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Databases provide collections of resources. Many of the databases listed below are paid for by the State of Rhode Island and the Institute of Museum and Library Services. These databases provide students with access to reliable articles, videos, and more that cannot be found with a Google search.

Tip: When navigating a database, use the subject links on the side to narrow or widen your search.

More great tools can be found at, by clicking on the picture icon!


An excellent first stop for research at the primary level. Text-to-speech available! PebbleGoNext is great for 2nd & 3rd graders looking for more.

World Book Kids

World Book Kids features content and tools developed especially for young students. The site offers simple navigation, easy-to-read articles, multimedia, comparison tools, interactive games and activities, and teacher resources.

DK Findout!

DK Findout! allows students to learn about a variety of topics from math to history. Many of the articles include interactive diagrams.


The CultureGrams Online Database is a leading reference for concise, reliable, and up-to-date cultural information on countries across the globe. It includes four editions with many interactive features.

Exploring Nature Science Education Resource: Life Science, Earth Science, and Physical Science Resources for K-12

Exploring Nature has information with helpful diagrams on topics in science, along with printable worksheets. There is no text-to-speech option.

Time for Kids

Time for Kids has many nonfiction articles sorted by grade. Some have text-to-speech support. This website is not searchable.

Ducksters website graphic that says "Biography"

If you are looking for more detail than provided in PebbleGo or World Book, Ducksters is a good option for biographies.