Try-It! Illinois 2014 Free Database Trials

If there is one thing that all of us appreciate in life, it’s free stuff.  Okay, so everything in life isn’t free and there is a catch…

Every year, vendors offer up their databases for us to use – for free – until November 30.  Now, I like the service because I can evaluate these databases without constantly getting calls back from vendors.  Teachers like it because they can have access to a TON of databases.  As you look to differentiate your instruction, now is a great time to look for articles at different Lexile levels.

To gain access, just click on database trials. Feel free to share the database trial link and  the trial access instructions with your students. If you find a database you like, just let us know.  We’ll consider purchasing it for the next school year.

Special thanks to the Secretary of State and State Librarian Jesse White and the Illinois State Library for providing this opportunity.


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