Students looking for credible sources they can use for research assignments will feel like they’ve hit the jackpot with your local library’s digital databases. Most libraries offer databases tailored to each educational age group: elementary school, middle school, high school, and college for students in Advanced Placement® courses or who are dual enrolled.* The more expertise kids gain in using these library resources for students, the better prepared they’ll be for any postsecondary education they pursue.
Kids InfoBits is an ideal starter database, as it introduces primary school students to database searching through user-friendly tools that provide access to age-appropriate, credible, and curriculum-related knowledge on various study areas. Other well-known and respected databases commonly provided by public libraries include EBSCO, Gale, and Britannica. The research and reference books available through these and the hundreds of other databases most libraries offer are the best starting point for any research paper, science project, etc., a student may encounter before high school graduation.