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Varies: Kindergarten - Grade 2

Trek’s Travels, Welcome to Reading, Know It, Story Corner, Nursery Rhymes, Songs and Watch...
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Trek’s Travels, Welcome to Reading, Know It, Story Corner, Nursery Rhymes, Songs and Watch

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Varies: Grade 3 - Grade 9

Image-based navigation, easy-to-read articles, thousands of images...
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Image-based navigation, easy-to-read articles, thousands of images and videos, engaging games, science projects, and activities

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Varies: Grade 3 - Grade 9

All the articles from the print versions of the World Book Encyclopedia, plus thousands of additional articles, learning resources, and research tools...
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All the articles from the print versions of the World Book Encyclopedia, plus thousands of additional articles, learning resources, and research tools

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Varies: Grade 3 - Grade 9

Encyclopedia, multimedia, online books, and primary source databases...
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Encyclopedia, multimedia, online books, and primary source databases, with research tools including dictionary, atlas, and local and country research guides, fully integrated in a single search, tailored for the needs and skills of students in grades 8 and 9 but licensed for grades 3 to 9 Individual accounts allow users to create and save their own content features, including research results from World Book and external sources, and citations

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Varies: Grade 3 - Grade 9

Specifically developed for students reading below grade level...
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Specifically developed for students reading below grade level, contains engaging content and tools to draw students into curriculum-related topics and subjects relevant to older students. Includes articles, text-to-speech capabilities, learning and life skills activities, research tools, multimedia and interactive videos

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Varies: Grade 3 - Grade 9

Hundreds of pre-generated timelines across eight broad topics...
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Hundreds of pre-generated timelines across eight broad topics, which cover various time periods in history; research tools, including: dictionary, atlas, local and country research guides; individual accounts, allowing users to create and save their own content features, including research results from World Book and external sources, and citations; tailored for the needs and skills of students in grades 8 and 9

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Varies: Grade 3 - Grade 6

A visually rich supplemental science learning site for...
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A visually rich supplemental science learning site for upper elementary age children, featuring differentiated content to help struggling readers master the material

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Varies: Grade 3 - Grade 9

Rédigés pour les élèves francophones du primaire, et pour les...
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Rédigés pour les élèves francophones du primaire, et pour les étudiants plus âgés pour qui le français est une langue seconde, les thèmes abordés dans L'Encyclopédie Découverte contiennent des articles intéressants accompagnés d'illustrations, de cartes, d'activités et de liens Internet.

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Varies: Grade 3 - Grade 9

Beginner’s Spanish language reference tool with editorial content...
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Beginner’s Spanish language reference tool with editorial content, rich media, and engaging features in Spanish includes:

  • Search and browse options
  • Hands-on activities
  • The World of Animals
  • A Spanish visual dictionary
Bilingual features allowing users to switch between Spanish and English content

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Varies: Grade 4 - Grade 7

Interactive tutorial covering online safety teaches students...
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Interactive tutorial covering online safety teaches students the critical thinking skills they need to apply to their online experiences. Topics covered include authenticating online information, recognizing online marketing ploys, protecting privacy and managing online relationships

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Varies: Kindergarten - Grade 12

Online edition also includes: Marine Life of the Pacific, The Encyclopedia...
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Online edition also includes:

  • Marine Life of the Pacific Northwest
  • The Encyclopedia of Raincoast Place Names
  • Far West: The Story of British Columbia
  • Raincoast Chronicles 20
  • Lilies and Fireweed
  • Frontier Women of British Columbia
  • Where Mountains Meet the Sea: The History of Coastal British Columbia

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Varies: Grade 8 - Grade 12

Information and tools to support students’ exploration into...
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Information and tools to support students’ exploration into career and post-secondary opportunities allowing them to make more informed decisions about the future. Canadian Post-Secondary Planner: A wealth of information on post-secondary opportunities across Canada based on personal preferences and saved high school plans with the ability to compare options side-by-side Occupational Planner: Extensive information on occupations of interest and related opportunities from the four major post-secondary pathways with the ability to create individual accounts from school computers once given a school login and password Job Finder: Real-world job postings that relate to occupations of interest CareerIQ: A fun daily trivia to help students discover and learn more about various post-secondary programs and occupations Only the Canadian Post-Secondary Database and Occupation Database are licensed as part of the BC Digital Classroom. Some districts have purchased additional components.

