Research Tools for Younger Users

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

Research Databases


Explora Public Libraries

 
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

 
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!

 
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

 
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 


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. [Through the end of April 2020, World Book is offering all our library patrons access not only to World Book Early Learning but the entire online World Book suite.]