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Research Databases: Children & Young Adult

For off-campus access, enter your fourteen digit library barcode number located on the back of your college ID/ library card.  No college ID or library card? Request a college ID or library card barcode number.


Most Useful:

  • Explora - formerly Student Research Center
    (EBSCO) Middle and high school student search page that finds and displays results from magazines, newspapers, biographies, country reports, plus film & video available in several databases (e.g., MAS Ultra - School Edition, Newspaper Source, Middle Search Plus, Vocational and Career Collection, and TOPICsearch).
  • Teaching Books.Net
    (TeachingBooks.net) Provides multimedia resources that can enhance and enliven reading experiences in the K-12 environment.

Also Try:

  • Biblioteca TumbleBook (LSC-CyFair, LSC-Tomball, & HCPL)
    (TumbleBooks Inc.) Libros electrónicos para niños
  • Gale eBooks  formerly Gale Virtual Reference Library
    (Gale Cengage Learning)
    Dozens of complete reference books on arts, business, education, history, law, literature, sciences, and technology, including the popular sets of Short Stories for Students, Novels for Students, Poetry for Students, and Drama for Students.
  • Handbook of Texas - free web
    (Texas State Historical Association) Encyclopedia entries on Texas history, culture, and geography.
  • Middle Search Plus
    (EBSCO) Full text for "nearly 140 middle school magazines plus biographies, historical essays and student pamphlets. Find primary source documents, books, photos, maps, and flags."
  • Novelist K-8 Plus (LSC-CyFair, LSC-Tomball, & HCPL)
    (EBSCO) Electronic readers advisory service for children's fiction and nonfiction literature, find by author, genre, or even tell the computer a novel you liked and it can recommend similar books.
  • Primary Search
    (EBSCO) "Full text for nearly 70 popular, elementary school magazines plus a dictionary, photos, maps, and flags. Full text backfiles extend to 1989."
  • TumbleBooks (LSC-CyFair, LSC-Tomball, & HCPL)
    (TumbleBooks Inc.) Interactive children's books using Flash animation.
  • Texas Reference Center
    (EBSCO) Features Texas-related full-text articles, biographies, primary source documents, photos, maps, and flags with backfiles dating from 1975.

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