resource access tools catalog 2009-10

CATALOG 2012-13
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AP Interactive integrates the latest videos, photos, audio, graphics and text from The
Associated Press into one, comprehensive resource. All while running on very low
broadband. Interactives are truly one of a kind approach to research, lectures, lesson
plans, reports and presentations. AP Interactive has an easy to interface, search results
sorted by subject, people and events. With roll over synopsis of interactive file or click
for more in depth details.
AP Images is how students and teachers can access the unparalled archives of The
Associated Press. Powerful and easy to use, completely redesigned makes this database
perfect for students of all ages. New content is added constantly (by the minute), its virus
free, free of inappropriate content and outside links. All content is fully licensed for
educational use. This comprehensive resource covers many area such as Social Studies,
English, Science, Art, Economics, Cultural Studies, Religion, Environmental, Journalism
down to Health and ESL. With over 8 million primary source photos dating back to 1825
to a minute ago. Over 230,000 graphics, maps, charts, logo's and illustrations. Over 1.9
million news clips dating back from the 1920 and over 2.5 million news stories and
headlines written by AP staffers since 1997. All content contains caption and citation
information. Operating System/Web Browser Requirements Windows 98+ Platform
Internet Explorer 6.0 or later, Mozilla Firefox 1.5 or later Mac OS X 10.2 Platform
Mozilla Firefox 1.5 or later, Safari 2.0.2 or later
BRAINPOP – Ideal for both group and one-on-one settings, BrainPOP is used in
numerous ways, from introducing a new lesson or topic to illustrating complex subject matter to
reviewing before a test. Uniquely suited for 21st-century learning, all products are fully compatible
with interactive whiteboards, learner response systems, projectors, Macs, and PCs. No
downloading, installation, or special hardware is required.
BRAINPOP: Award-winning and proven educational resource including hundreds of
standards-aligned animated topics. Covers Science, Social Studies, English, Math, Arts &
Music, Health, and Technology for grades 3 through 8.
BRAINPOP JR: Award-winning educational resource aligned to standards of Kindergarten
through 3rd grade. Covers Science, Reading & Writing, Math, Health, Social Studies, and
Arts & Technology.
BRAINPOP COMBO: Subscriptions include access to BrainPOP Jr., BrainPOP and
BrainPOP Español. (,,
BrainPop ESL: Innovative and award-winning ESL/ELL program based on animated
movies and interactive features. BrainPOP ESL incorporates listening, speaking, reading
and writing skills, and is suitable for all non-native speakers - starting at beginner's level.
PebbleGo (4th module TBD): A fourth PebbleGo module is currently under
development and is slated for release later this year. More information will be available at
a later date.
PebbleGo Animals: Animals is a database designed specifically for K-2 emergent
readers and researchers. It features more than 200 animal articles correlated to life
science standards, animal audio and video, carefully leveled text, educational games, and
innovative read-aloud capabilities.
PebbleGo Earth & Space: Database includes concepts like weather, seasons, Earth
science, and space – all with the built in reading and research tools made popular with
PebbleGo Animals. Leveled text, educational games, and videos support science concepts
for your youngest researchers.
PebbleGoBiographies: The award winning pre-K-3 database for reading and research,
now offers Biographies! Your youngest researchers can learn more about current and
historical figures that have influenced the United States. Like PebbleGo Animals and
PebbleGo Earth and Space, this latest PebbleGo database includes built in reading and
research tools. Leveled text, educational games, and videos support science concepts for
your youngest researchers.
ccAchieve (Application Planner): ccAchieve (Application Planner) helps students
manage the complex process of applying to college and for scholarships, and submitting
transcripts. Through our partnership with Docufide, secure education credentials can be
sent from any SIS to any destination. Demonstration of product available upon request.
ccPathfinder (Course Planner): ccPathfinder (Course Planner) helps students build 4year high school course plans which align perfectly with their career aspirations and
graduation requirements, and integrates with schools’ Student Information System (SIS)
to streamline scheduling. Demonstration of product available upon request.
ccSpringboard (Career Cruising): ccSpringboard (Career Cruising) is where
exploration begins. It includes exceptionally accurate personal assessments, inspirational
multi- media occupational profiles, richly detailed career and college information,
employment and industry information, and a personal portfolio with a Resume Builder.
Ready-to-use classroom activities and other support materials are included. Individual
school trials available upon request.
Cengage / Gale
Biography in Context: Virtually every course of study — from history to science to literature — is
ultimately tied to the study of people. Biography in Context (BIC) delivers outstanding research support
with more than 654,000 biographical entries covering more than 380,000 notable international figures from
all time periods and areas of study, including science and technology, arts and entertainment, literature,
sports and fitness, history, popular culture, politics, and more. Now in Cengage Learning’s new portal
environment—which provides focused coverage of the most-searched and studied people—BIC includes
more than 725 portal pages on the most notable contemporary and historical figures. Examples of
individuals featured include Barack Obama, Hosni Mubarak, Tina Fey, Hilary Rodham Clinton, Benjamin
Netanyahu, Hamid Karzai, Leonardo da Vinci, Lady Gaga, Toni Morrison, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and many
more. More than 45 categories are covered in BIC, including Actors, African Americans, American
Presidents, Ancient Greeks and Romans, Authors, Environmentalists, Historic World Leaders,
Contemporary World Leaders, Nobel Peace Prize Winners, Notable Women, Scientists, Writers, and
World Explorers. Multimedia is also a key component of BIC, and video, audio, and images are featured
prominently on people pages and in search results. • Portal pages are edited by a large staff of experienced
editors dedicated to ensuring the credibility, relevancy, and currency of BIC. Editors collaborate with a
large network of contributors who are considered subject-matter experts in their respective fields. • Portal
pages cover the most-studied people and are intended to provide students and educators with a starting
point for research:  The biographical overview is hand-selected by editors and subject experts and is
intended to provide users with a comprehensive yet accessible summary of the person  Featured content
is also hand-selected and is meant to be the “best of the best.” A special effort is made to provide
selections that cover all aspects of the person, include a good mix of content types, create relationships
between people, and truly put the person into social and historical context for students. • BIC topic pages
include the following content “buckets” or sections: reference, news, magazines, academic journals,
primary sources, websites, images, video, and audio. The first results that appear in content buckets other
than academic journals, magazines, and news are often hand-selected so that students and educators are
able to quickly access some of the best and most authoritative content on a particular person. • Portal pages
also include related topics to create connections between people: For example, the Nathaniel Hawthorne
page in BIC references the following related pages: Edgar Allan Poe, Emily Dickinson, Henry David
Thoreau, John Keats, Louis May Alcott, Ralph Waldo Emerson, and William Blake. • More than 475 new
people pages have been added to BIC since August 2010, including 60 that were added in August 2011.
Examples include:  Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge  Shaun White  Mahalia Jackson  John G.
Roberts  Maurice Sendak  John A. Boehner  Nancy Pelosi  Jane Lynch  Rudy Giuliani 
Elizabeth Taylor  And many more! • On average, 340 new portal or people pages are added to BIC each
month. • New portals focus primarily on rounding out categories like Asian Americans, American
Presidents, Nobel Prize Winners, Artists, Children’s Authors, African Americans, and more. Other factors
considered include top searches, customer input, and national curriculum standards across major subject
areas. • People pages in BIC are continuously updated, with a focus on updating information on living
people. Approximately 500 people pages will be updated through June 2012.
Career Transitions: Career Transitions from Cengage Learning (product overview attached) was
developed through collaboration between two Cengage business units: Gale, and the Career & Professional
Group (CPG). Gale is a world leader in e-research and educational publishing for libraries, schools and
businesses and CPG is a leading producer of textbooks, instructional materials and online learning for the
adult education and training markets. Career Transitions is the first in a new family of Cengage Learning
solutions based on practical life skills and learning. It provides people in mid-life--in the midst of job or
career change--with an end-to-end workflow for discovering, planning and pursuing their next career step.
Career Transitions appeals to people with varying levels of comfort with technology, helping them perform
confidence-building activities as they navigate the 21st Century employment environment. In today’s
challenging economy—or tomorrow’s knowledge economy--Career Transitions is a practical and timely
resource. Bringing together the most pertinent and current career and job resources, Career Transitions
walks users through the five steps of career change in one comprehensive and consistent online experience:
Discover My Interests: This assessment section integrates Career Transition’s own digital version of the
U.S. Department of Labor’s popular O*Net Interest Profiler. Users simply point-and-click in response to
questions about various work activities, and Career Transitions recommends career paths based on their
scores in six career interest categories and the level of preparation or experience necessary for the career.
As users browse the recommendations, they can compare job and growth opportunities in their state and
across the county, targeting the ones they like best. Explore Careers: Here users can explore and compare
growth opportunities across over 900 careers and 1200 industries in their states or states across the country.
Users can “target” the best choices for themselves and the system saves their choices automatically for
later use in finding jobs. Unique “Learn More About” portals quickly and conveniently provide users with
the most pertinent details of the career, including recommended education and training, salary, growth
projections and a helpful list of common daily tasks. Longer narrative overviews often complement this
information; the portals also pull in national and local job listings, opportunities to take online courses,
listings of associations and companies associated with the specific career or industry, and news articles
with recent trends and information. Gale assembles this cross-referenced content from O*Net, the
Occupational Outlook Handbook, Indeed and Gale’s authoritative encyclopedias, directories and news
sources. By using its unique abilities to map disparate content into an intelligent, organized experience,
Gale provides a single, consolidated place where users find everything they need to know without having
to access and navigate multiple sites or systems. Prepare Resume: This section contains an intelligent and
fully-integrated resume wizard based on the popular Cengage Delmar title, “Resume Writer’s Workbook.”
Career Transitions helps users construct an effective and well positioned resume in six easy steps by
providing useful tips, advice and examples. Users can also create targeted cover letters, post their resume
to the Web, and apply for jobs online. Work is saved automatically for easy retrieval, updating and output,
including printing, e-mailing and saving in a number of formats. Improve my Chances: Users can find
easily accessible and useful tips and advice on topics such as Networking, Applying, Interviewing and
Negotiation in this important section, as well as access to a personal library of saved articles, companies,
associations and courses. Users can also browse through the ed2go online course catalog for more
opportunities to improve their skills, knowledge or experience and overall job chances. Find Jobs provides
a robust job-search environment that enables users to create focused job search profiles using their Career
Transitions targets or search free-form around keywords and location. Through a partnership with Indeed,
the Career Transitions job search engine pulls posting from all over the Web, including major job boards,
company sites, education/military/government sites and local classified ads. Gale’s mapping capabilities
ensure top functionality and suitability for users. Additional features: • Although Career Transitions is
designed to walk users through the job change process, individual modules can also be accessed directly. •
Career Transitions can be fully customized to integrate local resources, highlight local employers, promote
location-specific classes and workshops, link to customized resources, and more. • All content, including
resumes, career and industry targets, assessment results, bookmarks for articles, associations, and classes,
and even job searches are automatically saved to the user’s account. Disk drives and flash drives are not
required – it’s anytime, anywhere access via the Internet. • Since Career Transitions is fully-automated,
users can take as much time with each section that they require and update as frequently as desired. • An
integrated blog highlights current news and resources that may be of interest to users. • A special section-“Unemployed? Get Help Now”--finds unemployment services and social services for users in every state. •
Videos embedded in each section tell the user what to expect from that part of the service.
Global Issues in Context: Global Issues in Context (GIC) offers global perspectives on issues and
current events of international importance (with more added each month). This is not a pro vs. con
database. Rather, GIC ties together a variety of sources to present a rich analysis of social, political,
military, economic, environmental, cultural, science and health-related issues, as well as headline news
from around the world. It provides information seekers with a framework to better understand 21st-century
issues and events while highlighting global connections and the interdependence of all nations. GIC
focuses on broad issues, such as counterterrorism, business ethics, human rights, famine, globalization,
world trade, nuclear proliferation, and global warming, as well as more specific events and topics in the
news that are related to these broader issues, such as genocide in Darfur, product safety of Chinese
imports, the Gulf oil spill, the 2012 presidential election, and the tsunami that hit Japan. It also includes
detailed demographic and cultural information on 245 countries and 21 standalone country dependencies,
providing a foundation for cross-cultural studies and, international periodicals and news sources that bring
additional insight and currency. Each issue/country covered in this database has a dedicated portal page
which includes a variety of content sources and media formats organized by type: • Overviews
summarizing background information, historical context, contemporary stances, and the impact of each of
the issues and news events featured • Expert Perspectives analyzing an issue or event through multiple
aspects, for example, cultural, religious, political, social, economic, scientific or health-related • Reference
documents providing background information on all issues and nations • Full-text international Magazines,
Academic Journals, and News Sources. • Primary Sources, such as legislation and court proceedings •
Statistics, including interactive graphs, tables, and charts • Such Multimedia elements as images, video,
podcasts, and audio • Links to Web sites, including government sites and organizations GIC also features
robust tools such as a curriculum standards search, lexile’s reading scores for periodicals, a translation
feature, research tools and a research guide, and more. Also the “World News” section of the home page is
customizable, allowing you to choose the news sources that are of the most interest to your patrons. GREENR (Global Reference on the Environment,
Energy, and Natural Resources) is a new, authoritative online resource that focuses on the academic study
of sustainability and the environment. GREENR allows users to navigate issue, organization and country
portals. A one-stop site, this resource provides news, video, primary source documents and more in highly
accessible research areas covering relevant categories such as energy systems, healthcare, food and others.
