Have research to do?
Check out our helpful databases appropriate for kids of all ages, parents, and teachers. You can also view a complete list of all the databases to which GCLS subscribes.
Please note: Some subscription databases can only be accessed from within a GCLS library, due to special requirements by our database vendors. Databases accessed within a library do not require a user to input his or her GCLS library card number.
|Explora contains complete articles from dozens of the most popular elementary school magazines. All complete articles are assigned reading-level indicators (Lexiles®), and many articles are available in color PDF. You’ll also find easy-to-read encyclopedia entries written specifically for kids and more than one million images of photos, maps and flags!|
Novelist K-8: An electronic readers' advisory resource which assists teachers, parents, and kids who enjoy fiction and nonfiction in finding new authors and titles.
World Almanac for Kids: This is the online database version of the World Almanac for Kids, the best-selling reference book for kids.
Curriculum Resource Center: For middle school, high school, and junior college teachers and students seeking material to supplement their coursework in core subject areas.
Learning Express: This is a leading source for test preparation materials and interactive practice exams based on official tests.
PARCC - Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers
In the 2014-15 school year, New Jersey transitioned from its former NJASK and HSPA assessments to the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) assessments in mathematics and English language arts. All links below go to the official New Jersey Department of Education.
- Learn About PARCC
- Statewide Assessment Schedule
- PARCC Resources for Parents
- PARCC Assessment Score Reports
Information for Homeschoolers
Check out our Homeschooling Help Research Guide for a list of resources for parents and children from curriculum to supplemental educational websites.
General Helpful & Educational Websites
- A+ Math
- Career Information (BLS)
- Fact Monster
- Homework Helpers Online!
- Kids Click
- Kids Info
- Library Without Walls NovelGuide.com
- National Geographic Homework Help
- Scholastic News Online
- Time For Kids
History and Government Websites
- ALA History Websites for Kids
- Government Agency Pages for Kids
- History for Kids
- Kidipede: History for Kids
- Grammar Bytes (Rules of English grammar)
- Grammar Games
- Scholastic Story Starters
- Spelling City
- Thesaurus.com (Online edition of Roget's Thesaurus)