World Book Kids: Includes thousands of easy-to-read articles, engaging images, maps and illustrations, interactive games and activities, and great teacher resources.
World Book Student: Includes a biography center, dictionary, atlas, an extensive multimedia collection, thousands of editor selected websites and much more.
World Book Discover: Includes great resources for both research and life and learning skills. Contains activities and interactive video. Click on World Book Explains in the reference tools for some great video clips on many subjects.
*All World Book sites offer audio for all articles and translation into over 12 languages! With WB Student and WB Discover you can click a word within the text to see a definition of that word.
SIRS Discoverer Includes over 19,000 magazines, newspapers and government publications including many children's magazines. Great photos, maps, charts and illustrations.
Ebsco's Seachasaurus: For the beginning researcher to find magazines and newspaper articles, encyclopedia entries and more on a variety of topics ranging from animals to history to stories. K - 5.
Ebsco's Kid's Search: A bit more advanced than Searchasaurus. For K - 8. Can be translated into multiple languages!
Grolier's Online Kids: Accesses other Grolier databases utilizing the information that is most age appropriate for kids.
Grolier's Multimedia: Packed with the sights and sounds that make learning fun! This encyclopedia is appropriate for younger students.
Children’s Magazine Guide for Kids: Access to carefully annotated citations of recent articles from more than 27 children's magazines carried at our library. Please use the following to login:
User name: childrens Password: magazines
National Geographic Kids Fun and substantive, National Geographic Kids will take them on amazing adventures in science, nature, culture, archaeology, and space.
CultureGrams: Covers land and climate, customs, lifestyle, recipes, famous people and much more. Listen to national anthems and find all the state symbols. Includes: World Edition, Kids Edition, States Edition, and Provinces edition. Compare countries with graphs and tables! New: videos, photos, slide shows and interviews!
Grolier's Lands and Peoples: Information about people, geography, economy, language, culture and history.
SIRS Discoverer Click on Country Facts or Maps of the World on the right hand side to access just two of the many features this database offers!
Animals, Science and Health
Grolier's Amazing Animals of the World: Information on animals from aardvarks to zebras, including photos and games.
Grolier's New Book of Popular Science: Science and technology information written at a kid's level.
Facts On File's Science Online: Offers biographies, essays, definitions, diagrams, experiments, timelines and more.
Teen Health and Wellness: Provides students with curricular support and self-help tools on topics including diseases, drugs, alcohol, nutrition, fitness, mental health, diversity and more. Great for upper elementary students.
Login and password is mdepl.
Study Skills/Exam & Parent/Teacher Help:
LearningExpress Library: Contains a section on elementary school skills improvement where 4th graders and 5th graders can take math and reading practice tests. (You will need to create your own user name and password to access these tests).
This is also a great resource for middle, high school and college students, job and workplace skills, U. S. Citizenship preparation, computer skills and GED prep. Resources in Spanish are also included. Recursos en espanol tambien estan incluidos.
Ebsco's NoveList K- 8 Plus: Database containing information about fiction and non-fiction titles specifically for grades K - 8 as well as advisory, teaching and learning materials for readers and teachers. Click on any of the links under Teaching with Books to access fantastic help for great teaching units from preschool to high school!
World Book: Dramatic Learning: Download original scripts, skits, monologues, and adaptations of classics. Includes a variety of lesson plans. Grades 1-12.
Ebsco's NoveList K- 8 Plus: Look for fiction and non-fiction books by subject, author, age, or lexile level. Great series lists, recommended reads, award winners. All sorts of lists and tools available to find what you're looking for. Great for kids, parents and extra support for teachers.
TumbleBooks: Fantastic online books for kids. Choose storybooks for a picture book format and access to Unit Plans* for teachers. Choose read-along books for longer books. Non-fiction books are also available. There are books in several languages and puzzles, games and videos to go along with many of the books. Sit back, relax, and listen and enjoy! *new!
TumbleBookCloud: A collection of videos and chapter books in categories which include: Ebooks (Shakespeare, poetry, non-fiction, science, history, geography, etc.), Read-Alongs, Graphic Novels, Videos (from National Geographic!), and Audio Books. Books feature adjustable text sizes, full narration, and a read-along function which highlights text as it is read.
TumbleBookCloud Jr: A collection of videos and chapter books for younger readers in categories which include: Ebooks (such as non-fictions), Read-Alongs, Graphic Novels, Videos (from National Geographic), and Audio Books. Books feature adjustable text sizes, full narration, and a read-along function which highlights text as it is read. Useful for reluctant readers and ESL students.
BYKI: short for "Before You Know It," is a language learning system, including an ESL section for English language learners. Includes over 80 languages! This database is designed for adult use, but may be suitable for children with adult guidance. You will need to create your own user name and password to use this database.
Grolier's Cumbre en Linea (Spanish Encyclopedia): Great Spanish resource. Timelines, atlases, maps, Spanish language lessons, and much more - all in Spanish.
Estupendos recursos en Español. Continuidad cronologica, atlas, mapas, lecciónes in Español y much más - todo en Español
World Book Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazogos: This is a beginning-level Spanish encyclopedia, with thousands of articles, illustrations and maps and an easy to use bilingual interface.
Esta enciclopedia en Español is de nivel inicial, con miles de artículos, ilustraciones, mapas y con un interfaz biligüe fácil de usar.
All World Book databases can be translated into Spanish as well as more than 12 other languages!
Toda información y dato base en el World Book puede ser traducio al Español. Igual que a mas de otros 12 idiomas.