Cultural information on 200+ countries, all 50 United States, and the Canadian Provinces.
More than 130 magazines, newspapers, books, transcripts, maps, images, weblinks, and audio/video titles, all selected as appropriate for elementary school studies.
FirstSearch provides access to over 50 billion library records, magazine articles, proceedings, and more. Much of the information is full-text. FirstSearch is only accessible in the library.
Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia
A general research tool for elementary and middle schools students that includes articles, current news, video, photos and more.
Lynda.com Library Edition
Access thousands of online video courses and exercise files that will help you learn software, creative, and business skills from the best in the business. Use your library card number and PIN (last four digits) to register, and always access your free Library Edition from this link. You can access this service from anywhere.
MasterFILE Premier contains full text for nearly 1,700 periodicals covering general reference, business, health, education, general science, multicultural issues and much more.
New Book of Popular Science
Includes science and technology articles for elementary, middle and high schoolers as well as current news on science.
Search for fiction books focused on all grade levels from Kindergarten through 8th Grade, or browse the suggested Read-Alikes.
Search for fiction books by ages and genres. Try out the Appeal Mixer (Menu > Browse By > Appeal), which helps you combine what kind of characters you want to read about with your desired tone, writing style, and more.
Scholastic TrueFlix is an online Whiteboard resource focusing on engaging science and social studies content for students spanning grades 3–5.
More Homework Help Resources
- Math Drills
Math Drills offers thousands of printable math worksheets on topics for any grade. This site is useful for students, parents, and teachers. You can even print your own graph paper.
- Math Playground
Math Playground is designed for kids of all ages and includes online math games, thinking games, step-by-step instructional videos, practice exercises, and problem solving activities.
- A Maths Dictionary for Kids
A Maths Dictionary is an animated and interactive dictionary that explains over 500 common mathematical terms. The website also includes printable, illustrated pages.
- Measurements Converter
Using the Measurements Converter, you can convert weight, distance, speed and temperature. You can also perform special conversions for recipes and fuel economy.
- Amazing Space
This space website includes photos taken of space with the Hubble Space Telescope as well as links to other space photo galleries, homework help resources and a guide to the night sky.
- EIA Energy Kids
Learn all about energy including the history of energy, different sources of energy, and how to conserve it. Includes lots of fun activity and science fair ideas.
- How Stuff Works
Fascinating information on a variety of topics. Check out the science tab and learn how science stuff works!
- NASA for Kids
Adventures in the universe for grades 5 and up.
- Science Fair Project Resource Guide
Need help planning your science fair project? Check out this project guide from the Internet Public Library.
- Science News for Students
Up-to-date and current information on a variety of science topics from astronomy to life science, and atoms to math.