Scholastic Library Publishing has announced the debut of the new and enhanced Grolier Online for schools, public libraries, and homes. Available on site and at home to anyone who uses Grolier Online from a subscribing school or library, Grolier Online delivers educational content within a controlled research environment that's safe, fun and easy to use, according to the Scholastic Library Publishing announcement.
The new Grolier Online features two new, dynamic home pages with age-appropriate content—Grolier Online Kids, for grades 3-5, and Grolier Online Passport, for grades 5 to adult—which are designed to facilitate research efforts for students at varying grade levels. Grolier Online Kids' design includes easier navigation for younger students and age-appropriate current events from The New Book of Knowledge "NewScoops." Grolier Online Passport provides a more sophisticated learning environment with in-depth current events from worldwide news sources and wire services such as the Associated Press, in addition to debate topics from Grolier's Pro/Con print series. Grolier Online also supports varying learning styles by presenting information in both text-only and multimedia formats.
A more Web-like search environment allows users to simultaneously access and search all licensed encyclopedia databases, Web links, magazines, media, and news features with a single click. A more robust search engine enables users to refine their searches, and provides general search help like "Did you mean?" and "More like this?"
The new Grolier Online goes live in June at http://go.grolier.com. All current subscribers will automatically have access to this new and enhanced learning environment. A free trial is available for all unsubscribed educators.
Source: Scholastic Library Publishing, http://www.scholasticlibrary.com