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Explora Middle School (6-8 grades)
Ebsco’s interface for Schools and Public Libraries is designed to meet the unique needs of its users. Explora supports both student research and classroom instruction. Explora searches:
- eBooks (the K-8 Collection, History Collection and Cricket Media Collection)
- Read It!
Research while practicing reading skills with Read It!™ Helps students with a basic foundation in English grammar and reading who need adapted reading material for many subjects. Read It!™ is also a great tool for English Language Learners.
Ebsco eBooks (also discoverable through Explora)
This Ebsco collection includes eBooks for K-8 students and their educators. It offers a cost-effective way for libraries to provide educators with full-text eBook coverage to support their curricula, and is a great complement to other elementary and middle school eBook and database resources.
Cricket Media Collection
The eBook Cricket Media Collection includes more than 400 titles in eBook format and is suitable for children grades Pre-K through 8th. Cricket is an internationally recognized education company with award-winning print content for children, families and educators. Cricket engages children in a wide variety of subjects and disciplines, helping them explore and expand their worlds.
RBdigital is a free software for patrons to download e-magazines, e-audiobooks and eBooks directly to their iOS, Android, Kindle Fire, or Nook devices. Resources can also be downloaded onto a student’s computer in order to transfer them to mobile devices. Students must create an account using their own library card from a subscribed library before downloading.
RBdigital Magazines (formerly known as Zinio) is an electronic newsstand that offers digital downloads of popular magazines. Students create accounts and access titles through their local library’s subscription. Magazines can be downloaded onto a student’s computer and even read offline using mobile apps for IOS and Android devices.
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Specifically for students up to 8th grade, Novelist K-8 can help you find your next best read!
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