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Robert J. Congleton (MLIS, Rutgers University, and M.A. in history, University of Connecticut) is assistant professor II-librarian and archivist, Franklin F. Moore Library, Rider University, Lawrenceville, NJ, and library liaison to the History, Political Science, and Philosophy departments. His e-mail address is rcongleton@rider.edu.

Articles By Robert J. Congleton
With Web 2.0, the number and functionality of fee-based and free interactive electronic resources available for K–12 classrooms have grown and changed tremendously in the last 5 years. In this article, the sixth in Robert Congleton's series of reviews, he looks at four websites he found particularly notable for the interactive programs they offer. These are programs that can be integrated into K–12 classrooms either as part of the curriculum or as learning supplements. One is a fee-based database while the others are free to use but require user registration.
Posted 01 Nov 2008 / Nov/Dec 2008 Issue
In this article, Part 5 of his series of reviews, Robert Congleton continues his conversations with representatives of vendors--in this case, ePals, LearningExpress, and Teen Health & Wellness--about how they are addressing the growing K–12 classroom reliance on electronic resources, the products they currently offer, and what new resources they plan to release in the near future. The article also describes updates on enhancements and new products that have been released in the last year by five of the vendors previously reviewed in this series: Gale, Greenwood Electronic Media, TeachingBooks.net, World Book, Grolier Online/Scholastic, Inc.
Posted 01 Sep 2007 / Sep/Oct 2007 Issue
In part 4 of his series on database vendors, author Robert Congleton describes updates on enhancements and new products that have been released in the last year by seven of the vendors reviewed in parts 1 and 2 of the series: Greenwood Electronic Media, netTrekker, NewsBank, ProQuest Information and Learning, Thomson Gale, H.W. Wilson, and World Book.
Posted 01 Nov 2006 / Nov/Dec 2006 Issue
In part 3 of his series on database vendors, author Robert Congleton reports on three companies he is covering for the first time--Encyclopaedia Britannica, Grolier Online, and TeachingBooks--and on enhancements and new products from three of the vendors reviewed in parts 1 and 2 of the series: ABC-CLIO Schools, EBSCO Publishing, and Facts On File.
Posted 01 Sep 2006 / Sep/Oct 2006 Issue
In Part 2 of his Database News series, Robert Congleton looks at the products offered by Facts On File, Greenwood Electronic Publishing, netTrekker, NewsBank, and World Book.
Posted 01 Jul 2005 / Jul/Aug 2005 Issue
To give MMIS readers a baseline on K-12 database content and an idea of what's coming up, the author recently spoke with representatives of a number of major vendors about the K-12 products they currently offer, as well as what's planned for release in the near future. The five covered in this article are ABC-CLIO Schools, EBSCO Publishing, ProQuest Information and Learning, Thomson Gale, and H.W. Wilson. But note that this article is listed as Part 1, as there are other resources to cover. Watch for Part 2 in an upcoming issue of MMIS.
Posted 01 Mar 2005 / Mar/Apr 2005 Issue
Searching the Web may seem an easy task. Just type in your terms and look at all the results—until, of course, you are engulfed in your hits, drowning in the inevitable consequences of a bad keyword search. A more efficient, viable alternative is to search combinations of superb free Web directories/portals and free/fee-based vendor resources, with an emphasis on quality over quantity.
Posted 01 Nov 2004 / Nov/Dec 2004 Issue
 
 
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