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Database Trials

Technology & Access Services is in the process of scheduling trials for Spring 2017. Please let us know if you have a resource you would like to see available for trial this fall.  Information on how to access the trials will be posted on this page and to the TRIAL mailing list as it become available.


 Spring 2017 Vendors and Trial Dates:

Rosen Digital - February 1, through March 15, 2017

Databases Available for Trial Spring 2017:

Rosen Digital

Description: Rosen Publishing is an independent educational publishing house that focuses on K-12 student learning. From February 1 through March 15, they are offering Nebraska libraries trial access to several databases and eBook sets. See database and eBook descriptions below.


  • Teen Health & Wellness (Grades 7-12)
    The award-winning Teen Health & Wellness database provides middle and high school students, with up-to-date, nonjudgmental, straightforward curricular, and self-help support. Articles are correlated to Nebraska Core Academic Content Standards in PE, Language Arts, and Science, as well as Common Core English Language Arts and National Science standards. Topics covered include diseases; drugs; alcohol; sex & sexuality; nutrition; mental health; suicide; bullying; LGBTQ issues; skills for school, work, and life; and more. Updated for 2016, Teen Health & Wellness features new content on bullying/cyberbullying, concussions, gender identity, human trafficking, social media, and more.
  • PowerKnowledge Science Suite (Grades 3-6+)
    The PowerKnowledge Science Suite helps students gather, describe, and use information to understand the natural and designed world:
    • PowerKnowledge Life Sciences (Grades 3-6+) Covers key life science topics: animals, classification, endangered and extinct species, food chains and webs, green living, habitats and ecosystems, the human body, life cycles, plants, survival and adaptation.
    • PowerKnowledge Earth & Space Science (Grades 3-6+) Covers key earth and space science topics: earth cycles, ecosystems and biomes, energy and matter, landforms, maps, natural disasters, rocks and minerals, environmental issues, space, water, weather and climate.
    • PowerKnowledge Physical Science (Grades 3-6+) Covers key physical science topics, including atoms and molecules, elements and the periodic table, energy and matter, force and motion, and temperature and measurement.

Interactive eBooks:

Social Studies and Science Interactive eBooks bring learning to life with:  

  • Dynamic timelines that allow students to understand history in context
  • Maps that show the location covered on each page and can be enlarged and printed
  • Primary sources and biographies to enrich text with in-depth historical background
  • Videos and More About articles that take learning to the next level
  • Actor-narrated audio that ensures all learners succeed and supports diverse learning styles
  • Instructional planning guides that provide a road map for easy classroom integration  

Each Instructional Planning Guide includes:   

  • Essential and guiding questions
  • Inquiry and project-based learning activities
  • Lesson plans for each title and full set
  • Alignment to standards
  • Assessments
  • Civic action ideas

eBook sets include:

  • Spotlight on Kids Can Code (Grades 3-8)
  • Spotlight on Earth Sciences (Grades 3-8)
  • Spotlight On Ecology & Life Sciences (Grades 3-8)
  • Spotlight On Space Science (Grades 4-7)
  • Spotlight On Ancient Civilizations: Egypt, Greece, Rome (Grades 3-8)
  • Spotlight On the Maya, Aztec, and Inca Civilizations (Grades 3-9)
  • Spotlight On the Rise and Fall of Ancient Civilizations: China, India, Mesopotamia (Grades 5-10)

Trial Dates: 2/1/17 through 3/15/17

Trial URLs:

Trial Access Instructions: Trial access information (username/password) was distributed via a January 31 message to the Trial mailing list. Nebraska librarians who didn't receive this information or would like it sent to them again may contact Susan Knisely.

Pricing: To request pricing or ask question about the products, please contact:

Barbara Romersheuser
Associate Director, Learning Solutions
Rosen Digital
Phone: 970-471-0141


  • Pricing for databases available for purchase and links to trials directly from vendors.
  • The TRIAL mailing list - sign up to receive up-to-date announcements about pricing and trials

For more information, contact Databases.