Great Sites for Research


A great place to start your research are the databases available through Frisco ISD.  You can access all the databases including PebbleGo, World Book, Nation Geographic and much more through Mackin Via.  Use your school username and password to log in!


Search Engines


Kiddle is a safe visual search engine for kids powered by editors and Google. Visit to check it out.







Kids Click!  is a web search engine design by librarians with kid friendly results.


Sweet Spot Every Web site in SweetSearch has been evaluated by our research experts


Newsela – Get news from current events.


Creating Final Products: – Create digital infographics with your research information.  Take a look at a few created by Norris 5th graders: Examples

Thinglink – Using an image, connect to all kinds of digital links created or found during research.  Want to see a Thinglink?



Citing Sources:

Don’t forget when you are researching, you need to give credit for all the information you found and used.  The sites below can help you accomplish this: – enter in your information and the site will create your bibiliography sitation in the correct format.