Provides encyclopedia and article searching in a combined interface. It provides easy access to databases designed for students and educators. Databases include: Funk & Wagnall's New World Encyclopedia, Health Source, Middle Search Plus, Newspaper Source, Primary Search, Teacher Reference Center, Topic Overviews, and TOPICsearch.
Designed specifically for public libraries, this database provides full text for magazines, reference books and primary source documents. It also includes an extensive image collection containing photos, maps and flags. MasterFILE Premier contains full text for general reference magazines and publications that cover a wide-range of subject areas including business, health, education, general science and multicultural issues. PDF backfiles are available as far back as 1922 for key publications including American Libraries, Foreign Affairs, History Today, Library Journal, National Review, Saturday Evening Post and more. In addition, Science News is available in HTML back to 1975.
This comprehensive database contains full text for top high-school magazines including America's Civil War, American History, Archaeology, Astronomy, Bioscience, Civil War Times, CollegeXpress Magazine, Congressional Digest, Discover, History Today, Nation, National Review, New Republic, New Scientist, Popular Science, Science News, Scientific American, Smithsonian, World War II, and much more. All full-text articles are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles). MAS Ultra – School Edition also provides full text for more than 159,000 biographies and primary source documents, hundreds of reference books (including the Columbia Encyclopedia and the CIA World Fact Book), an image collection containing photos, maps, flags and color PDFs and expanded full-text backfiles (back to 1975) for key magazines.
Designed for middle school libraries, this database contains full text for popular middle school magazines, full-text biographies and historical essays. In addition, it includes primary source documents, reference books and a vast image collection. Middle Search Plus contains primary source documents including Essential Documents in American History and reference books such as the Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia and the Encyclopedia of Animals. Full-text magazines include Sports Illustrated Kids, Scholastic News, National Geographic and dozens more. All full-text articles are assigned reading level indicators (Lexiles) that provide educators with an estimate of the result’s reading difficulty and the approximate grade-level reading ability required for comprehension. Lexiles help teachers meet the needs of students with varying reading abilities and interests and allow students to read along at their own pace.
Novelist is an electronic readers' advisory resource that assists fiction readers in finding new authors and titles. In includes 90,000 full text reviews, over 36,000 subject headings and a complete spectrum of searching options, including searching by title, by author or simply by describing pertinent plot details.
The School Center resources can help students in elementary, middle and high school prepare for important tests, get extra help with assignments, and boost their skills in important subjects. Materials begin with 4th grade.
Teachers, librarians and student researchers can use this database to explore current events, social, political and economic issues, scientific discoveries and other popular topics frequently discussed in the classroom. To support classroom discussion, TOPICsearch contains full text for more than 96,000 articles from diverse content sources. Available via EBSCOhost or the Explora interface for schools and public libraries, TOPICsearch is accessible to students at all ages and will assist in fostering informed conversation and opinions in the classroom. Content includes: biographies, book reviews, government information, periodicals, public opinion polls, and international newspapers.
An interactive research tool complete with facts and figures to study and compare the countries of the world. This rich trove of current and historical statistics on the countries of the world makes historical and cross-national comparisons easy. Compare various characteristics of different countries by creating tables, charts, and spreadsheets for data crunching and deeper analysis. Get easy access to printable country maps and statistics, such as area, population, demographic and vital statistics, and gross national product. See how countries rank on economic and population measures or get information on significant geographic attributes, such as highest mountains and largest deserts.