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Access Science No Remote Access
Fully-searchable articles from McGraw-Hill’s Encyclopedia of Science & Technology, 10 th Ed. Includes illustrations and graphics, research updates, definitions, and science biographies and news.


Annals of American History No Remote Access
Primary sources from U.S. history including more than 500 images,2,000 documents, 200 video clips, and 25 audio clips. Search by timeline, author, major topic, or keyword. Each document includes an introduction with background and context.


Children’s Literature Review Available Remotely
Criticism of major works of children’s literature. Browse by title, author, or topic, or search by keywords or phrases. From the Gale databases page, select Literature Criticism Online to search the Children’s Literature Review.

CultureGrams Available Remotely
Basic facts and cultural information on countries, U.S. states, and Canadian provinces. Includes flags, photos, recipes, videos, maps, famous people, statistics, and more.

EBSCO Masterfile Premier Available Remotely & App Available
Nearly 2000 full-text general interest magazines and journals with article summaries and indexing for many others. Also has full-text reference books, biographies, primary source documents, photos, maps, and flags. Updated daily.


Encyclopedia Britannica Online Reference Center No Remote Access
Includes encyclopedia articles with pictures, notable events of the year, maps, timelines, world data, quotations, the full text of more than 200 classic works, and a dictionary and thesaurus.


Gale Virtual Reference Library Available Remotely & App Available
Complete encyclopedias and reference sources on many topics. Search individual titles or the entire collection at once. From the Gale databases page, select Gale Virtual Reference Library. Available Remotely

Access online tutorials from the industry leader in technology training from any computer with an internet connection. Topics range from Microsoft Office to Adobe Creative Cloud. You can even learn to build a website using HTML 5 and CSS in's built in web developer environment. 


OAIster No Remote Access
A collection of digitized resources from more than 1,000 organizations. Includes digitized books and articles, born-digital texts, audio files, images, movies, and statistics files. From FirstSearch’s home page, select OAIster as the database to search.


Something About the Author Available Remotely
Examines the lives and works of authors and illustrators for children and young adults. Browse by author or search by keyword. Entries include biographies (with photographs), autobiographies, and obituaries. From the Gale Databases page, select Something About the Author. Available Remotely & App Available
Connects K-12, College, and adult learners with online tutors for live, one-to-one help in math, science, English, social studies, and writing. Adults can also receive one-to-one career help, citizenship test prep, and GED prep. Tutors are available from 2:00 to 9:00 p.m., seven days a week. A Resource Library with practice in core academic subjects, citizenship and standardized tests, and job search preparation is available 24/7.


Wilson Biographies No Remote Access
Full-text articles from more than 100 biographical reference books including Current Biography, Nobel Prize Winners, World Artists, World Film Directors, American Reformers, the World Author Series, and many books on musicians and composers. Searchable by name, profession, place of origin, range of years, and key words.

World Book OnLine Reference Center Available in Library and Remotely
Includes World Book Advance, Student, and Kids encyclopedias, all fully-searchable with pictures. Also includes World Book Discover with a dictionary, atlas, timelines, and more. Fench and Spanish encyclopedias are also available at this site. Illinois articles and resources are available at the "Explore Illinois" link from World Book Advance page.

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