For Kids

Resources for elementary and middle school students.

You may also research by subject or browse our research databases alphabetically by title.


eBooks and eAudiobooks from OverDrive just for kids! Titles can be downloaded to your computer, eReader, or mobile device or read online in your web browser.


Brainfuse HelpNow: Free on-demand one-to-one online homework help.   Access additional homework tools to help build skills in writing, math, science, digital literacy, ESL, and more. The Adult Learning Center offers skill building, test preparation, and writing assistance adults. HelpNow tutors are available every day of the week from 2-11 pm.

Britannica Library Children: Encyclopedia content for kids plus multimedia, timelines, world atlas, country comparison, quotations, and primary sources.*

Explora Kids: Contains elementary school-appropriate magazines, encyclopedias, dictionaries, and images. Includes Primary Search and Middle Search Plus databases.*

MSGale In Context: Middle School: Created for middle-schoolers, combining the best reference content with age-appropriate videos, newspapers, magazines, primary sources & much more. Students will find outstanding support to complete assignments in core subjects including literature, science, social studies, & history. *

LearningExpress Library: The School Center includes practice, lessons, and study aids to help you do your best in school. Create a username and password to access.*

Middle Search Plus: A comprehensive database designed for middle school students that contains full-text for nearly 150 popular middle school magazines, and includes biographies, primary source documents, historical essays, photos, maps and flags, and reference books.*

       PebbleGo Animals and Biographies: Explore the world of animals with articles that support animal classification, behavior, and habitat lessons or research the lives of important historical and contemporary figures who have impacted the world.*


      PebbleGoNext States and American Indians Studies: Aligned to grades 3-6 curriculum. Offers key reading supports such as read-along audio and word-by-word highlighting along with a variety of downloadable questions, including prompts to inspire critical thinking.*



*Subscription purchased by Electronic Library for Minnesota (ELM).