TEXQUEST -- SHARED DIGITAL RESOURCES
See Mrs. Eldridge in the library for the Username and Password
to the following databases.
Encyclopedia Britannica School Edition has much more to offer than the traditional encyclopedia articles. Use this source for reference articles, journals & magazines, website recommendations, primary sources and eBooks. Easily maneuver between three different reading levels in this all-level resource.
Ebsco Learning Express has test prep resources for the SAT, ACT, ASVAB, AP and many other career exams. It also offers tutorials, practice tests and flashcards to help students gain confidence and skills for school success, career and military. To gain full access, users should create a unique username and password during their first visit.
The EBSCO eBook collections for K-8 and High School has access to a plethora of eBooks in a wide variety of genres. You may browse by category or search for something related to your needs or interests. Books are available to view on pdf or are downloadable. The Password for the EBSCO products has changed and is unique from the other database passwords. Contact Mrs. Eldridge for the new password if needed.
LEARN360 contains K-12 videos, stem lessons, teacher resources, printables, audios, and more. 520 new nonfiction titles were added this summer. Select Muenster ISD from the drop down menu and use the database password.
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.
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.