Explora Primary Schools
Explora offers a simple search for elementary age students that delivers articles licensed from reputable publishers including articles, essays and primary source documents to help students feel successful in their research. Lexile Measures are available to simplify discovery of grade-appropriate content.
Designed specifically for elementary school libraries, this database contains full text for popular children's magazines, easy-to-read encyclopedic entries and a vast image collection. Students can learn about a variety of topics, such as endangered species, famous musicians, fitness, space exploration and more
NoveList K-8 Plus is a source of read-alike fiction recommendations specifically for younger readers. It helps kids find books that are just right for their reading level and interests. Parents, teachers, and librarians can also find tools to teach with books that engage young readers.
Middle Search Plus
Designed for middle school libraries, this database contains full text for popular middle school magazines, full-text biographies and historical essays. In addition, it includes primary source documents, reference books and a vast image collection.
Middle Search Plus contains primary source documents including Essential Documents in American History and reference books such as the Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia and the Encyclopedia of Animals. Full-text magazines include Sports Illustrated Kids, Scholastic News, National Geographic and dozens more.
All full-text articles are assigned reading level indicators (Lexiles) that provide educators with an estimate of the result’s reading difficulty and the approximate grade-level reading ability required for comprehension. Lexiles help teachers meet the needs of students with varying reading abilities and interests and allow students to read along at their own pace.
Designed specifically for public libraries, this database provides full text for magazines, periodicals and reference books covering a wide-range of subject areas. It also includes an extensive image collection containing photos, maps and flags.