Databases

Need a trustworthy, reliable source for information? Don't just Google it, use an online library database!

http://www.worldbookonline.com/wb/products?ed=all&gr=Welcome+Watertown+Public+School+Dist!

World Book Kids is the premier online resource developed especially for young users. The site has been optimized for tablets and features image-based navigation, easy-to-read articles, thousands of images and videos as well as a wealth of engaging games, science projects, and activities.

http://libraries.state.ma.us/login?db=eb_kids&locid=mlin_m_hosmer

Using World Book at home? Logon information required! Ask Ms. Reid or Ms. Beaudoin for the user name and password.

Britannica School provides three unique interfaces to thousands of curriculum-relevant articles, images, videos, audio clips, primary sources, maps, editor-recommended websites. (from Britannica Digital Learning)

The Hosmer home page is set to Britannica Elementary, but once within an article, it is easy to change reading levels by clicking on 1, 2, or 3 (elementary, middle school, or high school).

Text to audio available in English.

Text translation via Google Translate into many languages including Pashto, Urdu, Portuguese, and Spanish.

If you are using Britannica on a mobile device, click here.

Kids InfoBits is designed specifically for students in kindergarten through grade five and addresses the way kids learn and conduct research. Kids InfoBits provides access to reference content, magazines, newspapers, maps, charts, graphs, and more than 13,000 searchable images.

From Cengage website.

Text to audio available in English.

Text translation for over 20 languages including Urdu, Portuguese, and Spanish.

BrainPOP Jr. provides curriculum-based content geared specifically for K-3 students. The site offers a library of movies and interactive features across six subjects: science, health, writing, reading, social studies, and math. Content includes short animated movies, leveled quizzes, activities, recommended grade-appropriate reading, writing and discussion prompts, and more.

https://jr.brainpop.com/

Using World Book at home? Logon information required! Ask Ms. Reid or Ms. Beaudoin for the user name and password.

http://galesites.com/menu/mlin_m_hosmer

Have a Watertown Free Public Library card?

The Watertown Free Public Library has additional online databases designed just for kids.

Click here to go the WFPL Children's Databases page. Please note, you must have a Watertown Free Public Library card to access these resources.