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Academic Search Complete 
Offers unmatched coverage of information spanning a broad range of important areas of academic study including: anthropology, astronomy, biology, chemistry, civil engineering, engineering, ethnic & multicultural studies, geology, law, materials science, mathematics, music, pharmaceutical sciences, physics, psychology, religion & theology, veterinary science, women's studies, zoology, and many other fields. 

Academic Search Premier
The world’s largest academic multi-disciplinary database, Academic Search Premier provides full text for nearly 4,700 publications, including full text for more than 3,600 peer-reviewed journals. PDF backfiles to 1975 or further are available for well over one hundred journals, and searchable cited references are provided for more than 1,000 titles. This database is updated on a daily basis via EBSCOhost.

Agricola
One of the most comprehensive sources of U.S. agricultural and life sciences information, the AGRICOLA (AGRICultural OnLine Access) database serves as the catalog and index to the collections of the National Agricultural Library and the research of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).

AltHealth Watch 
Focuses on the many perspectives of complementary, holistic and integrated approaches to health care and wellness. It offers libraries full-text articles for more than 180 international, and often peer-reviewed journals and reports.

Applied Science & Technology Full Text
Covering of a wide variety of applied science specialties—from acoustics and aeronautics, to neural networks and nuclear & civil engineering—Applied Science & Technology Full Text™ provides full-text content and in-depth indexing and abstracts from leading trade and industrial journals, professional and technical society journals, specialized subject periodicals, buyers’ guides, directories and conference proceedings.

Auto Repair Reference Center 
Auto Repair Reference Center (ARRC) contains repair and maintenance information on most major manufacturers of domestic and imported vehicles. New repair procedures, TSBs and updates are added to the product on a regular basis. All of the content in ARRC has been created by ASE certified technicians.

 

 

 

 

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Biography in Context   
Nearly a million biographical entries spanning history and geography.  600,000+ biographies covering more than 525,000 individuals.

Bloom’s Literary Reference
Bloom’s Literary Reference Online features content from Facts On File’s extensive print literature collection, hundreds of Harold Bloom’s essays examining the lives and works of great writers throughout history and the world, and thousands of critical articles published by noted scholars under the Bloom’s Literary Criticism imprint.

BrainPOP Jr.
BrainPOP Jr. offers animated, curricular movies, interactive quizzes, games, and activities for students in grades K-3. It encourages young learners to ask questions and form their own ideas. Interactive features extend key concepts, and all text is read aloud to facilitate comprehension.

Business Source Premier 
As the world’s largest full text business database, Business Source Premier provides full text for nearly 7,800 scholarly business journals and other sources, including full text for more than 1,125 peer-reviewed business publications. Coverage includes virtually all subject areas related to business. This database is updated on a daily basis via EBSCOhost.


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CINAHL Plus with full text 
CINAHL Plus with Full Text is the world's most comprehensive source of full text for nursing & allied health journals, providing full text for more than 640 journals indexed in CINAHL. This authoritative file contains full text for many of the most used journals in the CINAHL index. CINAHL Plus with Full Text is the definitive research tool for all areas of nursing and allied health literature.

Computer Source 
Computer Source provides researchers with the latest information and current trends in high technology. This database offers full text for nearly 300 publications and indexing and abstracts for nearly 450 publications.

Consumer Health Complete 
The single-most comprehensive resource for consumer-oriented health content. It is designed to support the information needs of patients, and to foster an overall understanding of health-related topics. 

Credo Reference
Credo Reference offers the full text of more than 550 subject-specific encyclopedias, biographies, chronologies, and dictionaries, all from well-respected publishers. In addition to this traditional content, Credo offers 200,000+ images and audio files and nearly 100 videos. 

CultureGrams 
Maps, Daily life, culture, history and customs of 181 nations.


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Education Full Text
Provides coverage for a wide range of topics, including adult education, continuing education, literacy standards, multicultural/ethnic education, secondary education, teaching methods and much more.

Encyclopedia Britannica 
Encyclopedia Britannica online. Over 122,000 articles, updated world atlas, thousand of images and videos, an online dictionary and thesaurus

ERIC 
ERIC, the Educational Resource Information Center, contains more than 1,194,000 records and links to more than 100,000 full-text documents from ERIC.

Escolar (Spanish) 
Spanish elementary encyclopedia for early readers of Spanish. 

European Views of the Americans: 1493-1750 
A comprehensive guide to printed records about the Americas written in Europe before 1750 from European Americana: A Chronological Guide to Works Printed In Europe Relating to the Americas, 1493-1750. The database contains more than 32,000 records, and covers the history of European exploration as well as portrayals of native American peoples.

