E-Resources for Kids
Evaluating information, internet safety, and how to spot fake news.
Early Learning and Literacy
BookFlix – Ideal for grades Pre-K through third, this resource features children’s picturebooks read aloud in video form paired with related nonfiction read alouds.
TumbleBooks – A collection of animated storybooks for young readers to enjoy.
ABCmouse – With 5,000+ interactive books, educational games, puzzles, and other learning activities, ABCmouse’s award-winning online curriculum is an invaluable resource for young learners (ages 2-7+). From Age of Learning, Inc. – In Library Use Only.
Bookish Resources for Teachers
Teachingbooks.com has provided a wide variety of resources to help teachers and book lovers create lists, lesson plans, author interviews and more.
School & Educators Complete – eBook subscription database (over 12,000 titles) to support multiple subject areas (English Language Arts, Science, Math, Social Studies, Health, Physical Education, Information Literacy and Technology). (Grades 9+, possibly some content for Middle School, also includes professional development content for faculty)
Books and Reading
Overdrive Kids eReading Room – Children’s eBooks and eAudiobooks from our Overdrive collection for use on iOS, Android, Kindle, and other mobile devices and eReaders.
Biography Reference Center – Biographies for contemporary and historical people.
General Resources & Homework Help
Academic Search Complete – Full text articles on every subject.
Brainfuse – Learning resources for elementary through college level in reading, writing, math, science, social studies, and more. High School and college test prep.
Britannica School Edition – Learn about any subject with content for all grades and all reading abilities K-12. Find articles, images, videos, audio clips, primary sources, maps, research tools, and recommended Web sites.
Britannica Escolar – Britannica en español.
CultureGrams – Concise cultural information on countries around the world. (Grades 3-12)
Explora – Elementary School – Articles, essays, and primary source documents in all subject areas for K-5th grade student research.
Explora – Middle School – Articles, essays, and primary source documents in all subject areas for 6-8th grade student research.
Points of View Reference Center – Pro and con articles on popular controversial subjects.
SIRS Discoverer – Selected content for novice researchers, especially elementary and middle school students and educators. (Grades 3-9)
Newspapers and Magazines
Articles from Magazines, Newspapers, and Journals (EBSCO MasterFile) – Thousands of magazines, journals, and newspapers. Requires library card log-in.
Articles from Newspapers (ProQuest) – Over 500 national and international newspapers. Requires library card log-in.
RBDigital (formerly Zinio) – Hundreds of popular magazines available right from your screen, tablet, or smartphone
Kanopy – It’s back! Kanopy is now available to San Rafael Library patrons.
Updated October 2020