These databases have to do with technology, computers, and information science. Of particular note are the Rosen database and e-books about best online practices.*
Communications and Mass Media Collection
"This comprehensive database helps researchers get the word out about the communications and mass media fields. Powered by InfoTrac, Communications & Mass Media Collection brings together information found in more than 350 journals. Nearly 3 million articles on all aspects of the communications field meet the needs of researchers..."
"Computer Database is a one-stop reference resource for up-to-date information on the world of technology. With Computer Database, researchers can instantly access hundreds of today’s most well-read and influential periodicals in a single search. Featuring coverage from 1980 to the present, Computer Database is the perfect source for research on trends and innovations in the ever-changing world of technology."
"This interactive five-book series is geared for grades 3-6 and offers users a safe, simulated Internet experience with hands-on instruction on how to deal with important online safety issues. Today's technology and the Internet offer users a myriad of ways of keeping in touch, but it is crucial students understand the dangers and risks of connecting with others online.
"Available as both interactive eBook and in print, the series covers topics ranging from cyberbullying and online predators to social networks and online privacy. The eBook experience will enhance the print through a series of fun, engaging "simulations" geared specifically to the topic. Users will create usernames, choose avatars, chat, send messages/email, create profiles, and receive friend invitations--all in a safe, controlled environment. For example, Stopping Cyberbullying shows users how to deal with online bullying, including collecting evidence against a bully and asking an adult for help, while Using Social Networks focuses on creating a secure online profile and making smart choices about sharing information online.
"A valuable supplement to the printed books, the eBooks are innovative multimedia tools that can be projected on an interactive whiteboard or viewed as an eBook on student computers. In-classroom learning tools include lesson plans, reproducibles, research sheets, and more. Additional eBook features include embedded safety tips; vocabulary terms defined in context; sidebars that further explore important or high-interest material; and credible, vetted resources to find help or get more information."
Information Science and Library Issues Collection
"Information Science and Library Issues Collection provides access to scholarly journals and trade publications essential for information professionals and other knowledge workers. The database offers coverage of topics including information infrastructure, metadata architecture, publishing, and more."
Opposing Viewpoints in Context
"Opposing Viewpoints in Context is the premier online resource covering today’s hottest social issues, from capital punishment to immigration, to violent video games. This cross-curricular research tool supports science, social studies, current events, and language arts classes. Its informed, differing views present each side of an issue and help students develop information literacy, critical thinking skills, and the confidence to draw their own valid conclusions."
"Five interactive eBooks for grades 7-12 will simulate a real-life Internet experience within the safety of an instructional, guided, and fun platform. In an era where so much of our communication exists in the online world, it's sometimes easy for teens to feel invulnerable and forget the risks associated with interacting online. The goal of this series is to create savvy cybercitizens who don't fear the Internet, but can make informed and sophisticated decisions every time they sign on.
"Each book covers today's hot topic issues, including cyberbullying, online predators, social networking, privacy, and online games. Realistic chat scenarios, friend requests, and e-mails plunge users into the online world. Teens will create avatars, choose status updates, and be receptive learners as they actively engage with and participate in the program. For example, Stopping Cyberbullying shows users how to deal with online bullying, including how to respond to (or ignore) a bully and turning to an adult for help, while Using Social Networks focuses on creating a secure online profile and making smart choices about sharing information online.
"These innovative interactive eBooks can be projected on a whiteboard, bringing the entire class in on the discussion. In-classroom learning tools include lesson plans, reproducibles, research sheets, and more. Additional eBook features include embedded safety tips; vocabulary terms defined in context; sidebars that further explore important or high-interest material; and credible, vetted resources to find help or get more information."
* Any descriptions in quotes come directly from the publisher's website.