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Varies: Grade 8 - Grade 12

Contextual information on a broad range of Canadian topics, people, places ...
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Contextual information on a broad range of Canadian topics, people, places, and events; includes reference content, written from a Canadian perspective, with:

  • Full-text magazines
  • Academic journals
  • News articles
  • Primary source documents
  • Images, videos and audio files
  • Links to vetted websites organized into a user-friendly portal experience

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Varies: Grade 8 - Grade 12

Authoritative content that empowers students to critically analyze...
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Designed to support global awareness, Global Issues in Context ties together a wealth of authoritative content that empowers students to critically analyze and understand the most important issues of the modern world. Global Issues in Context spans continents and cultures to bring essential, balanced information to researchers across many academic disciplines. Integrating news, global viewpoints, reference, country information, primary source documents, videos, statistics and more in a single search, Global Issues in Context not only focuses on broad issues such as poverty and nuclear proliferation, it also prompts a close appraisal of targeted issues, including the North Korea/South Korea conflict and the Fukushima disaster.

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Varies: Grade 8 - Grade 12

Provides contextual information on hundreds of today’s most...
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Provides contextual information on hundreds of today’s most significant science topics; integrates authoritative, curriculum-aligned reference content with headlines and videos; draws students into the subject matter, showing how scientific disciplines relate to real-world issues, from weather patterns to obesity

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Varies: Kindergarten - Grade 7

Takes children aged 6 to 14 on amazing adventures...
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Takes children aged 6 to 14 on amazing adventures in science, nature, culture, archaeology and space through reputable, authoritative and appropriate content that is fun and substantive Includes Browse Recent Magazines by cover

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Varies: Grade 8 - Grade 12

Download the app to access Gale resources on your mobile Apple or Google device....
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Download the app to access Gale resources on your mobile Apple or Google device.

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Varies: Grade 8 - Grade 12

A search platform providing libraries with a sophisticated yet simple solution...
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A search platform providing libraries with a sophisticated yet simple solution for managing a wealth of periodical, reference, multimedia and primary source information.

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Varies: Grade 8 - Grade 12

Spreadsheet listing the publications included in the Gale Databases: ...
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Spreadsheet listing the publications included in the Gale Databases: Canada in Context XLS Global Issues in Context – Journals – XLS – Reference – XLS Science in Context XLS

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Varies: Grade 4 - Grade 7

An interface appropriate for use in elementary and middle schools that...
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An interface appropriate for use in elementary and middle schools that searches both Primary Search & Middle Search Plus. Click for details and title list for Primary Search Click for details and title list for Middle Search Plus Explora Interface Support - Click Here

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Varies: Grade 8 - Grade 12

The secondary interface to access the following databases...

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Varies: Grade 4 - Grade 7

A database about books specifically for younger readers, helping find books that are......
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A database about books specifically for younger readers, helping find books that are just right for their reading level and interests. Parents, teachers, and librarians can also find tools to teach with books and engage young readers.

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Varies: Grade 8 - Grade 12

A comprehensive resource of consumer-oriented health content, covering......
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A comprehensive resource of consumer-oriented health content, covering all key areas of health and wellness from mainstream medicine to the many perspectives of complementary, holistic and integrated medicine. Designed to support the information needs of patients, and to foster an overall understanding of health-related topics.

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Access to all available EBSCO licensed databases in a text search format...
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Access to all available EBSCO licensed databases in a text search format. Users can select to limit databases searched above the search bar.

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Access to a selection of Magazines in the EBSCO licensed databases......
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Access to a selection of Magazines in the EBSCO licensed databases. These are presented as examples only; a district may choose to make selected magazines available by direct links.

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Alternate access to the landing page for ALL licensed EBSCO products......
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Alternate access to the landing page for ALL licensed EBSCO products by your school or district. These include those within the BC Digital Classroom Core Collection and may also include a la carte items that your district ordered such as :

  • Professional Development Collection
  • Novelist Plus
  • Academic Search Premier
  • Business Source Premier
  • Canadian Points of View
  • Literary Reference Centre,
  • Poetry/Short Story Reference Centre &
  • Canadian Literary Reference Centre
  • Academic Search Premier

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Varies: Kindergarten - Grade 12

L'accès à tous disponibles EBSCO autorisé bases de données dans un format......
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L'accès à tous disponibles EBSCO autorisé bases de données dans un format de recherche de texte. Les utilisateurs peuvent choisir de limiter les bases de données recherchées au-dessus de la barre de recherche.

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