Researchers view content in a way that resembles the Web, allowing them to easily browse to find
answers. Other features include: • Interactive World Map, allowing users to browse by country or topic •
Contextual multimedia, customizable journals and news and refereed case studies From topics like food
safety to the impact of economic development on international relations, today's important environmental
issues are shaping the future and reach far beyond the United States. Additionally, as green collar jobs
grow, this resource supports students preparing for future careers in the industry. GREENR helps
information-seekers understand emerging GREEN technologies, issues around the environment and
sustainability. Recent additions to GREENR include: • Videos & images – More than 800 images and 150
videos were selected especially for GREENR from third-party sources. • Case Studies – Almost 700 case
studies were collected especially for GREENR from the Internet, all providing full-text. • Websites &
Blogs – Nearly 2,000 websites were hand-selected for GREENR. • Conferences – Almost 700 conference
announcements, presentations, and reports were selected for GREENR directly from the sponsoring
organizations’ websites. • References – Most reference articles come from Gale’s award-winning reference
works, as well as approved third-party sources, new essays unique to GREENR are being commissioned
every day. • Primary Sources – More than 700 full-text primary documents were selected from the Internet
especially for GREENR. Rated highest in user
satisfaction, Health & Wellness Resource Center has established itself as the “go-to” consumer health
reference in libraries everywhere. With Health & Wellness Resource Center, Gale has brought together all
of the rich content that health professionals, students and researchers want and made it accessible in an
intuitive interface. Health & Wellness Resource Center includes access to: • A broad collection of Gale’s
exclusive medical reference titles • Medically-reviewed streaming videos • Harvard doctors’ answers to
patients’ questions • Authoritative articles from trusted medical journals • Current and continually updated
material with answers to your patrons’ most pressing medical questions • Full-text articles from reference
and periodical literature with a single search query • A fully updated, easy-to-use interface with InfoTrac
searching functionality • Clearly organized search results • Seamless Print, Email, and Download options
for every article What is in the Health and Wellness Resource Center? • Health and medical journals and
pamphlets (over 75% in full-text). • Health articles from 3,000+ general-interest periodical publications. •
Over 800 streaming videos from Healthology. • Reputable sources including the PDR drug guides from
Thomson Healthcare and Gale’s Medical and Health Information Directory. • Instant access to key, trusted
health Web sites. • Mosby's Medical, Nursing and Allied Health Dictionary accessible from every page. •
Links to Health Assessment Tools and Calculators. • Disease and Conditions summaries from the Gale
Encyclopedia of Medicine. • Key terms defined for the reader in every article. • A custom Drugs and
Herbal Remedies search. • New periodical and newspapers articles added daily so researchers are never
more than a click away from the latest information. Where does the content for Health & Wellness
Resource Center Come from? Gale's proprietary reference sources • Body by Design • Gale Encyclopedia
of Medicine, 3rd Ed. • Gale Encyclopedia of Cancer, 2nd Ed. • Gale Encyclopedia of Genetic Disorders,
2nd Ed. • Nutrition and Well-Being A-Z • Medical and Health Information Directory • Sick! Additional
reference content from top health information providers • CareNotes System • Clinical Reference Systems
• Harvard Special Health Reports • Consumer Health Information Source Book • Mosby's Medical,
Nursing and Allied Health Dictionary • The PDR Family Guide to Over-the-Counter Drugs • The PDR
Family Guide to Prescription Drugs • USPDI, Vol. 2: Advice for the Patient Periodicals and pamphlets •
More than 1,100 journals, magazines and newsletters from 1980 — present • More than 860 full text
publications • More than 550 refereed journals • More than 1,000 publications with full color images and
PDFs • Only 27 embargoed publications in total • More than 2,700 pamphlets updated regularly Intuitive,
fully updated interface The Health & Wellness Resource Center features a fully updated, intuitive interface
-- providing multiple pathways to key information. Its browser style format enables users to browse the
latest news, review a set of subject areas, review and select a particular resource, or search across the entire
database. With its time-tested InfoTrac search functionality this essential resource is versatile and easy to
use. The Alternative Health Module The Alternative Health Module provides a one stop, full-service
resource for alternative and complimentary therapies. It provides a rich collection of books, journals,
Health and Wellness Resource Center:
magazines and pamphlets for consumers and health care professionals. This module provides additional
information on alternative topics such as herbal remedies, yoga, homeopathy, midwifery, chiropractic, and
more. This body of information is the perfect, seamless extension of your Health & Wellness Resource
Center subscription. Some of the references and periodicals included in this module are: • AltCareDex
System • Gale Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine • PDR for Herbal Medicines • PDR Family Guide to
Natural Medicines and Healing Therapies • PDR for Nutritional Supplements • Complementary and
Alternative Medicine Information Sourcebook • Acupuncture Today • Alternative Medicine Review •
Complementary Therapies in Medicine • Complementary Therapies in Chronic Care • Healthy Villages •
Herbal Medicine: From the Heart of the Earth • International Midwifery • Journal of Chinese Medicine •
Legal Status of Traditional Medicine and Complementary/Alternative Medicine • Massage Therapy
Journal • Midwifery Today
U.S. History in Context (UHIC) delivers comprehensive, contextual, media-rich
search results from one of the most extensive online collections of historical information available.
Providing a complete overview of U.S. history that covers the most-studied events, decades, wars and
conflicts, political and cultural movements, people, and more, UHIC is aligned to state and national
curriculum standards. Now in Cengage Learning’s new portal environment—which provides focused
coverage of the most-searched and studied topics—UHIC includes more than 260 topic or portal pages.
Portal pages fall into the following types: event, person, and topic. Examples of portal pages include
Abolition and the Underground Railroad, Salem Witch Trials, Great Depression, Declaration of
Independence, Civil Rights Movement, The Civil War, Brown v. Board of Education, the Executive
Branch, and more. Broader categories covered in UHIC include: African American Perspectives; American
Decades; Biographies; Court Cases and the Supreme Court; Economics; Events, Decades, and Cultural
Trends; Government Documents; Native Americans; Political Constructs, Movements, and Organizations;
and Wars and Conflicts. UHIC provides a premium selection of reference titles from the following
imprints: Gale, Primary Source Media, Macmillan, Scribner, UXL, and Lucent. Specific titles include
American Decades, American Journey, Gale Encyclopedia of U.S. History, Dictionary of American
History, Gale Encyclopedia of Multicultural America, and more. It also includes nearly 200 periodicals
and newspapers, and thousands of primary sources. Multimedia is also a key component of UHIC, and
video, audio, and images are featured prominently on the topic pages and in search results. • Portal pages
are edited by a large staff of experienced editors dedicated to ensuring the credibility, relevancy, and
currency of UHIC. Editors collaborate with a large network of contributors who are considered subjectmatter experts in their respective fields. • Portal pages cover the most-studied subjects and are intended to
provide students and educators with a starting point for research:  The overview is hand-selected by
editors and subject experts and is intended to provide users with a comprehensive yet accessible summary
of the topic  Featured Content is also hand-selected and is meant to be the “best of the best.” A special
effort is made to provide selections that cover all aspects of the topic, include a good mix of content types,
create relationships between topics, and truly put the topic into context for students. • Generally speaking,
UHIC topic pages can include the following content “buckets” or sections, depending on the topic page
type: reference, primary sources, court cases, academic journals, magazines, news, video, audio, images,
and websites. The first results that appear in content buckets other than academic journals, magazines, and
news are often hand-selected so that students and educators are able to quickly access some of the best and
most authoritative content on a particular subject. • Portal pages also include related topics to create
connections between subjects. For example, the Abolition and Underground Railroad topic page in UHIC
references the following topics: The Civil War, Emancipation Proclamation, Frederick Douglass, Harriet
Tubman, John Brown, Racism in Post-Emancipation America, Slave Rebellions, Slavery and the
US History in Context:
Antebellum South, and William Lloyd Garrison. • 26 portal pages have been added to UHIC since August
2010, including the following added in August 2011:  Executive Branch  Legislative Branch  Judicial
Branch  Haymarket Square Riot  Daniel Boone  Harriet Beecher Stowe • Between 5 and 8 new portal
pages are added per month, with the goal of having more 330 topic pages by June 2012. New portal topics
are primarily driven by the U.S. history curriculum and focus on 1) core U.S. history areas and history
standards, 2) top searches, 3) filling out particular categories in product, and 3) customer and advisor/user
group input. Areas of focus include economics, court cases, Native Americans, and events. • Images,
videos, and audio files are continuously added.
World History in Context (WHIC) delivers comprehensive, contextual, mediarich search results from one of the most extensive online collections of historical information available.
Providing a complete overview of world history that covers the most-studied events, periods, cultures and
civilizations, world religions, wars and conflicts, political and cultural movements, people, and more,
WHIC is aligned to state and national curriculum standards. Now in Cengage Learning’s new portal
environment—which provides focused coverage of the most-searched and studied topics—WHIC includes
more than 245 topic or portal pages. Portal pages fall into the following types: event, person, and topic.
