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Databases by Subject - Resources for K-12 Students

Discovering Collection (k-12)
Encyclopedic database of reference content for the core curriculum areas of literature, history, biographies, science, and social studies.

InfoTrac Junior Edition (k-12)
Full-text database designed for students in junior high and middle school, with magazines, newspapers and reference books for information on current events, the arts, science, popular culture, health, people, government, history, sports and more.

InfoTrac Student Edition (k-12)
Full-text database designed for high school students, with access to a variety of indexed and full-text magazines, newspapers and reference books for information on current events, the arts, science, popular culture, health, people, government, history, sports and more.

Junior Reference Collection (k-12)
Database covering science, biographies, authors, multicultural topics, and people and places suitable for a k-12 audience.

Kids InfoBits
Database to meet the research needs of students in Kindergarten through Grade 5. It features a developmentally appropriate, visually graphic interface, a subject-based topic tree search and full-text, age-appropriate, curriculum-related magazine, newspaper and reference content for information on current events, the arts, science, health, people, government, history, sports and more.

MAS Ultra - School Edition
A database designed specifically for high school libraries, it contains the full-text for nearly 500 magazines.  All full-text articles are assigned lexile indicators.  The database also contains 360 reference books, over 85,000 biographies and 105,000 primary source documents, as well as over 460,000 photos, maps, and flags images.

Science Reference Center
A comprehensive research database designed to meet 5th-12th grade students' research needs.  Contains full-text for hundreds of science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals, and other sources.  Includes over 3,500 full length biographies of scientists, as well as over 10,000 images and over 500 science-related videos.  

Searchasaurus
A database for middle and primary grades offering basic search methodologies, a colorful, dinosaur-themed interface, and lexile (reading level) limiters.  The database searches the following: Primary Search, Middle Search Plus, the American Heritage Children's Dictionary, and Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia.  A Teacher Resources search screen provides direct access to content from Education Research Complete, Academic Search Complete, the Professional Development Collection, and ERIC.

Sirs Discoverer (k-9)
Full-text articles and graphics from more than 1,600 U.S. and international magazines, newspapers and U.S. government documents, which were carefully selected for their educational content, interest and level of readability for middle and elementary curriculum topics.

SIRS Issues Researcher (6-12)
A general reference database containing thousands of full-text articles exploring social, scientific, health, historic, business, economic, political and global issues.

World Book School Edition
World Book version designed for schools. World Book Kids (grades K-5) contains thousands of easy to read articles, interactive games, teacher resources and more. World Book Student (grades 5-9) contains encyclopedia articles, maps, images, timelines and more. World Book Advanced (grades 9-12+) is a powerful reference tool that includes encyclopedia, multimedia, e-book and primary source databases. World Book Discover (differentiated instruction, i.e.ESL, reluctant readers and adult learners) is a reference tool that includes encyclopedia, multimedia, e-book, and primary source databases. Features include article read aloud, and a job and life skills section.