• Database Descriptions

    CultureGrams Includes WORLD EDITION: 182 informative country reports detailing the lifestyles, customs, courtesies, and more of world cultures. STATES EDITION: 51 colorful reports on the U.S. states including maps, flags, and symbols. KIDS EDITION: 65 engaging country reports written for upper-elementary students. All updates, including new countries and site enhancements as they happen, and unlimited printing rights of all content already formatted in printer-friendly PDF files. PHOTO GALLERY: contains 580 images representing 47 countries. FAMOUS PEOPLE INDEX: features short biographies on countries' best known individuals, from composers to inventors to politicians. RECIPE COLLECTION: features five native recipes from every country in CultureGrams. Brain Pop

    BookFlix is an online literacy resource that pairsinteractive, fictional video storybooks from Weston Woods with relatednonfiction content. It engages young students, reinforces reading skills, andintroduces early readers to a world of knowledge and exploration. is a fun interactive site at teaches important concepts in core curricules, quizzes, and other activitie
    Brain Pop features approximately 600 brief animated movies on various topics in subjects like science, social studies, math, English, health, arts and music, and technology. Each movie is supported by additional activities related to the selected subject, such as an experiment, quiz, comic strip, timeline, or printable activities. An interactive State Standards Tool is also available for selecting the movie that corresponds with the K-8 standard that you are teaching.

    EBSCO: MasterFile Select contains full text for over 750 journals. TOPICSearch is a full-text resource that explores social, political and economic issues. Primary Search via Searchasaurus is a collection of reference materials geared toward elementary and middle school users. To see a list of sources included in MasterFILE Select, Primary Search and TOPICSearch, go to www.epnet.com/titlelists.asp.  Scroll through the lists of EBSCO databases, then click on the database link.

    EBSCO (Middle Online Pkg): The Middle Online Package, consisting of six databases, offers the most complete collection of full text reference resources available for middle schools as follows:  Middle Search Online- offers searchable full text of articles, reports and special issues from 150 of the most popular middle school magazines; abstracts and indexing for 190 titles; searchable full text for thousands of biographies, historical essays & student pamphlets;  Funk & Wagnall's New Encyclopedia & American Heritage Dictionary; EBSCO's Encyclopedia of Animals;  Essential Documents of American History; an Image collection of 107,135 photos, maps & flags and Our States reference book series. Including: *NoveList K-8; *ERIC; *Health Source: Consumer Edition; *Newspaper Source, and *Professional Development Collection. 

    eLibrary: is the perfect resource for delivering reference essentials. The new, updated interface and features make research easy-no matter the user's age or skill leve. Researchers find the answers they need from more than 1,500 full-text magazines, newspapers, books, and transcripts, plus thousands of maps, pictures, web links, and audio/video files.

    Gale: InfoTrac Junior is designed especially for junior high and middle schools.  It includes full text newspaper articles and maps.  InfoTrac Custom Newspapers offers over 150 full text newspapers.  Twayne's Author Series features the content of over 600 books: United States Authors, English Authors and World Authors. Health Reference Center-Academic is a source for both medical care professionals and consumers concerning important current health information.  Business & Company Resources Center is a comprehensive database that brings together a wide variety of global business information. Informe! contains over 40 full text Spanish-language and bilingual magazine articles, reports and maps.  National Newspaper Index provides indexing of America's top 5 newspapers.

    PebbleGo is 2 different databases: PebbleGo Animals presents information on more than 200 animals. PebbleGo Earth and Space covers four critical content areas: Earth Science, Seasons, Weather, and Space. Both databases feature expertly-leveled text and navigation specifically designed for your beginning researchers.  Photographs, and Watch and Listen tabs, accompany many of the entries, as well as still and live-action video and sounds.  PebbleGo builds a foundation of research skills for every learner.
    Pro and Con: Read about issues before Congress, the Supreme Court and other international forums in online versions of Congressional Digest, Supreme Court Debates, and International Debates. Gain access to more than 800 documents available online via web access. Includes teaching resources. An online resource for teachers and students in secondary schools and colleges.
    SIRS Researcher: is an online reference database containing thousands of carefully selected full-text articles exploring social, scientific, health, historic, business, political and global issues. Articles and graphs are chosen from 1,500 domestic and international publications. Additional content databases include World Almanac excerpts. Maps of the World, Today's News and more. Researcher is geared toward the upper elementary, middle and high school students.

    leverages the award winning True Books content to help students hone literacy skills, build knowledge of subject-area content, and cultivate 21st Century skills through the inquiry process. All of the True Book titles are supported with a deep and diverse reservoir of related content and primary sources featuring videos, audio, images, and text.

    Turnitin.com is a plagiarism prevention and detection service that works by comparing student papers against 3 sources: the Internet, a database of every paper submitted to Turnitin.com, for cases of potential plagiarism, and now a database of ProQuest content as well.  Their service generates a unique Originality Report that provides color-coded links to any textual matches found in any of the search sources. Theses links route instructors and students to the site where the matching content was found and highlights it. Recognized worldwide as the standard in online plagiarism prevention, Turnitin helps educators and students take full advantage of the Internet's educational potential. Used by thousands of institutions in over fifty countries, Turnitin's products promote originality in student work, improve student writing and research skills, encourage collaborative learning, and save valuable instructor time.