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research assistantResources for Educators

Your time is valuable. You need accurate information fast. And you want to be sure your students can also find what they need. NOVELNY is a shortcut to valuable sources of information for all you need to take your students to the next level. Please see your school librarian for information on how to access NOVELNY through your school.

Great ideas for lesson plans, facts, figures, classroom resources, current and archived newspaper and magazine articles (you don't have to subscribe to read today's news!)-it's all here. No more frustrating Internet searches. No ads or popups. If it's an interesting book, important article, or weird factoid-NOVELNY offers a treasure trove of digital resources to help you find what you need.

The following NOVELNY databases contain information to help teachers prepare lesson plans and class assignments:

Business Insights: Essentials


Britannica Academic:  Includes Encyclopedia Britannica plus Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary, magazines and periodicals, and many other research tools.
Britannica Escolar: Accurate and age-appropriate content in Spanish for native Spanish speakers, bilingual students and students learning Spanish.  Available at two levels—primary and secondary.
Britannica School:  A source for all grades (Pre-K-12) and all reading abilities.  Available at three levels--elementary, middle, and high.

Social Studies

Gale OneFile: News

Elementary/Middle School

Gale In Context: Elementary
(Full text articles are assigned a reading level indicator [Lexiles].)
Gale In Context: Middle School: Contains magazines, newspapers, primary sources and videos for students in grades 6 to 8.

Middle/High School

Gale General OneFile: A source for news and periodical articles on a wide range of topics: business, computers, current events, economics, education, environmental issues, health care, hobbies, humanities, law, literature and art, politics, science, social science, sports, technology, and many general interest topics.
Gale In Context: Opposing Viewpoints: Contains a range of perspectives on many important issues, with over 21,000 pro/con viewpoints. Includes a variety of resource types: reference, news, primary sources, multimedia and more.


Gale Academic OneFile: Contains peer-reviewed, full-text articles from the world's leading journals and reference sources

Other Resources

Gale OneFile: Educator's Reference Complete:  Resource for educators and education students. Provides access to periodicals covering pre-school to college and most educational specialties.  Includes full-text for many titles cited in ERIC.

Resources and Services for Teachers (New York State Library)
Selected Education Web Sites (New York State Library)
Virtual Learning System (New York State Education Department)

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Last updated August 8, 2019 -- sm