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MackinVIA
Look up definitions, synonyms, antonyms, and determine the best word to use in different situations.
 
Discovery Education
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Access streaming video on a wide range of topics across all content areas. Create interactive presentation boards, access textbooks, interactive lessons, images, and more. Save and organize materials for easy access to complete assignments and projects.

Encyclopedia Britannica

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Search encyclopedia articles, view primary sources, access interactive resources, read about current events, search biographies, use the world atlas, and read How To articles specifically for high school students. Save articles for easy access. Citation information available for all articles.

Gale Virtual Reference Library
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Search encyclopedias and specialized reference sources. Highlighting, note-taking and audio features are available for all articles. Save articles for easy access. Citation information available for each article in all formats.

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Daily AP news articles - Lexile leveled for K-12

InfoTrac Newsstand
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Access full-text newspapers and search articles instantly by title, headline, date, newspaper section, or other fields. InfoTrac is a one-stop source for current news and searchable archives.

General One File
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Access news, magazine, and periodical articles across a wide range of general interest topics and academic disciplines. With millions of articles available in both PDF and HTML full-text, you are sure to find the information you need.

Academic One File
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Access peer-reviewed full-text scholarly content across the academic disciplines. Articles are available in both PDF and HTML full-text.

Informe Academico
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Get access to Spanish- and Portuguese- language scholarly journals and magazines. This resource offers a wide range of content both from and about Latin America.

Authors & Literature

Scribner Writers on GVRL
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Access original scholar-signed essays on the lives and works of authors from around the world from all time periods. Entries include concise essays, citations, and bibliographical information that places the author and their works in personal and historical context.

Twayne's Authors on GVRL
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Twayne's is devoted to in-depth critical introductions to the lives and works of major writers of the world within the context of the time period in which they lived. It provides insightful and original commentary on the history and influence of literary movements. 

Artemis Literary Sources
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You can research authors and their works, literary movements, and genres with this digital resource.

Literature Resource Center
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Find up-to-date biographical information, overviews, full-text literary criticism and reviews on more than 130,000 writers in all disciplines, from all time periods and from around the world. 

LitFinder
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Access 140,000 full-text poems, 800,000 poem citations and excerpts, 7,100 full-text short stories and novels, 3,800 full-text essays, 2,000 full-text speeches and 1,700 full-text plays. This digital resource also includes biographies, work summaries, photographs and a glossary.

For Educators

Educator's Reference Complete
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Teachers, access academic journals, reports, and many premier reference sources in the field of education. The database includes content in key subject areas including administration, bilingual education, child development and psychology, funding, health education, technology, and testing. The majority of the full-text titles included are also found in the ERIC database.

Lovejoy Professional Books
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Access online versions of professional education books written by top authors and researchers. 
 
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History & Cultures

ABC-CLIO
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Search and explore articles and read different points of view on topics in American Government, American History, United States Geography, Social Issues, World Wars, World Geography, and World History (both ancient and modern).


American Indian Histories and Cultures
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Explore manuscripts, artwork and rare printed books dating from the earliest contact with European settlers right up to photographs and newspapers from the mid-twentieth century. Browse through a wide range of rare and original documents from treaties, speeches, and diaries, to historic maps and travel journals.

American West
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From early topographical sketches and pioneers’ accounts to photographs of Buffalo Bill and his ‘Wild West’ stars, explore the fact and the fiction of westward expansion in America from the early eighteenth to the mid-twentieth century. Browse a wide range of rare and original documents including printed books, journals, historic maps, broadsides, periodicals, advertisements, photographs, artwork and more.

National Geographic Magazine
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Access all articles and photos from National Geographic Magazine all the back to the earliest issues.
 
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CIA World Factbook
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World History in Context
Search and explore articles, perspectives, and more on topics from the ancient world to our own modern day world.

Current Events & Viewpoints

Opposing Viewpoints in Context
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An engaging online experience for those seeking contextual information and opinions on hundreds of today's hottest social issues. Drawing on the acclaimed Greenhaven Press series, the solution features continuously updated viewpoints, topic overviews, full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, statistics, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites organized into a user-friendly portal experience.

Research in Context

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Product specifically for middle school researchers, giving access to books, images, biographies, audio, video, magazines, newspapers, creative works, primary sources, and more for a wide range of topics across all academic and social topics.


Student Resources in Context
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Access featured content including reference articles, news, journal articles, videos, images, creative works, critical essays, plot outlines, and more for a wide range of topics across all academic and social topics. Materials are continuously updated and vetted by reference professionals.

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GREENR - Global Reference on the Environment, Energy & Natural Resources
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Search various topics covering the physical, social, and economic aspects of environmental issues. Search by topic, organization, or country and access issues covering energy systems, health care, agriculture, climate change, population, and economic development.

Health & Wellness Resource Center
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Provides instant access to carefully compiled and trusted medical reference materials. Includes nearly 400 health/medical journals, hundreds of pamphlets, over 700 health-related videos from partner Healthology, Inc., and articles from 2,200 general interest publications in addition to a broad collection of Gale reference titles. Material contained in this Resource Center is intended for informational purposes only.
 
 
 
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