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Academic OneFile Select - Gale

This resource for academic research integrates the full text of publications from across the disciplines and now includes vocational/technical titles used by community college students, filling a specific need for curriculum-oriented collections. Expanded Academic ASAP provides indexing for more than 5,000 periodicals, more than 2,800 in full text without any embargo. The combination of full text for scholarly journals and selected general interest titles for smaller academic libraries is ideal.

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Biography in Context

Biography in Context (formerly the Biography Resource Center) is a comprehensive database of biographical information on more than 180,000 people from throughout history, around the world, and across all disciplines and subject areas. It combines more than 242,000 biographies from respected Gale Group sources with full-text articles from nearly 250 periodicals. Search for people based on one or more personal facts such as birth and death years and places, nationality, ethnicity, occupation or gender, or combine criteria to create a highly-targeted custom search path.
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Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos

World Book’s excellent editorial content, rich media, and interactive features in Spanish.
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Gale In Context: High School

Student Resources In Context  includes full-text newspapers and periodicals like The Economist, The New York Times, National Geographic, Newsweek, Popular Science, Smithsonian. Provides hundreds of thousands of images, videos, and audio selections that include archival film clips, broadcast video, BBC News, New York Times video, and NPR.

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Gale In Context: Middle School

Created specifically for middle-schoolers, Gale In Context: Middle School combines the best of Gale's reference content with age-appropriate videos, newspapers, magazines, primary sources, and much more. Students will find outstanding support to complete assignments in core subjects including literature, science, social studies, and history.

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General Proquest

General ProQuest contains abstracts from over 1100 magazines from 1986 to the present. Includes Newsweek, New Yorker, Jet, Rolling Stone and Science News.
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HelpNow

With HelpNow, patrons are just a click away from expert tutors and a powerful suite of services to accommodate virtually any need:

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High School Edition - Gale OneFile

High School Edition provides high school students with access to magazines, newspapers, books, and other reference content. The database offers audience-appropriate information on current events, the arts, science, popular culture, health, people, government, history, sports, and more.

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Learning Express Library

(Formerly Learn-a-Test) A source of test preparation materials and interactive practice exams, based on official tests, that will help you improve your scores on academic, civil service, military, and professional licensing and certification exams. Immediate scoring, complete answer explanations, and individualized analysis of your score are provided.
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Sanborn Maps (Digital) - Maryland

Bell & Howell Information and Learning's Digital Sanborn Maps, 1867-1970 provides academic and public libraries digital access to more than 660,000 large-scale maps of more than 12,000 American towns and cities. Users have the ability to easily manipulate the maps, magnify and zoom in on specific sections, and layer maps from different years. Our subscription includes the Maryland maps from 1890-1953.
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Virtual Reference Library

The GVRL: Gale Virtual Reference Library is an online ebook based reference collection available at your library and from home with your library card 24/ 7.
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World Almanac For Kids

 The World Alamanac for Kids is an ideal source for student reports, with extensive articles on animals, countries, and states including printable flags and symbols.
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World Book Online for Kids

World Book Online for Kids was developed especially for young public library patrons. The site offers easy-to-read articles and a wealth of engaging multimedia, games, science projects, interactive tools, and activities.
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World Book Student

World Book Student features current events, assessment tools for educators, and dedicated resource guides. Advanced students and adults will value thousands of articles, primary sources, and online books designed to support learning. World Book Student contains access to worldwide news publications, government links from numerous countries, and multimedia reference materials.

Special Feature: Timelines

Timelines offers visual engagements, multimedia content, and an educational games, activities, and projects. Choose one of World Book’s detailed timelines, or create your own to illustrate an assignment.

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World Book Timelines

Timelines offers visual engagements, multimedia content, and an educational games, activities, and projects. Choose one of World Book’s detailed timelines, or create your own to illustrate an assignment.

Timelines is also available through World Book Student.

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