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Research Tools - Children
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Library Databases

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

 
Arbordale eBooks 
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.

 
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.
 
Searchasaurus : for Elementary School Students*
In Library | Home Access
Explore the world of animals, art, health, history, stories, sports, science, math and more for early elmentary students.
 
Student Research Center: Middle School*
In Library | Home Access
Information for middle school students on many topics from magazines, newspapers, books, and photographs, video and more.
  
StudySC*
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

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.