Research Tools

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CURRENT NEWSPAPERS & MAGAZINES FROM AROUND THE WORLD

DIGITAL VIDEO ON TOPICS ACROSS THE CURRICULUM

 GENERAL

WORLD BOOK ENCYCLOPEDIA
Reference source containing every article from the 22-volume print set plus thousands more & state-of the art multimedia and editor-reviewed Web sites.
 E-LIBRARY
1,500 + full-text sources, with easy-to-use search interface. Includes magazines, newspapers, books, television/radio transcripts, maps, pictures, and audio/video clips.
EXPLORA SECONDARY SCHOOLS Ensure student and educator success with EBSCO’s interface for schools and public libraries. Designed to meet the unique needs of its users, Explora supports both student research and classroom instruction with rich, reliable content and easy-to-use functionality.
EXPLORA PRIMARY SCHOOLS              

ADVANCED

 J-STOR – High-resolution, scanned images of journal issues and pages as they were originally designed, printed, and illustrated. Journals archived in JSTOR span many disciplines.
 SUBSCRIPTION SUITES (broken out by subject above and below):  EBSCO HOST / FACTS ON FILE / PROQUEST

LANGUAGE ARTS / ENGLISH

 BLOOM’S LITERATURE – Examines great writers, important works, memorable characters, and influential movements and events in world literature.
LITERARY REFERENCE CENTER (EBSCO) – This rich full-text database provides a broad spectrum of information on thousands of authors and their works across literary disciplines and time-frames. It gives students, professors and researchers a foundation of literary reference works.
CONTEMPORARY AUTHORS
Biographic details on modern novelists, poets, playwrights, nonfiction writers, journalists and scriptwriters. Current writers, as well as the most-studied literary figures of the early 20th century, and authors from around the world whose works have been translated into English or published in the United States.
NOVELIST K-8 –  is a trusted source of read-alike recommendations specifically for younger readers. It helps kids find books that are just right for their reading level and interests. Parents, teachers, and librarians can also find tools to teach with books and engage young readers.
NOVELIST PLUS – the complete readers’ advisory solution, empowers librarians, engages readers and connects communities.

SOCIAL STUDIES / HISTORY / GEOGRAPHY / INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS

 AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY – Features thousands of cross-referenced entries, covering the entire spectrum of African-American history over the past 500 years.
 AMERICAN HISTORY – Spans more than 500 years of political, military, social, and cultural history to cover the American experience.
 MODERN WORLD HISTORY – Covers the broad expanse of world history from the mid-15th century to the present, featuring thousands of documents, articles, timelines, images, videos, and maps.
 AMERICAN INDIAN HISTORY – Offers fast access to more than 600 Native American groups and over 15,000 years of American Indian culture and history.
 ANCIENT AMERICAN HISTORY  – Presents the full scope of world history from prehistory through the 1500s, with special topic centers on key civilizations and regions.
 WORLD GEOGRAPHY AND CULTURE –  Facilitates the study of countries, U.S. states, places, peoples, and geography concepts and skills through a global approach.
 AMERICAN HERITAGE MAGAZINE
Search all of American heritage magazine archives from magazine inception to present.
 PROQUEST HISTORICAL NEWSPAPERS
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 CIA: THE WORLD FACTBOOK
Government publication containing declassified information about each country in the world.
 POINTS OF VIEW REFERENCE CENTER – Containing resources that present multiple sides of an issue, this database provides rich content that can help students assess and develop persuasive arguments and essays, better understand controversial issues and develop analytical thinking skills.
 BUSINESS SEARCHING INTERFACE – The Business Searching Interface (BSI) is EBSCO’s highly focused user interface created especially for the business searcher. Business Searching Interface provides an easy way to both browse and search for country economic data, company profiles, industry information and market research.

 SCIENCE

SCIENCE ONLINE  – Presents a broad range of scientific disciplines through extensive essays, videos, diagrams, definitions, biographies, and experiments.
 SCIVERSE SCIENCE DIRECT
Peer reviewed full text articles – SciVerse ScienceDirect scientific database contains more than 10 million journal articles and book chapters.
 HEALTH REFERENCE CENTER – Gives clear and comprehensive information on conditions and diseases, health and wellness, mental health, and the human body.

PEDAGOGY

 CURRICULUM RESOURCE CENTER – Provides a library of printable teacher-handout material for the middle, high school, and junior college curriculum.
EXPLORA EDUCATOR’S EDITION – The Educator’s Edition of Explora highlights content relevant to teachers, including lessons plans, curriculum standards, and other professional development resources.
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CAREER

 FERGUSON’S CAREER GUIDANCE CENTER – Provides profiles of nearly 3,400 jobs and 140 industries, invaluable advice on career skills, thousands of resource entries, and more!

DATABASES IN SPANISH

  REFERENCIA LATINA

MORE

 SMALL BUSINESS REFERENCE CENTER
 LEGAL INFORMATION REFERENCE CENTER
  SUBSCRIPTION SUITES (broken out by subject above):  EBSCO HOST / FACTS ON FILE / PROQUEST

 

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