K-12 Information and Reference Resources
(See Mr. Privett for district password.) This is an exciting collection of six different databases accommodating the research needs of all students grades kindergarten through 12. Summaries to each database are available below:
• Student Resources In Context is an engaging online experience for those seeking contextual information on a wide array of subjects. The solution merges Gale's authoritative and continuously updated reference content with full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites organized into a user-friendly portal experience.
• Research in Context was created specifically for middle-schoolers, and combines the best of Gale's reference content with age-appropriate videos, newspapers, magazines, primary sources, and much more. Students will find outstanding support to complete assignments in core subjects including literature, science, social studies, and history..
• InfoTrac Newsstand provides access to full-text newspapers and allows users to search articles instantly by title, headline, date, newspaper section, or other fields. The database offers a one-stop source for current news and searchable archives.
• Health and Wellness Resource Center provides access to full-text medical journals, magazines, reference works, multimedia, and much more. This comprehensive consumer health resource provides authoritative information on the full range of health-related issues, from current disease and disorder information to in-depth coverage of alternative medical practices for researchers of all levels.
• Kids InfoBits meets the research needs of students in Kindergarten through Grade 5. It features a developmentally appropriate, visually graphic interface, a subject-based topic tree search and full-text, age-appropriate, curriculum-related magazine, newspaper and reference content for information on current events, the arts, science, health, people, government, history, sports and more.
Information Please has been providing authoritative answers to all kinds of factual questions since 1938—first as a popular radio quiz show, then starting in 1947 as an annual almanac, and since 1998 on the Internet at www.infoplease.com. Many things have changed since 1938, but not our dedication to providing reliable information, in a way that engages and entertains.
Parents, teachers and librarians turn to Infoplease.com for factual information on an array of topics, including current events, pop culture, science, government and history. They can confidently point students and children to the site, assured that it's a safe place for kids to explore. The content is written and edited by editors, not users.
Internet Archive is a non-profit library of millions of free books, movies, software, music, websites, and more.
A free online dictionary and thesaurus with a simple interface, complete inflections, auto-suggest, adult-filtering, frequent updates, a browsable index, support for mobile devices, and millions of external reference links for definitions, audio, and etymology.
NebraskAccess, a service from the Nebraska Library Commission, provides the State's residents with free online access to thousands of full-text magazines, journals, newspapers, genealogy resources, business information and much more. The Nebraska Library Commission purchases access to these resources with funding from the State of Nebraska.
If you are using NebraskAccess from a school computer, no password is necessary. If you are using the service from a computer outside of school, you will need a password, which changes twice a year. Contact Mr. Privett to obtain the current password for Wahoo Public Schools. Please note: if you don't have the WPS password, you may also use your driver's license number to log into NebraskAccess.
A comprehensive worldwide collection of newspapers, magazines, radio, and television, along with resources.
(See Mr. Privett for district password.) This is a collection of numerous different databases for grades preK-12. Below is a summary of each database:
* World Book Kids - Simple navigation, colorful illustrations, activities for young students, and more.
* World Book Student - The complete World Book encyclopedia plus multimedia, web links, periodicals, and more.
* World Book Advanced - Primary source documents and ebooks fully integrated with encyclopedia content plus timelines, citation builder, and saved research.
* World Languages - World Book offers L'Encyclopédie Découverte and Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos for beginning students; and Gran Enciclopedia Hispánica for more advanced Spanish speakers.
* World Book Discover - A collection of resources for differentiated learning including read-aloud, text translation, video, and clear, easy-to-read information.
* Living Green - Explores environmental issues and efforts to reduce human impact on the environment.
* Early Peoples - An exploration of the history and cultures of important civilizations throughout history.
* Inventions and Discoveries - Explores the transformative impact of inventions and discoveries that have shaped our world.
* Dramatic Learning - Plays, skits, and monologues expand proven approaches to building reading fluency and content comprehension for all ages.
* Early World of Learning - Narrated stories, interactive games, non-fictional material, and more help young learners build vocabulary, comprehension, phonics, and reading fluency.
Library Compilations of Internet Resources by Subject: