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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.

Curriculum Resource Center

Instant access to thousands of easily reproduced handouts to supplement text and lesson plans used in middle school, high school, and junior college classrooms. This expansive collection contains thousands of fact sheets, timelines, an image gallery, printable maps, full-color science diagrams and experiments, and math activities.

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.

Opposing Viewpoints in Context

Explore both sides of a wide range of important social issues.  Presenting issues in a pro-and-con format, this database provides an ideal reference source for everything from social studies projects to debate preparation.

Oxford Reference

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

Oxford Research Encyclopedias

Offers long-form overview articles written, peer-reviewed, and edited by leading scholars on major areas of research across the humanities, social sciences, and sciences.

Science in Context

An in-depth, curriculum-oriented science database that provides a one-stop resource for all science-related research needs.

Science Reference Center

Topics covered include biology, chemistry, earth and space science, environmental science, health and medicine, history of science, life science, physics, science and society, science as inquiry, scientists, technology and wildlife. 

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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Science.howstuffworks.com

Science processes in clear language with pictures and videos.

Sciencedaily.com

Wide-ranging coverage - all the science news and the latest headlines.

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