Trustworthy Research Sites

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Search multiple databases using DISCUS Kids SmartSearch. Or search directly on Britannica Elementary, Kids InfoBits, Explora, CultureGrams, Animal Kingdom, Biography in Context, and BrainPOP Jr. The current DISCUS username and password may be required for home use.

World Book

Search World Book Kids (K-2) or World Book Student (3-4) to find information on a variety of topics! Pictures, maps, and a dictionary are included. A username and password is required.


PebbleGo (K-2) offers information on people, animals, science, and social studies topics.

PebbleGo Next (3-4) offers information on the states as well as American Indian cultures. A username and password is required for use of both.

Scholastic TrueFlix

Scholastic TrueFlix (3-4) has e-books and short informational videos on science and social studies topics. A username and password is required.


KidsClick! is a search engine designed for kids by librarians.


Visit Wonderopolis to explore "wonders" that other kids are curious about.


Visit StudySC to find information about South Carolina's culture, history, geography, government, and people.

America's Story

Visit America's Story to meet amazing Americans, jump back in time to learn about American history, and explore the states! is the official kids' portal for the U.S. government. Find information on jobs, money, government, safety, social studies, and more!

Time for Kids

Time for Kids has current events news articles on a variety of topics.