Research for Kids

Prescott Public Library offers a wealth of information in online databases. Suggested databases for kids appear on this page, or see the complete list of databases. You will need your library card number and pin for some databases, your zip code for others. Call 777.1537 for more information.

 BioRef150 Biography Reference Center
Short biographical articles about contemporary and historical figures.
  EBSCO Kids Search
This child-friendly, graphically rich interface is designed for elementary and middle-school students. Powerful and fun.
   Funk & Wagnalls New Encyclopedia
A student encyclopedia with over 25,000 records on a variety of topics.
   Global Road Warrior
Information on 175 countries. Topics include country facts, climate, society & culture, demographics, money and banking, points of interest, transportation, maps, communications, and much more. Great for country reports!
   History Reference Center
Information on every historical period from magazines and journals, reference books, and nonfiction books. Includes text of thousands of historical documents, photos, biographies, and video footage.
   Literary Reference Center
Resources for
 research on authors and their works as well as poetry, short stories, author interviews, and full text of 8200 classic works.
   Mango Languages
Online language learning for over 30 languages, including English.
Locate books to read, browse theme-oriented book lists at every reading level, and learn more about books and authors.
   OverDrive Digital Media
Downloadable audiobooks and eBooks.
   Points of View Reference Center
Presents a balance of points of view on a broad range of topics from editorials, essays, political magazines, radio and newspaper interviews, and reference books.
  Science Reference Center
Contains full text for hundreds of science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals and other sources on a broad range of science and health topics.
A kid friendly tool that makes it easy for students to search by icon, keyword or by topic to find useful information.
  Student Research Center
A powerful tool searches many research resources: newspapers, magazines, reference books, and media.
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