Research databases: An entire reference library, searchable by keyword, available from your home computer. These are reliable, updated regularly, and written by experts. Parents may remember looking up sources in The Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature and then finding the print magazine or the microfiche of an article.
Written by experts
Easy to cite. They all have citations on the page that meet the sixth grade requirements for bibliographies.
Libraries pay for the subscription. Passwords are in the student agenda book. You must start at the High Rock Media Center page.
Available wherever you have an Internet Connection.
World Book: Choose World Book Kids for the easiest reading level.
Kid InfoBits: The green dot articles are the easiest. Magazines are often better than the reference sources in this database.
Fact Cite by Lincoln Library: High Rock owns 2 of the Lincoln Library Titles: Biographies and
Exploring Ancient Civilizations by Marshall Cavendish is sixth grade level
Tips for searching:
Use simple keywords - similar to what you would use if you were looking up an article in a reference book.
To search within a page, you can select Find under the Edit tab of your browser.
Gale In Context Databases have an advanced search feature.
Search for a particular publication or date
Select reading level. (Basic is middle school level)
Bold print in the basic search indicates a subject heading.
Search on this page (under the menu on the right) lets you search within all the results. For example, search first for Ancient Egypt and then for games.
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