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Cecil Whig - - ACCENT - By JESSA GIL­LIS

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.

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