EBSCO Publishing is the leading provider of online resources for schools and has served the library community for more than 60 years. TRI Association member schools currently have access to these valuable resources – and they are not only for the students, but for educators as well! The EBSCO database package offer superior full text coverage from a variety of sources such as: periodicals, magazines, newspapers, biographies, primary source documents, essays, encyclopedias, almanacs, reference books, photos, maps, film and video. Databases are accessible via age-appropriate user interfaces including Student Research Center for middle and high school students; Kids Search for middle and elementary school students; and Searchasaurus for primary students. The powerful EBSCOhost interface is also available for teachers and more advanced users.
Ultra Online Package (for high school students):
Consisting of six databases, the Ultra Online Package™ offers a comprehensive collection of full-text reference resources available for secondary schools. This full-text package contains databases designed not only for students, but also for educators. This package provides access to the following:
1. Professional Development Collection:
This is the most comprehensive and most valuable collection of full-text education journals in the world. Professional Development Collection™ includes full text for the highest quality education journals.
ERIC®, the Education Resource Information Center, provides access to education literature and resources. The database provides access to information from journals included in the Current Index of Journals in Education and Resources in Education Index.
3. MAS Ultra – School Edition:
This comprehensive database, designed specifically for high school libraries, contains full text from the most popular high school magazines. Full text is also available for biographies, primary source documents and reference books.
4. Newspaper Source:
Newspaper Source™ provides cover-to-cover full text for national (U.S.) and international newspapers
5. Health Source: Consumer Edition:
Health Source®: Consumer Edition is a rich collection of consumer health information. This resource provides access to full-text consumer health magazines as well as full text for current health-related pamphlets and health reference books.
This current events database allows researchers to explore social, political & economic issues, scientific discoveries and other popular topics discussed in today's classrooms including controversial opinions and viewpoints. It contains full text from nearly 260 diverse sources.
Middle Search Plus (for middle school students):
Middle Search® Plus contains full text from the most popular middle school magazines. Full text is also available for thousands of biographies and historical essays as well as primary source documents, reference books and thousands of relevant photos, maps and flags.
Primary Search (for primary grades):
Primary Search®, designed specifically for elementary school libraries, contains full text from the most popular elementary school magazines. Primary Search includes the Encyclopedia of Animals™, and features Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia, providing students with easy-to-read encyclopedic entries written specifically for kids. The database also provides thousands of relevant photos, maps, and flags.
Literary Reference Center:
Literary Reference Center™ is a comprehensive, full-text database that provides users with a broad spectrum of information on thousands of authors and their works across literary disciplines and timeframes. Literary Reference Center contains full text for plot summaries, synopses and work overviews, articles/essays of literary criticism, author biographies, literary journals, book reviews, classic and contemporary poems, classic and contemporary short stories, author interviews, classic texts, and much more.
Advanced Placement Source:
Designed to meet the extensive needs of high school students enrolled in various AP and IB courses, Advanced Placement Source™ offers a world of knowledge for students who seek to achieve academic excellence in humanities, sciences, history, geography, mathematics, and more. This database contains full-text academic journals and magazines, as well as relevant photos, maps and flags.