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  • BookFlix is an online literary resource that pairs classic video storybooks with related nonfiction eBooks. Try out these online books for preschoolers through third-graders.
  • Brainfuse offers live-tutoring to students (K-12) between 2-11 pm in math, science, reading, social studies, history, geography and language arts. Other services include writing labs, diagnostic testing and individualized flash card creation for studying. The product also features virtual spaces for students to collaborate on projects. Students can click the Help Now button and be instantly connected with a live tutor!
  • Explore thousands of topics in science, social studies, language arts, and mathematics for school projects, review concepts taught in school, or learn something new.
  • Explora Canada Student Search 6-12 makes it easy for students in grades 6-12 to browse by topic or to search by keyword to find content from AP videos, magazines, encyclopedias and more. Results can be easily sorted by source type—magazines, reference books, news, photos, biographies, and primary source documents.
  • Explora Primary - Canada (formerly Primary Search) is a new interface that is easy to browse by topic and provides full text coverage of nearly 70 popular magazines for elementary school research. All full text articles included in the database are assigned a reading level indicator.
  • Explora Primary Search K-5 is designed for children in primary and junior grades. Explora contains complete articles from dozens of the most popular elementary school magazines. All complete articles are assigned reading-level indicators (Lexiles®), and many articles are available in color PDF. You’ll also find easy-to-read encyclopedia entries written specifically for kids and more than one million images of photos, maps and flags!
  • Watch a movie or TV series, listen to music or an audiobook, or read an eBook. Streamed content is available for online or mobile access.
  • Includes encyclopedia entries, articles from more than 100 full-text, age-appropriate magazines and more than 2,500 searchable, indexed images.
  • Language learning for kids 0-6, this resource introduces children to foreign languages in a way they can understand and enjoy. Accessible and engaging for young children, the method incorporates words and themes that are relevant to the child’s daily life, and research shows that early language learning enhances verbal development, social and cognitive skills.
  • Full-text articles from more than 140 popular magazines suitable for students from Grades 5 to 8. Contains thousands of biographies and historical essays, primary source documents, reference books, and an image collection of 276,132 photos, maps and flags.
  • NoveList K-8 Plus is an online readers’ advisory service. Search for fiction and non-fiction by author and title. Get lists of books for specific age groups or by genre. Find suggestions for new books to read. Find articles and reviews of children’s and teen books and authors.
  • Written by an international roster of more than 300 authors, The Oxford Encyclopedia of Children’s Literature comprehensively documents and interprets the books read by children throughout the world. With a global perspective that pays attention to significant international trends and the multicultural expansion of the field, it includes brief biographies of every major author and illustrator. Also included are feature essays on all genres of children’s literature, individual works, and prominent trends and themes, as well as general essays on the traditions of children’s literature in many countries throughout the world.
  • Primary Search has been renamed Explora Primary - Canada. This new interface is easy to browse by topic and still provides full text coverage of nearly 70 popular magazines for elementary school research. All full text articles included in the database are assigned a reading level indicator.
  • Scholastic BookFlix is an engaging online literacy resource to help build a love of reading and learning in all your children!
  • ScienceFlix is transforming the way students access science topics, acquire scientific knowledge, and build a lasting interest in science, technology, and engineering. Curriculum-driven leveled content is integrated with interactive features and intuitive navigation in this highly engaging mobile-ready science resource. With its emphasis on the latest STEM thinking and the Next Generation Science Standards, ScienceFlix provides students with a better understanding of science concepts and ideas through hands-on projects, videos, multiple text types, and so much more.

    Areas of study include:

    • Earth Science
    • Space Science
    • Life Science
    • Health and Human Body
    • Physical Science
    • Technology and Engineering
  • TrueFlix is an online resource that leverages the award-winning True Books content to help students hone literacy skills, build knowledge of subject-area content, and cultivate 21st Century skills through the inquiry process.
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