News & Updates
This summer it will be very important to keep students engaged with online learning. We are excited to announce that Capstone has extended access to 4 databases until July 31! PebbleGo Next, PebbleGo Read More, PebbleGo Health and Capstone Interactive can be accessed on the UDLib/SEARCH Trial Databases Page.
PebbleGo Next provides biographies, science content , social studies resources, state studies, and American Indian historical content at the 3rd – 5th grade reading level. These databases engage upper elementary students with subject matter created for and correlated to state & national curriculum standards.
PebbleGo Read More provides 750 ebooks at the K – 2nd grade reading level. These ebooks are found within the “Read More” tab in every article in PebbleGo Animals and PebbleGo Science.
PebbleGo Health focuses not only on physical health but also on social emotional learning for readers at the K – 3rd grade reading level. Simply sign in to PebbleGo via the UDLib/SEARCH Elementary School Databases Page or the UDLib/SEARCH All Databases Page, and you will see PebbleGo Health alongside all of the other PebbleGo modules.
Capstone Interactive is a collection of more than 3,000 ebooks. The books include fiction and nonfiction. They cover all subjects and all grade levels. The heaviest concentration of titles is for elementary school. Middle school coverage is moderate, and there is a small segment of content for reluctant high school readers. Books can be read offline using an iTunes app.
World Book has provided complimentary access to the products below until May 31, 2020. These products are accessible by opening any World Book database on the UDLib/SEARCH site and scrolling down to the section for “World Book Products” at the bottom of the screen.
Contains thousands of cross-curricular, low-cost, fun yet educational projects for the classroom, after school programs, and library programing. Activity Corner enables users to browse, save, and create activities for all ages.
World Book’s Dramatic Learning
Turns texts into plays, skits, and monologues and provides teaching tools to apply these materials in the classroom. It helps students become more fluent readers, understand core concepts, and internalize content. Dramatic Learning includes mini-inquiry projects, self-assessment tools, and teaching tools to facilitate instruction.
Banco de Contenidos aula Planeta
Is the upper-level Spanish language database, intended for high school students through adult learners. Intuitive search options allow easy navigation of the more than 170,000 resources: articles, images, videos, and more. The resource is perfect for use alongside both World Book Student and World Book Advanced as an English/Spanish supplementary resource.
A first-of-its-kind Arabic-language reference site developed specifically for primary students, eLearn ignites curiosity through an easy-to-follow layout, hands-on activities, world maps, customizable country resources, educational games, videos, and pictures.
A full-featured, beginner-level reference source, Découverte provides users with a database written at basic French reading levels. Seamlessly integrates with World Book Kids for parallel English-language content.
Strengthen students’ science knowledge with more than 90 lessons complete with experiments and assessments to gauge students’ capabilities across two levels of science instruction. Ideal for grades 2 through 6, Science Power empowers students to take control of their own learning process.
Social Studies Power
Enhance social studies instruction with more than 100 lessons, activities, and assessments focused on core topics and aligned with most major textbooks. Social Studies Power is intended for grades 3 through 6 and offers two reading levels per lesson for differentiated instruction.
UDLib/SEARCH is pleased to provide access to 10 new EBSCO databases for the remainder of the school year! These databases include over 800 eBooks at the middle and high school level. Topics covered include arts and literature, business and government, geography, health, history, science, math, and current events. These databases can be accessed on the UDLib/SEARCH Trial Databases Page until June 15.
Databases in the EBSCO Trial:
EBSCO eBook Collection
The EBSCO eBook collection contains 660 downloadable eBooks covering a range of topics at the high school level.
Explora Middle Schools
Explora Middle Schools contains content from the 1,200 newspapers in Newspaper Source Plus, as well as content from Middle Search Plus, which includes 160 Middle Search Plus eBooks.
Explora Secondary Schools
Explora Secondary Schools allows users to cross search EBSCO databases and pull together results for eBooks, articles, literary criticism, poetry, and education resources. this platform contains unique access to some of the top educational titles, such as Time, The Atlantic, Congressional Digest, and much more.
NoveList K-8 Plus
NoveList K-8 Plus provides read-alike recommendations specifically for younger readers. It helps kids find books that are just right for their reading level and interests. Parents, teachers, and librarians can also find tools to teach with books and engage young readers.
NoveList K-8 Plus Features
NoveList Plus contains expert read-alike recommendations to help users find their next great read.
NoveList Plus Features
Literary Reference Center Plus
Literary Reference Center Plus covers all genres and time frames. It includes thousands of full-text poems, short stories, synopses, critical essays, literary journals, reference books and author biographies, plus lesson plans and literary study guides. It gives students a complete foundation of literary reference works.
Poetry & Short Story Reference Center
Poetry & Short Story Reference Center is a rich full-text database of hundreds of thousands of classic and contemporary poems, plus thousands of short stories, biographies, essays, lesson plans and learning guides. It also includes high-quality videos and audio recordings from the Academy of American Poets.
MLA International Bibliography with Full Text
MLA International Bibliography with Full Text covers scholarship in a broad range of Humanities disciplines related to global literatures and languages. The database contains millions of citations as well as full text for 1,000 journals.
ERIC (Education Resources Information Center) is an authoritative database of indexed and full-text education literature and resources. Sponsored by the Institute of Education Sciences of the U.S. Department of Education, it is an essential tool for education researchers of all kinds.
Education Research Complete
Education Research Complete provides hundreds of full-text education journals. It covers all levels of education, from early childhood to higher education, plus multilingual education, health education and testing.
