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Online Research Databases

These websites require a password for use at home.
Please see Mrs. Book for passwords.

britannica
  • Search over 124,000 encyclopedia articles, thousands of photos, illustrations, maps, and videos. Other resources include the world atlas, dictionary, and thesaurus. In addition, there are also links to student-friendly web sites.
  • Search over 140 magazines, newspapers, books, transcripts, maps, images, educator-approved websites from Homework Central®, plus audio/video titles, all selected as appropriate for elementary school studies.
  • No password required. Find information on animals, states, countries, famous people, geography, science, and more.
  • This database provides easy access to full-text magazines, newspapers & reference books for information on current events, the arts, science, popular culture, health, people, government, history, sports, and more.
  • This database features visual graphics to help students narrow their topic. It covers geography, current events, the arts, science, health, people, government, history, sports and more.
  • Searchasaurus includes Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia, The American Heritage Children's Dictionary, and Image Collection. Images includes history, politics, animals, topical news photos, and science related photos, as well as maps, cityscapes, landmarks and entertainment. It also allows users to limit their search by reading level.

  • This site contains full-text newspaper and magazine articles on current topics, as well as images and recommended websites. There are over 3,000 maps available too.

world book
  • Just like an encyclopedia, this site provides a broad overview of each topic.  Choices include World Book Kids, Student or Discover.
  • Just like an encyclopedia, this site provides a broad overview of each topic.  Choices include World Book Kids, Student or Discover.

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