The Electronic Library for Minnesota contains a number of databases to help elementary students find reliable, accessible content to complete homework and research projects.
Investigate some of these databases using the steps below.
Use these fact sheets and short videos to get an
introduction to the key features of some of ELM’s elementary databases.
Fact Sheets (Note: You can download an editable version of this fact sheet at the bottom of the page)
Kids InfoBits (3:21)
Use these activities to explore ELM’s elementary databases.Choose an activity below and open up the relevant elementary database to complete the exercises. (Note: You can download editable versions of these activities at the bottom of the page)
For a little more information on these databases, watch these recorded webinars presented by Reference Outreach & Instruction librarians at Minitex (the institution that manages ELM).
ELM AfterSchool: Grades K-5 (30 minutes)
Join us for a 30 minute wind down as we briefly touch upon key resources for the K-5 grade curriculum. Essential search features, content, and application of select ELM databases will be highlighted.
ELM Databases for Grades K-5 (60 minutes)
Do you work with elementary students? If so, you won't want to miss this one hour webinar to find out what ELM databases will work for you and your students in grades K-5. This session will cover K-5 resources, content, searching, and working with results, as well as special features that include homework help and tips on getting started and completing research papers, reports, and presentations.