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Gale Refreshes Kids InfoBits with User-focused Redesign

Posted May 19, 2014
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Gale has announced that its Kids InfoBits database has been redesigned to support twenty-first century learning with a modern interface, improved navigation, updated content and additional tools. Kids Infobits is designed specifically for students in kindergarten through grade five and addresses the way kids learn and conduct research. Elementary-aged students are clever information consumers and acquiring these skills at an early age has become the foundation for the Common Core.

Kids InfoBits provides access to reference content, magazines, newspapers, maps, charts, graphs, and more than 13,000 searchable images. The updated version includes new content on weather, natural disasters and U.S. States, content from Blackbirch Kid's Visual Reference of the United States and more. New tools to support twenty-first century learning include the ability to share content over social media; EasyBib integration and improved citation tools; text translation into 12 different languages including Arabic, Spanish, French; and ReadSpeaker text-to-speech functionality, which plays translated text.

The updated Kids InfoBits is available now for school and public libraries however current customers can switchover at the end of the school year to avoid disruption. For more information on Kids InfoBits or to request a free trial, visit

Source: Cengage Learning and Gale, or

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