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Resources for elementary students: CultureGrams, SIRS Discoverer
Resources for middle school students: CultureGrams, SIRS Discoverer, SIRS Issues Researcher, eLibrary, Black Freedom Struggle
Resources for high school students: CultureGrams (World Edition), SIRS Issues Researcher, eLibrary, Schools & Educators Complete, ProQuest Research Companion, Black Freedom Struggle
The following resources are ideal for elementary, middle and high schoolstudents:
CultureGrams: Unique cultural information provided by natives and long-term residents on daily life and social customs around the world. The World Edition is written at a higher Lexile for older grades. Grades 3+
SIRS Discoverer Selected articles and graphics and books for social issues for early learners. Grades 3+
SIRS Issues Researcher Selected articles and graphics on the enduring and talked-about issues of the day. Grades 6+.
eLibrary: A massive collection of digitized newspapers, magazines and images with editorialized topic pages to aid with navigation. Grades 6+.
SIRS Discoverer is a general reference database providing age-appropriate, authoritative, curriculum-aligned content and features for use by students and educators in Elementary and Middle/Intermediate Schools. It supports assignments such as biography reports, animal reports, and research on controversial issues. A wealth of information is available below:
The SIRS Discoverer LibGuide aggregates the most recent webinar recordings and educational materials, such as e-learning modules.
SIRS Issues Researcher provides background and current analysis necessary for research and understanding of 360+ current and pervasive Leading Issues. Analysis and opinions cover the pros, cons, and everything in between on the most researched and debated social issues. The content is tagged with Lexile reading levels and subject headings and includes 3000+ interactives, maps, timelines, and primary sources. Find more information below:
eLibrary is a user-friendly general reference tool that provides content, context, and pathways to beginning users as they research a topic. With eLibrary's Research Topics, users can review the best content, curated by editors. The "guided interface" browse experience is highly visual and intuitive; additionally, users can search eLibrary content on the ProQuest academic platform (https://search.proquest.com/elibrary) alongside other resources, like ProQuest Central Student. Find out more:
Schools & Educators Complete includes a variety of ebooks that support educators at all levels-- including elementary educators. Note that there are two ways to access this content: through the Ebook Central platform (using a link provided by your school/district) or through the ProQuest academic platform. More information is available below:
Schools & Educators Complete resides on the Ebook Central platform. To learn more about using this interface, visit the Ebook Central LibGuide
To use this resource remotely, users will need to create personal accounts. More information is available here.
Learn about using a bookshelf, below:
ProQuest Research Companion
ProQuest Research Companion
ProQuest Research Companion is an intuitive, and self-guided product that supports information literacy, writing, and research skills instruction occurring in today's libraries and online learning environments. It provides a new foundation and companion to "one-shot" sessions, allowing librarians and instructors to focus on teaching more complex research and writing principles.
Studies have shown that today's researchers are unequivocally overwhelmed with too much information and data—throughout all the stages of the research process. By combining learning modules and quick start evaluator tools into one resource, ProQuest Research Companion helps researchers in their quest to more effectively find, evaluate, and use information. Learn more below:
The site features select primary-source documents related to critical people and events in African American history. Our intention is to support a wide range of students, independent researchers and anyone interested in learning more about the foundation of ongoing racial injustice in the U.S. – and the fights against it.