Offered as a service of Pennsylvania's public libraries, school libraries and the State Library, the service allows readers to access thousands of full-text periodical articles, newspapers, a major encyclopedia, plus photographs, pictures, charts, maps, reference materials for young people and more. Materials of interest in most subject areas for all age groups from young children to adults can be easily found. Accessible databases cover subject areas such as Art/Music, Auto Repair, Biography, Business, Children's Resources, Education, Find A Book, General Reference, Health/Science, Literature, Newspapers and Magazines. The POWER Library is available on the LCDS network during school hours. Some of the databases can be accessed from your home by linking to your local public library.
*Unfortunately, you cannot access PowerLibrary off-campus. However, you can if you have a public library card! :)
The International Children's Digital Library has over 4,643 books in 61 languages. Through an agreement with the various countries, publishers and authors, these titles are available for anyone to access for free. Readers can view books complete with illustrations and text as well as the option to have them read aloud. The ICDL Foundation's goal is to build a collection of books that represents outstanding historical and contemporary books from throughout the world. Ultimately, the Foundation aspires to have every culture and language represented so that every child can know and appreciate the riches of children's literature from the world community.
CultureGrams provides facts on the culture of 190 countries and territories including a recipe collection, photo gallery and information of famous peoples from that area. Included in this database is information on all 50 states plus the District of Columbia. Here you will be able to create your own table comparing and contrasting information from all over the world.
Through Discovery Education, students create amazing digital poster boards where they post videos, text, and images of content skill sets learned in the classroom K-12 aligned to the standards. DicoveryED Streaming is a high-quality digital video-on-demand library that provides thousands of full videos, images, clip art, interactive, and many other teacher resources. Teachers will enjoy using the creation tools including Board Builder, Assignment Builder, and Writing Prompt Builder.
Encyclopedia Britannica Online provides access to four complete encyclopedias. In addition, Britannica also feature thousands of magazine and journal articles from EBSCO, which includes videos, multimedia, interactive lessons, and thousands of images and illustrations that help bring subjects to life.
Gale In Context: Global Issues supports global awareness and provides a global perspective while tying together a wealth of authoritative content, empowering learners to critically analyze and understand the most important issues of the modern world. Explore issues within government, law, health, science and technology, society and culture, and more.
Integrating news, global viewpoints, reference materials, country information, primary source documents, videos, statistics, and more, Global Issues is updated daily and offers 250 country pages and more than 400 issue pages. Exclusive to Global Issues, more than 6,000 viewpoint commentaries provide background and guidance on significant topics like Food Security, Genocide, Human Rights, Extreme Weather, and more.
Gale In Context: Science is an engaging resource that provides contextual information on hundreds of today's most significant science topics. Drawing students in with captivating subject matter, Science showcases how scientific disciplines relate to real-world issues ranging from bacteria to obesity and weather.
Integrating millions of full-text articles that include national and global publications, 200+ science experiments, 300+ interactive simulations, other multimedia, and top reference content, Science is updated daily and offers over 600 pages on topics across the curriculum, covering biology, chemistry, earth and environmental science, physics, and more.
Going beyond textbooks and traditional science curriculum, Gale Interactive: Science is a highly visual online learning tool that takes visual-spatial learning to the next level by bringing the lab to the classroom. High-value, rich-media digital content selected from authoritative classroom resources, like Gale In Context: Science and Gale OneFile, is paired with interactive 3D models to deliver a virtual laboratory simulation experience for students in middle school and high school grades. Students can entertain their curiosity and inspire grade improvement through an experience that allows zooming in, rotating, or pulling models apart to explore and experiment with complex scientific topics.
Gale In Context: U.S. History is an engaging experience for those seeking contextual information on hundreds of the most significant people, events, and topics in U.S. history. This comprehensive, contextual, media-rich collection empowers learners to develop information literacy and critical thinking skills. Topics range from the arrival of Vikings in North America to the first stirrings of the American Revolution and on through the Civil Rights movement, September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, and the War on Terror.
Reference content, millions of news and periodical articles, and more than 5,500 rare and vital primary source documents that range from slave journals to presidential papers are aligned to curriculum and provide many options for an exploration of U.S. history.
We help you explore a wide range of scholarly content through a powerful research and teaching platform. We collaborate with the academic community to help libraries connect students and faculty to vital content while lowering costs and increasing shelf space, provide independent researchers with free and low-cost access to scholarship, and help publishers reach new audiences and preserve their content for future generations.
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PebbleGo offers four databases that are some of the best resources for introducing the research process to beginning readers. These research databases contain hundreds of articles each. Features include hundreds of text articles, audio and video components, leveled text, educational games and a wonderful read-aloud capability. There are also basic assessment tools to check student learning and lesson plans for teachers. This Web 2.0 teaching tool site is designed by Capstone Publishers for grades Kindergarten through 3rd grades. Databases that are available are Animals, Earth and Space, Biographies and Social Studies.
One easy-to-use website, TeachingBooks makes instantly available original, in-studio movies of authors and illustrators, audio excerpts of professional book readings, study guides to thousands of titles and a wealth of multimedia resources on children's and young adult literature.