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March 2007. Overview. Developmentally appropriate K-5 research tool Leads K-5 students through beginning research skills Simple searches via topic tree (or type in box) Tabbed results help young students identify content types Curriculum-related coverage Recent updates include:

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overview
Overview
  • Developmentally appropriate K-5 research tool
    • Leads K-5 students through beginning research skills
    • Simple searches via topic tree (or type in box)
    • Tabbed results help young students identify content types
  • Curriculum-related coverage
  • Recent updates include:
      • Over 500 new images
      • ‘Kids InfoBits presents Symbols of America’
      • ‘Kids InfoBits presents Holidays of the World’
      • New titles from Wild Wild World and Eye Openers
notable features
Notable Features
  • 100% Full-text
  • Tabbed results lists segment content by type for easy identification
  • Two Content Level indicators (Easy and More Difficult) help students identify the most appropriate content
  • Teacher Toolbox
  • Breadcrumb Trail
  • My Backpack
  • InfoMarks
reference content overview
Reference Content Overview
  • Blackbirch Kid’s Visual Reference of the World
  • Blackbirch Kid’s Visual Reference of the United States
  • KidBits, 3rd Edition
  • Blackbirch Kid’s Almanac of Geography
  • Blackbirch Encyclopedia of Science and Invention
reference content overview1
Reference Content Overview
  • First Facts About the States
  • First Facts About American Heroes
  • First Facts About the Presidents
  • First Facts About U.S. History
reference content overview2
Reference Content Overview
  • Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of the Nations
  • Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of the States
  • Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of the Provinces
  • Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of Foods and Recipes of the World
  • Tribes of Native America series (30 titles)
reference content overview3
Reference Content Overview

Selected titles from the following series:

  • Animals with Jobs
  • Creatures of the Sea
  • Endangered Animals and Habitats
  • Eye Openers
  • Nature’s Predators
  • Returning Wildlife
  • Wild Africa
  • Wild Bears
  • Wild Birds of Prey
  • Wild Canines
  • Wild Cats of the World
  • Wild Marine Animals
  • Wild, Wild World
reference content overview4
Reference Content Overview
  • Merriam Webster’s Elementary Dictionary
  • Columbia Encyclopedia
magazine overview
Magazine Overview

90 full-text magazines

newspaper overview
Newspaper Overview
  • Current events coverage from:
    • USA Today
maps flags and seals
Maps, Flags and Seals
  • Over 1,200 maps, flags and seals
    • Country and state locator maps
    • Country, state and province maps
    • Country and state seals
charts and graphs
Charts and Graphs
  • Over 1,700 colorful charts and graphs
images
Images
  • Over 5,000 images
    • Animals
    • State birds, flowers, and trees
    • Presidents, Vice Presidents and First Ladies
2006 updates
2006 Updates
  • Two new content sets with 150+ entries
    • Mix of “Easy” and “More Difficult” levels
    • Written exclusively for Kids InfoBits
      • Kids InfoBits Presents: Symbols of America
      • Kids InfoBits Presents: Holidays of the World
  • 25 new titles from two series:
    • Wild Wild World (Ladybugs, Dragonflies, Hamsters, etc)
    • Eye Openers (Land, Transportation, Food, Arts & Crafts)
  • “Easy” level entries for the top searched animals
  • Over 500 new images
2007 planned updates
2007 Planned Updates
  • ‘Kids InfoBits presents Wild Weather’
  • ‘Kids InfoBits presents the Human Body’
  • ‘Kids InfoBits presents Diseases and Disorders’
  • ‘Kids InfoBits presents the Solar System’
  • Focus on children’s authors
    • Forty new author bio’s will be added
  • Dinosaur content
  • Illustrations, blank maps and science experiments!
  • Rights-free CD’s (1000 images)
    • Focus on solar system, weather, plants and flowers, cities of America, World destinations, insects and others.