Children's Databases

AbdoDigital Library

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Early Literacy eBooks as well as Databases on topics such as Science, Social Studies and Sports.

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Accelerated Reader BookFinder

Use the AR BookFinder to find accelerated reader books for your school!

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America the Beautiful

Provides useful history, fun facts, geography, economics, government, culture and major cities, plus biographical profiles from all fifty United States and U.S. territories. Also includes photographs, illustrations, maps, and more for each state.

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Capstone Interactive Library

Provides colorful, interactive eBooks, all with spoken-word audio and text highlighting. Useful as a resource for children, teachers, and parents.

Capstone Interactive Library

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Provides details of the history, daily life, and customs of world cultures. Reports typically include a regional overview, national anthem audio file, maps, statistics, photographs, biographies of well-known people, and a recipe collection.

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Dear Reader - Online Book Clubs

Provides book newsletters that can be emailed to you each month. There are over 22 newsletter choices including: Children's Picture Books, Teen Books, Then and Now, Food & Cooking, and Staff Picks. Includes popular book award lists, including the New York Times Hardcover Fiction Bestsellers.

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Uses the outstanding Cornerstones of Freedom series titles to develop enhanced eBooks which capture defining moments in American history.  Also provides related video content, project ideas, and numerous related opportunities for further research.  Resources for parents, teachers and librarians are excellent.

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Funk and Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia

Covers an array of topics for students and adults alike, and indexes over 25,000 records. Full text for each record may be easily accessed by double clicking on the topic from the display. It contains various images, offers brief biographies as well as information in a variety of subject areas. This database is updated annually.

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Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL)

Provides full-text access to hundreds of multi-disciplinary reference titles including the American Decades series, Encyclopedia of Food and Culture, Encyclopedia of Religion, Encyclopedia of World Biography, Novels for Students, Shakespeare for Students, and West’s Encyclopedia of American Law, among many more. PDFs can be downloaded to e-readers.

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Inside MLB

Inside MLB

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Offers fun and informational facts about our national pastime. This database is perfect for fans who want to learn more about stats, player lists, team histories, and more!

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Inside the NFL

Inside MLB

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Provides football stats and records, player lists, keyword searches, leveled texts and primary sources. Inside the NFL offers approachable research for sports enthusiasts. Great for reluctant readers.

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INSPIRE is Indiana's Virtual Library. INSPIRE is a collection of academic databases and other information resources that can be accessed by Indiana residents within the state. INSPIRE includes magazine and journal articles, websites, pamphlets, images, almanacs, library catalogs, and more.


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Lands and People

A fun and educational encyclopedia of countries, cultures, and current events. Each article describes a country's land, people, economy, history, and government. Check out the current news stories, atlas, and educational games including puzzles and brain teasers.

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Little Pim

Interactive, award-winning program designed specifically to introduce new languages to young children. Features native speakers, excellent pacing, activities and concept groupings to make the language learning process fun and easy.

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National Geographic Kids

National Geographic Kids

Introduces kids to the amazing, compelling, and surprising with reputable, authoritative, and age-appropriate content that brings them the world in a way they’ve never seen it before. Fun and substantive, National Geographic Kids will take them on amazing adventures in science, nature, culture, archaeology, and space. Includes National Geographic Kids magazine 2009-present (3 month lag time). It also contains 200 National Geographic Kids books and 500 kid-friendly, downloadable images.

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NoveList K-8 Plus

Offers readers read-alikes, (ie -If you love Hunger Games, then you’ll also like…). Useful as a Common Core resource, including extensive nonfiction reading recommendations. Also includes reading lists, such as Top Ten, Caldecott Medal, and more.

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OverDrive - EBooks And Audio, Music, And Video Downloads

Provides downloadable audiobooks and eBooks in a wide variety of popular genres, including bestsellers, fiction, romance, suspense, children's and YA, business, self-help and language learning, plus many more. Downloads may be checked out for 7-14 days, downloaded to a computer, burned to a CD, or transferred to a portable device. Titles are automatically returned when due.


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Pebble Go Animals

Features more than 200 animal articles correlated to life science standards, animal audio and video, carefully leveled text, educational games, and innovative read-aloud capabilities for K-3 emergent readers and researchers. 

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Pebble Go Earth and Space

Includes concepts like weather, seasons, Earth science, and space. Leveled text, educational games, and videos support science concepts for the youngest researchers.

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Primary Search

Contains full text for nearly 70 popular, elementary school magazines. All full text articles are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles). It includes the Encyclopedia of Animals, American Heritage Children's Dictionary, and an image collection of 91,000 photos, maps and flags.

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Scholastic GO!

Includes an interactive atlas providing geopolitical, historical, and thematic maps, as well as gives coordinates and measures distances; a Dictionary and thesaurus; a Today Is… link — Highlighting important birthdays and historical events, and much more. Also includes a For Educators section — Links to lesson plans and ideas that follow national standards.

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Offers a mobile-ready interactive science resource perfectly designed for the next generation interested in science, technology, and engineering. With an emphasis on the latest STEM thinking and the newest science standards, ScienceFlix provides students with a better understanding of science concepts and ideas through a variety of media, including reference articles, videos, hands-on projects, interactive media and more! ScienceFlix also supports educators by supplementing curricula learning with dozens of units spanning key areas of study, and provides lesson plans, quizzes, rubrics, projects and experiments, and more.

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Children's Dictionary, Encyclopedia and Image Collection that contains over 470,000 dynamic and educational images in diverse areas from quality licensed image sources. Subject covered in Image Collection include history, politics, animals, topical news photos, and science related photos, as well as maps, cityscapes, landmarks and entertainment.


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Shapers of Society

Includes biographies of 101 men and women who shaped our world, with primary source documentation and over 1,000 illustrations. Indexed by subject, field of endeavor and time period. Audience: Elementary-High School.

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Sports Champions

Presents regularly updated, illustrated biographies of over 700 sports champions, both past and present, who competed in 54 different sports. Searchable alphabetically by sport, by era, and by place of birth. Includes test-yourself quizzes.

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Provides a collection of 47 True Books in 8 categories that offers introductory videos and media types, leveled texts, voice-over reading features, and soft assessments. Allows students to graduate from "learning to read" to "reading to learn" and master content area knowledge in science and social studies. Supports the Common Core Standards with its featuring of multiple text types and a cross-curricular, nonfiction focus.

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TumbleBook Library

Offers animated, talking picture books which teach kids the joy of reading in a format they'll love. Titles can be searched by Common Core criteria.

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Unite for Literacy eBooks

This group of over 100 eBooks is written specifically for beginning readers. The ebooks may be read by the child, or they may be narrated to the child in one of twenty different languages.

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United States Presidents

Provides research and biographical information about the US Presidents. With keyword searching, primary sources, leveled text and glossaries, this database is perfect for young researchers and history buffs.

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World biography

Offers 10,000 dictionary-style biographies of famous people from around the world, with over 2,000 illustrations.

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World Book Online For Kids

Features the entire World Book Encyclopedia, a dictionary, and local and country research guides. There are thousands of complete eBooks and primary source documents. The eBooks include full-text English-language versions in the areas of fiction and nonfiction, as well as books in other languages. Primary sources include official documents, letters, books, speeches, articles, records, interviews, and images from the time period a user is researching.

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Allows patrons to view and checkout magazines with no waiting and no due dates. Zinio is the ultimate app for magazine lovers, with digital magazines for iPad, iPhone, Android, Mac and PC. There are interactive elements such as audio and video, and intuitive searching and navigating within each magazine.


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