Biographies of more than half a million people from all periods of history and from every geographical region. Search for a specific person by name or use the Person Search to create lists of people based on nationality, ethnicity, occupation, gender or date of birth or death. Recommended for grades six and up.
Information on countries and territories including customs, lifestyles and social conditions. Elementary school students, try the Kids Edition (which covers 78 countries), States Edition (which covers the 50 states) and Provinces Edition (which covers Canada’s 13 provinces and territories). Find recipes from all countries as well as biographies of famous citizens. Photographs are available for some countries.
Find encyclopedia articles and book chapters on a variety of topics in art, health, history, music, religion, science and the social sciences.
Access five resources on specific aspects of history:
- African-American History Online
- American History Online
- American Indian History Online
- Ancient and Medieval History Online
- Modern World History Online
Search all five at once or browse them individually. Each includes articles from reference works, primary sources, biographies, timelines, images, and maps, charts and tables. Recommended for grades six and up.
Articles from magazines for elementary school students.
Short, easy-to-read introductions to thousands of topics as well as maps, pictures, games, word definitions and more. Recommended for grades two through five.
More than 40,000 encyclopedia articles, as well as an online atlas, online dictionary, research tools and more. Recommended for grades three and up.