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Students K-8

Available to Central, City and Suburban Libraries

Online Encyclopedias

Encyclopedia Americana     novelny logo

Based on the distinguished, long-standing print product.  Geared to the sophisticated research needs of more advanced students.

Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia     novelny logo

Based on the full text of the Academic American Encyclopedia, is a fact-filled reference resource. Includes and interactive atlas, images, sound files and topical Internet links. Designed for users from the upper elementary grades through adults.


New Book of Knowledge    novelny logo

Concise resource covering a broad range of topics. Includes history timelines, wonder questions, reading lists and teacher guides. Geared toward students in the middle grades. 


Newspapers and Magazines

NewsBank America’s News & Access World News

A great homework tool!  Start your research using the 60 Special Reports which provide news articles, images, videos, maps and other useful content grouped for convenience under specific topics and themes.  Or use specific keywords or dates to search print and online-only newspapers, blogs, newswires, journals, broadcast transcripts and videos to find local, regional and national articles on politics, business, health, sports, cultural activities and people. Newspapers include all the Syracuse Newspapers from 12/2/86 to Current. This collection is text only and has no images.
These Search Tips will help you retrieve the best results.
Newsbank Special Reports video tutorial

eLibrary Elementary  novelny logo

Contains over 140 magazines and books for elementary students. Also includes the American Heritage Dictionary.

Kids InfoBits   novelny logo

Contains over 100 age-appropriate magazines for grades K-5. Also includes Merriam-Webster's Elementary Dictionary, maps, flags, seals, charts and graphs.

Opposing Viewpoints in Context   novelny logo

Provides overviews, pro/con essays, articles from reference books, newspapers, and magazines, and links to website's, podcasts and videos on over 5,000 topics. Supports NYS Common Core.


Animals and Science

Amazing Animals of the World     novelny logo

Comprehensive collection of over 1,200 animals for elementary school and above.

New Book Of Popular Science     novelny logo

In-depth coverage of science, health, and technology for middle school and above.


People and History

America the Beautiful     novelny logo

Fact-filled, interest-driven resource for the states, noted Americans, and U.S. History for elementary school and above.

Lands and Peoples     novelny logo

Up-to-date information on countries, cultures, and current events for middle school and above.

Salem Press Online

Includes Milestone Documents in American and World History, Great Events from History 1454-2000,  Great Lives from History, Great Athletes and more.





From Age of Learning, Inc., the award-winning ABCmouse.com curriculum is designed to help young children (ages 2-6+) build a strong foundation for future academic success. ABCmouse.com is 100% educational, with 3,500+ learning activities across all major subject areas—reading, math, science, social studies, art, and music.


Online Practice Tests

Learning Express Library

The School Center includes online math and reading practice for 4th and 5th grades, math, reading and writing skills improvement for 6th through 8th grades  and high school entrance exam preparation. The School Center contains tutorials and downloadable ebooks for 4th grade and up. The College Preparation Center has practice tests for AP, ACT, SAT, and PSAT


Available to Central & City Branch Libraries†


NoveList Plus

Search by age levels 0-8, 9-12 and Teen by genre, subject, author or title to find fiction and nonfiction book reviews and read alikes. Hundreds of theme-oriented book lists, award-winning and recommended titles, Common Core Connections and much more.



Branch Libraries - Beauchamp, Betts, Hazard, Mundy, Paine, Petit, Soule, White

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Last updated January 12, 2016