DATABASES FOR STUDENT RESEARCH
The West Allis Public Library subscribes to several online reference databases for school age children to serve their research needs. Reference databases can be accessed by topic via County Cat or using the links in the list below.
EXPLORA FOR EDUCATORS (PROVIDED BY BADGERLINK)
Explora for Educators provides lesson plans, curriculum standards, and other professional development resources for educators. This resource highlights content relevant to K-12 teachers, includes information on state curriculum standards and provides easy access to lesson plans from ERIC and other resources
EXPLORA FOR ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS (PROVIDED BY BADGERLINK)
Explora for Elementary Schools is EBSCO's new interface for schools and public libraries. Designed specifically for its users, the interface supports student research and classroom instruction.
EXPLORA FOR MIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOOLS (PROVIDED BY BADGERLINK)
Explora for Middle and High Schools is EBSCO's new interface for schools and public libraries. Designed specifically for its users, the interface supports student research and classroom instruction.
ENCYCLOPAEDIA BRITANNICA SCHOOL EDITION K-12 (PROVIDED BY BADGERLINK)
Encyclopaedia Britannica School Edition K-12 can be used to search or browse for information in encyclopedias, magazines, videos, and websites.
LearningExpress provides a completely interactive online learning platform of practice tests and tutorial course series designed to help patrons, students, and adult learners.
Worldbook Online is the classic encyclopedia featuring current events, monthly features, and multimedia.
Helpful Links for Homework
The Children's Department has complied a list of links to other websites that we believe to be of value and interest to our patrons. These links will take you to sites outside the City of West Allis website. Please let the Children's Librarian know if any of these links are no longer valid.
- American Library Association Websites for Kids
- Animal Diversity Web
- Education Place
- EEK! Our Earth - Wisconsin DNR
- Energy Kids - U.S. Energy Information Administration
- Fact Monster
- Go Green at Home! for Kids & Adults
- Natural History Museum - Ology! Website for Kids
- Poetry Archive
- Science Fair Project Ideas, Answers & Tools
- Science of everyday life
- SciJinks - Science fun with NASA
- Spelling City
- Starchild: A Learning Center for Young Astronomers
- Wisconsin Historical Society
- World Book