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Academic Search Premier

Full text of more than 4,600 journals, including articles about computer sciences, engineering, physics, chemistry, language and linguistics, arts & literature, medical sciences, ethnic studies, and many more.

Biography in Context

Comprehensive biographical information on over 600,000 people from throughout history, around the world, and across all disciplines and subject areas.

Explora

Find articles, essays and primary source documents on a variety of popular topics with easy-to-browse categories with easy-to-use features and reliable content from the world’s leading magazines and reference books.

Explora for Kids

A research database designed for elementary school students and educators.  Learn more about your favorite subject. Read magazines, newspapers, biographies, primary sources, country information. Find images for class projects and learn vocabulary. Translate articles into more than 30 languages.

Explora for Teens

A research database designed for middle and high school students and educators. Learn more about your favorite subject. Read magazines, newspapers, biographies, primary sources, country information. Find images for class projects and learn vocabulary. Translate articles into more than 30 languages.

Gale in Context: Elementary

With features that are age-appropriate, reliable, and perfect for young learners, this curriculum-related content covers a broad range of educational topics. This resource helps kids explore and gain comfort with database searching.

Granger's World of Poetry

Updated weekly with new full-text poems, biographies, and commentaries, users have access to 250,000 poems in full text with 450,000 poem citations and a wide range of critical and historical tools.  

Oxford Reference

Combines quick reference coverage of many subjects with the rich resources of the Oxford Companions.

Very Short Introductions

Discover a new topic or subject with these intelligent and serious introductions written by authors who are experts in their field.  Provides intelligent and serious introductions to a huge range of subjects. 

Virtual Reference Library

A collection of online reference books in the humanities, social sciences, science and technology, health, business, career development and more, accessible within a single search.

World Almanac For Kids

A one-stop reference resource for intermediate-level students. Erasing the line between homework support and fun exploration, it contains excellent resources for student reports and research, including extensive, up-to-date articles; videos; interactive games; science projects; and Homework Help; plus Teacher Resources with lesson plans. Kids can explore age-appropriate subjects while developing online research skills with a trusted source.

World Book

A suite of online research tools that includes encyclopedia articles, primary source collections, educator tools, student activities, pictures, audio, and video, complemented by current periodicals and related Web sites.

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Art History Resources on the Web

Created and maintained by Professor Christopher L.C.E. Whitcombe of Sweet Briar University, this site features examples of art throughout civilized history.

Artcyclopedia

Known as “the great guide to art on the internet,” this site contains information on famous artists, art movements, and the latest news in the art world.

AskART

This site, known as the “artists bluebook,” features information about American and International Artists.

Picturing America

Brought to you by The National Endowment for the Humanities, Picturing America brings masterpieces of American art into classrooms and libraries nationwide.”  Contact any M/RCPL location for more information regarding posters and teaching materials available for checkout.

Picturing America on Screen

A collection of 25 films which presents a sampling of American art. The artwork is included in the Picturing America project of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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