Research - Databases
Explore manuscripts, artwork and rare printed books dating from the earliest contact with European settlers right up to photographs and newspapers from the mid-twentieth century. Browse through a wide range of rare and original documents from treaties, speeches and diaries, to historic maps and travel journals.
Explora contains complete articles from popular elementary school magazines. All complete articles are assigned reading-level indicators (Lexiles®), and many articles are available in color PDF. You’ll also find easy-to-read encyclopedia entries written specifically for kids and more than one million images of photos, maps and flags!Video: How to use Explora
K-5 Gale database. It features a visually graphic interface, a subject-based topic tree search and full-text, age-appropriate, curriculum-related magazine, newspaper and reference content. Check out this video on how to use Kids InfoBits
Streaming Video Resources
- The largest and most current K-12 digital video/video clip library available today
- Over 11,000 videos, 50,000 video clips, thousands of images
- 2,000 geography images;
- 1,500 clip art images;
- 780 Spanish videos; a few available in Chinese, French, German Italian and Japanese
- 1,000 closed-caption titles; and
- 27,000 encyclopedia articles.
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Denton ISD Show and Share - locally hosted streaming video resources.
PBS LearningMedia - tens of thousands of classroom-ready, digital resources including videos, games, audio clips, photos, lesson plans, and more! You can search, save, and share with ease. Best of all, PBS LearningMedia is free for educators.