Online research resources

Google is often the "go-to" resource for online research. However, search results on Google are sometimes overwhelming because of the advertisements and number of hits. Try some of these databases and search engines to help with your research.

Remember, these sites, just like Google, don't speak English! Use key words to help with your search.


EBSCO is such a large database it can sometimes be overwhelming! Try Book Collection, Kids Search, or quick Search to get started with research. 


Wonderopolis - Why is the sky blue? What is snow made of? Why do dogs chase their tail? Find out this and other wonders on this site. 

Mid-Continent Public Library - This is the link for 
our local public library research page. They have e-books for checkout and many good research databases you can use with your library card. 
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Discovery Kids - This site has videos and games about all categories of science--from animals to space to new inventions. 

  Factmonster is an online site that includes almanacs, encyclopedias.    logo

Kidtopia is a kid-friendly search engine. 
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IPL - This site is updated by Drexel College. Try clicking the Kids link to begin your search. 

Infoplease has a dictionary, atlas, encyclopedia, and thesaurus. It also has searchable categories to narrow your search. 
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Researching a country? Need information on population? This site has up-to-date information and is sponsored by the CIA. 

Ducksters - Working on a biography? Ducksters is a great place to start. 
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Science Kids - Researching a country?  Try these fast facts to help you find information! 
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A-Z Animals - If you need information about animals--this is a great site with accurate information. 

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DK Find Out is an easy-to-use research tool. If you are researching animals, this is a great place! 
National Geographic Kids has information about animals and their habitats. There are also games and videos.  
Image result for go pebblegoPebble Go has lots of science, social studies, and biography links to use for your research.  It has easy to read information with tabs to guide your research.

MCPL Kids has books, research sites, videos at your fingertips!  All you need is your library card.

MoreNet online picture books and databases.

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