Explore 8 Remote Learning Ideas with PebbleGo. This information is for early readers, and it provides ways to keep students engaged with active learning while they are away from school. You will find access to PeppbleGo on the UDLib/SEARCH Elementary School Databases page and on the UDLib/SEARCH All Databases Page. Please contact us is you have any questions or if you need the PebbleGo username and password.
As we all work together to keep students engaged with educational content during COVID-19, we would like to make you aware of the following educational resources. The UDLib/SEARCH program provides a variety of online educational content for use by Delaware public school students and educators. UDLib/SEARCH delivers databases that provide hundreds of ebooks as well as a variety of educational videos, images, and audio files. You also have access to thousands of articles from magazines and newspapers. In addition, UDLib/SEARCH provides encyclopedias, such as Britannica and World Book, in English and in Spanish. There are educational reports, statistics, charts and graphs. UDLib/SEARCH is accessible to all students, providing content at all reading levels from K-12, and the read aloud feature in most databases allows articles to be be read to students with just one click.
Please contact UDLib/SEARCH staff for the username and password to access the UDLib/SEARCH databases. If you would like help using the UDLib/SEARCH databases, please contact us, and we would be happy to explain which databases would be best for your research and how you would find the information that you need.
- Access UDLib/SEARCH
- Contact UDLib/SEARCH Staff for the database username and password or for assistance with using the databases
- UDLib/SEARCH Tutorials
- Database Description Sheets
- Finding Content Based on Reading Level in the UDLib/SEARCH Databases
The Delaware Department of Education and the Delaware Libraries have each created an educational resources page that will provide valuable information to parents, students, and educators.
We are excited to present four new UDLib/SEARCH trial databases: Capstone Interactive, PebbleGo Next, PebbleGo Read More, and World Book Early Learning! Access to all four database collections can be found on the UDLib/SEARCH Trial Databases Page.
Capstone Interactive is a collection of more than 3,000 ebooks. The books include fiction and nonfiction. They cover all subjects and all grade levels. The heaviest concentration of titles is for elementary school. Middle school coverage is moderate, and there is a small segment of content for reluctant high school readers. Books can be read offline using an iTunes app. (Trial Period: 2/17/20 – 6/15/20)
PebbleGo Next provides 3rd – 5th grade students with content designed for their specific needs. PebbleGo Next includes an array of topics: Biographies, Science, Social Studies, State Studies, and American Indian History. These databases engage upper elementary students with subject matter created for and correlated to state & national curriculum standards. (Trial Period: 2/17/20 – 6/15/20)
PebbleGo Read More provides 750 new ebooks at the K – 2nd grade level. These ebooks are found within the “Read More” tab in every article in PebbleGo Animals and PebbleGo Science. (Trial Period: 2/17/20 – 6/15/20)
World Book Early Learning contains over 125 videos and more than 350 photos. Through gamification, users can practice problem solving and critical thinking while absorbing information about a topic through active learning. World Book Early Learning contains stories in English and Spanish, nursery rhymes, and songs. In addition, there are 400 activities such as coloring, paint by number, connecting-the-dots, and more. These activities are accessible online and are also printable. (Trial Period: 2/17/20 – 3/31/20)
Access to both databases can be found on the UDLib/SEARCH Trial Databases Page. The collections present eBooks that provide targeted resources supporting mental health and wellness. Collectively the two products contain ebooks for students in grades K-12. Cameron’s Collection is a middle and high school resource, and Cameron’s Camp supports elementary school students. These products are excellent resources for students, teacher, and school counselors.
Topics covered include the following: handling responsibility, teamwork, social media, anxiety, depression, homelessness, stress, mental illness, life decisions, problem solving, and more.
Many of the UDLib/SEARCH databases have a new look and a new name. Please refer to the database table for the previous names of the databases that were modified along with the new name of each product. Not all of the UDLib/SEARCH databases are included on the table; only those that were modified are listed.
The basic functionality of the databases remains the same, but there are some changes in the way that these products present their content. There are also instances in which the content of smaller databases has been combined into a larger database. For example, SIRS Knowledge Source, SIRS Government Reporter, and SIRS Renaissance have all been combined and are now SIRS Issues Researcher. If you would like to have a UDLib/SEARCH Coordinator come to your school to discuss with your educators the updates in these valuable resources, please contact us.
Recognizing the dire need for solutions to support students’ mental health and wellness, Gale has collaborated with the Cameron K. Gallagher Foundation to curate Cameron’s Collection. The collection presents nearly 40 eBooks that provide targeted resources and guidance for students, teachers, and counselors – letting students know that they are never, ever alone. The titles in Cameron’s Collection span a wide range of topics, including ADD, ADHD, alcohol, anorexia, anxiety, bulimia, caregiving, cutting, depression, divorce, drugs, eating disorders, homelessness, OCD, self-injury, stress, and suicide.
PebbleGo Spanish language databases are available through UDLib/SEARCH for 3 months! These databases can be accessed on the UDLib/SEARCH Elementary School Databases page. The PebbleGo Spanish databases include PebbleGo Animales (Animals), Biografías(Biographies), Ciencia (Science), and Estudios Sociales (Social Studies).
All of the databases include Spanish text and read-aloud Spanish-language audio recorded by professional voice-over artists, not machine translated or text to speech. The databases are correlated to state and national curriculum standards supporting core concepts in their given subject areas.
Please explore these databases, and contact us with your feedback! Your comments are useful as we consider databases that should be included in the UDLib/SEARCH program. Thanks in advance for your assistance!