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K - 12 Databases

Clermont County Public LIbrary offers a collection of online databases to help with homework assignments or research projects. Most of these databases are available from your home; you'll just need a current library card and an internet connection.

Some starting points for students:

  • Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia: Indexes over 25,000 records, covering an array of topics. Full text for each record may be easily accessed by double clicking on the topic from the display. The database contains various images, offers brief biographies as well as information in a variety of subject areas.
  • Kids Search: Research tool for middle school and elementary age students. Search the encyclopedia. Look up words in the dictionary. Explore and search by topic. Databases included in Kids Search are Middle Search Plus, TOPICsearch, and Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia.
  • Learning Express Library: Provides a completely interactive online learning platform of practice tests and tutorial course series designed to help patrons, students, and adult learners succeed on the academic or licensing tests they must pass. You'll get immediate scoring, complete answer explanations, and an individualized analysis of your results.
  • MAS Ultra: Provides full text from over 450 periodicals covering general references, health, science and other areas.
  • Middle Search Plus: Popular magazines for middle school students. Look up and read articles in Fantasy & Science Fiction, Sports Illustrated for Kids and Discover! There's also some great material for homework assignments. All full-text articles are assigned a reading level indicator.
  • National Geographic Kids - Includes full text access to National Geographic Kids magazine, 200 National Geographic Kids books and 500 kid-friendly downloadable images.
  • Novelist K - 8: Allows you to discover the fiction titles that are popular with young readers as well as titles to use in your classroom or with your children. The NoveList Learning Center provides a complete introduction to the product and shows you how to use NoveList to meet the reading needs of your students or children.
  • Searchasaurus: Designed for children, featuring the following areas: EBSCO's Primary Search, Middle Search Plus, Encyclopedia of Animals, General Encyclopedia, Dictionary, and Pictures. Young researchers can find great information on topics like animals, history, health, science, and what's in the news. Databases included in Searchasaurus are Middle Search Plus, EBSCOAnimals, Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia, American Heritage Children's Dictionary, ERIC, and Primary Search.
  • World Book Kids: Contains shorter versions of the articles in World Book. Includes pictures and an activity site with quizzes and crafts.
  • Student Research Center: A fully integrated database containing thousands of curriculum-targested primary documents, biographies, topical essays, background information, critical analyses, full-text coverage of over 300 magazines, newspapers, over 20,000 photographs and illustrations, and more than 8 hours of audio and video clips. Databases included in the Student Research Centers are Middle Search Plus, MAS Ultra - School Edition, Vocational and Career Collection, and TOPICsearch.
  • American and English Literature: Electronic books of American and English literature - poetry, drama, fiction, and the Bible - originally published in print. Explore American poetry from 1600 to the present. Compare different editions of Shakespeare's work. Read early American fiction. Explore English drama.

For instruction about how to use any of these databases please ask a library staff member.

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