Research

2nd Grade Research 

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The Media Center has many materials for students to use in their research. These include books, encyclopedias and other reference works, magazines, and online databases. MCPS and Jackson Road buy access to online databases for student/teacher/parent/guardian use. For home use, these databases require logins and passwords, available from your teacher or from Mrs. Koutsky, media specialist. 

  

 

Database 

 

 

Description 

 

 CultureGrams   Up-to-date information on countries and cultures.
 Encyclopaedia Britannica: Annals of American History    Explore American history through primary sources and multimedia.  
 Encyclopaedia Britannica: Global Reference Center    Japanese, Korean, Chinese, French Britannica encyclopaedias and another link to the Spanish Reference Center. 
 Encyclopaedia Britannica Online School Edition    3 encyclopedias in one: Encyclopaedia Britannica, Compton’s by Britannica and Britannica Elementary. A search will return articles from all 3 encyclopedias so students can choose which level meets their needs. 
 Encyclopaedia Britannica: Spanish Reference Center: Enciclopedia Juvenil y Gran Enciclopedia Planeta    Enciclopedia Juvenil provides a Spanish elementary encyclopedia, images, videos, and Spanish language learning materials specifically designed for younger learners. 
 Encyclopaedia Britannica: Webster’s Third New International Dictionary Unabridged    Online dictionary. 
 Encyclopaedia Britannica: World Data Analyst    Similar to CultureGrams, World Data Analyst provides "Country Snapshots." However, it goes further -- students can create "current comparisons" of countries. 

 NoodleTools 

 Online bibliography creator and note-taking tool.  
 PebbleGo Animals and PebbleGo Earth and Space   Animal and earth and space information. 
 ScienceFlix    Science videos
 SIRS Decades   Information on the 20th Century, decade by decade 
 SIRS Discoverer    Includes carefully selected full-text articles and images from more than 1,600 domestic and international newspapers, magazines, government documents, and websites. 
 SIRS Knowledge Source   Several databases including SIRS Researcher (periodicals), SIRS Pro/Con, SIRS Renaissance (arts and humanities), SIRS Web Select (search engine), and SIRS Interactive Citizenship 
 Student NewsNet (from Encyclopaedia Britannica)   Timely, relevant news and current event articles.  
 Teachingbooks.net    Resources on books including author interviews and lesson plans.  

 

 Additional Databases recommended for older students and adults 

 

 
 Encyclopaedia Britannica Online Academic Edition   Online encyclopedia, recommended for high school. 
 ProQuest Professional Education   Professional education journals. 

 

 

 

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