Online Resources

The WIS community is invited to use the subscription databases below. If you have trouble accessing one of the resources, need a password or have a question about how to use a resource, don't hesitate to contact the library staff. We're here to help you!  Databases aimed at middle and upper school students are available from the Tregaron Library website.

Subscription Databases 
With content in English and Spanish,
Maps101 contains over 4,000 maps useful for social studies and science exploration.
Britannica School

Britannica Universalis
Encyclopaedia Universalis Junior is aimed at 8 to 15 year olds.

Britannica Escolar Online

SIRS Discoverer contains full-text newspaper and magazine articles selected for their age-appropriateness. Reading levels are assigned to each article. It also contains images, maps and over 500 nonfiction books.


Britannica Image Quest is a vast collection of copyright-cleared photos and other images. Click the flag in the header to choose your language.

CultureGrams provides cultural information on over 200 countries, including videos and kids' perspectives. Also includes Canadian provinces and United States states.

Pebble Go
Perfect for Grades K - 3, PebbleGo features organized, accurate information on Animals, Biographies, Social Studies and Earth & Space. Spoken-word narration assists emerging readers.
BrainPop contains animated videos on curriculum-related topics. 
BrainPopJr. for K - Gr. 3
BrainPop for Gr. 3 & up
BrainPop en español for K - Gr. 5
BrainPop en français for K - Gr. 5 

Digital Tools (just a selection) for...


Webpath Express is a search engine for student-appropriate websites reviewed by educators. Access it from our PS library catalog (the link is on the left side). You do not need to log in to the catalog anymore to use Webpath Express.

NoodleTools provides guidance in the research process, keeps track of citations and notes, creates bibliographies, provides a collaborative workspace and helps student organize their research. Fifth graders log into NoodleTools with their WIS Google accounts.


Tagxedo - generate word clouds
Wordlegenerate word clouds - create infographics to represent ideas/data - create charts and infographics
StoryBird - write stories using provided illustrations
Scratch Jr - learn how to write code


Lucidcharts - for diagrams and flowcharts(Google App partner
Glogster Education - show for digital poster board
Prezi - create motion presentations
Thinglink - link to information that explains an image
VoiceThread - share ideas and images with a community, giving and receiving feedback

Skill Building

Quizlet - create and use study online flashcards
Duolingo - learn a language