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Explora ElementaryThis 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, Primary Search Reference eBook Collection, Topic Overviews K-5, K-8 eBook Collection.

How To Use Explora for Elementary School Students – A Tutorial

Explora Middle SchoolThis interface is designed specifically for middle 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: Middle School Edition, Middle Search Plus, Middle Search Reference eBook Collection, Topic Overviews 6-12, Science Reference Center, Science Reference Center eBook Collection, Newspaper Source, K-8 eBook Collection.

Explora High School This interface is designed specifically for high 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: Academic Search Elite, Book Collection Nonfiction: High School Edition, Book Collection Nonfiction: Middle School Edition, MAS Ultra – School Edition, MAS Ultra Reference eBOok Collection, Newspaper Source, Science Reference Center, Science Reference Center eBook Collection, Topic Overviews 6-12, eBook Public Library Collection, Consumer Health Complete, Consumer Health Complete Reference eBook Collection, Middle Search Plus, Middle Search Reference eBook Collection.

How To Use Explora for High School and Middle School Students – A Tutorial

Explora Educators Edition – Find more than 2100 full-text scholarly journals and over 1,700 peer-reviewed, full-text journals. The 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, Professional Development Collection.

Explora Tutorial for Educators – Using Google Classroom and Google Drive

Science Reference Center and Science Reference eBook Collection – 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. Topics 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. Databases searched: Science Reference Center, Science Reference eBook Collection.

How To Use the Science Reference Center – A Tutorial

Consumer Health Complete and Consumer Health Reference eBook Collection A comprehensive resource for consumer-oriented health content. It is designed to support the information needs of patients and to foster an overall understanding of health-related topics. CHC provides content covering all areas of health and wellness from mainstream medicine to the many perspectives of complementary, holistic, and integrated medicine. Databases searched: Consumer Health Complete, Consumer Health Reference eBook Collection.

How To Use the Consumer Health Complete Collection – A Tutorial

Explora – General Research and eBooks This interface is designed specifically for general research in a public library. This interface is graphically rich and provides access to a wide range of materials. Now includes topic overviews that provide a starting point for research and 60,000 top videos from the Associated Press. Databases searched: Book Collection Nonfiction: H.S.Ed., Book Collection Nonfiction: M.S.Ed., MasterFILE Premier, MasterFILE Reference eBook Collection, Newspaper Source, Science Reference Center, Science Reference Center eBook Collection, Topic Overviews Public Libraries, eBook Public Library Collection, Consumer Health Complete, Consumer Health Complete Reference eBook Collection

How To Use Basic Search in EBSCO – A Tutorial

How To Use Advance Search in EBSCO – A Tutorial

Academic

Academic Search EliteAcademic Search Elite Provides core resource of scholarly information for academic Institutions. Academic Search Elite contains full text for more than 2,100 journals and over 1,700 peer-reviewed, full-text journals.

ERICERIC (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.

MEDLINE – MEDLINE® provides authoritative medical citations on medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, pre-clinical sciences, and much more. Created by the National Library of Medicine, MEDLINE uses MeSH (Medical Subject Headings) indexing with tree, tree hierarchy, subheadings, and explosion capabilities to search citations from over 4,800 current biomedical journals.

Digital Literacy and Technology

Computer Skills CenterVideo 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

K-12/Kids & Teens

Book Collection: Nonfiction – Elementary Edition – A research database for school libraries that provides content representing a wide spectrum of works, including popular series from top book publishers. It contains searchable full text for more than 1,300 popular nonfiction books. The database includes high-interest titles on animals, weather, holidays, adventure, sports, Native Americans, United States, Canada, biographies, nature, civics, and more.

Book Collection: Nonfiction – Middle School Edition – A research database for school libraries that provides content representing a wide spectrum of works, including popular series from top book publishers. It contains searchable full text for more than 3,100 popular nonfiction books. The database includes high interest titles on careers, health, life skills, ethnicity, disabilities, adventure, sports, technology, biographies, history, science, women, civics and more.

Book Collection: Nonfiction – High School Edition – A research database for school libraries that provides content representing a wide spectrum of works, including popular series from top book publishers. It contains searchable full text for more than 2,450 popular nonfiction books. The database includes high interest titles on careers, health, life skills, ethnicity, disabilities, adventure, sports, technology, biographies, music, science, history, civics and more.

eBook K-8 Collection – This collection is created for K-8 students and the educators that work with them. The eBook K-8 collection contains over 10,500 titles chosen to support a quality learning experience for K-8 students across all subject areas taught in elementary and middle schools. The collection also features a selection of Teacher Resources to support educators and administrators.

eBook High School Collection – Designed specifically for high school students and educators, this collection offers an easy way for libraries to provide full-text eBook coverage that aligns with their school’s curricula. This package contains nearly 8,000 eBook titles that support a quality learning experience across all academic subject areas, from History to Language & Literature to Science & Technology. Content includes a selection of classic literary works, important historical documents and general reference materials. This collection also features a selection of Teacher Resources to support educators and administrators.

Fun & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia

MAS Ultra – School Ed. and MAS Reference eBook Collection – This database 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 American, 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); an Image Collection of over 592,000 photos, maps & flags, color PDFs; and expanded full-text backfiles (back to 1975) for key magazines.

Middle Search and Middle Search Reference eBook Collection – Middle Search® Plus contains full text for more than 140 popular middle school magazines. All full-text articles are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles). Full text is also available for 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, maps and flags.

Primary Search and Primary Search Reference eBook Collection – Primary Search®, designed specifically for elementary school students 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. The database also provides the American Heritage® Children’s Dictionary, 3rd Edition from Houghton Mifflin and thousands of relevant photos, maps and flags.

Read It! 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.

Job, Career and School Resources

Learning Express Library – 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 education or career. Over 300 online academic and licensing practice tests including SAT, ACT, 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 much more.

How To Use the Learning Express Library – A Tutorial

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.

General & Public Library

HeritageQuest – HeritageQuest® Online is a comprehensive database of American genealogical sources—rich in unique primary sources, local and family histories, and finding aids. It delivers an essential collection of genealogical and historical sources—with coverage dating back to the 1700s.

MasterFILE and MasterFILE Reference eBook Collection – Designed specifically for public libraries, MasterFILE™ Premier contains full text for nearly 1,700 periodicals covering general reference, business, health, education, general science, multicultural issues, and much more. This database also contains the full text of more than 500 reference books, over 107,000 primary source documents, and an Image Collection of over 510,000 photos, maps & flags.

Newspaper Source – Newspaper Source™ provides cover-to-cover full text for more than 40 national (U.S.) and international newspapers, including Christian Science Monitor, USA Today, The Washington Post, The Washington Times, The Times (London), Toronto Star, etc. The database also contains selective full text for more than 370 regional (U.S.) newspapers. In addition, full-text television & radio news transcripts are provided from CBS News, CNN, CNN International, FOX News, NPR, etc.

Homework Help in EBSCO

How To Cite Articles

How To Search MLA International Bibliography

How to Use the Biography Reference Center

Downloadable Community Resource Guide for Henry County