Online Databases


Britannica Online Elementary  
  Britannica Online Student

National Geographic Kids
National Geographic Kids

Watch videos! Read books and magazines! Download pictures for school  projects!!

Reputable, authoritative, and appropriate content that brings children aged 6-14 the world in a way they’ve never seen it before. Fun and substantive, National Geographic Kids will take them on amazing adventures in science, nature, culture, archaeology, and space.

 Subject Specific Databases

 culturegrams Primary and intermediate level information about countries around the world. Intermediate level information about all 50 states in the US and Canada’s provinces and territories.   Primary level database exploring animals, biographies, and earth and space. 
  A wealth of information about authors and their books. Includes audio of author interviews, lesson ideas and supplemental teaching resources. Image result for pebble go next Pebble Go expands to include Native Americans and the states.

 Magazine Databases

 Gale Cengage
  Kids InfoBits for K-5   Junior Edition INFOTRAC for K – 12

Spanish Encyclopedias



Journals – includes Newspapers and Magazines

 General reference for grades 1 – 9.
Over 2,000 full-text sources from magazines, newspapers, maps, pictures and more.


Cite Your Sources!

EasyBib – a quick and easy online tool for creating proper bibliographic citations.Bibliography Formatting Guide from Gunston Middle School.Writing a bibliography not only averts plagiarism issues, it reminds you where you found your information if you need to double check a fact or to share with a friend a great website you found along your research adventure. Some form of bibliographic citation can be done as early as 1st grade. Below are links to bibliographic formats created by Susan Aroldi of Oradell Public School in New Jersey.

First Grade Second Grade Third Grade Fourth Grade Fifth Grade

Databases For Teachers

Professional development resources for research and practice for grades K – 12. Includes over 50 of the most popular titles from the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD).


Accessing Databases from Home

For home access, follow these steps:1. Have your child log in to Blackboard from the ATS website (username: student id and password: six digit birthday).

2. Click on the “For Students” tab on the upper right of the screen.

3. Click on “APS Library Online.”

4. Several databases are available. To access the databases from home, you will need to use the login information provided under each database.

 Please email Ms. Hirschberg with any questions.