Search Engines

Berit’s Best Sites –
This is a directory of safe, recommended Web sites for children up to age 12. Each selected site has been carefully reviewed and given a rating.

Blue Web’n – A library of Blue Ribbon Learning Sites on the Web –
Online, searchable library of 1,800+ excellent Internet sites on all subjects. Click on “Elementary” before searching.

Fact Monster –
Reference provider Information Please produces this site which provides facts and information oriented around the needs of children.

Internet Public Library –
Features reference center, reading room, searching tools, subject collections, and links for kids and teens on the web. Parents, teachers and older students can access a wider range of resources by clicking on “Home.”

KidsClick! –
Backed by librarians, KidsClick lists about 5,000 web sites in various categories.

TEKMOM Search Tools for Students –
All-in-one search page for kid search sites and research resources.

Yahoo! Kids –
Yahoo for kids, designed for ages 7 to 12. Sites are hand-picked to be appropriate for children. Adult-oriented banner advertising will not appear within the service. Yahooligans is the oldest major directory for children, launched in 1996.



To the best of our knowledge, the links provided throughout the Elementary Library website area have been selected using the criteria of: grade level appropriateness, curriculum enhancement, accuracy/authenticity, readability and ease of student use. Content on the Internet is constantly changing and the Melrose Public Schools cannot be held responsible if students link to unknown material. We recommend that parents review all web sites before students use them. We also strongly recommend that students be under parental supervision whenever they access the Internet at home.