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Malverne Public Library Research Databases

 

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General Information Web Sites

Brain Pop Subscription site has some free material. Topics are aligned with state and national education standards.
Encyclopedia Americana Detailed coverage of American and Canadian geography and history.
Encyclopedia Britannica This general knowledge encyclopedia is continuously updated.
Grolier Multimedia resources provide quick access factual information as well as broad overviews of general subjects.  Contains: America the Beautiful, Encyclopedia Americana, Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia, Lands and Peoples, The New Book of Knowledge, and The New Book of Popular Science
Homework Spot Created by teachers, researchers, and librarians.
Internet Public Library Offers extensive subject collections and reference books. Site is maintained by librarians and information specialists.
Kids InfoBits A database for students in kindergarten through grade 5, Kids InfoBits covers geography, current events, the arts and sciences, people, government, history, and more.
Learning Express Library This interactive online learning platform features over 770 practice tests, tutorials, and eBooks for students of all ages.
Merriam-Webster Word Central Uses the Merriam-Webster Online Student Dictionary.
Nassau Library System’s Homework Help Contains useful links to many topic-specific Web sites.
National Geographic Kids Offers research help, stories, photos, activities, and games.
The New Book of Knowledge This resource for middle grade students includes literary selections, a timeline, projects and experiments, news, homework help and more.
21st Century Explorer Reference and learning tools for students who read below grade level, are dealing with specific learning problems, or are at risk of falling behind. Contains encyclopedias, an atlas, historic timelines, a dictionary, news, and other sources.

 

History and Social Studies

America’s Library The Library of Congress the presents accessible information for kids.
Annals of American History A year-by-year documentary of American thought and action.  Read the original words of more than 1,500 authors.
Ben’s Guide to U.S. Government for Kids A U.S. government-created Website for kids.
CIA World Factbook Continually updated country information from a government resource.
The History Place World and American history topics.
Salem History Several history databases from Salem Press, all in one place.
U.S. Government’s Kids’ Page Children’s portal to government information.

 

Math

Ask Dr. Math A question and answer service, with a searchable archive.
WebMath Guides students through solving math problems.

 

 

Reading

Juvenile Series and Sequels Mid-Continent Public Library’s extensive, searchable database of book series.
KidsReads Reviews of children’s books and news about them.
LitFinder Provides the full-text of poems, short stories, essays, speeches, and plays. Also includes biographies, work summaries, photographs, and a glossary.

 

Science

How Stuff Works Reference, news, and other information from The Discovery Channel.
Kids Health The Nemours Foundation’s site especially for kids.
NASA for Students Get information from the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
Ology The American Museum of Natural History’s web site for kids.
Science Fair Project Guide Helpful planning tool from the Internet Public Library.
WebElements A kid’s guide to the Periodic Table.

 

Miscellaneous

Discovery Kids The Discovery Channels site geared just for kids.
FBI for Kids & Teens Learn about the FBI through games, tips, and interactive features.
Sesame Street eBooks These eBooks feature audio narration, interactivity and animation bringing popular Sesame Street characters to life.
Smithsonian Institution for Kids The iconic Washington museums have lots to offer kids.
Tumblebooks An online collection of animated, talking picture books.