Databases & Encyclopedias:
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America the Beautiful – America the Beautiful is a database with information on each of the 50 states. Each state profile includes information on history, geography, economy, culture, government, important cities, and much more. Part of Grolier Online, published by Scholastic.
Grolier Online for Kids – Grolier Online is published by Scholastic Library Publishing. It includes access to eight encyclopedia databases: Encyclopedia Americana, Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia, The New Book of Knowledge,La Nueva Enciclopedia Cumbre, America the Beautiful, Lands and Peoples, Amazing Animals of the World, and The New Book of Popular Science. Users can choose among five levels that meet your needs and reading level: Elementary School, Middle School, High School, Adult Patron, and Librarians/Educators.
Kids Infobits – Kids InfoBits is the perfect educational product for today’s young learners. It’s a content-rich, authoritative, easy-to-use resource featuring age-appropriate, reliable, curriculum-related content covering a broad range of educational topics. The design helps kids explore the product and gain comfort with database searching. Kids InfoBits addresses the way kids learn and conduct research – and makes it fun!
National Geographic Kids – Browse pictures, books, and magazine articles, and explore exciting topics brought to you by National Geographic.
Something About the Author – An easy-to-use source for librarians, students and other researchers, Something About the Author Online provides electronic access to all volumes of Something About the Author and Something About the Author: Autobiography Series. Multiple search and browse options are combined with an easy format. Each volume of the series provides illustrated biographical profiles of approximately 75 children’s authors and artists.
World Book Online for Kids– An online encyclopedia for kids brought to you by World Book. Includes a search feature, as well as browsable topics including People, Places, Arts, Science and Mathematics, Plants and Animals, History and Government, and more. Also features a dictionary, science project ideas, maps, activities, games, and a special search page to find biographies of important people.