Research Tools

Below you will find our libraries subscription resources. All are readily available while on the Avenues campus, but require a username and password from home. Please refer to your Google Drive for a listing of all usernames and passwords. If you have any questions, need help, or experience issues with access, please contact Ms. Zhang or Ms. Garza.


Encyclopedia Britannica - A digital encyclopedia geared specifically towards elementary students, accessible via desktops, laptops, tablets and smartphones.

Britannica Escolar: Primaria and Secundaria - Brittanica

World Book Encyclopedia - A digital encyclopedia that covers a wide variety of topics including inventions, early peoples and more. Make sure to check out to their Kids, Students and Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos products.


Culture Grams - Geography and culture database searchable by continent, country, state, province. Available in World, Kids, States, and Provinces editions.

EBSCO - Powered by EBSCOhost, Searchasaurus is a digital database that provides access to a dictionary, encyclopedia resources and media content.

ELibrary Elementary - ProQuest’s beginning research database featuring newspaper and magazine articles, maps, and images.

PebbleGo - An award-winning PreK-3 database for reading and research that offers read-along audio and word-by-word highlighting. We currently subscribe to five databases: Animals, Animales, Science, Biographies and Social Studies.

Kids InfoBits - Gale’s kid-friendly visual research database, searchable by category, and divided into reference, pictures, magazines, and news.


BrainPOP - Videos, quizzes, games related to multiple subjects across grade levels. BrainPOP is for grades 4 and up, BrainPOP Jr. is for grades K to 3, and BrainPOP en Espanol is BrainPOP in Spanish.

Discovery Education - A collection of digital media content that supports classroom instruction and brings the world into the classroom through educational and multicultural videos (please refer to your Google Drive for login details).

Safari Montage - Safari Montage is the sole provider of all PBS content, this video streaming service also offers Reading Rainbow, Scholastic, Schessingler Media, and much more (to login, use your username and password that you use to login to your computer).