Explores the pre-modern world with in-depth focus on
Egypt, Mesopotamia, Greece, Rome, Africa, Europe, the
Americas, and Asia.
Spans more than 500 years of
political, military, social, and cultural history, highlighting
the important people and events of the American experience.
Contextual information on the most
significant people, events, and topics in U.S. History.
Covers the people, places, and events
in the broad expanse of history—from mid-15th
century to the present.
Contextual information on the most
significant people, events, and topics in World History.
GENERAL REFERENCE &
Need information about a person?
This is the best source for award-winning biographies
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articles from Gale Databases.
The complete Encyclopædia Britannica
(high school), Compton's by Britannica (middle school)
and Britannica Elementary (elementary school) and the
Britannica Internet Guide.
EBook versions of some of the best general reference sources around. You can search all titles or limit by subject area.
Includes mainly full-text magazines, newspapers and reference books covering current events, the arts, science, popular culture, health, people, government, history, sports and more.
Suite of Gale Databases A collection of about 30 databases
with articles and citations from magazines, journals,
newspapers and great reference sources. Use Gale Databases
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information. This is a wonderfully comprehensive source
for research! (Funded by the Massachusetts Board
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Science Reference Center is designed
to meet your science research needs, providing full
text for hundreds of science encyclopedias, reference
books, periodicals, and other sources.
A complete reference database containing
thousands of entries covering almost every field of
science. Categories include: Diagrams, Definitions,
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through hyperlinks and are searchable by keyword, topic,
Contextual information on hundreds
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The Oxford English Dictionary
is the world's leading authority on the history and
development of the English language. It is a historical
dictionary, which traces the evolution of over 600,000
words, both past and present. The OED uses quotations
to illustrate how words have been used over the last
Try this amazing interactive dictionary
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Visual Thesaurus tour.
Literary criticism, author biographies, literary journals, and overviews of 75,000 frequently studied works, and over 30,000 poems, short stories and plays.
CURRENT ISSUES & NEWS
A weekly current events discussion program, using an interactive, multisensory discussion format addressing important issues.
A one-stop source for news and periodical
articles on a wide range of topics. Millions of full-text
articles, many with images. Updated daily.
International viewpoints on a broad
spectrum of global issues, topics, and current events.
Gateway topic pages include unique perspectives and
rich multimedia content.
Contextual information and opinions
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This Gale database is great for Lower
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New York Times Full text articles from 1985 forward.
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Boston Globe (Funded by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners)
Company profiles, brand information,
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company and industry news.
HEALTH & MEDICINE
Instant access to carefully compiled
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