APL Kids

  1. Fox Valley Memory

    Can I use this from home?: 
    yes

    Digital library of local history. Contains text and images, as well as links to other local history
    resources. (managed by APL and the Outagamie County Historical Society)

    Created by: 
    APL
    Database Funded by: 
  2. Overdrive WI Digital Library

    Can I use this from home?: 
    yes

    Browse and search for hundreds of downloadable audiobooks, music, eBooks, and videos. A total of 10 items may be checked out and 10 additional items placed on hold for a single account. (The Overdrive URL will contain '10/355' for the regular site; to force yourself to the Mobile Overdrive site, replace those numbers with '40/20'.)

     HELP with Overdrive

    • See InfoSoup's informational/search page on using eBooks in Overdrive.
    • Overdrive Help: includes MyHelp, customized help for your computer or device in the form of a step-by-step wizard/tutorial to get you going with Overdrive Digital Download Center. The Device Resource Center will let you know if yours is compatible with Overdrive's ebooks, audiobooks, music, or videos. You can also take a look at some of the helpful videos in the Digital Books Tour.
    • WI Digital Book Center FAQ (WPLC)... very frequently updated, includes extensive info with screen shots.
    • APL has handouts to help you with your eReader, with specific instructions for a Kindle. (See links at bottom of this content area.)
    • Transfer Overdrive holds to your new library card number. In the “describe your problem” section put in NEW card number (labeled as new) and old card number (labeled as OLD).
    • Still having trouble with Overdrive? You can contact Support with a description of your situation.

    Created by: 
    OverDrive
    Database Funded by: 
  3. OneClickDigital Audiobooks

    Can I use this from home?: 
    yes

    OneClickdigital is a new audiobook download service offered to InfoSoup library card holders, providing access to more than 3400 audiobook titles published by Recorded Books.

    Created by: 
    Recorded Books
    Database Funded by: 
    Database Subjects: 
  4. History Matters

    Can I use this from home?: 
    yes

    Designed for high school and college teachers and students of U.S. history survey courses, this site serves as a gateway to web resources and offers unique teaching materials, first-person primary documents, and guides to analyzing historical evidence.

    We emphasize materials that focus on the lives of ordinary Americans and actively involve students in analyzing and interpreting evidence. We welcome your participation in expanding and improving the site.

    For a guide to over 2600 sites on the History of Science, Technology, and Medicine, visit ECHO Science and Technology Virtual Center.

    Created by: 
    George Mason University, Center for History and New Media (CHNM)
    Database Funded by: 
    Database Subjects: 
  5. Mango Languages

    Can I use this from home?: 
    yes

    Mango Languages is an easy to use and effective language learning tool focusing on everyday conversation. This program provides step by step lesson plans for many different languages (including English). Mango is easy to use and can work on any operating system and with any web browser.

    Foreign Languages for English Speakers
    1. Arabic (Levantine)
    2. Chinese (Cantonese)
    3. Chinese (Mandarin)
    4. Croatian
    5. Czech
    6. Danish
    7. Dari
    8. Dutch
    9. Farsi (Persian)
    10. Finnish
    11. French
    12. French (Canadian)
    13. German
    14. Greek
    15. Greek (Ancient)
    16. Greek (Koine)
    17. Haitian Creole
    18. Hawaiian
    19. Hebrew
    20. Biblical Hebrew
    21. Hindi
    22. Icelandic
    23. Indonesian
    24. Irish
    25. Italian
    26. Japanese
    27. Korean
    28. Latin
    29. Norwegian
    30. Pashto
    31. Pirate
    32. Polish
    33. Portuguese (Brazil)
    34. Russian
    35. Slovak
    36. Spanish (Latin America)
    37. Spanish (Spain)
    38. Swedish
    39. Tagalog
    40. Tamil
    41. Thai
    42. Turkish
    43. Ukrainian
    44. Urdu
    45. Vietnamese
    English as a Second Language

    Mango currently has 15 ESL programs for learning English.

