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Library Databases

Electronic resources marked with an asterisk are provided by DISCUS - South Carolina's Virtual Library.

Arbordale eBooks 
In Library | 
Home Access
Science and math storybooks. Pre-K through elementary school. 
BrainPOP Jr*
In Library Only
Watch and play along with video clips on various school related topics. Explore concepts in math, science, social studies, English, art & music, health and technology.
Britannica Learning Zone*
In Library | Home Access
Early childhood general learning tool for Pre-Kindergarten to 2nd grade students.
Britannica Library Children*
In Library | Home Access
Multimedia encyclopedia--and more--for children.

Britannica Escolar Online (Spanish)*
In Library Home Access
Spanish elementary encyclopedia for early readers of Spanish.


Explora for Elementary Schools*
In Library | Home Access
Articles on many topics; pictures; maps and flags. Great source for elementary school students.

Explora for Middle Schools*
In Library | Home Access
Information on many topics from magazines, newspapers, books, and more. Designed for middle schoolers.   
Gale Virtual Reference Library
In Library | Home Access
An online collection of research titles in the following subject areas:  Biography, Business, Education, History, Law, Literature, Medicine, Mulitcultural Studies, Nation and World, Religion, Science, and Social Science. 
Kids InfoBits*
In Library | Home Access
Magazine and reference sources for children in grades K-5.
Middle Search Plus*
In Library | Home Access
Full text of popular magazines, biographies and primary source documents with a collection of photos, maps and flags for middle school students.
NoveList K-8 Plus*
In Library | Home Access
Reading suggestions for children through 8th grade.
All Access
A website with South Carolina-specific resources for students in K-12.
Sylvan Dell eBooks
See Arbordale eBooks  
Science and math storybooks. Pre-K through elementary school.

TumbleBook Library
In Library |  Home Access
Animated talking picture books for children!


Best of the Web

Guide to Children's Literature and Books

Linkasaurus – Hundreds of kids’ sites in one place.

FirstGov for Kids

StoryBlocks – Watch videos to learn songs, rhymes and tips to build early literacy skills in babies, toddlers and preschoolers.


Best of the Web - Homework Help

AR BookFinder – This service allows users search for suitable Accelerated Reader (AR) books based on authors, topics or titles. 

High School Ace
 – The academic homepage for high school students.

HomeworkSpot.com – Homework help, science fair projects, math help and more.

Infoplease Homework Center – Tools for school: science, math, history and current events.

Kids Connect – Introduces students to the research process.

Refdesk.com – Homework Helper – Grade level assistance; homework links, tools for research.

Shmoop – Literature, US history, poetry and writing.