Galileo  Search a gazillion resources in magazines, newspapers, encyclopedia articles as well as book chapters, primary source documents, and pictures.  Galileo is available only to Georgia residents -over 100 databases available FREE!  If using Galileo at school a password is not needed.  If using Galileo outside of school (home), ask your child where to find the password which is updated every four months.

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Resources in Galileo

 Literary Reference Center - Literary criticism, plot summaries, author biographies, full-text poems and classics

NoveList - premiere database of reading recommendations, available through libraries around the world. It is a comprehensive source of information about books that includes expert recommendations, reviews, articles, lists and more.

SirsDiscoverer - a general reference database for elementary and middle school learners, covering curriculum areas content sets such as reading, language arts, current events, science, social studies, history, health and technology.  Aligned to Common Core Standards, all content is 100% full text, hand-selected and indexed from over 2,100 reliable high-quality domestic and international newspapers, magazines, and reference material. Over 9,000 educational weblinks are integrated via the Discoverer WebFind content set. Only safe, relevant resources are selected for SIRS Discoverer.

New Georgia Encyclopedia - a web-based encyclopedia containing over 2,000 articles about the state of Georgia

 Encyclopedia Brittanica - oldest English-language general encyclopedia

Digital Library of Georgia - Georgia's history and culture found in digitized books, manuscripts, photographs, government documents, newspapers, maps, audio, video, and other resources.

Explora  -designed to support student research and classroom instruction. Students can browse topics of interest or search for a topic of their choice. Search results can be limited to source type (e.g., magazines, news, biographies, etc.) or by Lexile range( reading levels).                      Explora Video

Videos/Tutorials/Other Resources

IKeepbookmarks - a web-based area to access websites.  Students use this site to view websites chosen by their teacher for projects or to view websites chosen by teachers from all over the country by simply choosing to search "all of ikeepbookmarks.com" (located at the very top of the page in gray)

Credible Sources Count -Learn to evaluate information with a critical eye, to use criteria to determine credible web sources, and to spot other reliable sources you can use.

 Plagiarism - Learn the difference between paraphrasing and quoting (and how to do both properly) plus when to cite, what to cite, and how to cite.