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ResourceToolkit: General Resources (K-12)

Digital Toolkit LogoDigital General Resources available to students and teachers in the Madison-Oneida BOCES region. 
(Check your School Library's Database page for more resources purchased specifically for your school.)


Encyclopedias

WorldBook

WorldBook Online

Grades PK-12

When you need fast, reliable information for homework, reports, or just a lingering question, World Book Online is the place to go. A suite of seven databases geared toward specific age ranges and abilities, from the youngest learners to adults.

Features:

  • ​A colorful, approachable look and feel with articles written at your student's level
  • Illustrations and pictures, maps, audio files, videos, games, research tools, ebooks, activities, educator tools, primary source documents, and more
  • Easy access on desktops, laptops, and tablets

Scholastic GO!

Scholastic GO!

Grades 2-12

115,000 expertly written articles covering every core curriculum subject are sortable by Lexile level. 80,000 curated and editorially vetted websites support further learning through additional credible sources.

Features:

  • ​Follow up with hands-on projects, lesson plans, and more.
  • Email articles or export them to Google Classroom
  • Lesson plan library
  • Search for articles by subject or curriculum standard
  • Read aloud feature to support struggling readers and
    ELL students

Click on your building below to access your 24/7 Database page. Under the Encyclopedia topic find and click on Scholastic GO!. When prompted enter your building password. If you need the password please email your school librarian or cbrewer@moboces.org.

Camden
Camden Elementary
McConnellsville Elementary
Canastota
Roberts Street Elementary
Morrisville-Eaton
ER Andrews Elementary
NYSSD
NYS School for the Deaf
Rome
Bellamy Elementary
Denti Elementary
Gansevoort Elementary
John Joy Elementary
Ridge Mills Elementary
Staley Elementary
Stokes Elementary
Rome Free Academy
VVS
McAllister Elementary
Wettel Elementary

Britannica School Edition

Britannica School Edition Logo
Provided by Novel NY

Grades PK-12

Britannica School is an online encyclopedia and more! A go-to site for learning more about any subject-for all grades and all reading abilities. Offers three separate databases - Elementary, Middle, or High.

Features:

  • Built-in support for differentiated learning allows students to change reading levels with one simple click.
  • Read-aloud, a font size adjuster, and built-in translation tools support students with special needs and ELLs.
  • Integration with Britannica ImageQuest offers a streamlined ability to explore millions of related images right from the search results page (requires subscriptions to both resources).

 

Newspaper/Magazines

Kids InfoBits

Kids InfoBits
Provided by Novel NY

Grades K-5

Contains over 100 age-appropriate magazines for grades K-5. Also includes Merriam-Webster's Elementary Dictionary, maps, flags, seals, charts, and graphs.

Features:

  • ​Browse by category
  • Tools to create highlights, notes, citations, and download to Google Drive, OneDrive, or their computer
  • Graphical interface for young children

Newsbank Research Rocket


Newsbank Research Rocket

Grades K-12

ResearchRocket provides relevant articles about all curricular areas through appropriate content for all reading levels. Through easy access students can find information for their class assignments and research while teachers can locate suitable content to support their lesson plans and classroom discussions.

Features:

  • ​Browse by topic area
  • Aligns with all curricular areas
  • Integration with Google Drive
  • Easy-to-use citation and sharing tools

Project Creation

Britannica ImageQuest

Britannica ImageQuest

Grades PK-12

A database of copyright cleared images for educational content creation

Features:

  • Over 3 million images from over 62 different collections
  • Can be used by teachers for lessons, school websites, school newspapers, newsletters
  • Can be used by students for assignments and projects
  • Includes citation information for each image - teaches students the importance of citing their resources
  • Project ideas to incorporate into the classroom

Soundzabound

Soundzabound

Grades PK-12

An online music library of royalty-free sounds and music that meet all the licensing requirements needed for education.

Features:

  • Sounds & music for podcasts, presentations, vidoes, news shows, video yearbooks, digital storytelling, TV broadcasts, and web design
  • 8 Volumes of Music
  • 5 Volumes of Sound effects
  • Protect yourself & your school community from violating copyright law

Other Resources

Middle School - Gale In Context

Gale in Context Middle School
Provided by Novel NY

Grades 6-12

Created specifically for middle school students, Gale In Context: Middle School combines the best of Gale's reference content with age-appropriate videos, newspapers, magazines, primary sources, and much more. 

Features:

  • ​Browse by category
  • Tools to create highlights, notes, citations, and download to Google Drive, OneDrive, or their computer

High School - Gale In Context

Gale in Context High School

Grades 9-12

This all-in-one database combines articles from subject-area databases in science, history, biography and social issues.

Features:

  • Text-to-speech
  • Citation maker
  • Highlight and insert notes
  • Export articles or notes to Google Drive or OneDrive

Click on your building below to access your 24/7 Database page. Under the Reference topic find and click on High School: Gale in Context. When prompted enter your building password. If you need the password please email your school librarian or cbrewer@moboces.org.

Camden
Camden HS
Canastota
Canastota Jr/Sr
Hamilton
Hamilton MS/HS
Madison
Madison Central
MOBOCES
MOBOCES Campus
Morrisville-Eaton
Morrisville-Eaton MS/HS
NYSSD
NYS School for the Deaf
Oneida
Oneida HS
Rome
Rome Free Academy
Stockbridge-Valley
Stockbridge-Valley Central
VVS
VVS MS/HS

Rosen Teen Health & Wellness

Teen Health & Wellness

Grades 7-12

Provides middle and high school students with up-to-date, nonjudgmental, straightforward curricular, and self-help support. Articles are correlated to state, national, and provincial standards, including Common Core Health and Science. Topics covered include diseases, drugs, alcohol, nutrition, mental health, suicide, bullying, LGBTQ+ issues, and more.

Features:

  • ​Text-to-Speech and enhanced text visibility ensures all learners can read and succeed
  • Instant Translation into over 100 languages, including Spanish, French, Chinese, Russian, Arabic, Korean, and more
  • EasyBib and NoodleTools citation tools allow users to generate article citations in MLA, APA, and Chicago formats
  • Save articles to Google Drive

Click on your building below to access your 24/7 Database page. Under the Health Science topic find and click on Teen Health & Wellness. When prompted enter your building password. If you need the password please email your school librarian or cbrewer@moboces.org.

Camden
Camden MS
Camden HS
Canastota
Canastota Jr/Sr
Hamilton
Hamilton MS/HS
Madison
Madison Central
MOBOCES
MOBOCES Campus
Morrisville-Eaton
Morrisville-Eaton MS/HS
NYSSD
NYS School for the Deaf
Oneida
Otto Shortell MS
Oneida HS
Rome
Strough MS
Rome Free Academy
Stockbridge-Valley
Stockbridge-Valley Central
VVS
VVS MS/HS