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


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 History Online American History Online
Spans more than 500 years of political, military, social, and cultural history to cover the American experience.
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.
American Women's History Online American Women's History Online
Covers the important people, events, legislation, and issues relevant to the study of women's history in the United States.
From Facts on File.
Ancient and Medieval History Online Ancient and Medieval History Online
Explores the pre-modern world with in-depth focus on Egypt, Mesopotamia, Greece, Rome, Africa, Europe, the Americas, and Asia.
From Facts on File
Curriculum Resource Center Curriculum Resource Center
Find people and events in history, information about countries and states, and great resources for your science projects.
eBooks -- Gale Virtual Reference Collection eBooks -- Gale Virtual Reference Collection
Welcome to the library’s virtual reference collection, a place for conducting research that searches hundreds of full-scanned e-books. Browse along our virtual stacks and click on the subject category that matches your subject. Watch as the computer instantly searches through books and delivers the best information right to your desktop.
eBooks on EBSCOhost eBooks on EBSCOhost
Access The Library’s eContent collection for digital books on all topics.
Explora Primary Schools Explora Primary Schools
Kids will find everything they need to learn about Animals, Science, Math, Arts, Music, Social Studies, Geography and Biography. Explora is colorful and easy to search for school projects or just to have fun reading about your favorite subjects!
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.
Facts on File History Database Search
Search all Facts on File History Databases in one step to find articles.
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.
Gale Virtual Reference Collection Gale Virtual Reference Collection
Welcome to the library’s virtual reference collection, a place for conducting research that searches hundreds of full-scanned e-books. Browse along our virtual stacks and click on the subject category that matches your subject. Watch as the computer instantly searches through books and delivers the best information right to your desktop
Great Websites for Kids Great Websites for Kids
Looking for websites to help with homework or satisfy your child’s curiosity about a subject? The Association for Library Service to Children of the American Library Association has the perfect sites to visit. Explore Animals, The Arts, History & Biography, Literature & Languages, Mathematics & Computers, Reference, Sciences, and Social Sciences.
History Reference Center
Find full-text articles, historical documents, photos or biographies from periodicals, reference books, encyclopedias, and non-fiction books.
Issues & Controversies in American History Issues & Controversies in American History
Builds a deeper understanding of how historical events have shaped our nation by exploring the key players and the battles they fought.
Kids & Teens will find this database easy to use for school reports or just learning about your favorite topic. Explore animals, arts & entertainment, geography, health, history & social studies, inventions & technology, plants, people, science & math, sports, stories & literature and transportation. Find awesome pictures and there’s even the Merriam-Webster®’s Elementary Dictionary, maps, flags & seals and over 1,700 colorful charts and graphs.
LumosLearning.com LumosLearning.com
This database called LumosLearning.com helps students in grades 3 to 8 prepare for the PARCC Assessment with hundreds of practice questions and diagnostic tests. East Brunswick Public Library cardholders may use this database from our website or anywhere there is Internet access. Students receivae immediate feedback on their answers and can work at their own pace. The newest enhancements are:
  • Personalized learning assignments after a student completes a PARCC practice test in remedial mode.
  • Access to a mobile app called Lumos StepUp. Click here to download the app.
  • Proficiency reports for measuring student mastery; videos, and resource kits.
Middle Search Plus Middle Search Plus
Designed just for middle school kids, this database is not too easy, but not overly difficult – just right for you! Find articles on almost any topic in more than 150 great magazines
Modern World History Online Modern World History Online
Covers the people, places, and events in the broad expanse of history—from mid-15th century to the present.
From Facts on File
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.
PebbleGo PebbleGo
Find content on animals, space, science, and all about the planet Earth using this database aimed at students in Kindergarten to Grade 3. Includes built-in reading and research tools such as leveled text, consistent navigation, fun educational games, and spoken-word audio.
Points of View Points of View
This database is easy to read and covers both sides of controversial subjects facing society today. Find full articles to help you develop an argument, write a paper, or debate your point of view. Also includes thousands of supporting articles from the world’s top political and societal publications.
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!
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 Jr.
Browse this great selection of e-books, read-alongs, videos, audio books, and more for elementary school-aged readers!
E-books for young children offering animated, talking picture books.
Tutor.com Tutor.com
Tutor.com brings live, one-to-one help TO YOU, FOR FREE to all EB library card holders. Who can use the Tutor.com Learning Suite? Everyone! K-12 and college students can get help with homework, studying, projects, essay writing and test prep in every subject. Adults can get help with job searches, GED prep and academic support.
How does the online tutoring work? All sessions are online with professional academic or career tutors. EB patrons can work with an online tutor 7 days a week from 3:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. There is no time limit for each session with a tutor.
Is the service available remotely? Yes. Patrons can connect to Tutor.com from any computer or mobile device (smartphones & tablets) with Internet access. Instructions to download the free mobile app for your iOS or Android device are on the Tutor.com site.
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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