Databases for Kids

DATABASES FOR KIDS 

Questions? Call the Children’s Desk at (716) 484-7135 extension 234 or email us

For Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 5, with a visually-based interface. The curriculum-related, age appropriate, full text content is from the best elementary reference sources and magazines. This database covers geography, current events, the arts, science, health, people, government, history, sports and more.
For grades 5 and up, this database is the premier online resource covering today’s hottest social issues, from Offshore Drilling to Climate Change, Health Care to Immigration. Opposing Viewpoints in Context helps students research, analyze and organize a broad variety of data for conducting research, completing writing assignments, preparing for debates, creating presentations and more.
For grades 5 and up,  Research In Context combines the best of Gale’s reference content with age-appropriate videos, newspapers, magazines, primary sources, and much more. Categories cover a range of the most-studied topics including cultures, government, people, U.S. and world history, literature, and many more.
 
To access these databases outside the library, you will be asked enter your library card number after clicking the button:
For Pre-Kindergarten through high school —Britannica School is the go-to site for learning more about any subject. This database has thousands of up-to-date, curated, and curriculum-relevant articles, images, videos, audio clips, primary sources, maps, research tools, recommended Web sites, and three separate databases—Elementary, Middle, or High.
For high school and college students, Britannica Academic delivers fast and easy access to high-quality, comprehensive information. The rich combination of the venerable Encyclopedia Britannica plus Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary, magazines and periodicals, and many other research tools provides the variety of reliable sources that college students need to consult when conducting thorough collegiate research—all from one resource.
For Spanish-language learners in Pre-Kindergarten through high school. New features make this search engine and database more valuable for native Spanish speakers, bilingual students, and students learning Spanish.
For high schoolers, college students and educators, Explora provides easy-to-use features and reliable content from the world’s leading magazines and reference books. Find high-quality articles, use topic overviews to get started on research, or browse categories on popular topics. Explora also provides text-to-speech for HTML articles and citation help.

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