ABCmouse.com helps kids learn to read through phonics, and teaches lessons in math, social studies, art, music, and much more. Over 5,000 learning activities (fun games, puzzles, art, etc.) for kids ages 2-7+.
Full-text articles in all subject areas from all types of magazines and newspapers including scholarly publications. *
Decades covers the events, people and social trends that have had impact on contemporary history. Covers the decades from 1900-2009.*
Search for biographies, full text articles, and images for current and historic people from all eras and fields of endeavor.*
Get live online homework help, skills building, writing assistance, and more. Live help is available 24/7.*
A collection of online reference titles especially useful for homework assignments. Titles for older students cover science, literature, and history. Titles for younger users introduce basic concepts such as shapes and numbers. *
Un recurso para estudiantes para hacer busquedas y examinar informacion en enciclopedias, revistas, videos y sitios web.*
A resource for students to search or browse for information in encyclopedias, magazines, videos, and Web sites. *
A powerful resource to search or browse for information in encyclopedias, magazines, videos, and Web sites.*
A general reference resource that serves as a starting point for researchers at any level. Content includes major reference works spanning across all subject areas.*
CultureGrams goes beyond basic facts and figures on more than 200 countries, detailing daily life and culture, history, customs, and lifestyles. The States Edition describes the diversity and history of each U.S. state and includes maps, flags and symbols.*
Click on an interactive map of the world to read articles on different nations provided by Britannica Online.*
Click on an interactive map of the United States to read articles about the states provided by Britannica Online.*
Search that focuses on content written for high school students. Topics covered include those of special interest to students such as science, current issues, health, history, art, and literature.*
Search that focuses on content written for middle school students. Topics covered include those of special interest to students such as science, current issues, health, history, art, and literature.*
Search that focuses on content written for primary school students. Topics covered include those of special interest to students such as animals, language arts, science, and geography.*
Get kids ready to code with these interactive e-books designed for learners grades 3-8.*
Interactive practice exams as well as a Job and Career Center. Include TAKS, GED, SAT, civil service, ASVAB, law enforcement, real estate and basic skills tests.*
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MAS Complete is a full-text database providing hundreds of popular high school magazines and reference books. Periodicals contained in MAS Complete cover a wide range of subject areas that are of interest to high-school students.*
Articles covering general topics appropriate for middle school students.*
National Geographic Kids is a kid friendly version of the iconic magazine. This database contains full issues of National Geographic Kids magazine from 2009 to present (with a 3 month embargo). It also contains 500 pictures and 200 National Geographic Kids books.*
NBC Learn is a video collection of news stories provided by NBC News. The brief videos cover a wide range of subjects including current events and STEAM related topics.* (Please note: When you access NBC Learn for the first time you will see “You Are Not Signed In” in the upper right hand corner. Click on the Sign In tab. On the pop up box click the Institution Login tab. Type in and select Houston Public Library. You will be asked to supply a Username and Password, which is your library card number and pin. When you see Welcome, Houston Public Library, SSO in the upper right hand corner of the NBC Learn homepage you should have complete access to the database and videos.)
Online resource for helping teachers, school media specialists and kids find that next great fiction or nonfiction book to read. Includes Lexile scores.*
Online resource covering today's hottest social issues and current events. Provides pro/con viewpoints, reference articles, interactive maps, infographics, and more from sources such as The New York Times, Newsweek, Foreign Policy, and American Scientist.*
Articles from children's magazines and pamphlets; designed for the elementary school student.*
A collection of e-books covering K-12, career, arts, leisure and life skills.*
A collection of e-books covering K-12, career, arts, leisure and life skills.*
Provides information on hundreds of today's most significant science topics by means of newspaper and journal articles, images, and video.*
SciTech Premium Collection includes the Natural Science Collection and the Technology Collection and provides full-text titles from around the world, including scholarly journals, trade and industry journals, magazines, technical reports, conference proceedings, government publications, and more. For those researchers who need to conduct comprehensive literature reviews, this database includes specialized, editorial-controlled A&I resources for discovery of relevant scholarly research and technical literature critical to the discipline.*
Something About the Author Online brings you thousands of illustrated biographical profiles of children's authors and illustrators totaling more than 12,000 entries and nearly 17,000 images.*
Provides students with support and self-help tools on topics including diseases, drugs, alcohol, nutrition, fitness, mental health, diversity, family life, and more.*
Online picture books, puzzles, games and quizzes for children.*
Extensive information on all 50 of the United States.
Locate approved titles for use in school Accelerated Reader programs. Check with your student's teacher or school for specific details and approved AR lists.
Find out about historic events and birthdates that occurred on a selected day.
Information on countries around the world.
Provides an interactive tool to help create reference citations for research papers. Includes various print and electronic resources.
An online collaborative learning environment for students and educations; offers study guides for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) and assistance in curriculum development.
Major documents of the United States from 1776 to the present.
The DPLA offers a single point of access to millions of items--photographs, manuscripts, books, sounds, moving images, and more--from libraries, archives, and museums around the United States.
Automatic bibliography and citation maker.
The Encyclopedia of Life brings together information about all life on earth - text, images, video, sounds, maps, classifications and more.
Find audio files in a variety of formats for animals, musical instruments, and miscellaneous sound effects.
Offers handouts and exercises on grammar, spelling, and punctuation.
Encyclopedia of Texas history, geography, and culture.
Local school reading list titles includes fiction and nonfiction.
Khan Academy has over 3,300 videos on everything from arithmetic to physics, finance, and history and hundreds of skills to practice.
Allows users to find book Lexile levels with a title search or to find titles with a specific Lexile level.
American Memory provides free and open access to written and spoken words, sound recordings, still and moving images, prints, maps, and sheet music that document the American experience.
Online English language dictionary and thesaurus. Also includes a medical dictionary and a Spanish-English dictionary.
Convert just about anything to anything else.
Network of Houston-area after school and out-of-school programs and activities for youth ages 5-18 in the areas of academics, arts, sports, recreation, and college and career prep, as well as Houston Public Library events for kids. Directory is searchable by age, interest, and zip code and includes both free and for-fee programs. Sponsored by Houston Endowment, City of Houston Mayor’s Office of Education, United Way of Greater Houston, and Harris County Department of Education Center on After School and Enrichment.
Recipes from around the world.
Fact checker for the Internet with links to free, credible websites.
This is a list of sources with historical and other background information on the Salem Witchcraft Trials of 1692.
A periodic table of elements with description, history, uses, atomic structure, and additional detailed information for each element.
CPI and inflation rates. Download the free Inflation Calculator app.
Links are provided for users who want direct access to individual state and territory information.