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Databases

Database Vendors

Rosen Digital Databases

 

Rosen's "PowerKnowledge" Science Suite is targeted towards Elementary but may also be useful in the Middle School grades.  Through our State funding, we are able to bring these to all of our districts at no cost to you.  Click on the titles below to link to any of them; once there, you will be able to easily switch between all 3.  Your  school librarian will be able to help you with usernames and passwords.  Ask us how to get Google authentication for these.

Earth and Space Science

Life Science

Physical Science


Click on the image (above) and you'll find everything from Cyberbullying to Staying Safe online to Gaming in this series.  Continually updated, this is an excellent tool to teach students why understanding the internet, social media and more is so important.  Ask your school librarian about usernames and passwords, or about Google authentication.

 

Featured Databases

Starting in 2016-2017, NoodleTools is offered to all of our schools at NO COST!  This is an online tool that helps students track all of their resources citations, holds all of their notes and helps them organize thoughts.  They did some major upgrades to their product this past summer, so make sure you check out any changes if you've used it in the past.

NoodleTools can (and should) be used with Google accounts, if you're a Google school.  There are things that have to be done at the tech level at your school, and with NoodleTools.  If you need help, please contact Karin Howansky.

All school librarians have received the username and password for your school.  It is available to use at 3 levels:  Elementary, Middle and High Schools.  For more information about this product, go to http://www.noodletools.com/educators/.  

NoodleTools has some excellent tutorials for teachers and students who are just starting that include everything from how to set up an account to using it to collaborate with other students and share with their teachers.  You can find these at https://noodletools.freshdesk.com/support/home.

If you have any questions, or need additional support, please contact us at libraryservices@wswheboces.org.  

TeachingBooks

TeachingBooks.net is an easy-to-use website that adds a multimedia dimension to the reading experiences of children's and young adult books. Our online database is developed and maintained to include thousands of resources about fiction and nonfiction books used in the K–12 environment, with every resource selected to encourage the integration of multimedia author and book materials into reading and library activities.

Please contact us if you need more information, including logging in.  

WSWHE BOCES Databases

Click logo above to go to the databases for WSWHE staff, students and personnel.  If you don't have the username and password, contact us at libraryservices@wswheboces.org