Children's Databases

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The most trustworthy dictionary and thesaurus of American English, word games, trending words, Word of the Day, Words at Play blog, Scrabble.


Formerly Grolier Online.  Includes access to Amazing Animals of the World, America the Beautiful, Encyclopedia Americana, Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia, Lands and Peoples, The New Book of Knowledge, The New Book of Popular Science. and La Nueva Encyclopedia Cumbre as well as Roget's II: The New Thesaurus and the American Heritage Dictionary of the English language.

Explora is a premier search experience but for kids and students!  Explora has topic overviews, research starters, and an easy-to-use search interface to make learning and research for projects easy and fun!
Science In Context is an engaging online resource providing contextual information on hundreds of today's most significant science topics.  By integrating authoritative, curriculum-aligned reference content with headlines and videos, Science in Context draws students into the subject matter, showing how scientific disciplines relate to real world issues, from weather patterns to obesity.

U.S. History In Context provides a complete overview of our nation’s past that covers the most-studied events, decades, conflicts, wars, political and cultural movements, and people. Comprehensive, contextual, media-rich information is provided on topics ranging from the arrival of Vikings in North America, to the stirrings of the revolution, through to the Civil Rights movement, 9/11, and the War on Terror. An always-intuitive experience supports the development of critical thinking and information literacy skills. 

From antiquity to the present day, search a broad collection of scholarly analysis and full-text periodicals, reference works and primary documents that cover the events, movements, and individuals that have shaped world history.

 Image result for encyclopedia britannica Encyclopedia Britannica
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Explore the updated online encyclopedia from Encyclopaedia Britannica with hundreds of thousands of articles, biographies, videos, images, and Web sites.

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This is the go to resource for US state and territory information.  No other product combines so many cultural, historical, and social topic reports with so many modern and vintage maps, photos, and other images.

NoveList K-8 Plus is a trusted source of read-alike recommendations specifically for younger readers. It helps kids find books that are just right for their reading level and interests. Parents, teachers, and librarians can also find tools to teach with books and engage young readers.

Image result for sesame street books onlineSesame Street Books
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Sesame Workshop, has partnered with Impelsys to convert many Sesame Street books into eBooks. Sesame Workshop now offers content in the most innovative, engaging and user friendly formats appealing to both children and their parents. The online portal offers more than one hundred eBooks with new titles being added on a regular basis. The eBooks feature audio narration, interactivity and animation bringing popular Sesame Street characters to life.

Animated, talking picture books. Story books, puzzles and games, audiobooks, and books in other languages are all offered through the NBL Library.

A child-friendly database which searches across reference books and periodicals covering history, current events, sports, government, and people.


Image result for tutor.com  Tutor.com is an online tutoring company that connects students to tutors in an online classroom. The service offers on-demand and schedule tutoring to students in grades 4 through 12 and college. Users can connect with live tutors online in more than 40 subjects including math, science, essay writing, foreign language and test prep. Since launching in 1998, the company has facilitated over 11 million tutoring sessions with approximately 3,000 tutors.