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, Destiny! To browse ISB’s eBook and audiobook collection, explore Sora! To set up a Sora account, follow these directions.


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.






A digital reading platform with a collection of 40,000+ popular, high-quality books that safely fuels curiosity and reading confidence for kids 12 and under. It offers eBooks and audiobooks in English, French, and Spanish. Email the librarians for the class code and create an account. Note this resource is complimentary during school hours only and requires a subscription for after-hours access.

Gale in Context: Elementary

Contains over 550 age-appropriate magazines for grades K-5. Also includes Merriam-Webster’s Elementary Dictionary, maps, flags, seals, charts and graphs.


Explore the most-studied topics including cultures, government, people, history, literature, and more.


Gale in Context: Opposing Viewpoints

Contains a range of perspectives on many important issues, with over 21,000 pro/con viewpoints. Includes a variety of resource types: reference, news, primary sources, multimedia and more.


Raz Kids

Online reading support for students in Grades K-5.

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.


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Early World of Learning Logo

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Spanish-language Encyclopedia Logo

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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)

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 PreK3-3)

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


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)

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

Our local public libraries offer a variety of wonderful resources, including databases like CultureGrams, and resources in French and Spanish including eBooks and audiobooks compatible with Sora.