Use the databases below to help with a school project or to learn more about a topic of interest! Visit us at the Kids' World desk if you need any help.
Library Databases For Homework & Research
Recipes and cultural background of US regional food and traditions.
Thousands of detailed international maps (countries, regions, states, etc.), as well as topographic maps, climate maps, and more.
A large-scale encyclopedia of US state and country information. Topics include history, geography, demographics, education, food and recipes, government, crime, maps, media outlets, symbols, sports, and more.
Information about the culture, language, history, food, religion, and much more, for 175 countries.
Helps students learn math, science, and engineering through bite-sized, interactive learning experiences. Covers algebra, geometry, number theory, logic, science and computing concepts.
Our educator's access to Brilliant.org is for users under 18 years old, upon parental/guardian request. Parents/guardians can request an account for their child HERE.Arlington Heights cardholders only
Current and past U.S. and Canadian tribes, large and small.
Articles from magazines, newspapers and reference sources to help students with projects and exploring their own interests.
Magazine, news and reference articles for middle school through undergraduate. Covers science, literature, history, social sciences, arts, etc.
Search multiple Gale "OneFile" (e.g., General, Academic, News, Health & Medicine, etc.) and "In Context" databases (Opposing Viewpoints, High School, Global Issues, etc.) simultaneously, along with Gale eBooks. Includes a powerful Subject Guide Search tool to retrieve more precise results.
Languages/cultural awareness. French, Italian, Spanish, Japanese German, English (for Spanish, Portuguese, and Polish speakers) and more, plus Little Pim for kids. Also has apps for iOS and Android (sign up via the website version first to get your username and password).
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Search popular middle school magazines, reference e-books, and thousands of primary source documents and videos.
Primary source documents pertaining to the history of the United States, with commentary.
Full-text issues of National Geographic (1880-present) and National Geographic Traveler (2010-present). Hundreds of maps, videos and images.
Pictures, books and magazine articles about animals, science, history, cultures, the environment and more.
Help connect young readers to books of interest.
Provides full text for hundreds of science magazines, journals, reference books and high-quality videos, as well as science experiments, images, and curriculum-aligned lesson plans.
Live tutors online to help with math, science, English, social studies etc., as well as standardized tests (ACT, SAT, GRE, etc.) and career help (1-on-1 resume reviews, etc.). Also features on-demand practice tests. learning materials and video tutorials from The Princeton Review. IOS & Android Apps available.
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