Resources for Kids

Overview

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DK FindOut!

This great resource for kids ages 7-11 includes free access to thousands of images and age-appropriate content covering science, math, geography, English, history, and more.
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Explora Primary (Grades K-5)

Designed for elementary school researchers with simple search for articles, essays, and primary source documents, Explora includes easy-to-browse topics and overviews to help elementary students find a starting point.
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Explora Secondary (Grades 6-12)

Designed for middle and high school researchers with a simple search for articles, essays, and primary source documents, Explora includes easy-to-browse topics and overviews to help students find a starting point.
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Middle Search Plus (Grades 6-8)

Includes articles from popular elementary school magazines and encyclopedias, and an image collection of photos, maps, and flags.
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Novelist K-8

Discover great books for kids and young adults. Search by title, author, series or reading level to find similar titles and reviews. Find author biographies.
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Primary Search (Grades K-5)

Includes articles from popular elementary school magazines and encyclopedias. and an image collection of photos, maps, and flags.
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What is a database?

  • A database shows you articles and pictures from many newspapers, encyclopedias, magazines, and books.

Why can’t I just use Google?

  • Library databases have articles written by experts. There are great websites, but they can be written by anyone and may have incorrect information.
  • Teachers often want you to use primary sources, which are easier to find in library databases.

I need help!