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Resources for elementary students: CultureGrams, SIRS Discoverer
Resources for middle school students: CultureGrams, SIRS Discoverer, SIRS Issues Researcher, eLibrary
Resources for high school students: CultureGrams (World Edition), SIRS Issues Researcher, eLibrary, ProQuest Central Student, Schools & Educators Complete, ProQuest Research Companion
Online Content Resources
K-12Culturegrams™ is an online resource of reports on 209 countries, each U.S. state, and all 13 Canadian provinces and territories. Reports contain information on daily life and culture, including the history, customs, and lifestyles of the world's people, as well as audio, video, images, maps, infographics, and classroom exercises.
Grades 3-9SIRS Discoverer is a general reference database providing safe, reliable content on a variety of topics. Find information for biography and animal reports, and research critical social issues to understand multiple perspectives.
Grades 6+SIRS Issues Researcher delivers multiple perspectives on today’s complex social issues with relevant, credible information that tells the whole story on the major questions of the day. Analyses and opinions hand selected from thousands of national and international sources such as newspaper & magazine articles, videos, charts, maps, statistics, primary sources and government documents.
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Grades 6+eLibrary delivers one of the largest general reference collections of periodical and digital media content. Students will find the answers they need from more than 2,000 full-text magazines, newspapers, books, and transcript titles, plus a collection of over 7 million maps, pictures, weblinks, and audio/video files.
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Grades 9+ ProQuest Central Student brings instant results across thousands of journals, magazines, newspapers, videos, reports, and other types of content. This multidisciplinary resource brings together some of ProQuest’s most used higher education databases in education, humanities, psychology, science, social sciences, and news.
Grades 9+Schools and Educators Complete™ contains thousands of ebook titles, acessible 24/7. Note: Each district has their own distinct URL for log in. The URL above directs users to the ProQuest academic platform. Please check with your school library/media contact for access.
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Grades 8+ ProQuest Research Companion is a tutorial product providing video instruction on the important concepts in information literacy.
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