Databases at Your Fingertips

Tools for Research in the Classroom and Beyond

Walk your fingertips to:

Margo Williams, Librarian, Sandston Elementary

Nancy Hally, Librarian, Longdale Elementary

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Some Features

  • articles, media, world atlas, countries, animals, USA, learning games, and PreK
  • search by topic and subtopic
  • audio component
  • different reading levels
  • cite the article
  • videos, charts, diagrams, captions


  • quick profile and summary of a country
  • compare area, population, and other important facts
  • view state statistics

Other Features

  • Learning Zone (PreK-2nd grade)
  • Learning Games for extra practice
  • Educators Section (lesson plans, tutorials)
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Millions of rights-cleared images from one site

  • save pictures to your own library
  • featured projects and lesson plans
  • search by collections example
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  • advance search or search by topic
  • Today's Feature
  • Fun Facts
  • videos
  • up-to-date information
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  • over 500 pictures to download as PDF
  • 200 National Geographic books
  • full issues of National Geographic Magazine
  • basic and advanced search options
  • language options
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  • basic or advanced search
  • picture and audio cues
  • books and articles marked by level
  • translations and read aloud available
  • share, download, bookmark, and save to "my folder"
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  • Animals, Earth/Space, Biographies, Social Studies
  • picture, audio cues, read aloud
  • citations, timelines, short video clips
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  • storybooks, chapter books, graphic novels, nonfiction, math books
  • videos, language learning
  • can create playlists
  • online index
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  • book title suggestions, book reviews, articles
  • lesson "extenders" for some titles

Collaborate! Your librarian can help!

  • database intro lessons
  • web evaluation lessons
  • research skills and notetaking
  • reference lessons
  • primary and secondary sources