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Science Reference Subscription Databases for Children

Britannica School

Britannica Online offers high-quality information, including subjects from A to Z, biographies, media (high-resolution photos of animals, plants and more, plus videos), quotations, Ebooks and primary sources, subjects and extended play videos. Research tools also include Compare Countries, This Day in History, Timelines, World Atlas and World Data Analyst.


Explora is an easy-to-use research tool for children and provides reliable content from the world’s leading magazines and reference books on subjects including art and music, literature, language arts, geography, history, social studies, world cultures and languages, science, technology, engineering, mathematics, health and sports. Explora’s simple search feature quickly delivers relevant results, including primary source documents, news articles and Associated Press videos. The database also offers text-to-speech for HTML articles and citation help.

Scholastic Go!

Scholastic Go! includes eight encyclopedia databases: Encyclopedia Americana, Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia, The New Book of Knowledge, La Nueva Enciclopedia Cumbre, America the Beautiful, Lands and Peoples, Amazing Animals of the World and The New Book of Popular Science. The resource offers content for students in grade 3 and higher. It also provides access to current editions of newspapers from many communities through the World Newspapers link.

Science Reference Center

Science Reference Center contains full text for hundreds of science magazines, journals, encyclopedias, reference books and a vast collection of images. Subjects include applied sciences, biology, chemistry, earth and space science, energy, environmental science, forensic science, health and medicine, history of science, life science, mathematics, physics, science and society, science as inquiry, science careers, scientists and wildlife.

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