Library/Media Center

Library Links

Subscription Databases

Access to these databases is password protected when at home. Please see your media specialist for assistance.
  • Research resources for students in grades K-5.
  • Research database for early elementary students. Sections include Animals, Science, Biographies, Social Studies and Dinosaurs.
PebbleGo Next
  • Research database for upper elementary students. Sections include States, Science, American Indians and Social Studies.
World Book Kids
  • (from Online encyclopedia for students in grades K-2.
World Book Student
  • (from Online encyclopedia for students in grades 3-5.
Britannica School
  • Online encyclopedia for students in grades K-5.
Britannica Image Quest
  • Online database of over 3 million images that are safe and appropriate for school projects for students in grades K-5.
  • Animated educational site featuring movies, quizzes, and other interactive games in all subject areas for early elementary students.
BrainPOP Jr.
  • Animated educational site featuring movies, quizzes, and other interactive games in all subject areas for upper elementary students.
SIRS Discoverer
  • Online magazines, newspaper articles, research databases.  Resources can be sorted by reading level for students in grades K-5.
Tumblebooks Library
  • Digital reading database including animated talking picture books, fiction and nonfiction books, videos, graphic novels and math stories (Tumblebooks).

Upper Arlington Public Library

  • With a library card, students can access the public library's online research databases from home or school.  With a library card and email, students can reserve materials online and download ebooks.

Digital Citizenship

Copyright & Citing Your Sources
  • This subscription site will help you create a bibliography or works cited page, and is used by all schools in Upper Arlington City Schools K-12.  See your media specialist for more information.
Media Literacy & Internet Safety
Media Literacy is the ability to access, interpret, evaluate and communicate information delivered in a variety of medium formats.
  • Website with a wide variety of resources for parents, educators, and students K-12 helping kids to safely navigate the world of media and technology.
  • Canada's Centre for Digital and Media Literacy provides resources to help young people develop critical thinking skills and to engage with media as active and informed digital citizens.
Digital Images
  • Online database of over 3 million images that are safe and appropriate for school projects for students in grades K-5.  Password protected when at home, see your media specialist for assistance. 
  • Copyright-friendly free images for educational use. 


  • View the art of over 8,000 artists.
  • Cool kid activities and projects from the National Gallery of Art.
  • Masterpieces of American Art with innovative lesson plans focusing on social studies and visual literacy.  


Britannica School Biography

  • An elementary researcher-friendly section of Britannica School, perfect for learning about famous and influential people.
  • Detailed biography database for upper elementary students. Password protected when at home, see your media specialist for assistance.
  • A great site with detailed information about famous Ohioans.
  • Early elementary research database including a biography section. Password protected when at home, see your media specialist for assistance.
  • A fun, interactive site for the popular Who Was? book series.

Computer Science

  • Coding tutorials, games, printable and challenges for beginners and those who know some coding.
  • K-2 friendly web and app-based coding site.
  • Free programming resource and online community from MIT. You can use tutorial or create on your own.


  • This fun site from the BBC teaches children correct keyboarding skills.


A+ Math
  • Math games, flashcards and a homework helper.
  • Kindergarten through eighth-grade math problems.
  • This site will help you do many different kinds of unit conversions.
  • A nifty site that uses building bricks to teach multiplication.
  • A fun counting game from the commercial site PrimaryGames.
  • A variety of math games and video clips.
  • Can you find 10 hidden bones in the 100's chart?
  • From Utah State University.
  • Use this noisy site for number identification. 
  • Have fun with tessellations!


  • Visit the Columbus Symphony to learn about our local orchestra, musicians, special events and participate in student challenges.
  • View performances and informational videos from Philharmonia Orchestra in London, UK.

PE & Wellness

  • This wonderful site has top-quality, reliable information, games and quizzes for many health and nutrition topics. Information for kids, teen, parents and teachers.

Social Studies

American History
  • An excellent site created by the Library of Congress. 
  • Another wonderful site created by the Library of Congress. Look at primary sources from our nation's past.
  • Click on "index" to see the list of eyewitness accounts from many different time periods. 
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  • From the US Census Bureau
  • Students will need their UA Public Library card number to access this terrific site. Features photos, recipes, customs, lifestyle, and government info for 190 countries - plus a Kids Edition and a States Edition. 
  • A kid-friendly commercial site with information about Japanese culture.
  • An online video game developed by OSU and the Ohio Council on Economic Education.
Virtual Factory Tours
  • This site, designed for home-schooled children, contains some excellent links for showing factors of production.
  • A terrific list of children's trade books with economic connections. Searchable by economic concept and lexile.
Elections and Government
  • Election focused resource to help kids understand presidential elections.
  • A U.S. Government website for children.
  • iCivics prepares young Americans to become knowledgeable, engaged 21st century citizens by creating free and innovative educational materials.
  • Interactive presentations, games and quizzes about the history of the federal government. From the Dirksen Congressional Center (updated 2008).
  • Resources for civics education for grade 5 and up. Includes podcasts, lesson plans, timelines and videos on the Constitution and branches of government.
  • An excellent site that was developed with a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.
Explorers from Enchanted Learning
  • Brief biographical information about some explorers.
Vikings: The North Atlantic Saga
  • From the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.

Immigration: Stories of Yesterday and Today

  • A terrific commercial site from Scholastic. Read and hear the true stories of both recent and past immigrants.
Ellis Island
  • See if your ancestors came through Ellis Island!
Maps & Geography
  • Games, puzzles and other geography printables.
  • This web site links to All About the United States. Sometimes the Mac versions will not automatically pop up. Look at the top of the window and find "Mac Users - If games are not working, click here".
  • This web site links to world Geography Games. Sometimes the Mac version will not automatically pop up. Look at the top of the window and find "Mac Users - If games are not working, click here."
  • An online encyclopedia from the Ohio Historical Society covering Ohio's natural, prehistory and history.
  • Learn about programming and exhibits at the Ohio History Center.

Ohio Memory Project

  • An online collection of primary sources about Ohio History.
  • An interactive site about Ohio's prehistoric people and their flint artifacts.
  • From the PBS series.
  • Ohio Office of Tourism.
  • The State of Ohio's government website.
  • United States Census Bureau.
State Information
  • Facts about the United States from the Internet Public Library.
  • From the U.S. Census Bureau.


Upper Arlington & Communities
  • The official website for the City of Upper Arlington.
  • Terrific primary documents from Upper Arlington's past.
  • Welcome to the website for exploring communities. Includes classroom and online activities.
  • From Ohio History Central
  • From Ohio History Central
  • Excellent videos featuring Columbus neighborhoods such as Franklinton, Downtown Columbus and German Village.
  • Columbus Memory is a collaborative project between the Columbus Metropolitan Library and the Columbus Historical Society providing access to thousands of images, primary documents, maps and artifacts about Columbus, Ohio.
U.S. Colonial Period & Revolutionary War
  • An excellent site created by the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation. Click on "Kid Zone" for quality information about Colonial life.
  • From the National Park Service.
  • An online game from PBS about the U.S. Revolutionary War.
  • A great site from the Franklin Institute Online.
Symbols of the United States
  • A commercial site with an online quiz.
  • Printables and games related to United States symbols.
Kristin Bugnitz leading a centennial study in the media center
Library Teacher/Media Specialist
614-487-5170, ext.6023
Mrs. Patti Buttress
Library Clerk
614-487-5170, ext.6020
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