[kids-lib] Learn about the NEW & improved Kids InfoBits: It's FREE!

Katie Anderson katie.anderson at state.or.us
Fri May 30 15:36:17 PDT 2014

All public libraries in Oregon have free access to the Gale databases, include Kids InfoBits, which pull together encyclopedias, almanacs, atlases, images, magazine articles, and news sources in one place online for K-5th grade students. Kids InfoBits has a developmentally appropriate graphic interface to make it easy for children to browse and find the information they need for their homework. Once they find the information they need, an icon shows them if it is written at a basic, intermediate, or advanced reading level. Kids can also easily see the number of words in the article and the Lexile(r).

Learn more about Kids InfoBits by participating in the upcoming webinar (details below) or watching this 4 minute tutorial http://assets.cengage.com/training/Kids_InfoBits/basics.htm.

[kids infobits (large)]Kids InfoBits
The NEW & improved Kids InfoBits is an exciting resource designed especially for students in kindergarten through grade five. In this session, we will be covering the new, modern interface and improved navigation options.
June 10, 7:00 am - 8:00 am (PT)<https://cengage.webex.com/cengage/onstage/g.php?t=a&d=924580552>
June 19, 10:00 am - 11:00 am (PT)<https://cengage.webex.com/cengage/onstage/g.php?t=a&d=927096668>
June 25, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm (PT)<https://cengage.webex.com/cengage/onstage/g.php?t=a&d=925829871>

The Gale Databases and this free webinar are  made available to public libraries through the State Library's Statewide Database Licensing Program<http://www.oregon.gov/osl/LD/Pages/technology/sdlp/index.aspx>. If you can't attend the live webinar, archived recordings of Gale training sessions<http://www.cengagesites.com/Literature/790/gale-cengage-library-training/on-demand-training/> and LearningExpress Library User Guides<http://www.learningexpresshub.com/learningexpresslibrary/help/user-guides> are also available.

Don't know about the free databases available to your Oregon public library? Contact arlene.weible at state.or.us<mailto:arlene.weible at state.or.us>.

Katie Anderson, Library Development Services
* Youth Services Consultant * Oregon Center for the Book Coordinator *
Oregon State Library, 250 Winter St. NE, Salem, OR 97301
katie.anderson at state.or.us<mailto:katie.anderson at state.or.us>, 503-378-2528

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