eResources for Kids

Tumblebooks – an online collection of animated, talking picture books which teach kids the joy of reading in a format they’ll love (username: desoto, password: libra)

hoopla – As a cardholder of De Soto Public Library you have access to hoopla. hoopla is an all-in-one media service where you can browse 700,000+ titles in six different formats—audiobooks, eBooks, comics/graphic novels, full music albums, movies, and TV—and instantly borrow, then download or stream, the titles of your choice!

OverDrive Kids – Use your De Soto Public Library card to access kids books in OverDrive.

Elementary

Elementary meets the research needs of students in Kindergarten through Grade 5. It features a developmentally appropriate, visually graphic interface, a subject-based topic tree search and full-text, age-appropriate, curriculum-related magazine, newspaper and reference content for information on current events, the arts, science, health, people, government, history, sports and more.

 

Opposing Viewpoints (Gale in Context)

Gale In Context: Opposing Viewpoints is an engaging online experience for those seeking contextual information and opinions on hundreds of today’s hottest social issues. Drawing on the acclaimed Greenhaven Press series, the solution features continuously updated viewpoints, topic overviews, full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, statistics, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites organized into a user-friendly portal experience.

 

Read It!

Designed for middle and high school students and adults who have a foundation in English grammar and reading but need adapted reading material for a variety of subjects, Read it! Offers resources to help build background knowledge, conduct research and improve study skills.

 U.S. History (Gale in Context)

Gale In Context: U.S. History is an engaging online experience for those seeking contextual information on hundreds of the most significant people, events and topics in U.S. History. U.S. History merges Gale’s authoritative reference content with full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites organized into a user-friendly portal experience.

Book Collection: Non-Fiction – Elementary Edition

A research database for school libraries that provides content representing a wide spectrum of works, including popular series from top book publishers. It contains searchable full text for more than 1,300 popular nonfiction books. The database includes high interest titles on animals, weather, holidays, adventure, sports, Native Americans, United States, Canada, biographies, nature, civics and more.

Book Collection: Non-Fiction Middle School Edition

A research database for school libraries that provides content representing a wide spectrum of works, including popular series from top book publishers. It contains searchable full text for more than 3,100 popular nonfiction books. The database includes high interest titles on careers, health, life skills, ethnicity, disabilities, adventure, sports, technology, biographies, history, science, women, civics and more.

Book Collection: Non-fiction High School Edition

A research database for school libraries that provides content representing a wide spectrum of works, including popular series from top book publishers. It contains searchable full text for more than 2,450 popular nonfiction books. The database includes high interest titles on careers, health, life skills, ethnicity, disabilities, adventure, sports, technology, biographies, music, science, history, civics and more.

Explora – Elementary

Use this specialized search tool to locate materials in EBSCOHost designated for K-5th grade students. Accesses Primary Search (Magazines), the eBook collection for elementary students and Topic Overviews.

Explora – Middle School

Use this specialized search tool to locate materials in EBSCOHost designated for 6th-8th grade students. Accesses Primary Search (magazines); eBook collections; and Topic Overviews.

Explora – High School

Use this specialized search tool to locate materials in EBSCOHost designated for 9th-12th grade students. Accesses Academic Search Elite (magazines and journal articles); the Nonfiction Book Collection for high school students; MAS Ultra – School Edition; Newspaper Source; Science Reference Center; Topic Overviews for grades 6-12; eBook collections; Consumer Health Complete; and Middle Search Plus (magazines).

Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia

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