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Homework Resources for Students (Many of these databases require a Salem Public Library card number).  If you need any assistance with using these resources, please call the library at 503-588-6315.  To find books, visit the CCRLS catalog.



Kids InfoBits— Kid-friendly information on current events, arts, sciences, health, people, government, sports, history and more

National Geographic for Kids - Find helpful articles on social sciences, animals, countries, endangered species, current events, and more.




Opposing Viewpoints – Research both sides of controversial topics for school reports

Research in Context - Useful for Social Studies and Social Science research, Geography, Cultures of the World, History, and Science.



Student Resources in Context – Research topics in Science, Literature and History. Includes primary sources


U.S. History in Context (Gale) - Provides current and historical research on events in U.S. History



World History Collection (Gale) - Provides current and historical research on events in World History



World Book Online – Access the online version of the World Book Encyclopedia and other special online features

Health  and Science Information

Health & Wellness Resource Center – Find health-related information in full-text journals and medical reference books


KidsHealth Online Database - Free online database from the Nemours Foundation.  Includes health and nutrition topics for kids, teens, and parents 



Science Buddies - This is an awarding-winning online resource created by scientists and educators, and is a very useful tool for Science Fair Experiments.


PowerKnowledge Science Databases
(Require a Salem Library card)




Useful Internet Resources 

Great Websites for Kids - This is a collection of great online resources compiled by the American Library Association.  It provides recommended Websites for improving math and reading skills as well as other helpful resources on History, Science, and Biographies.



Oregon Encyclopedia - An online resource to Oregon History and culture


Native American Resources - Library of Congress resource materials on Native American history and culture (especially helpful for finding images and primary texts).


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Mango Languages – Learn a new language through stories and activities

 Prepare for Tests





LearningExpress Library – Offers Reading and Math practice tests for 4th & 5th graders.  Also include college prep exams and more.  Sections are divided into age groups.

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InfoTrac Newsstand – Look for full-text articles from numerous American and English-language international newspapers

Statesman Journal - Search for full-text articles in the Statesman Journal from 2002 to the present. Requires a Salem Public Library card.



Time for Kids- Find up to date news articles written for kids

"Virtual" Library Resources



Multnomah County Library Homework Guides - The Multnomah Library has put together a comprehensive list of resources by subject to guide your research using reputable sources.


Internet Public Library for Kids - This is a Web-based "virtual" library designed to guide you to the online resources you need for the subjects you're working on.

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