning resources for K  - 6th.

Britannica Escolar

Welcome to Britannica Escolar , an informative resource for primary and secondary education that is safe, updated and appropriate for each educational level. Discover encyclopedic articles, multimedia resources and other learning materials that support student research and reinforce curriculum programming.

Britannica Escolar Primaria

Welcome to Britannica Escolar , an informative resource for primary and secondary education that is safe, updated and appropriate for each educational level. Discover encyclopedic articles, multimedia resources and other learning materials that support student research and reinforce curriculum programming.

Britannica Escolar Secundaria

Welcome to Britannica Escolar , an informative resource for primary and secondary education that is safe, updated and appropriate for each educational level. Discover encyclopedic articles, multimedia resources and other learning materials that support student research and reinforce curriculum programming.

Britannica High

Discover encyclopedia articles, multimedia, primary sources, games, and other learning resources for High School students.

Britannica Middle

Discover encyclopedia articles, multimedia, primary sources, games, and other learning resources for 7th, 8th and 9th.

Britannica Online

One of the most comprehensive, authoritative information databases on the Internet. The search and retrieval database is designed for your use in pursuit of knowledge on a variety of topics.

Britannica School (all 3 levels)

Discover encyclopedia articles, multimedia, primary sources, games, and other learning resources for Elementary, Middle and High School.

Children’s Literature Review

This illustrated series covers more than 600 writers and illustrators for children and young adults. Typical entries consist of a listing of major works and awards and criticism from significant reviews and commentaries on the author's or artist's works.

Credo Reference

Includes encyclopedias, dictionaries, thesauri and books of quotations, not to mention a range of subject-specific titles covering everything from art to accountancy and literature to law.


Access information on 182 countries from around the world. There are three editions: World, Kids, & States. Also has a recipe collection from around the world.

Dictionary of American History

The first comprehensive revision of this classic reference source, originally published in 1940, features updated and revised entries from previous editions, as well as more than 800 new entries covering recent events and topics not covered previously. This authoritative work serves students, scholars, and general readers interested in a wide range of topics in American history, from the well studied and familiar to the obscure.

Explora (EBSCO)

Learn more about your favorite subject. Read magazines, newspapers, biographies, primary sources, and country information. Find images for class projects and learn vocabulary.  Translate articles into more than 30 languages.


Experience America's history with today's technology! FreedomFlix is a powerful interactive American history program that brings history to life on any tablet, desktop, or interactive whiteboard.

General OneFile

A one-stop source for news and periodical articles on a wide range of topics: business, computers, current events, economics, education, environmental issues, health care, hobbies, humanities, law, literature and art, politics, science, social science, sports, technology, and many general interest topics. Millions of full-text articles, many with images. Updated daily.

Grolier Online Kids

Includes eight encyclopedia databases:Encyclopedia AmericanaGrolier Multimedia EncyclopediaThe New Book of KnowledgeLa Nueva Enciclopedia CumbreAmerica the BeautifulLands and Peoples,Amazing Animals of the World, and The New Book of Popular Science.

Grzimek’s Animal Life Encyclopedia

A completely revised and updated version of the original work published in Germany in 1960, this edition incorporates recent developments in the animal world as noted by prominent advisors and contributors from the scientific community.

Homework Help

Got Homework? Get FREE help online from real tutors. One-to-one help from 2 PM to 11 PM, everyday! Includes K-12 Student Center, College Center, and Adult Education & Career Center.

Kids InfoBits

Meets the research needs of students in Kindergarten through Grade 5. It features a developmentally appropriate, visually graphic interface, a subject-based topic tree search and full-text, age-appropriate, curriculum-related magazine, newspaper and reference content for information on current events, the arts, science, health, people, government, history, sports and more


Literati enables learners to hone their information skills on their own time through a combination of content, technologies and services, available wherever and whenever they are needed.

Mango Languages

The increasing importance of foreign language knowledge is more evident today than ever before. And Mango has utilized advanced technologies to make this increasingly necessary process of foreign language learning incredibly fun, simple, effective and accessible. Offers 65 languages, including Spanish, Portuguese, Japanese, French, German, Italian, Greek, Russian, and Mandarin Chinese. Mango also offers English as a Second Language (ESL) courses.

Muzzy Online

In Spanish, French, English, German and Italian, MUZZY Online is a comprehensive, interactive and fun way for kids to learn a second language.

National Geographic Kids

Reputable, authoritative, and age-appropriate content that brings kids the world in a way they've never seen it before. Fun and substantive, National Geographic Kids will take them on amazing adventures in science, nature, culture, archaeology, and space.

Novelist K-8

Your solution for integrating fiction across the curriculum: With its fun and intuitive interface, and extensive feature content, NoveList K-8 will be the resource you and your young readers turn to when looking for the next book to read.

Opposing Viewpoints

The premier online resource covering today’s hottest social issues, from Offshore Drilling to Climate Change, Health Care to Immigration.Opposing Viewpoints in Context helps students research, analyze and organize a broad variety of data for conducting research, completing writing assignments, preparing for debates, creating presentations and more.


Pronunciator is the world’s largest language-learning service. With Pronunciator, you have access to courses for over 80 languages, spoken by 95% of the world’s population. And if your native tongue isn’t English, don’t worry! You can choose any one of 50 languages to take your courses in.


ScienceFlix combines curriculum-driven, leveled content, interactive features, and intuitive navigation into a single, highly-engaging digital resource for students in grades 4 through 9. Aligned to the Next Generation Science Standards and designed for unparalleled student engagement, ScienceFlix provides an in depth examination on more than 30 different scientific topics.

Sesame Street eBooks

A collection of eBooks for children featuring characters from Sesame Street.

Something About the Author

Provides first-time comprehensive online access to all volumes ever printed in Gale's™ acclaimed and long-standing Something About the Author series, which examines the lives and works of authors and illustrators for children and young adults and is the preeminent source on authors and literature for young people.


An online resource that combines award-winning True Books content with reading supports and a deep and diverse collection of related videos, images, Web links, and text. TrueFlix is based on the True Books print series published by Children's Press, an imprint of Scholastic Library Publishing.


An online collection of TumbleBooks - animated, talking picture books which teach kids the joy of reading in a format they'll love. TumbleBooks are created by adding animation, sound, music and narration to existing picture books in order to produce an electronic picture book which you can read, or have read to you.

World Book Web

A suite of online research tools that includes encyclopedia articles, primary source collections, educator tools, student activities, pictures, audio, and video, complemented by current periodicals and related Web sites. Includes: World Book Student, World Book Online Info Finder, World Book Online Reference Center, World Book Online For Kids, World Book Differentiated Package, Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos Hispanica, World Book Kids, World Book Advanced, and World Book Discover.

World Geography & Culture Online by Facts On File

Combines detailed, printable, full-color maps of countries, provinces, and states with up-to-date statistical and local information.