Library Media Online Resources

Resources for students, teachers & parents provided by your
Whiteoak/Bright Library Media Centers
BLOG

(some resources may require a username/password, please visit the Whiteoak or Bright Elementary library for password)


WHITEOAK ONLINE CATALOG

BRIGHT ONLINE CATALOG

GALE CENGAGE Learning Reference Library is a database of encyclopedias and specialized reference eBooks for you to access from the library or remotely 24/7.


Three encyclopedias (100,000+ articles), atlas, dictionary, images and video clips, reviewed Web sites, magazine articles and more.

 


BELOW is INFOhio's Core Collection:  INFOhio provides resources free to all Ohio K-12 students and educators for the 2015-16 school year. A username and password are required for home access; see your school library media specialist or librarian for the password.


Get help writing an essay or report, creating a digital slide presentation or producing a video. Provide a starting and due date for the project and the Calculator will help organize the assignment step by step, along with helpful process suggestions.

Click to access BookFlix
BookFlix
Literacy resource that pairs classic video storybooks with related nonfiction e-books to build a love of reading and learning.

Click to use the Digital Video Collection and link to specific videos.
Digital Video Collection
Includes hundreds of digital videos that have been made available at no cost to Ohio K-12 districts.
 
Proceed to Literature Online
Literature Online: American & English Literature
Full-text, searchable works available online to supplement your library's print collections. Poetry, drama and fiction are included.
 

INFOhio eBook/eResource Collection
Thousands of essays on major topics and issues in science, math and technology, along with illustrations, experiments, activities and biographies.
 
Science Online has thousands of articles, experiments and videos on science and math topics.
Science Online
Thousands of essays on major topics and issues in science, math and technology, along with illustrations, experiments, activities and biographies.
 
Storia: Ohio's 4th Grade eBook Collection

Storia: Ohio's 4th Grade eBook Collection

INFOhio is pleased to provide Ohio’s 4th Grade Storia Collection. This collection of 160 titles was hand selected to support Ohio's New Learning Standards for 4th grade. To get started, teachers who work with fourth grade students need to request an access code and add their class as explained in the Storia Getting Started Guide.


 
Proceed to Consumer Health Complete
Consumer Health Complete 
Provides content covering all areas of health and wellness from mainstream medicine to the many perspectives of complementary, holistic and integrated medicine.
 


Biography Reference Bank
Articles about more than a half-million people, most in full text, from around the world.

Proceed to EBSCO Science Reference Center
Science Reference Center
Easy access to a multitude of full-text, science-oriented content.  Science Reference Center contains full text for hundreds of science encyclopedias, reference books, and periodicals.
 
Proceed to Points of View Reference Center
Points of View Reference Center 
Presents articles supporting multiple sides of current issues from which students can develop persuasive arguments and essays while developing their analytical thinking skills.
 

OhioMeansJobs
College, career, and skill-building tutorials, practice tests, and ebooks for students in grades 4-12. You are not required to log in but it is strongly recommended that you sign into your OhioMeansJobs, K12 backpack to save your work.
Proceed to Literary Reference Center
Literary Reference Center 
Provides a broad spectrum of information on thousands of authors and their works across literary disciplines and timeframes.
 
 
   


Explora for Grades PreK-5 (EBSCO)
Learn about your favorite subject. Look up words. Read magazines, newspapers, biographies, primary sources, country information. Find pictures. Translate articles into more than 30 languages.
 

Explora for Grades 6-8 (EBSCO)
Learn about your favorite subject. Look up words. Read magazines, newspapers, biographies, primary sources, country information. Find pictures. Translate articles into more than 30 languages.
 

Explora for Grades 9-12 (EBSCO)
Learn more about your favorite subject. Read magazines, newspapers, biographies, primary sources, country information. Find images for class projects and learn vocabulary.  Translate articles  into more than 30 languages.
 

EBSCOhost Multi-Database Search
Full-text information from more than 6,000 magazines, journals, and newspapers. Includes e-books, biographies, radio and TV transcripts, geographic information, primary sources, images, maps, and more.  
 

Explora for Educators (EBSCO)
Collection of databases selected for PreK-12 educators in Ohio. Includes EBSCO's Academic Search Premier, ERIC, and the Professional Development Collection.
 

