Resources for Kids

Overview

 
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DK FindOut!


Great resource for kids 7-11, with 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; easy-to-browse topics, and overviews to help students find a starting point.
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Explora Secondary (Grades 6-12) 


Designed for middle and high school researchers with simple search for articles, essays, and primary source documents. easy-to-browse topics, and overviews to help students find a starting point.
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Great Websites for Kids 


Skip Google: this resource allows you to search or browse categories across multiple exemplary websites evaluated by the American Library Association. Includes resources for parents and teachers.
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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) 


Articles from popular elementary school magazines, encyclopedia articles, and an image collection of photos, maps, and flags.
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Tumblebook Library

 
An online collection of animated, talking picture books for young kids to discover the joys of reading.
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Tumblebook Library - Biblioteca Tumblebook

 
TumbleBooks son libros animados, con ilustraciones que hablan, para enseñar a los niños más pequeños los placeres de la lectura en un formato que les encantará. 
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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.

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