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Children's Research Databases



pic-askri-bioref Biography Reference Center

Offers many top-ranked biographical reference collections and magazines including more than 436,000 full-text biographies and thousands of unique narrative biographies.
pic-explora Explora for Primary Schools

Research database for students K-5 featuring colorful pictures and school subject categories for easy browsing.
pic-funk-wagnalls Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia

Features over 25,000 informative segments of the encyclopedia, with alphabetically arranged articles, illustrations and maps. Updated annually.
pic-middlesearchplus Middle Search Plus

Contains full text for more than 140 popular middle school magazines, as well as thousands of biographies and historical essays. Also includes primary source documents, reference books and an image collection of 341,655 photo, maps and flags.
pic-novelist-kids-75 NoveList

(Remote Access Available)Complete  readers’ fiction resource. Comprehensive guide to fiction series, recommended reading lists for all age groups, discussion guides, awards lists & more.
pic-pointofview Points of View

Contains a balance of materials from all viewpoints, including more than 1,300 main essays, leading political magazines from both sides of the aisle, newspapers, radio and TV news transcripts, primary source documents and reference books.
pic-primarysearch Primary Search

Full text for more than 80 popular elementary school magazines; all full-text articles are assigned a reading level indicator (lexiles). Also includes the Encyclopedia of Animals, and features Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia with easy-to-read encyclopedic entries written specifically for kids. Also provides the American Heritage® Children’s Dictionary, 3rd Edition from Houghton Mifflin, and thousands of relevant photos, maps and flags.
pic-worldbookkids World Book Encyclopedias

(Remote Access Available)Choose from any one of the eleven famous World Book Encyclopedia Databases! World Book offers everything from Early World of Living (Pre-school and Early Elementary Basics) up to Academic (college level use).*Verizon FIOS and out-of-state Rhode Islanders, see access instructions below.
Access individual World Book Databases:

  • Academic
  • Advanced
  • Discover
  • Dramatic
  • Learning
  • Early World of Livinge
  • Book
  • Enciclopedia
  • Estudiantil
  • Hallazgos
  • Hispánica
  • Saber
  • Kids
  • Student
  • Timelines

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