General Reference

General Reference

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Fact Monster
Kid friendly information site that includes topics from sports, “cool stuff”, math and money, and more.
InfoPlease
Provides information on most school subjects and includes an atlas, timelines, and quizzes.
Internet Public Library
The Internet Public Library is a public library for the world wide web. Library students from a consortium of colleges and universities develop and maintain the IPL.
Kids Click!
Annotated searchable index of web sites. Moderated by librarians. Search by subject, reading level, and degree of picture content. Cool feature that shows what the website looks like “through a librarian’s eyes”.
Kids Search
Database provided by the Akron Summit County Public Library. Library card number may be required. Ebsco powered newspaper and magazine research database designed specifically for youth in grades K-8, includes dictionary entries, encyclopedia articles, and image database for a variety of topics.
Learning Express Library
Database provided by the Akron Summit County Public Library. Library card number may be required. An online learning center with tests to help elementary and middle school students improve math skills, reading skills, and writing skills.
Meriam Webster Word Central
Online dictionary, thesaurus, and rhyming word search for kids.
Meriam Webster Visual Dictionary
Visual dictionary with more than 6,000 images searchable by keyword index or by clicking one of 15 major themes. Definitions for the word associated with the image, as well as for all words labeled in the image, appear in the search result page. Also includes audio pronunciations of the words.
Oxford Reference Online
Database provided by the Akron Summit County Public Library. Library card number may be required. Language and subject reference works from one of the most respected and trusted reference publishers. Use the Visual Dictionary to look up a specific picture. Explore a timeline to track events.
Searchasaurus
Database provided by the Akron Summit County Public Library. Library card number may be required. Kid-friendly database with keyword or subject driven access to pictures, multi-media display, encyclopedia, magazine, or journal articles.
Student Resource Center
Database provided by the Akron Summit County Public Library. Library card number may be required. Ebsco database access to thousands of articles organized by topic and searchable by periodical, newspaper, reports, encyclopedia article, biographies, transcripts, etc. also organized by reading level.
VisuWords
Provides a visual word cloud for the definition of words and provides meanings and associations with other words and concepts. Provides a visual tool that helps learn how words associate.
World Book Kids
Database provided by the Akron Summit County Public Library. Library card number may be required. Online encyclopedia maintained by Worldbook, Inc. with age-appropriate articles, dictionary and atlases, activities, pictures, and sound dictionary.
World Book Kids Spanish Version
Database provided by the Akron Summit County Public Library. Library card number may be required. Online encyclopedia in Spanish maintained by Worldbook, Inc. with age-appropriate articles, dictionary and atlases, activities, pictures, and sound dictionary.
Yahoo Kids Search
Kid-friendly search engine organized by school subjects.
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