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RESOURCES

The Syracuse City School District subscribes to a wide range or databases and online resources for all age levels. Browse through our resources below! If you're searching for information on a certain topic, try starting with the search bar above which will search all of the databases.

Library History
News/ Journals
Library Biography
Biographies

Social Studies

Multimedia

Books/ English/ Literacy
Library Science
STEM
 
ABC-CLIO LAUNCH Databases include: American Government, American History, Daily Life through History, Issues, Pop Culture Universe, African American Experience, American Indian Experience, Latino American Experience, United States Geography, World at War, World Geography, World History (Ancient, Medieval, and Modern Era), World Religions, eBook Collection
Age Level: All Secondary Library Biography Library History    
 
 
Access World News (NewsBank) Search a comprehensive collection of reliable news sources.
Age Level: Secondary Library History        
 
 
America's Historical Newspapers (NewsBank) Research America’s history through news (1690-2000). Search by era or keyword.
Age Level: Secondary Library History      
 
 
Brain Pop ELL (Use Clever login) Comprehensive English language learning program that uses highly engaging animated movies to model conversational English while seamlessly introducing grammar concepts and vocabulary words. The movies are leveled, with each new movie and associated features building upon earlier ones, thereby reinforcing vocabulary, grammar, pronunciation, reading comprehension, and writing skills. The building block structure enables students to master the language in a step-by-step process, giving them the confidence they need to read, write, and speak English.
Age Level: All      
 
 
Brain Pop (Use Clever login) Engaging learning games, animated movies, and activities for science, social studies, English, math, technology, art and music. Lesson plans for teachers are available.
Age Level: Intermediate, Middle, High School Library Science +More
 
 
Brintannica ImageQuest Find rights-cleared images (photos and graphics) for your project. Citation support included!
Age Level: All        
 
 
Britannica Annals of American History Provides a year-by-year documentary of American thought and action through the speeches, documents, memoirs, poems, and interviews of more than 1,500 contributors. It is a unique perspective provided through primary source documents.
Age Level: All      
 
 
Britannica Escolar Spanish language resource, intended for Spanish speaking students, those who are bi-lingual and those students learning Spanish. The database also contains a Spanish - English dictionaries.
Age Level: Intermediate Elementary        
 
 
Britannica Moderna Spanish language resource, intended for Spanish speaking students, those who are bi-lingual and those students learning Spanish. The database also contains a Spanish - English dictionaries.
Age Level: Secondary        
 
 
Britannica School General encyclopedia with articles, video, maps, photos and illustrations appropriate for school projects (includes Britannica School Elementary, Britannica School Middle and Britannica School High)
Age Level: All         
 
 
EBSCOhost eBook Collection 
Age Level:         
 
 
EBSCOhost ERIC Provides access to education literature and resources. The database contains more than 1.3 million records and links to more than 323,000 full-text documents dating back to 1966.
Age Level: High School, Professional Library History        
 
 
EBSCOhost Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts Description
Age Level: Professional        
Contains: 
 
Gale Launch Access any of the Gale databases. Topics include: agriculture, business, culinary arts, biography, communications and mass media, computer science, criminal justice, diversity studies, economics, educator’s reference, entrepreneurship, environmental studies, fine arts, gardening, gender studies, home improvement, hospitality, insurance, leadership and management, literary index, information science, military and intelligence, news, nursing, physical therapy and sports medicine, opposing viewpoints, pop culture, popular magazines, psychology, U.S. history, vocations and careers, war and terrorism, world history, and the NY Times.
Age Level: All ages Library History Library Science
Library Biography+More
 
 
Gale NY Times Search the full text of The New York Times (starting in 1985).
Age Level: All Secondary        
Contains: Articles
 
Gale Power Search Search all the Gale databases.
Age Level: All Ages Library History Library Science +More
 
 
History Reference Center Comprehensive full text history reference database that features more than 1,990 reference books, encyclopedias and non-fiction books from leading history publishers. Also included are historical documents, biographies, historical photos and maps and historical video.
Age Level: All Secondary Library Biography  
 
 
History Reference eBook Collection (EBSCOhost) A research database covering topics in U.S. and world history containing full-text journals, magazines, reference books and primary source documents.
Age Level: All Secondary Library History      
 
 
Learn 360 (Use syrsls as username and password) Supports collaborative web-based learning through an interactive media-on-demand service to K-12 educators. Educators can search by subject area, grade level, media format, standards or various other criteria, then immediately stream media content, or download and save it. Content is correlated to the Common Core Learning Standards. Learn360 is dedicated to captivating and retaining the attention of students to improve the overall learning experience. The technology Learn360 provides enables teachers to address the unique learning styles of individual students through multimedia formats while fully incorporating differentiated learning into the curriculum.
Age Level: Elementary, Secondary Library Science +More
 
