Databases for Youth

Below is a listing of databases the library subscribes to that would be beneficial for youth to use for their homework needs. All databases are free to use, but they do require a valid library card for full access.

Almanacs & Encyclopedias

Business

  • Global Road Warrior
    Your ultimate guide to the world offering information on customs, demographics, languages, food, transportation, travel essentials, and more to a number of countries.
  • Pronunciator
    Learn any of 80 languages utilizing a number of learning tools including text, audio, and video.

Education & Social Sciences

  • Black Freedom Struggle in the U.S.
    Provides historical newspaper articles, diaries, correspondence, and more from six (6) specific time periods in U.S. history marked by the opposition African Americans have faced on the road to freedom. Designed for students, independent researchers, and anyone interested in learning more about the ongoing Black Freedom Struggle. 
  • Learning Express Library 3.0
    Provides an interactive online learning platform to offer a selection of career-oriented and academic resources, job preparation, homework help, test prep, information on career changes, and more.

Homework Helper

  • Explora Primary Schools
    Search for materials to assist with your students in grade school subject areas, or browse categories including animals, biographies, geography, language arts, math, and more.
  • Funk & Wagnall’s New Encyclopedia
    Provides students with easy-to-read encyclopedic entries written specifically for elementary and middle school students.
  • Gale in Context: Opposing Viewpoints
    Explore both sides of an issue in this online resource that covers today’s hottest social issues, from capital punishment to immigration, to marijuana. Get the pros and cons on any topic to aid in critical-thinking skills.
  • Learning Express Library 3.0
    Provides an interactive online learning platform to offer a selection of career-oriented and academic resources, job preparation, homework help, test prep, information on career changes, and more.
  • Middle School Search Plus
    Contains full-text for more than 140 popular middle school magazines that are assigned a reading level indicator that includes a dictionary.
  • Primary Search
    Containing full-text for dozens of the most popular children’s magazines to help elementary school libraries. Students can learn about a variety of topics including endangered species, space exploration, famous musicians, and more.
  • Pronunciator
    Learn any of 80 languages utilizing a number of learning tools including text, audio, and video. 

Language Learning

  • Pronunciator
    Learn any of 80 languages utilizing a number of learning tools including text, audio, and video.

Librarian Links

  • Ebsco Online eBooks
    Offers more than 27,000 eBooks available for browsing, searching, and virtual checkout that includes titles from the world’s leading business, technology, trade, reference, academic, and scholarly publishers. 
  • NovelistPlus K-8
    A fiction database designed with children in grades K-8 in mind to offer information on literature for youth. 

Magazines & Journals

  • Academic Search Complete
    Scholarly collection offering full-text coverage of information in many areas of academic study including animal science, astronomy, biology, general science, law, math, music, psychology, women’s studies, and many other fields.
  • Middle School Search Plus
    Contains full-text for more than 140 popular middle school magazines that are assigned a reading level indicator that includes a dictionary.
  • Primary Search
    Containing full-text for dozens of the most popular children’s magazines to help elementary school libraries. Students can learn about a variety of topics including endangered species, space exploration, famous musicians, and more.