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Databases – For Students

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Academic Search Complete

Coverage on a wide range of topics. Includes peer-reviewed full text for STEM research, as well as for the social sciences and humanities.

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Applied Science and Technology Source

Full-text and indexed content covering the full spectrum of the applied sciences and computing disciplines from acoustics to aeronautics, neural networks to nuclear engineering.

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Art and Architecture Source

Full-text art research covering fine, decorative and commercial art, as well as architecture and architectural design. Strong international coverage with hundreds of full-text art journals, magazines and books, plus detailed indexing, abstracts and thousands of images.

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Associates Program Source

Full-text coverage for the subject areas most relevant to two-year colege programs including biotechnology, graphic arts, criminal justice and veterinary assisting.

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AtoZ Maps Online

AtoZ Maps Online is the world’s most comprehensive collection of royalty-free downloadable maps for schools, academic institutions, and public libraries. Students, teachers, library patrons, and businesses can use our more than 100,000 maps in school reports, school lesson plans, personal research projects, and business reports.

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AtoZ World Culture

Curious about the world? AtoZ World Culture has you covered. With AtoZ World Culture, information about world history, cultures, languages, foods, religions, and much more is just a click away. With 175 Country Culture Guides covering over 60 topics each, AtoZ World Culture offers a breadth and depth of content that is unmatched by any other single resource.

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Biography in Context

This resource integrates award-winning biographies from respected Gale sources with related full-text articles from hundreds of magazines and newspapers, as well as tens of thousands of images and links to vetted websites. Search for people—both current and historic from all eras and fields of endeavor—based on name, occupation, nationality, ethnicity, birth/death dates and places, or gender, as well as keyword and full text. Or, combine search criteria to create a highly-targeted custom search.Navigating the Home Page Searching Topic Pages & Documents Searching Tips

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Biography Reference Center

Coverage for several of the most popular and heavily-researched biographies and genres, including those contained within Biography Today and Biography (both dating back to the first issue published).

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Britannica School

Nonfiction content geared for K-12 students. Includes over 132,000 encyclopedia articles, 103,000 images, 7,500 multimedia elements, more than 27,000 eBooks, and novels and essays. Tools include translation for 50+ languages and read-aloud functionality. Includes Lexile ranges and alignment with Michigan Department of Education Academic Standards across a variety of subjects.

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CollegeSource Online

A digital collection of 58,635 digital college catalogs, institution profiles, transcript keys, and other critical resources. The college catalogs are in full cover-to-cover, original page format with 2-year, 4-year, graduate, professional and international schools. comprehensive collection of college catalog and course data in existence. With over 42 million course descriptions and more than 58,000 cover-to-cover college catalogs available in PDF format, you can get the information you need in seconds.In addition to catalogs, the profiles for each institution includes maps, web site links, accreditation data, calendar/unit types, transcript keys, and more!

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eBook Academic Collection

Multidisciplinary eBooks representing a broad range of academic subjects.

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eBook High School Collection

Specifically for high school students and educators, this collection offers full-text eBook coverage that aligns with school’s curricula as well as complements EBSCO’s other eResources. There is a selection of teacher resources and titles align with Common Core Curriculum Standards.

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eBook K-8 Collection

The eBook K-8 Collection contains titles chosen to support a quality learning experience for K-8 students across all subject areas taught in elementary and middle schools, and content aligns with Common Core Curriculum Standards (for participating U.S. states). The collection also features a selection of teacher resources to support educators and administrators.

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Environment Complete

Offers coverage for students and scholars in the areas of agriculture, ecosystem ecology, energy and affiliated areas of study.

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Explora for High Schools

Provides hundreds of popular magazines and reference books for high school libraries. Covers subjects such as art, history, sports, and music. Includes thousands of biographies and primary source documents. Also includes photos, maps, and flags.

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Explora for Middle Schools

Magazines and reference books for middle school students. Includes thousands of biographies and primary source documents. Subjects include history, current events, science, sports, and biographies. Also includes photos, maps, and flags.

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Global Road Warrior

Global Road Warrior is the world’s most extensive country-by-country resource for learning about culture, customs, history, and language worldwide. Global Road Warrior consists of 175 Country Guides of 119 topics each. No other single resource covers so many topics, so well, for so many countries.

