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Academic
Database Description Access
Academic Search Premier
  • A large academic multi-disciplinary database
Learning Express
  • Learn computer skills such as Microsoft products, Photoshop, and more
  • Practice for occupational tests including Civil Service, EMT, Firefighter, Nursing, Real Estate, Teaching, and Commercial Drivers License
  • Get ready for the GED test by taking courses and practicing the tests (tests offered in Spanish, too)
  • Find more than 130 eBooks (pdf format) to help you succeed
Psychology & Behavioral Sciences 
  • Information concerning topics in emotional and behavioral characteristics, psychiatry & psychology, mental process, anthropology, and observational & experimental methods
Teacher Research Center 
  • Teacher and administrator trade journals, periodicals, and books provides coverage on key education topics

Business
Database Description Access
Business Source Premier
  • Provides the full text for many journals
  • Provides comprehensive coverage in all disciplines of business
Job & Career Accelerator
  • Learn about or create resume and cover letters 
  • Organize and track your job search progress
Regional Business News
  • Provides full text for more than 50 regional business publications

Children's
Database Description Access
Kids Search
  • A child-friendly, graphically-rich design that is both powerful and fun to use
  • Includes Encyclopedia of Animals which provides in-depth information on a variety of topics relating to the nature and habitat of familiar animals
Middle Search Plus
  • Contains full text for more than 140 popular, middle school magazines and an image collection of 285,912 photos, maps, and flags
Novelist K-8
  • Contains enhanced subject access for over 60,000 fiction titles for students in grades K-8
  • Contains full-text reviews from sources like School Library Journal and Booklist are available for many titles
Primary Search
  • Contains full text for nearly 70 popular, elementary school magazines and an image collection of 285,912 photos, maps, and flags
Teacher Research Center
  • Teacher and administrator trade journals, periodicals, and books provides coverage on key education topics
Today's Science
   from Facts On File
  • Science News Written Especially for Students
Tumblebooks
  • An online library of picture books and chapter book classics that you can listen to or read online
Biblioteca Tumblebook           
  • TumbleBooks son libros animados, con ilustraciones que hablan,para enseñar a los niños más pequeños los placeres de la lectura en un formato que les encantará.

Encyclopedia
Database Description Access
Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia 
  • The world’s largest academic multi-disciplinary database

General
Database Description Access
Academic Search Premier
  • A large academic multi-disciplinary database
Auto Repair Reference Center
  • Contains repair and maintenance information on most manufacturers of domestic and imported vehicles
Consumer Health Complete
  • Provides content covering all areas of health and wellness from mainstream medicine to the many perspectives of complementary, holistic and integrated medicine
GreenFile 
  • Offers well-researched information covering all aspects of human impact to the environment
Job & Career Accelerator
  • Explore over 1,000 occupations and get matches for your interests
  • Learn about or create resume and cover letters
  • Organize and track your job search progress
Learning Express
  • Explore over 1,000 occupations and get matches for your interests 
  • Learn computer skills such as Microsoft products, Photoshop and more
  • Practice for occupational tests including Civil Service, EMT, Firefighter, Nursing, Real Estate, Teaching, and Commercial Drivers License
  • Get ready for the GED test by taking courses and practicing the tests (tests offered in Spanish, too)
Legal Information Reference Center 
  • Access hundreds of full-text publications and thousands of legal forms
Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts (LISTA) 
  • LISTA indexes more than 560 core journals and full text for more than 330 journals
MasterFILE Premier
  • Covers virtually every subject area of general interest
  • Includes nearly 500 full text reference books, full text from 86,017 biographies, 105,786 full text primary source documents, and an image collection of 341,655 photos, maps, and flags
Small Engine Repair Reference Center 
  • Provides users with detailed, yet user-friendly repair guides for all manner of small engines with over 440 full-text reference books
Topic Search
  • A current events database to explore social, political and economic issues, scientific discoveries, and other popular topics
WorldCat
  • Searchable catalog of books, videos, DVDs, web resources, and other library materials owned by libraries worldwide

Literature & Reading
Database Description Access
Novelist
  • Fiction readers can find new authors and titles based on topics of interest or other books enjoyed
Novelist K-8
  • Contains enhanced subject access for over 60,000 fiction titles for students in grades K-8
  • Full-text reviews from sources like School Library Journal and Booklist are available for many titles

Newspaper
Database Description Access
Newspaper Source
  • Provides cover-to-cover full text for 28 national (U.S.) and international newspapers

Student
Database Description Access
Academic Search Premier
  • The world’s largest academic multi-disciplinary database
Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia
  • The world’s largest academic multi-disciplinary database
Learning Express
  • Find more than 130 eBooks (pdf format) to help you succeed
  • Learn computer skills such as Microsoft products, Photoshop, and more
  • Practice for occupational tests including Civil Service, EMT, Firefighter, Nursing, Real Estate, Teaching, and Commercial Drivers License
  • Get ready for the GED test by taking courses and practicing the tests (tests offered in Spanish, too)
MAS Ultra - School Edition
  • Designed specifically for high school students
  • Contains full text for more than 500 popular high school magazines
Middle Search Plus
  • Contains full text for more than 140 popular middle school magazines and an image collection of 285,912 photos, maps, and flags
Novelist K-8
  • Contains enhanced subject access for over 60,000 fiction titles aimed at the K-8 population
  • Contains full-text reviews from sources like School Library Journal and Booklist are available for many titles
Points of View Reference Center 
  • Provides students with a series of essays that present multiple sides of more than 290 current issues
Science Reference Center 
  • Designed to meet every student's needs, this contains full text for hundreds of science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals and other sources
Today's Science
   from Facts On File
  • Science News Written Especially for Students
Topic Search
  • A current events database to explore social, political and economic issues, scientific discoveries, and other popular topics

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