Articles & Research

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Explora Public Libraries 

Explora, designed for public library customers, has an easy-to-use graphical search page that delivers results from most of the content from the rest of the resources listed separately below. Features browse by topic, limiting search results by source type (e.g., magazines, news, biographies, etc.) Includes: Business Source complete; Columbia Encyclopedia; Consumer Health Complete; Health Source – Consumer Edition; MasterFILE Elite; and Newspaper Source. The simple search is user-friendly; the advanced search lets you explore the individual databases more precisely.
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Academic Search Premier  

Search for articles on popular culture, computer sciences, engineering, physics, arts, business and more.
Includes results from Consumer Reports (which can also be accessed directly: Consumer Reports)
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Environment Complete

Full-text database offering extensive coverage in the areas of agriculture, ecosystem ecology, energy, and other environmental topics.
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Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia

Online collection of over 25,000 encyclopedia entries covering a variety of subject areas.
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History Reference Center

Comprehensive history reference database designed for secondary schools, public libraries, and undergraduate research. Features articles, historical documents, biographies, maps and photos from reference books, encyclopedias, and nonfiction books.
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Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts (LISTA)

Abstracts and full-text articles on libraries and librarianship, from current back to the mid 1960s.
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MasterFILE Premier

Covers a wide scope of general interest topics with articles from general reference publications dating as far back as 1975. Includes reference books, full-text biographies, primary source documents and a collection of photos, maps and flags.
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MAS Ultra (Grades 9-12)

Articles from magazines, reference books, biographies, primary source documents, and an image collection of photos, maps and flags. Includes articles back to 1975 for key magazines.
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Middle Search Plus (Grades 6-8)

Articles from magazines, reference books, biographies, and primary source documents. Includes an Image Collection of photos, maps and flags.
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New York Times Digital

Enjoy unlimited, free access to the online edition of the New York Times. Read articles, watch videos, personalize notifications, settings and features, and enjoy additional education resources and foreign language editions.
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Newspaper Source Plus

Full-text digital collection of the world's major news content. Includes millions of articles from newspapers, newswires and news magazines, as well as television and radio transcripts and ongoing daily updates from popular news sources.
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Points of View Reference Center

Provides students with essays that present multiple sides of a current issue. Essays provide questions and materials for further thought and study and are accompanied by supporting articles.
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Psychology & Behavioral Sciences

Information concerning topics in emotional and behavioral characteristics, psychiatry & psychology, mental process, anthropology, and observational & experimental methods.
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Science Reference Center

Designed to meet every student's needs, Science Reference Center contains articles from hundreds of science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals and other sources.
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Social Sciences Full Text

Covering the latest concepts, theories and methods from both applied and theoretical aspects of the social sciences, this full-text database includes the most important English-language social science journals.
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Teacher Reference Center 

Teacher and administrator trade journals, periodicals, and books provide coverage on key education topics.
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Topic Search

Explore current events, social, political and economic issues, scientific discoveries and other popular topics discussed in today’s classrooms.
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