Kids Databases

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To get started, feel free to scroll through our list of databases. If you see a database you’d like to explore, click on the button to open the database in a new tab. Don’t forget… our online databases are accessible to customers. You will have to log in to access the databases. Questions for our team?  We would love to help!

INSPIRE

This resource is Indiana’s Virtual Library. It offers access to over 40 databases covering subjects like biographies, magazine and scholarly journal articles, newspapers articles (most recent 30 days), poetry, and short stories. The Testing & Education Reference Center (TERC) has a career interest test, practice tests for SAT, GED, AP, LSAT, GRE, GMAT and other tests for high school, college, and graduate school. Biography Resource Center allows searching for many short biographies. Litfinder finds full text of many poems and stories. Other resources include Kids Search, What Tree Is That?, and Indiana Memory. Access this database 24/7 from wherever you have Internet access, at no cost, as long as you have your library card barcode number and PIN.

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KidsClick!

KidsClick! was created by a group of librarians as a logical step guiding their young users to valuable and age appropriate web sites.

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Middle Search Plus 

Middle Search Plus contains full text for more than 170 popular middle school magazines as well as more than 103,000 biographies and historical essays. Titles covered in this database include Sports Illustrated Kids, Scholastic News, National Geographic and dozens more.

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NoveList K thru 8

NoveList K-8 has info about fiction books for all K-8 grade levels and includes picture books, children’s “chapter” books and young adult titles. It is updated weekly.

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Primary Search

Primary Search® contains full text for more than 80 popular elementary school magazines. All full-text articles are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles). Additionally, Primary Search includes the Encyclopedia of Animals™, and features the Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia, which provides students with easy-to-read encyclopedic entries written specifically for kids. This database also provides the American Heritage® Children’s Dictionary, 3rd Edition from Houghton Mifflin, and thousands of relevant photos, maps and flags.

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Tumblebook Cloud

TumbleBookCloud is a collection of videos and chapter books in categories which include: Ebooks, Read-Alongs, Graphic Novels, Videos (from National Geographic!), and Audio Books suitable for middle school and high school grades.

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Tumblebook Cloud Jr.

TumbleBookCloud Junior is an online collection of ebooks and read-along chapter books, graphic novels, educational videos, and audio books! It’s designed specifically for kids in grades two to six. You can use any device with an internet connection. Our world class educational videos from National Geographic, combined with our lesson plans and online quizzes, are a perfect addition to your Common Core Curriculum topics.

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Tumblebooks Library

The TumbleBookLibrary is a collection of TumbleBooks (animated, talking picture books) with fiction, non-fiction and foreign language titles, Read-Alongs (chapter books with sentence highlighting and narration but no animation), Ebooks and Audio Books which may be viewed online or downloaded for 90 days, and Tumble Puzzles & Games

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 What Tree Is That?: Tree Identification Field Guide

The National Arbor Day Foundation’s database for tree identification. A great resource for students working on school tree identification projects.

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