biography reference bankBiography Reference Bank contains articles about more than a half-million people, living and dead, from around the world. Contents include a robust collection of biographies from such notable sources as Biography Today and Biography Magazine




explora highschoolSpecifically designed with the needs of middle school students in mind, Explora for Middle Schools includes full-text articles from popular, vocational, and trade magazines, full-text newspaper articles, along with images, videos, and primary sources. Lexile reading levels included.




explora highschoolA far better alternative to websites and search engines for students to look up articles and facts for research papers or homework, Explora for Secondary Schools offers full-text articles from thousands of magazines, journals, and newspapers on a wide variety of subjects, along with images, videos, and primary sources. Lexile reading levels included.




literaryreferencecenterLiterary Reference Source provides you with a broad spectrum of information on thousands of authors and their works across time and literary discipline. It includes plot summaries, literary criticism, author biographies, book reviews and full-text poems and short stories.




oxfordLong-form overview articles written, peer-reviewed and edited by leading scholars. Each of the twenty-five distinct encyclopedias cover both foundational and cutting-edge topics in order to develop, over time, an anchoring knowledge base for major areas of research across the humanities, social sciences, and sciences. Oxford Classical Dictionary and Encyclopedia of Social Work are two of those encyclopedias.







pointsofviewPoints of View Reference Source is a comprehensive full-text database that provides a series of essays that present multiple sides of today’s most controversial scientific, social, economic, and political issues. Each of the more than 340 topics features an overview - an objective background description, Point – the arguments supporting one side of the issue, Counterpoint – the arguments supporting the opposing side and a Critical Analysis – questions and tips to help you analyze the issue in-depth. In addition, Points of View Reference Center lets you easily search leading political magazines from both sides of the aisle, newspapers, radio and TV news transcripts, primary source documents, and reference books for more information. POV is updated twice a day. 



sciencereferencecenterEBSCO’s Science Reference Source provides easy access to full-text, science- oriented content appropriate for middle and high school students. Science Reference Center contains full text for hundreds of science magazines, journals, encyclopedias, reference books and other reliable sources. In addition, the database includes a vast collection of images from sources such as UPI, Getty, NASA, National Geographic and the Nature Picture Library. 




veryshortVery Short Introductions provide intelligent and serious introductions to a huge range of subjects. In this digital resource, hundreds of titles can be searched at once, opening up new pathways across subjects. Students can use Very Short Introductions to consider study options, embark on a new module, topic, or essay, or revise a particular subject.





worldbook studentWorld Book Student includes the World Book Encyclopedia, the World Book    Dictionary, and the World Book Atlas. It contains an extensive multimedia collection, including editor-­selected websites, correlations to state standards, and much more. It includes more than 40,000 encyclopedia and reference articles; thousands of websites, images, and illustrations; interactive games and activities.







worldbooktimelinesWorld Book Timelines allows you to discover and map important events with accurate information powered by World Book’s wealth of knowledgeable resources. Learn from over 400 interactive timelines. You can organize information visually for genealogy, local history, or school projects, or you can save existing timelines, edit and customize existing timelines or create your own timelines on any subject.

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