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Khan Academy*NEW* Khan Academy offers free lessons in a variety of subjects and for learners of all ages. Covering topics from simple math to coding to Advanced Placement (AP) help, Khan Academy is sure to have something for you!
 
 
 

Library Databases By Grade
Grades K-5

Bookflix pairs fictional animated storybooks with a corresponding nonfiction book from Scholastic. For Kindergarten through grade three. Click here if you are trying to access Bookflix from home or school.
 

TrueFlix is an online resource that brings books to life! It features electronic versions of Scholastic’s award-winning True Books series paired with topical viedos, project ideas, age-appropriate web links, and interactive educational games.Click here if you are trying to access TrueFlix from home or school.

Scholastic_ScienceFlix*NEW* ScienceFlix has the latest on all STEM related news. You can browse topics, find experiments and learn about careers in science. Click here if you are trying to access ScienceFlix from home or school.

exploraExplora Elementary is for elementary school students looking for information on most any topic. It makes it easy for students to search by keyword or by topic to find the most useful search results  Articles can be sorted by reading/lexile level.

 

CultureGrams Kids Edition features a colorful collection of 106 country reports perfect for school projects and homework assignments; States Edition offers kid-friendly reports on all 50 states. Switch between editions with a
simple click.

 

 

HistoryReferenceCntrthumbHistory Reference Center features full text for more than 1,620 reference books, encyclopedias and non-fiction books, as well as  full text for more than 150 leading history periodicals, and nearly 57,000 historical documents; more than 77,000 biographies of historical figures; more than 113,000 historical photos and maps; and more than 80 hours of historical video.  While it has materials for grades 1-12 and into college, children below high school would best be served using this database with the help of an adult to create an advanced search specific to their reading level.

Grades 6 & up

exploraMiddle/High School Explora makes it easy for students to search by keyword or by topic to find the most useful search results. Results can be easily sorted by source type – -magazines, reference books, photos, flags, etc.

 

TOPICsearchthumbTOPICsearch is a current events database that allows researchers to explore social, political & economic issues, scientific discoveries and other popular topics discussed in today’s classrooms including controversial opinions and viewpoints

 

MiddleSearchPlusthumbMiddle Search Plus provides full text for more than 140 popular middle school magazines. All full text articles included in the database are assigned a reading level. Full text is also available for thousands of biographies and historical essays. Middle Search Plus also contains 84,774 biographies, 105,786 primary source documents, and a School Image Collection of photos, maps and flags.

 

Daily Life Through History features the day-to-day lives of average people and places, past and present. Covers food and cooking, holidays and festivals, clothing, housing, religion, music, family life, women’s history. Also includes information on the 50 states. Browse by time period, region or subject. For middle school and older.

 

World Folklore and Folklife covers myths, proverbs, music, urgan legends, comparative religion, folk and fairytales, literature. For middle school and older.

 

Whether you’re searching for historical information on slavery or want to know about Will Smith, African American Experience is your source! With WPA slave narratives, music, articles, photos, maps and other documents, the black experience from African origins to the present is brought to life. For middle school and older.

 

The Latino American Experience is a full-text, multimedia database with both English and Spanish content focusing on individuals of Hispanic origins living in the Americas from pre-Columbian times until the present day. The database contains books, images, primary documents, and links to select Web sites. For middle school and older.

 

The American Indian Experience offers access to an online library featuring more than 150 volumes of reference content, hundreds of primary documents and thousands of images, including treaties, speeches, traditional tales, and a wealth of maps and photographs. For middle school and older.

 

todays_science*NEW* Today’s Science gives you the latest in Science News written especially for students. You’ll get in-depth explanations of important advances in biology, chemistry, environmental science, space, physics, and technology. Featured articles offer easy access to related content such as crossword puzzles, videos, cartoons, and questions.

 

ScienceReferenceCntrthumb Science Reference Center is a comprehensive research database for high school and middle school.  Topics covered include: biology, chemistry, earth & space science, environmental science, health & medicine, history of science, life science, physics, science & society, science as inquiry, scientists, and technology and wildlife.

HistoryReferenceCntrthumbHistory Reference Center features full text for more than 1,620 reference books, encyclopedias and non-fiction books, as well as  full text for more than 150 leading history periodicals, and nearly 57,000 historical documents; more than 77,000 biographies of historical figures; more than 113,000 historical photos and maps; and more than 80 hours of historical video.  While it has materials for grades 1-12 and into college, children below high school would best be served using this database with the help of an adult to create an advanced search specific to their reading level.

 

BiographyReferenceCenterthumbBiography Reference Center offers a comprehensive collection of more than 450,000 full text biographies, including the complete full text run of Biography Today and Biography Magazine, as well as thousands of narrative biographies that are not available in other databases.

Checkout our electronic resources for adults here for more research materials.

 

Math

Funbrain Math–This website has math games for kids in elementary school.

Bedtime Math–We’re a nonprofit that helps kids love math like playtime or dessert. Here’s what we’ve created to get kids fired up about numbers.

