East Brunswick Public Library :: Databases for Kids
Databases for Kids

Databases:

African-American History Online African-American History Online
Provides expansive and in-depth information on the people, events, and topics important to the study of African-American history.
American Indian History Online American Indian History Online
Offers thorough access to more than 15,000 years of Native American culture, history, and heritage.
From Facts on File.
Britannica Online Library Edition
Encyclopedia articles
Curriculum Resource Center Curriculum Resource Center
Find people and events in history, information about countries and states, and great resources for your science projects.
Facts on File Facts on File
Find articles about history, including modern, ancient, medieval, American Indian, African-American, and women; science; careers; teacher curriculum materials, and there’s even an atlas.
Funk & Wagnall’s New World Encyclopedia Funk & Wagnall’s New World Encyclopedia
Find thousands of simple-to-understand encyclopedia articles covering just about any topic imaginable.
Kids Search Kids Search
Find easy to read magazine articles, photos, flags, and more! You can type in what you are looking for, or click on the picture of your topic.
NJ ASK Test Preparation NJ ASK Test Preparation
Here is a database to help students in grades 3 to 8 prepare for the NJ ASK test. Hundreds of practice questions and diagnostic tests are available through this service. Access it using your East Brunswick Public Library card from our website anywhere you have Internet access. Students receive immediate feedback on their answers and can work at their own pace. This program adheres to the New Jersey core curriculum content standards.
Novelist Novelist
Searching for a good book to read? Try NoveList K-8 to find exactly the right book! Find fiction and non-fiction, and even picture books, on your favorite topic.
Primary Search Primary Search
Find articles from your favorite magazines like Ranger Rick, Lady Bug, Highlights for Children, National Geographic for Kids, and more!
Qikan Library
Find Chinese language short stories and poems to read by yourself or share with the rest of the family.
Science Online Science Online
Find information on Math and Science topics. There are pictures, videos and hands-on experiments and activities!
Searchasaurus Searchasaurus
Find magazine articles that are perfect for your school reports! You can type in what you are looking for, or choose the dinosaur on your topic.
The World Almanac for Kids Online The World Almanac for Kids Online
Handouts for your projects and more...with brand New Sections! PLANTS: More than 90 original, curriculum-based articles, along with Fun Facts articles and full-color diagrams and photographs, give students a clearer understanding of everything from plant structure, plant nutrition, and photosynthesis, to plant ecology, seedless plants, and plant ethnobotany. HUMAN BODY: This new section provides an accessible and fascinating introduction to the human body, with more than 140 original, curriculum-based articles, Fun Facts articles, and full-color diagrams and photographs that draw kids in to the material. SPORTS: Young sports fans will delight in the historical stats, images, videos, and Fun Facts articles on all kinds of sports--from baseball and basketball to football, hockey, and soccer. Get kids engaged in learning!
TumbleBook Cloud TumbleBook Cloud
eBooks for kids created from animated, talking picture books! TumbleBooks are created from existing picture books which have been converted to the TumbleBook format.
TumbleBook Cloud Jr.
For elementar school aged readers
TumbleBooks
E-books for young children offering animated, talking picture books.
World Atlas World Atlas
Find full-color maps of countries, provinces, and states that you can print, along with other local information.

What is a database?

A database is a collection of materials that are put together to make it easier for you to find things. For example, a magazine database will have articles from thousands of magazines you can search by using the computer.

How are databases different from what I get from Google?

Sometimes the sites you get from search engines, such as Google or Yahoo, do not give you the most reliable information (you may not always know who put the information there.

The results you get searching The Library's databases have already been looked at and evaluated. In other words, you do not have to worry if what you find is "good" information. It is!

Let's get started! What do you need to do?

- Click on the title of the database that you want to search.
- Don't forget-- If you are at home you will need to enter your library card and PIN numbers.
- Type what you are looking for in the search box on the screen. (For example: deserts, Anne Frank, pandas)
- Hit <ENTER> or click on the Search button.
- Click on the title of the article that you would like to read on the next page.
- Printing/Saving -- There are directions for printing and saving on each page.


Don't Forget to Enter Your Library Card #

To use these databases from home you will be asked to enter your library card barcode number. Enter the entire number with no spaces.

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