Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Library Databases for Parents

Parents worry.

  • Are my children healthy?
  • Are they learning what they need to know?
  • How do I keep them busy and happy?
The Fresno County Public Library has databases that will help you take care of your children and meet their needs…for FREE.
Keep Them Healthy 

  • Medline Plus is a website that has easy-to-understand articles and features on health issues from information on common childhood illnesses to health quizzes.
  • Consumer Health Complete has information that is generally on a medical-journal level, but it is available in 17 languages.
Keep Them Learning

  • Student Research Center is for middle-school and high school students, with encyclopedias, magazines, maps, and flags.
  • These Reference Center databases focus on important school subjects and issues, and the people who made a difference.
    • Science Reference Center
    • Point of View Reference Center
    • History Reference Center
    • Biography Reference Center
  • Kids Search is designed for elementary-school students
  • Funk & Wagnall’s New Encyclopedia is a go-to resource for all members of the family.

Keep Them Happy

  • Hobbies & Crafts Resource Center has articles and videos that cover everything from camping safety to making pop-up greeting cards.
  • Bookflix teams video picture books with read-along non-fiction books that cover similar subjects for preschoolers and grade-school students.

All of these resources to help your family are FREE. Explore the Fresno County Public Library. You’ll be surprised at what you will find.

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