Library Research

  • GES Destiny Library Catalog 
    Search our school library collection from the library, classroom, or home. Students login with their student ID to place holds, inter-library loans, make lists and more.
  • Overdrive
    Enjoy downloadable audio and ebooks for your Mac, PC and mobile devices. Books can be transferred to your iPad, iPod, smartphone, eReader, Nook, Kindle and others.
  • Guilderland Public Library
    Search the public library’s catalog to find and request materials and access specialized research databases. A library card is required.
  • Shelver
    Learn how to arrange books in call number order with this fun interactive teaching tool.

Research and Reference Tools

  • World Book Online 
    (includes World Book Kids, Discovery, Student and World Book Spanish) Great Reference Center to support inquiry and homework for ALL ages. Select from WB Student, Kids, Early World of Learning and more.
    Username and password is required.
  • Britannica School
    Britannica School is the go-to site for learning more about any subject, offering thousands of up-to-date  images, videos, audio clips, primary sources, maps, research tools, and recommended websites. Access to this web site is provided through NovelNY.
  • World Almanac for Kids
    This online site provides resources for homework, reports, and projects.
    Username; password required.
  • Kids InfoBits
    Database for beginning researchers in grades K-5. Access to this web site is provided through NovelNY.
    Password required
  • Explora
    Provides a safe, trustworthy tool for students to look up articles and facts for research papers, class projects or homework.
    Replaces Searchasaurus and Kids’ Search
    Username and password is required.
  • Kid’s Click
    A searchable directory of websites created for kids by librarians. Searchable by subject, reading level and picture content.
  • Little Explorers
    A picture dictionary site for our younger learners. This site includes English AND French, Japanese, Italian, German, Dutch, Portugese and Spanish translations.
  • Fact Monster
    Fact Monster is a free reference site for students, teachers, and parents, which includes an almanac, encyclopedia, dictionary and more.
  • BrainPOP
    Animated movies cover various topics, including science, math and more. For students in grades 4 and up, this site is available until 5:30 p.m.
    Username and password required.
  • BrainPop Jr
    Animated movies and games for K-3 students on various topics. For students in grades K – 3 , this site is available until 5:30 p.m.
    Username & password required

    Reading and Writing Tools

  • Scholastic BOOK WIZARD
    Use Book Wizard to find books that are just right for you as a reader. Use Book Wizard’s Kids’ Books to find books like the ones you love!
    Bring authors and illustrators into your life online, anytime. Hear your favorite author read you a story, visit their studio on a virtual tour, hear how to correctly pronounce their names!  Password required.
  • Tumble Book Premium Library
    A collection of TumbleBooks (animated, talking picture books) TumblePuzzles, and TumbleQuizzes, as well as TumbleResources for teachers.
    Username & password required.
  • NovelList K – 8 PLUS
    Has reading recommendations for both fiction and nonfiction, for kids in grades K-8.
  • BibMe
    Use this bibliography builder to credit your sources.
    Explore new worlds: Read. The Center for the Book in the Library of Congress invites people of all ages to discover the fascinating people, places and events that await you whenever you read.
  • Kids Book Series
    Look for your favorite series in order, read short summaries  to help you look for a new one.
  • Juvenile Series and Sequels
    Not sure which book in your series to read next? Use this great site from the Mid-Continent Public Library to make sure you can keep up with your favorite author or series


Social Studies

  • PebbleGo
    PebbleGo is a student-friendly database with topics including social studies, biographies, earth & space and animals. Perfect for beginning researchers.
    Username and Password needed.
  • First Gov for Kids
    The Official Kid’s Portal of the U.S. Government. Finds links to government and other children’s online resources.
  • Ben’s Guide to U.S. Government for Kids
    This site provides learning tools to teach how the U.S. government works for students in grades K – 12, their teachers and parents.
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