WebMath–Web Math has help for students in Kindergarten through eighth grade.

Cool Math 4 Kids–A math site specially designed for what kids ages three to twelve like and how they learn! Check out the companion site for ages thirteen and up.

Math Slice–Play online math games like Math Wheel (math terms), Jeopardy (addition), and Finding Nemo (direction) or generate custom math worksheets on topics such as telling time, fractions, money, and many more! Appropriate for Kindergarten through high school.

 

Science

Scholastic_ScienceFlix*NEW* ScienceFlix has the latest on all STEM related news. You can browse topics, find experiments and learn about careers in science. Click here if you are trying to access ScienceFlix from home or school.

todays_science*NEW* Today’s Science gives you the latest in Science News written especially for students. You’ll get in-depth explanations of important advances in biology, chemistry, environmental science, space, physics, and technology. Featured articles offer easy access to related content such as crossword puzzles, videos, cartoons, and questions.

ScienceReferenceCntrthumbScience Reference Center is a comprehensive research database for high school and middle school.  Topics covered include: biology, chemistry, earth & space science, environmental science, health & medicine, history of science, life science, physics, science & society, science as inquiry, scientists, and technology and wildlife. Grades 6 & up. 

TrueFlix is an online resource that brings books to life! It features electronic versions of Scholastic’s award-winning True Books series paired with topical viedos, project ideas, age-appropriate web links, and interactive educational games.Grades K-8. Click here if you are trying to access TrueFlix from home or school.
 

Science Kids–This website has information and games for everything from animals to space, health to technology and lots of other science topics in between. For grade two and up.

DK Find Out!–is a new online resource for children ages 7-11 bringing together the very best of DK’s extraordinary images and unrivaled content.

Starchild–Sponsored by NASA, this site is a learning lab for up and coming astronomers grades three to five.

 

Language Arts/Reading

Bookflix pairs fictional animated storybooks with a corresponding nonfiction book from Scholastic. For grades K-3. Click here to access Bookflix from home.

Merriam Webster Word Central–Features a dictionary, thesaurus, rhyming dictionary, daily buzzword, games and build your own dictionary.

ABC Fast Phonics–This tutorial site makes use of cartoons, audio narration, sounds, and clickable words to teach phonics. Phonics rules and practice pages are included. Appropriate for Kindergarten through second grade.

International Children’s Digital Library–This website has picture and chapter books in many different languages that can be read online. Good for kids in elementary and middle school.

Foreign Languages for Kids–A free foreign language learning site for children. Simple games, activities, and resources for learning vocabulary in French, Spanish, German, Italian and more.

 

Social Studies/History/Biography

TrueFlix is an online resource that brings books to life! It features electronic versions of Scholastic’s award-winning True Books series paired with topical viedos, project ideas, age-appropriate web links, and interactive educational games. For Grades K-8. Click here if you are trying to access TrueFlix from home or school.

Daily Life Through History features the day-to-day lives of average people and places, past and present. Covers food and cooking, holidays and festivals, clothing, housing, religion, music, family life, women’s history. Also includes information on the 50 states. Browse by time period, region or subject. For Grades 6 & up.

 

Whether you’re searching for historical information on slavery or want to know about Will Smith, African American Experience is your source! With WPA slave narratives, music, articles, photos, maps and other documents, the black experience from African origins to the present is brought to life. For Grades 6 & up.

 

The Latino American Experience is a full-text database with both English and Spanish content focusing on people of Hispanic origins living in the Americas from pre-Columbian times until the present day. The database contains books, images, primary sources, and links to select Web sites. For Grades 6 & up.

 

The American Indian Experience offers access to an online library featuring more than 150 volumes of reference content, hundreds of primary documents and thousands of images, including treaties, speeches, traditional tales, and a wealth of maps and photographs. For Grades 6 & up.

 

World Folklore and Folklife covers myths, proverbs, music, urgan legends, comparative religion, folk and fairytales, literature. For Grades 6 & up. 

HistoryReferenceCntrthumbHistory Reference Center features full text for more than 1,620 reference books, encyclopedias and non-fiction books, as well as  full text for more than 150 leading history periodicals, and nearly 57,000 historical documents; more than 77,000 biographies of historical figures; more than 113,000 historical photos and maps; and more than 80 hours of historical video.  While it has materials for grades 1-12 and into college, children below high school would best be served using this database with the help of an adult to create an advanced search specific to their reading level.

 

BiographyReferenceCenterthumbBiography Reference Center offers a comprehensive collection of more than 450,000 full text biographies, including the complete full text run of Biography Today and Biography Magazine, as well as thousands of narrative biographies that are not available in other databases.

 

CultureGrams Kids Edition features a colorful collection of 106 country reports perfect for school projects and homework assignments; States Edition offers kid-friendly reports on all 50 states. Switch between editions with a simple click. For Grades K-5.

 

 

 

Local Resources

New Haven Reads provides free tutoring after school and on Saturdays.