Student Resources


To complement ISB’s growing library collection, we also provide our students with online resources to help them research and further their learning inside and outside of the classroom.


Looking for something specific?


Our online bibliographic database contains all of the books carried by our library. Search our online catalog!


Brain Pop


BrainPOP creates animated, curriculum-based content that supports educators and engages students – in school, at home, and on mobile devices. Resources include movies, quizzes, games, mobile apps, experiments, activity pages, and much more – covering hundreds of topics within Math, Science, Social Studies, English, Technology, Arts & Music, and Health. BrainPOP Jr. is great for Nursery through 3rd Grade. BrainPOP works well for students in 2nd through 8th Grade. We also have BrainPOP Español for our Spanish speakers and BrainPOP Français for our French speakers. Click on the icons to try BrainPOP today! You can also download apps for your phone and tablet. Ask the librarians for the username and passwords.







Britannica offers safe, reliable and comprehensive source of information and media for learning, research and discovery. The site, which is accessible 24/7 from all devices – PCs, laptops, tablets and smart phones – features more than 100,000 articles, 60,000 images and videos, an interactive world atlas, a Merriam-Webster dictionary and much more. No username or login is needed.









Raz-Kids is an interactive reading tool that allows our students

to practice reading fluency and comprehension. It is available for

our Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Graders. Please contact

your child’s English teachers for your child’s login credentials.

Raz-Kids offers over 800 leveled eBooks in English and Spanish

with corresponding eQuizzes that measure comprehension.






Kids InfoBits


The website contains over 100 age-appropriate magazines for grades K-5. Also includes Merriam-Webster’s Elementary Dictionary, maps, flags, seals, charts, and graphs.



Research in Context


Research In Context provides engaging reference, periodical, and multimedia content supporting national and state curriculum standards for grades 6 to 12 in language arts, social studies, and science.


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World Book Online


A collection of databases geared toward Nursery through 8th Grade, World Book Online provides access to more than 40,000 encyclopedia and reference articles, research tools, e-books, educational videos, and many more important resources for learning. Select one of the World book reference sites to get started. Contact the librarian for the username and password.


World Book Web Logo

Early World of Learning Logo

World Book Kids Logo

World Book Student Logo

Spanish-language Encyclopedia Logo

Encyclopédie Découverte Logo

Timelines Logo

World Book Discover Logo



Suggested Websites


ISB teacher-approved websites are great resources for students as they begin their research.


English Websites



An Instructional Content Platform that supercharges reading
engagement and learning in every subject. This website offers a
multitude of current events, both nationally and internally. (Grades 3 – 8)

DOGO News – Kids News

Fun articles for kids on current events, science,
sports, and more! There are also lots of stories, pictures, videos, and
games. This is a great way to get students interested in reading about
interesting and “kid friendly” current events. (Grades 2 – 8)


Access thousands of high-quality articles that help to build reading
comprehension. This is also an excellent tool as a way to listen to
higher leveled texts ranging from a multitude of topics. (Grades 1 – 8)


A great resource for parents that want to push or support

their children in a wide variety of subjects, skills, and concepts. (Grades K-8)

National Geographic for Kids 

Play games, watch videos, learn about animals, and places, and get fun
facts on the National Geographic Kids website. (Grades K-8)


French Websites


1 jour 1 actu

The first news website for children 8 and older. The news is selected and treated by specialized journalists to make it understandable and reachable for children. (Grades 3-8)

Qwant Junior

A search engine that respects your privacy and eases discovering and sharing via a social approach. (Grades 3-8)

France Info Junior

A website that offers podcasts on current news featuring professional journalists and interviews by children. (Grades 3-8)

France TV Education

An educational platform for students. It offers free multimedia content to learn, revise and better understand the world that surrounds us. (Grades 5-8)

Mon Quotidien

A newspaper for children. (Grades 5-8)

Lesite TV

A pedagogical website that offers audio content along with pedagogical books for teachers and students alike. (Grades N-3)

Brainpop français

Educational videos for children on a wide array of subjects. (Grades K-8)

Les fondamentaux – Réseau Canopé

This Youtube Channel from the French Ministry of Education offers short videos about subjects and skills from the national curriculum. (Grades 4-8)


Spanish Websites


BrainPop en español

A group of educational websites with short animated movies for students in grades K-12 (ages 6 to 17), together with quizzes and related materials, covering the subjects of science, social studies, language, mathematics, engineering and technology, health, and arts and music. (Grades K-8)


Free Mexican science magazine sponsored by the STEM office of the government.


An online translation dictionary for, among others, the language pairs English-French, English-Italian, English-Spanish, French-Spanish, Spanish-Portuguese and English-Portuguese. (Grades 3-8)

Safe Search Kids

A custom search engine using Google’s SafeSearch features with additional filtering added to block potentially harmful material. Search filtering tools provide a way for kids at home and in schools to research the internet more safely thanks to strict filtered results using any browser. (Grades 2-8)

National Geographic para niños

Play games, watch videos, learn about animals, and places, and get fun facts on the National Geographic Kids website in Spanish. (Grades K – 8)

US Federal Science Website en español

Over 60 databases and over 2,200 scientific websites to provide users with access to more than 200 million pages of authoritative federal science information including research and development results. (Grades 3-8)

Newsela en español

An Instructional Content Platform that supercharges reading engagement and learning in every subject. This website offers a multitude of current events, both nationally and internally. (Grades 3-8)


Other Useful Resources


Brooklyn Public Library

New York Public Library

Queens Public Library


Citing Sources


Use Easy Bib to guide you through the citation process.


Student Periodicals





Chop Chop


Curious Jane

Dig Into History


Geo Ado

High Five Bilingüe

Histoire Junior

J’aime Lire

La Leche

Leo Leo

Make: Technology on Your Time

Muse: Science and Discovery



Principia Kids

Reportero Doc




Teacher Periodicals



School Library Journal

Teaching Tolerance