New Online Databases Added 2009-2010 Did you know… Com Cat • Over 31 billion searches are done in Google each The literature (and statistics like those above) shows that month—up from 2.7 billion per month in 2006. students are looking for a new information-seeking model. • Over 4 exabytes of new information are generated every To help students, the following new databases will be part year—more than was generated in the last 5,000 years. of the Com Cat federated search by early September 2009 • The amount of new technical information generated (http://comcat-agent.auto-graphics.com). Students and doubles every two years--and the pace is increasing. educators can search all databases simultaneously. The Did You Know 3.0? Com Cat interface will be updated and will feature RIA http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jpEnFwiqdx8&NR=1&feature=fvwp (Rich Internet Applications) and 2.0—including cover flow. Until that time, here are the direct hyperlinks. EVERYBODY World Book Kids Learn360 http://www.worldbookonline.com/kids/Home http://www.learn360.com Offers simple navigation, thousands of colorful illustrations, Includes streaming media. Outstanding K-12 content from diagrams, and maps, and dozens of activities tied to national PBS, National Geographic, Standard Deviants, Slim Good- curriculum standards. body, Sunburst Visual Media and dozens of other educational video producers. World Book Discoverer http://www.worldbookonline.com/wbdiscover/home iCLIPART for Schools Differentiated instruction site features read-aloud and transla- http://schools.iclipart.com/iowa/ tion capabilities, more video, and clear, easy-to-read articles. WILBOR SECONDARY http://wilbor.lib.overdrive.com Advanced Placement Source Thousands of audiobooks are available for download. Many http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=ip,uid& titles are compatible with iPods. Includes award-winning profile=ehost&defaultdb=aqh titles such as Iowa Children’s Choice, Iowa Teen, Iowa High Designed to meet the needs of students in AP courses. Con- School. This is a consortium with public libraries and users tains more than 5,550 full-text academic journals and maga- must have a library card with the participating local library to zines and over 440,000 photos, maps and flags. download audiobooks. History Reference Center ELEMENTARY/MIDDLE http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=ip,uid& Discovery Education Science K-8 profile=ehost&defaultdb=khh http://www.discoveryeducation.com History reference database: full-text of 170 history periodi- Includes standards-based streaming videos, virtual labs, cals; 112,000 historical documents; more than 119,000 simulations, reading passages and more, coupled with a real- biographies of historical figures; more than 113,000 historical time formative assessment component. Organized around an photos and maps; and more than 80 hours of historical video. inquiry framework covering Physical, Earth and Space, and Life Sciences. It is designed to encourage exploration, stimu- Literary Reference Center late critical thinking, and deepen understanding of science. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=ip,uid&prof DEScience will be integrated into the search done with the ile=lrc DEstreaming database. Look for it in early September. Contains full text for more than 31,000 plot summaries, syn- opses and work overviews, 100,000 articles/essays of literary NoveList K-8 Plus criticism, 164,000 author biographies, 450 literary journals, http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=ip,uid& 630,000 book reviews, 68,000 classic and contemporary profile=novpk8 poems, 18,000 classic and contemporary short stories, 5,600 This upgrade to Plus provides access to over 17,000 non- author interviews, 8,200 classic texts, and much more. fiction titles designed to support the curriculum and kids’ pleasure reading. continued on back page Newspaper Source Plus Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=ip,uid& http://www.worldbookonline.com/eeh/Home profile=ehost&defaultdb=n5h Contains 1,520 full-text newspapers, providing more than Gran Enciclopedia Hispanica 28 million full-text articles; and more than 601,300 TV and http://worldbook.planetasaber.com/?.dest=worldbook. radio news transcripts, videos & podcasts. planetasaber.com&.pc=planetasaberwb&.pid=INS507895&. ts=1247147297&.sig=ok1PjiodnBPWGYcpljh8zD7qEMY% NoveList Plus 3D http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=ip,uid& profile=novplus LeEncyclopedia Decouverte This upgrade to Plus provides over 200,000 fiction and http://www.worldbookonline.com/decouverte/home readable nonfiction titles, feature content including lists of award-winning books, Book Discussion Guides, BookTalks, Recommended Reads and more. Points of View Reference Databases we had to let go… http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=ip,uid&site Newsbank (including DM Register) =pov&return=y ClipArt.com This full-text database provides students with a series of es- eLibrary Science says that present multiple sides of a current issue. Provides Learning: Literature 250 topics, each with an overview (objective background/ PD360 description), point (argument), counterpoint (opposing argu- ment), and Critical Thinking Guide. Some Sample Essential Concepts and/or Skills Science Reference Center from Iowa Core Curriculum… http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=ip,uid&prof Here’s how the rich content in online reference data- ile=ehost&defaultdb=sch bases, the information-seeking skills, and 21st century Contains full text for hundreds of science encyclopedias, information and technology literacy skills can be inte- reference books, periodicals, and other sources. grated. More information on the Iowa Core Curriculum is at http://www.aea11.k12.ia.us/icc/ AND http://www. World Book Student corecurriculum.iowa.gov/Home.aspx. http://www.worldbookonline.com/student/home • Demonstrate creative thinking in the design and Includes the articles of the Encyclopedia, a Biography Center, development of innovative technology products and dictionary, atlas, an extensive multimedia collection, thou- problem solving. sands of editor-selected Web sites, correlations to curriculum • Plan strategies utilizing digital tools to gather, evalu- standards, and much more. ate, and use information. • Use critical thinking skills to conduct research, solve World Book Advanced problems, and make informed decisions using appro- http://www.worldbookonline.com/advanced/home priate technological tools and resources. Powerful reference tool that includes encyclopedic, multime- • Apply digital tools to gather, evaluate, and use infor- dia, e-book, and primary source databases, fully integrated in mation. a single search. • Use a variety of skills and strategies to comprehend nonfiction and informational text. Early Peoples Digital Library • Read for a variety of purposes and across content http://www.worldbookonline.com/digitallibraries/earlypeo- areas. ples/home Explore the history of such ancient cultures as the Egyptians, Greeks, Romans, Australian Aborigines, Maori, and Chinese, among others, in this expansive online reference collection. Inventions and Discoveries Digital Library http://www.worldbookonline.com/digitallibraries/inventions/ home An exploration of the transformative impact of the inventions 6500 Corporate Drive and discoveries that continue to shape our world today. Johnston, IA 50131 Living Green Digital Library (515) 270-9030 http://www.worldbookonline.com/digitallibraries/livinggreen/ Fax (515) 270-5383 home www.aea11.k12.ia.us Students explore environmental issues and current efforts to reduce human impact on the environment. Heartland Area Education Agency 11 does not discriminate based on gender, gender identity, race, national/ethnic origin, creed, age, marital status, sexual orientation, or disability. Direct inquiries to the Affirmative Action Coordinator, 6500 Corporate Dr., Johnston, IA 50131-1603, or Director, Office for Civil Rights, Chicago, IL 60606-7204.
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