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Attention students. Have a literary criticism assignment? Click here to find full text of literary works, journal articles, literature criticism, reviews, author biographical information, plus analysis and interpretation of literary works from around the world, all available online and free of charge!
Offering the in-depth, original profiles of Current Biography and World Authors series, the thorough periodical coverage of Biography Index, and the specialist biographical content of Junior Authors & Illustrators, this database contains biographical full-text articles, page images and abstracts from today’s leading magazines and journals—providing the most current coverage of an individual’s life and work.
BookFlix is a new online literacy resource that pairs classic video storybooks with related nonfiction eBooks to build a love of reading and learning. The engaging way to link fact and fiction, BookFlix reinforces early reading skills and introduces children to a world of knowledge and exploration.
Doing a report on another country? Studying a foreign language and need to find out more about the culture? Need a recipe from another culture? Click for many age-appropriate, easy to use resources about the world's cultures with colorful pictures and videos.
Presents a broad range of scientific disciplines through extensive essays, videos, diagrams, definitions, biographies, and experiments.
FreedomFlix is an online resource that transforms content from the highly successful Cornerstones of Freedom series into enhanced eBooks. All the eBooks are supported with related content and primary sources featuring videos, audio, images, and text. FreedomFlix helps students hone literacy skills, build knowledge of important historical topics, and cultivate 21st Century Skills through the inquiry process. And FreedomFlix aligns to the Common Core Standards by featuring multiple text types and a cross-curricular, nonfiction focus.
Kids Search is an 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 databases.
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Mango Languages is an easy to use language learning tool which teaches users how to speak foreign languages as well as English as a second language. It uses a combination of audio and the written text to teach conversation.
The Library through OPLIN's Ohio Web Library provides access to reference databases of general and special periodical materials, readers' advisory services, homework centers to assist students with research assignments, and legislative, historical, and archival materials and information.
More than 80 popular full-text elementary school magazines. Includes Funk & Wagnall’s New World Encyclopedia, American Heritage Children’s Dictionary, Encyclopedia of Animals, Provides thousands of photos, maps, flags and more, Lexile reading levels assigned to full-text articles
Something About the Author provides information on the lives and works of authors/illustrators for children and young adults. Considered the leading resource on authors and literature for children and young adults, it is used by students and teachers when completing class assignments, developing presentations and writing papers.
Are you a middle or high school student doing a research project? Click here for easy-to-use search tools highlighting such resources as biographies, maps and encyclopedias.
TrueFLIX is an online Whiteboard resource focusing on engaging science and social studies content for students in grades 3-5 that helps students hone literacy skills, build knowledge of subject-area content, and cultivate 21st Century skills through the inquiry process.
Listen and read along with TumbleBooks! TumbleBooks are animated, talking picture books that teach kids the joy of reading in a format they love. TumbleBooks are created taking picture books, adding animation, sound, music and narration to produce an electronic picture book you can read, or have read to you.
TumbleBookCloud is a whole new way to make digital stories together. Consider it collaborative digital storytelling. Photos. Videos. Music. Mix it all up together and then re-arrange it any way you like. Just by dragging and dropping, Tumblecloud makes it easy for you to tell stories your way, whether by yourself, or with a whole bunch of other people. See what happens when you make stories together.
TumbleBookCloudJunior is geared towards Grades 3-8. An online collection of Tumble Books Cloud, Jr. - animated, talking picture books which teach kids the joy of reading in a format they'll love. TumbleBooks are created by adding animation, sound, music and narration to existing picture books in order to produce an electronic picture book which you can read, or have read to you.
Use the World Book via your computer for the most up to date information.