CHILD-SAFE SEARCH ENGINES

  • Enchanted Learning Picture Dictionary conducts early primary searches, by initial letter of subject. Letters are pronounced online. Subscription website for staff.
  • Yahoo for Kids uses the directory and key word search approach to appropriate material. An offshoot of Yahoo.
  • Awesome Library contains 15,000 sites reviewed and recommended by a teacher, student, parent or librarian. "Star sites" are best 2% of the over 10,000 indexed sites.
  • KidsClick was created by librarians for kids. Extensive directory approach and subject searching capability. Sites indexed by grade level (3-6) or (7+).
  • IPL2 for Kids is a public service organization and a learning/teaching environment. To date, thousands of students and volunteer library and information science professionals have been involved in answering reference questions for their "Ask an ipl2 Librarian" service.
  • Cybersleuth is an internet search guide for kids, parents and teachers. No spell-checker, but forgiving of errors. Check out the classroom clipart section.
  • EduHound - All sites included in this database are selected for their educational value and appropriateness. An alphabetical list of pre-selected keywords help students focus on which terms will lead to a fruitful search. Also contains category index, lesson plans, and links to educational news.
  • Ask for Kids uses natural language, helps child define search using questions and acts as a meta-search engine. Checks spelling.