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Kids InfoBits 14 copies
American Law Yearbook (2002) 5 copies
World of Invention 2 (1998) 5 copies
Myth Legend World (2000) 4 copies
Super PACs (At Issue) (2014) 2 copies
The Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine, Vol. 5 (T-Z) (1998) — Publisher — 1 copy
Community Policing (2014) 1 copy
Copyright Infringement (2014) 1 copy
Medical Testing (2014) 1 copy

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I actually read the short story, not the study guide but GR didnt have the short story in their database
SRQlover | Jul 18, 2023 |
Gale Virtual Reference Library, Available through the Michigan eLibrary (http://www.mel.org). Grades 8-12.

This database is a useful tool for middle and high school students looking for concise, encyclopedia-style articles on particular topics. The search bar does not offer a very targeted search: users are better off picking a reference work themselves (they can select one after choosing a subject area from a menu on the left – subjects range from “Biography” to “Environment” to “Nation and World”) and searching within that work. Because of this, this database is a more effective tool for students who already know what they are looking for, as reference works are not particularly conducive to browsing (although each work is broken down by its table of contents, allowing users to peruse the work if they so desire – or easily access its user’s guide). The articles themselves are school-worthy sources that could easily be used in homework or projects, and the works included cover a wide variety of topics. Reference works such as Contemporary Black Biography or Women in World History could even prove useful in the classroom. Unfortunately the dryness of the interface and the lack of ease in searching do not make the database a very appealing one to teenage students.… (more)
tierneyc | Dec 4, 2014 |
Opposing Viewpoints is a Gale database with resources on contemporary social issues. Each topic has its own page which include all the resources on the chosen issue, including essays on opposing viewpoints, news, statistics, videos, photos, maps, and peer-reviewed scholarly resources. The viewpoints used include questions for users to keep in mind when reading as well as a bio on the viewpoint author and citations for further research. Each issue page is formatted in the same way making it easy for teens to navigate. Users can also use the advanced search options to search by content type and limit results to peer-reviewed articles. This would be an excellent resource for debate assignments or persuasive essays that require knowledge of controversial topic in contemporary society. Also included are national and state curriculum standards and links to additional Gale resources for teachers, including lesson plans. Highly recommended.… (more)
alovett | 1 other review | Dec 2, 2014 |
Kids InfoBits is a clearly-organized and easy to use database for children that provides access to a limited number of authoritative sources on a variety of educational subjects. With several optional filters, an advanced search option, and items organized by format, the database functions just the same as a database for adults, but simplified. It is well-suited for simple searches, but not suitable to deeper or more complex searches. After landing on the colorful, image-heavy homepage, users can select a subject to view broadly or use a search bar to locate a specific topic. The subject headings are illustrated with large photos, which may help younger users’ comprehension. The difficulty level of each resource is indicated by a small symbol, with a key provided. The advanced search option allows for customized searches, including searching by Lexile level. While the results of any search have been vetted for reliability, many are not recent and may be outdated. The site is intuitively designed and will be easy for most students to use, but features such as a carousel on the front page may be barriers for disabled users. Overall, this is a helpful resource for introducing children to databases. Recommended. Grades 3-7… (more)
kottenbrookk | 12 other reviews | Nov 17, 2014 |


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