Online Resources

The New Mexico State Library has provided all libraries in the state with access for their patrons to numerous online databases, many with full text articles. The URL and password for Queen of Heaven School are listed below along with the descriptions of a few of the databases that might be of use to our students.

InfoTrac (password: qohknights)

Student Resources

  • InfoTrac Kids Edition provides K-5 students access to age-appropriate, full text, and curriculum-related magazines, reference books, and newspaper articles. The database includes approximately 75 full-text magazines, hundreds of full text age-appropriate newspaper articles, over 3,000 indexed, searchable images, and full-color country and state maps.
  • InfoTrac Kids Infobits provides K-5 full-text, age-appropriate, curriculum-related magazine, newspaper and reference content for information on current events, the arts, science, health, people, government, history, sports and more.
  • InfoTrac Junior Edition is designed especially for junior high and middle schools. It provides indexing and abstracts of 120 journals with 105, or 88% full text titles, full text newspaper articles, 300+ full color Rand McNally maps, and full text for a collection of reference books.
  • InfoTrac Student Edition is a one-stop, multi-source general reference solution designed especially for secondary school students. Provides indexing and abstracts of 400 journals with full text of 340 titles (85%), more than 40,000 full text newspaper articles, 300+ full color Rand McNally maps, and full text for a collection of reference books.

Local and National Government pages:
New Mexico Blue Book Online
New Mexico Newspapers
Learn about New Mexico - Kids' Corner

Ben's Guide to U.S. Government Information for Kids
NASA Space Place
USDA Youth Resources
White House Kids
FBI Kids' Page
CIA Kids' Page
Fact Finder Kids' Corner (US Bureau of the Census)
Library of Congress Kids and Families
U.S. Department of State for Youth
U.S. Treasury for Kids
HHS for Kids (Health and Human Services)
Kids Saving Energy
Energy Star Kids

Search engines especially for kids:
Ask for Kids
Yahoo! Kids
KidsClick! - Web Search for Kids by Librarians
Awesome Library [organizes the Web with 33,000 carefully reviewed resources]
ALA Great Web Sites for Kids
Fact Monster [Online Almanac, Dictionary, Encyclopedia, and Homework Help]
FirstGov for Kids [The Official Kid’s Portal for the U.S. Government]
ThinkQuest [The ThinkQuest Library provides innovative learning resources for students of all ages on a wide range of educational topics. Features over 6,500 websites.]

Dictionaries and encyclopedias: [Dictionary, thesaurus, encyclopedia, multi-lingual dictionaries] [Merriam-Webster – dictionary, thesaurus, rhyming dictionary] [English, Medical, Legal, Financial, and Computer Dictionaries, Thesaurus, Acronyms, Idioms, Encyclopedia, a Literature Reference Library, and a Search Engine all in one.]

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