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Helpful Websites

Encyclopedias

These sites include the World Book Encyclopedia, World Book Kids and the Spanish-language encyclopedia, Enciclopedia estudiantil hallazgos. See Librarian for Username and Password.


Data Bases

  • Kids Info Bits
    This database has been developed especially for beginning researchers in Kindergarten through Grade 5.  Featuring a developmentally appropriate, visually graphic interface, the most popular search method is moving from a broad subject to a narrower topic using the subject-based topic tree.  The curriculum-related, age appropriate, full-text content is from the best elementary reference sources and magazines.  This database covers geography, current events, the arts, science, health, people, government, history sports and more.
     
  • Sirs Discoverer
    SIRS Discoverer offers a database of easily retrievable full-text articles.  The program features reading levels, article summaries, Subject Tree, Subject Headings and Keyword Searching, an on-screen dictionary and thesaurus, and source information.  The database also includes The World Almanac for Kids, Funk & Wagnall’s New Encyclopedia, Spotlight of the Month, Current Events and Maps of the World.  The Full-Text Articles database of Discoverer consists of articles reprinted, with permission, and without editorial changes, from approximately 1,200 newspapers, magazines and U.S. government documents.  Articles are geared toward a young audience and have been carefully selected for educational content, interest and readability. See Librarian for Username and Password.


News

  • NBC Learn
    NBC News offers unique collections of video resources, primary sources, historic footage, images, mini-documentaries and text resources designed for use in the K-12 classroom.
     
  • New Mexico Newspapers
    Provides New Mexico newspapers online:  Albuquerque Journal, Roswell Daily Record, Las Cruces Sun-News. Also provides access to Newsweek and a limited number of other magazines. See Librarian for Username and Password.


Authors/Illustrators

  • Teaching Books
    The site provides original, in-studio movies of authors and illustrators and a wealth of multimedia resources on K-12 books that generate enthusiasm for books and reading. See Librarian for Username and Password.

 

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