    1. English for Arabic (Egyptian) speakers
    2. English for Chinese (Cantonese) speakers
    3. English for Chinese (Mandarin) speakers
    4. English for French speakers
    5. English for German speakers
    6. English for Greek speakers
    7. English for Italian speakers
    8. English for Japanese speakers
    9. English for Korean speakers
    10. English for Polish speakers
    11. English for Portuguese (Brazil) speakers
    12. English for Russian speakers
    13. English for Spanish (Latin America) speakers
    14. English for Turkish speakers
    15. English for Vietnamese speakers
    Created by: 
    Mango Languages
    Database Funded by: 
  6. Soundzabound Music Library

    Can I use this from home?: 
    yes

    Royalty free music library that meets all the licensing and technology requirements needed for education. Offers a wide variety of music, audio themes and sound effects for grades K -12 and universities that ensures your copyright safety. Perfect for podcasts, PowerPoint™, videos, news shows, video yearbooks, digital storytelling, presentations, TV broadcasts, web design and more! Part of the ECB.

    Created by: 
    Soundzabound Music Library
    Database Funded by: 
    Database Subjects: 
  7. Teaching Books

    Can I use this from home?: 
    yes

    Original, in-studio movies of authors and illustrators, audio excerpts of professional book readings, guides to thousands of titles, and a wealth of multimedia resources on children's and young adult literature.

    Created by: 
    Teaching Books.net
    Database Funded by: 
  8. Middle Search Plus

    Can I use this from home?: 
    yes

    Middle Search Plus provides full text for more than 140 popular, middle school magazines. All full text articles included in the database are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles). Full text
    is also available for thousands of biographies and historical essays. Middle Search Plus also contains 84,774 biographies, 105,786 primary source documents, and an Image Collection of 341,655 photos, maps and flags.

    Created by: 
    EBSCO
    Database Funded by: 
  9. MAS Ultra - School Edition

    Can I use this from home?: 
    yes

    Designed specifically for high school libraries, this database contains full text for more than 500 popular, high school magazines. MAS Ultra – School Edition also provides more than 360 full text reference books, 85,670 biographies, 105,786 primary source documents, and an Image Collection of 341,655 photos, maps & flags, color PDFs and expanded full text backfiles (back to 1975) for key magazines.

    Created by: 
    EBSCO
    Database Funded by: 
  10. Encyclopædia Britannica

    Can I use this from home?: 
    yes

    Britannica Online School Edition K12 offers encyclopedias, dictionary, thesaurus, illustrations, maps, biographies, educational activities, exercises, study guides, and related material for students and teachers (Kindergarten through 12th grade). Included are the Wisconsin state curriculum standards with links to supporting articles and learning materials. There are separate interfaces for elementary, middle, and high school, as well as for teachers.

    Access sub-groups of this resource through the following links

    Created by: 
    Encyclopædia Britannica Online
    Database Funded by: 
  11. Student Research Center

    Can I use this from home?: 
    yes

    An easy-to-use search screen for secondary students to find information in the following BadgerLink funded database found within EBSCO: Health Source - Consumer Edition, MAS Ultra - School Edition, Middle Search Plus, Newspaper Source Plus, History Reference Center, Book Collection Nonfiction: High School Edition, and Science Reference Center.

    Created by: 
    EBSCO
    Database Funded by: 
  12. Kids Search

    Can I use this from home?: 
    yes

    Kids Search is designed especially for youth in grades K-8, offering an easy-to-use search screen that finds information in several Databases funded by BadgerLink and housed in EBSCO: Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia, Middle Search Plus, Primary Search, Newspaper Source Plus, History Reference Center, Book Collection Nonfiction: Middle School Edition, and Science Reference Center.

