Kids Search
What is it? Research tool for middle school and elementary age students from EBSCOhost. See this 3-min. video for a basic introduction.
Why use it? Search the encyclopedia. Look up words in the dictionary. Explore and search by topic.
 
MAS Ultra – School Edition

What is it? Full text for nearly 500 popular high school magazines, plus more than 360 full text reference books.
Why use it? Also provides over 85,000 biographies, over 107,000 primary source documents, and an Image Collection of over 510,000 photos, maps & flags, color PDFs and expanded full text backfiles (back to 1975) for key magazines.
 
Middle Search Plus | EBSCO

What is it? Full text for more than 140 popular middle school magazines, over 84,000 biographies, over 105,000 primary source documents, and a School Image Collection of photos, maps and flags.
Why use it? All full text articles included in the database are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles). Full text is also available for thousands of biographies and historical essays.
 
Primary Search | EBSCO

What is it? Full text for more than 70 popular magazines for elementary school research.
Why use it? All full text articles included in the database are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles), and full text information dates as far back as 1990.
 
Searchasaurus

What is it? Research tool for elementary age students from EBSCOhost. See this 4-min. Flash video for a basic introduction.
Why use it? Search the encyclopedia. Learn about animals. Look up words in the dictionary.
 
Student Research Center

What is it? Student research tool for grades 6 through 12 from EBSCOhost. See this 5-min. Flash video by the Reference and Information Services Division (RISD) of the Ohio Library Council or this EBSCO YouTube video for a basic introduction. Another RISD video provides more detail on working with search results.
Why use it? Search the encyclopedia. Find magazine and newspaper articles. Learn about other countries – through reports, maps, and photos.
 
World Book Kids
What is it? Thousands of colorful illustrations, diagrams, and maps enrich thousands of articles selected for appeal and curricular standards, with teacher guides, provide instuctions and stimulating ways to use content in the classroom setting or for homework.
Why use it? World Book Kids is designed especially for younger users, English-language learners, and reluctant readers. The site offers simple navigation, easy-to-read content, bright colors, and a graphical design.