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General Magazines, Newspapers, and Journals
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General OneFile is a one-stop source for news and periodical articles on a wide range of topics: business, computers, current events, economics, education, environmental issues, health care, hobbies, humanities, law, literature and art, politics, science, social science, sports, technology, and many general interest topics.
Informe is a collection of hispanic magazines with full text. Covers business, health, technology, culture, current topics and other subjects.
Newsbank logo Newsbank allows you to search current and archived coverage of issues, events, people, government, sports and more from local full-text newspapers. Includes staff-written articles, obituaries, editorials, announcements, real estate and other sections.
Subject-specific Magazines, Newspapers, and Journals
Agriculture Collection has broad coverage of agriculture and its related fields, this collection provides a comprehensive view of this growing body of knowledge. Comprised of nearly 200 titles, researchers will have access to current and authoritative content that spans the industry.
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Fine Arts and Music Collection includes more than 100 full-text magazines and journals covered in databases such as the Wilson Art Index and RILM, this collection will provide your students with resources to support research in areas such as drama, music, art history, and filmmaking.
Gardening, Landscape and Horticulture Collection is a resource for farmers, landscape architects, and biotechnologists alike with this collection of nearly 50 journals focused specifically on key issues in gardening, landscaping, and other areas of horticulture. A fertile and growing collection, this collection includes content relating to both the practical aspects as well as the scientific theory of horticulture studies.
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Home Improvement Collection will help with even the smallest home improvement project which can be daunting: with this collection of nearly 100 home improvement focused titles, hobbyists and professional carpenters alike will immediately put their projects on a more solid foundation. Coverage includes such topics as architectural techniques, tool and material selection, zoning requirements, and many more.
For Students
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Academic One File is an article database that includes full-text and abstracts of scholarly, trade, and general-interest periodicals covering topics in the areas of current events, general sciences and technology, social sciences, arts, and humanities.
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Biography in Context is your guide to 300,000 biographies on more than 200,000 people.


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Gale Virtual Reference Library - Do you need a comprehensive overview of your topic as you begin your research process? Would you like to see some sample business plans for a company you’re starting? Encyclopedias, almanacs, trusted reference series and more — Gale Virtual Reference Library provides respected authoritative essays on varied topics from numerous subject areas, all in eBook format.
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Kids InfoBits is a database developed especially for beginning researchers in Kindergarten through Grade 5. The curriculum-related, age appropriate, full-text content is from the best elementary reference sources and magazines covering geography, current events, the arts, science, health, people, government, history, sports and more.

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Opposing Viewpoints in Context - A complete one-stop source for information on social issues. Access viewpoint articles, topic overviews, statistics, primary documents, links to websites, and full-text magazine and newspaper articles.
Social Studies Fact Card image Social Studies Fact Cards are a series of research resources designed for quick reference for students in grades 4 through 8. The topics covered by Fact Cards are California topics included in the social studies curriculum in California. While Fact Cards are written at the 4th- 6th grade reading levels, older students and adults appreciate the quick access to basic facts and figures on these topics.
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Student Resources in Context offers cross-curricular content aligned to Common Core State Standards, and presents that material in the way most useful for students.
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Testing and Education Reference Center - Use this resource to search thousands of college and graduate school entries, identify scholarships that meet your financial needs, take online practice tests, and use test prep eBooks to obtain your education and career goals.
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Chilton Library represents the most authoritative automotive repair information available to car owners. There are thousands of year, make and model combinations covering the most popular vehicles of the past 30 years, plus additional coverage of specialty models.


Nursing and Allied Health Collection includes information on all aspects of the Nursing profession -- from direct patient care to health care administration -- are covered in this collection. Including nearly 400 titles, this collection's current and authoritative content will be of use to both professionals already working in the field as well as students pursuing a nursing-focused curriculum.
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Career Transitions  is a guided, self-paced program that walks users through the entire employment process - assessing strengths and interests, providing information on new opportunities and growing industries, preparing a resume and cover letter, finding educational opportunities and networking advice, performing a comprehensive job search and completing online job applications.
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Legal Forms is a comprehensive, easy to use state specific resource that provides access to various types of legal documents for common topics such as divorce, real estate, and small claims.
Reference USA
Reference USA - Assists individuals in finding information on businesses using names, SIC numbers geographic locations and more...Reference USA User's Guide
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Foundation Directory Online - Instant access to information on thousands of grantmakers and their giving interests.
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Foundation Grants to Individuals Online - Online database of foundations and public charity programs that fund students, artists, researchers and other individual grantseekers.
Combines the Foundation Center's data on grantmakers and their grants with Google maps. Create maps that reveal patterns of giving and funding.
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Mango Languages - An online language learning program designed to help you learn practical conversation skills for over 60 languages spoken all around the world, from English to Arabic, Spanish, French and more. The interactive tool offers voice comparison, translation tools and more. There's an app available for the program, Mango Languages Library edition app, for iPhones and Android.  Just search for it in the app store.
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