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Ferguson’s Career Guidance Center
Provides profiles of nearly 3,400 jobs and 94 industries, invaluable advice on career skills, thousands of resource entries, and more!

Films On Demand
Films On Demand is a state-of-the-art streaming video platform that makes it easier than ever to incorporate outstanding educational programs from Films Media Group into your content management systems, online lesson plans, distance learning courseware, or electronic card catalog system.

Fuente Académica
A collection of scholarly journals from Latin America, Portugal and Spain. It is an indispensable tool of exceptional scope designed to make academic research readily accessible in PDF format. All major subject areas are covered with particular emphasis on agriculture, biological sciences, economics, history, law, literature, philosophy, psychology, public administration, religion and sociology. (Back to Top)

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Greenfile 
GreenFILE offers well-researched information covering all aspects of human impact to the environment. Its collection of scholarly, government and general-interest titles includes content on global warming, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling, and more.

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Health Source: Consumer Edition 
Health Souce: Consumer Edition provides access to nearly 80 full text, consumer health magazines. Topics include medial sciences, food sciences and nutrition, childcare, sports medicine and general health.

Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition 
Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition provides more than 550 scholarly full text journals focusing on many medical disciplines and features abstracts and indexing for nearly 850 journals. Updated daily.

History Reference Center
The world's most extensive full-text history reference database designed for secondary schools, public libraries, junior/community colleges and undergraduate research. The database features full text for more than 1,990 reference books, encyclopedias and non-fiction books from leading history publishers.

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Kids InfoBits 
Kids InfoBits is a database developed especially for beginning researchers in Kindergarten through Grade 5. Featuring a developmentally appropriate, visually graphic interface, the most popular search method is moving from a broad subject to a narrower topic using the subject-based topic tree. This database covers geography, current events, the arts, science, health, people, government, history, sports and more.

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Learning Express Library (Set up a personal account) 
Looking to improve your skills, prepare for licensure exams or land a job?  Practice tests, exercises, skill-building courses and information you need to achieve the results you want are provided by Learning Express Library.  Set up your account by registering from any computer.  All results are confidential.

Library, Information Science and Technology Abstracts (LISTA) 
LISTA indexes nearly 690 periodicals, plus books, research reports and proceedings. Subject coverage includes librarianship, classification, cataloging, bibliometrics, online information retrieval, information management and more. Coverage in the database extends back as far as the mid-1960s.

Library Literature & Information Science Index
Provides comprehensive indexing of articles from key library and information science periodicals. Created by librarians for librarians,

Literature Resource Center - LRC, Scribner Writers, Series Online, Twayne's Authors Online 

Literary Reference Center
Literary Reference Center includes thousands of plot summaries, synopses, and work overviews; articles of literary criticism; author biographies; full text of over 430 literary journals; book reviews; classic and contemporary poems and short stories; full text of over 7,000 classic novels; author interviews; and images of key literary figures.

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MAS Ultra - School Edition 
Designed specifically for high school libraries, this database provides full text nearly 600 popular general interest and current events publications with information dating back as far as 1975 for key magazines. MAS Ultra – School Edition also provides more than 500 full text pamphlets, 268 full text reference books, 82,968 biographies, 90,915 primary source documents, and an Image Collection of 107,135 photos, maps and flags. Updated daily.

MasterFILE Premier 
Contains full text for nearly 1,700 periodicals covering general reference, business, health, education, general science, multicultural issues and much more. This database also contains full text more than 500 reference books, over 107,000 primary source documents, and an Image Collection of over 592,000 photos, maps & flags.

MEDLINE 
MEDLINE provides authoritative medical information on medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, pre-clinical sciences, and much more. Created by the National Library of Medicine, MEDLINE allows users to search abstracts from over 4,600 current biomedical journals.

Middle Search Plus
Designed specifically for middle and high school students.  Includes full text from over 140 popular middle school magazines as well as reference books, primary source documents and images.

Military and Government Collection 
Designed to offer current news pertaining to all branches of the military and government, this database offers a thorough collection of periodicals, academic journals, and other content pertinent to the increasing needs of those sites. The Military & Government Collection provides cover-to-cover full text for nearly 400 journals and periodicals and indexing and abstracts for more than 500 titles.

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Newspaper Source Plus
Includes more than 1,000 full-text newspapers, providing more than 38 million full-text articles. The database contains comprehensive full text for major newspapers such as the Christian Science Monitor, San Francisco Chronicle, The Sydney Morning Herald (Australia), The Times (UK), Toronto Star, USA Today, The Washington Post, The Washington Times (DC) and others. 

NoveList K-8 Plus 
NoveList K-8 Plus helps parents, teachers, and librarians improve literacy, connect reading across curricular areas, teach reading and writing concepts, and engage young readers. 

