Monday, January 4, 2010

Jan. 2010 E-Resource: Kids InfoBits

Are you the parent of a child in grades K through 5 and looking for an age-appropriate online resource to help them with their homework? Look no further than Kids InfoBits, a database that covers geography, current events, the arts, science, health, people, government, history, sports and more. With a kid-friendly interface (lots of graphics), Kids InfoBits includes full-text reference content from respected, curriculum-based publishers like Blackbirch Press and KidHaven Press, as well as magazines, newspapers, images and maps. Kids InfoBits is also set up for users who like to browse for topics (animals > birds > penguins, for example). For younger children/children with less developed reading skills, Kids InfoBits allows you to hear a document spoken aloud by a computer-generated voice.

To access Kids InfoBits from the library's Web site, click on "Search for Articles & More" (under Find Information) and look under Encyclopedias & Reference for the link to Kids InfoBits. You'll need a library card to access this resource outside the library. If you don't have one yet, apply online and begin using this online resource immediately with your temporary card number.

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