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Gale Virtual Reference Library
Gale Virtual Reference Library is a database of encyclopedias and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research. These reference materials once were accessible only in the library, but now you can access them online from the library or remotely 24/7. Because each library creates its own eBook collection, the content you see may vary if you use the database at different libraries (your school, your public library, or your office).

ProQuest eLibrary, History Study Center and ProQuest Learning: Literature
eLibrary - Over 2,000 full-text and multi-media sources

History Study Center - Covers global history from ancient times to the present day. Contents include reference books, essays, journal articles, historical newspaper and magazine articles, maps, rare books, government documents, transcripts of historical speeches, images and video clips. Study Units offer editorially selected material on over 500 historical topics.
History Study Center provides over 40,000 documents and articles, with over 50 reference works, 3,000 images and links to 2,000 Web sites.

Proquest Learning: Literature - Where students come for the latest word on the authors they study in class and read at home!

An online database with fulltext magazine and newspapers articles, maps. Images, books, transcripts, and multimedia. Complete citation information provided. An incredible research tool.

SIRS Researcher:
An online database devoted to "current controversial" issues. Great for "pro/con" research, debate issues, and persuasive essays. Also provides citation information.

World Book OnLine:
Four different online encyclopedias under one umbrella!

  • "Student"-very basic high school student research
  • "Advanced"-for high school/college students. My favorite.
  • "Discover"-easier reading than student and advanced. Additional info on teen lifestyle issues
  • "Encicopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos"-Spanish language basic encyclopedia

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