If you’ve got research to do, don’t just paste your question into Google. A savvy, critical thinker starts their query with tools purpose-built for the task. Your KAS library is here to support you with access to scholarly databases at all age levels.
Brain POP Jr. provides engaging learning games, animated movies, and activities designed with relevance, depth, and humor to encourage kids on their unique learning paths. (KG – 3rd grades)
Brain POP provides engaging learning games, animated movies, and activities designed with relevance, depth, and humor to encourage kids on their unique learning paths. (3rd – 8th grades)
Digital Theatre+ provides access to the world’s best performances as well as an exciting range of educational tools for English and Drama.
EBSCO Host: Advanced Placement Source and 3,000+ non-fiction K-8 ebooks. Good for extended essays, and elementary research projects.
Explora Primary is a full-text database of carefully curated content for elementary school libraries. It includes full text for the most popular children’s magazines, e-books, and easy-to-read encyclopedic entries written specifically for kids. Explora for Secondary Schools offers full-text articles from thousands of magazines, journals, and newspapers on a wide variety of subjects, along with images, videos, and primary sources.
FactCite is a collection of award-wining databases to support curious students of all ages and reading proficiencies. (KG – 12th grade)
History Reference Center is a research database containing full-text journals, magazines, reference books and thousands of primary source documents covering topics in U.S. and world history from the earliest civilizations through the 21st century.
Gale In Context: Opposing Viewpoints supports research covering today’s social issues, with informed, differing views to help learners develop critical-thinking skills and draw their own conclusions.
Gale In Context: Global Issues supports awareness and provides perspective on global issues while tying together a wealth of authoritative content.
GALE Elementary allows students to learn at a comfortable pace as they move through periodicals, videos, and more to find information that draws them into any topic.
Gale In Context: Middle School offers access to hundreds of thousands of topic overviews, primary sources, biographies, and critical essays on core subjects written for middle school students.
Gale In Context: High School offers access to hundreds of thousands of topic overviews, primary sources, biographies, and critical essays on core subjects ranging from the Great Depression to Malala Yousafzai.
NewsBank: Access World News is a comprehensive resource that includes more than 8,000 news publications from nearly 200 countries worldwide. These sources include major national and international newspapers, as well as local and regional titles.
JSTORE provides access to more than 12 million journal articles, books, images, and primary sources in 75 disciplines.
PebbleGo is a curricular content packed with informational articles, ready-made activities, and literacy supports for students of all abilities (KG – 2nd grades).
Research Rocket delivers diverse, vetted information for elementary and middle school students.
Science Reference Center provides full text for hundreds of science magazines, journals, reference books and high-quality videos. The database also contains science experiments, curriculum-aligned lesson plans, and a vast image collection.
WorldBook Online: A suite of online research tools that includes encyclopedia articles, primary source collections, educator tools, student activities, pictures, audio, and video, complemented by current periodicals and related Web sites.