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<h4>Online Reference Databases</h4>

Online Reference Databases

Kids InfoBits (Grade K-5)
Meets the research needs of students in Kindergarten through Grade 5. These encyclopedia and magazine articles offers tidbits of information in a click-on-the-picture format. This format allows children to narrow their topic, but young children will need help reading the articles.

Gale Research in Context (Middle School)
Created specifically for middle-schoolers, Research in Context combines the best of Gale’s reference content with age-appropriate videos, newspapers, magazines, primary sources, and much more. Students will find outstanding support to complete assignments in core subjects including literature, science, social studies, and history.

Encyclopedia Britannica Learning Zone (Ages 4-7)
An interactive learning environment for ages 4 to 7 that gives early learners enjoyable, engaging, and developmentally appropriate activities. Includes atlas, art activities, games and learning materials, audio and video, and vocabulary builders and more. Accessible from Elementary Edition.

Encyclopedia Britannica for Elementary School (Late Third Grade +)
This database offers many “click through” options, reducing the need for typing or spelling. The information is clear and brief. There are many photos. Younger children will enjoy exploring this resource with an adult. Topics include: Animals, Language Arts, Plants and Other Living Things, Social Studies, World Religions, Fine Arts, Places, Science and Mathematics, and Sports and Hobbies.

Encyclopedia Britannica for Kids (Fifth Grade +)
The information in this database is most appropriate for children in fifth grade and up. Younger children will likely require adult assistance to read and understand the information. Includes content from Compton’s by Britannica, Britannica Elementary Encyclopedia, and Merriam-Webster’s Student Dictionary and Thesaurus.

Encyclopedia Britannica Middle School Edition
Now with responsive design that maximizes display depending on device. Comprehensive encyclopedia meeting the reference needs for pre-K through high school students with separate interfaces for each level.

Encyclopedia Britannica: Spanish Edition Escolar (K-8)
Enrich the learning of elementary students with the virtual environment of Britannica Escolar Online featuring interactive games, articles, videos, multimedia, maps and much more!

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