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Free Resources: EBSCO’s History and Reading Web-based Resources

Posted Mar 24, 2006
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EBSCO Publishing has launched two free Web-based resources for school libraries: History-It's Happening! and It's a Reading Rave!

History-It's Happening! for middle and high school libraries focuses on North American history and special events such as Women's History Month. The site models EBSCO database searches; students can begin their research here or browse key primary source documents, historic video footage, speeches, selected articles and Web sites about notable women and men from Canada and the U.S. The site also includes suggested reading information from NoveList focusing on history in fiction. A section for librarians and teachers offers suggestions for using the site, search tips, and teacher guides.

It's a Reading Rave! helps young adults find articles from a favorite magazine, explore literature with the help of NoveList, and use other interactive reading resources. The site includes two interactive Flash Web components, a librarian portal, and a "main wing" for young adults. The librarian portal offers tips and tools to promote reading resources. The "main wing" for young adults features School Tools, Recommended Reading, Cool Links to quality sites, Fun Facts, and a trivia quiz.

Source: EBSCO Publishing, 800/653-2726 or

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