eResearch Databases for Kids: English

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  • ABCmouse
    ABCmouse.com helps kids learn to read through phonics, and teaches lessons in math, social studies, art, music, and much more. For kids age 2 to Kindergarten (In Library Use Only)
  • Columbia Granger's World of Poetry
    Find full text poems and poetry criticism. Search by poem title, author, subject, or keywords. Also included are audio excerpts of famous poems and biographies of famous poets.
  • Explora
    Explora provides easy-to-use features and reliable content from the world’s leading magazines and reference books.
  • Gale Literary Sources
    Gale Literary Sources integrates full-text literary content with metadata and subject indexing and provides workflow tools to analyze information. You can research authors and their works, literary movements and genres. Search across your library's Literature databases to find full text of literary works, journal articles, literature criticism, reviews, biographical information and overviews.
  • Kids InfoBits
    Created for students in kindergarten through grade five, this database provides information on current events, arts, sciences, health, people, government, sports, history and more.
  • Literary Reference Center
    Literary Reference Center is a comprehensive database that provides users with a broad spectrum of information on thousands of authors and their works across literary disciplines and timeframes
  • Literature Criticism Online
    Full-text criticism for American, British, and world literature from the 19th century to today. [This is full text of NCLC, TCLC and CLC criticism series, found in print in the library.]
  • LitFinder
    LitFinder provides access to literary works and authors throughout history and includes more than 150,000 full-text poems and 800,000+ poetry citations, as well as short stories, speeches, and plays. The database alsoincludes secondary materials like biographies, images, and more.
  • Novelist K-8 Plus
    Find readalikes for your favorite fiction and nonfiction titles, get lists of books in a series, or read up on your favorite author.
  • Something About The Author Online
    Read in-depth profiles of more than 12,000 children's and young adult authors and illustrators. Each essay explores an author's personal life, writings, adaptations, and works in progress.
  • TumbleBooks Library
    Young readers can follow along with this online collection of animated picture books that will read themselves to you! Games, quizzes, audiobooks, and foreign language titles are also available for more reading fun.