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Bellingham School District’s Information Databases and Encyclopedias

(Request usernames and passwords from the Columbia Librarian Kirstin Copeland)

World Book Online This is the online version of World Book Encyclopedia. You can access 5 products from this link including: Early World of Learning (prek-1), World Book Kids (primary grades), World Book Students (upper elementary and middleschool), World Book Advanced, and Spanish World Book.

PebbleGo and PebbleGo Next Searchable database for beginning readers with carefully leveled text with visual and audio support. Includes subjects in these categories: Animals, Earth and Space, Biographies, and Social Studies.

Proquest Databases

  • Sirs Discoverer A general referance database for elementary and middle school learners covering reading, language arts, current events, science, social studies, history, health, technology and more.
  • Culture Grams  Cultural information includes customs, attitudes, religion, language, dress, diet, lifestyle, government and more. The information is offered in 4 different sections: World Edition, Kids World Edition(made for K-5), States Edition, and Provinces Edition
Kids Discover 2,000 science and social studies articles.
Newsbank – Research Rocket Information coming soon

Kid Friendly Internet Search Tools



Current News and Events

Teaching Kids News Timely, relevant news articles for kids

Reference Tools

Bellingham Public Library Children’s Room

Fact Monster

Word Central

Photo Dictionary

Library of Congress

Clip Art, Photos, Music


Safe Search Kids

Photos For Class