Examples of portal pages include Renaissance, Victorian Era, French Revolution, World War II, IsraeliArab Conflict, Globalization, Propaganda, Islam, Industrial Revolution, Ancient Egypt, Mayas, United
Nations, and more. Broader categories covered in WHIC include: Biographies; Countries, Cultures, and
Civilizations; Economics; Events, Periods, and Cultural Trends; Human Rights; Political Constructs,
Movements, and Organizations; Religions; and Wars and Conflicts. WHIC provides a premium selection
of reference titles from the following imprints: Gale, Primary Source Media, Macmillan, Scribner, UXL,
and Lucent. Specific titles include Gale Encyclopedia of World History, Encyclopedia of Modern Asia,
Encyclopedia of Islam and the Muslim World, Encyclopedia of the Renaissance, World Eras, Historic
World Leaders, and more. It also includes more than 440 periodicals and newspapers, and thousands of
primary sources. Multimedia is also a key component of WHIC, and video, audio, and images are featured
prominently on the topic pages and in search results. Note that WHIC is cross-searchable with U.S. History
in Context (UHIC); users can simply choose to search “Both U.S. & World” after entering a term or phrase
in the basic search box. • Portal pages are edited by a large staff of experienced editors dedicated to
ensuring the credibility, relevancy, and currency of WHIC. Editors collaborate with a large network of
contributors who are considered subject-matter experts in their respective fields. • Portal pages cover the
most-studied subjects and are intended to provide students and educators with a starting point for research:
 The overview is hand-selected by editors and subject experts and is intended to provide users with a
comprehensive yet accessible summary of the topic  Featured Content is also hand-selected and is meant
to be the “best of the best.” A special effort is made to provide selections that cover all aspects of the topic,
include a good mix of content types, create relationships between topics, and truly put the topic into
context for students. • Generally speaking, WHIC topic pages can include the following content “buckets”
or sections, depending on the topic page type: reference, primary sources, academic journals, magazines,
news, video, audio, images, and websites. The first results that appear in content buckets other than
academic journals, magazines, and news are often hand-selected so that students and educators are able to
quickly access some of the best and most authoritative content on a particular subject. • Portal pages also
include related topics to create connections between subjects. For example, the United Nations topic page
in WHIC references the following related portal pages: Austria since 1914, France since 1945, Germany
1945-1990, Great Britain since 1914, Human Rights Movements, Italy since 1914, Japan since 1945,
League of Nations, Slavery throughout the World, Soviet Union 1917-1991, Women’s Rights, and World
War II. • 27 portal pages have been added to WHIC since August 2010, including the following added in
World History in Context:
August 2011:  Propaganda  Globalization  Fairs and Markets  Oil and Oil Production  Calendar 
Immanuel Kant
• 42 new full-text periodicals were added in August 2011, including:  African Studies
Quarterly  The Middle East  World and I  UN Chronicle  Quebec Studies  Asian Culture and
History  Review of European Studies  And more • On average, between 5 and 8 new portal pages are
added per month, with the goal of having more than 310 topic pages by June 2012. New portal topics are
primarily driven by the World history curriculum and focus on 1) core World history areas and history
standards, 2) top searches, 3) filling out particular categories in product, and 3) customer and advisor/user
group input. Areas of focus include non-western people and civilizations, events, economics, human rights,
and wars and conflicts. • Images, videos, and audio files are continuously added. Kids InfoBits targets the research needs of
students in Kindergarten through Grade 5. Because of the wide age rage represented in those grades, Kids
InfoBits is designed to serve two distinct groups; children in kindergarten through grade two and the more
research-savvy kids in grades three through five. It features a developmentally appropriate and visual
graphic interface, a subject-based topic tree search and full-text, age-appropriate, curriculum-related
magazine and reference content. Kids InfoBits features: • A drilldown subject topic tree for users who need
helping identifying a particular topic • A simple and visually appealing graphic interface. • The ability to
listen to or download any article as an MP3 file. • Full-text proprietary reference content from Blackbirch
Press that supports the K-5 curriculum • Approximately 100 full-text, age appropriate magazines • Over
7,000 searchable, indexed images • A 5-year backfile that offers relevant and manageable results lists
Reference content in Kids InfoBits includes: • Kidbits, 3rd Ed. (Blackbirch Press) • The Blackbirch
Encyclopedia of Science and Invention • The Blackbirch Kid's Almanac of Geography • The Blackbirch
Kid's Visual Reference of the World • The Columbia Encyclopedia, 6th Edition (includes annual updates) •
Merriam-Webster's Elementary Dictionary • Animals with Jobs (KidHaven Press) • Creatures of the Sea
(KidHaven Press) • Endangered Animals and Habitats (Lucent Books) • Eye Opener series (Blackbirch
Press) • First Facts series (Blackbirch Press) • Natures Predators series (Blackbirch Press) • Returning to
Wildlife series (Blackbirch Press) • Tribes of Native America series (Blackbirch Press) • Wild series
(Blackbirch Press)
Kids InfoBits:
Literature Resource Center is the world’s most current, comprehensive, and
reliable online literature database. Uniquely relevant to today's curriculum, Literature Resource Center’s
rich critical, biographical and contextual materials support interdisciplinary approaches, information
literacy, and the development of critical thinking skills. Researchers at all levels will find the information
they need on authors and their works in all genres and disciplines, from all time periods and from around
the world. Included in Literature Resource Center: • Biographical entries on more than 135,000 authors,
from Contemporary Authors, Contemporary Authors New Revisions, Dictionary of Literary Biography,
Contemporary Literary Criticism and other Gale sources, providing detailed biographical, bibliographical
and contextual information about authors’ lives and works • More than 75,000 selected full-text critical
essays and reviews from Contemporary Literary Criticism, Classical and Medieval Literature Criticism,
Literature Criticism from 1400-1800, Nineteenth-Century Literature Criticism, Twentieth-Century Literary
Criticism, as well as Drama Criticism, Poetry Criticism, Shakespearean Criticism, Short Story Criticism
and Children’s Literature Review. • More than 11,000 overviews of frequently studied works, from sources
including Gale’s For Students series, Literature and Its Times and Characters in 20th-Century Fiction. •
More than 850,000 full-text articles, critical essays and reviews from over 390 scholarly journals and
literary magazines. • More than 30,000 full-text poems, short stories and plays. • More than 4,500
Literature Resource Center:
interviews. • Nearly 5,000 links to selected Web sites and more than 2,800 author portraits. • The ability to
identify groups of authors who share characteristics such as genre, time period, themes, nationality,
ethnicity and gender. • Merriam-Webster's® Encyclopedia of Literature, featuring 10,000 definitions of
literary terms. New and updated material is added continuously. Materials from forthcoming volumes of
Gale’s print literature series are added to Literature Resource Center throughout the year, along with fulltext journal articles and Web sites. Web sites are checked and death dates, major awards, major literary
works, newsworthy events and career-related events are added to biographical essays to keep content
accurate and reliable. Navigation & Functionality Literature Resource Center provides a "simple but rich"
user experience, which is designed to support the diverse needs and search habits of library users with: •
Easy and accurate results from the homepage whether searching on author names, titles or topics • Multiple
options to refine searches and browse indexes • "Tabbed" results reflect the way literature is studied and
encourages further exploration via related subjects links, searches within the source publication, and links
to other articles by the same person • Tools like Print, e-mail, Download, Citation Tools and Bookmark are
clearly and easily accessible • Browsable search indexes help users identify the most useful search terms
for their needs • Person Search and Works Search create representative lists of authors or works that share
characteristics like nationality, gender, genre, or century • Sort by Relevance, Publication Date and
Document Title Features include: • Improved usability based on extensive research into end-user needs •
Cross-searchability with resources such as LitFinder, Gale Virtual Reference Library, MLA International
Bibliography, Scribner Writers Series and Twayne's Authors Series. • Browse publications and other
search indexes • "How to Cite" feature with export to citation tools • Multiple options for sorting and
filtering results • Enhanced Person Search and Works Search options • ReadSpeaker audio technology •
And much more
Opposing Viewpoints in Context (OVIC) is the premier online resource
covering today’s hottest social issues, from Offshore Drilling to Climate Change, Health Care to
Unemployment. OVIC is cross-curricular and supports science, social studies, current events, and language
arts classes. Now in Cengage Learning’s new portal environment—which provides focused coverage of the
most-searched and studied topics—OVIC includes more than 250 topic or portal pages on the most
pressing issues of our time. Examples of portal pages include the Federal Budget Deficit, the Energy
Crises, Online Social Networks, Childhood Obesity, Bullying, Freedom of Speech, Coal, Organic Food,
and Judicial Activism. Broader categories covered in OVIC include: Business and Economics; Energy and
Environmentalism; Family Issues; Health and Medicine; Law and Politics; Science, Technology, and
Ethics; Society and Culture; and War and Diplomacy. OVIC also includes a category on the National
Debate Topic, providing quick and easy access to content on these frequently studied and discussed issues.
Additionally, multimedia is a key component of OVIC, and video, audio, interactive maps, and images are
featured prominently on the topic pages and in search results. • Portal pages are edited by a large staff of
experienced editors dedicated to ensuring the credibility, relevancy, and currency of OVIC. Editors
collaborate with a large network of contributors who are considered subject-matter experts in their
respective fields. • Portal pages cover the most-studied issues and are intended to provide students and
educators with a starting point for research:  The overview is hand-selected by editors and subject experts
and is intended to provide users with a comprehensive yet accessible summary of the issue o Featured
viewpoints are also hand-selected and are meant to be the “best of the best.” A special effort is made to
provide current selections that cover differing viewpoints on the issue. • OVIC topic pages include the
following content “buckets” or sections: viewpoints, reference, news, magazines, academic journals,
statistics, primary sources, websites, images, video, and audio. The first results that appear in content
buckets other than academic journals, magazines, and news are often hand-selected so that students and
Opposing Viewpoints in Context:
educators are able to quickly access some of the best and most authoritative content on a particular issue. •
Portal pages also include related topics to create connections between subjects. For example, the Gun
Control topic page in OVIC references the following related pages: Activism, Arms Trade, Crime, Gangs,
Guns and Violence, Juvenile Offenders, Media Violence, Right to Bear Arms, and School Violence.
More than 70 new portal pages have been added to OVIC since August 2010, including 6 new pages in
August:  Cancer  Espionage and Intelligence  Organic Food  Sexting  Socialism • On average,
between 6 and 8 new portal pages are added per month, with the goal of having more 345 topic pages by
June 2012. New portal topics focus primarily on U.S.-focused social issues from an American perspective.
Other considerations include hot topics in the news and other current events, top searches, customer input,
and national standards across major subject areas. • More than 2,000 videos have been added to OVIC
since August 2010, including:  Treating Eating Disorders  Homosexuality and the Church  The
Increase in Unemployment  The Slippery Slope of Texting  And more! • More than 80 new interactive
maps have been added since August 2010, including:  American Housing Collapse  Guns and Violence
 Online Education  Texting while Driving  And more! The Charleston Advisor is now publishing its
twelfth year and for the tenth consecutive year the journal is sponsoring a series of awards for the best and
worst electronic services and databases of interest to libraries. The awards are not necessarily limited to
products covered by TCA, but TCA reviews (if available) were consulted in the final consideration. These
awards are published on an annual basis. Members of the editorial board made the final selections in a
September 2010 conference call. Awards are given in a group of standard categories; special one-time
kudos are periodically given and labeled below as a “Special One Time” award. Most Improved Product:
Opposing Viewpoints in Context – Gale Cengage has come up not only with a new name for what was the
Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center, they have improved it as a learning tool. The editorial content is
great for the undergraduate rhetoric paper but where the older version required much explanation — both
of its value and method — Opposing Viewpoints in Context simplifies finding both textual and media
information on important controversial topics.
The critical thinking add-on module offers activities,
assessments and tools that encourage students to interact with, argue about, and analyze issues and
concepts, encouraging the next step of learning, beyond rote memorization. Additionally, students can use
Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center: Critical Thinking in a self-directed fashion, as a resource for group
projects and in a classroom environment. Students will master core curriculum content and develop skills
while engaging in the self-discovery of their opinions across a broad spectrum of issues. Fully aligned with
today’s learning goals, the critical thinking module bolsters students’ advanced applied-thinking
capabilities with these 18 important 21st century skills: • Evaluating the credibility of information sources •
Distinguishing relevant from irrelevant facts • Distinguishing fact from opinion • Recognizing
contradictions • Recognizing bias • Clarifying issues, conclusions, or beliefs • Developing criteria for
evaluation: clarifying values and standards • Analyzing arguments, interpretations, beliefs, or theories •
Identifying assumptions • Making plausible inferences, predictions, or interpretations • Analyzing or
evaluating actions or policies • Comparing analogous situations: transferring insights to new contexts •
Recognizing cause and effect • Demonstrating reasoned judgment • Identifying alternatives • Exploring
implications and consequences • Generating or assessing solutions • Drawing and testing conclusions
Released in March 2002, Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center continues to be recognized for its
excellent content and design: • Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center: Critical Thinking was a finalist for
two prestigious CODiE Awards by the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA): Best Social
Studies Instructional Solution and Best Reading/English Instructional Solution. In 2007 Opposing
Viewpoints Resource Center was a finalist for the CODiE Award for Best Education Reference or Search
Opposing Viewpoints in Context & Crit. Thinking:
Service. (Critical Thinking is an add-on module to Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center that provides
students with challenging activities, quizzes, and audio entries to promote information literacy and
encourage interaction, problem-solving, and critical thinking.) • In the January 2008 edition of the
Charleston Advisor, Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center scored the following out of 5 in these
categories: Content: 5 Searchability: 4 Pricing: 5 Contract Options: 5 Composite score: 4-3/4 The James
Madison University reviewers concluded: "Speaking from the academic library standpoint, the way
EBSCO’s Points of View broke every issue into the two-sided `Point' and `Counterpoint' was not
desirable––some issues certainly have more than two sides. While the content of the essays did not
overlook additional dimensions, the initial presentation of the content as two-sided is unfortunate. By
contrast, Opposing Viewpoints’ articles, with titles like `Adult Stem Cells Are More Promising than
embryonic Stem Cells' present various perspectives in their own right, rather than terming them `pro' or
`con.' Perhaps the two product titles, `Points of View” and `Opposing Viewpoints,' would be more accurate
if reversed! As a result, the information on Gale’s OVRC came across as more authoritative and of higher
quality." • Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center/Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center: Critical
Thinking received an A+ in a School Library Journal back-to-school review (September 1, 2007) of 6
"controversial" databases: “Report Card: Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center goes above and beyond
what most would expect from a database with both teacher-centric and student-focused resources that
expand the research experience. Unique MP3 access options and curriculum-focused resources take this
library resource into the classroom and well beyond the four walls of the school making this database
worthy of an A+.” Read the full article:
A rich library of video clips and print resources to ensure school improvement efforts
are “idea driven” and focused on critical issues: o The Art and Science of Teaching o Best Practices in
Action (critical thinking skills, motivation and building resiliency) o The Brain and Learning o Curriculum
Mapping o Differentiated Instruction o English Language Learners o Formative Assessment o High
Schools at Work o Literacy Strategies o The Whole Child  Get continuous connection to video
demonstrations and other information on research-based classroom practices. o Rate the videos and print
resources so others in your learning group can see how you and your colleagues are benefiting from the
content.  A familiar easy-to-use interface and an on-screen host.  Drawn from authoritative sources
including: Robert J. Marzano, Carol Ann Tomlinson, Heidi Hayes Jacobs, Virginia Rojas, Doug Fisher,
Sue Brookhart and Joe DiMartino.
