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Barron Library: Library Databases and Links

Login Information

Click here for user names and passwords.

Grade 2-5 students must  be logged into their school ( account to view the passwords. If your student is in K/1 or you need help click HERE.

 Which database should I use?     Grades K/1 Tip Sheet          Grades 2-5 Tip Sheet



Sora: eBooks and audiobooks for your computer, tablet or phone

Look for SALEM SCHOOL DISTRICT when logging in.

Watch this video to get started: Sora Features

Paired fiction and information books with a read along feature.

Science and social studies e-books for grades 3-5. Supporting activities and videos.

E-book collection with read along feature.  Grades K-5.


Unite for Literacy

Simple nonfiction read along books

Read and listen to all of your favorites here!


Audible Book List - Teachers can borrow the library kindles for their students. The books on the list are audio only.  Kindles can be borrowed from other schools if they have the title you need. Books can be added by emailing Mrs. Smeltzer.

Sora - Sora has many audio books that students can borrow independently.

Get a book recommendation

Research Databases

Animals, Science, Biographies, Social Studies, Health for Gr. K-3

Educator resources

4 different databases in a simple format that include read aloud for all articles.

Watch this intro video

American History - Biographies - FactCite123 - Sports Champions

Encyclopedia has articles, pictures, and videos that are perfect for beginning your research.

Supports NGSS with articles, images, videos, activities, and games.

Life Science

Earth and Space Science

Physical Science

Newspaper and magazine articles, books, videos, and images in an elementary format.  An excellent research resource.

Video tutorial: How to highlight, take notes and save to your Google Drive.

Click here for COUNTRIES around the world.

Click here for UNITED STATES.

Curriculum Libguides

Student Search Engine



Educational videos with supporting activities.  Get the code from your teacher to login.  

Multimedia resource that features video, images, audio and interactives.


Images for projects

Video tutorial: How to insert and cite images in Google Slides

Free images, clip art and music - no citations needed!

Thousands of images that are easy to cite

Images from the U.S. and around the world

Need help with online resources?  Click HERE to send us your question and we'll reply ASAP.



Learning Activities and Games

ST Math

Typing agent

Mrs. Lodge's Library - Shelver


News/Current Events Websites