Elementary School • Writing & Reports
Kids SearchA special place where young people can find information on just about everything. Includes Magazines and encyclopedias articles and pictures. There are also resources for teachers.
SearchasaurusMagazines and encyclopedias especially for kids. Includes the Animal Encyclopedia!
Tips for Using DatabasesWatch short videos to learn how to use a specific database.
Basic Skills & Help
Evaluating Website Content http://www.eduplace.com/kids/usingweb/index.html
Is the website a hoax or real? The links here will help you to learn to evaluate websites when doing your homework.
Study Stack http://www.studystack.com/
Create flash cards to help you study. All subject areas are covered.
The Librarian's Brain http://librarianbrain.wordpress.com/
A blog to keep you updated on the library's databases. Includes tips & tricks for doing research using the library's databases and resources.
How to Write a Book Report http://kids.usa.gov/articles/book-report/index.shtml
Writing a book report can be a lot of fun. It gives you a chance to read a new book and then tell your teacher and friends what you thought about it.
Slime Kids http://www.slimekids.com/
Check out this great website for middle school and elementary school-age kids with book trailers, language arts games, and much more!
Handwriting for Kids http://www.handwritingforkids.com/handwrite/cursive/animation/lowercase.htm
Not exactly books, but here's help learning to write in cursive writing. How do you make those curvy letter? See it here!
Tools to Use for Reports or Papers
Citation Builder http://0-www.worldbookonline.com.ilsweb.lvccld.org/pl/referencecenter/citation
Need help citing a work for your paper? This citation builder will help you build it correctly.
How to do Research - World Book Reference Center http://0-www.worldbookonline.com.ilsweb.lvccld.org/pl/referencecenter/howtoresearch
Tools to Help You Complete Your Reports or Papers http://www.galeschools.com/research_tools/ovrc/
These tools will hep you create great reports!
Children's Illustrated Encyclopedia http://0-go.galegroup.com.ilsweb.lvccld.org/ps/i.do?id=GALE|9780756672546&v=2.1&u=lvccld_main&it=etoc&p=GVRL&sw=w
Covers entries ranging from Abolitionist movement to Zoos.