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Malverne Public Library Research Databases



General Information Web Sites

Brain Pop Subscription site has some free material. Topics are aligned with state and national education standards.
Encyclopedia Britannica This general knowledge encyclopedia is continuously updated.
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.
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.



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




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.
Seussville All of your favorite Dr. Seuss books in one place — with plenty of activities to keep kids interested.
Starfall A non-profit site that provides reading help for young children.
Storyline Online Actors read aloud children’s books.



How Stuff Works Reference, news, and other information from The Discovery Channel.
Kids Biology The study of life on Earth, brought to you by the KidsKnowIt Network. Find descriptions of habitats, appearances, and life cycles.
Kids Health The Nemours Foundation’s site especially for kids.
NASA for Students Get information from the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
National Geographic Kids: Videos More than 100 informative videos featuring animals of all kinds.
Ology The American Museum of Natural History’s web site for kids.
Ranger Rick: Animals Here you’ll find games, crafts, recipes, songs and more — all to encourage animal exploration.
Science Fair Project Guide Helpful planning tool from the Internet Public Library.
Switcheroo Zoo Learn about animals through fun games.
WebElements A kid’s guide to the Periodic Table.



Discovery Kids The Discovery Channels site geared just for kids.
FBI for Kids & Teens Learn about the FBI through games, tips, and interactive features.
Funbrain Free educational games, online books, and comics.
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.