Library Databases

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.: Watch animated videos of science, history, reading, writing, and more! (Grades KG – 3rd)

Brain POP: Watch animated videos of science, history, reading, writing, and more! (Grades 3 – 8)

Digital Theatre+: gives students of diverse backgrounds access to world class performances that represent different cultures and perspectives.

EBSCO Host: Advanced Placement Source and 3,000+ non-fiction K-8 ebooks. Good for extended essays, and elementary research projects.

Explora Primary provides full-text articles in HTML or PDF format, thousands of images, videos, and tools to translate, annotate, cite, listen to, print, save, email, and share content (e.g. to Google Classroom). In addition, Topic Overviews provide background information to help you get started with your research.

Explora Secondary offers thousands of articles, images, videos, primary sources for research purposes.

FactCite: A database full of easy-to-read biography and historical information, perfect for classroom presentations and reports.

History Reference Center: Covering topics in U.S. and world history from the earliest civilizations through the 21st century, History Reference Center is a research database containing full-text journals, magazines, reference books and thousands of primary source documents.

Gale In Context: Opposing Viewpoints supports virtually any curricular need, forming the premier online resource covering today’s social issues. This cross-curricular research database supports science, social studies, current events, and language arts classes. Informed, differing views 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: empowering learners to critically analyze and understand the most important issues of the modern world.

Explore topics within business and economics, geography, government, history, literature, science and health, social issues, and more.

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. The content matches to elementary-level curricula and comes from reliable publishers, like Encyclopædia Britannica, Blackbirch Press, Youngzine, and more.

Gale In Context: Middle School offers over 300 topic pages providing content that supports national and state curriculum standards for grades 6 to 8 in English language arts, social studies, and science.

Features a variety of nonfiction, informational text, and formats, including books, images, audio, video, newspapers, primary sources, and more to support learning.

Gale In Context: High School offers cross-curricular content that supports national and state curriculum standards and reinforces the development of skills such as critical thinking, problem-solving, communication, collaboration, creativity, and innovation. 

Explore topics within business and economics, geography, government, history, literature, science and health, social issues, and more.


NewsBank: Explore diverse perspectives, topics, and trends aligned with all curricular areas from credible, vetted, international, national, and local sources to foster critical thinking skills. 

JStor: Thousands of academic periodicals covering over 150 topics. Perfect for EE research!

PebbleGo: The award winning PreK-3 database for reading and research.

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Research Rocket: Find topical research with age-appropriate, vetted sources. Explore topics, trends, and current events that align with most curricular areas.

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.

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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.

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