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Database of proprietary, royalty-free world, continent, country, and state maps. The 4,000+ maps include political, physical, outline, population, precipitation, climate, and other thematic maps. New maps are added to the collection every month.

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Academic Search Ultimate includes rigorous curation and indexing of open access (OA) journals, which has resulted in a growing collection of 5,217 active global OA journals. Once validated and certified for inclusion, these OA journals are treated with high-quality subject indexing and sophisticated, precise/accurate full-text linking.

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Full-text access to over 10,000 local, national, and world newspapers, magazines, and broadcast transcripts, including the Denver Post, New York Post, and British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC). Browse suggested topics such as Health, Sports, STEM, International Issues, or search by keyword, location, author, or source. 

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Biography Reference Center provides superior coverage for several of the most popular and heavily researched biographies and genres, including those contained within Biography Today and Biography (both dating back to the first issue published).

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This curated selection of primary sources is designed for teaching and learning about the struggles and triumphs of Black Americans. Developed with input from Black history scholars and advisors, its easily discoverable materials are ideal for assignments and special projects focused on U.S. Black history. Periods include, Slavery and the Abolitionist Movement (1790-1860), The Civil War and the Reconstruction Era (1861-1877), Jim Crow Era from 1878 to the Great Depression (1878-1932), The New Deal and World War II (1933-1945), The Civil Rights and Black Power Movements (1946-1975), and The Contemporary Era (1976-2000).

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An accurate, current, and comprehensive resource for students and public library patrons. Discover encyclopedia articles, full-text journal and magazine articles, primary sources, multimedia, and other unique resources and tools that make research easier and more productive.

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This full-text database is a dedicated resource covering the culture, traditions, social treatment and lived experiences of different ethnic groups in America. It provides full text from a growing list of sources including peer-reviewed journals, magazines, e-books, biographies and primary source documents. 

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Provides age-appropriate environments for students to look up articles and facts for research papers, class projects or homework.

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The world's most comprehensive full text history reference database designed for secondary schools, public libraries, junior/community colleges, and undergraduate research. The database features full text for more than 2,000 reference books, encyclopedias and non-fiction books from leading history publishers.

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This database offers detailed "how-to" instructions and creative ideas to meet the interests of virtually every hobby enthusiast. Full text is provided from leading hobby and craft magazines.

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Instructional and test preparation website that offers comprehensive courses in math, reading, and writing; resume writing and workplace skills enrichment. Includes test preparation materials and practice exams for the ACT, SAT, GED, ASVAB, Firefighter, Police Officer, Paramedic, EMT Basic, U.S. Citizenship, Postal Worker, Cosmetology, Real Estate Agent & Broker Exams, and more.

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Literary Reference Center is a rich full-text literary database covering all genres and time periods. It includes thousands of synopses, critical essays, book reviews, literary journals and author biographies, plus full-text classic novels, short stories and poems. 

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Need to brush up on your French or Spanish or any of 69 other languages? Mango Languages is the place to go to learn foreign language at your own pace and in a fun and engaging way. Current language lessons  include: Spanish, French, Italian, Brazilian Portuguese, German, Greek, Russian, Japanese, Mandarin Chinese, and English for Polish, Brazilian Portuguese and Spanish speakers. Features an ample selection of English courses for 21 languages, including Spanish.

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For middle and junior high school students, with 140 full text titles (with Lexile reading level), as well as historical essays, 84,700 biographies, over 235,000 images, and 100,000 primary source documents.

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Contains enhanced subject access for over 60,000 fiction and non-fiction titles aimed at the K-8 population. Full-text reviews from sources like School Library Journal and Booklist are available for many titles.

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Poetry & Short Story Reference Center is a rich full-text database containing thousands of classic and contemporary poems, short stories, biographies, essays, lesson plans and learning guides. It also includes high-quality videos and audio recordings from the Academy of American Poets.

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Access to materials from diverse viewpoints, including more than 1,000 essays, leading political magazines from a variety of perspectives, newspapers, radio & TV news transcripts, reference books and other primary sources.

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Includes full text of 70 periodicals (with Lexile reading level), plus encyclopedias, a dictionary, and other reference books.

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Religion & Philosophy Collection is an essential full-text database for theology and philosophy research. It includes hundreds of full-text journals and magazines covering many religious and philosophical topics, including world religions, religious history, political philosophy and philosophy of language.

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Over 139,800 articles on current events topics like aging, crime, drugs, energy, health, human rights and world affairs, from over 4,800 sources, with 1,650 full text periodicals.

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Transparent Language Online offers curriculum for over 100 languages for a variety of learning styles. Patrons can practice speaking, listening and writing a new language--for free! There is also an extensive collection for non-English speakers. With this flexible program, you can quickly and easily learn new languages using a wide variety of courses and activities.

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