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  • Britannica Elementary
    Britannica Elementary is designed especially for intermediate readers at the elementary and early middle school levels. Thousands of shorter articles cover subjects for school and fun, from nations of the world to animals and sports. Features include a world atlas, timeline, feature of the day, animal of the day, and topic browse. Learning materials and teacher resources are included on the site.
  • Britannica Learning Zone
    Britannica Learning Zone is designed specifically for young learners. Students will find engaging and developmentally-appropriate activities including an interactive atlas, learning games, engaging audio and video, and effective vocabulary builders. The Britannica Learning Zone teaches concepts such as geography, time, shapes, numbers, and reinforces relevant vocabulary, all in a fun and safe online environment. There is also an area where students can demonstrate their creativity and practice what they've learned.
  • Compton's by Britannica
    Compton's by Britannica is designed especially for middle school students; it contains encyclopedia articles, web sites, videos, and articles from magazines. Features include a world atlas, timeline, feature of the day, and an A-Z topic browse. Learning materials and teacher resources linked from the site include interactive lessons, study guides, and exercises that can help students review concepts taught in the classroom.
  • Encyclopaedia Britannica Video Collection
    Encyclopaedia Britannica Extended Play Video Collection provides access to full-length education videos and shorter video clips in the following subjects: Science, History, World Studies, Geography, Arts. They are aimed at a middle-school through high-school audience.
  • Encyclopædia Britannica Online High School
    Britannica Online School Edition provides teachers and students access to the complete Encyclopædia Britannica in an interface that provides links to learning materials and teachers' resources. Other features include a "Biography of the Day," "This Day in History," and a news feed from the New York Times. The Learning Materials section incorporates interactive guides to language arts, mathematics, and science into the classroom and a Resources for Teachers section that help incorporate the encyclopedia and the Internet into the curriculum. The Internet Guide, created by Britannica editors, includes sites chosen based on their educational value with an emphasis on curriculum-based content.
  • Kids Search (EBSCOHost)
    Kids Search is EBSCO's interface designed for students in grades K through 5. Kids Search provides elementary school students with an easy-to-use, graphically-appealing interface they can use to search their EBSCO databases.
  • MAS Ultra (EBSCOHost)
    MAS Ultra is aimed at a high school audience. It provides full text for nearly 460 periodicals covering general reference, health, science, and other areas. This database includes over 3,000 charts, tables and graphs converted to ASCII text; 5,000 full text Magill Book Reviews; full text of 14 Macmillan books; the CIA World Factbook; Essential Documents of American History; and The Department of Education's College Guide.
  • Middle Search Plus (EBSCOHost)
    Middle Search Plus provides full text from nearly 90 general, reference, health, and science publications. In addition to the full text, this database offers indexing and abstracts for over 130 magazines, including charts, tables, graphs, and photographs in an age-appropriate interface.
  • NoveList K-8 (EBSCOHost)
    NoveList K-8 is an online readers' advisory tool aimed at elementary and middle school students. NoveList K-8 helps readers find new books based on books they've read or on topics in which they are interested. NoveList provides enhanced subject access to over 46,000 fiction titles and full-text book reviews or annotations from trusted sources. A Teacher Resources page provides materials that will guide faculty to new titles and new ways for translating curriculum standards into classroom action.
  • Primary Search (EBSCOHost)
    PrimarySearch is designed for students at the elementary-grade level. 55 full-text publications as well as 120 general publications for professionals working with students on the primary/elementary level are included. 300 full text pamphlets are also included. In additional to searchable full-text for some publications, photos are included in many articles.
  • SIRS Discoverer
    A general reference resource for beginning learners and researchers in grades 1-9. Includes editorially-selected, full-text articles and images from over a thousand domestic and international newspapers, magazines, and government documents. The images include graphics, photos, charts, and maps, including U.S. historical, world historical, and outline maps. Also offers supplemental curriculum and learning materials, including an educator's guide, middle- and elementary-level student workbooks, citation guidelines, research strategy worksheets, and more through the Educator's Resources link.
  • Student Research Center (High School) (EBSCOHost)
    Student Research Center (SRC) is EBSCO's interface designed for students in grades 6 through 12. Users can pre-determine which content sources (e.g., Magazines, Newspapers, Biographies, Country Reports, Film & Video) will be included with their search. They can also search their databases by topic heading, make use of an online dictionary and encyclopedia, explore the top searches of the day, and limit their search according to appropriate Lexile reading levels.
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