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research assistantResources for Educators

Your time is valuable. You need accurate information fast. And you want to be sure your students can also find what they need. NOVELNY is a shortcut to valuable sources of information for all you need to take your students to the next level. Please see your school librarian for information on how to access NOVELNY through your school.

Great ideas for lesson plans, facts, figures, classroom resources, current and archived newspaper and magazine articles (you don't have to subscribe to read today's news!)-it's all here. No more frustrating Internet searches. No ads or popups. If it's an interesting book, important article, or weird factoid-NOVELNY offers a treasure trove of digital resources to help you find what you need.

The following NOVELNY databases contain information to help teachers prepare lesson plans and class assignments:

Business Insights: Essentials

Scholastic GO! (formerly Grolier Online), includes the Encyclopedia Americana, Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia, The New Book of Knowledge, Amazing Animals of the World, America the Beautiful, Lands & Peoples, The New Book of Popular Science, and La Nueva Enciclopedia Cumbre

Social Studies
Gannett Newsstand Complete
InfoTrac Custom Newspapers

Elementary/Middle School
eLibrary Elementary
Kids Infobits
(Full text articles are assigned a reading level indicator [Lexiles].)

Middle/High School
General OneFile: A source for news and periodical articles on a wide range of topics: business, computers, current events, economics, education, environmental issues, health care, hobbies, humanities, law, literature and art, politics, science, social science, sports, technology, and many general interest topics.
Opposing Viewpoints in Context -- New: Contains a range of perspectives on many important issues, with over 13,000 pro/con viewpoints. Includes a variety of resource types: reference, news, primary sources, multimedia and more.

Academic OneFile: Contains peer-reviewed, full-text articles from the world's leading journals and reference sources

Other Resources
Resources and Services for Teachers (New York State Library)
Selected Education Web Sites (New York State Library)
Virtual Learning System (New York State Education Department)

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