Research Resources

Need info for your research? Check out these websites!

Research Tutorials

Need help getting started with research? Watch these videos (they're SUPER short!)

1. Brainstorming 2. Planning 3. Researching 4. Writing 5. Revising

DISCUS Tutorials

Don't know where to start? Use these videos provided by DISCUS to help learn more about each database.

What is The Big 6?

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SC Discus

BrainPop Jr.-Informational videos

TumbleBooks- Audiobooks

TumbleMath- Read Aloud books about Math for kids

And Many More!

Animal Kingdom

Britannica Encyclopedia of animals and their habitats

Britannica Elementary

Britannica Elementary lest students research different topics through videos, real life pictures, and fun facts. There are different levels of the same text.

Discovery Education

Research topics that are aligned to the South Carolina Standards. Topics are broken down my grade level as well as standard.

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DK Eyewitness eBooks

66 eBooks about different topics with real life pictures and diagrams. Topics range from countries to ancient civilizations.

DK Find Out

DKfindout! allows your child to search, learn, and explore information on a safe and secure site. Perfect for help with homework, DK’s clear, reliable, and highly visual content covers all curriculum subjects and more! There are quizzes, videos and animations.

Explora for Elementary School

Explora for Elementary Schools gives the researcher articles, books, and journals on a given topic. It is a great way to introduce how research will happen in high school and college.

Gale in Context Elementary

Research and explore different topics. Researchers can view pictures, videos, and learn fun facts.

Gale in Context: Biography

Learn about different people through different articles, pictures, news, magazines, and biographies.

National Geographic Kids

Researchers can use the games, videos, and other resources to learn about animals, other countries, science, and related topics.

Study SC

Learn all about South Carolina with this website created by the South Carolina State Library. It is aligned to the South Carolina standards. Information can be found easily and quickly.

World Almanac for Kids Elementary

Want to know what happened on January 25, 1964? World Almanac can tell students what happened on certain dates, as well as research different topics.

World Almanac for Kids Intermediate

World Almanac for Kids Intermediate is the same as World Almanac for Kids Elementary version. Grades 5-8.

World Book Online

There are several levels of research on World Book, including, Early Learning, Kids, Student, and Advanced. Choose a level you are comfortable with to research the most up-to-date information.