ASCD PD in Focus:
Science in Context (SCIC) supports high school curricula and university coursework
and features authoritative information for science assignments and projects. From earth science and life
science, to space, technology, mathematics, science history, and biography, this curriculum-oriented online
experience is designed to boost achievement for students and researchers and assist educators in creating
lesson plans and units of study. Now in Cengage Learning’s new portal environment—which provides
focused coverage of the most-searched and studied topics—SCIC includes more than 485 topic or portal
pages. Portal pages fall into the following types: topic and person. Examples of portal pages include:
Endangered Species, Stem Cells and Stem Cell Research, Forensic Science, Chemical Compounds,
Earthquakes, Leonardo da Vinci, Stephen Hawking, Big Bang, Theory, Cancer, Green Engineering,
Weather Modeling, Human Geography, and more. Broader categories covered in SCIC include: Biology,
Chemistry, Earth and Environmental Science, Health and Medicine, Math and Technology, and Physics
and Astronomy. Two new categories—Scientists and General Science—were added in spring 2011. SCIC
provides a premium selection of reference titles, including Chemical Elements, Encyclopedia of
Science in Context:
Endangered Species, Genetics, Space Sciences, When Technology Fails, World of Biology, World of
Forensic Science, and many more. It also includes more than 440 periodicals and newspapers. Multimedia
is also a key component of SCIC, and video, audio, and images are featured prominently on the topic pages
and in search results. • Portal pages are edited by a large staff of experienced editors dedicated to ensuring
the credibility, relevancy, and currency of SCIC. Editors collaborate with a large network of contributors
who are considered subject-matter experts in their respective fields. • Portal pages cover the most-studied
subjects and are intended to provide students and educators with a starting point for research:  The
overview is hand-selected by editors and subject experts and is intended to provide users with a
comprehensive yet accessible summary of the topic  Featured Content is also hand-selected and is meant
to be the “best of the best.” A special effort is made to provide selections that cover all aspects of the topic,
include a good mix of content types, create relationships between topics, and truly put the topic into
context for students. • Generally speaking, SCIC topic pages can include the following content “buckets”
or sections, depending on the topic page type: reference, experiments, academic journals, magazines, news,
video, audio, images, and websites. The first results that appear in content buckets other than academic
journals, magazines, and news are often hand-selected so that students and educators are able to quickly
access some of the best and most authoritative content on a particular subject. • Portal pages also include
related topics to create connections between subjects. For example, the Global Warming and Climate
Change topic page in SCIC references the following topics: Carbon Dioxide, Climate and Weather,
Deforestation, Greenhouse Effect and Greenhouse Gases, and Ice Ages. • 97 new portal pages have been
added since August 2010, with 24 added in September 2011, including:  Stephen Hawking  Dian
Fossey  Rene Descartes  Sharks  Jellyfish  Extremophiles  Animal Testing  Rare Earth Elements
 Schizophrenia  And more • Continuous updating of core content sets is ongoing; this includes titles
such as Gale Encyclopedia of Science, World of Biology, Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine, World of
Chemistry, Earth Sciences, and more. For example, 71 entries were updated in August 2011. • On average,
between 4 and 6 new portal pages are added per month, with the goal of having more 425 topic pages by
June 2011. New portal topics are primarily driven by the science curriculum and focus on 1) core science
areas and science standards, 2) top searches, 3) hot topics in science (from a scientific viewpoint, not issues
driven), and 4) customer and advisor/user group input. • More than 170 hand-picked websites have been
added to SCIC since August 2010. • Images, videos, and audio files are continuously added.
Aimed at middle school and high school students, Student Resource Center
has all of the award-winning resources that you’ve come to expect from Gale®, including content based on
national curriculum standards in major subject areas such as history, literature, science and social studies.
It also comes with the ability to quickly and easily find relevant search results across all Gale electronic
products — in one seamless search — with Gale’s PowerSearch™. Students are able to access a variety of
resources that will help them conduct research, complete assignments, create presentations and more, with
content and curriculum-focused tools that include: • Read Speaker auditory articles • More than eight
million full-text articles from one thousandfour hundred periodicals and newspapers • More than 4,000
proprietary of primary documents • Hundreds of plays and poems • Multimedia content, which includes
podcasts, video and audio clips, and thousands of flags, maps and seals and photographs • More than
63,000 topic overviews, biographies, and pieces of literary criticism • Content level recommendations for
reference articles (Basic, Intermediate and Advanced) to help readers choose appropriate content for their
abilities and teachers to assign differentiated articles on the same topic • Research Tools and Research
Guide that tie information literacy skills to use of the resource center New to Student Resource Center are
robust features specifically targeted to students and educators, including: • A user-friendly interface that
captures student interest and provides a consistent user experience across Gale K-12 databases • A national
Student Resource Center Jr.:
and state curriculum standards search, correlated to the content, that allows educators to quickly identify
material by grade and discipline • Configurable Lexile reading levels for periodicals that support reading
initiatives and testing (where does this functionality appear?) • Curriculum topic trees on Student Resource
Center’s home page feature one-click access to the hottest, most-searched topics in each major curriculum
area • "Keyword in context" within results list that allows users to easily determine relevance of each
search result • Podcast feeds, starting with weekly presidential radio broadcasts, with more than 13,300
podcasts (I don’t see these in Jr. There are audio files but only about 500), including the weekly
presidential radio address and podcasts from such premier NPR programs as Morning Edition, All Things
Considered, and Talk of the Nation. Also included are podcasts from NBC Nightly News, Meet the Press
and many more Premier reference content includes Career Information Center, Student Resource Center
Health Module, American Journey Series primary sources and American Decades. New reference content
is added on an ongoing basis, and new full-text periodical and newspaper articles are added every day.
More than 550 600 reference volumes including: • African American Almanac • Epics for Students • Gale
Encyclopedia of Multicultural America: Primary Sources • Hispanic American Almanac • Junior
Worldmark Encyclopedia of Foods and Recipes of the World • Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of
Mexican States • Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of Nations • Shakespeare for Students Student Resource
Center is available on Gale’s PowerSearch platform, which has many advanced features including: (I can’t
speak to it’s appearance or functionality on PowerSearch but maybe some of the stuff I didn’t see above is
available through PoweSearch.) • Bread crumb navigation — Allows users to see where they are in a
search by displaying the sequence of pages navigated • Translation feature — Allows users to translate
documents into Spanish, French, Japanese, German, Italian, Portuguese and simplified Chinese and Korean
with more to come • Configurable Google© image search — Helps students easily search for additional
images • Publication Search — Gives researchers the ability to search for a single edition, volume, or issue
of a particular publication and retrieve all of its available documents • Subject Guide Search — Gives
students the ability to browse a listing of subjects, people, products, locations and organizations that
contain the words entered • How to Cite feature—Allows users to generate citation information using a
style of their choice With the migration of Student Resource Center Junior to Gale’s PowerSearch platform
in May 2006, the database now includes the following features: • A new student-friendly interface that
includes features targeted to students and educators • Cross-searching capabilities that allow students to
quickly and easily find relevant search results across all Gale electronic products in one seamless search •
National and state curriculum standards search with correlated content that allows educators to quickly
identify material by grade and discipline. Curriculum Standards in SRC Junior include: National Standards
(Grades 6-12) for Technology, Language Arts, Science, and Social Studies, and State Standards (Grades 612) for Language Arts, Science, and Social Studies. • Lexile reading levels for periodicals to support
reading initiatives and testing • Popular topic picklist and curriculum topic trees that provide one-click
access to the hottest, most-searched topics in each curriculum area. The curriculum area topic trees include
Cultures, Geography, Literature, Science, U.S. History, and World History. • “Keyword in context” within
results list that offers students a glimpse into articles so they can easily determine the relevancy of each
search result • Translation feature that allows users to translate documents into Spanish, French, Japanese,
German, Italian, Portuguese, simplified Chinese, and Korean
Student Resources in Context (SRIC) offers easy access to award-winning
content based on national curriculum standards. SRIC is interdisciplinary by nature and covers the major
subject areas, including biography, geography, history, government, literature, science and health, and
social studies, allowing students to create connections between subject areas and to truly put topics into
larger cultural, social, and historical context. SRIC includes more than 530 topic or portal pages across
Student Resources in Context:
broad categories such as History, Science, and Literature. SRIC provides a premium selection of reference
titles, including Encyclopedia of World Biography, Discovering Authors, Gale Encyclopedia of Science,
UXL Biographies, American Decades, World of Health, Gale Encyclopedia of U.S. History, numerous
Worldmark encyclopedias, and many more.
Junior Reference Collection is the ideal curriculum-based database for
students in upper elementary and middle school grades. Students have quick access to accurate information
on the most-studied subjects: science, literature, arts, biographies and general reference among others. The
information in this online database enhances and encourages the education process by providing userfriendly tools for classroom research and independent study. With Junior Reference Collection, students
have current, relevant, organized, and easy-to-read information at their fingertips. The entries are thorough,
in depth, and written in clear, concise terms at an appropriate reading level. Junior Reference Collection
adheres to national and state curriculum standards while providing access from the classroom, library
media center or home 24 hours a day. With more than 17,000 biographies, topic overviews, plot summaries
and primary sources, this one-stop database for in-depth coverage of middle grades curriculum subjects
eliminates guesswork from student research and places the emphasis on success. Multimedia content
includes video and audio clips and thousands of flags, maps, seals and photographs. Content level
recommendations (Basic, Intermediate, and Advanced) help readers choose appropriate content for their
abilities. Research tools and a Research Guide tie information literacy skills to use of the database.
Curriculum topic trees on Junior Reference Collection’s home page feature one-click access to the hottest,
most-searched topics in each major curriculum area. Armed with only the best information, students can
place their studies into context and develop informed perspectives on past and current world events and
address tomorrow's issues and trends.
Junior Reference Collection:
The Discovering Collection offers easy access to award-winning content based on
curriculum standards. Covering the major subject areas, including history, literature, science and social
studies, Discovery Collection provides a premium selection of reference, primary documents and
multimedia, including hours of video and audio clips. • Available on the Gale PowerSearch platform,
allowing users to quickly and easily find relevant search results across all Gale electronic products – in one
seamless search. • Student-friendly user interface includes features targeted to students and educators such
as curriculum Topic Trees and Curriculum Standards Search. • National and state curriculum standards
search with correlated content allows educators to quickly identify material by grade and discipline.
Curriculum Standards in DC include: National Standards (Grades 6-12) for Technology, Language Arts,
Science and Social Studies and State Standards (Grades 6-12) for Language Arts, Science and Social
Studies. • The popular topic picklist and the Topic Tree buttons on Discovery Collection’s home page
provide one-click access to the hottest, most-searched topics in each major curriculum area. • “Keyword in
context” within results lists offers users a glimpse into the article so they can easily determine the
relevance of each search result. • Allows users to translate documents into Spanish, French, Japanese,
German, Italian, Portuguese, simplified Chinese and Korean. • Covers all major subject areas: literature,
history, science and health, geography and cultures, and biography. • Contains more than 510 volumes of
over 75 proprietary Gale, U*X*L and Primary Source Media titles (worth over $60,000). Included in the
database are 16,800 topic overviews, 28,000 biographies, more than 3,000 plot summaries on the most
widely studied works of literature and 13,500 pieces of literary criticism. • Includes hundreds of primary
documents from the American Journey Series, including The African American Experience, Civil Rights
in America and Women in America. • Includes hundreds of plays and poems widely studied by students,
Discovering Collection:
including Shakespeare’s Macbeth, Robert Frost’s “The Road Not Taken” and Dylan Thomas’s “Do Not
Go Gentle into That Good Night.” • Includes more than six hours of audio and video clips, nearly 3,000
flags, maps and seals and nearly 16,000 photographs. • Content level recommendations (basic,
intermediate, and advanced) to help readers choose appropriate content for their abilities; Research Tools
and Research Guide that ties information literacy skills to use of the database; and more than 1,700 study
guide questions to promote understanding. • New reference content added on an ongoing basis. Grzimek's acclaimed 17volume Animal Life Encyclopedia is the print standard for conventional animal reference collections. But
students and researchers today need dynamic resources that foster discussion and critical thinking. That's
why Grzimek and Gale offer an online solution that sets the benchmark for comprehensive and credible
animal information while facilitating interaction. Grzimek's Animal Life is a perfect example of the new
generation of resources from Gale designed with users in mind. Constantly updated with facts, figures,
news and views, this image-rich resource is a true educational experience where a quick trip to find
specific information can lead to the desire to explore and learn more. This fall, users will be inspired by: •
Unequaled coverage — more than 4,000 species categorized by Amphibians, Birds, Fish, Insects,
Invertebrates, Mammals and Reptiles, including information on evolution, habitat, behavior, range and
more • Authoritative, peer-reviewed content — updated regularly by a worldwide network of experts •
Ease of use — immersive tools like interactive range maps and an intuitive interface let users discover
while also supporting serious academic research • Media richness — thousands of photos, maps, videos,
audio tracks and more • Convenient learning tools – translation into 11 languages; ReadSpeaker text-tospeech translations; ability to download, print, bookmark and share through popular social networking and
other online application • Planned enhancements include – curriculum correlations and tools to connect
experts, educators and students
Grzimek's Animal Life Online:
Books & Authors is specially designed to complement the browsing habits of today's
Web user, integrating easy-to-follow menus that allow users to broaden and narrow their searches
according to author, title, series, awards and other criteria. An "if you like" search connects readers to
themes and genres that may have otherwise gone unnoticed. At the same time, its meticulously edited
database — developed by a team of genre experts – delivers up-to-date, reliable information not found in
the random and unverified results of the Web. It's a "best of both worlds" arrangement that combines the
depth of Gale expertise in literature with the Internet's unique capacity to create, build and foster
communities of readers. Readers can use Books & Authors to enhance the experience of the book they are
reading; dig deeper into its themes and origins; or learn how the author's life and times contributed to the
work. Ideal for reading groups and book clubs, Books & Authors is also a valuable reference source for
public libraries that serve everyone from students and professionals to the casual reader.
