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Databases for Kids

Amazing Animals

Nearly 1,200 articles on all kinds of animals, complete with information, photographs and web links.

America the Beautiful

Information on the 50 states, Puerto Rico and U.S. Territories, including maps, history, geography, economy, culture, government, cities, and timelines. For students in grades 4 – 8.


These online books build a love of reading and learning by pairing classic fictional video storybooks with nonfiction eBooks to reinforce reading skills and develop essential real-world knowledge and understanding.

Children’s Literature Review


Find information on 190 countries or investigate the 50 states of the USA. You can find information from politics, religion and language to cultural recipes and photographs.


Combining animations with over 40 engaging, interactive activities, puzzles, and songs, KidSpeak makes learning a second language easy for kids of all ages.

Lands and Peoples

Countries, cultures and current events from around the globe.

New Book of Popular Science

Science, medicine and technology for middle school students.

NoveList K-8 Plus

This fiction and nonfiction database is aimed at helping readers find the books they want to read. Full-text reviews and read-alikes are available for many titles. NoveList K-8 allows users to search by author, title, series, theme or topic.

Something About the Author

Complete access to the print series, Something About the Author, online.


Nonfiction e-books for Grades 3 – 4


Animated, talking picture books which teach kids the joy of reading. TumbleBooks are created by taking existing picture books, adding animation, sound, music and narration to produce an electronic picture book which you can read, or have read to you. Learning Suite

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World Book Encyclopedia

More than 25,000 encyclopedia articles for students from grades 4 through 12.

New Book of Knowledge Encyclopedia

For students in grades 3 – 6, this encyclopedia includes full-text articles, maps, photos, graphs and more, including up-to-date news.

Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia

For middle school students.

Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia

An easy-to-use encyclopedia, with over 25,000 articles for elementary, middle school and high school students.

Encyclopedia Americana

These 45,000 articles, with tables of contents for longer entries, are updated quarterly. For students and adults.

Magazine and Newspaper Articles for Kids

Explora – Primary Grades

Provides full text for over 50 magazines and over 100 pamphlets, designed for the elementary school student. Tutorial

Explora – Middle & High School

Provides full text access to magazines covering general topics for middle and junior high school students. Tutorial

SIRS Discoverer

Provides over 1,900 magazines, newspapers, and reference books; 10,000 educator-approved websites; and 30,000 colorful graphics, photos, and maps.  Designed for elementary and middle schoolers.

SIRS Researcher

Provides thousands of full-text articles on a variety of social, scientific, health, historic, economic, business, political and global issues. Articles are selected from around 1500 newspapers, magazines, journals and government publications. Includes news information, maps, and almanac information.