Saturday, September 1, 2012

e-Resource of the Month: Kids InfoBits

With school now in session, it's time to reacquaint parents and young students with free library homework help resources like Kids InfoBits.

Kids InfoBits meets the needs of young students with simple, quick access to curriculum-related information on current events, arts, sciences, health, people, government, sports, history and more. Age-appropriate reference books, magazine and newspaper articles from TIME for Kids, Weekly Reader, USA Today, etc., as well as videos, images, maps and charts make for an engaging research tool for students grades K-5.

Kids InfoBits' unique icon-based topics allows young students (and bad spellers!) to drill down from a broad topic to a narrowly-focused one. For example, Animals > Bugs & Worms > Ladybugs. Not only does this simplify research, it also helps students visualize the research process.

Like all library premium e-resources, Kids InfoBits can be found on the Articles & Databases page on the library's website (look under Magazines, Journals & Newspapers).

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~ Alison -- Electronic Resources Librarian

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