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Elementary/Middle School Level Search Engines and Biography Sites

This list offers teachers and students a variety of custom search engines and resources to help with the always fun biography projects! :-)

Sweet Search

SweetSearch is A Search Engine for Students. It searches only credible Web sites approved by Internet research experts. It's has special links on its main page to web research skills, biographies and social studies topics.

Boolify Project: An Educational Boolean Web Search Tool

Boolify provides learners with a manipulative mental model for Boolean Web Search contruction. It can be used to teach and learn Boolean Web Search in a variety of settings.

KidRex - Kid Safe Search Engine

Official Site. Fun and Safe Search for Kids, by Kids. Google Custom Search.

Quintura for Kids

Quintura Kids is the first visual and intuitive search engine for children with content filter and safe browsing. Generating a word cloud of related terms, students can click on terms and change the results according to interest

Google Custom Search Engine

Creating a custom search engine for students is a terrific way for teachers to insure researchers are using exactly the sites they want them to, and Google makes it easy to generate a CSE and then put it on a webpage, wiki or LMS for use.

Britannica School Edition

My school subscribes to Britannica's online edition and it's still the go-to site for all budding researchers, particularly when the subscription has three levels: Elementary, Middle and High School. Don't mistake this with the free version - this is the deluxe model that everyone should use.