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Kid's InfoBits

Kids InfoBits is the perfect educational product for today's young learners. It's a content-rich, authoritative, easy-to-use resource featuring age-appropriate, reliable, curriculum-related content covering a broad range of educational topics. It features a new, modern, graphical interface and improved navigation based on feedback from both our existing customers and student users. The design helps kids explore the product and gain comfort with database searching.

With new full-text proprietary content from trusted sources such as Blackbirch Press®, U•X•L, and more, the information is reliable and geared to fit the needs of today's young learners. Kids InfoBits addresses the way kids learn and conduct research – and makes it fun!

The features of Kids InfoBits include:

  • A drilldown subject topic tree for users who need helping identifying a particular topic.
  • A simple and visually appealing graphic interface on the GaleNet platform.
  • Full-text proprietary reference content from Blackbirch Press that supports the K-5 curriculum.
  • Over 3,000 searchable, indexed images.

Mobile Access

Access library resources using the new Gale App. If you have an iOS and Android smart phone you are free to use at least 17 Gale information portals, which grants you access to health, business, and legal information. All you need to do is be within 15 km of a public library in Saskatchewan.

Get App here http://support.gale.com/apps/guest.php?page=/apps/index.php

Access

Access to these resources is restricted to subscribing institutions. The links under the corresponding library or school name is for in-library access, and the link beneath the out-of-library term is for home/remote access where available.

Pre K - Grade 12 Schools
Schools  
 
Public Libraries
Chinook Regional Library Out-of-Library
Lakeland Library Region Out-of-Library
Palliser Regional Library Out-of-Library
Parkland Regional Library Out-of-Library
Pahkisimon Nuye?áh Library System Out-of-Library
Regina Public Library Out-of-Library
Saskatoon Public Library Out-of-Library
Southeast Regional Library Out-of-Library
Wapiti Regional Library Out-of-Library
Wheatland Regional Library Out-of-Library  
 
Post-Secondary School Libraries
Bethany College Library  
Briercrest College and Seminary, Archibald Library Out-of-Library
Gabriel Dumont Institute Library  
Saskatchewan Polytechnic Library Services Out-of-Library
St. Peter's Abbey and College Library Out-of-Library
University of Regina, Dr. John Archer Library Out-of-Library
University of Saskatchewan Main Library Out-of-Library
 
Special Libraries
Law Society of Saskatchewan  
Ministry of Labour Relations and Workplace Safety  
Ministry of Education  
Ministry of First Nations and Métis Relations Library Out-of-Library
Ministry of Health  
Ministry of Social Services  
POS Pilot Plant Corporation  
Prairie Agricultural Machinery Institute  
Regina Qu'Appelle Health District, Science Library Out-of-Library
Resource Centre for Sport, Culture, and Recreation Out-of-Library
Royal Canadian Mounted Police Resource Centre Out-of-Library
SaskCentral, Stategic Support  
Saskatchewan Health Information Resources Partnership  
Saskatchewan Legislative Library Out-of-Library 
Saskatchewan Provincial Library Out-of-Library
Saskatchewan Research Council, Information Services  
Saskatchewan Teachers' Federation, Stewart Resources Centre  
Saskatoon Health Region  Out-of-Library

Training and Promotion

Gale supplies posters, bookmarks, and tent cards for many of its databases. The libraries are able to order these items directly from the company.

http://www.cengagesites.com/CL/781/gale-promo-custom-print-materials/

Gale also provides Guided Tutorials using Adobe Capivate for its resources. For the Kid's InfoBits, there are two tutorials describing the resource. One is for students explaining how InfoBits works, and the second for teachers and parents demonstrating the differences in the articles listed after a search. 

Gale offers a series of Sample Searches to retrieve in-depth reference content for the core curriculum areas of literature, history, biography, science and social studies.

Gale Cengage Learning - Available Training - On-Demand, Webinars and Materials
http://www.cengagesites.com/CL/790/gale-cengage-library-training/materials/