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.


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



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 Espanol for our Spanish speakers and BrainPOP Francais for our French speakers. Clink on the icons to try BrainPOP today!
You can also download apps for your phone and tablet here







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.


Scholastic Go! and Gale databases 

Amazing Animals is for elementary school students and includes facts and photos for over 1,200 animals.

America the Beautiful is for elementary and middle school students and includes articles on US cities, states and Presidents.

Encyclopedia Americana articles include links to further readings, a bibliography, selected full text articles, web page links, and links to related articles.

The Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia includes encyclopedia articles, news, timelines, quizzes and games, and research starters. It also includes an atlas and dictionary. Articles can be grouped by lexile level and are aligned to standards.

Lands and Peoples is for middle and high school students and includes articles on countries, cultures and current events. It also includes an atlas and almanacs.

The New Book of Knowledge is for middle school students and includes literary selections, a timeline, projects and experiments, news, homework help and more.

The New Book of Popular Science* is for middle and high school students and includes articles in the areas of science, technology and medicine.

La Nueva Enciclopedia Cumbre is a Spanish language encyclopedia written from a Latin American perspective.

Fine Arts and Music Collection is a powerful online movement, leading scholars, students, artists, teachers, historians, filmmakers, art buffs and music lovers to a successful research finale.

General OneFile is Gale’s largest general-interest database, which includes reference, newspaper, and audio content that complements the resource’s robust collection of magazines and journals.

General Science Collection With the General Science Collection, researchers can stay current with the latest scientific developments in particle physics, advanced mathematics, nanotechnology, geology and hundreds of other areas. More than 200 journals are covered, including: American Scientist, BioScience, Geographical Review, Information Week, Mineralogical Record, National Geographic, Nature, School Science and Mathematics and many more.

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

Newsstand This full-text newspaper database has several New York Newspapers including the New York Times from 1995 on, and over 1,000 major U.S. regional, national, and local newspapers.

Opposing Viewpoints In Context contains a range of perspectives on many important issues, with over 13,000 pro/con viewpoints. Includes a variety of resource types: reference, news, primary sources, multimedia and more.

Pop Culture Collection is all around us and influences our lives every day. For any social sciences, history, art, or liberal arts researcher, the Popular Culture Collection provides useful information from over two million articles found in over 100 subject-appropriate, full-text periodicals that are updated daily, including: Advertising Age, American Theatre, Billboard, Cosmopolitan, Daily Variety, Journal for the Psychoanalysis of Culture & Society, Macleans, Newsweek, Vogue and more.

Popular Magazines Ebony, Harper’s Bazaar, Newsweek, New Yorker, Popular Science, Science Teacher, USA Today, Vanity Fair, Vegetarian Journal,Vogue, The Weekly Standard, Women’s Health and more.

U.S. History Collection is useful both to the novice historian and to the advanced academic researcher. This collection of journals provides balanced coverage of both current thought on events in U.S. history as well as scholarly work established in the field. Articles included are updated daily and come from leading journals such as: Afro-Americans in New York Life and History, American Jewish History, Hindsight, Indian Life, Journal of Folklore Research, Journal of the Southwest, New American, Urban History Review and more.

World History Collection From antiquity to the present day, search a broad collection of scholarly analysis and full-text periodicals, reference works and primary documents that cover the events, movements, and individuals that have shaped world history.

Elibrary Elementary contains over 140 magazines and books for elementary students. Also includes the American Heritage Dictionary.

Gannett Newspapers contains over 85 Gannett newspapers, 6 of which are New York newspapers.


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 user name and password.

World Book WebEncyclopédie Découverte
Early World of LearningSpanish-language Encyclopedia
World Book KidsWorld Book Discover
World Book StudentTimelines
World Book Advanced





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