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Children (Grades K-5)

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Biography Reference Center (EBSCOhost) Offers a comprehensive collection of more than 450,000 full text biographies, including the complete full text run of Biography Today and Biography Magazine, as well as thousands of narrative biographies that are not available in other databases.

Bookflix (Scholastic) A literacy resource that pairs classic video storybooks from Weston Woods with related nonfiction eBooks from Scholastic to build a love of reading and learning. The engaging way to link fact and fiction, BookFlix reinforces early reading skills and introduces children to a world of knowledge and exploration. 

Gazetteer of the World (Columbia University Press) A directory of places, landmarks, natural features, and more.

HelpNow (Brainfuse) A comprehensive suite of tutoring services designed for a range of academic needs; whether it's tackling a tough homework problem, learning an academic skill, or writing a term paper.

Middle Search Plus (EBSCOhost) Provides full text for more than 140 popular, middle school magazines. All full text articles included in the database are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles). Full text is also available for thousands of biographies and historical essays. Middle Search Plus also contains 84,774 biographies, 105,786 primary source documents, and a School Image Collection of photos, maps and flags.

NoveList K-8 (EBSCOhost) Find fiction titles for classroom use or reading including picture books, children's chapter books, and young adult titles. Full-text book reviews, teacher resources, thematic units, and book talks are available. Search by theme, setting, instructional unit, and culture. For younger readers and teachers, updated monthly.

Primary Search (EBSCOhost) Contains full text for more than 80 popular elementary school magazines. All full-text articles are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles).

Science Online (Facts on File/Infobase) For students and teachers. Printable diagrams, definitions, biographies, experiments, timelines, and essays in specific subject areas such as earth science, biology, chemistry, weather, and more.

Social Studies Fact Cards - California (Toucan Valley) A series of research resources for quick reference for students in grades 4 through 8. The Fact Card topics are those California topics included in the social studies curriculum in California, such as California missions, tribes, etc.

The World Almanac for Kids (Facts on File) For elementary teachers and students. Homework support handouts for history, civics, geography, sports, science, and more.

World Book Early World of Learning (World Book) Developed with experts on early childhood education, the Early World of Learning offers rich resources designed for easy integration into the classroom curriculum. The site encompasses three interactive learning environments: Trek's Travels, Welcome to Reading, and Know It.

World Book Online For Kids (World Book) General encyclopedia with simpler navigation for children, thousands of colorful illustrations, diagrams, and maps, and dozens of activities tied to national curriculum standards. Public Library edition.

World Book Online Info Finder (World Book) Online equivalent to the print encyclopedia, including a general encyclopedia, a Spanish encyclopedia, a Kids version of the encyclopedia, and an Advanced version with additional content. Public Library edition.

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