Get Ready to Read! is designed to support educators, parents, and young children in the development of early literacy skills in the years before kindergarten. Intended for use with all children, the resources and information provided on this site promote skill-building, communication between adults, and ways to address concerns.
View the greatest events in world history with photographs, audio sound bites, video, and graphics, for over 185 years. Over 3,000 photos/images/sound bites/graphics added daily, including audio and visual snapshots.
Find peer-reviewed, full-text articles from journals in the areas of the physical and social sciences, technology, medicine, engineering, the arts, literature, and more. Undergraduate researchers can expand and refine search results through the Topic Finder, and citation tools are integrated directly into the user’s workflow.
Extensive coverage at every level—international, national, regional, state and local. This fully searchable resource features news content from all 50 U.S. states as well as more than 5,300 international news sources from 140 countries. This includes more than 528 million current and archived news articles. Users can pinpoint information, compare diverse views, and track subjects geographically and over time with the deepest newspaper archives available.
Explores all aspects of the African-American experience, from the past to the present. Features biographies, historical documents, photographs, timelines and maps, quotes, and a bibliography.
Access to information on people, issues and events in the local area and around the country. This comprehensive resource offers hundreds of millions of current and archived full-text articles from newspapers nationwide in a single, fully searchable online resource. It includes access to more than 3000 U.S. news sources
(ebook) Covers everything from monumental events and groundbreaking individuals to the fascinating details of Americans' daily lives. Supports historical research in disciplines from the arts and business to law, medicine, technology and social trends.
Authoritative reference to the most important individuals, events, and topics in the United States, spanning more than 500 years of political, military, social, and cultural history. The resource is organized by content type, topic, era, and activity as well as by the National Standards for U.S. History.
A global view of the pre-modern world, exploring the civilizations of Africa (general), Egypt, Greece, Rome, Mesoamerica, and Mesopotamia.
(ebook) Focuses on writers and works published since 1950. The majority of the authors surveyed are African American, but representative African and Caribbean authors are also included.
Provides author biographies, great works of world literature, a timeline and, most notably, Professor Harold Bloom’s selection of authors and works that represent the greatest achievements of the Western literary tradition.
Watch videos and read books about Animals and Nature, Earth and Sky, People and Places, ABC’s and 1, 2, 3’s, Family and Community, Music and Rhyme, Adventure, and more. Enjoy read aloud with words highlighting and interactive games. Some films and books are available in Spanish too!
Search a single catalog reflecting the holdings of over 1,500 Pennsylvania libraries and their combined collections of over 41 million books, audio materials, reference materials, movies, and much more.
Learn how to be a safe, responsible, and smart citizen with these eBooks that teach you how to avoid predators, play games safely online, protect your privacy, and use social networks.
ERIC is the largest database of articles in the field of education and is sponsored by the Institute of Education Sciences of the United States Department of Education. Its easy-to-use format provides education research and information for educators, researchers, and the general public.
Access over 1,100 academic journals and ERIC database reports in the field of education. Key subject areas include administration, bilingual education, child development and psychology, funding, health education, technology, and testing.
(ebook) A three-volume survey of food and its place in human culture and society, presented through 600 alphabetically sorted entries. Features multidisciplinary coverage of such topics as comfort food, ethnicity and food, medieval banquets, and nutrient composition, among many others. Includes photographs, illustrations, sidebars, recipes, menus, and timelines. For students and general readers.
(ebook) Provides examples of science projects and experiments that can be replicated for science fairs and other purposes, as well as suggestions on ways to design projects that investigate specific scientific topics and includes step-by-step descriptions of projects.
Explore topic collections from Agriculture to World History with 29 e-resources covering business information, communications, diversity, environment, fine arts, hospitality, military, nursing, pop culture, psychology, religion and more!
(ebook) The birth of Aphrodite, the Trojan Horse, Zeus disguised as a swan. These and other classical myths and legends are usually encountered separately, but together they make up a coherent, multigenerational saga of epic battles, bizarre metamorphoses, immortal heroes, and all-too-human godsóa fantastic world recognizably real to its audience.
(ebook) A guide to Hinduism through the ages, offering readers an accessible way of exploring its complex deities, mythological characters, and ideas.
(ebook) In thematic chapters and encyclopedia-style entries, Handbook of Native American Mythology examines the characters and deities, rituals, sacred locations and objects, concepts, and stories that define mythological cultures of various indigenous peoples.
Search all of our FactsOnFile databases at once! Includes African-American History Online, American History Online, Ancient and Medieval History Online, and Modern World History Online.
Secondary school students will have access to age-appropriate content from magazines, journals, newspapers, reference books, and engaging multi-media covering a wide range of subjects, from science, history, and literature to political science, sports, and environmental studies.
(ebook) This 4-vol. set provides comprehensive coverage of the foods and recipes from 70 representative countries and culture groups worldwide -- from Algeria to Zimbabwe.