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Online Research Help

Please Note: If you are coming in from the web at home or outside the Library, most titles on this list will require your Farmington Community Library Card bar code number and the last 4 digits of your home phone number for access. A few resources are available only from within the library, and these titles are so noted—their links are marked with a small red triangle to their left ( left red arrow image ). Some of these resources are available courtesy of the Michigan eLibrary (MeL),and are so marked with a Michigan eLibrary Logo: MeL?Logo Image)


Biography In Context

This resource integrates award-winning biographies from respected Gale sources with related full-text articles from hundreds of magazines and newspapers, as well as tens of thousands of images and links to vetted websites. Search for people—both current and historic from all eras and fields of endeavor—based on name, occupation, nationality, ethnicity, birth/death dates and places, or gender, as well as keyword and full text. Or, combine search criteria to create a highly-targeted custom search.Navigating the Home Page Searching Topic Pages & Documents Searching Tips



Grades PreK – 5. An interactive experience that allows beginning readers to explore fiction and non-fiction designed to increase understanding and fluency. Increase comprehension and have fun at the same time! Works best in Google Chrome

Britanica School elementary

Britanica School Elementary

Grades 3-4. School code is MeL5. Find information on countries, animals, and people in articles, media, and a world atlas. Watch and learn with videos, games, and activities.

Britanica School Learning Zone

Britannica School – Learning Zone

Pre K – 2nd grade. School code is MeL5. Activity-centered learning to explore, play, read, and build technology skills.Letters, numbers, geography, shapes and much more are included.

Grolier Online

Grolier Online

Access to six important online encyclopedias:

  • America The Beautiful
  • Encyclopedia Americana
  • Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia
  • Lands And Peoples
  • New Book of Knowledge
  • New Book of Popular Science


Kids Info Bits

InfoBits is especially for beginning researchers in Kindergarten through Grade 5.  The curriculum-related, age appropriate, full-text content is from the best elementary reference sources and magazines. This resource covers geography, current events, the arts, science, health, people, government, history, sports and more.)

Learning Express Library

Learning Express Library

Online learning platform of academic and licensing/certification practice tests, and elementary level testing for math and reading. A free user account to login to the Learning centers must be created.   A tutorial course series designed to help all learners succeed on the tests they must pass includes immediate scoring, complete answer explanations, and an individualized analysis of practice test results.



NoveList helps to find the next best fiction book to read. Search by author, title, series, plots, or even books like the one you just finished. Browse lists of award winners, lists of genres, and lists based on age. Create and save lists of your own favorites. Find book discussion guides and more. This has something for children, young adults, and adults. Also has great resources for teachers, and librarians.

Pebble Go

Pebble Go

PebbleGo is an award-winning pre-K to grade 3 resource for reading and research. PebbleGo includes built-in reading and research tools for emerging readers. Leveled text, educational games, and multimedia help teach concepts to your youngest researchers. The five separate resources or collections PebbleGo offers include: Animals, Biographies, Dinosaurs, Science and Social Studies. These collections make learning and improving reading and research skills fun, building on children’s interest. All are simple to navigate and offer key reading supports of read-along audio and word-by-word highlighting.

Tumble Books

Tumble Books Library

The TumbleBook Library is a collection of TumbleBooks (animated, talking picture books) and TumblePuzzles. TumbleBooks are created from existing picture books which have been licensed from children’s book publishers and converted to the TumbleBook

World Book Kids

World Book Kids

Recommended for: Young learners. Contains eight major subject categories: Arts, History and Government, People, Places, Plants and Animals, Science and Mathematics, Sports and Hobbies, World Religions. Has three sets of activities divided into: Make It! Think It! and Be It! Has full-featured pictures, sounds and videos. Also includes a section for teachers.

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