Books and Authors:
Contemporary Authors® Online offers your students and patrons continuous
access to current biographical and bibliographical data on more than 120,000 modern authors, while
eliminating your need for product storage. Each Contemporary Authors® Online entry contains the most
complete and up-to-date entry, accessible through an easy-to-use interface with a variety of search paths to
help you locate the information you need quickly and efficiently. You can easily search for an author by
name, title of work, subject/genre, nationality, date and place of birth, honors, awards and much more.
Added to the database annually are approximately 3,000 new entries and 1,000 full-entry updates from the
Contemporary Authors:
Contemporary Authors® and Contemporary Authors® New Revision Series print volumes. Look for
recent information on J.K. Rowling, Isaac Asimov, Isabel Allende, Joyce Carol Oates, Michael Crichton,
Derek Walcott, Dave Barry, Toni Morrison, Neil Simon, and many others. In addition, Contemporary
Authors® Online offers continuously updated information on the most active authors in this database.
Included are author-provided updates, expanded entries, bibliographies, awards, and recent update
Since the appearance of the first volume of Contemporary Literary
Criticism (CLC) in 1973, researchers have grown to depend upon the RUSA (Reference Users Services
Association) award-winning reference work for critiques of key contemporary works. With Contemporary
Literary Criticism Select, you have the benefits of Internet access to extensive biographical and critical
information combined with subject-term accessibility and other powerful search options. And, with an
integrated index that extends to every print volume in this expansive series, cross-referencing is a snap.
Users will find that Contemporary Literary Criticism Select offers many new advantages when accessing
literary criticism information: • Search by author name, title, subject/genre, critic name or a full-text search
to find information quickly • Combine search criteria to target results • Access from any Web-capable
computer (including 24-hour remote access) • Data updates are automatic -- no download or discs to
handle Contemporary Literary Criticism Select encompasses more than 600 significant authors and
includes more than 266 major retrospective authors re-crafted from the series' earlier volumes. Updates
occur bi-monthly
Contemporary Literary Criticism Select:
This award-winning series is dedicated to making literature and its
creators better understood and more accessible to students and interested readers, while satisfying the
standards of librarians, teachers and scholars. Dictionary of Literary Biography, now available online,
provides reliable information in an easily comprehensible format, while placing writers in the larger
perspective of literary history. While Dictionary of Literary Biography will continue to be an important
reference work in print, the addition of online access extends the functionality of this rich reference
resource and make it available to smaller collections. Dictionary of Literary Biography addresses your
patrons' needs for overall indexing and subject term accessibility of this extensive series, helping them
locate multiple entries for the same author within the print series or enter a subject term to find writers by a
genre or topic. Dictionary of Literary Biography also offers researchers many new channels to access the
information they're looking for. These comprehensive search options include: • Author name • Title •
Subjects • Birth and death dates • Nationality • Ethnicity • Gender • Full Text Additionally, you can search
for essays on publishing houses and literary topics. You can search a single parameter or combine several
for a detailed search on a selected author. And intratext hyperlinks to other notable authors encourage the
exploration and study of other authors in Dictionary of Literary Biography. Here's a few of the many
authors highlighted in Dictionary of Literary Biography: • James Agee • William Burroughs • Don DeLillo
• William Faulkner • Gail Godwin • Jerzy Kosinski • Margaret Mitchell • Toni Morrison • Amy Tan •
Booth Tarkington
Dictionary of Literary Biography:
The flagship of Gale’s full-text collections of literary works, LitFinder brings the works in
today’s literary canon—and those aspiring to it—online, in an easy to use database. The works and
citations available in LitFinder cover all time periods and are international in scope and chosen as moststudied and representative of the time period they represent. LitFinder provides the opportunity for
complete appreciation and study of great literary works by offering access to more than 150,000 full-text
poems, 850,000 poem citations and excerpts, 5,000 full-text short stories, 2,800 full-text essays, 1,800 fulltext speeches, and 1,000 full-text plays and more. As a stand-alone resource, or as a fantastic complement
to Gale's Literature Resource Center, LitFinder puts complete works — and additional information sources
such as biographies, essays and explanations — into the hands and minds of students and researchers for
further study, evaluation and enjoyment.
Scribner Writers Series contains signed, scholarly 15-20 page articles on authors from a
range of Scribner Writers series, including: British Writers, American Writers, African American Writers,
African Writers, European Writers, Latin American Writers, Modern American Women Writers, Mystery
and Suspense Writers, Poets: American and British, Science Fiction Writers, Supernatural Fiction Writers,
and Writers for Young Adults
Scribner Writers:
Gale is proud to announce the latest innovation in database research. The
Shakespeare Collection -- a global, online environment for scholarly research -- offers enriched
functionality and entirely new possibilities for the study of Shakespeare and his works. Quite simply, The
Shakespeare Collection is the subject's most comprehensive and authoritative online resource, bringing
together general reference data, full-text scholarly periodicals, reprinted criticism, primary source material
and the full-text annotated works from The Arden Shakespeare, the world's most recognized scholarly
edition. More specifically, this new online environment offers: • The Arden full-text annotated scholarly
editions of the complete works of Shakespeare, together with the introduction and critical essays and
appendices included in each Arden edition • Full-text criticism on Shakespeare, his works and performance
• Full-text journals focusing on a range of literary and interdisciplinary topics, such as the Renaissance,
Elizabethan studies, Early Modern English studies, film studies and much more • Selections from Primary
Source Microfilm's Prompt book collections • Proprietary reference related to Shakespeare's works, social
and historical context relevant to the study of the works and more
Shakespeare Collection:
Powerful search functions and an easy-to-use interface make What Do I Read
Next? the most powerful readers' advisory tool available today. Researchers of all ages will enjoy the
expertise of specialists, critics and librarians to find the best examples of internationally known fiction and
nonfiction. Gale gives you and your users over 115,000 titles, more than 62,500 plot summaries, 561
awards titles, recommended reading lists and biographical information. Most books included in What Do I
Read Next? must be an award-winner, a best seller or have appeared on a recommended reading list.
Genres include inspirational, mystery, romance, science fiction, fantasy, horror, western and historical
novels, general fiction, classic fiction and nonfiction. The user-friendly software includes custom, in-depth
search options by title, author, subject, genre, locale and more. This unique readers' advisory tool allows
you to: • Identify new books to enjoy that meet a personalized reading profile • Create customized reading
lists by using the "Keeper List" function • Conduct a "Find Similar" title search or view the list of similar
titles supplied by genre experts • Hyperlink between titles and recommended reading and award lists, and
between series entries and the titles in the series • A monthly highlights page allows the user to see
selections of award winners, upcoming titles, and titles that revolve around different subjects each month
What Do I Read Next?:
Academic ASAP covers everything from art and literature to economics and the sciences.
This resource for academic research integrates the full text of publications from across the disciplines and
Academic ASAP:
now includes vocational-technical titles used by community college students, filling a specific need for
curriculum-oriented collections. Academic ASAP provides indexing for more than 1,400 periodicals and
nearly 700 in full text. The combination of full text for scholarly journals and selected general interest titles
for smaller academic libraries is ideal. Academic OneFile is the premier source for
peer-reviewed, full-text articles from more than 14,500 of the world's leading journals and reference
sources. With extensive coverage of the physical sciences, technology, medicine, social sciences, the arts,
theology, literature and other subjects, Academic OneFile is both authoritative and comprehensive. With
millions of articles available in both PDF and HTML full-text with no restrictions, both undergraduate and
graduate researchers are able to find accurate information quickly. The focus of Academic OneFile is to
provide libraries with content that compliments their existing collections, without duplicating them. The
majority of the content in Academic OneFile is peer-reviewed content that is unique to Gale. Gale’s
agreements with publishers like Sage and Mary Ann Liebert, Inc. provide unrestricted access to content
that typically is only available through direct subscriptions with the publisher. Gale is not interested in
duplicating large collections and then imposing lengthy embargoes. Instead, we focus on developing longterm relationships with publishers that allow Gale to provide access without embargoes. Gale is also
focused on providing full-text access to content that is cited or included in major bibliographic indices. The
chart below illustrates Gale’s progress in securing content included in some of these indices. This list is not
inclusive of all the indices that Gale focuses on. In addition to all of the traditional services available
through InfoTrac, Gale is proud to announce a number of unique resources offered through collaboration
with Thomson Scientific. Mutual subscribers of Academic OneFile and Thomson Scientific's Web of
Science® and Journal Citation Reports® are provided seamless access to cited references, digital object
identifier (DOI) links, and additional article-level metadata. Users are also able to view the impact factor
history for selected journals. Further, Thomson Scientific customers will be able to pull the full-text of an
article directly from their InfoTrac subscription. This close collaboration allows fully integrated and
seamless access to the best in, full-text academic content and the indexing around it. Academic OneFile
can also be seamlessly accessed through Google Scholar. Through a special partnership with Google, users
are able to activate Academic OneFile links through Google Scholar’s advanced preferences. Academic
OneFile also includes a linking arrangement with JSTOR for archival access to a number of periodicals.
This product, like all other products on the PowerSearch platform, maintains full OpenURL compliance for
e-journal and subscription access. Academic OneFile features a fully updated, intuitive interface -providing multiple pathways to key information. Featuring the latest technology available on the
groundbreaking PowerSearch® platform, this essential resource is versatile and easy to use.
Academic OneFile: This collection of more
than 1300 periodicals and thousands of education reports is a great resource for any educator -- from the
school teacher and administrator to those studying in the field at the collegiate and graduate level.
Educator's Reference Complete includes the full ERIC database and provides full-text results for nearly
half of the journal titles found in ERIC. This database covers multiple levels of education from preschool
to college and every educational specialty – such as technology, bilingual education, health education and
testing. Educator's Reference Complete also focuses on issues in administration, funding and policy.
Educator's Reference Complete:
Expanded Academic ASAP: The scope and depth of
coverage in Expanded Academic ASAP will satisfy the broad spectrum of students, faculty and graduate
researchers who depend on your library for answers every day. Balanced coverage is available through
more than 5500 indexed and nearly 3200 full-text titles in a wide variety of disciplines including: social
science journals, humanities journals, science and technology journals, national news periodicals, general
interest magazines, newswires, The New York Times and many others. More than 3700 journals are
refereed, and more than 20 years of backfile coverage is included with your subscription. And now,
through a unique partnership between Gale and IngentaConnect, InfoTrac Web provides seamless access to
electronic journals in a familiar, easy-to-use interface. The integrated collection allows searching and
access to articles from more than 6,000 scholarly journals, based on the institution’s subscriptions. Access
to IngentaConnect content is free of charge to customers of Expanded Academic ASAP.
General Reference Center provides access to an integrated set of general
interest sources: magazines, newspaper articles, children's magazines, almanacs, encyclopedias,
dictionaries, reference books and more. With more than 1,000 full-text titles specifically selected for public
libraries, you won't have any frustrated off-site users complaining about access. Because your researchers
need complete answers to general reference questions — anytime, anywhere — there's General Reference
Center. A 20-year backfile is integrated and included with your subscription. And with InfoTrac's linking
between source types, it's easy for users to find comprehensive answers in one seamless, self-directed
search process.
