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eLibrary Science

By Kathie Felix - Posted May 1, 2010
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The Product

eLibrary Science

The Company

ProQuest, LLC

789 E. Eisenhower Parkway

Ann Arbor, MI 48106

Phone: (800) 521-0600

Internet: http://proquestk12.com

ProQuest’s eLibrary Science provides online science content, tools, videos, and manipulatives designed for use with both mainstream and AP (advanced placement) science courses.

The program’s features include up-to-date science resources, interactive experiments, and access to more than 400 science periodicals and thousands of videos, images, and websites.

Concepts are demonstrated in the areas of astronomy, biology, chemistry, earth science, health, math, and technology via images, streaming video clips, and interactive video and online content. Students can link to 15,000 sites that cover 5,000 of the most frequently searched science topics.

More than 20 popular Salem Press reference titles are provided in ebook form. The ebooks include works such as Animal Life and Plant Life from the Magill’s Encyclopedia of Science program, science-related titles from the Great Events in History series, and award-winning titles such as the Encyclopedia of Genetics.

The current events components include a Today in Science History feature, as well as daily news updates from sources such as The New York Times Science Times and National Public Radio’s Talk of the Nation Science Friday.

Information about famous scientists, a clickable periodic table, and tools that create autocitations and marked lists are available.

A Search feature enables natural language or Boolean searches by keyword or phrase. A Browse function sorts material by topic, reference desk, or publication. Content can be targeted by Lexile level, source type, and date fields. Search results can be viewed, printed, or sent by email in a single step.

Study units and syllabus materials can be created with teacher tools that provide instant lessons, activities, and resources on more than 500 famous scientists and 300 topics in health, mathematics, science, and technology.

The program’s BookCart and QuizCart tools enable educators to build links to preselected content to create reading lists, subject and topic pages, standards-linked lessons and activities, community interest pages, and pre- and postassessments.

The BookCarts feature point-and-click templates for building standards- and Lexile-correlated reading lists, project pages, lesson plans, and assessments with online content. Hundreds of model BookCarts are available to immediately support inquiry-based learning activities.

BookCarts and QuizCarts can be shared by teachers in the same school or in any school in a district.

Free trials are available to school technology, library, and administration staff with an online sign-up at http://proquestk12.com.


 
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