Learning Resources

TODDLER-PRESCHOOL RESOURCES

ABCmouse (Age of Learning) – In Library Access Only
Over 5,000 fun-filled learning activities (books, games, songs, etc.) that encompass reading, math, science, art, and music for ages 2-7+.

Little PIM (Mango)
Introduces children, 0-6, to foreign languages in a way they can understand and enjoy.

TumbleBook Library (BWI)
TumbleBookLibrary is an online collection of animated, talking picture books, games, puzzles and much, much more to hold the interest of younger readers.

World Book Early World of Learning
Three interactive learning environments – Trek’s Travels, Welcome to Reading, and Know It – designed for preschoolers and children in early grades.

World Book Kids
Intended for younger readers, this version of the encyclopedia includes activities, illustrations, maps, and more to engage children’s different learning styles.


SCHOOL AGE RESOURCES

Explora Primary Schools (EBSCO)
Designed with students and educators in grades K through 5 in mind, Explora Primary Schools provides a safe, trustworthy environment for students to look up facts for class projects or homework.

HelpNow (Brainfuse)
Get live online homework help, skills building, writing assistance, and more. Live help is available Monday – Sunday, 3pm-12am.

Kids InfoBits (Gale)
A database for students in grades K-5, it covers geography, current events, the arts and sciences, people, government, history, health, sports, and more.

Learning Express Library (LearningExpress)
Offering interactive tutorials and practice exams, this resource helps people prepare for grade school achievement tests, the ACT, SAT, GED, U.S. Citizenship test, as well as civil service, military, and professional licensing and certification exams.

Lincoln Library Online (FactCite)
For grades K-12, this resource provides information on many subjects, including biography, history, mythology, science, and more.

Middle Search Plus (EBSCO)
Middle Search Plus provides full text of middle school magazines, biographies, and primary source documents, plus a School Image Collection of photos, maps and flags.

Ohio Web Library (OPLIN)
This looks at groups of databases in categories you select and returns results in a few seconds.

Primary Search (EBSCO)
Geared towards elementary school students, Primary Search provides full text of more than 70 popular, magazines.

Student Resources In Context (Gale)
This is an engaging online experience for those seeking contextual information in multiple formats – text, pictures, audio, and text – on a broad range of topics, people, places, and events

World Book Student
Tailored for students in elementary and middle schools, it includes all articles from the print versions of the World Book, plus additional articles, learning resources, and research tools.


SCHOOL SUBJECT SPECIFIC RESOURCES


BOOKS-LITERATURE

NoveList K-8 Plus (EBSCO)
A wonderful reading resource for kids, children’s librarians and school media specialists, it has information on over 85,000 fiction and nonfiction titles for kids in the K-8 age range.

Something About the Author Online (Gale)
Something About the Author Online brings you thousands of illustrated biographical profiles of children’s authors and illustrators.

GEOGRAPHY/SOCIAL STUDIES

AtoZ The World (World Trade Press)
AtoZ the World is the world standard for country profiles, with detailed coverage of more than 100 topics each.

CultureGrams (ProQuest)
Find out about a country’s history, culture and people, print a map and country flag, or look up recipes and photos of any country.

National Geographic Kids (Gale)
Fun and substantive, National Geographic Kids will take children aged 6-14 on amazing adventures in science, nature, culture, archaeology, and space.

GOVERNMENT

Ben’s Guide (website)
Ben’s Guide to the U.S. Government, a service of the Government Publishing Office (GPO), is designed to inform students, parents, and educators about the Federal Government.

Kids.gov (website)
This is the official kids’ portal for the U.S. government which links kids, parents and teachers to U.S. government information and services on the web – all geared to the learning level and interest of kids.

LANGUAGE

Mango Languages
Mango is our online language-learning tool! There are dozens of language courses available: French, German, Spanish, Chinese, Italian, English, Polish, Hebrew, etc.

OHIO

Ohio History Central Encyclopedia (website)
An evolving, dynamic online encyclopedia that includes information about Ohio’s natural history, prehistory and history. Contains written information, maps, timelines, and images.

What Tree Is It? (OPLIN)
Helps to identify just about any tree that is native to Ohio.

What’s that Snake? (OPLIN)
Helps to identify the 30 kinds of snakes found in Ohio, both poisonous and nonpoisonous.

What’s the Point—Identifying Flint Artifacts (OPLIN)
Use this site to help identify flint artifacts produced by Ohio’s prehistoric peoples.

SCIENCE

Heartland Science (website)
This portrays how Ohioans have changed the world through discovery and innovation in science, engineering, technology, medicine and health care.

Science Online (Infobase)
Aimed at students from middle school through high school, this comprehensive database includes science biographies, diagrams, essays, experiments, definitions, and timelines.

Science Reference Center (EBSCO)
It is designed to meet every student researchers needs as it contains full text of hundreds of science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals and other sources covering all the various sciences.