Library Resources

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RESEARCH TOOLS

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ESPECIALLY FOR EL

BrainPop: Animated, curriculum-based content covering a wide variety of subject areas.
Britannica School Edition: Search three levels: elementary, middle and high school.
Explora Elementary Schools: Complete articles from dozens of the most popular elementary school magazines with Lexile levels. Easy-to-read encyclopedia entries. Over one million images!
Scholastic GO: Search all the Scholastic GO encyclopedias in one easy search interface.
Scholastic GOAmazing Animals of the World: Wild animals and their habitats.


START HERE: REFERENCE SOURCES

BrainPop (EL/ML): Animated, curriculum-based content covering a wide variety of subject areas.
Britannica School Edition (EL/ML/UL): Search three levels: elementary, middle and high school.
Encyclopedia of Human Rights (ML/UL): Comprehensive coverage of all aspects of human rights theory, practice, law, and history in over 300 entries by leading scholars and human rights experts. Includes major figures, organizations and institutions, human rights events and crises, and human rights norms.
New Georgia Encyclopedia (ML/UL): Information about people, places, events, historical themes, institutions, and many other topics relating to the history, culture, and life of Georgia. A project of the Georgia Humanities Council.
Scholastic GO (EL/ML): Search all the Scholastic GO encyclopedias in one easy search interface.
Scholastic GOMultimedia Encyclopedia (ML): Quick access to reference articles and media for a visually rich research experience. Middle school and beyond.
Scholastic GO New Book of Knowledge (EL/ML): Easy-to-use, general reference resource covering a wide range of topics.


EBOOKS

EBSCO eBooks: Nonfiction, books for academic research.
Gale eBooks: Hundreds of reference books covering a wide range of academic subjects. Especially good for Social Studies and English.


PERIODICALS

Academic Search Elite (UL): EBSCO's collection of academic journals for the serious researcher.
Explora Middle & High Schools (ML/UL): Articles from hundreds of popular magazines and newspapers as well as encyclopedias, biographies, radio and TV news transcripts, primary source documents, scholarly journals, and eBooks.
National Geographic Magazine Archive, 1888-1994 and People, Animals, and the World (ML/UL): Includes archives of the National Geographic Magazine and National Geographic Traveler Magazine, 200 National Geographic books, maps, images, and video clips.
New York Times Academic Pass (ML/UL): Full access to NYTimes.com, INYT.com, and NYT mobile apps. Visit nytimes.com/passes. Create a free NYTimes.com account using your school email address. Check your email inbox for a confirmation message. Click on the link in your confirmation message to validate your email address and claim your Pass.
Newspaper Source (ML/UL): EBSCO's collection of national and local newspapers. Does not include the AJC or NY Times.
ProQuest Central (ML/UL): Full-text articles from U.S. and international newspapers, including The New York Times and the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, as well as articles from a wide range of academic journals in all subject areas. Also includes National Geographic articles from 1986-present.
Time Magazine (ML/UL): Online archives of Time Magazine.


HISTORY/SOCIAL STUDIES

ABC-CLIO (ML/UL): Provides authoritative coverage of essential topics in U.S. history and government, world history, geography, and a range of multicultural and popular culture subjects. Helps students better understand the issues, events, people, and places that shape our world.
Biography in Context (EL/ML/UL): Information on the world's most influential people by name, occupation, nationality, ethnicity, birth/death dates and places, or gender as well as keyword.
Culturegrams (ML): Learn about the culture, history, and geography of every country in the world. Includes photos, videos, interviews, recipes, and lists of famous people by country.
Facts On File (ML/UL): Comprehensive coverage of major historical time periods. Timelines, biographies, primary sources, and articles from historical encyclopedias.
Gale Databases PowerSearch: Search Gale eBook collection, Opposing Viewpoints in Context, Biography in Context, U.S. and World History in Context, and Grzimek's Animal Life.
Global Issues in Context (ML/UL): Gain global awareness with news, reference materials, primary source documents, audio, video, maps, and more.
Opposing Viewpoints in Context (UL): Information and opinions on current social issues. Features continuously updated viewpoint articles, full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, statistics, images, videos, audio files and links to trusted websites.
Scholastic GOEncyclopedia Americana (ML/UL): American history resources.
U.S. History in Context (ML/UL): Information on the most significant people, events and topics in U.S. History. Includes reference works plus full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, images, videos, audio files and links to reliable websites.
World History in Context (ML/UL): Information on the most significant people, events and topics in World History. Includes reference works plus full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, images, videos, audio files and links to reliable websites.


LITERATURE

Bloom's Literary Reference Online (UL): Examines great writers, important works, memorable characters, and influential movements and events in world literature.
NoveList Plus (EL/ML/UL): Find your next book here! Includes fiction and nonfiction books for all ages.
Oxford English Dictionary (UL): The definitive record of the English language.


SCIENCE

Facts On File (ML/UL)
  • Health Reference Center: Provides clear and comprehensive information on conditions and diseases, health and wellness, mental health, and the human body.
  • Science Online: Presents a broad range of scientific disciplines through extensive definitions, essays, diagrams, biographies, and experiments.
  • Today's Science: Science news for students.
Health Source (ML/UL): EBSCO's collection of health and wellness resources.
New Book Of Popular Science (ML): In-depth science, health, and technology research, reference, and news.
Scholastic GO Amazing Animals of the World (EL): Wild animals and their habitats.
Science in Context (ML/UL): Includes reference works plus full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, experiments, images, videos, audio files and links to reliable websites.
Science Magazine Online (UL): Index to content published in Science magazine. You will not get the full-text articles here, but Galloway has current issues of Science in the library and past issues in Mr. McCandless' classroom.


COPYRIGHT FREE IMAGES

Britannica Image Quest: Access approximately three million rights-cleared images from the best collections in the world, including The British Museum, Encyclopedia Britannica, and the National Geographic Society. You are free to use these images for educational purposes, but you still need to cite them.
Creative Commons Search: Search for Creative Commons media from a variety of popular sites, including Google Images and Flickr. Creative Commons images must be cited.


FOR TEACHERS

BrainPop: Animated, curriculum-based content covering a wide variety of subject areas.
Discovery Education Streaming: A source for streaming video as well as other digital content. Galloway staff: see the library staff for your initial login ID code. Once you have the code you will set up your own user ID and password.
Explora Teacher's Edition: EBSCO's collection of full-text articles from leading education journals combined with the ERIC database.
Ferguson's Career Guidance Center (UL): Comprehensive source for job and industry profiles, help with resumes and applications, information on internships and apprenticeships, and college applications and financial aid.
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