Children & Teens

In addition to the free reference databases below, see our Parenting webpage for a list of great homework help sites.

Kids InfoBits targets the research needs of students in Kindergarten through grade 5
. It features a developmentally appropriate graphical interface and full-text, age-appropriate, curriculum-related magazine and reference content. SEARCH:


Research in Context was created for researchers in grades 6 through 8. It is a cross-disciplinary database, drawing from literature, science, social studies, U.S. and world history.  

Student Edition is designed for high school students, with access to a variety of full-text magazines, newspapers and reference books for information on current events, the arts, science, popular culture, health, people, government, history, sports and more. SEARCH:

Encyclopedia Britannica gives you two sites in one—a child-friendly collection and an adult general reference collection. Students can access encyclopedias, Britannica-approved web sites, and a Student Center with an atlas, biographies, copyright free photos and video, "How To” guides for school reports, and other learning materials. Older students and adults will find similar resources created for advanced information seekers in the Britannica Reference Center (adult) section.  SEARCH:


In Context

Here are three databases that are perfect for student homework needs.

If you need international viewpoints on a broad spectrum of global issues, topics and current events, then give Global Issues in Context a try. It's political science made easy! SEARCH:

A fantatic database for United States history is U.S. History in Context.  SEARCH:

If it's world history you're looking for, then delve into World History in Context. SEARCH: