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Auto
All Data Pro

Biography    MLA citation
Biography in Context

College and Career    MLA citation
Career Cruising

Dictionary    MLA citation
Oxford English Dictionary -- NEW

Encyclopedias    MLA citation        
World Book

Literature     MLA citation
Litfinder
 
Magazines, etc.    MLA citation
Consumer Reports -- NEW
CQ Researcher

EBSCO
   MAS Ultra
   TOPICsearch
FirstSearch
Global Issues in Context
Infotrac
SIRS
Opposing Viewpoints in Context
Student Resource in Context
Wilson Omnifile

Newspapers    MLA citation
EBSCO
   AP NewsMonitor Collection
   Newspaper Source
   Newspaper Source Plus
   WebNews

Reading
OverDrive


Science    MLA citation
Health Source - Consumer
Science in Context
Teen Health and Wellness

Social Science     MLA citation

ABC-CLIO (multi-databases)
American Government

American History
CountryReports
Daily Life Through History
Geography (United States)
Geography (World)
Global Issues in Context
Student Resource in Context
World History: Ancient
World History: Modern


E-REFERENCE BOOKS

Science     MLA citation
Grzimek's Animal Life Encyclopedia
Drugs, Alcohol and Addictive Behavior
Encyclopedia of Food and Culture
Endangered Species of North America

Social Science     MLA citation
Americans at War
Bowling, Beatnicks, ad Bell Bottoms
Cities of the World
Early Civilizations in the Americas
Encyclopedia of Food and Culture
Encyclopedia of Modern Asia
Encyclopedia of World Cities
Encyclopedia of Modern Middle East & North Africa
Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity
St. James Encyclopedia of Pop Culture
UXL American Decades
UXL Fashion, Costumes and Culture



EDUCATIONAL TOOLS

BrainPop
 

 


DATABASE DESCRIPTIONS

 

MAGAZINES

Consumer Reports - Thousands of qualitative reviews on consumer products based on lab tests to help consumers purchase the best items on the market.
Company: EBSCO
CQ Researcher - useful for political issues, social issues, charts and graphs.  Find articles since 1991 on health, international affairs, education, environment, technology and U.S. Economy. 
Company: Congressional Quarterly.
EBSCO includes Literary Reference Center, OmniFile, Newspaper Source Plus, Ap NewsMonitor Collection, ERIC, Topicsearch, Professional Development Collection, Newspaper Source, Health Source, MAS Ultra, and Web News.
Company: EBSCO
MAS Ultra includes full text for nearly 500 popular high school magazines, full text reference books, biographies, primary source documents, and an image collection of photos, maps, flags, color PDFs, and expanded full text backfiles (back to 1975) for key magazines.
Company: EBSCO
TOPICsearch includes full text for articles from diverse sources including international and regional newspapers, periodicals, biographies, public opinion polls, book reviews, pamphlets, and government information.
Company: EBSCO
Firstsearch includes journal articles, research studies, worldcat book search, 8 full text databases, can search in 5 languages and covers all subjects. 
Company: OCLC
Global Issues in Context  includes a variety of sources and media formats to present a rich analysis of issues; social, political, military, economic, environmental, science related, health related, and cultural.
Company: Gale
Infotrac includes magazines and journals. 
Company: Gale
SIRS is a current issues researcher by topic includes articles, almanacs, maps and images. 
Company: Proquest
Opposing Viewpoints in Context includes both sides of social issues, controversies, also has statistics, government data and laws. 
Company: Gale
Student Resource in Context includes magazines, newspapers, reference, primary documents and multimedia. 
Company: Gale
Wilson Omnifile includes material from a full text only database for learning and research.
Company: EBSCO
 

Auto

All Data Pro is a resource for automotive diagnostic and repair information.   

Dictionary

Oxford English Dictionary (OED) is a resource comprised of over 600,000 words created over the span of 1,000 years.   

 

NEWSPAPERS

EBSCO includes Literary Reference Center, OmniFile, Newspaper Source Plus, Ap NewsMonitor Collection, ERIC, Topicsearch, Professional Development Collection, Newspaper Source, Health Source, MAS Ultra, and Web News.
AP NewsMonitor Collection includes top world-wide news from Associated Press on a continuous basis.  This colllection includes AP Top News, WorldStream, Financial News, AP Online, U.S. Politics & Gonvernment, and 50 state reports.
Newspaper Source provides cover-to-cover full text for more than 40 U.S. and international newspapers.  The database also contains selective full text for 389 regional (U.S) newspapers.  In addition, full text television and radio news transcripts are also provided.
Newspaper Source Plus includes more than 860 full text newspapers, providing more than 35 million full text articles.  In addition, the database features more than 857.000 television and radio news transcripts.
ScienceSource Collection - Articles, biographies, and abstracts covering science topics from 1987 to the present

 

ENCYCLOPEDIAS

World Book Encyclopedia includes three encyclopedias:  World Book Kids, World Book Student and World Book Advanced.  
Company: World Book
 

SCIENCE

Health Source - Consumer  provides access to nearly 80 full text consumer health magazines.
Company: EBSCO
Science in Context includes articles from magazines, newspapers and reference books. Updated daily it also has timelines, primary documents and biographies.
Company:  Gale
Teen Health and Wellness is a health database for teenagers.  It includes articles on a wide range of topics including diseases, drugs, alcohol, nutrition, fitness, mental health, family life and diversity.  
Company:  Gale

LITERATURE

Litfinder covers poetry, short stories, essays, speeches, plays and authors.  It includes text, summaries, explanations and biographies. (Some text is in Spanish) Company:  Gale

 

COLLEGE AND CAREER

Career Cruising

A career guidance and planning system.  It includes detailed occupation profiles.  Company:  Anaca Technologies Ltd.


SOCIAL SCIENCE


Americans at War

An online reference book which Covers major American conflicts from the Colonial Wars through the War on Terrorism in the context of cultural and social events and conditions on the home front. Illustrated articles cover both biographies and topics such as civil liberties, media, politics, popular culture, religion, memory and national identity, civic celebrations, monumental art, literature, the roles of women and minorities, veterans, science and technology, humor, and music.


Bowling, Beatnicks, and Bell Bottoms

An online reference book  which covers popular culture in America from 1900 through 1999. Topics include economy, sports, film, fashion, and how American lived during each decade.


Cities of the World

An online reference book of current information on cultural, geographic, and political conditions in 193 countries and their cities covering six continents, based on the Department of State's Post Reports and include maps and photos if cities around the globe.


CountryReports

information about countries of the world, which focuses on current events and political issues as well as the history, geography, economy, population, and the customs and cultures of the people who live there.


Early Civilizations in the Americas

An online reference book of the history of the regions of the American continents in which two of the world's first civilizations developed: Mesoamerica (the name for the lands in which ancient civilizations arose in Central America and Mexico) and the Andes Mountains region of South America (in present-day Peru and parts of Bolivia, northern Argentina, and Ecuador).


Encyclopedia of Food and Culture

An online reference book of food and its place in human culture and society, presented through 600 alphabetically sorted entries. Features multidisciplinary coverage of such topics as comfort food, ethnicity and food, medieval banquets, and nutrient composition, among many others. Includes photographs, illustrations, sidebars, recipes, menus, and timelines.


Encyclopedia of Modern Asia

An online reference book which covers modern Asia, defined as extending from Japan in the east to Turkey in the west, and from Kazakhstan in the north to Indonesia in the south. Presents more than 2,600 alphabetically arranged entries covering such subjects as countries, cities, regions, natural features, religions, social issues, languages, people, events, customs, politics, and economics.


Encyclopedia of World Cities

An online reference book of 50 cities from all over the world, including information on each city's history, neighborhoods, museums, parks, transportation, geography, holidays and festivals, population profiles and much more.


Encyclopedia of Modern Middle East & North Africa

An online reference book which covers the modern history of the Middle East and North Africa, with major sections on Colonialism and Imperialism, the World Wars, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and the United Nations involvement in the region. Each country in the region is reviewed, detailing its population, economy and government.


Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity

An online reference book that spans the globe to explain the issues behind crimes against humanity and human rights issues as they relate to individual countries and the world at large. It traces the history of events that qualify as genocide and crimes against humanity, profiles perpetrators and heroes, and explains international laws and law proceedings aimed at ending genocide and crimes against humanity.

 

St. James Encyclopedia of Pop Culture

An online reference book about the events, products and people who shaped and influenced society, which includes biographies on politicians, actors, athletes, musicians, and other notable figures during the twentieth century.


United States Geography

This interactive database delivers an unbeatable combination of authoritative research sources, standards-aligned lessons and activities, and coverage of recent events for all 50 U.S. states and Provides nearly 19,000 primary and secondary sources, including state flags and seals, 2,600 images, 150 maps, and multimedia clips.


UXL American Decades

An online reference book which covers 20th-century events and social history beginning in 1900 and ending in 1999. Each decade is covered in one volume. Topics for each decade include: Headline Makers, Topics in the News, Arts and Entertainment, Business and the Economy, Education, Government, Politics, and Law, Lifestyles and Social Trends, Medicine and Health, Science and Technology, and Sports.


UXL Fashion, Costumes and Culture

An online reference book which Provides a broad overview of costume traditions of diverse cultures from prehistoric times to the present day. Examines more than 430 items of human decoration and adornment, ranging from togas to turbans, necklaces to tennis shoes. Explores how and why items were created, the people who made them, and their uses. This set shows how clothing, headwear, body decorations, and footwear reflect the different cultural, religious, and societal beliefs.
 

World Geography

World Geography: Understanding a Changing World provides online tools that develop students' global literacy, focusing on the geographical, political, social, economic, and cultural forces that are increasingly important in our globalized world and Contains almost 200 overviews of countries around the world, from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, providing a portrait of each nation’s location and people culture, recent and early political history, and economy, plus more than 500 maps, including political and topographical by country and world region and includes more than 1,700 biographies of important political and cultural figures

 

 
 
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