Explora for Elementary Schools

Discover reliable information on thousands of topics covering a wide range of subjects including art, music, literature, geography, history, social studies, world cultures, languages, science, technology, engineering, mathematics, health, and sports.

Kids InfoBits

Find up-to-date information and important facts on a broad range of curriculum-related educational topics. Includes kid-friendly charts and graphs, images, educational videos, full-text books, magazines, and news periodicals.

National Geographic

A complete archive of National Geographic magazine and National Geographic Traveler magazine from 1888 - Present. Includes a cross-searchable collection of National Geographic books, maps, images, and videos.

National Geographic Kids

Find facts about science, nature, culture, archaeology, and space. Includes National Geographic Kids magazine, books, and 500+ kid-friendly, downloadable images. Adobe Flash Player 10.0 or above required. Download Adobe Flash Player.

New York Times Online*

Access the New York Times daily edition and archives back to 1851 for 72 hours.

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New York Times: Historic Issues

This online archive brings you the entire historical run of The New York Times from 1851 through three years prior to the current year. Provides easily-searchable first-hand accounts and coverage of the politics, society, and events of the times.

Opposing Viewpoints in Context

This database for social issues includes pro/con viewpoints, reference articles, interactive maps, infographics, and more. Use it to research sources, complete writing assignments, prepare for debates, and create presentations.

San Jose Mercury News (1985 - Current)

Updated daily, this online version of the San Jose Mercury News includes full-text articles on local news as well as obituaries, editorials, announcements, sports, and real estate.

San Jose Mercury News Historical Archive (1886-1922)

Find full-text articles on local news, issues, events, people, and much more from archived issues of the San Jose Mercury News.