EBSCOhost Professional Search (Teachers & Administrators) 
Collection of databases selected for PreK-12 educators in Ohio. Includes EBSCO's Academic Search Premier, ERIC, and the Professional Development Collection. 
 

Proceed to World Book's Early World of Learning.
Early World of Learning
Resources to help preschoolers and children in the early grades grasp critical early childhood themes while developing reading and oral language skills.
 
Proceed to World Book Kids
World Book Kids
Developed especially for young students. Features simple navigation, easy-to-read articles, thousands of illustrations, videos, comparison tools, and a wealth of engaging activities.
 
Proceed to World Book Student
World Book Student
Tailored for students in elementary and middle schools. Includes all articles from the print versions of the World Book, plus additional articles, learning resources, and research tools.
 
Proceed to World Book Advanced
World Book Advanced
Powerful reference tool that includes encyclopedia, multimedia, e-book, and primary source databases, fully integrated in a single search.
 
Proceed to World Book's Academic Encyclopedia
World Book's Academic Edition
Comprehensive reference tool that includes encyclopedia, multimedia, e-book, and primary source databases, fully integrated in a single search.
 
World Book Timelines
World Book Timelines

Build and share timelines. Use your own events and images or add content and images from World Book.

Proceed to World Book's Spanish Encyclopedia
Gran Enciclopedia Hispánica (WORLD BOOK)
Comprehensive Spanish-language encyclopedia from World Book Inc. and Hispánica Saber. It is written from a Latin American perspective and the content is updated monthly.
 
Proceed to World Book's Spanish Encyclopedia
Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos (WORLD BOOK)
Online Spanish language encyclopedia that is appropriate for younger Spanish-speaking students and students just learning the Spanish language.
 
Proceed to World Book's French Encyclopedia
L'Encyclopedie Decouverte (WORLD BOOK)
Online French language encyclopedia that is appropriate for younger French-speaking students and students just learning the French language.
 


BELOW is INFOhio's Other Online Resources:  
 These resources are free to anyone, and INFOhio feels they are important for your needs.  They do not require a username and password to access.


A.D.A.M. Health Illustrated Encyclopedia. In-depth information, color illustrations and animations on over 1,500 media topics; provided by NetWellness.

American Memory. Primary source materials for U.S. history and culture from the Library of Congress.

FirstGov. A search engine for millions of U.S. Government Web pages.

Great Web Sites for Kids. Selected by the Great Web Sites Committee of the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association.

ipl2. Index to more than 10,000 Internet resources selected and evaluated by librarians.

Great Web Sites for Kids. Selected by the Great Web Sites Committee of the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association.

ipl2 For Kids at the Internet Public Library has lots of information to help with school assignments and projects. Lots of Fun Stuff, too!

ipl2 For Teens in the Internet Public Library pulls together "information to help you with life, school, friends and work." Also, Web links and Ask a Question service.

KnowItNow24x7. Free, statewide online reference service, available 24 hours a day, every day. Same service as previously available with HomeworkNow.

MEDLINEplus. Health information from the National Library of Medicine.

National First Ladies' Library, Canton. Biographies, lesson plans for teachers, a timeline and a bibliography for every First Lady since Martha Washington.

National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, Cincinnati. Lessons and learnings about the legacy of courage, cooperation and freedom embodied in the story of the Underground Railroad and the lives of historic and contemporary Freedom Heroes.

NetWellness. Health information from Ohio's major medical centers and much more.

Research 4 Success

Need research help?  Try Research 4 Success.


Ohio History Connection

The mission of the Ohio History Connection (formerly Ohio Historical Society) is to spark discovery of Ohio history! We help people connect with Ohio’s past to understand the present and create a better future.


Ohio Web Library

The Ohio Web Library, which is hosted by OPLIN, includes popular magazines, encyclopedias, dictionaries, etc. It also includes tools for identification of trees, snakes, and arrowheads, as well as access to ExploreOhio.


Ohio Memory. Ohio historical treasures in an online scrapbook of primary sources.

State of Ohio. Information about Ohio's executive, judicial, and legislative branches.

Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps. More than 40,000 maps (1847-1970) of Ohio towns and cities. Provided by OPLIN as part of OhioLINK's Digital Media Center.
 


Resources provided by your Local Public Libraries

(some resources may require a library card number from the Highland County District Library or the Brown County Public Library, please visit the library to obtain a card number)


Explore Ohio
This site has just about anything you want to know about Ohio -- for homework, personal research, or just for fun!

What Tree Is It?
Helps to identify just about any tree that is native to Ohio.

What's That Snake?
Helps to identify the 30 kinds of snakes found in Ohio, both poisonous and nonpoisonous.

What's the Point?
Use this site to help identify flint artifacts produced by Ohio's prehistoric peoples.


(a Highland Country District Library Card is required to access these databases)

Auto Repair Reference Center | EBSCOhost - Automotive diagnostic and repair information from the former Chilton publisher. 

eLibrary - Magazine articles, books, newspapers, photos, maps, radio transcripts and encyclopedias.

HeritageQuest | ProQuest - Census records, Family and Local Histories, PERSI genealogy and local history articles, Revolutionary War records and Freedman's Bank records from 1865-1874.


Ohio Web Library.

Ohio Death Certificate Index (1913-1944) - Database containing death certificates of persons that died in Ohio from 1913-1944.

Ohio History Central || Online Encyclopedia - An evolving, dynamic online encyclopedia from the Ohio Historical Society.

American and English full text literature collections - Electronic books of American and English literature - poetry, drama, fiction, and the Bible - originally published in print – produced by ProQuest / Chadwyck-Healey.

NoveList - Resource that provides reviews, annotations, subject heading access, and much more for over 135,000 fiction titles – updated monthly.

NoveList K-8 - Resource that provides reviews, annotations, subject heading access, and much more for over 135,000 fiction titles – updated monthly. Especially designed for school libraries.

Ohioline - Online database of publications from Ohio State University Extension Office; the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences; The Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center; and the Agricultural Technical Institute.


Resources provided by your Ohio Academic Libraries

(some resources may require a library card number from the Southern State Community College Learning Resources Center or any College/University in Ohio, please visit the library to obtain a card number




 

Streaming video collections offer curriculum-focused content for every department
on campus.  Faculty and students can have 24/7 instant access to over 7,500 full-length programs and 82,000 video segments grouped into prearranged subject specific categories:  • Humanities & Social Sciences  • Business & Economics  • Science & Mathematics  • Health & Medicine  • Archival Films & Newsreels  • Technical Education  • Family & Consumer Sciences  • Careers & Job Search  • Guidance & Counseling.  Benefits include:  • Unlimited, concurrent, 24/7 access, in-class or off-site  • High-resolution Flash® playback for full-screen viewing and presentations  • Links for use with learning management systems and catalogs  • Closed-captioning on hundreds of titles  • Instructor’s Guides on many titles  • Citations in Chicago or MLA, 7th edition styles


85th Flight of the Wright 1904 Flyer


Courtyard of the Birds
, Uxmal, Yucatan, Mexico

Historic & Archival Collections
More than 3,000 images are currently available from theNational Underground Freedom CenterOhio State University Department of Archives and Special CollectionsRutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center,University of Akron Libraries, and Wright State University Libraries. Other images include more than 500 images of Mayan archaeology from Oberlin College and hundreds of paper impressions of Greek and Latin inscriptions contributed by theCenter for Epigraphical and Palaeographical Studies at The Ohio State University

Borror Laboratory of Bioacoustics
Recorded Bird Songs

Approximately 4,000 audio recordings of birds, primarily warblers, can be heard with RealPlayer. And more are coming soon.  Founded by the late Dr. Donald Borror, Professor of Entomology and Zoology at The Ohio State University, the Borror Laboratory is one of the largest collections of recorded animal sounds in the world.
Foreign Language Database
Ohio Five ViewPoints Project videos

Hundreds of QuickTime video clips of native speakers in several languages. The speakers talk about a variety of topics relating to their culture, family, daily life, and more. Each clip has a description and grammar/vocabulary notes.
Science Database
Historic and recent images
Images currently available include nearly 600 environmental geology images from Oberlin College and 4000 forestry images from The Ohio State University and more.