• Home Access to Research - Databases

    NOTE: The links on this page will only work inside the school district. Also, they will NOT work on wireless devices on the PUB wireless connection.

    • To access from home or on a wireless device using the PUB wireless connection Click Here to access via the SSO.  Login is your Denton ISD computer login. After you are logged into the SSO, click on the Library Online Resources Icon.

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  • Click here to access explora 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!
  • Click here to access Kids InfoBits

    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

  • Click here to access PebbleGo PebbleGo Databases include PebbleGo Animals, PebbleGo Earth & Space, and PebbleGo Biographies. Available databases vary according to individual school subscription.
  • Click here to access Britannica Encyclopedia, new and continually updated journal articles, primary-source material, multimedia (90,000 images, videos, and audio clips), and links to 129,000 expert websites. Includes Britannica Learning Zone for PreK-2 Students

  • Click Here for Escolar Britannica Escolar- provides a Spanish elementary encyclopedia, images, videos, and Spanish language learning materials specifically designed for younger learners.
  • Click here to access SIRS Discoverer

     A general reference database for elementary and middle school learners, researchers, and educators covering curriculum areas and content sets such as reading, language arts, current events, science, social studies, history, health, and technology. 

    Check with your librarian for login information.

  • Click here to access maps101
    Maps101 is an interactive database of teacher lesson plans, geography tools, online learning games, dynamic interactive map modules and over 4,000 viewable and printable history, thematic, reference, outline, current events and animated maps.  
  • Kid-Friendly Search Engines
    Ipl2 for Kids - Resources collected by students and volunteer library and information science professionals.
    KidsClick - KidsClick! is a web search designed for kids by librarians - with kid-friendly results!
    Quintura Kids - A Visual Find Engine. You can visually navigate and easily refine in order to find relevant information faster and more efficiently.
    Sweet Search - Web sites evaluated by librarians and teachers. Many sites are designed exclusively for kids.
  • Click here to acces TeachingBooks.net Teaching Books.net - Engaging Author Programs and K–12 Book Resources Delivered to You — Online, Anytime. Click here for an overview of the TeachingBooks.net site. Click here for introductory movie.

  • Click here to search EBSCO Host database Ebsco Host- Searchasaurus, KidSearch, Ebsco Host Research Databases, Student Research Center, and Literary Reference Center
  • Click here to access Gale databases Thomson Gale: reference materials, magazines and newspapers. Great resource for professional journals.

  • Streaming Video Resources  

  • Click here to access Discovery Educaiton Streaming 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.  

    Login with your Denton ISD network login

    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.