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Learning from home during COVID-19

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Learning from Home During COVID-19

by Liz Breed on 2020-03-20T17:07:44-04:00 | Comments

Michigan eLibrary facivonTo support learning from home, MeL has been working with our database vendors to provide access to free, additional content so all types of learners can be supported with quality tools and materials.

Beginning today, you will see a Learning from Home During COVID-19 link on the home page. This link will take you to a range of additional content.



Visit Gale’s COVID-19 site for full details. This content is available as long as needed. Additional open access is available for:

  • eBooks about the Corona Virus and global pandemics
  • eBooks about virtual learning and other types of distance learning professional development
  • Open access to the following databases is in the Enhance Instruction section of Gale’s site:
    • Miss Humblebee’s Academy
    • Kids InfoBits
    • Gale In Context: Middle School
    • Gale In Context: High School
    • Gale In Context: College
    • Gale In Context: Canada



Capstone is providing open access to the full set of PebbleGo modules, a set of PebbleGo Next modules and their Capstone Interactive eBook collection. This content is available from now until June 30, 2020.

PebbleGo: MeL modules include Animals and Social Studies. Additional modules include Science, Dinosaurs, Health, and Biographies. Spanish content is also available for Animals, Science, Biographies and Social Studies.


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PebbleGo Next: Content for students in grades 3-5. Available modules include Science, Social Studies and Biographies.


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Capstone Interactive (eBooks): Content for students in PreK-6th grade. Search for titles by lexile, AR (ATOS) or guided reading levels. Titles are also available in Spanish.


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World Book

World Book is providing open access to a wide range of content. This content is available from now until April 30, 2020.



  1. World Book Student
  2. World Book Advanced
  3. World Book Timelines
  4. World Book Activity Corner
  5. World Book eBooks
  6. World Book Discover
  7. World Book Classroom (Dramatic Learning)
  8. World Book Arabic
  9. L’Encyclopédie Décourverte
  10. World Book Classroom (Science Power)
  11. World Book Classroom (Social Studies Power)

Additional distance learning resources:

Whether you have students studying at home or you know someone else who does, the content in MeL is available to help 24/7/365 either through your local public library’s website or via And MeL’s content isn’t just for students! With thousands of eBooks and magazines to choose from, there is something for everyone.

Please check back regularly for updates to our “Learning from Home During COVID-19” page on If you have questions or need assistance with accessing any of these resources, please don’t hesitate to reach out.

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