For Kids

Resources for elementary and middle school students.

You may also research by subject or browse our research databases alphabetically by title.


eBooks and eAudiobooks from OverDrive just for kids! Titles can be downloaded to your computer, eReader, or mobile device or read online in your web browser.


Brainfuse HelpNow: Free on-demand one-to-one online homework help.   Access additional homework tools to help build skills in writing, math, science, digital literacy, ESL, and more. The Adult Learning Center offers skill building, test preparation, and writing assistance adults. HelpNow tutors are available every day of the week from 2-11 pm.

Britannica Library Children: Encyclopedia content for kids plus multimedia, timelines, world atlas, country comparison, quotations, and primary sources.*

Explora Kids: Contains elementary school-appropriate magazines, encyclopedias, dictionaries, and images. Includes Primary Search and Middle Search Plus databases.*

Kids InfoBits: A resource that gives children easy access to magazines, reference books, and newspaper articles that have been selected just for their age group. Aimed at grades K-5.*

LearningExpress Library: The School Center includes practice, lessons, and study aids to help you do your best in school. Create a username and password to access.*

Middle Search Plus: A comprehensive database designed for middle school students that contains full-text for nearly 150 popular middle school magazines, and includes biographies, primary source documents, historical essays, photos, maps and flags, and reference books.*

Research in Context: Created for middle-schoolers, combining the best reference content with age-appropriate videos, newspapers, magazines, primary sources, and much more. Students will find outstanding support to complete assignments in core subjects including literature, science, social studies, and history. *

Student Resources in Context: A resource designed for middle and high school students to help them with their homework and in-depth research assignments. It includes reference works, biographies, essays, overviews, primary works, images, and periodical articles.*

*Subscription purchased by Electronic Library for Minnesota (ELM).