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Learning from home during COVID-19

Learning in Place

Learning in Place

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Open access to a special collection of eBooks for elementary, middle and high school students. eBooks are available to read online or offline. If you are reading offline, you will need to download Britannica's iPublishCentral Reader.

  • Elementary Spanish
  • Elementary STEAM
  • Elementary ELA
  • Middle School Social Studies
  • Middle School STEAM
  • High School STEM
  • High School World History


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Availability: now until June 30, 2020


A wide range of free resources are available on EBSCO's COVID-19 site. For MeL, EBSCO is providing additional open access to two eResources. MeL's subscription to Academic Search Complete is upgraded to Academic Search Ultimate, EBSCO's top level of academic content. Access to Business Source Ultimate is new, additional content that is not currently in MeL.

Availability: now until June 28, 2020

Academic Search Ultimate

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Business Source Ultimate

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Gale Cengage

Free access to the following types of resources:

  • Curriculum Content: Interdisciplinary, curriculum-aligned resources to support online learning from pre-K through undergraduate.  Excellent tools for public libraries supporting school communities. Look for this in the Enhance Instruction area of Gale’s COVID-19 site. This includes open access to the following:
    • Miss Humblebee’s Academy
    • Kids InfoBits
    • Gale In Context: Middle School
    • Gale In Context: High School
    • Gale In Context: College
    • Gale In Context: Canada
  • Training: Live and on-demand training materials to help partners optimize their existing resources 
  • Supporting Online Learning: Professional development eBooks to help those transitioning to and strengthening virtual learning 
  • Expert Insights: Authoritative Gale resources to support research on health-related topics and global issues 


Availability: as long as needed

Gale Webinars

In addition, Gale has several upcoming webinars and prerecorded sessions available in their Support Center

4/07/20 @ 3:00 PM - 3:30 PM (ET)

Accessibility Features in Your Gale Resources

Discover all the features available in your Gale resources that support the needs of your English Language Learners and reach more users with our accessibility support tools!  In this session, you’ll learn how our various tools support all your learners:  Text-to-Speech, Translate, Topic Finder and so many more features can be utilized to find content for every user.  Join this session to also learn how Gale’s rich multimedia content can meet the needs of all your users!

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5/21/20 @ 1:00 PM - 1:30 PM (ET)

Marketing Your Gale Digital Collection

You've invested time, thought, and budget dollars to create an amazing collection of materials for your teachers, students, and patrons but perhaps you've found that the digital portion of your resources doesn't always get the attention it deserves. Research has shown that eBooks and databases are used more when librarians follow a clear plan to promote them. Join this webinar to learn creative and effective strategies for spreading the word about your Gale digital collection and make sure those great resources get used! In this session we will showcase marketing materials and outreach templates available for all your Gale products, discuss how to create a content calendar to promote your collection year round, and outline steps to develop a marketing plan focused on your unique users.

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Capstone is providing a variety of content. The full suite of PebbleGo Modules is now available in addition to some modules from PebbleGo Next and Capstone’s Interactive eBook collection.

Availability: Now until June 30, 2020


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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NOTE: Look for “Sign In” button in upper right corner of screen. Use PebbleGo username and password sign in boxes, do not sign in with Google.

PebbleGo Next

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


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NOTE: Look for “Log In” button in upper right corner of screen. Use the default sign in option - PebbleGo username and password sign in boxes at the bottom of the sign in window. Do not login with Google or Capstone.

Capstone Interactive (eBooks)


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NOTE: Look for the “Log In” button in the upper right corner of screen. Use the default sign in option - Capstone Interactive username and password sign in boxes at the bottom of the sign in window. Do not login with Google or Capstone.

World Book

World Book is providing access to a wide range of content. 


Username: wbsupport

Password: distancelearn

Availability: Now until April 30, 2020


  • World Book Student
  • World Book Advanced
  • World Book Timelines
  • World Book eBooks
  • World Book Activity Corner
  • World Book Discover
  • World Book Classroom (Dramatic Learning)
  • World Book Arabic
  • L’Encyclopédie Décourverte
  • World Book Classroom (Science Power)
  • World Book Classroom (Social Studies Power)

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