Need a little help with your homework? Take a look at these good encyclopedias and websites.  (To access some databases from home you may need your Loutit District Library card or a Michigan States ID/driver's license.)


World Book Online for Kids

Easy to use and read and has articles, 1000s of pictures, maps, audio, and timelines for you to use! 

Sirs Discoverer Deluxe

Articles, pictures, maps, and activities.

InfoTrac Junior Edition

Great for Middle School students.  Full text magazine, newspaper and reference articles on current events, the arts, science, popular culture, health, people, government, history, sports and more.   

eLibrary Elementary 

Great for K-5. Articles, books, pictures and maps.

Grand Haven Area Public Schools

Grand Haven Area Public Schools' website.

GHAPS Online Catalog

Search to see if your school has a book.

Lexile Measure

Search page to find a book's Lexile number. 

AR BookFinder

You can look here for Accelerated Reader titles.


A great resource for book recommendations, series lists, summaries and discussion guides for ALL AGES!


A reference for concise, reliable and up-to-date cultural, government, history. 

CIA World Factbook

Maps, flags, and facts for countries around the world.

MEL Kids Gateway

Michigan eLibrary's list of databases just for kids and favorite.

Internet Public Library Kidspace

Good sites just for kids.

Library Kidspage Homework Center

More lists of helpful websites.


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