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Thursday, October 23, 2014

Online Databases

Encyclopedias

 
Britannica Online Elementary  
 
Britannica Online Student
 

 Spanish Language Encyclopedias

 


Subject Specific Databases

 culturegrams
Primary and intermediate level information about countries around the world. Intermediate level information about all 50 states in the US and Canada's provinces and territories.
 
Primary level database exploring animals, biographies, and earth and space. 
 
A wealth of information about authors and their books. Includes audio of author interviews, lesson ideas and supplemental teaching resources.
 
 


Journals - includes Newspapers and Magazines

 
General reference for grades 1 - 9.
 
 
Over 2,000 full-text sources from magazines, newspapers, maps, pictures and more.
 
 Gale Cengage
 
 
Kids InfoBits for K-5
 
Junior Edition INFOTRAC for K - 12
 


Cite Your Sources!

EasyBib - a quick and easy online tool for creating proper bibliographic citations.
Bibliography Formatting Guide from Gunston Middle School.
Writing a bibliography not only averts plagiarism issues, it reminds you where you found your information if you need to double check a fact or to share with a friend a great website you found along your research adventure. Some form of bibliographic citation can be done as early as 1st grade. Below are links to bibliographic formats created by Susan Aroldi of Oradell Public School in New Jersey.

Databases For Teachers

   
Professional development resources for research and practice for grades K - 12.
Includes over 50 of the most popular titles from the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD).

 


Accessing Databases from Home

For home access, follow these steps:
1. Have your child log in to Blackboard from the ATS website (username: student id and password: six digit birthday).

2. Click on the “For Students” tab on the upper right of the screen.

3. Click on “APS Library Online.”

4. Several databases are available. To access the databases from home, you will need to use the login information provided under each database.

 Please email Mrs. Hirschberg with any questions. 

 

 

Last Modified on August 16, 2013