Below are general databases that contain information on a variety of topics.*
Academic One File
"Academic OneFile is the premier source of peer-reviewed full-text scholarly content across the academic disciplines. With millions of articles available in both PDF and HTML full-text, Academic OneFile is both authoritative and comprehensive."
Formerly EBSCO Primary Search, Explora allows users to either search for their own topic, or they can browse articles and videos based on topic interests.
eLibrary Elementary, tailored to younger students, is a full-text database the provides users with access to newspapers, magazines, books, maps, pictures, transcripts, and audio/video. Users can utilize the advanced search features to set limits on search results.
Expanded Academic ASAP
"Expanded Academic ASAP provides access to scholarly journals, magazines, and newspapers across disciplines. The database meets research needs in subject areas including the arts and humanities, social sciences, and science and technology."
General One File
"General OneFile is a one-stop source for news, magazine, and periodical articles across a wide range of general interest topics and academic disciplines. With millions of articles available in both PDF and HTML full-text, General OneFile serves a wide audience of readers."
Kids InfoBits is an excellent resource that allows users to browse 6 catagories or search. Results are shown in different categories, including pictures and magazine, newspaper, and encyclopedia articles. All articles have a feature that allows them to be read aloud.
"Discover a great collection of articles from thousands of Gale resources – magazines, journals, newspapers and books along with videos, images and podcast content – all brought to you by your library. Your search should always start here."
Research in Context
Research in Context, specifically desgined for middle school students, has resources specifically aligned to meet national and state curriculum standards.
Searchasaurus is a full text database that allows users to search or browse eight different categories. When searching, users can limit by Lexile (reading) level.
* Any descriptions in quotes come directly from the publisher's website.