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Grolier Online
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Grolier Online provides encyclopedic style information in curriculum aligned databases. Included are: Encyclopedia Americana, Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia, New Book of Knowledge as well as Roget’s II: The New Thesaurus and American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language (4th edition).

Encyclopedia Americana offers the arts, society, geography, history, philosophy, religion, sports, science, and technology to assist with class work, homework, and research projects. Articles include links to further readings, a bibliography, selected full text articles, web page links, and links to related Encyclopedia Americana articles.

The Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia includes concise articles on geography, history, government, language, literature, religion, technology, the arts and sciences featuring extensive media resources including photographs, videos, and interactive maps. Also included are an atlas and dictionary. Educators: articles can be grouped by lexile level and are aligned to standards.

The New Book of Knowledge is an easy to use reference designed for the K-12 audience. This database uses engaging graphics and age-appropriate text to motivate elementary and middle school students through the research process, including: educational games, activities, quizzes and more. Educators: teacher resources integrate current events across the curriculum.

For Educators, a section of the Grolier Online web site, is designed exclusively for teacher’s and library media specialists. Included are lesson plans, tools, projects and activities to help educators integrate Grolier Online resources into the curriculum. Features:

  • LESSON PLANS include standards, learning objectives, extension activities, discussion points, and assessment measures. Educators can browse by grade or subject, or by state or national standards, to find the lesson plan that best aligns with their needs.
  • SEARCH BY LEXILE LEVEL to find resources at the reading level students need. Over 117,000 articles are now leveled using the Lexile Framework to help you differentiate instruction.
  • PRO/CON DEBATES present opposing views for lively debates on topics of interest and include lesson plans to help promote crucial thinking skills.
  • TEACHING THE NEWS brings current events into the classroom or library with an in-depth lesson plan on select articles.
  • PRINTABLE RESOURCES make it easy to supplement lessons, reinforce learning objectives, and support homework assignments.
  • WEB LINKS provide direct access to sites for professional development, teaching strategies, and information literacy.

Resource Type
Coverage Type
Full Text (Complete Database)  
Coverage Dates
Varies by resource  
Dictionaries, Encyclopedias, Thesauri, etc., Education & Social Sciences, General, History, Literature, Art & Philosophy  
Undergraduate, K-12  
Vendor or Contributor
Scholastic, NOVELny, NYS Library  
Access Restrictions
Access restricted to current Utica College students, faculty and staff.  


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