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Student Research Center makes it easy for students to search by keyword or by topic to find the most useful search results. Results can be easily sorted by source type—magazines, reference books, photos, flags, etc.
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SIRS Discoverer is an excellent database designed for children. Young researchers can search through magazine articles, maps, videos, World Almanac for Kids, Compton’s Encyclopedia, websites, and more. All of the articles and graphics are carefully selected according to readability level, educational content, and interest.
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A comprehensive collection of more than 450,000 full text biographies, including the complete full text run of Biography Today and Biography Magazine, as well as thousands of narrative biographies that are not available in other databases.
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Guide to current writers of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, journalism, drama, motion pictures and television. Author biographies are included. Produced by Thompson Gale.
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Contains full text for plot summaries, synopses, work overviews, essays of literary criticism, author biographies, literary journals, book reviews, classic and contemporary texts, poems, and short stories, and much more.
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Contains author and title readalikes, lists, reviews, feature articles, and more. Search by authors, plot lines, series, reading level, etc., and find other books you are sure to enjoy.
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Authoritative and comprehensive, AccessScience provides students with an up-to-date, easy-to-use gateway to scientific knowledge, from basic introductory material to extended article entries and live journal citations in key scientific areas including biology, Earth and environmental sciences, chemistry, physics, and beyond.
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Contains full text for hundreds of science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals, and other sources. Includes biology, chemistry, earth & space science, environmental science, medicine, life science, physics, technology, more. Provides articles correlated to state and national curriculum standards.
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Online full text of Salem Health titles, including illustrations, sidebars, indexes, and appendixes. Cross-references are linked to appropriate articles and key terms are linked to a complete glossary.
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Interactive, engaging math practice for children in grades K-8. Adapts to each child’s skill level. Struggling students can practice problem areas, while others can choose more challenging concepts. SmartMath Practice covers 189 topics with 40,000 questions, and is correlated to common core and state standards.
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More than 500,000 current and historical photographs and graphics can be searched by date, place and subject. More than 800 photographs are added to the archive daily.
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Online full text of Salem History titles: The Decades, Great Events from History, Great Lives from History, and Milestone Documents. Includes indexes, illustrations, maps, and primary documents.
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Features full text for more than 1,620 reference books, encyclopedias and non-fiction books from leading history publishers. Includes full text for leading history periodicals, historical documents, biographies, historical photos, maps, and video.
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Provides full-text access to the Harrisburg Patriot-News from 8/1/1986 to the present, as well as full-text access to some of America’s news magazines, such as Popular Science and Newsweek.
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EBSCO's News Harvester provides near real-time access to thousands of top news feeds from around the globe. The collection includes over 5,000 feeds across a range of business and general news topics.
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Offers information covering all aspects of human impact to the environment. Its collection of scholarly, government and general-interest titles includes content on the environmental effects of individuals, corporations and governments, and what can be done at each level to minimize these effects. Topics covered include climate change, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling, and more. Provided by POWER Library, produced by EBSCO.
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