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Databases – Social Science / Humanities


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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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Literature Criticism Online

Gale takes literature, history and culture to the next level with the largest, most extensive compilation of literary commentary available: Literature Criticism Online. Imagine centuries of analysis – the scholarly and popular commentary from broadsheets, pamphlets, encyclopedias, books and periodicals – delivered in an easy-to-use 24/7 online format that matches the exact look and feel of the print originals. The net result is tens of thousands of hard-to-find essays at your fingertips. It’s all designed to raise the level of research while providing the around-the-clock remote access that today’s researchers demand.


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Literature Resource Center

Literature Resource Center is your most current, comprehensive, and reliable online resource for research on literary topics, authors, and their works. Its coverage includes all genres and disciplines, all time periods, and all regions of the world.


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Litfinder

Lit Finder is a unique collection of full-text poems, stories, essays, speeches, and plays focusing on the humanities and social sciences, and includes biographies and literary criticism. You can search by title or author, or use the subject navigator organized into a hierarchy of groupings, leading from the most general to the most specific.


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Mango Language Learning

An online language learning resource with more than 50 languages for English speakers and 17 English as a Second Language (ESL) courses. This computer based program also has a mobile app for learners on the go!



Michigan Authors & Illustrators

A searchable database of Michigan authors and illustrators. Provides biographical and contact information. Indicates whether person will do library presentations. No log-in required.


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Michigana

Michigana: Sources in U.S. History Online provides access to primary source documents in an online system that is easily accessible by students and researchers of all levels. For example, a user may enter a search term such as Fort Mackinac to find all references to that word or phrase found on any page within the database. Or a student may choose a subject term from the listing of top subjects that are listed on the home page to quickly find all works that are closely related to that person, place or event–for example, William Hull or railroads.
Another way to access the content is through contextual essays that have been written by Michigan historians specifically for the database. These are accessed through the images at the bottom of the home page which take a user to a list of related essays, all of which include a bibliography of related documents from within the database.


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NoveList

NoveList helps to find the next best fiction book to read. Search by author, title, series, plots, or even books like the one you just finished. Browse lists of award winners, lists of genres, and lists based on age. Create and save lists of your own favorites. Find book discussion guides and more. This has something for children, young adults, and adults, plus specific information for teachers, and librarians


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Powerspeak Languages

Whether you want to learn a language for travel, business, or personal enrichment, Powerspeak Languages is a breakthrough in online language learning. The highly engaging courses utilize an arsenal of progressive language learning methods. Powerspeak Languages is an entertaining and effective way to learn a new language.


Research In Context


Research In Context

Includes the most-studied topics for grades 6-8 – literature, science, social studies, and U.S. and world history. Written specifically for middle schoolers this information comes from authoritative sources including National Geographic, Scholastic and Gale/Cengage and is aligned to national and state curriculum standards. Designed to develop learning skills to launch 6-8 graders into high school and beyond.


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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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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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