SHARED DIGITAL RESOURCES
See Mrs. Eldridge in the library for the Username and Password
to the following databases.
Use Britannica E-Stax for nonfiction eBooks you can trust!
Encyclopedia Britannica School Edition has much more to offer than the traditional encyclopedia articles. Use this source for reference articles, journals & magazines, website recommendations and primary sources. Easily maneuver between three different reading levels in this all level resource.
Use Ebsco eBooks for searchable eBooks by subject or title across the following collections: K-8 Collection, HS Collection, Academic Collection, History Collection, Education Collection and Natural & Alternative Treatments.
Use the Academic OneFile by Gale and Student Resources in Content for comprehensive, up-to-date and easy-to-use resources for serious academic research. Home to nearly 13,000 indexed journals with extensive coverage of physical science, technology, medicine, social sciences, the arts,theology, literature and other subjects. The Student Resources in Content contains full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, images, videos, audio files - just make sure both databases are checked for combined results.
Middle and High School students should use the InfoTrac Newsstand when looking for full-text newspaper articles from 1,100 plus newspapers including but not limited too: the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the Christian Science Monitor, The New York Times, The Times (London), USA Today.
Use the Literature Resource Center to discover full-text articles from scholarly journals and literary magazines. Included are critical essays, work and topic overviews, full-text works, biographies, and more to provide an abundance of information on authors, their works, and literary movements.
Middle School Students should use the Research in Context - by Gale. It offers easy access to award-winning content based on national curriculum standards. Covering all core curriculum areas, including history, literature, science, social studies, and more. The SRC - Junior provides a premium selection of reference material, more than 340 full-text periodicals and newspapers, primary sources, creative works, and multimedia, including hours of video and audio clips.
"The all-new ProQuest SIRS® Discoverer® is a multidisciplinary database for elementary and middle school learners, researchers, and educators covering curriculum areas content sets such as current events, history, health, language arts, math, science, social studies, and technology. All newspaper, magazine and reference content is 100% full text, editorially-selected and indexed from over 2,200 reliable, high-quality domestic and international sources. The collection includes 9,000 integrated educational weblinks, and reference materials such as the Compton’s by Britannica encyclopedia and DK Eyewitness books."
(as described by ProQuest at http://www.proquest.com/products-services/sirs_discoverer.html)
For our Kindergarten through 5th grade students: Kids InfoBits is a database developed especially for beginning researchers. It features a developmentally appropriate, visually graphic interface, the most popular search method is moving from a broad subject to a narrower topic using the subject-based topic tree. The curriculum-related, age appropriate, full-text content is from the best elementary reference sources and magazines. This database covers geography, current events, the arts, science, health, people, government, history, sports and more.
This database includes the National Geographic Kids magazines from 2009 to the present, 200 National Geographic Kids Books and 500 kid-friendly downloadable images.
This resource includes tales of frontier life, Native Americans, vigilantes, outlaws, growth of urban centers, the environmental impact of westward expansion and life in the borderlands. Resource types include a mixture of original manuscripts, maps, ephemeral material and rare printed sources.
Digital content includes manuscripts, artwork and rare printed books that date back to the time of the European setters and continue through the mid-twentieth century, which includes photographs and newspapers.
Brain Pop is intended for grades 3-8 and is available for school and home use.
Brain Pop Jr. is for students in grades K-3 and is also available for school and home use.
TeachingBooks.net is a portal to thousands of online resources including: Author Programs, Book Guides, Book Readings, Author Websites, List Resources and Author Name Pronunciations.
Discovery Education Streaming is a valuable resource for digital classroom media. It contains over 5000 videos, 20,000 images, 4000 audio files, 20,000 encyclopedia articles, lesson plans, classroom tools and more. Both elementary and JH & HS campuses have specific passcodes to set up new accounts. Both are available in your library.