Databases for Kids
DATABASES FOR KIDS
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For Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 5. With a simple, easy-to-navigate platform, Gale In Context: Elementary helps students gradually become comfortable with research. Elementary delivers age-appropriate, reliable, curriculum-related content that covers a broad range of subjects, like animals, geography, health, influential people, literature, social studies, sports, and technology.
For Grades 5 and up. Created specifically for middle school students, Gale In Context: Middle School 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.
For Grades 5 and up. Gale In Context: Opposing Viewpoints is the premier online resource covering today's hottest social issues, from capital punishment to immigration to marijuana. This cross-curricular resource supports science, social studies, current events, and language arts classes. Informed, differing views help learners develop critical-thinking skills and draw their own conclusions.
For Kindergarten through Grade 5. This database supports native Spanish speakers, bilingual students, and students learning Spanish by providing research vetted, updated, and age-appropriate content in Spanish.
For Kindergarten through High School. As the go-to site for research—the core of any inquiry learning model—Britannica School offers thousands of curated and curriculum-relevant articles, images, videos, audio clips, primary sources, maps, research tools, recommended websites, and three unique, but connected, databases to meet every reading level.
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.
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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.