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    Digital Resources and Online Databases


    These online resources are available to all students, teachers, parents, and administrators in Houston ISD.  Campus access is available through any district computer; access to these resources outside of Houston ISD campuses requires a username and password.  Contact your campus librarian or Suzanne Lyons for information and handouts regarding logins, passwords and training for online resources.

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    Resources for Secondary (Middle School and High School) students

    Teen Heath & Wellness

    (Available on limited HISD high school campuses)


    provides various resources supporting many areas of the curriculum.  Content is aligned to academic standards and easily searchable with the online Standards Tool. BrainPop educator provides training resources and lesson plans. The products in the subscription are BrainPop, BrainPop Jr. and BrainPop Español. Login is required from school and home. Contact your campus librarian or Suzanne Lyons to get the user name and password. This resources is funded by the HISD Special Education Department.
    Discovery Education
    is a digital video-based learning resource from Discovery Education. Educators gain on-demand access to 50,000 content-specific segments from 5,000 full-length educational videos- including more than 1,000 new videos in subject areas including foreign language, secondary math, science, and language arts. This resource requires a unique login for each user. You may obtain a login kit from your librarian or your tech coordinator.
    provides access to an integrated service including reference databases, online journals, books, specified subject areas such as business, science, biography, literature and consumer health.  Online assistance and support can be found here.

    Follett eBooks are digital editions of print titles with advanced capabilities that accelerate learning.

    Gale Cengage
    provides access to several products including Literature Resource Center and Student Resource Center Gold. Literature Resource Center provides students  with access to traditional literary reference works, critical information on authors and their works, and current journal articles.  Student Reference Center Gold provides biographies, essays, full-text magazines, glossaries, historical overviews, photographs, audio files to answer research needs.   For online support and assistance, click here.  
    organizes web sites around the K–12 curricula. All sites are evaluated for academic integrity and age appropriateness before they are considered. Users can search by grade level, subject directory, keyword, famous person, etc. Nettrekker categorizes web sites by type: lesson plans, images, learning exercises, games, pictures, or maps and charts. Special content is provided for ELL learners.   Resources are aligned with the state standards. For online training, click here.
    provides access to 4 products: E-Curriculum Library, History Study Center, Proquest:Literature, and Historical Newspapers. E-Curriculum Library provides answers from more than 2,000 full-text magazines, newspapers, reference books, and transcripts-plus thousands of pictures, maps, educator-approved websites, and  audio/video content.  For online training on E-Curriculum Library, click here.  Historical Newspapers offers a unique collection of primary source historical documents featuring back issues of the New York Times.   For general online training and support, click here.
    Teaching Books
    makes available 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. For online training, click here.

    Teen Health & Wellness: Real Life, Real Answers

    is a comprehensive database that allows teens (and those who care about teens) to research health-related issues important to their well-being. It’s both a research/report tool and a self-help resource. If you do not find the answer to your question in our extensive help section, please see our User's Guide or contact us for further assistance.

    provides services for High School teachers concerned with academic integrity of student work. The primary focus of this service is to prevent plagiarism. This online service allows teacher to check to see that students are writing their own assignments. To obtain School ID#, password, and usage information, contact Suzanne Lyons.  For online training, click here.  This resource is available to selected HISD high school campuses.  Please see your campus librarian to find out if it is available at your campus.


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