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Grolier Online

The main menu at Grolier.com offers direct access to six important online encyclopedic resources:

  • America The Beautiful
  • Encyclopedia Americana
  • Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia
  • Lands And Peoples
  • New Book of Knowledge
  • New Book of Popular Science
  • America the Beautiful

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Grzimek’s Animal Life Encyclopedia

A image-rich, dynamic online resource that creates a true educational experience where a quick trip to find specific information can lead to the desire to explore and learn more. Users will be inspired by:

  • Unequaled coverage—more than 4,000 species categorized by Amphibians, Reptiles and Birds, Fish, Insects, Mammals and Simple Aquatic Life, including information on evolution, habitat, behavior, range and more
  • Authoritative, peer-reviewed content—updated regularly by a worldwide network of experts
  • Ancillary topics—such as endangered species, biomes, prehistoric animals and others
  • Ease of use—immersive tools like interactive range maps and an intuitive interface let users discover while also supporting serious academic research
  • Media richness—thousands of photos, maps, videos, audio tracks and more
  • Convenient learning tools—translation into 11 languages; ReadSpeaker text-to-speech translation; ability to download, print, bookmark, and share through popular social networking and other online applications
  • Planned enhancements—curriculum correlations and tools to connect experts, educators and students

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History Reference Center

Covers U.S. and world history topics and features historical reference books, magazines and thousands of primary source documents.

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Humanities Source

Covers literary, scholarly and creative thought. Ideal for students, researchers, and educators interested in any aspect of the humanities.

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Learning Express Library

An online learning platform of academic and licensing/certification practice tests, and elementary level testing for math and reading. A free user account to login to the Learning centers must be created. Includes a section that takes users from job assessment to success on the job. Learning Centers offer the practice tests, exercises, skill-building courses, eBooks, and information you need to achieve the results you want—at school, at work, or in life. Looking to land a job? You’ll find an entire Learning Center dedicated to helping you get the one that’s right for you, including a Job & Career Accelerator. A tutorial course series designed to help all learners succeed on the tests they must pass includes immediate scoring, complete answer explanations, and an individualized analysis of practice test results.

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MAS Complete

Designed for high school libraries and offers coverage of popular high school magazines and reference books. Wide range of subjects offered including art, history, sports and music. Over 1,000,000 photos, maps and flags.

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MasterFILE Complete

Content from popular full-text magazines, reference books and other highly-regarded sources. Covers wide range of subjects including business, health, fashion, sports, and personal finance.

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Middle Search Plus

Middle school magazines and reference books including thousands of biographies, primary source documents, over a million photos, maps and flags. Subjects covered include history, current events, science, sports and biographies.

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Opposing Viewpoints in Context

Designed to aid students in researching both sides of a social issue, while making it simple, fast and rewarding, the Center includes over 60 topics from key reference sources, including full-text articles from over 30 major newspapers and newsmagazines, making researching both sides of an issue simple, fast and rewarding.

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Poetry & Short Story Reference Center

Coverage includes classic and contemporary poems as well as short stories, biographies and authoritative essays.

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Points of View Reference Center

Presents multiple sides of an issue. Helps students assess and develop persuasive arguments and essays, better understand controversial issues and develop analytical thinking skills.

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Political Science Complete

Covers political topics with a worldwide focus. Designed for students, researchers and government institutions.

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PrepSTEP

Offers over 1,300 tests, eBooks, articles, and tutorials. Practice tests include GED, NCLEX, TOEFL, LSAT, GMAT, and CLEP. A series of courses and practice tests to help build math and reading skills are also included.

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Psychology & Behavioral Sciences Collection

Covers a broad range of subjects in the fields of psychology, behavioral sciences and related disciplines. For psychologists, counselors, researchers and students.

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Read It!

Designed for middle and high school students who have a basic foundation in English grammar and reading but need adapted reading material for a variety of subjects.

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Science in Context

Supporting high school curricula and university course work, Science in Context features authoritative information for assignments and projects, and provides detailed coverage of popular subjects. From earth science and life science, to space, technology, mathematics and science history and biography, this revolutionary, this curriculum-oriented online experience is designed to boost achievement for students and researchers.

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Science Reference Center

Full-text science magazines, encyclopedias, reference books, and a collection of images.

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U. S. History in Context

U. S. History in Context is an engaging online experience for those seeking contextual information on hundreds of the most significant people, events and topics in U.S. History. The new solution merges Gale’s authoritative reference content with full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites organized into a user-friendly portal experience.

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Vocational Studies Premier

Designed specifically for the research needs of two-year colleges. Scholarly content most relevant to vocational programs. Wide range of subjects covered including counseling, biotechnology, cosmetology, fashion design, forensics, graphic arts, health information technology, law enforcement, and veterinary assistant.

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World History in Context

World History in Context is an engaging online experience for those seeking contextual information on hundreds of the most significant people, events and topics in World History. The new solution merges Gale’s authoritative reference content with full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites organized into a user-friendly portal experience.

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