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    A powerful, integrated platform for research & literacy. Tools for note-taking, outlining, citation, document archiving/annotation, and collaborative research and writing. Noodletools works with our BISD Google Apps for Education domain. The link has been updated (you may need to log in to your google account), and a link to a help document is attached.  NOODLETOOLS help document
     
     
    Also called InfoTrac. 21 comprehensive databases with excellent resources for students and staff including Gale Testing and Education Reference Center, Litfinder, Biography in Context, and Opposing Viewpoints in Context.
     
    Connects students, scholars, teachers, and librarians with curated collections of primary sources, expert perspectives, and reference material on essential subjects in U.S. history and government, world history, geography, and a range of multicultural and popular culture disciplines. 
     
    ProQuest offers a complete lineup of classroom- and library-focused, subscription-based research tools. Many of these education solutions offer high school content that is reading level-linked, supports 21st-century information literacy, and helps differentiate instruction across all K-12 curriculum areas.
     
    Also called Infobase LearningFacts On File is an award-winning provider of research databases, eBooks, and other online reference materials for the high school, academic, and public library market. Its curriculum-based online products span core subject areas such as history, science, literature, geography, health, and more. Databases include: World News Digest, Today's Science, Issues and Controversies, and Ferguson's Career Guidance Center.
     
    The aim of CultureGrams is to foster understanding and appreciation of the world's countries and peoples by creating and publishing concise, reliable, and up-to-date cultural content. 
     
    Xello (formerly Career Cruising)
    Course planning, career planning, life planning. Encourages high school students to think about the impact their studies have on achieving their future goals. With a few clicks, it helps them set up a complete 4-year program of courses in perfect alignment with their graduation requirements and career aspirations.
     
    Teen Health & Wellness provides middle and high school students with nonjudgmental, straightforward, curricular, and self-help support. Articles are correlated to state, national, and provincial standards, including Common Core Health and Science.
 Topics covered include diseases, drugs, alcohol, nutrition, mental health, suicide, bullying, LGBTQ issues, and more.
     
    CountryReports provides over 35,000 pages of online content on the cultures and countries of the world. 
     
    Teaching Books
    TeachingBooks.net is an easy-to-use website that adds a multimedia dimension to the reading experiences of children's and young adult books. Our online database is developed and maintained to include thousands of resources about fiction and nonfiction books used in the K–12 environment, with every resource selected to encourage the integration of multimedia author and book materials into reading and library activities. 
     
    Maps101 is a web-based interactive database of teacher lesson plans, geography tools, online learning games, dynamic interactive map modules and over 4,000 viewable and printable history, thematic, reference, outline, current events and animated maps. 
     
    Digital Literacy is a content-driven, visually stimulating, and media-rich online digital literacy and cyber citizenship resource specifically designed for students in grades 7–12, and delivers curriculum-correlated content; promotes digital literacy and 21st-century learning skills; and offers research, report, and homework help.
     
     
    Financial literacy informs and inspires learners about key economics and financial topics including entrepreneurship and career skills; money and personal finance; the role of government in financial and economic policy; trade and global economy; and market economy. Includes resources to support and reinforce classroom instruction.