Research tools for students

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American Decades

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American Decades is a cross-disciplinary source for junior and high school students, teachers, public librarians and general researchers who need a single, consistent reference to document and analyze Read more...

American Revolution Reference Library

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Covers the events and people of the Revolutionary War period in easy-to-understand language. Read more...

Biography in Context

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Formerly known as Biography Resource Center, this database combines information from Gale's biographical reference books to provide over 415,000 biographies on nearly 325,000 contemporary and historic Read more...

Britannica Online for Kids

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Britannica Online for Kids provides the trusted name and information users come to expect from Encyclopedia Britannica, but in a kid-friendly format.

CultureGrams World Edition

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CultureGrams electronic library provides cultural and historical information for more than 182 countries of the world. Read more...

eLibrary

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This full-text database of magazines, newspapers, photos, and more is designed specifically for K-12 schools. Read more...

Grzimek's Animal Life Encyclopedia

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Grzimek's Animal Life Encyclopedia is the online version of the magnificent 17-volume encyclopedia of the same name. Read more...

KnowItNow

Start your live online reference session now! Librarians across Ohio are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to help answer your questions. Read more...

LearningExpress Library

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Learning Express Library (Learn A Test) provides practice tests, review materials and scoring for many academic and occupational standardized tests, including ACT, SAT, Civil Service Exam, ASVAB, GED, Read more...

Literature Resource Center

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Designed to meet the research needs of undergraduate and high school students, the Literature Resource Center from Gale provides access to biographies, bibliographies, and critical analysis of authors Read more...

Mango Languages

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Self-directed language instruction in dozens of modern and ancient languages is available through Mango Languages. Instruction focuses on everyday conversational skills. Users have the option of selecting the "start learning immediately" option or setting up an individual profile (handy for keeping track of lessons and time spent). Read more...

MAS Ultra - School Edition

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Provides full text for over 515 general interest and current events magazines from EBSCOhost. Read more...

Middle Search Plus

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Middle Search Plus from EBSCOhost provides full text for nearly 120 magazines covering general topics appropriate for middle and jr. high school students. Read more...

National Geographic Magazine Archive

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National Geographic presents online the complete archive of the magazine, from its start in 1888 to 6 weeks ago. Read more...

NoveList

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If you're looking for a good book to read, try this recommendation database. Read more...

NoveList K-8

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Discover popular books for young readers here! Browse hundreds of theme-oriented book lists for readers at all grade levels. Read more...

Opposing Viewpoints

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Opposing Viewpoints from Gale draws on the social issues series published by Greenhaven Press, along with other reference resources, to provide extensive information on social issues. Read more...

Points of View

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Providing a balance of materials from multiple viewpoints, Points of View Reference Center from EBSCOhost includes more than 1,300 essays, leading political magazines from all sides of the political s Read more...

Readthebooks.com

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Here's a neat site for elementary and middle-school students to find a book for school or fun. Read more...

Science Online

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Science Online collects articles from the extensive collection of print sources from Facts on File and puts them into one easy to search database. Read more...

Science Reference Center

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Science Reference Center from EBSCOhost contains full text for hundreds of science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals and other sources, covering topics such as biology, chemistry, earth and Read more...

Student Research Center

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Student Research Center from EBSCOhost makes it easy for students to search by keyword or by topic to find the most useful search results. Read more...

TOPICsearch

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This current events database from EBSCOhost allows researchers to explore social, political & economic issues, scientific discoveries and other popular topics discussed in today's classrooms.

TumbleBookCloud

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Formerly known as TumbleReadables, TumbleBookCloud is an online collection of read-along titles for middle and high school students featuring adjustable online text and audio narration on selected tit Read more...

World Book Online

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The online version of World Book Encyclopedia offers more than 25,000 articles suited for grades 4-12 and adults. Read more...

World Data Analyst

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World Data Analyst, from Encyclopædia Britannica, provides overviews of the world's countries, including snapshots of their current politics, religious life, economic life and population. Read more...