Work from home
Special to the Whig
If you have children, there’s a chance that this will happen to you. Right around bedtime, you are informed that there is a project, paper or report due tomorrow. Even better, all the resources for this assignment are still at school.
Fortunately for anyone in that situation, Cecil County Public Library’s website is open 24/ 7, so you can always access our resources for last- minute, late- night research.
One of the library’s newest databases, Explora, lets users search for magazine articles, essays and primary sources. While Explora comes in several different versions, they all have the following features: easyto- browse categories organized by popular topic; topic overviews that provide students with a starting point for research; curriculum standards module to help educators correlate content quickly and easily to Common Core, state- or province- specific curriculum standards
Explora is for all ages. Explora Primary Schools is designed for elementary schoolers, and the resources include magazines aimed at that age, so young students won’t be overwhelmed by too-complex reading material. Intended for older students, Explora Secondary Schools has more complex resources, including primary sources. Explora Educator’s Edition includes lesson plans, pro- fessional development materials, and a Curriculum Standards Module. You can access these and other resources at our Online Resources page, easily accessible in the Digital Library section of our website.
The next time homework, projects or reports catch you off-guard, your county library has plenty of resources for research.
For more information and title availability and reading recommendations, visit www.cecil.ebranch.info or stop by any branch. Jessa can be reached at jgillis@ ccplnet.org.