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Database of the Month,  September 2016

Encyclopedia Britannica

Encyclopedia Britannica Library Edition : Yes, you could go to Wikipedia, but why not use one of the most authoritative information sources in the world, with over 73,000 articles, 2,000 video clips, 4,000 quotations, a world atlas and timeline, entries from the Merriam- Webster Collegiate Dictionary and Thesaurus, recommended websites, current magazine and journal articles, and image and sound files?  Friendly kids'  and young adult versions are included, with citation and research tools to help with school assignments. This is an enhanced version of the Encyclopedia Britannica, which has much more than you can get at the free website version!

 

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General, Multi-subject Health and Medicine
Newspapers History and Social Sciences
Art and Music Language Learning
Business Literature, Libraries and Books
Jobs and Careers Science and Technology
Do It Yourself - Practical Information K12 Student and Youth Resources
Genealogy Taxes and Government

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Featured Databases

Learning Express Logo3.0 (Provided by CEFLS Libraries)

The latest version of the most-loved and now more powerful online learning resource for academic and career development! Upgraded features in LearningExpress Library 3.0 include a sleek new format and user interface that provides easier access to content. Practice for academic and career tests and improve your scores! View a Tutorial

Opposing Viewpoints in Context delivers 13,000+ pro/con views, 1,000+ court case overviews, and thousands more topic overviews, biographies and profiles. Topic areas include Science, Global Issues, History, and Biography. Teachers can search by state and national curriculum standards for materials to use in the classroom.

NoveList Plus (Provided by CEFLS Libraries)

NoveList Plus Logo Using NoveList Plus, you can search among hundreds of thousands of popular fiction and readable nonfiction titles, and also retrieve author read-alikes, book lists, book discussion guides, and more. View a Tutorial

NoveList Plus K-8 (Provided by CEFLS Libraries)

NoveList Plus K-8 Logo This resource introduces both teachers and students to new books,  encouraging independent reading and helping students think more about why a particular story appeals to them.

eLibrary Elementary from Proquest
 

eLibrary Elementary — the ultimate elementary full-text reference resource — tailors all the media types and search functionality of eLibrary for the young reader and researcher. It's an easy-to-use general reference database designed specifically to engage and guide younger students. Students of all ages use eLibrary Elementary's powerful, yet engaging and easy-to-use search interface to find the answers they need from more than 390 magazines, newspapers, books, and transcripts—plus thousands of maps, images, educator-approved websites from Homework Central®, and audio/video titles, all selected as appropriate for elementary school studies.  

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