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Explora Explora

A trustworthy environment for students and educators in grades K through 5 to look up facts for class projects or homework.

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Kids Infobits screen shot Kids Infobits

Kids InfoBits is the perfect educational product for today's young learners. It is a content-rich, authoritative, easy-to-use digital resource featuring age-appropriate, reliable, curriculum-related content covering a broad range of educational topics. The modern design and simple navigation makes it easy for users to explore content and gain comfort with database searching.

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Literary Reference Center screen shot Literary Reference Center

This rich full-text database provides a broad spectrum of information on thousands of authors and their works across literary disciplines and timeframes. It gives students, professors and researchers a foundation of literary reference works to meet their research needs.

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Designed specifically for public libraries, this database provides full-text magazines, reference books and primary source documents. It also includes an extensive image collection containing photos, maps and flags.

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Oxford Research Encyclopedias screen shot Oxford Research Encyclopedias

Articles from numerous academic encyclopedias of Social Work, the Oxford Classical Dictionary, American History, Climate Science, Communication, Criminology and Criminal Justice, Environmental Science, International Studies, Latin American History, Linguistics, Literature, Religion, Communication, and Politics.

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Science reference center screen shot Science Reference Center

Designed to meet every student researcher's needs, Science Reference Center contains full text for hundreds of science magazines, journals, encyclopedias, reference books and a vast collection of images.

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Very Short Introductions screen shot Very Short Introductions

Oxford's Very Short Introductions offers concise and original introductions to a wide range of subjects--from Islam to Sociology, Politics to Classics, and Literary Theory to History. 

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World Book screen shot World Book

Fascinate student researchers with thousands of articles and multimedia aligned to curriculum. Contains numerous tools to engage users in 21st-century education and blended-learning practices.

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World Book Spanish screen shot World Book Spanish

Fascinate student researchers with thousands of articles and multimedia aligned to curriculum written in the Spanish language. This resource contains numerous tools to engage users in 21st-century education and blended-learning practices.

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