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+.

BookFlix (Scholastic)
For students in grades PreK–3, it pairs classic storybooks with related nonfiction titles to reinforce early reading skills and develop essential real world knowledge using animation, audio, and interactive games.

Early Learning Portal (INFOhio)
Find here websites and resources to help children age 3 to 5 prepare for school.

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

World Book Early Learning
Games, eBooks, and digital media that develop language and literacy skills.

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.

GO! Ask, Act, Achieve (INFOhio)
Helps students in grades 4-10 learn the inquiry process by providing digital tools, resources, and strategies. Provides a framework for problem-based learning and research projects

INFOhio
Ohio’s PreK-12 Digital Library collection of online resources for teachers, parents and children aged 3 through 12th grade, arranged by age and grade level.

ISearch (INFOhio)
ISearch lets you search nearly all INFOhio resources from a single search box.

IWonder (INFOhio)
Age-appropriate, librarian-selected websites that support Ohio’s Learning Standards. Helps students with homework and school research.

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 (EBSCO)
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)
Access to the statewide collection of online resources organized into various categories.

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

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

Book Nook (INFOhio)
Explore, create, and share video book trailers. Includes recommended web tools for creating book trailers, lesson plans, and other teacher resources. Lexile reading levels included.

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.

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.

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.

Transparent Language Online (RBdigital)
Learn a new language using a self-paced, online language-learning system. The Byki learning method takes users through a series of simple steps to memorize words and phrases in a new language, including their meanings and proper pronunciation, in the shortest possible time.

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.