What is a library database?
I need information but my teacher says I can’t use a website.
Use library databases.
A database contains information from magazines, newspapers, encyclopedias and reference books.
How can I find what I need in a database?Look for a search box. Type in words that describe the information you need.
What are some good databases for kids to use? Are you looking for . . .Animals? use
Amazing Animals of the World
Biography in Context
Countries and States? use
Lands and Peoples
World Book Online
Magazines & Newspapers? use
New Book of Popular Science
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Do databases cost money?
How do I show my teacher which database I used?
Look for the word “citation” and copy this information.
Can I print the information I find in a database?Yes.
Can I find pictures in databases?Yes, many databases give you images (pictures) and text.
Use your library card and databases are free!
The library pays for databases and taxpayers pay for libraries!