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King Science Library: Databases and Resources

King Science & Technology Magnet Library

District Database Access via Clever

You will find your library resources in Clever. Either go to  on your iPad or to https://clever.com/in/omaha

In Clever, scroll down to OPS Library Media Services Resources(District) then, depending on your needs, click on a database:

  • Britannica School - General Information 
  • Gale - use the Middle School Database for Newspaper and Magazine articles, Videos, Images, Primary Sources, Reference Sources. Current events and historical events included. 
  • Biography Reference Center - for research on a person
  • Points of View Reference Center - for topics that might have pro/con articles
  • Science and Technology - academic articles related to science & technology
  • NoodleTools - copy and paste or create citations, export works cited page
  • LS2Pac - search the library catalog
  • Sora - digital catalog for ebooks & audio books
  • NoveList K-8 Plus - helps readers find their next book

 

Fact Checking Websites

Fact or Fiction? How do you know if the information you're reading is true? There are websites dedicated to sorting out the facts from the fiction. Stop the spread of false information by checking the facts!

Snopes
When misinformation obscures the truth adn readers don't know what to trust, Snopes' fact-checking and original, investigative reporting lights the way to evidence-based and contextualized analysis We always link to and document our sources so readers are empowered to do independent research and make up their own minds.

FactCheck.org
Mission: We are a nonpartisan, nonprofit "consumer advocate" for voters that aims to reduce the level of deception and confusion in U.S. politics. We monitor the factual accuracy of what is said by major U.S. political players in the form of TV ads, debates, speeches, interviews and news releases. Our goal is to apply the best practices of both journalism and scholarship, and to increase public knowledge and understanding.

Politifact
Fact-checking journalism is the heart of PolitiFact. Our core principles are independence, transparency, fairness, thorough reporting and clear writing. The reason we publish is to give citizens the information they need to govern themselves in a democracy.

Fact Checker - The Washington Post
The purpose of this website, and an accompanying column in the Sunday print edition of The Washington Post, is to "truth squad" the statements of political figures regarding issues of great importance, be they national, intentional or local. It's a big world out there, and so we rely on readers to ask questions and point out statements that need to be checked.

Fact Check - NPR
NPR is an independent, nonprofit media organization that was founded on a mission to create a more informed public. Every day, NPR connects with millions of Americans on the air, online, and in person to explore the news, ideas, and what it means to be human. Through its network of member stations, NPR makes local stories national, national stories local, and global stories personal.

Poynter. Mediawise - Teen Fact-Checking Network
Publishes daily fact-checks for teenagers, by teenagers.

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Online Media Bias Transparency

AllSides
Presents different political perspectives on the same news stories online. Stories are labeled as left, center, or right of the political spectrum.

Fake News Infographic

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Las Escuelas Públicas de Omaha no discriminan basados en la raza, color, origen nacional, religión, sexo, estado civil, orientación sexual, discapacidad , edad, información genética, estado de ciudadanía, o estado económico, en sus programas, actividades y empleo, y provee acceso equitativo a los “Boy Scouts” y a otros grupos juveniles designados. La siguiente persona ha sido designada para atender estas inquietudes referentes a las pólizas de no discriminación: El Superintendente de las Escuelas, 3215 Cuming Street, Omaha, NE 68131 (531-299-9822).