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Avery ISD Library Resources

Wilma Phelps


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Does my book have an Accelerated Reader Test? 

Click here to find out: http://www.arbookfind.com/UserType.aspx  Avery ISD now has Accelerated Reader Online and therefore students have access to all 103,587+ tests Renaissance Learning offers with more added monthly. To find out if a book has an available AR test online you can search by individual title, author or quiz number or search the entire list. Choose to list results by title, author, interest/reading level, or reading level. Narrow search by topic, interest level, book level, points, fiction or nonfiction, language, publisher or release date.


These resources are available for school use as well as home use. Each source requires a “username and password”. This information is available to each student, parent and staff member of Avery ISD. It can be obtained by calling any Avery ISD Librarian or Library Assistant or e-mail us at Wilma.Phelps@averyisd.net.


Digital Knowledge Central  http://web.esc20.net/k12databases/accessk12.html  is a group of Internet sites that are furnished by the state of Texas to its students, parents and staff free of charge. Programs are divided by interest and grade levels.


EBSCO Databases for School Libraries  (http://search.epnet.com/)  EBSCO’s superior periodical collection is complemented by the highest quality of full text periodicals, full text biographies, primary sourced documents, essays, encyclopedias, almanacs, reference books, pamphlets, newspapers, transcripts, photos, maps and other sources. Also features Funk and Wagnall’s New World Encyclopedia, EBSCO Animal Encyclopedia, and Psychopharmacology Desktop Reference.

Encyclopedia Britannica   (http://school.eb.com/)  Free access to all students, parents and staff of Avery ISD to “Encyclopedia Britannica”,  “Britannica Student Encyclopedia”, “Britannica Elementary Encyclopedia”, “Britannica Concise Encyclopedia”,  Britannica Internet Guide, and many videos and media. EB features more than 126,000 articles, more that 22,000 images and 2,000 video clips, more than 24,000 biographies, 2 interactive atlases, Merriam-Webster Dictionary and Thesaurus and many spotlight features.

Encyclopedia Britannica Spanish version   This webpage is accessible through the home page for Digital Knowledge Central (http://www.spanish.eb.com/failedlogin?target=/ee/home ).  It includes the above features in Spanish. This source requires same username and password as English Britannica, but a different website address.

United Streaming  (http://streaming.discoveryeducation.com)   Provides instant access to over a thousand curriculum-based educational videos. Video streaming/downloading technology sends these videos to school or home via the Internet.

NetTrekker   (http://school.nettrekker.com/frontdoor/)  Provides access to thousands of articles, maps, timelines, media presentations, graphics, images, biographical information, teacher tools and much more for all subjects and state standards. Highly tested and recommended by educators. Coordinated by interest and reading levels. Virtually guaranteed to be "kid safe" and "kid friendly".



Bartleby’s Quotes  (http://www.bartleby.com/100/)   Famous Quotes and reference books online.

Criteria for Evaluating Web Sites    (http://www.library.cornell.edu/okuref/research/webcrit.html)  From Cornell University.

Discovery Channel  (http://school.discovery.com/)  Fresh ideas for students parents and teachers from The Discovery Channel.

Family Fun   (http://familyfun.go.com/)  Family Fun site sponsored by Disney; crafts, recipes, & advice.

FunBrain.com  (http://www.funbrain.com/)  Family Education Network's site for educational kid's games. Sponsored by LeapFrog

The History Channel (http://www.historychannel.com/) All kinds of information and links on history including "This day in history.

Holidays on the Net  (http://www.holidays.net/Lesson Plans, crafts, & listing of holidays.

It happened on …  (http://www.scopesys.com/anyday/)  Find out birthdays, deaths and historic events for any day.

KeepKidsHealthy.com  (http://www.keepkidshealthy.com/)  A pediatrician's guide to your child's health & safety.

Kid’s Click   (http://sunsite.berkeley.edu/KidsClick!/) Web Search for kids by librarians.

Math Forum (http://mathforum.org/library/ All level math resources.

NFL for fun  (http://www.playfootball.com/)  NFL official site for kids; games, football rules, & game highlights.

The Owl at Purdue:  (http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/557/01/) Good source for examples for siting sources in a research paper.  MLA (Modern Language Association) style is most commonly used to write papers and cite sources within the liberal arts and humanities. This resource, updated to reflect the MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers (6th ed.) and the MLA Style Manual and Guide to Scholarly Publishing (2nd ed.), offers examples for the general format of MLA research papers, in-text citations, endnotes/footnotes, and the Works Cited page.

Parenting Advice    (http://www.familyeducation.com/home/)   Family Education Network's site for parenting advice by age group.

Screenit  (http://www.screenit.com/)   Very detailed reviews of movies including alcohol use, profanity, sexual situations, smoking, & topics to discuss. Great information but requires a subscription.

Snoopes   (http://snoopes.com/)  Your Urban Legends Source. Website to verify scams or scam-free information. Verify information through website access.

Virtual Library   (http://vlib.org/Home.html) Searchable database of internet links on many topics.

50 States.com  (http://www.50states.com/  Links to songs, flags, & Yellow Pages  for 50 states.


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