NoveList Plus
NoveList Plus makes finding reading recommendations easier than ever.  You’ll find: fiction and nonfiction titles for all ages; expert reading recommendations from professional librarians; read-alikes for every title, author, and series; quick and easy-to-use resources including: book discussion guides; thematic book lists; reading and book-oriented articles.

Nursing Resource Center 
Designed for nursing students, the Nursing Resource Center brings together in an easy-to-use interface disease and drug overviews, care plans, relevant journal results and animated anatomy and physiology diagrams to complement the core encyclopedia texts. The information is written in accessible language for students completing class assignments and preparing for clinicals as they learn how to care for and treat patients. Search results are returned in tabs that correspond to steps in the nursing process.

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Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center 
Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center is a one-stop source for information on today's hottest social issues. OVRC features viewpoint articles, topic overviews, full-text magazine, academic journal, and newspaper articles, primary source documents, statistics, images and podcasts, and links to Websites.

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Points of View Reference Center
Designed to provide students with a series of essays that present multiple sides of a current issue. The database provides more than 290 topics, each with an overview (objective background/description), point (argument), counterpoint (opposing argument), and Critical Thinking Guide.

Primary Search 
Primary Search provides full text for more than 60 popular, magazines for elementary school research. All full text articles included in the database are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles), and full text information dates as far back as 1990. Updated daily.

Professional Development Collection
A specialized collection of journal articles and pamphlets especially for professional educators that includes abstract and index coverage for 800 professional development titles and searchable full text for over 500 journals covering the most current topics in the field of education. This database also provides full text for more than 160 education pamphlets.

Pyschology and Behavioral Sciences Collection 
This database provides coverage of more than 550 full text journals, including more than 525 peer-reviewed titles, covering topics such as emotional and behavioral characteristics, psychiatry & psychology, mental processes, anthropology, and observational and experimental methods. Nearly every full text title included in this database is indexed in PsycINFO. Updated daily.

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Regional Business News 
Regional Business News incorporates 75 business journals, newspapers and newswires covering all metropolitan and rural areas within the United States. Included in this database are Arizona Business, Business North Carolina, Crain's New York Business (and other Crain Communications editions), Des Moines Business Record, Enterprise Salt Lake City, Fort Worth Business Press, Orange County Business Journal, Westchester County Business Journal, etc.

Religion & Philosophy Collection
A comprehensive database covering topics such as world religions, major denominations, biblical studies, religious history, epistemology, political philosophy, philosophy of language, moral philosophy and the history of philosophy.  With more than 300 full-text journals and unparalleled coverage of the subject areas listed above, the Religion & Philosophy Collection™ is an essential tool for researchers and students of theology and philosophical studies.

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SIRS
For advanced middle school students through adults. Articles from 2,500+ US and international magazines, newspapers, government publications and reference sources. Includes images, maps, country profiles and Supreme Court decisions. 

Science Reference Center
A comprehensive research database that provides easy access to a multitude of full-text science-oriented content. Designed to meet every student's science research needs, Science Reference Center contains full text for hundreds of science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals and other sources.  Topics covered include biology, chemistry, earth & space science, environmental science, health & medicine, history of science, life science, physics, science & society, science as inquiry, scientists, technology and wildlife. 

Small Business Reference Center
Search this database to learn how to start, finance or manage your small business. Resources include sample business plans, how to guides, articles and websites.

Stat!Ref
STAT!Ref®, the premier healthcare e-resource.  This link enables users to intuitively take advantage of all the robust features of STAT!Ref®. It includes access to download our mobile app, evidence alerts, Anatomy and Physiology Online, AAFP Conditions A-Z, and MedCalc 3000 - all from one intuitive interface.  

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Teacher Reference Center
TRC provides indexing and abstracts for 280 periodicals. In addition, 96% of journals indexed in TRC are peer-reviewed.   Topics include: Assessment, Best Practices, Continuing Education, Current Pedagogical Research, Curriculum Development, Elementary Education, Higher Education, Instructional Media, Language Arts, Literacy Standards, School Administration, Science & Mathematics, and Teacher Education.

TOPICSearch
This current events database allows researchers to explore social, political & economic issues, scientific discoveries and other popular topics discussed in today's classrooms including controversial opinions and viewpoints.

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Vocational & Career Collection
Provides full-text coverage for more than 330 trade and industry related periodicals including Modern Machine Shop, Pediatric Nursing, Wireless Week, Drug Store News, Reeves Journal, Restaurant Business, Advertising Age, and many more.

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World Data Analyst 
This rich trove of current and historical statistics on the countries of the world makes historical and cross-national comparisons easy.
 
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