Research Databases, Encyclopedias, and Search Engines

  • LMS LOGO Squire Purchased Academic Databases and Passwords

    Looking for safe online sites to help with your school project and homework needs?  Check out these online resources provided by Leestown Middle School and the Fayette County school district.

    KYVL – Provided by Fayette County Schools. If you are at school you will not need a login and password.  Username: fayette#k12 Password: richeye#18

    Gale Opposing Viewpoints - Provided by Fayette County Schools. If you are at school you will not need a login and password. Password: chargers

    CountryReports – CountryReports is purchased by Leestown Middle School Media Center to support our Social Studies Curriculum. the Database provides over 35,000 pages of online content on the cultures and countries of the world. The database is concise and current for students to use for all projects. Login: Leestown/ Password: Chargers gives students and teachers intimate knowledge of books and authors. Helps the reader make informed book selections.  Search for high quality, ready-to-use instructional resources by book, author, illustrator, subject, series, award, or booklist. Username: fcpstb Password: tbooksky

    Free Online Resources

    Library of Congress

    Britannica Encyclopedia Online  This link can provide history, videos, e-books, images and additional web links to your topic.

    PBS Media Learning


    Merriam Webster Dictionary and Thesaurus 

    Awesome Library

    Fact Monster– Contains an almanac, an atlas, a dictionary and an encyclopedia.

    KET EncycloMedia


    Yippy Search results are organized into several meaningful categories. A great place to start if you need help identifying keywords or subtopics.

    Dewey Browse -Websites Classified by Dewey Decimal Classification System for grades K-12.

    KidsClick! -Web search for kids by librarians.

     ALA Reference Desk

    Mashpedia – Like a ‘live’ Encyclopedia is a free, authoritative, and respected reference for Internet users, provides a comprehensive encyclopedia, almanac, atlas, dictionary, and so much more

    CIA World Factbook: provides detailed information for 266 world entities.

    Atlapedia Online  Full color physical and political maps about countries of the world.  Literature and reference works. Beyond Books helps teachers educate the new generation of middle- and high-schoolers with rich, up-to-date, original content, linked to the best of the web.

    Doing Research: An Introduction to the Concepts of Online Searching  An online interactive tutorial for learning to search the Internet for the purpose of research.

    Encyclopedia Smithsonian  Smithsonian site, includes art to zoology.

    Grolier Encyclopedia   Online version.

    Internet Public Library for Teens is a super search engine.

    Kid Cyber  Primary student research materials.

    KidsKonnect  Web directory maintained by educators

    Kid Sites   Selected websites for children.

    Linkasaurus  Hundreds of official kids’ sites in one place.

    Sea World Animal Database   Search for information on animals.

    Study Guide is an awesome resource for students, parents, and teachers.

    Sweet Search A search engine designed for students. It searches only credible Web sites approved by Internet research experts.

    Time for Kids Homework Helper  Kid-chosen and rated sites for research on a variety of topics.