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General Reference Databases

Academic OneFile
  • A comprehensive, up-to-date resource for serious academic research featuring full-text articles in .pdf and html formats
  • Offers extensive coverage of the physical sciences, technology, medicine, social sciences, the arts, theology, literature, and other subjects

Encyclopedia Britannica Public Library Edition
  • Separate home pages for three age levels allow users to find the most suitable content for their needs
  • Research sources include 3 databases, thousands of curated articles and magazines, images, videos, audio clips, primary sources, maps, research tools, and recommended websites, along with a pop-up Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary and Thesaurus

Encyclopedia Britannica Online School Edition
  • 3 available reading levels (elementary, middle, or high school) interface to thousands of curriculum-relevant articles, images, videos, audio clips, primary sources, maps, editor-recommended websites, and 3 separate databases
  • Learning Zone provides age-appropriate activities for ages 4-7

Expanded Academic ASAP
  • Intended for research across academic disciplines with in-depth coverage of concentrations from advertising, psychology, and history to microbiology, the humanities, and women's studies, and beyond

Gale Virtual Reference Library
  • A digital, cross-curricular eReference source that aims to meet the needs of students of all ages, researchers, professionals, and general readers
  • Provides authoritative information divorced from unverified and/or consumer-published content on the web

General OneFile
  • Comprehensive general interest resource providing periodical and news information from journals; newspapers; travel guides; National Public Radio programs from 1900 to present, including transcripts; video files from shows like the Today Show, NBC Nightly News, NRO TV, and Meet the Press; and more

General Reference Center Gold
  • Access to thousands of key business and general-interest titles, indexes, and abstracts from national news magazines, encyclopedias, core business journals, children's magazines, almanacs, dictionaries, reference books, and more
  • Recommended for anyone looking for information on current events, business and industry trends, arts and sciences, popular culture, sports, hobbies, and other related topics

Infotrac Student Edition
  • Designed for secondary school students, this resource provides age-appropriate content from magazines, journals, newspapers, and reference books
  • Ideal alternative to random web searches with reliable, authoritative information pertaining to science, history, literature, political science, sports, environmental studies, and more

Research in Context
  • Designed for secondary school students, this resources provides cross-disciplinary content about cultures, government, people, U.S. history, sports, world history, geography, literature, science, and social issues as well as science experiments and contextual information for key works and documents that are relevant to a middle school student's curriculum
  • Mobile-responsive design delivers the best experience for researchers from any screen size or device