To help parents, teens, and children EBSCO has provided the following listing of resources to help with learning and entertainment, Information and Resources for Schools and Public Libraries Impacted by COVID-19.
Academic Search Elite provides core resource of scholarly information for academic institutions and contains full text for more than 2,100 journals and 1,700 peer-reviewed, full-text journals.
ERIC (Education Resources Information Center) contains more than 1.6 million records and links to hundreds of thousands of full-text documents. It includes records for a variety of source types, including journal articles, books, conference papers, curriculum guides, policy papers and more. In addition, it provides an education-specific thesaurus that includes controlled vocabulary to help users find what they need.
This interface is designed specifically for elementary school students according to their needs and search abilities. This interface is graphically rich and provides access to age-appropriate materials. Now includes topic overviews that provide students with a starting point for research and 60,000 top videos from the Associated Press.
Databases Searched: Book Collection Nonfiction: Elementary School Edition, Primary Search, and Topic Overviews K-5.
This database is designed specifically for general research in a public library, graphically rich, and provides access to a wide range of materials.
Databases Searched: Book Collection Nonfiction: High School and Middle School Editions, MasterFILE Premier, Newspaper Source, Science Reference Center, Topic Overviews Public Libraries, eBook Public Library Collection, Consumer Health Complete.
This database is designed specifically for high school students according to their needs and search abilities, graphically rich, and provides access to age-appropriate materials.
Databases Searched: Book Collection Nonfiction: High School and Middle School Editions, MAS Ultra-School Edition, Newspaper Source, Science Reference Center, Topic Overviews 6-12, eBook Public Library Collection, Consumer Health Complete, Middle Search Plus.
This database is designed specifically for middle school students according to their needs and search abilities, with a graphically rich interface, and provides access to age-appropriate materials.
Databases Searched: Book Collection Nonfiction: Middle School Edition, Middle Search Plus, Topic Overview 6-12, Science Reference Center, Newspaper Source.
Find more than 2,100 full text scholarly journals and over 1,700 peer-reviewed, full-text journals. This collection provides focus on education by providing full text for over 500 high-quality education journals. Explora provides access to lesson plans, students tools, curriculum standards, and links to sites valuable for teachers.
Databases Searched: Academic Search Elite and Professional Development Collection.
Funk & Wagnalls New Encylcopedia
LearningExpress Library is designed to help people succeed on the tests they must pass to gain citizenship, improve their testing skills, or to further their career or education. Over 300 online academic and licensing practice tests including: SAT, AGT, GRE, HiSET, LSAT, Advanced Placement, civil service, military, real estate, law enforcement, citizenship, TOEFL, ESL, and basic skills for elementary, middle and high school skills improvement, and so much more. Test preparation materials span ages from elementary through adult. This testing resource also provides instant scoring and customized feedback. Now includes access to Computer Skills Center and Resume and Cover Letter Builder.
Computer Skills Center
Video courses are the fastest and easiest way to learn how to use a computer. Use the materials in this center to learn the basics of computers, from searching the Internet to using popular programs for word processing, creating spreadsheets and databases, implementing design, and more.
Resume and Cover Letter Builder
More than 200 expert-developed resumes covering a range of occupations and preparation levels. Build your own or filter templates.
MAS Ultra School Edition is designed specifically for high school libraries and contains full text for nearly 500 popular high school magazines including America's Civil War, American Heritage, American History, Archaeology, Astronomy, Bioscience, Careers & Colleges, Civil War TImes, Congressional Digest, Discover, History Today, Nation, National Review, New Republic, New Scientist, Popular Science, Science News, Scientific America, Smithsonian, etc. All full-text articles are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles). Full text is also available for 85,670 biographies, over 107,000 primary source documents, and more than 360 reference books (including the Columbia Encyclopedia, the CIA World Fact Book, and World Almanac & Book of Facts); and image collection of over 592,000 photos, maps & flags, color PDFs; and expanded full-text backfiles (back to 1975) for key magazines.
Middle Search Plus contains full text for more than 140 popular middle school magazines. All full-text articles are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexile). Full-text is also available fo thousands of biographies and historical essays. Additionally, Middle Search Plus contains primary source documents including Essential Documents in American History, reference books including the Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia; American Heritage Dictionary; 4th Edition from Houghton Mifflin; Encyclopedia of Animals, and thousands of relevant photos.
Primary Search is designed specifically for elementary school students and contains full-text for more than 80 popular elementary school magazines. All full-text articles are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles). Additionally, Primary Search includes the Encyclopedia of Animals, and features Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia, providing students with easy-to-read encyclopedic entries written specifically for kids. This online resource also provides the American Heritage Children's Dictionary, 3rd edition from Houghton Mifflin and thousands of relevant photos and maps & flags.
Read It! is designed for middle and high school students and adults who have a basic foundation in English grammar and reading but need adapted reading material for a variety of subjects. It offers resources to help build background knowledge, conduct research, and improve study skills. Read It! content includes: Nonfiction articles and reference text, comprehension tests, images, step-by-step research guides, "Read Out Loud" text-to-speech tool that enables students to highlight and listen to text, Lexile Measures to indicate a text's level of reading difficulty, and links to realted articles leading students to further content that increase topic comprehension.
Read It! content covers a wide range of subject areas including science, math, history, culture, civics, literature, and life skills. Articles are written at an appropriate level, using adaptive vocabulary and sentence structure to deliver essential content for learning and research. Comprehension supports include post-reading quizzes and answers. All of this, along with core curriculum content, which includes more than 1,300 foundation articles focusing on topics covered in the U.S. curriculum. Articles are supplemented by curated content to enhance topic knowledge and understanding. All content is designed to support English-language reading proficiency and comprehension as well as general literacy, research, note-taking, and academic writing.
Science Reference Center is a comprehensive research database that provides easy access to a multitude of full-text science-oriented content. Science Reference Center contains full-text for hundreds of science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals and other sources. Topic covered include biology, chemistry, earth & space science, environmental science, health & medicine, history of science, life science, physics, science & society, science as inquiry, scientists, technology and wildlife. Science Reference Center also satisfies the demand for standards-based content by providing teachers and librarians with articles correlated to state and national curriculum standards.
Teaching children about credit and finances at an early age can help them maintain healthy credit scores as they grow older.
Bestcolleges.com understands that what makes a college the "best" looks different to every student and each college search comes with its own unique challenges. This why they aim to help prospective students find the school that best meets their needs through proprietary research, user-friendly guides, and hundreds of independent college rankings.
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Free eLearning courses that cover a wide variety of subjects including Health, Stress Reduction, Personal Development, Creative, and Business just to name a few.