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K - 12

Databases for Kindergarten to High School Students

  • BrainPOP Jr

    Provides educational movies for K-3 students. Homework Help, leveled quizzes, games and activities for kids

  • Britannica Online - School Edition K-12

    You can search several grade-level encyclopedias as well as magazines, Web sites, and videos. You can also explore Learning Materials, a dictionary and thesaurus, atlases, timelines, and other features -- all at the appropriate grade level.

  • Explora Educator's Edition

    The Educator’s Edition of Explora highlights content relevant to teachers, including lessons plans, curriculum standards, and other professional development resources.

  • Explora for Elementary and Middle School

    A browsable interface designed specifically for elementary school and middle school students for age-appropriate articles from some EBSCO databases.

  • Explora for High School

    A browsable interface designed specifically for students in high school for age-appropriate articles from some EBSCO databases.

  • History Reference Center

    Features reference books, history periodicals, and other secondary sources as well as thousands of historical documents. Oriented towards high schools and undergraduate researchers.

  • Kids InfoBits (InfoTrac)

    This database includes the full-text of 75+ children’s magazines, newswire articles from Knight Ridder and UPI International, an elementary dictionary, maps, charts and images, and additional reference content from Blackbirch Press & Gale’s Imprints.

  • MAS Ultra - School Edition

    Articles and other resources aimed at high school students.

  • Middle Search Plus

    Full text of over 150 middle school magazines and other resources.

  • Opposing Viewpoints in Context

    Features viewpoint articles, topic overviews and other sources on contemporary issues.

  • Points of View Reference Center

    Essays on controversial issues to develop debates or be a starting point in writing a position paper.

  • Primary Search

    Designed specifically for elementary school libraries, the database contains full text for more than 60 popular, elementary school magazines.

  • Science Reference Center

    Science reference works and other sources geared towards k-12 students

  • TOPICsearch

    Current events database geared towards middle and high school students.

  • Tumble Book Library

    Collection of children's ebooks, most with narration.  Includes some non-English titles.  This is a Discus resource, so it is also available through public libraries and school libraries across the state.

  • CultureGrams

    Discover the world with concise cultural and statistical snapshots of every country recognized by the United Nations.

Databases to Identify Materials for K -12 Readers

  • NoveList Plus

    Search among hundreds of thousands of popular fiction and readable nonfiction titles, and also retrieve author read-alikes, book lists, book discussion guides, and more.

  • NoveList K-8 Plus

    Fiction and nonfiction titles for children and teens.

  • Children's Literature Comprehensive Database

    Identifies children’s literature, (infant to young adult, fiction and non-fiction) by author, illustrator, subject, genre, age or grade level, language, Lexile Range and publisher. CLCD includes over 900,000 records of books and media, many including reviews.

  • Children's Core Collection

    Covers fiction and nonfiction works, story collections, picture books and magazines recommended for readers in preschool through 6th grade.

  • Middle and Junior High School Core Collection

    Selective list of fiction and non-fiction books recommended for children and young adolescents (grades 5 through 9).

  • Senior High Core Collection

    Selective list of books recommended for young people in grades 9 through 12.