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Instructional Media Center: Educational Resources & Databases

Britannica School

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  From introducing a new lesson or topic to illustrating complex subject matter, content is mapped to Common Core, and aligned to academic standards. This software  is compatible with interactive whiteboards, Macs, and PCs. No downloading, installation, or special hardware is required.                      

The combo subscription to BrainPOP includes the following:

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The following NOVELNY databases contain information to help teachers prepare lesson plans and class assignments:

Business Insights: Essentials


Britannica Academic:  Includes Encyclopedia Britannica plus Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary, magazines and periodicals, and many other research tools.
Britannica Escolar: Accurate and age-appropriate content in Spanish for native Spanish speakers, bilingual students and students learning Spanish.  Available at two levels—primary and secondary.
Britannica School:  A source for all grades (Pre-K-12) and all reading abilities.  Available at three levels--elementary, middle, and high.

Social Studies

Gale OneFile: News

Elementary/Middle School

Kids Infobits
(Full text articles are assigned a reading level indicator [Lexiles].)
Gale In Context: Middle School: Contains magazines, newspapers, primary sources and videos for students in grades 6 to 8.

Middle/High School

Gale General OneFile: A source for news and periodical articles on a wide range of topics: business, computers, current events, economics, education, environmental issues, health care, hobbies, humanities, law, literature and art, politics, science, social science, sports, technology, and many general interest topics.
Gale In Context: Opposing Viewpoints: Contains a range of perspectives on many important issues, with over 21,000 pro/con viewpoints. Includes a variety of resource types: reference, news, primary sources, multimedia and more.


Gale Academic OneFile: Contains peer-reviewed, full-text articles from the world's leading journals and reference sources

Other Resources

Gale OneFile: Educator's Reference Complete:  Resource for educators and education students. Provides access to periodicals covering pre-school to college and most educational specialties.  Includes full-text for many titles cited in ERIC.

Resources and Services for Teachers (New York State Library)
Selected Education Web Sites (New York State Library)
Virtual Learning System (New York State Education Department)

Visit EngageNY for an extensive library of resources to support the Common Core Standards for parents and educators.

Rosen Learning Center

Interactive eBooks for grades K - 12


Core Language Skills

Energy Everywhere

How are they different?

Let's Celebrate Freedom

My Community : New York's Geography

Pioneer Spirit : The Westward Expansion

Powerkids Readers : American Symbols

Powerkids Readers : My Community

Power Kids Readers : The Universe

Save Earth's Animals

Science Tools

Spotlight on New York

Under the Sea

What really happened?

Yours five senses and your sixth sense


Free Kids Books