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Britannica School is the go-to site for learning more about any subject—for all grades and all reading abilities—offering thousands of up-to-date, curated, and curriculum-relevant articles, images, videos, audio clips, primary sources, maps, research tools, recommended Web sites, and three separate databases—Elementary, Middle, or High. Also in Espanol. Tutorials
Articles, Maps, Audio and Video Clips—the user-friendly general reference tool—delivers one of the largest general reference collections of periodical and digital media content designed to support every range of users, including middle and high school students, college-prep and college-level researchers, and professional educators. Educators can even search for resources that correlate to state and national standards, including Common Core State Standards. Researchers will find the answers they need from more than 2,090 full-text magazines, newspapers, books, and transcript titles, plus a collection of over 7 million maps, pictures, weblinks, and audio/video files.
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The resources here can help students in middle and high school prepare for important tests, get extra help with assignments, and boost their skills in important subjects. Tutorials LearningExpress en Español
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ARCHIVES UNBOUND - PRIMARY SOURCES ON HISTORICAL AND CULTURAL SUBJECTS
History and cultural studies: includes Primary Sources on U.S. foreign policy; U.S. civil rights; global affairs and colonial studies; and modern history. Broad topic clusters include: African American studies; American Indian studies; Asian studies; British history; Holocaust studies; LGBT studies; Latin American and Caribbean studies; Middle East studies; political science; religious studies; and women’s studies. The Archives Unbound program consists of more than 290,000 documents totaling 12 million pages. Tutorials
CULTUREGRAMS - STATE, COUNTRY, AND PROVENCE CULTURAL INFORMATION
CultureGrams provides country reports that go beyond mere facts and figures to deliver a one-of-a-kind perspective on daily life and culture, including the background, customs, and lifestyles of the world's people. The reports are written and reviewed by in-country experts and are updated as new information becomes available, so you can be sure you are offering only the very best, most current information to staff and students. Users link to the reports via an engaging, map-based interface that can be accessed anywhere, anytime. Access World Edition, Kids Edition, States Edition, or Provence Edition. If using student ID, to log in BEN should be in ALL CAPS. Overview. Tutorials
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GALE INTERACTIVE: SCIENCE
Science provides engaging, interactive models that bring science to life. While supporting high school curricula and university coursework, Gale Interactive: Science helps students better visualize and understand concepts in biology, chemistry, earth and space science. Students and instructors can manipulate and explore 3D models that are paired with reference and periodical content for further understanding. Training Videos
Looking for up-to-date information on the environment? Learn about diverse subjects, such as climate change, food security, and soil ecology. Gale In Context: Environmental Studies provides detailed information on current environmental issues and processes from both a scientific and a social standpoint suitable for high school, undergrad, and graduate students. Reference works, case studies, multimedia materials, newspapers, and magazines provide a wide range of content to support all learners. This session explores the content, tools, and features of this valuable resource. Training Videos
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Points of View Reference Center
Writing a persuasive essay? Searching for a good debate topic? Points of View Reference Center™ contains resources that present diverse perspectives on important issues and events. This database has the information you need to better understand controversial issues and craft persuasive arguments – in speech and in writing.
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TeachingBooks.net is an online book database, assisting teachers, parents, students, and librarians with finding multimedia resources, lesson plans, and links to extend curriculum in the classroom around books. Introduction Video
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