General Reference Center: Middle-school students have unique needs
when it comes to researching and preparing papers, projects and presentations. InfoTrac Junior Edition was
created by Gale with them in mind. Here they’ll find age-appropriate, reliable content from magazines,
newspapers and reference books, all easily accessed from a kid-friendly interface. All of which makes
InfoTrac Junior Edition the ideal alternative to the random, often inaccurate results that come from Web
surfing. From science, history and literature to politics, sports and the environment, InfoTrac Junior
Edition delivers results. And with 24- hour unlimited access, students can get those results from school,
library or home. This database is 100% full text. COMPREHENSIVE COVERAGE • More than 200 fulltext titles • Thousands of articles from periodicals that are updated daily • Full-text content from reference
books like World Almanac and Book of Facts, and more • Hundreds of country, state, and province maps
WHAT WILL STUDENTS FIND? • Subject, Keyword, and Advanced searches to broaden or narrow
results • “Did You Mean” feature for incorrect spellings • Search Alerts • Limited searches to newspapers,
magazines, encyclopedias, maps and more • Two Merriam-Webster’s® dictionaries for fast look-ups • A
homework-helping Toolbox A POWERFUL ENGINE InfoTrac Junior Edition’s state-of-the-art features
are powered by InfoTrac, Gale’s robust search engine. The superior InfoTrac subject guide helps students
retrieve results relevant to their search. They can choose documents by type or by narrowed subject.
InfoTrac Junior Edition is just the right size for middle-schoolers — delivering targeted results that will not
overwhelm them. The bookmark link that appears on your results page means you can bookmark the page
for future reference, copy it into an e-mail message or embed it into a Web page. Because you can
bookmark at the “search” level, a particular search can be updated daily — ideal for researching current
events. Bookmarks are also useful for creating reading lists, course reserves, links to periodical or
newspaper sources, lesson plans and much more.
Info Trac Jr. Ed.:
Info Trac Student Ed.: InfoTrac Student Edition is designed
to handle student requests and delivers results for both wide-ranging and narrowly targeted searches.
Logical search paths and context-sensitive help screens assure students that the information they retrieve is
information they can use, making InfoTrac Student Edition — the ideal alternative to the random and often
inaccurate results that can come from Web surfing. Comprehensive coverage Offer your students full-text
content from 14 reference books, including: • Asimov’s Chronology of Science & Discovery • The
Columbia Encyclopedia • Encyclopedia of American Facts and Dates • Merriam-Webster’s Biographical
Dictionary • World Almanac and Book of Facts The collection also includes: • More than 1300 full-text
titles in total • More than 10 million articles from periodicals that are updated daily • Hundreds of maps to
complement papers, projects, and presentations What will students find? • Subject, Keyword and
Advanced searches to broaden or narrow results • Limited searches to newspapers, magazines,
encyclopedias, maps and more • Three Merriam-Webster’s dictionaries for fast look-ups • A homeworkhelping Toolbox Expand your library's services to meet the needs of
the growing Hispanic population in your community with ¡Informe! Created exclusively for Spanishspeaking users, this full-text electronic reference tool is the first system to provide indexing, images and
full text of popular Hispanic magazines -- not just translations. Vocabulary terms are based on the
expressions Spanish-speakers commonly use, allowing users to easily navigate through the database
without experiencing inaccurate search terms. The titles include popular news magazines, key newspapers
from throughout the Spanish-speaking world, and more scholarly journals, providing something for
Professional Collection is a custom selection of more than 300 full-text journals for
educators that is updated daily and provides 24 hour access from school or home. The Professional
Collection offers balanced coverage for any professional educator: • Arts and Humanities • Child and
Adolescent Psychology and Development • Drug and Alcohol Abuse • Health/Nutrition/Fitness • Learning
Disabilities • Literature • School Law • Science and Technology • Social Sciences • Sports/Athletic
Prof. Collection:
The Times Digital Archive, the first of several online digitized newspapers
from Gale's highly anticipated Historical Newspapers Archive initiative. By taking our microfilm
collection of The Times (London) and turning it into a high-resolution digital format with searchable
images, The Times Digital Archive presents online access to one of the most highly regarded resources for
the study of 19th- and 20th-century history. With The Times Digital Archive, researchers now have an
unparalleled opportunity to search and view the best-known and most cited newspaper in the world online
in its original published context. Every complete page of every issue of The Times (London) from 1785 to
1985. Every headline, article and image. Every front page, editorial, birth and death notice, advertisement
and classified ad that appeared within the pages of The Times (London) will be easily accessible from
what promises to be a complete virtual chronicle of history for this period.
The Times Digital Archive:
Users of Questia High School have 24/7 access to this online collection of
14,000+ copyrighted books, digitized from cover to cover to include full text, and ranked by Lexile level.
Each subscriber logs in with an individual user name and password for access to his/her personal
workspace that includes research tools for advanced searching, book marking, highlighting in six colors,
Questia HS & Achieve Bundle:
note-taking, and automatic citation and bibliography generation. The American Heritage Dictionary, a
thesaurus, and World Encyclopedia are also included.
The CLCD, LLC, (Children’s Literature Comprehensive Database): offers Internet
based reader’s advisory, acquisition, research, and reference services, with 2.300,000
MARC records and more than 400,000 reviews of children’s books, multimedia, audio
books, etc, from 40 sources. Also included are over 120,000 jacket images and thousands
of author, illustrator, and curriculum (discussion guides, teaching guides, lesson plans,
etc.) links. Subscribers can search the full text searchable database for specific titles,
authors, or subjects and see the associated reviews, reading and interest levels (including
Lexiles, Accelerated Reading, and Reading Counts), prepare annotated
lists/bibliographies, and locate and download MARC records. Searches may be made
precise through qualifiers such as age, grade, publisher, publication date, series, genre,
etc. In addition to the review data, the CLCD database has information about thousands
of books that have been recognized as having particular merit. . A monthly newsletter and
themed reviews are also available.
Columbia Gazetteer of the
World Online
The Gazetteer continues with its core function as an authoritative
encyclopedia of geographical places and features. But this
revised and expanded edition of the Gazetteer includes updated
population data, restructuring of political units within countries,
coverage of devastation caused by wars, and of alteration of
landscape through natural processes and human activities.
Columbia International Affairs Online remains a leader in providing its
users with the best and most peer-reviewed texts on international
Columbia International Affairs affairs. More than 250 leading academic and research institutions,
publishers, government agencies, and journals worldwide contribute to
Online (CIAO)
the site with over 500,000 pages of working papers, policy briefs,
books, journal articles, and case studies in the field of international
relations. To see the latest in what think tanks are thinking, please click
Columbia Granger's World of
Columbia Granger’s World of Poetry continues to provide an
authoritative reference for anthologized poetry, over 450,000
citations in all. With the launch of our redesigned resource, we now
provide over 250,000 full text poems, 1,000 poem commentaries,
600 glossary terms, approximately 500 poet biographies, and fulltext of 14 essential Columbia University Press titles of poetry history
and criticism. An extensively rebuilt advanced search engine
envisions searching beyond the usual author, title, words in poem
and subject by also supporting searching by gender, language,
nationality, poem form, schools and movements, era, and nationality.
Youth Edition
Premium Subscription provides political, economic, cultural, historical, and
demographic information, data and news on the world's 195 countries via the
Country Reviews, Country Wire, CountryWatch Data, Maps, Political
Intelligence Wire, and the Global Guide.
The CountryWatch Youth Edition is a combination of background
information on world's 195 countries providing current events coverage, a
guide to the formation of countries within global context, curriculum-based
resources, and colorful international images.
Now in its 80th year, The CQ Researcher is the choice of librarians and
researchers seeking original, comprehensive reporting and analysis on issues
shaping our world. Used by students and other researchers who need to
complete an assignment, prepare for a debate, or become a quick expert on a
topic, each 12,000-word report is a unique work, investigated and written by a
seasoned journalist. Published 44 times a year, the single-themed CQ
Researcher report offers in-depth, non-biased coverage of political and social
CQ Researcher issues, with regular reports on topics in health, international affairs, education,
the environment, technology and the U.S. economy. The CQ Researcher can be
read in its entirety or by section, which includes a background and chronology;
an assessment of the current situation; tables and maps; pro/con statements
from representatives of opposing positions; and bibliographies of key sources.
Grade Levels: 9-12. CQ Researcher
Online The CQ Researcher is your complete source for in-depth analysis
reporting on the most current and controversial issues of the day.
CQ Global
Like the CQ Researcher, CQ Global Researcher presents issues in a digestible,
easy-to-access format featuring numerous maps, charts, and other graphics,
plus popular sections such as "Current Situation," "Pro/Con," and a new
section, "Voices from Abroad." CQ Global Researcher is published monthly,
with each report covering a pressing political, social, environmental, or
regional issue from around the globe.
The A to Z guide to all of the who, what, where, and why of American
Encyclopedia of
Government. Comprehensive reference source for all three U.S. government
branches and based on the popular CQ Press print series: A-Z Congress,
Supreme Court, Presidency and Supreme Court.
EasyBib: School Edition is a tool that helps students intuitively manage citations and
research. It features a bibliography composer, note-taking, outlining and paper writing
platforms. EasyBib helps students avoid plagiarism, assess source credibility, and
synthesize information, allowing educators to effectively teach critical information
literacy skills. Recommended for grades 3-12. Compatible with all browsers.
EBSCO Publishing
Art Museum Image Gallery: This easy-to-use database offers non-profit institutions
unparalleled access to thousands of high-quality art images and related multimedia.
Drawing on the collections of distinguished museums around the world and essential
for programs in art history, studio art, and design, the images in Art Museum Image
Gallery offer a wealth of art and information to enrich learning.
Biography Reference Bank: Biography Reference Bank offers the in-depth, original
profiles of Wilson Biographies Plus Illustrated, and Current Biography, the thorough
periodicals coverage of Biography Index, and the specialist biographical
content of Junior Authors & Illustrators as well as biographical full-text articles, page
images, and abstracts from the complete range of Wilson databases, licensed profiles
from other respected sources, and articles from today’s leading magazines and
Book Review Digest Plus: Book Review Digest Plus is an essential library tool that
brings together book reviews on a wide range of topics, from a variety of sources.
Unlike reviews on book-sale sites and the open Internet, many of the reviews are
serious, academic works. This invaluable resource for literary and biographical
research is essential for readers’ advisory and collection development.
Children’s Core Collection: Containing over 13,000 titles, this rich resource covers
fiction and nonfiction works, story collections, picture books and magazines
recommended for readers in preschool through sixth grade. Professional
literature for the children's librarian—both periodicals and books—is also covered.
Selected and recommended by specialists in library service to children, listed books
within Children’s Core Collection encompass a wide variety of topics, including a new
abundance of books on technology, social sciences and sciences.
Cinema Image Gallery: Cinema Image Gallery features an unparalleled range of
pictures, posters, video clips, and other material from the world of film and television
from the late 19th century to the present day. It presents the history of moviemaking as
well as up-to-the-minute content from recent releases, and an extensive collection of
television stills.
Current Biography Illustrated: Current Biography Illustrated offers the content of the
printed monthly magazine Current Biography, produced by the H.W. Wilson Company,
in searchable, electronic format. Readers will be able to find accurate, up-to-date
biographies drawing information from newspaper articles, magazine articles, and
books. Students and patrons can search by name, profession, place of origin, gender,
ethnicity, birth/death dates, titles of works and key words for more than 25,000 articles
and obituaries. In addition, profiles maintained in this database feature more than
19,500 images, and offer the subject's own views, attitudes and commentary as well
as the commentaries of other journalists and colleagues.
Education Full Text: Education Full Text was developed to meet the needs of
students, professionals, and policy makers, while still containing much of interest to the
regular reader. It is a complete source of education scholarship. The database
encompasses an international array of English-language periodicals, monographs, and
yearbooks, and offers an international array of English-language periodicals,
monographs, and yearbooks.
Graphic Novels Core Collection: The growing popularity of this literary form makes it
an increasingly important part of your school or public library offerings. Graphic Novels
Core Collection highlights approximately 2,000 recommended titles with descriptive
and evaluative annotations, plus cover art.
Library Literature Full Text: Library Literature & Information Science Full Text
provides a clear focus on library studies and how technology and the development of
the Internet have changed the library experience and research in general, as well as
funding challenges and how libraries meet them, and literacy, numeracy, and special
education issues.
Middle & Jr. HS Core Collection: For libraries serving readers in grades five through
nine, this collection provides indispensable help with collection development and
maintenance, curriculum support, readers' advisory and general reference.
Middle and Junior High Core Collection contains over 9,000 entries for nonfiction
works, fiction and collections for children and adolescents, plus review sources and
other professional aids for librarians and school media specialists. Entries provide
complete bibliographic data, price, subject headings, a descriptive annotation and
evaluative quotations from a review when available.