 
Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary Largest, most comprehensive American dictionary currently available in print or online. It includes richer definitions and more usage information than ever before. Definitions have been enhanced with over 100,000 new quotations from notable writers. Supplementary notes provide additional context, and usage paragraphs offer clear guidance and suggestions for words with confused or disputed usage. Dates of first known use are being added, and editorial style changes are being made throughout the dictionary to make entries more readable and easier to understand. A new addition is a blog, quizzes, Top Ten Lists and word popularity rankings to make browsing the dictionary even more enjoyable.
Age Level: All         
 
 
News For You Learn to read, write and speak English through easy-to-read news stories.
Age Level: Secondary      
 
 
Pebble Go Search, learn, and explore in a safe, kid-friendly environment. Topics include animals, science, biographies, social studies, and health
Age Level: Elementary Library Science Library Biography  
Contains: 
 
PowerKnowledge: Earth and Space Science Articles, games, videos, images, and audio to help learners see science in context, and in action.
Age Level: Intermediate, Middle Library Science      
 
 
PowerKnowledge: Life Science Articles, games, videos, images, and audio to help learners see science in context, and in action.
Age Level: Intermediate, Middle Library Science      
 
 
PowerKnowledge: Physical Science Articles, games, videos, images, and audio to help learners see science in context, and in action.
Age Level: Intermediate, Middle Library Science      
 
 
ProQuest CultureGrams Launch Reference resources to foster understanding and appreciation of the world's countries and peoples. Resources include World Edition, Kids Edition, States Edition, and Provinces Edition.
Age Level: All       
 
 
Scholastic BookFlix Literacy resource pairing videos with storybooks to reinforce reading skills and introduce children to a variety of topics!
Age Level: Elementary      
 
 
Scholastic FreedomFlix Videos, ebooks, articles, primary sources, and more to engage students in over 70 social studies topics.
Age Level: Intermediate Elementary, Secondary      
 
 
Scholastic ScienceFlix Interactive activities, videos, texts and more to engage students in science, technology and engineering topics.
Age Level:  Library Science      
 
 
Scholastic TrueFlix Supplement science and social studies curriculum with ebooks, videos, lessons, and more.
Age Level: Elementary, Secondary Library Science    
 
 
Syracuse Post-Standard Access articles from the Post-Standard from 1986 to current. Images of the Post-Standard available from 2019 to current. 
Age Level: Secondary        
 
 
Teacher Reference Center (EBSCOhost) 
Age Level: Professional Library History        
 
 
TeachingBooks Multimedia database that provides teachers and students with in-depth information on authors, illustrators, books, and book related awards and lists. User can either browse or use search criteria including Common Core resources by grade level, Lexile levels, subject area, grade level, award lists, or search specific author or book title. Some of the information includes links to author websites, audio name pronunciation, book readings, related blogs, text complexity information, videos about author/book, pictures, author interviews, book guides, lesson plans, book trailers, and more.
Age Level: Intermediate Elementary, Secondary       
 
 
Tumble Book Library (Use syrsls as username and password) Collection of eBooks, storybooks, read-along chapter books, non-fiction titles, graphic novels, and educational videos. Storybooks are presented on Tumblepad with animation, and read-along feature can be turned on or off.  Titles are indexed by type and also under the Common Core Portal by grade level.  Reader may also select to have many of the titles read in French or Spanish. 
Age Level: Elementary      
 
 
Vital New York Public service of New York’s Public Television Stations (PBS).  It provides instant access to tens of thousands of classroom-ready, standards-based digital resources.
Age Level: Professional        
 
 
World Book Launch (Use syrsls as username and password) Timelines, ebooks, early learning resources, multimedia, and reference materials for all ages.
Age Level: All      
 
 
 

CITATIONS

Knowing how to cite your work properly will allow you to avoid plagiarism and provide credit to the sources you're using in your work. Check out Purdue University's Online Writing Lab (OWL) for a variety of useful resources on plagiarism, citations, and research. The Syracuse City School District subscribes to a wonderful tool called NoodleTools (accessed via Clever login) which makes using and citing sources for research a breeze. Details below!
 

NoodleTools 

Manage projects, organize sources, take notes, cite your work, collaborate, and share with instructors!

NoodleTools (accessed via Clever login) is a widely used tool that supports the research process with a platform of integrated tools for: note-taking, outlining, creating citations and annotations, document archiving, annotation, collaborative research and writing. 

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