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April 14, 2015

Kids InfoBits: Britannica Elementary Collection Now Available

Kids InfoBits is the Gale database designed for elementary school students. Earlier this month, Gale added The Britannica Elementary Collection to Kids InfoBits. This is a collection of 3,869 Britannica articles written for students in grades 3 to 6. The articles cover a wide variety of subjects, including animals, sports, science, history, key figures, literature, technology, countries, government, and more. Cited as Britannica Student Encyclopedia: An A to Z Encyclopedia (2015), these selections, according to Britannica, “help children gain a better understanding of their world.” Intended to be a resource for homework help and assignments for upper elementary students, the content contains articles, photographs, charts, and tables that help explain concepts and subjects; it also includes maps and flags from across the globe.

To browse the new articles, log in to Kids InfoBits, click on Advanced Search at the top, change Keyword to Publication Title, enter this text: britannica student encyclopedia, and click on Search. The preview will feature three articles; click on View All to see the rest.

For examples, check out these articles on sea turtles, Panama Canal, volcanos, graphs, and Langston Hughes. If prompted to log in and there is only one text field, enter the password portion of your Gale login.

Questions? Please ask.

FYI,
Jen

Jennifer Maurer
School Library Consultant
Oregon State Library