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Great resource for kids 7-11, with free access to thousands of images and age-appropriate content covering science, math, geography, English, history, and more. Start your search
Explora Primary (Grades K-5)
Designed for elementary school researchers with simple search for articles, essays, and primary source documents; easy-to-browse topics, and overviews to help students find a starting point. Start your search | Help
Explora Secondary (Grades 6-12)
Designed for middle and high school researchers with simple search for articles, essays, and primary source documents. easy-to-browse topics, and overviews to help students find a starting point. Start your search | Help
Great Websites for Kids
Skip Google: this resource allows you to search or browse categories across multiple exemplary websites evaluated by the American Library Association. Includes resources for parents and teachers. Start your search
Discover great books for kids and young adults. Search by title, author, series or reading level to find similar titles and reviews. Find author biographies. Start your search | Help | Tutorial
Primary Search (Grades K-5)
Articles from popular elementary school magazines, encyclopedia articles, and an image collection of photos, maps, and flags. Start your search
An online collection of animated, talking picture books for young kids to discover the joys of reading. Watch now
Tumblebook Library - Biblioteca Tumblebook
TumbleBooks son libros animados, con ilustraciones que hablan, para enseñar a los niños más pequeños los placeres de la lectura en un formato que les encantará. Ver ahora
What is a database?
A database shows you articles and pictures from many newspapers, encyclopedias, magazines and books.
Why can't I just use Google?
Library databases have articles written by experts. There are great websites, but they can be written by anyone and may have incorrect information.
Teachers often want you to use primary sources, which are easier to find in library databases.