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Middle School Resources
Preshcool/Elementrary Resources

Elementary & Middle School Resources

Preschool & Elementary School Students

This database contains full text for popular children's magazines, easy-to-read encyclopedic entries and a vast image collection. Students can learn about a variety of topics, such as endangered species, famous musicians, fitness, space exploration and more.  


  • Thousands of full-text articles (many in color PDF) from over 100 popular children's magazines

  • Easy-to-read encyclopedic entries written specifically for kids

  • More than 1.4 million images of relevant photos, maps and flags

  • iVOX is our new children’s app based on the popular VOX talking Books. Perfect for children ages 2-10, iVOX is a revolutionary read-along experience, integrating VOX talking books into an app using state-of-the-art, 3-D, story-telling technology.

  •  iVox is  available directly in your browser or as a free app for iOS, Android, or Kindle Fire. Simply click on the picture above to use on the web, or download the app.  Select a book, and a favorite story will be brought to life.

  • iVox is free to use for everyone while visiting the library, but available to only North Haven resident library card holders outside the library

Click the title to read the magazine. If you are outside of the library, you will be brought to another screen which prompts you to log in. Once you enter your library card number, you will automatically be brought to the database with magazine access.

Primary Search and Elementary School Magazines are provided by the State of Connecticut and are available to any Connecticut resident with a current library card. 

To use this resource you must login using your current library card number.

BookFlix is for North Haven residents only and must be accessed through the North Haven Memorial Library's website. To use the this resource you must access it in the library OR create an account using your current North Haven library card, then login.

Other Useful Databases

A multi-disciplinary database with coverage of all aspects of academic study and general interest subject areas. Includes more than 4,300 full-text magazines and journals and nearly 250 full-text newspapers and newswires, and over 2,900 full-text reference books and encyclopedias.

Contains full text for tens of thousands of articles from diverse sources, including international newspapers, EBSCO's collection of periodicals, biographies, public opinion polls, book reviews, pamphlets and government information.

MasterFILE Premier provides full text for magazines, reference books, and primary source documents and an Image Collection with photos, maps and flags.

For upper grades. Topics covered include biology, chemistry, earth & space science, environmental science, health & medicine, history of science, life science, physics, science & society, science as inquiry, scientists, technology and wildlife.

For upper grades, secondary schools, public libraries, junior/community colleges and undergraduate research. Full text for more than 1,990 reference books, encyclopedias and non-fiction books from leading history publishers

A comprehensive Spanish-language database with 49,000 encyclopedia entries; 50,000 images; 2,500 health reports; a Spanish-English dictionary and full text for over 100 reference books and dozens of general interest magazines in a broad array of subject areas. Its intuitive, theme-based Spanish-language interface is designed to make content readily accessible to non-English users with limited online research experience.

Contains many of the top-ranked biographical reference collections and magazines. Offers a comprehensive collection of full-text biographies as well as thousands of unique narrative biographies.

Offering the original profiles of Current Biography and World Authors series, the periodical coverage of Biography Index, and the specialist biographical content of Junior Authors & Illustrators. Search result limiters include occupation/activity, gender, place of origin, birth day or month, and lifespan.

Scholarly, government and general-interest titles include content on the environmental effects of individuals, corporations and local/national governments, and what can be done at each level to minimize these effects.

Main File, Topic Search, Master File, Science Reference Center, Referencia Latina, Biography Reference Center & Reference Bank, Green Fie and History Reference Center are provided by the State of Connecticut and are available to any Connecticut resident with a current library card.  To use these resources you must login using your current library card number.

Middle School Resources

Explora for Middle Schoolers searches Biography Reference Bank, Biography Reference Center, History Reference Center, MAS Ultra: School Edition, MasterFILE Premier, Middle Search Plus, Newspaper Source Plus, Nonfiction Book Collections for Middle Schools and Elementary Schools, Science Reference Center, and TOPIC Search

Middle Search Plus contains primary source documents, reference books, and thousands of relevant photos, maps and flags

Content from 3,200 nonfiction eBooks for middle schools. Not downloadable - in online format for unrestricted simultaneous user access.

Explora, Middle Search Plus and Non-fiction Middle School Book Collection are provided by the State of Connecticut and are available to any Connecticut resident with a current library card.  To use this resource you must login using your current library card number.

Computer & Search Skills provides quality and innovative online learning
opportunities to anyone wishing to improve upon their skills in technology, literacy, math, design, jobs and more!  The entire concept behind what they do is to educate learners and empower them to have the
skills necessary to be successful in both work and life.

And it’s all completely free. You do not need to create an account to use it.

Learn more below:

Connecticut History

Stories about the people, traditions, innovations, and events that make up the rich history of the Nutmeg State, with weekly updates.

(Formerly Connecticut History Online) Contains history-related documents, images, maps, audio and video from libraries, archives, museums, galleries, historical societies and other cultural heritage institutions in CT.

Connecticut historical documents from World War I.

Connecticut, Connecticut History Illustrated and Remembering World War One are provided by the State of Connecticut and are available to any Connecticut resident with a current library card.  To use these resources you must login using your current library card number.

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