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Online Resource Subscriptions White Oak Library District Offers Residents
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AtoZ Food America
Explore regional cookbooks to explore ethnic culinary influences, fun collections of historic cookbooks, television commercials, and “how to” food preparation videos. This resource is great for home cooks, researchers, and school projects. Features include:

  • Cookbooks for all 50 states & six U.S. regions
  • Cookbooks for each of 33 major U.S. ethnic groups
  • 700+ ingredient articles
  • 100+ historic cookbooks dating back to the late 1700s
  • 3,200+ original TV food commercials dating back to the 1940s
  • Food preparation instruction videos
  • What Did They Eat? articles

AtoZ the USA
Explore the country as a whole, or research a specific state or one of five US territories. This resource is great for school projects and patrons traveling the country. The in-depth range of options includes:

  • Official state animals & plants
  • Historical timelines
  • Modern & antique downloadable maps
  • National & State symbols
  • Food & recipes
  • Demographics
  • Culture & society
  • Geography learning resources
  • Government & politics

AtoZ World Food
Explore the food culture and traditional recipes for 174 countries. This is a great resource to discover a wide range of cuisines, allows users to create their own accounts to save and share their favorite recipes, and for students as an educational resource for country and food related projects.Features include:

  • 1,700+ food culture articles
  • 7,000+ recipes
  • 500+ ingredient articles
  • six food glossaries
  • 14,000+ color photos. 

Consumer Health Complete
Covers all areas of health and wellness from mainstream medicine to the many perspectives of complementary, holistic and integrated medicine.
Video tutorial   EBSCO app for AppleEBSCO app for Android

EBSCOhost Research Databases 
Allows you to search 15 databases at once. Video tutorial

  • Simple search that quickly delivers relevant results
  • Easy-to-browse categories organized by popular topic
  • Topic overviews that provide students with a starting point for research
  • Colorful, mobile-friendly design with feature areas that provide context to students
  • Reading level indicators (Lexile® Measures) to simplify discovery of grade-appropriate content
  • Text-to-speech for HTML articles to assist struggling readers or those learning English
  • Curriculum Standards Module to help educators correlate EBSCO content quickly and easily to Common Core, state- or province-specific curriculum standards
  • EBSCO app for Apple   EBSCO app for Android

EDS (EBSCO Discovery Service) 
An all-inclusive search solution that makes in-depth research easy.
Video tutorial   EBSCO app for Apple   EBSCO app for Android

Explora for Educators 
Provides a variety of topics found in over 200 peer-reviewed journals that are of interest to teachers.
Video tutorial   EBSCO app for Apple   EBSCO app for Android

Explora for Primary Schools 
Designed specifically for students in grades K-5. Search results bring back age appropriate and relevant information from Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia, American Heritage Children's Dictionary, Middle Search Plus, Primary Search, and Topic Overviews K-5.
Video tutorial   EBSCO app for Apple   EBSCO app for Android

Explora for Middle & High Schools 
Designed specifically for students in grades 6-12. Search results bring back age appropriate and relevant information from Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia, History Reference Center, Middle Search Plus, Consumer Health Complete, Science Reference Center, Literary Reference Center, and Topic Overviews 6-12.

Global Road Warrior
Explore in-depth information on 175 countries. This is an excellent resource for student projects and a great companion for international travelers. Categories include:

  • Culture & society
  • Food & recipes
  • Language video dictionary
  • Royalty-free maps & images
  • National symbols
  • Business culture
  • Music
  • Education

Literary Reference Center Plus 
Explore an expansive collection of author biographies, plot summaries, title overviews, literary reference books, monographs, literary magazines and journals, book reviews and much more. Video tutorial  

Lingo Lite
Use images, text, and native speaker videos to help you learn vocabulary up to four times faster than any other method. Lingo LITE uses Associative Multimedia Learning to help your brain associate an image with the correct word in a language without first translating it from your native language, for a faster and easier learning experience.

MasterFILE Premier 
Provides full text access to general reference publications, reference books, and primary source documents. 

Middle Search Plus 
Full text for popular middle school magazines, biographies and historical essays. Full text entries include reading level indicators (Lexiles). 

Novelist Plus
Provides reading recommendations, book discussion guides, reviews, articles, lists, series, and author read alikes for fiction and non-fiction titles for adults and teens. Video tutorials

Novelist K-8 Plus
Provides Grab and Go Book Lists, recommended reads, award lists, and Lexile scores for fiction and non-fiction titles for children in grades K-8. Video tutorials

Borrow from a robust collection of eBooks and eAudiobooks including best-selling authors, new release titles, classics, and crowd-pleasers in both fiction and non-fiction titles for adults, teens, and children.
Video tutorials for Overdrive, Libby, and Sora

Libby app for Apple         OverDrive app for Apple

Libby app for Android     OverDrive app Android

Primary Search
Search an expansive collection for full-text magazines, reference books, biographies and more designed specifically for elementary school students.

Scholastic Teachables 
Explore teacher-created lesson plans and activity sheets for children in pre-K through eighth grade. The printable lesson plans offer activities for all major subjects, including math, science, STEM, reading, foreign languages and early learning.

Science Reference Center
Access reliable information on life sciences, physical sciences, mathematics, technology and more ideal for middle school and high school students. Teachers and parents may also access lesson plans, worksheets, and curriculum standards. Video tutorial

TumbleBooks Library 
Enjoy a large selection of English, Spanish and French eBooks and games for children and tweens. TumbleBooks app for Apple   TumbleBooks app for Android

The most comprehensive collection of math stories available anywhere, all in their world famous TumbleBook format which combines animation, narration and sound to create a compelling and enticing story books for students of all ages. Please note that there isn’t an app for TumbleMath; it must be accessed in a web browser.

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