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Featured Database: Science Reference Center
A comprehensive research database that provides easy access to a multitude of full-text science-oriented content. Designed to meet every student's science research needs, Science Reference Center contains full text for hundreds of science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals, and other sources.  

Biographies 

Biography Reference Center
Offers a comprehensive collection of more than 450,000 full-text biographies. In addition to keyword searching, users can also locate biographies of interest by browsing more than 20 genre categories, including actors, authors, composers, explorers, inventors, musicians, Presidents of the United States, current world leaders and more.

 

Current Events

Congressional Quarterly - CQ Electronic Library
CQ Electronic Library provides online indexing and full text access to the files of CQ Weekly and CQ Researcher. Useful, expert, and unbiased analysis for researching American government, politics, history, public policy, and current affairs for students, citizens and professionals.

Points of View Reference Center
Full-text database designed to provide students with a series of essays that present multiple sides of a current issue. The database provides topics, each with an overview (objective background/description), point (argument), counterpoint (opposing argument), and Critical Thinking Guide. Topics covered include: affirmative action, cloning, DNA profiling, immigration, Iraq, Israel & the Palestinians, nuclear proliferation, separation of church and state, standardized testing, stem cell research, and many more.
 

Articles Database - EBSCO MasterFILE Premier
Index and abstracts to almost 3000 magazines covering a broad range of topics. Many are available in full-text, dating as far back as 1990. Includes an image database, the American Heritage Dictionary, access to full-text of Essential Documents of American History and Essential Historical Speeches, as well as full-text articles from Magill Book Reviews, covering classic literature and best sellers. 
 

Opposing Viewpoints In Context 
Gale Opposing Viewpoints In Context is an online library of current event topics--facts and arguments for and against each topic. Access viewpoint articles, topic overviews, statistics, primary documents, links to websites, and full-text magazine and newspaper articles.

 

General

Homework Help - Kids Search
Contains full text for more than 70 popular, elementary school magazines. Also includes the Encyclopedia of Animals, and features the Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia, and an Image Collection of photos, maps and flags. 

Homework Help - Student Research Center: Middle & High School
Designed specifically for high school libraries, contains full text for more than 500 popular, middle and high school magazines. Full text is also available for biographies, primary source documents, 360 reference books, an Image Collection of over 440,000 photos, maps & flags, and expanded full text backfiles (back to 1975) for key magazines.


Literature

Literature Resource Center 
Provides full text access to bibliographical and biographical information, literary criticism, and contextual information covering more than 90,000 novelists, poets, essayists, journalists and other writers. Allows for searching of information from Contemporary Authors and Dictionary of Literary Biography, as well as access to full-text criticism from Contemporary Literary Criticism. 


Reference

Encyclopedia - Funk & Wagnalls 
This database provides over 25,000 encyclopedic entries covering a variety of subject areas.

Virtual Reference - Gale 
Gale Virtual Reference Library is a database of encyclopedias, almanacs, and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research. These reference materials can be accessed online from the library or remotely 24/7. Searches can be done by choosing a product or products or by simply searching all available items.

History Reference Center 
History Reference Center offers full text from more than 1,620 reference books, encyclopedias and non-fiction books, cover to cover full text for more than 150 leading history periodicals, nearly 57,000 historical documents, more than 77,000 biographies of historical figures, more than 113,000 historical photos and maps, and more than 80 hours of historical video.

Encyclopedia - World Book Online 
One of the premier online general encyclopedias for students. It includes more than 26,000 articles as well as more than 12,000 pictures and maps. The World Book Online Reference Center is continuously updated to incorporate new and important developments relevant to students. 

Science

Science Reference Center 
A comprehensive research database that provides easy access to a multitude of full-text science-oriented content. Designed to meet every student's science research needs, Science Reference Center contains full text for hundreds of science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals, and other sources.


Post-Graduate Education

MBA Rankings
Find information on the common methods of ranking MBA programs and the institutions that offer these rankings using this site, which aggregates several different ranking systems, allowing you to compare the evaluations of different organizations and determine whether a given MBA program is the best choice for you. Think of us as your one stop for MBA rankings and school information, as you can see all the rankings for a given school or group of schools side by side rather than having to search the Web for individual sets of rankings and manually compare them. Here, you can look at the primary considerations of each ranking organization and see how a given school performs according to each one, focusing on the criteria you find most important but making sure a school does not underperform in other areas. See also information for online MBA programs.