Van Buren Elementary School

Research Center


Culture Grams (username & password required for off school acess - see Miss Disch)


Encyclopedia Britannica (provided by Badgerlinks)
SIRS Discoverer (username & password required for off school acess - see Miss Disch)
World Book Online (username & password required for off school acess - see Miss Disch)

Almanacs & Atlas

Fact Monster

Factmonster - learn all kinds of neat facts about people, places and other interesting things

World Almanac for Kids - Learn about animals, sports, technology and more in the World Almanac for Kids
National Geographic Kids National Geographic Maps - Explore maps or make your own!

Citation Resources

  Provides an interactive tool to help create reference citations for research papers.
This site gives information about how to format MLA citations and worksheets that students can fill out.


Arrowhead Library System
  Destiny Catalog (click on Van Buren to see our items)
Fact Monster Hedberg Public Library
  Library of Congress

Periodicals (Magazines and Newspapers)

  Beloit Daily News
  The Janesville Gazette

National Geographic for Kids
Searchosaurus (EBSCOhost) (provided by Badgerlinks) includes a dictionary and encylopedia
Times for Kids

Search Engines


KidsClick - Librarians have searched the Internet for the best websites!

Misc. Resources

BadgerLink - WI DPI -

Access to full text magazines, journals, encyclopedias, and more


Access to author interviews, book discussion guides and lesson plans

Atomic Learning

Over 100 software application tutorials including Adobe, Dreamweaver, Microsoft, Inspiration, and more

Username: janesville
Password: atomic

Culture Grams

Username: janesvillesd
Password: library


Username: Janesville
Password: Janes Newsbank

Username: Janesville
Password: janesville