AskRI Resources for Kids


Explore these resources to find the ones best suited for your young students.

HomeworkHelpRIFor Grades K-12, Intro to College & Adult Learners. Available every day from 2-10 p.m. Service provided by and powered by

KidSearchKidSearch EBSCO’s interface designed for students in grades K through 5. Kids Search provides elementary school students with an easy-to-use, graphically-appealing interface they can use to search their EBSCO databases.

Primary SearchPrimary Search Full text for more than 80 popular elementary school magazines; all full-text articles are assigned a reading level indicator (lexiles). Also includes the Encyclopedia of Animals, and features Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia with easy-to-read encyclopedic entries written specifically for kids. Also provides the American Heritage ® Children’s Dictionary, 3rd Edition from Houghton Mifflin, and thousands of relevant photos, maps and flags.

SearchasaurusSearchaSaurus Dinosaur themed interface for beginning searchers, up to the 5th grade. Contains full text for more than 70 popular elementary school magazines and provides students with encyclopedic entries written specifically for kids. Includes the American Heritage, Children’s Dictionary, 3rd Edition from Houghton Mifflin and an extensive image collection. 

Funk & Wagnalls New World EncyclopediaFunk and Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia Features over 25,000 informative segments of the encyclopedia, with alphabetically arranged articles, illustrations and maps. Updated annually.

World Book Online