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Online Databases for KidsExplore the online resources that will help out with homework and school assignments.

Some of the online databases on this page require a library card number for access. Don't have a library card? Apply for one online!

Not sure which online database to use?  Try the following databases which cover a wide variety of topics:

General Databases

Kids InfoBits
Database developed especially for children in Kindergarten through Grade 5.

Student Resources in Context
Information on all core subjects from science to literature to history.

Search a number of databases all at once!

Academic OneFile
Coverage of the sciences, technology, medicine, the arts, theology, literature and other subjects.

General OneFile
News and periodical articles on a wide range of topics.

Quick facts and in-depth information on a wide variety of subjects.

Databases by Subject

Biographies | California Missions | General | History | Literature | Science | Social Issues


Biography in Context
Biographical entries from the history and geography fields

Literature Resource Center
Biographies on authors and their works.

Science in Context
Biographies on individuals related to the science field.

California Missions

The Missions of California
Explore the various California missions.

Note: When asked for a username and password, please enter: username - missions; password - missions.


U.S. History in Context
Information on U.S. history from precolonial times to the present.

World History in Context
Collection of award-winning reference, full-text articles on world history.


Ace your tests and get homework help with summaries, character analyses, glossaries, quotes, essays, filmography and more.

Literature Resource Center
Biographies on authors and their works.

Study guides and discussion forums offered on various academic subjects. Literature section includes brief analyses of characters, themes and plots.

Author interviews, book trailers and school resources at your fingertips! Resources for teaching and learning available to California schools and libraries.


Science in Context
Information from earth science and life science, to space, technology, mathematics and science history and biography.

Social Issues

Opposing Viewpoints in Context
Social issues, with viewpoint articles, topic overviews, statistics, primary documents, and links to websites and articles.