• Research Tools

    Search Engines
    Reference Online
    A search engine specially designed to help students find websites at their reading level.
    Another great search engine for students with sites that have been evaluated by experts
    Merriam-Webster's Word Central has a thesaurus, and rhyming dictionary, as well as word games.
    Fact Monster
    From Information Please, this site is an almanac with a thesaurus, dictionary and encyclopedia as well.
    The photographic dictionary illustrates over five thousand common words with beautiful photos, and has many more common words sorted into categories.
    *Please see your librarian for the required passwords*
    Encyclopedia Database
    Pebble Go!   
    A database with Social Studies, Science, Biography and Animal modules. Ideal for researchers in grades K-3. 
    An online encyclopedia for students of all ages. Includes text to speech options and can be adjusted by reading level. 

    National Geographic Kids includes the complete run of the magazine from 2009 to the present, as well as books, videos, and images. High-quality informational texts.

    A simple and easy to navigate online database. 
    Included in these databases are 10 ebook versions of Eye Witness Books.
    Kids Info Bits features modules on a variety of content areas and a student friendly dictionary. Students may search by keyword or browse the subjects that interest them.