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Children's Databases


Biography In Context - Features biographies on more than 220,000 people and full-text articles from hundreds of periodicals and major reference books. Search for people based on one or more personal facts, such as birth and death year, nationality, ethnicity, occupation, or gender. Provided by DISCUS - South Carolina's Virtual Library.


BrainPOP Jr. - Offers animated, curricular movies, interactive quizzes, games, and activities for students in grades K-3. It encourages young learners to ask questions and form their own ideas. Interactive features extend key concepts, and all text is read-aloud to facilitate comprehension. Provided by DISCUS - South Carolina's Virtual Library.


Britannica Learning Zone
An engaging online tool for early-childhood learning covering letters, words, numbers, time, sound, geography, and more for those aged pre-kindergarten through grade 2. Provided by DISCUS - South Carolina's Virtual Library.


Britannica Online Elementary School
Contains an elementary-level encyclopedia with child-friendly terminology and graphics, as well as other age-appropriate reference and learning tools. Provided by DISCUS - South Carolina's Virtual Library.


CultureGrams - Reports on over 200 United Nations-member countries, as well as all 50 states. Contains information on history, customs, family, lifestyle, recipes, economy and more. Includes a special kids' edition aimed at upper-elementary students. Provided by DISCUS - South Carolina's Virtual Library.


Explora for Elementary Schools - Provides access to information from magazines and books on many topics. Nearly 100 popular full-text elementary school magazines, as well as encyclopedia and dictionary resources. Offers text-to-speech for HTML articles to assist struggling readers or those learning English. Video Tutorial User Guide Provided by DISCUS - South Carolina's Virtual Library.


Explora for Middle Schools - Provides access to information on many topics from magazines, newspapers, books, biographies, country reports, primary sources, video and more. More than 170 popular full-text middle school magazines, as well as encyclopedia and dictionary resources, relevant photos, maps, flags, and more. Text-to-speech for HTML articles to assist struggling readers or those learning English. Video Tutorial User Guide Provided by DISCUS - South Carolina's Virtual Library.


History Reference Center - A comprehensive, full-text history-reference database containing full text from major reference books, non-fiction works, and periodicals, as well as videos, maps, and primary source documents. Provided by DISCUS - South Carolina's Virtual Library.


Kids Infobits - General-interest database for children, containing magazine and newspaper articles and reference books. Provided by DISCUS - South Carolina's Virtual Library.


Novelist K–8 Plus - A subset of Novelist Plus, this product helps parents, teachers, and librarians engage young readers. The search pages and title results are aimed at young readers in kindergarten through eighth grades. Provided by DISCUS - South Carolina's Virtual Library.


Primary Search - Contains full text for more than 50 popular, elementary school magazines. All full text articles are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles). Full text is also available for over 100 student pamphlets. Provided by DISCUS - South Carolina's Virtual Library.