Kids and Teens

The Library’s Online Databases are a collection of subscription databases provided by the Pickens County Library System and the State Library’s Discus Project. You can access the databases for free from the Library or from home. To utilize any of these services, you simply need to provide your library card number and PIN.

Britannica Fundamentals is for students K-2 and includes unique and engaging paths for learning: Play, Read, Create, Explore. It also includes interactive games to develop early literacy and math skills and animated e-books covering animals, colors, shapes, and places. This database provided by State Library.

Britannica Library includes three online encyclopedias for students and adults: Encyclopaedia Britannica (advanced-level content for older students and adults), Elementary Encyclopedia (introductory -level content for students 6-10 yrs), and Compton’s Encyclopedia. Elementary Encyclopedia and Compton’s Encyclopedia are available by selecting “Jump to Britannica Kids” on the main Britannica page. This database provided by State Library.

Britannica School is full of activity based learning specifically designed for Pre-K through 2nd grade. This site provides both learning tools and educational games.This database provided by State Library.

Credo Reference provides access to a variety of full-text reference sources, including encyclopedias, biographies, and dictionaries.This database provided by State Library.

CultureGrams provides detailed information on world countries and US states, including cultural and historical information. This database provided by State Library.

DMV Practice Tests includes for library users:
– 14 car practice tests
– 9 motorcycle practice tests
– 27 CDL (commercial driver’s license) practice tests
– 3 online driver’s manuals (car, motorcycle, CDL)

Explora consists of high-quality articles licensed from reputable publishers, recognized by library professionals and selected for use in a school environment. Simple search that quickly delivers relevant results including articles, essays and primary source documents. This database provided by State Library.

Gale eBooks Poetry features discussion and analysis of poems of all time periods, nations, and cultures. Provides an overview of the poem and discussion of its principal themes, images, form and construction.

Gale eBooks Short Stories provides critical overviews of short stories from all cultures and time periods. Includes discussions of plot, characters, themes and structure as well as the story’s cultural and historical significance.

Gale in Context Elementary is the perfect educational product for today’s young learners. It’s a content-rich, authoritative, easy-to-use resource featuring age-appropriate content covering a broad range of educational topics. It features a modern, graphical interface, great new content from trusted sources, more intuitive navigation, improved resources, and much more. This database provided by State Library.

Learn 360 is for Pre-kindergarten through 12th grades and includes educational multimedia with 24/7 access for educators, students, and parents. From the Discus website, click on Learn360 to access the resource. Please contact the Children’s Desk at 850-7077 ext. 104 if the Discus username and password are required. This database provided by State Library.

Learning Express Library is an innovative, web-based learning solution that provides patrons, from elementary students to adult learners, with instant access to the most comprehensive collection of test-preparation tools, skill-building materials, and career resources available. Over 770 online practice tests and interactive skill-building tutorials are available, along with more than 130 e-book titles developed by expert academic and industry professionals. This database provided by State Library.

Novelist databases provide information on published books, including reading suggestions and read-alikes. An excellent resource for finding new books to read. NoveList Plus K-8 focuses specifically on titles for younger readers. This database provided by State Library.

Opposing Viewpoints In Context is an engaging online experience for those seeking contextual information and opinions on hundreds of today’s hottest social issues. Drawing on the acclaimed Greenhaven Press series, the solution features continuously updated viewpoints, topic overviews, full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, statistics, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites organized into a user-friendly portal experience. This database provided by State Library.

With PebbleGo Animals explore the world of animals with articles that support animal classification, behavior, and habitat lessons with PebbleGo Animals for K-3 students.

Use PebbleGo Next Biographies to research the lives of important historical and contemporary figures who have impacted the world. For students in grades 3-5.

Points of View Reference Center provides information on a variety of current events and issues, offering information from a variety of viewpoints. This is a great starting point for anyone looking for information on a particular hot button subject, or for students looking for critical material on current issues. This database provided by State Library.

StudySC includes online content for South Carolina-related topics, including subjects in the South Carolina curriculum standards for elementary, middle, high school students, educators, and parents.

TeenBookCloud is an online database of eBooks and educator resources perfect for middle schoolers or high schoolers. It offers a robust selection of Graphic Novels, Enhanced Novels, eBooks, classic literature, National Geographic videos, educator resources, and audiobooks. This database provided by State Library.

TumbleBooks Library targets Kindergarten through Grade 6.  It contains over 1,400 read-aloud storybooks, chapter books, graphic novels, songs, and National Geographic videos.  This collection also connects to school curriculum topics. This database provided by State Library.

TumbleMath is the most comprehensive collection of math picture books you will find anywhere. All in the amazing TumbleBook format complete with animation and narration. The books are accompanied by supplementary materials such as lesson plans and quizzes. This database provided by State Library.

The Learning Suite combines online tutoring, homework help, test preparation, and career support with a variety of self-study resources to provide a well-balanced and flexible educational environment designed to meet the individual needs of all learners. Regardless of whether your dreams are of getting an A, graduating high school, attending college, or finding a job, is here to help you reach their full potential. Services for K-12th grade, intro-level college, adult learners and job seekers. This database provided by State Library.

For grades 2-5, their teachers, and parents.  World Almanac Kids has articles, videos, games, and information on all subjects. This database provided by State Library.