Information Databases - Trott's Top Five

World Book Kids

World Book Kids is designed for young and features image-based navigation, easy-to-read articles, thousands of images and videos as well as a wealth of games, science projects, and activities.

World Book also has an encyclopedia in Spanish. Check it out!

Britannica School Edition

Britannica School:  With easy-to-read articles and age-appropriate reference and learning materials, the elementary level of Britannica Online School Edition is ideal for PreKindergarten and older children.

Britannica also has an encyclopedia in Spanish. Check it out!

Culture Grams Kids

Culture Grams Kids This collection of more than 185+ country reports teaches elementary-aged users about the world around them.  Each report includes up-to-date, engaging cultural information, complete with images, an historical timeline, fun facts, and sections on history, population, "life as a kid," and more.


The PebbleGo databases make learning and improving reading and research skills fun, building on children’s interest. PebbleGo offers four databases: PebbleGo Animals and PebbleGo Science, PebbleGo Biographies and PebbleGo Social Studies.  Databases are simple to navigate and offer key reading supports such as read-along audio and word-by-word highlighting.

National Geographic Kids

National Geographic Kids includes the complete run of the magazine from 2009 to the present, as well as full-text books, videos, and images. High-quality informational texts are available for primary and upper elementary school English Language Arts, social studies, and science classrooms.