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HCPS Subscription Databases

An overview of the various databases Arford County Public Schools subscribe to and their uses.

Erik Snyder

on 4 May 2010

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Transcript of HCPS Subscription Databases

An overview of the online
subscription databases
Harford County Public Schools
subscribes to and their educational implications.
Melissa Friedman WJES
& Erik S. Snyder AHS
Media Specialists

Encyclopedia Americana- thousands of encyclopedia articles, a dictionary, an atlas, facts and figures, projects, experiments, literary selections, and Internet links to carefully evaluated sites
Lands and Peoples- provides accessible, easy-to-understand articles on countries, cultures, and current events through essays and photographs.
Knowledge Source- great variety of editorially selected resources; includes government documents, web sites, full text magazine, newspaper, and journal articles, and primary source documents.
Discoverer- interactive database for K-12 school students; consists of full text articles from more than 1,600 magazines, newspapers, and U.S. Government documents; also contains the World Almanac for Kids, Comptons Encyclopedia, a dictionary, a thesaurus, an Internet search engine, country facts, biographies, and a variety of activities.
Decades- 20th Century American Primary source documents.
the entire World Book Encyclopedia including articles, maps, pictures, and other graphic aides; also contains a frequently updated current events page, a dictionary, and an interactive atlas; citation builder
a kids version accessible to reluctant readers
a Spanish version for ESL learners and Spanish World Language students
Primary source information from countries, states,
and Canadian provinces; cultural and geographic information
along with maps, flags, glossaries, and images from the locations;
kids edition as well.
World News Digest- nearly seven decades of news from the renowned Facts On File World News Digest in print

Issues and Controversies- explores more than 800 hot topics in business, politics, government, education, and popular culture

Today's Science- bridges the gap between the science that students learn in the classroom and the discoveries pushing the boundaries of science today.
Student Resource Center Gold- content based on national curriculum standards; covers all core curriculum areas, including history, literature, science, social studies, and more; premium selection of reference material; over 1,100 full-text periodicals and newspapers, primary sources, creative works, & multimedia, including hours of video and audio clips and podcasts.

Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center- controversial issues; features viewpoint articles, topic overviews, full-text magazine, academic journal, and newspaper articles, primary source documents, statistics, images and podcasts, and links to Websites.

Student Edition Over 1100 titles, cross searchable with E-Books, this periodical database is designed for high-school students with access to a variety of indexed and full-text magazines, newspapers, podcasts, and reference books for information on current events, the arts, science, popular culture, health, people, government, history, sports and more.

Science Resource Center thousands of topic overviews, experiments, biographies, pictures and illustrations; latest scientific developments covered in articles from over 200 magazines and academic journals and links to quality web sites; covers curriculum-related science topics and offers teachers an easy-to-use tool to identify content directly correlated to state and national standards.

Literature Resource Center Full-text journal articles, literary criticism, reviews, biographical information, and overviews on over 130,000 writers in all disciplines, from all time periods and from around the world

Testing & Education Reference Center- search thousands of college and graduate school entries; Identify scholarships that meet their financial needs; Take on-line practice tests and use test prep eBooks to obtain your education goals
an online information retrieval system;
allows the user to access to full text articles
and abstracts from over 700
professional educational journals.

online software training and support; short, easy-to view tutorials; give answers to your “how do I do that?” software questions.
— More than 35,000 tutorial movies more than 110 applications
— Maintain and increase your technology skills
— Reduce the time needed to “learn the technology” and increase time spent on completing assignments
— Available 24/7 from school or home
— New tutorials every 45 days
On demand video database with high quality curricular based
digital content from the Discovery networks and their partners;
video came be streamed or saved to media; content searchable;
videos broken into segments; thousands of titles; many other
educational resources and features as well.
Bridges allows students to explore career and education options,
then track their progress as they create successful plans.
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I. Information Access, Evaluation,
Processing and Application
Access, evaluate, process and apply information
efficiently and effectively.
1. Identify, locate, retrieve and differentiate among a variety of electronic sources of information
using technology.
2. Evaluate information critically and competently for a specific purpose.
V. Integrating Technology into the Curriculum
and Instruction
Design, implement and assess learning experiences that incorporate use of technology in a curriculum-related instructional activity to support understanding, inquiry, problem solving,
communication and/or collaboration.
1. Assess students’ learning/ instructional needs to identify the appropriate technology for
2. Evaluate technology materials and media to determine their most appropriate instructional use.
4. Use appropriate instructional strategies for integrating technology into instruction.
5. Select and use appropriate technology to support content-specific student learning outcomes.
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