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Scholastic Updates Grolier Online

Scholastic has released a new version of Grolier Online, the company's online database of nonfiction content for grades 3 and up.

The new version adds separate portals for elementary, middle, and high school students, public library patrons, and librarians and educators. Other new features include:

  • 120,000 updated articles aligned to national and state standards, with Common Core State Standards-alignment coming in the summer;
  • 340,000 curated Web links;
  • The ability to search content by Lexile or reading level;
  • A database of more than 1,100 international newspapers in 73 languages;
  • 1,200 clickable maps linked to articles; and
  • A collection of debate questions and current event topics.

Grolier Online's databases include three general reference encyclopedias, two science encyclopedias, two social studies encyclopedias, and a Spanish-language encyclopedia.

Free trials and price quotes for Grolier Online are available here.

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