[kids-lib] New Interface for Kids InfoBits

Jennifer Maurer jennifer.maurer at state.or.us
Mon May 5 13:22:56 PDT 2014

Please pardon the cross-posting.


About a month ago, I let you know<http://listsmart.osl.state.or.us/pipermail/kids-lib/2014-April/001539.html> that the interface for Kids InfoBits would be updated in early May. Recall that Kids InfoBits is a Gale database specifically designed for students in grades K thru 5. The Kids InfoBits interface has been dramatically redesigned. While users can still drill down by topic or search by keywords to find information, the new interface is more modern and includes more features, like the ability to translate articles into 12 different languages.

The update is now live. Links to Kids InfoBits on your website and on OSLIS now lead to the new version.

Because of the design layout, you only see half of the topic options on the Kids InfoBits homepage. From the homepage, click on the orange arrow to the left to see the other half. That's only of note if students are using the pictures to drill down by topic.

For those who want to learn about or promote the new Kids InfoBits, there are many resources. Remember to update the database icon on your library website.

Fact Sheet

Product Page

Short Tutorials

Webinars on May 6th, 14th, 23rd, & 29th

            Recorded Webinar (Updated version coming soon)

            Promotional Materials
                        Note: The login for any Oregon library eligible for the statewide database licensing program is gale690228 (username) / 690228 (password).

Database Icon

If you have questions or noticed a problem with your Kids InfoBits link, please contact me.


Jennifer Maurer
School Library Consultant
Oregon State Library
250 Winter Street NE
Salem, OR 97301
jennifer.maurer at state.or.us<mailto:jennifer.maurer at state.or.us>

OSLIS || www.oslis.org
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