NonBook Materials Core Collection: Reflecting the changing landscape of library
resources, Nonbook Materials Core Collection covers a range of audiobooks, book
reviews, games, periodicals, sound recordings, video recordings, websites
and other electronic resources for guidance in building and maintaining your library’s
collection in these areas. By streamlining the fragmented world of non-book materials
and making recommended titles easy to find, this essential resource ensures that
patrons have the best possible research and entertainment tools available to them.
OmniFile Full Text Select Edition: OmniFile Full Text, Select Edition is an excellent
choice for libraries that prefer a 100% full text database. This is an affordable and
convenient subset of OmniFile Full Text, Mega Edition — offering only the full text
Readers' Guide Full Text Mega Ed.: The index that revolutionized the world of
research, Readers’ Guide to Periodical Literature, has been reinvented as a more
powerful, convenient, affordable, and flexible resource than ever. Readers’ Guide
Full Text, Mega Edition is a comprehensive tool for educators, students, or any
researcher seeking comprehensive current events coverage, curriculum support, or
access to quality periodicals.
Readers' Guide Full Text Select Ed.: Reader’s Guide Full Text, Select Edition is the
most popular choice for libraries that want a 100% full text database which can provide
searchable full-text, as well as abstracting and indexing for a broad selection of the
most-wanted popular periodicals. It is the ultimate tool for educators, students, or any
library patron seeking comprehensive current events coverage, curriculum support, or
access to quality periodicals.
Science Full Text Select: Science Full Text Select is an ideal resource for supporting
science curricula in educational settings, such as community colleges, vocational and
technical schools, and high schools, as well as an excellent addition to science
resources in public libraries. Including all the full-text content from Applied Science &
Technology Full Text, Biological & Agricultural Index Plus, and General Science Full
Text, this is an ideal resource for supporting science curricula in educational settings—
such as community colleges, vocational and technical schools, and high schools—and
an excellent addition to science resources in public libraries.
Senior HS Core Collection: This selective list of books recommended for young
people in grades 9 through 12 is invaluable for
collection development and maintenance, reader's advisory and curriculum support in
the high school library. Senior High Core Collection contains more than 40,500 entries
for fiction and nonfiction works, including listings of review sources and other aids for
librarians and school media specialists. Entries provide complete bibliographic data,
price, subject headings, a descriptive annotation and evaluative quotations from a
review when available
Advanced Placement Source Advanced Placement Source is designed to meet the
extensive needs of high school students enrolled in various AP courses. This database
is designed to support students in multiple areas of study including: The Arts and
music, Biology, Chemistry, Computer science, Economics & statistics, Environmental
science, Government & politics, Human geography, Mathematics, Physics,
Psychology, U.S., European & world history
MasterFile Premier MasterFILE Premier contains full text for nearly 1,700 periodicals
covering general reference, business, health, education, general science, multicultural
issues and much more. This database also contains full text for more than 500
reference books and tens of thousands of primary source documents, as well as
an Image Collection of over 597,000 photos, maps & flags. MasterFILE Premier offers
PDF backfiles (as far back as 1975) for key publications including American Libraries,
Foreign Affairs, History Today, Judaism, Library Journal, National Review, Saturday
Evening Post, etc.
Middle Online Package w/ Book Collection, Nonfiction Consisting of six databases,
the Middle Online Package offers the most complete collection of full-text
reference resources available for middle schools. This full-text package contains
databases designed not only for students, but also for educators. The Middle Online
Package contains the following databases: Middle Search Plus, Health Source:
Consumer Edition, Newspaper Source, ERIC and Professional Development
Middle Online Package w/ Novelist k-8 Consisting of six databases, the Middle
Online Package offers the most complete collection of full-text
reference resources available for middle schools. This full-text package contains
databases designed not only for students, but also for educators. The Middle Online
Package contains the following databases: Middle Search Plus, Health Source:
Consumer Edition, Newspaper Source, ERIC and Professional Development
Middle Online Package w/ Novelist k-8 Plus Consisting of six databases, the Middle
Online Package offers the most complete collection of full-text
reference resources available for middle schools. This full-text package contains
databases designed not only for students, but also for educators. The Middle Online
Package contains the following databases: Middle Search Plus, Health Source:
Consumer Edition, Newspaper Source, ERIC and Professional Development
Primary Online Package w/ Book Collection nonfiction Consisting of four
collections, the Primary Online Package offers the most complete collection of full-text
reference resources available for elementary schools. This full-text package contains
databases designed not only for students, but also for educators. The Primary Online
Package contains the following databases: Primary Search, Newspaper Source, ERIC
and Professional Development Collection.
Primary Online Package w/ Novelist k-8 Consisting of four collections, the Primary
Online Package offers the most complete collection of full-text
reference resources available for elementary schools. This full-text package contains
databases designed not only for students, but also for educators. The Primary Online
Package contains the following databases: Primary Search, Newspaper Source, ERIC
and Professional Development Collection.
Primary Online Package w/ Novelist k-8 Plus Consisting of four collections, the
Primary Online Package offers the most complete collection of full-text
reference resources available for elementary schools. This full-text package contains
databases designed not only for students, but also for educators. The Primary Online
Package contains the following databases: Primary Search, Newspaper Source, ERIC
and Professional Development Collection.
Ultra Online Package Consisting of six databases, the Ultra Online Package offers
the most complete collection of full-text reference resources available for secondary
schools. This full-text package contains databases designed not only for students, but
also for educators. The Ultra Online Package contains the following databases:
MAS Ultra: School Edition, Health Source: Consumer Edition, Newspaper Source,
TOPICsearch, ERIC and Professional Development Collection.
Auto Repair Reference Center (ARRC) The Auto Repair Reference Center (ARRC)
database contains the most comprehensive collection of automobile repair reference
information in the market. ARRC contains information on most major manufacturers of
domestic and imported vehicles. Database content includes more than 37,000 vehicles
covered from 1945 to present, millions of drawings and step-by-step photographs,
approximately 110,000 technical service bulletins & recalls issued by the original
equipment vehicle manufacturer, over 180,000 enhanced wiring diagrams for easy
viewing and printing, specifications & maintenance schedules, Labor Time Guide &
Estimator, AutoIQ, Quick Tips (a complete guide to vehicle ownership & maintenance),
diagnostic information, and much more. New repair procedures, TSBs and updates are
continually added to the product. All of the content in Auto Repair Reference Center
has been created by ASE certified technicians.
Biography Reference Center Containing many of the top-ranked biographical
reference collections & magazines, Biography Reference Center offers a
comprehensive collection of more than 460,000 full-text biographies, including the
complete full-text run of Biography Today and Biography, as well as thousands of
narrative biographies that are not available in other databases. Biography-specific
indexing for each name in the product provides users with detailed information such as
date of birth, city of birth, alias, gender, cultural identity, nationality, occupation, awards
and achievements and more.
Book Collection: Nonfiction Book Collection: Nonfiction is a rich research database
for public libraries and school libraries. A cross curricular database, it provides content
representing a wide spectrum of works, including popular series from top book
publishers such as Allosaurus Publishers, Bess Press, Inc., Branden Publishing,
Capstone Press, Compass Point Books, Fulcrum Publishing, Lerner Publishing Group,
Mason Crest Publishers, Morgan Reynolds, Inc., Morning Glory Press, Oliver Press,
Rourke Publishing, LLC and Stackpole Books. It contains informative abstracts and
searchable full text for more than 4,500 popular nonfiction books. The database
includes full text entries on core subject areas, as well as information on careers,
health, sports, adventure, technology, life skills and more.
Career Guidance System This resource offers students, counselors, teachers and
parents a centralized location to work together on career and college guidance. Career
Guidance System offers a quick, user-friendly system over the Internet, suited to many
situations - whether a class of students is drafting career goals, or a student conducts
a college search independently, or a counselor assists students. This comprehensive
system also offers individualized portfolio tools, and reporting features for educators
and administrators, available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Career Guidance System
helps to make the career curriculum connection, and guide plans for post-secondary
Career Library Career Library offers a comprehensive information resource for career
and college research. Five user friendly components help users match their interests
to occupations, education prospects, and more. Created for individual researchers and
career/education technology professionals, Career Library is a valuable addition to
libraries and career centers.
Consumer Health Complete Consumer Health Complete is the single most
comprehensive resource for consumer-oriented health content. It is designed to
support patients' information needs and foster an overall understanding of healthrelated topics. Consumer Health Complete provides content covering all areas of
health and wellness from mainstream medicine to the many perspectives of
complementary, holistic and integrated medicine. This full-text database covers topics
such as aging, cancer, diabetes, drugs & alcohol, fitness, nutrition & dietetics,
children's health, men & women's health, etc.
Education Research Complete Education Research Complete is the definitive online
resource for education research. This massive file offers the world's largest and most
complete collection of full-text education journals. It is a bibliographic and full-text
database covering scholarly research and information relating to all areas of
education. Topics covered include all levels of education from early childhood to higher
education, and all educational specialties, such as multilingual education, health
education, and testing. Education Research Complete also covers areas of curriculum
instruction as well as administration, policy, funding, and related social issues. The
database provides indexing and abstracts for nearly 2,400 journals, as well as full text
for more than 1,400 journals. This database also includes full text for more than 550
books and monographs, and full text for numerous education-related conference
English Language Learner (ELL) Reference Center This multi-purpose information
resource is designed for middle/high school students and those who are new to the
English language. ELL Reference Center will help ELLs to succeed academically and
in everyday life by providing assistance as they conduct research, build their
background knowledge and develop study skills. ELL Reference Center provides users
with an intuitive, easy-to-use interface, as well as reference materials that are created
specifically for ELL students and the educators that work with them. Customized
content is designed to support ELL’s English-language proficiency and comprehension
– including literacy, researching, note-taking and academic writing. ELL Reference
Center content covers a wide range of subject area topics – including Science, History,
Civics, Life Skills and Literature – and is written in an age-appropriate interest level,
using vocabulary and simplified structure helpful to non-native speakers.
General Science Collection General Science Collection provides information on all
aspects of the scientific world and offers full-text coverage for more than 60 of the
most popular science publications. Subject areas covered include the observation,
description, identification, and experimental investigation of phenomena, and the
application of science to industrial or commercial objectives. General Science
Collection also includes Great Scientific Achievements of the Twentieth Century from
Salem Press. This collection is a multi-volume encyclopedia that covers 500 scientific
milestones of the twentieth century, ranging from the identification of neuron cells, to
the first blueprint of the human genome. For each event, users will find an in-depth
biography, complete with information about the people involved, background on the
achievement and the science involved therein, and a description of the subsequent
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Professional Development Collection & ERIC Professional Development Collection
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Reference Latina Referencia Latina, a comprehensive Spanish-language database,
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African American Experience Developed with the guidance of African American
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Government provides authoritative information, while also moving students toward
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American Indian Experience The American Indian Experience (AIE) is a full-text
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SIRS Decades The use of source documents offers learners of all ages a direct glimpse into
the past. But without context, these sources can confuse as often as illuminate. SIRS®
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approximately 5,000 hand-selected primary and secondary source articles highlighting key
events, movements, people, and places in 20th-century America
Rand McNally
Rand McNally Classroom is an award-winning teacher- and student-friendly easy-to-use
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Recorded Books
One Click Digital: One Click Audio is an eAudiobook service from Recorded Books,
LLC. Listening while following along with the printed text is an excellent way to
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reading, writing, pronunciation, grammar, vocabulary, comprehension, and motivation.
The titles provided in the core collection are simultaneous access (no holds, available
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user will need an MP3 device to transfer the eAudiobook onto after download. Media
Center software is also available (at no charge) that can be installed on the users
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ePrep: ePrep is an online video-based test preparation course for PSAT, SAT, SSAT
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analytics monitors student progress throughout the course and recommends subjectmatter and strategy lessons for review. ePrep is a web based application and does not
require any special software to be loaded. The site does have videos and some interactive
quizzing that will require Adobe Flash 10. The user will also need to download and print
Signing Savvy - ASL Database: Signing Savvy is a sign language dictionary containing
several thousand high-resolution videos of American Sign Language (ASL) signs,
fingerspelled words, and other common signs used within the United States and Canada.
An ideal resource for your patrons to use while learning sign language. It includes the
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create virtual flash cards and quizzes, print signs, build sign phrases, and much more!
Transparent Language Online: Transparent Language Online is an online, web-based
language learning program. For Students, Transparent adapts to individual needs,
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assignments, monitor completion, and track student activity. For Schools, Transparent
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Online Languages for education is a web based application and does not require any
special software to be installed. The user’s browser must be up to date with Adobe Flash
10. If a teacher chooses to create their own flash cards, software is required and is
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Vista or Higher and Mac OS X 10.4.11 or higher.
