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DISCUS Databases: Misc.


A website that provides online content to support K-12 South Carolina-specific curriculum standards.

Search Engines



Searchasaurus - An exciting and easy way for young students to experience online searching with minimum keyboard skills. Searchasaurus offers Lexile limiters (reading level.



Student Research Center: High School - a search interface designed specifically for secondary school students, covering the following databases:

  • MAS Ultra - School Edition
  • Middle Search Plus
  • Newspaper Source
  • Science Reference Center
  • TOPICsearch
  • Image Collection
  • Health Source: Consumer Edition

Student Research Center: Middle School - a search interface designed specifically for middle  school students.





 SmartSearch, the tool that enables users to retrieve information from numerous Discus-provided products with a single search, is once again available on the Discus website.  Instead of searching individual products, users can select one or more topic categories and search across multiple resources at one time.



Search Engines for Schools

The following search engines are designed to limit their searching to classroom resources for the the appropriate age group