• 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*
    A database with Social Studies, Science, Biography and Animal modules. Ideal for researchers in grades K-3. 

    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.

    Britannica School
    An online encyclopedia for students of all ages. Includes text to speech options and can be adjusted by reading level. 
    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.