    Created by: 
    EBSCO
    Database Funded by: 
  13. Tumble Books

    Can I use this from home?: 
    yes

    Animated, talking picture books that have been created from existing picture books from well-known publishers and authors and converted to the TumbleBook format.
    * NOTE: TumbleBooks and TumbleQuizzes are created in Flash animation and require the Flash plug-in to view and hear the animation. The great majority of computers and operating systems are already pre-loaded with Flash, however, if you are unable to view the books you can download the Flash plug-in for free from Adobe.

    Created by: 
    TumbleBooks
    Database Funded by: 
  14. Searchasaurus

    Can I use this from home?: 
    yes

    A collection of resources designed for kids of all ages, including an encyclopedia of animals, a general encyclopedia, and two magazine databases, Middle Search Plus and Primary Search. (A kids' search interface for selected EBSCOhost databases)

    Created by: 
    EBSCO
    Database Funded by: 
  15. NoveList K-8

    Can I use this from home?: 
    yes

    Designed especially for elementary and middle school students, NoveList K-8 is an online database with fiction and nonfiction titles chosen specifically to support the school curriculum as well as the pleasure reading needs of students.

    Created by: 
    EBSCO
    Database Funded by: 
  16. Historic Photos Index

    Can I use this from home?: 
    yes

    Partial index to photos from books in the Wisconsin Collection, generally scenes from Appleton history. The photos may be viewed in the library or requested as photocopies. Photos are not available online. Other historic photos are in Fox Valley Memory.

    Created by: 
    APL
    Database Funded by: 
  17. Science Reference Center

    Can I use this from home?: 
    yes

    Science Reference Center is a comprehensive research database that provides easy access to a multitude of full text science-oriented content. This database contains full text for nearly 640 science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals, etc. Topics covered include: biology, chemistry, earth & space science, environmental science, health & medicine, history of science, life science, physics, science & society, science as inquiry, scientists, technology and wildlife.

    Created by: 
    EBSCO
    Database Funded by: 
  18. History Reference Center

    Can I use this from home?: 
    yes

    History Reference Center offers full text from more than 2,500 reference books, encyclopedias and non-fiction books, cover to cover full text for nearly 170 leading history periodicals, more than 112,000 historical documents, 113,000 biographies of historical figures, more than 112,000 historical photos and maps, and more than 80 hours of historical video.

    Created by: 
    EBSCO
    Database Funded by: 
  19. Opposing Viewpoints in Context

    Can I use this from home?: 
    yes

    Covers social issues, such as Gun Control, Genetic Engineering, Censorship, Endangered
    Species, and Terrorism. Consists of viewpoint articles, contextual topic overviews, government
    and organizational statistics, biographies of social activists, court cases, profiles of government
    agencies and special interest groups, newspaper and magazines articles, as well as links to more
    than 1,800 reviewed and subject-indexed web sites.

    Created by: 
    Gale Cengage
    Database Funded by: 
  20. Book Collection Nonfiction: Middle School Edition

    Can I use this from home?: 
    yes

    A rich research database for school and public libraries. It contains informative abstracts and searchable full text for 3,089 popular nonfiction books. The database includes high interest titles on careers, health, ethnicity, disabilities, technology, biographies, history, science, women, civics and more.

    Created by: 
    EBSCO
    Database Funded by: 
  21. Book Collection Nonfiction: Elementary School Edition

    Can I use this from home?: 
    yes

    A rich research database for school and public libraries. It contains informative abstracts and searchable full text for 1,290 popular nonfiction books. The database includes high interest titles on animals, weather, holidays, Native Americans, United States, Canada, biographies, civics and more.

    Created by: 
    EBSCO
    Database Funded by: 
  22. Primary Search

    Can I use this from home?: 
    yes

    Primary Search provides full text for more than 70 popular, magazines for elementary school research. All full text articles included in the database are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles), and full text information dates as far back as 1990.

    Created by: 
    EBSCO
    Database Funded by: 
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