June 21, 2018

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Free Primary Sources To Engage Students

Librarian Tom Bober curates a strong set of resources, with tips on how to make the best use of these websites.

This article was published in School Library Journal's June 2018 issue. Subscribe today and save up to 35% off the regular subscription rate.

A Dino Guide, a Biblical Who’s Who, and More Reference Titles

New titles from DK shed light on dinosaurs and biblical figures, while a new Guinness World Records volume has a science slant.

This article was published in School Library Journal's May 2018 issue. Subscribe today and save up to 35% off the regular subscription rate.

Engage Students in Inquiry Based-Learning with Discovery Education’s STEM Connect

This curriculum-based database pushes elementary and middle school students to think about STEM and problem-solving in new ways.

This article was published in School Library Journal's April 2018 issue. Subscribe today and save up to 35% off the regular subscription rate.

Reference Titles on Death, Genealogy, & More

This month’s reference print titles run the gamut, from an encyclopedia on just about everything to a guide to genealogy.

This article was published in School Library Journal's March 2018 issue. Subscribe today and save up to 35% off the regular subscription rate.

Infobase’s World Almanac For Kids Elementary Provides a Little Something for Everyone

With info on everything from animals to the weather, Infobase’s new database offers a trove of material.

This article was published in School Library Journal's February 2018 issue. Subscribe today and save up to 35% off the regular subscription rate.

World Records, Atlases Galore, & More Reference Works

The latest print reference titles include atlases, a guide to choosing college majors, and much more.

This article was published in School Library Journal's January 2018 issue. Subscribe today and save up to 35% off the regular subscription rate.

Customize Lesson Plans with StudySync

StudySync’s new resource helps educators create lesson plans that build students’ vocabulary, hone research skills, and much more.

This article was published in School Library Journal's December 2017 issue. Subscribe today and save up to 35% off the regular subscription rate.

A true gift from SHEG: DIY digital literacy assessments and tools for historical thinking

You may remember Stanford History Education Group (SHEG) for its groundbreaking and utterly depressing report, Evaluating Information: The Cornerstone of Online Civic Reasoning. In the November 2016 Executive Summary, the researchers shared: When thousands of students respond to dozens of tasks there are endless variations. That was certainly the case in our experience. However, at each level—middle […]

Most Unusual Atlases, Animals Galore, & More Reference Titles

A collection of centuries-old maps, a country-by-country look at foods, a sumptuous look at the arts, and much more.

This article was published in School Library Journal's November 2017 issue. Subscribe today and save up to 35% off the regular subscription rate.

Jazz Up Your Social Studies Curriculum with LaunchPacks

Looking to supplement your social studies curriculum? Save time and rely on vetted content with a new resource from Britannica.

This article was published in School Library Journal's October 2017 issue. Subscribe today and save up to 35% off the regular subscription rate.

Reference Titles on Sharks, Medical Marvels, & More

Explore the world of tiger sharks and great whites; give kids their first glimpse of geography; and examine the history of medicine.

This article was published in School Library Journal's September 2017 issue. Subscribe today and save up to 35% off the regular subscription rate.

Nurture Budding Researchers with a User-Friendly Database from Gareth Stevens

Students looking to complete their very first research project will find the assistance they need with Report Builder.

This article was published in School Library Journal's July 2017 issue. Subscribe today and save up to 35% off the regular subscription rate.

Reference Titles on the Presidents, Geography, & Science

These recent reference titles profile the presidents, offer a year-by-year look at science, and more.

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Cracking the Code with Rosen Digital | Reference Online

Rosen Digital’s interactive ebook collection provides information on Raspberry Pi, algorithms, Ruby, and more.

This article was published in School Library Journal's May 2017 issue. Subscribe today and save up to 35% off the regular subscription rate.

5 Reference Titles for Armchair Travelers, Record Breakers, and More

Lonely Planet takes readers on a ride through 86 cities and Guinness World Records recaps all the latest weird and wacky pop culture trends.

This article was published in School Library Journal's April 2017 issue. Subscribe today and save up to 35% off the regular subscription rate.

Today’s Economic Issues: Democrats and Republicans by Nancy S. Lind, Erik T. Rankin, & Gardenia Harris | SLJ Review

LIND, Nancy S., Erik T. Rankin, & Gardenia Harris. Today’s Economic Issues: Democrats and Republicans. 387p. (Across the Aisle). bibliog. ebook available. index. glossary. websites. ABC-CLIO. Aug. 2016. Tr $97. ISBN 9781440839368.

Gr 9 Up –The second installment in a series that aims to help readers get a better sense of the political parties, this title focuses on economic issues. In a democracy, each party advocates for what it believes is best for the country and the people. However, […]

New Reference Works on Economics, Dogs, Vietnam, & More

This month’s reference reviews include a guide to dog breeds, a look at the Vietnam War’s role in pop culture, and more.

This article was published in School Library Journal's March 2017 issue. Subscribe today and save up to 35% off the regular subscription rate.

ReferencePoint’s New Database Considers Both Sides of the Argument

With this informative new database from ReferencePoint, students will be able to carefully examine hot-button issues such as cyberbullying and legalizing marijuana.

This article was published in School Library Journal's February 2017 issue. Subscribe today and save up to 35% off the regular subscription rate.

Discovery Education Makes E-Textbooks Easy | Reference Online

Looking to make the digital shift to e-textbooks? Discovery Education’s “Techbook” series is the perfect place to start.

This article was published in School Library Journal's December 2016 issue. Subscribe today and save up to 35% off the regular subscription rate.

“Zoom” in on Animals and Biographies with Abdo | Reference Online

Looking for additional materials on animals and famous figures? Check out Abdo’s latest resource.

This article was published in School Library Journal's September 2016 issue. Subscribe today and save up to 35% off the regular subscription rate.