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Visual search engine for kids.  Results come up as an interactive thumbnail. Results are limited for young children. It will create tag clouds as you are searching so the words can be selected and not typed into the search box.


Whatever search phrase you enter, the results will include a ‘Popular Q&A’ as well as the traditional links. They have a question of the day.


Boolify makes it easy to learn to do Boolean searches. Provides lessons to help you teach students to use their website.


Free service for managing and discovering scholarly references. Easily store references you find online, automated article recommendations, share references with your peers, store and search your PDFs.

Dib Dab Doo and Dilly Too…

Google Custom Search engine.  ‘A smarter safer way to search the Internet’  Can click links under categories. Ask for article submissions for specific areas which would be appropriate for the website.

EBSCO Student Research Center for High School

Username: daytonhs
Password: broncos

Education Resources Information Center (ERIC)

Education Resources Information Center (ERIC) is an online digital library of education, research and information and is sponsored by Institute of Education Sciences of the US Department of Education. ERIC provides ready access to education literature to support the use of educational research and information to improve practice in learning, teaching, educational decision making and research.

Gale Research Database

**Professional Collection
A full-text collection of educational periodicals and journals.

**General OneFile 1980 - SEP, 2010
A one-stop source for news and periodical articles on a wide range of topics: business, computers, current events, economics, education, environmental issues, health care, hobbies, humanities, law, literature and art, politics, science, social science, sports, technology, and many general interest topics. Millions of full-text articles, many with images. Updated daily.

**Student Resource Center - Gold
Student Resource Center - Gold offers easy access to award-winning content based on national curriculum standards. Covering all core curriculum areas, including history, literature, science, social studies, and more, SRC - Gold provides a premium selection of reference material, more than 1,100 full-text periodicals and newspapers, primary sources, creative works, and multimedia, including hours of video and audio clips and podcasts. Premier reference content includes the American Journey Series, American Decades, Career Information Center and the SRC Health Module. New to the database are Lexile reading levels for periodicals, an integrated national and state curriculum standards search with content correlated to the standards, and popular topic pick lists.

**InfoTrac Newsstand
InfoTrac Newsstand is an innovative Web-based full-text newspaper database which allows users to search articles instantly by title, headline, date, newspaper section or other assigned fields. Finally, a one-stop source for the day's news and searchable archives. You can customize your online newspaper database features including search options. With InfoTrac Newsstand, you can search a collection of more than 1,000 newspapers, then select your own screen appearance, search options and results format.

**Literature Resource Center - LRC, Scribner Writers Series Online, Twayne's Authors Online Aug 2010
Find up-to-date biographical information, overviews, full-text literary criticism and reviews on more than 130,000 writers in all disciplines, from all time periods and from around the world, supplemented by the scholarly materials of the Scribner Writers Series and Twayne's World, U.S., and English Authors Series.

**Gale Student Resources In Context
Gale Student Resources In Context is an engaging online experience for those seeking contextual information on a broad range of topics, people, places, and events. The new solution 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 combined with new features such as "Search Assist" and quick fact boxes.

Google Scholar

Search for and through scholarly research. If logged in, articles can be saved to scholar library. Citations are not only provided but can be saved. Create an alert so when more information comes out, an email will be sent.


“Google Custom Search”   ‘Safe search for kids, by kids!’  The KidRex info is in Crayon font to make website more approachable and friendly to the younger crowd.


KidsClick! Is a web search site designed for kids by librarians – with kid-friendly results! Search by category, alphabetical, quick search for digital media (pictures, sound, video) and Dewey Decimal search (click on a range to discover the topic). Results show the reading level of the article.


Geared toward preschool & elementary students. Indexes educator approved websites.  Provides topic area buttons for direct selection instead of requiring a search phrase to be entered.  “Google Custom Search”


‘The #1 Kids’ Safe Search Engine – Powered by Google’
Shows trending searches right now

Library of Congress

Can search not only by search phrase, but can narrow down (on left) by original formats such as: legislation, web pages, photos, prints, drawings, books, manuscripts/mixed material, film/video, notated music, archived web sites, periodicals, personal narratives, audio recordings, maps, newspapers, software/e resource, 3D object.

Quintura Kids

Powered by Yahoo!  Gives a more visual way of searching by giving a keyword cloud which can be used to narrow the search.  
As a teacher, once you come up with the word cloud you want to use, you can click on the Embed option to embed the cloud on your website.


Web search for academic information easily accessible to everyone. Searches over one billion documents, including web pages, books, encyclopedias, journals, and newspapers. Provides text-based results.

SquirrelNet's Safe Search for Kids

This link is using the SafeSearch filter from Google. Google Directory for kids and teens provides broad keywords which can be selected to narrow down their searches step by step. Good for kids who can’t decide the custom search.

Sweet Search

A search engine for students. Every website has been evaluated by research experts at Sweet Search so you can get safe results. Content is text based. Tools are available to save to Google Drive and share with others.

SweetSearch4Me is for emerging learners.
SweetSearch2Day to learn something new every day
SweetSearch Biographies for profiles of significant people
SweetSearch Social  Studies for best social studies content


Computational knowledge engine. WolframAlpha Pro (paid) shows step by step solutions.

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