Research Tools for Younger Users

Looking for magazine articles and other reference resources with reading levels geared toward specific age groups? Try these databases!

Research Databases


Explora Public Libraries

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This easy-to-use online tool supports successful research by providing access to reputable articles, essays, and primary source documents on topics ranging from arts and literature to science and math. Includes over 60,000 Associated Press videos. Explora also offers three school level breakout databases geared toward specific grade levels:

Kids InfoBits


Browse easy-to-read, curriculum-based content on a wide range of topics for elementary school students.

Novelist K-8 Plus

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NoveList K-8 Plus is a comprehensive reading resource for fiction and nonfiction. With a fun and intuitive interface, and extensive proprietary content, NoveList K-8 Plus will help you integrate reading across the curriculum and support your young readers.

ReadIt!

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Practice Reading Skills with Read It!  Read It!™ Helps students with a basic foundation in English grammar and reading who need adapted reading material for many subjects and is also a great tool for English Language Learners.

Rocket Languages

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Speak and understand a new language better. With 12 languages to choose from, including American Sign Language, Rocket Languages also features modules in Spanish and Chinese to learn English. Rocket Languages is perfect for the business or traveler learner, as well as extra practice for students.

World Book Early World of Learning 

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Early World of Learning, World Book Online’s early childhood digital resource, is a child’s first encyclopedia, eBook, and introduction to core early concepts.  With read-aloud across all functions, the 60 stories in “World of Reading” and “Trek’s Travels” tie learning together through videos, games, and printable activities.

Ebsco eBook Collections



eBook High School Collection

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This package contains more than 10,000 e-books that support a quality learning experience across all academic subject areas, including history, language, literature, science and technology. Content includes a selection of classic literary works, important historical documents and general reference materials. The collection also features a selection of teacher resources to support educators and administrators. Titles align with Common Core Curriculum Standards (for participating U.S. states).

K-8 Collection

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The eBook K-8 Collection contains more than 13,000 titles chosen to support a quality learning experience for K-8 students across all subject areas taught in elementary and middle schools, and content aligns with Common Core Curriculum Standards (for participating U.S. states). The collection also features a selection of teacher resources to support educators and administrators.

eBook Cricket Media Collection

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The eBook Cricket Media Collection includes more than 400 titles in e-book format and is suitable for Children grades Pre-K through 8th. Cricket is an internationally recognized education company with award winning print content for children, families and educators. Cricket is focused on engage children in a wide variety of subjects and disciplines helping them explore and expand their worlds.