Teen Health and Wellness Grade Level: 6-12+ Curriculum Area: Health and Phys Ed
URL: System Requirements: supported by the following
browsers?operating system combinations: IE5.5/Windows, IE6/Windows, Netscape
7/Windows, Mozilla 1/Windows, Firefox 1/Windows, Opera 7/Windows,
IE5.5/Macintosh, Netscale 7/Macintosh, and Safari 1/Macintosh. Pages will display on
Lynx. Award-winning, critically acclaimed online resource—Teen Health & Wellness
provides students with nonjudgmental, straightforward information and support on topics
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living, financial literacy, and more. NEW & expanded resource • Instant translation to
over 50 languages, including Spanish, French, Chinese, Russian, Arabic, Haitian Creole •
Site optimized for SMARTP HONES for access anywhere, anytime • videos throughout
including student-created PSAs, add a new level of interactivity • calculators give
personalized tips and information on Body Mass Index, Blood Alcohol Content, Budgets,
and more • Over 50 new articles on topics like the teen brain, concussions, hate crimes,
foster care, being GLBT, and more • Expanded photos, illustrations, and charts •
Customizable hotlines for local community resources • Social bookmarking and RSS
Feeds allows users to share article links with friends and family educators and librarians
are saying... It is extremely accessible and the information provided is “hip,” up-to-date,
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in the database, the purely fact-driven database model recedes and a more interactive,
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sensitive information and get answers to questions that they are too embarrassed/shy to
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a main resource for their culminating Senior Health Project. —Sophie Brookover,
Eastern Regional Senior High School (NJ) New and expanded, this award-winning
database is available 24/7 to your community. From bullying to green living to financial
literacy, today’s teens face challenges that affect their lives. For trusted information—
from library or home—students and educators can count on Teen Health & Wellness.
PowerKids Life Science
PowerKids Life Science: Grade level: 3-6 Curriculum Area: Science URL: System Requirements: The following browsers are compatible with
PowerKids Life Science: Internet Explorer 7 and higher; Safari 4 and higher; Firefox 3
and higher; Chrome 8 and higher. Pages will display in Linux. For computers Flash 8 and
higher is required for text to speech. PowerKids Life Science is an online science
resource specifically designed for learners in grades 3 to 6. Comprised of curriculumcorrelated content, PowerKids Life Science promotes digital literacy and 21st-century
learning skills while offering research, report, and homework help. Learners will enjoy...
• Appealing, friendly interface • Over 400 articles for elementary and middle school
students • Text-to-speech • Videos that extend learning • Interactive games to reinforce
skills and content • Hands-on science projects, experiments, and activities Educators will
appreciate... • Correlations to national, state, and provincial science curriculum •
Resource sections with Web sites and recommended reading lists • Promotes green living
and learning • Inspires and extends independent scientific inquiry • Lesson plans,
assessment and enrichment activities, and promotional materials “Fantastic…userfriendly and easy to navigate…This database is exactly what elementary teachers have
been waiting for.” —Tamzen Kulyk, Teacher-Librarian, Saskatoon Public School
Division, Saskatchewan “Extremely kid-friendly! This database would be very useful for
our special-ed classes, as well as for our students who are not reading at grade level. Our
science teachers appreciate the simple and uncluttered look and structure.” —Rosemary
Rich, Library Media Specialist, University Middle School, NJ “POWERKIDS LIFE
SCIENCE IS A WINNER!... an excellent foray into the elementary database world.” —
Connie Williams, Teacher Librarian, Petaluma School District, CA “This Website will be
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STUDENTS— one that will encourage a love of science at an early age.” —American
Reference Books Annual “BRILLIANT. The “Think Like a Scientist” boxes ask
excellent questions.” —Deb Logan, Librarian/Media Specialist, Mt. Gilead MS/HS, OH
“A WONDERFUL PRODUCT that will be a really useful addition to any school or
public library’s digital collection! PowerKids Life Science will benefit its target audience
in grades 3 to 6, as well as serve as a valuable research tool for older students with
reading difficulties.” —Joanne de Groot, Department of Elementary Education, TeacherLibrarianship by Distance Learning, University of Alberta “Kid-friendly in both look and
function ...a well-crafted resource that will enhance student research.” —School Library
PowerKids Earth and Space Science PowerKids Earth and Space Science: Grade
Level: 3-6 Curriculum Area: Science URL:
(please note that the url will be changed in January 2012 when PowerKids Earth and
Space Science goes live) System Requirements: The following browsers are compatible
with PowerKids Earth and Space Science: Internet Explorer 7 and higher; Safari 4 and
higher; Firefox 3 and higher; Chrome 8 and higher. Pages will display in Linux.
PowerKids Earth & Space Science Online Resource : • Develops digital literacy and 21stcentury learning skills • Directly supports elementary earth and space science curriculum
for grades 3–6 • Inspires and extends independent scientific inquiry • Offers research,
report, and homework help Learners can investigate… • Earth Cycles • Ecosystems and
Biomes • Landforms • Maps • Matter and Energy • Natural Disasters • Rocks and
Minerals • Space • Water • Weather and Climate Learners will enjoy… • Appealing,
friendly interface • Articles expressly created for an elementary and middle school
audience • Games to reinforce skills and content • Hands-on Science Projects,
Experiments, and Activities • Videos that enhance and extend learning Educators will
appreciate… • Correlation to national, state, and provincial science curriculum • Lesson
plans, assessment, extension and enrichment activities • Resources to support and
reinforce classroom instruction • Text-to-speech feature Standards-Based Content
Research & Report-Writing Tools Test Preparation Science Fair Projects URL: ACCESS: Enter work email
address and/or the password: NYSLSA (one word, case-insensitive) DESCRIPTION: is an easy-to-use website that inspires reading and a deeper interest in
children’s and young adult books by providing and creating ready-to-use instructional
materials that directly support the integration of multimedia materials into reading and
library activities. Teachers, librarians, students, and families use TeachingBooks in
grades K-12, all curricular areas, to: • View original author interview movies filmed in
authors’ homes and studios. • Glean insights from authors via audio and written
interviews. • Jump into books with professional book readings. • Reveal new layers of
literature with thousands of activity and discussion guides. • Discover Reader’s Theater
scripts. • Learn author name pronunciations. • Access author websites. • Develop
technology literacy skills.
TumbleBookLibray is an online collection of animated, talking, picture books for
students in grades K-6. Stories include fiction, non-fiction, fairy tales, contemporary
fiction, Spanish and French language books. Educational resources such as lesson plans,
quizzes, book report outlines and games are included free of charge.
World and I FOR HIGH SCHOOLS & MIDDLE SCHOOLS is a cross-curriculum resource providing 26 years of reading and
visuals for Social Studies, Language Arts, Science and The Arts, supported by
customized special collections, monthly magazine updates, teacher lesson plans and
multimedia presentations. Our pages, created specifically for middle and high school
teachers and students, include: -Social Studies: Collections include China: Over the Great
Wall, A Window to India, Shedding Light on Islam, American Indian Heritage, The Civil
War, The U.S. Constitution, Special Reports and Select Essays on World Affairs, and
more. -Language Arts: Collections include Biographies, Writers and Writing, NFL Policy
Debate material, Worldwide Folktales, Book Reviews, and more. -Science: Collections
include Environment in Flux, World of Nature, Scientists Past and Present, The Brain,
Outer Space, Science and Spirituality, and more. -The Arts: Collections include Music,
Art, Dance, Architecture, Theater, Cyber Exhibits (online photos and descriptions from
current galleries around the world), and more. -ESL Program: Weekly program with
advanced and simplified articles about current events in America, and vocabulary, all
with voice. Also includes idioms, phrasal verbs and Outstanding ESL Americans. Spanish Program: Weekly program with advanced and simplified articles from Spanish
news sources and vocabulary, all with voice. Also include idioms, phrasal verbs, The
Basics section for beginners, and a Spanish culture area. -Teacher’s Corner: Over 2,500
lesson plans and thousands of crossword puzzles linked with our articles. -Global Culture
Studies: Demographic information, flags, maps, and cultural articles for over 200
countries, including Native Greetings, Worldwide English Language Newspapers, and
links to our World Gallery. World Gallery offers multimedia presentations about
fascinating world locations and thousands of cultural images you can print and use in
your classrooms. Works with Destiny’s One Search and Serials Solutions 360.
2012!) is an innovative, cross-curriculum resource providing quality information and
inspiration for young students. This ever-expanding site includes: -Country Galleries:
Demographic information for over 200 countries, including cultural images with helpful
captions, country flags, native greetings, special food introductions, and more. -History
Makers: Short biographies of important figures in American and world history, complete
with image galleries, vocabulary, quotations, and an interactive quiz. -Most Respected:
Learn about the most respected figures from cultures around the world through images,
short descriptions, vocabulary, and quizzes. -Inspire!: Daily inspirational quotations,
complete with vocabulary words, speaker information, and guidance notes that help
students connect the quotations to their daily lives. -Did You Know?: Daily fascinating
facts in five categories: Amazing Places, Strange Science, Incredible Individuals,
Awesome Art, and Wacky Words. -What If?: Hypothetical situations to stimulate
classroom discussion: For example, What if you found $10 on the street walking home
from school? Includes complete scenarios, potential choices kids might make, and a
guidance note explaining to kids why some choices are better than others. -Kids’ Cyber
Exhibits: Images from quality art exhibits all around the world, complete with captions to
help students engage with the material and spark their own creativity. Look forward to
more unique features as the site expands!
A: Power Pack
B: AD Package
C: Advanced
Reference Suite
D: Children's
E: School &
Library Edition
F: Activity Corner
G: Early World of
Learning (add-on)
H: Dramatic
Learning (add-on)
I: Gran
Everything: Advanced Reference Suite + Discover + EWOL + all 3 Digital
Libraries + Dramatic Learning + Activity Corner + Hispanica + Decouverte
(read-aloud capability and language (30) translations in all articles)
Advanced Reference Suite + Discover. The Discover site aids differentiated
instruction and provides easy-to-read articles with an engaging ‘Q & A’
video library. The AD package offers read-aloud capability and language
(30) translations in all articles. (EWOL may be added on to this package)
WB Advanced + School & Library Edition: everything the S & L Edition
offers, plus access to a vast collection of primary source documents, ebooks, and literary criticism integrated within the Student search engine.
WB Student + WB Kids + Discover + EEH + Early World of Learning:
provides read-aloud capability and language translations throughout. The
Discover site aids differentiated instruction with easy-to-read articles and an
engaging ‘Q & A’ video library. Recommended for elementary and
intermediate schools.
WB Student + WB Kids + EEH: World Book’s online encyclopedia
includes a biography center, citation builder, timelines, curriculum
correlations, an electronic briefcase to save research media and articles. WB
Kids provides easier vocabulary for younger readers.
Thousands of projects and activities with easy-to follow steps and a list of
materials. Searchable by keyword or category such as grade, theme, cost,
time needed, and type of activity.
The Early World of Learning is a new online resource for preschoolers and
children in early elementary, with three interactive learning environments:
Trek’s Travels offers narrated stories, interactive games, and videos.
Welcome to Reading provides leveled reading that incorporates Lexile
levels and helps strengthen phonics, vocabulary, phonemic awareness and
comprehension skills. Know It is a visual interactive encyclopedia.
(included in the Children’s Edition)
Theatre for the Classroom’ resource with original scripts, skits, and
adaptations of the classics.
Gran Enciclopedia Hispánica is the online edition of the world’s largest and
most respected Spanish-language encyclopedia.
Hispanica (add-on)
J: Encyclopedie
Decouverte (add- L’Encyclopédie Découverte is the French translation of WB Kids.
World Book Digital Libraries includes Early Peoples, Living Green and
K: Digital Libraries
Inventions and Discoveries. Each library is the e-book format of the original
print set with videos, animations, and read-aloud capability.
A new science classroom resource for upper elementary and middle school.
Science Power is curriculum based with100 read-aloud lessons with dual
Lexile levels. Each lesson includes trackable tests with extension activities,
L: Science Power
inquiry projects, experiments, critical thinking challenges, vocabulary
for classroom
quizzes, and links to World Book Online articles. Teachers may search
lessons by state curriculum standards or view current textbook standards
which are then are linked to lessons.
A new social studies classroom resource for upper elementary and middle
school. Social Studies Power is curriculum based with 100 read-aloud
M: Social Studies lessons with dual Lexile levels. Each lesson includes trackable tests with
Power for
geography and civics tools, extension activities, inquiry projects, critical
thinking challenges, vocabulary quizzes, and links to World Book Online
articles. Teachers may search lessons by state curriculum standards or view
current textbook standards which are then are linked to lessons.