Children’s DatabasesGale In Context: Elementary– Designed especially for students in kindergarten through grade five. Complete with an engaging, developmentally appropriate graphic interface, premier reference content and the best magazines for elementary students, Gale In Context: Elementary addresses the way kids learn and conduct research.
Britannica Academic – Delivers fast and easy access to high-quality, comprehensive information. The rich combination of the venerable Encyclopædia Britannica plus Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary, magazines and periodicals, and many other research tools provides the variety of reliable sources that students need to consult when conducting thorough collegiate research.
Britannica Elementary – Encyclopedia Britannica for elementary school students. Lets students look for people, places and things, watch and learn with videos and animations, and have fun with games and activities.
Britannica High – Encylopedia Britannica for high school students. Helps students get quick facts and in-depth information on a wide variety of subjects. Start research projects with multiple resources in one place and find multimedia to use in projects and presentations.
Britannica Middle – Encyclopedia Britannica for middle school students. Helps students find fast answers and get homework help, explore videos and articles on famous people and places as well as discover maps, photos, and illustrations for school projects.
Britannica Primaria – Geared towards elementary school students, the leading resource for accurate and age-appropriate content in Spanish. New features make it more valuable than ever for native Spanish speakers, bilingual students, and students learning Spanish.
Britannica Secundaria – Geared towards high school students, the leading resource for accurate and age-appropriate content in Spanish. New features make it more valuable than ever for native Spanish speakers, bilingual students, and students learning Spanish.
Research In Context – Created specifically for middle school students, Research In Context combines the best of Gale’s reference content with age-appropriate videos, newspapers, magazines, primary sources, and much more.
International Children’s Digital Library is called a library for the world’s children with good reason. This international resource provides books in different languages with a mission that books should be available to all children in every culture. So far they have 4619 books in 59 languages. You can choose whether you want a picture book or a chapter book, the type story you want to read, and even choose a short, medium, or long book.
readwritethink is an international literacy association geared towards both parents and teachers. There are videos, printouts, homework tips, and project ideas to help parents and their children navigate the choppy seas of schoolwork. Notable is the Parent and Afterschool Resources section sectioned by grade level.
Want the Smithsonian at your fingertips? The Smithsonian Learning Lab is able to deliver. With resources such as digital images, recordings, and videos, texts from historical to the scientific field, they’ve got homework covered and then some. Good for reports, extended studying on a topic, and just browsing for the curious.
The Family Education site is admittedly geared towards parents wanting a smorgasbord of information at their fingertips. With topics ranging from babies to teens, family life, activities, and school and learning, this is a site aiming more for the parents than kids but a great resource for families.
Storyline Online is a children’s literacy program where books are read by celebrities in videos. Currently featuring a celebration of black stories and black voices, there are also the chosen books for the month and new books featured, as well as an alphabetical listing of the many books you can choose from. Great for kids to read along with their favorite books, be inspired by a favorite celebrity, or just relaxing with a good story.