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HISTORY


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 & ENCYCLOPEDIAS


Need information about a person? This is the best source for award-winning biographies from respected reference books plus full-text periodical 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.

Middle School EBooks
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.


Full 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 for current events, biographies, health, and business information. This is a wonderfully comprehensive source for research! (Funded by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners)

SCIENCE


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, Biographies, Essays, and Experiments and are cross-referenced through hyperlinks and are searchable by keyword, topic, and year.


Contextual information on hundreds of today's most significant science topics.
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ENGLISH


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 millennium.


Try this amazing interactive dictionary and thesaurus that creates word maps exploring the meaning and relationship of words. 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 on hundreds of today's hottest social issues.


This Gale database is great for Lower School research and current events. (Funded by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners) Check out the Kids InfoBits Tutorial.


New York Times
Full text articles from 1985 forward.
(Funded by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners)


Boston Globe

(Funded by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners)

BUSINESS


Company profiles, brand information, rankings, investment reports, company histories, detailed company and industry news.

HEALTH & MEDICINE


Instant access to carefully compiled and trusted medical reference materials, including health/medical journals, health videos, pamphlets, and magazine and newspaper articles.

 

updated 08/22/2013


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