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ELM for Middle School Students

The Electronic Library for Minnesota contains a number of databases to help middle school students find trustworthy content to complete homework and research projects.

ELM Databases for Middle School Students

  • Britannica School Middle
  • Kids Search
  • Student Resources in Context
  • Student Research Center
  • Points of View Reference Center
  • Science Reference Center

Investigate some of these databases using the steps below.

 

Step One: The Basics


Use these fact sheets and short videos to get an introduction to the key features of some of ELM’s middle school databases.

Fact sheets (Note: You can download editable versions of these fact sheets at the bottom of the page)

Student Resources in Context

Points of View Reference Center

ProQuest Newsstand Complete

Science Reference Center

 

Short videos

Student Research Center (3:39)

Student Research Center (3:39)


 

Step Two: Activities


Use these activities to explore ELM’s middle school databases. Choose an activity below and open up the relevant middle school database to complete the exercises. (Note: You can download editable versions of these activities at the bottom of the page)

Britannica School


Student Resources in Context

Points of View Reference Center

ProQuest Newsstand Complete

Science Reference Center

 

Step Three: Advanced


For a little more information on these databases, watch these recorded webinars presented by Reference Outreach & Instruction librarians at Minitex (the institution that manages ELM).


ELM After School: 6-8 (30 minutes)

Join us for a 30 minute wind down as we briefly touch upon key resources for the 6-8 grade curriculum. Essential search features, content, and application of select ELM databases will be highlighted.


ELM Databases for Grades 6-8 (45 minutes)

Do you work with middle school students? If so, you won't want to miss this brief 60 minute webinar to find out what ELM databases will work for you and your students in grades 6-8. This session will cover middle school level resources, content, searching, and working with results, as well as special features that include homework help and tips on getting started and wrapping up research papers, reports, and presentations.


Literary Criticism in ELM (50 minutes)

Literary criticism is an important part of the curriculum for not only K12 but also colleges. Students are required to evaluate and critique selected readings from many perspectives. In this webinar Minitex Reference Outreach & Instruction staff will highlight ELM database features specifically aimed at locating literary criticism including Britannica, Student Resources in Context, Academic Search Premier and more.


Locating Videos in ELM (42 minutes)

Where can you find authoritative, accurate, and educational videos? In the ELM databases, of course. Join Minitex Reference staff as they show you where and how to locate videos in the ELM database and in some cases, how you can download them into PowerPoint and use them in class.


Science Resources in ELM (60 minutes)

This session will take a look Gale's General Science Collection and Student Resources In Context as well as EBSCO's Science Reference Center. We'll closely examine the science-related content within these resources and tips and techniques in getting to that content. Join Minitex Reference Outreach & Instruction in this one-hour webinar in an exploration of efficiently locating science-specific reference information, multimedia, and experiments.


Student Resources in Context (60 minutes)

Gale has just replaced select Gale Resource Centers, with the new In Context family of products. This learning environment provides a revolutionary user experience that’s supported by media-rich content, customizable options, and user tools. Join Minitex reference librarians as they focus this webinar on ELM's Student Resources In Context (previously known as Student Resource Center Gold).

 

 

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