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Online Gems From Your Public Library


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Presentation given at the InHome Homeschool Conference, March 19 2010 St Charles IL

Why trust the free Web for your child's learning projects? Your local public library provides free home access to high quality online science, history and arts encyclopedias, bilingual ebooks, historical newspapers and more!

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Online Gems From Your Public Library

  1. 1. Online Gems @ Your Public Library Lesley Williams Head, Adult Public Services Evanston Public Library [email_address]
  2. 2. Why Use Libraries? <ul><li>Libraries know local </li></ul><ul><li>Librarian expertise saves time </li></ul><ul><li>Value added content: you get what you pay for </li></ul>
  3. 5. Homeschooling in Libraries <ul><li>Online math and reading prep </li></ul><ul><li>Reliable online reference books </li></ul><ul><li>Historic magazines and newspapers </li></ul>
  4. 6. Most Library websites offer… <ul><li>Online Encyclopedia </li></ul><ul><li>Online Newspapers </li></ul><ul><li>Online Magazines </li></ul><ul><li>A Children’s Search </li></ul><ul><li>Homework Help </li></ul>
  5. 32. Historic African American Newspapers
  6. 33. Some Specialty offerings… <ul><li>Biography </li></ul><ul><li>Test preparation </li></ul><ul><li>Science </li></ul><ul><li>Photographs </li></ul><ul><li>History </li></ul><ul><li>Fiction ebooks </li></ul>
  7. 44. Corrects Your Test …
  8. 45. Pinpoint Strengths and Weaknesses
  9. 47. Encyclopedia, research articles and video
  10. 48. Nanotechnology in Action
  11. 49. Learning with Animations
  12. 50. High quality images
  13. 60. A Library of Children’s e-books
  14. 61. In English…
  15. 62. … or Chinese!
  16. 71. Teacher Resources
  17. 88. Online Products Used World Book Online Learning Center Grolier Multimedia and Amazing Animals Learning Express Library ProQuest Historical Newspapers Thompson/Gale Biography Resource Center AP Photos Facts on File Issues and Controversies Elibrary Cengage Gale Virtual Reference Library SIRS Discover and Researcher Tumblebooks
  18. 89. Thanks!! Lesley Williams Evanston Public Library Evanston IL 60201 [email_address] 847-448-8646