CORE COLLECTION

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CORE COLLECTION BY GRADE LEVEL

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INFOhio's Core Collection provides state-funded resources free to all Ohio's K-12 students and teachers.

A username and password are required for home access; see your school library media specialist OR complete the username and password request form.

Funded in part through an Institute of Museum and Library Services LSTA grant awarded by the State Library of Ohio.

 
How to Use INFOhio's Core Collection of Electronic Resources

INFOhio's Core Collection of Electronic Resources, 16 tools selected for K-12 research, provides state-funded resources free to all Ohio K-12 students and and educators for the 2011-2012 school year. A username and password are required for home access; see your school library media specialist, technology coordinator or classroom teacher.

MATERIALS BY GRADE LEVEL

K-5

6-8

9-12

MATERIALS BY SUBJECT

K-5

6-8

9-12

MATERIALS BY TYPE

Atlases and Maps

Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos. Spanish language maps in specific articles.

L'Encyclopédie Découverte. French language maps in specific articles.

Oxford Reference Online: Premium Collection. World Maps provides locator, physical and political maps for each country.

World Book Advanced. Full-color maps of the world, continents, countries, states and provinces, and many cities from the Atlas link near the Research Tools section and in many articles.

World Book Kids. Full-color maps of the world, continents, countries, states and provinces, and many cities from the Maps link in the main menu and in many articles.

World Book Student. Full-color maps of the world, continents, countries, states and provinces, and many cities from the Atlas link near the top of the screen and in many articles.

Biographies

Biography Reference Bank. Articles about more than a half-million people, most in full text, from around the world, both living and dead.

EBSCOhost. In Search Results when searching a single database.

Oxford Reference Online: Premium Collection. Brief entries in the Who's Who... series.

Science Online. Thousands of biographies of key scientists throughout history, many with pictures. Linked from right menu.

World Book Advanced. Use the search box to search for articles, pictures and Web sites.

World Book Kids. Search by name or browse the subject links to dig deeper.

World Book Student. Use the search box to search for articles, pictures and Web sites.

Dictionaries and Thesauruses

EBSCOhost. American Heritage Children's Dictionary in Searchasaurus.

Oxford Reference Online: Premium Collection. 175+ complete reference titles, fully indexed and cross-searchable, for facts, figures, definitions, quotations and translations.

Science Online. Thousands of definitions in Science Dictionary in the main menu.

World Book Advanced. Use Dictionary in the Research Tools section or double-click a word within encyclopedia articles.

World Book Kids. Use the Dictionary link in the main menu.

World Book Student. Use the Dictionary link near the top of the screen or double-click a word within encyclopedia articles.

E-books

LearningExpress Library. Study guides and test-preparation books to prepare for high-stakes tests—to advance in school, or pass licensing, certification, or competitive entry-level exams.

Literature Online From Chadwyck-Healey. Full-text, searchable works, including poetry, drama and fiction.

World Book Advanced. Available e-books are linked from the right frame of Search Results.

Encyclopedias

EBSCOhost. Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia in Searchasaurus and All Database Search. Encyclopedia of Animals.

Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos. Spanish language encyclopedia.

L'Encyclopédie Découverte. French language encyclopedia.

Oxford Reference Online: Premium Collection. 13,000+ brief entries in World Encyclopedia.

Science Online. Science, math and technology articles.

World Book Advanced. Appropriate for high school and college students.

World Book Kids. Targeted for students up through grade 5.

World Book Student. Appropriate for middle school students.

Foreign Language

Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos. Spanish language encyclopedia.

L'Encyclopédie Découverte. French language encyclopedia.

Mango Languages. Online foreign language learning system teaching practical conversation and cultural awareness for the world’s most popular languages. In addition, there are 15 English-as-a-Second Language (ESL) packages to help various foreign language speakers learn English.

Oxford Reference Online: Premium Collection. Bilingual dictionaries for English and French, German, Irish, Italian, Latin, Spanish and Welsh

Images and Pictures

The ART Collection. 70,000+ digital images of paintings, sculptures, drawings, photographs, textiles, costumes, jewelry and more, from earliest times to the present.

Biography Reference Bank. 36,000+ images.

EBSCOhost. Pictures in Searchasaurus; Images in the other databases.

Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos. Images in articles.

L'Encyclopédie Découverte. Images link in main menu and in articles. Dictionnaire Visuel (Visual Dictionary) in main menu work with French or English.

Oxford Reference Online: Premium Collection. 6,000+ illustrations in Visual English Dictionary.

Science Online. 6,800+ diagrams, illustrations, and images.

World Book Advanced. Use Advanced Search to find or browse for specific pictures and maps.

World Book Kids. Maps and pictures in articles or use Maps or Pictures in main menu.

World Book Student. Use Advanced Search to find or browse for specific pictures and maps. Use the Atlas tab near the top of the screen to locate maps.

Learning Activities

LearningExpress Library. 100+ programs to learn, practice and prepare for tests on a variety of subjects in elementary, middle and high school.

Science Online. More than 1,000 science experiments and activities covering key indexed by grade range, subject category and time required.

World Book Early World of Learning. Resources to help preschoolers and children in the early grades grasp critical early childhood themes while developing reading and oral language skills

World Book Kids. Activities in main menu to Think It! - Be It! - Make It!

World Book Student. Quizzes and Activities in the middle panel of the main search page.

Magazine and Journal Articles

EBSCOhost. 6,000+ magazine subscriptions, most in full text, from children's magazines to professional research.

NewsBank Newspapers. 25+ full-text subscriptions of popular titles.

World Book Advanced. Selected EBSCOhost articles in articles' Related Information box.

Multimedia

Digital Video Collection. More than 400 videos, with more than 2,000 instructional modules, for almost all subjects and grade levels.

Science Online. Hundreds of videos and Flash animations covering a variety of scientific disciplines

World Book Advanced. Linked from Search Results in specific articles or use Advanced Search to find videos and animations.

World Book Student. Videos linked from Search Results, following specific searches.

Newspaper Articles

EBSCOhost. 300+ full-text newspaper subscriptions, U.S. and international.

NewsBank Newspapers. 30 full-text newspapers, including 17 Ohio titles.

Primary Source Documents

EBSCOhost. In Search Results, when searching a single database.

ProQuest Ancestry Library Edition. Billions of records in census data, vital records, directories, photos and more. Home access is NOT available.

World Book Advanced. Listed in right frame of Search Results. Use Related Primary Source Information in articles' right frame or Advanced Search to find or browse for documents on specific topics.

Quotations

Oxford Reference Online: Premium Collection. Five quotation dictionaries.

Test Practice and Tutorials

LearningExpress Library. Practice tests and tutorials in several subjects from upper elementary to post high School, with scoring and analysis.

Timelines

Oxford Reference Online: Premium Collection. Timelines on 30+ themes, four English-speaking countries. 20th Century Timeline spans 1851-2000.

Science Online. Chronology of science history, organized by time period or scientific topic, and searchable by year or keyword, updated monthly.

World Book Advanced. Organized by themes: Art and Literature, Political Leaders, Science, World History. A Timeline Builder allows you to build your own timeline.

Web Sites

Oxford Reference Online: Premium Collection. 1,000+ selected site from Links in menu bar.

World Book Advanced. Linked from left frame of Search Results and from Related Information box in articles' right frame. Use Advanced Search to find or browse for Web sites on specific topics.

World Book Kids. At the bottom of many articles.

World Book Student. Linked from left frame of Search Results and from Related Information box in articles' right frame. Use Advanced Search to find or browse for Web sites on specific topics.

 

Updated April 30, 2012

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