Student Databases

Elementary School

Access the following databases for free either at the library or online using your personal or school library card.

Biography in Context

Find information on the world’s most influential people through biographical entries, videos, images, primary sources, and articles from hundreds of periodicals and newspapers.


Conduct research, work on projects, and explore your interests using this reference resource for all ages.

Britannica Escolar

Access Britannica’s resources in Spanish for elementary and middle-school level research.


Discover current cultural and geographical information about states, provinces, and countries around the world. Students of all ages will find details on economy, weather, history, and recipes.

History Resources: Facts on File

Find primary sources, maps, timelines, videos, and more for American, ancient and medieval, and modern world history. Great for high school and college students looking to ace their history papers and projects.

Homework HelpNow

Get live, expert homework help, tutoring, and chess coaching, or create your own virtual study room with friends to share notes. Take practice tests for major academic and vocational exams. Offerings exist in English and Spanish with live translation support.

Literature Resource Center

Explore background information on famous writers and works of literature through critical, interdisciplinary sources. Ace your school projects by saving sources and creating highlights and notes.

NoveList K-8 Plus

Explore librarian-curated book lists and find read-alikes based on author, series, or title. Use the Appeal Mixer to find books based on mood, theme, writing style, and more.

Reference E-Books

Gale Virtual Reference Library
Browse a vast library of e-books with topics ranging from arts, literature, and history to business and medicine. Perfect for research or casual reading. Popular offerings include DK Eyewitness Books, the For Dummies series, and Eyewitness Travel.

World Almanac for Kids

Find kid-centric resources on topics from geography to health with unique offerings like science experiments, informational videos, and learning games.