For Current Students
The following is a list of databases that students can use at school and at home for research, education practice, and more. Some may require a log-in.
Students may also references the Butt Family Library Catalog while at school--an online version of a card catalog--to help you find resources available in our on-campus library.
AllReaders.com – A readers’ advisory site using plots, theme, character, and setting options to help students choose books they might enjoy.
Ask for Kids – A database used to search a selection of websites using question prompts. The site also conducts a parallel search of encyclopedias, Yahooligans, and Education World.
Awesome Library – A directory that organizes the world wide web and provides access to 18,000 reviewed resources.
Dr. Math – Ask Dr. Math a question or browse the archive of previously asked questions. This website is operated by the Math Forum of Swarthmore College and financed by the National Science Foundation.
Easy Bib – This website assists students with the creation of a bibliography in MLA format.
Internet Public Library – A public library for the internet community maintained by the University of Michigan’s School of Information Science.
KidsClick! – A database of over 6,400 websites compiled by librarians.
Kids’ Turn Central – School, education, and homework resources
Librarians Index to the Internet – Search this carefully reviewed database of over 30,000 websites maintained and evaluated by librarians. Various research topics are included in this compilation of dictionaries, encyclopedias and thesauri.
National Geographic – A world leader in geography, cartography and exploration. Play games, watch videos, learn about animals, and places, and get fun facts on their website.
San Antonio Public Library – Provides access to books, information, and resources to promote a lifetime of reading and learning.
SuperSummary – In-depth study guides written by experienced teachers, professors, and literary scholars for a wide range of fiction and non-fiction titles.
Time 100 – This site includes profiles of the most important people of the 20th Century and contains audio and video clips, quizzes, polls, and other related web sites.
Tumblebooks – An online collection of animated, talking, picture books which teaches young children the joys of reading in a format they’ll love.