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Expanded Academic ASAP

Specifically created for research across all academic disciplines, Expanded Academic ASAP offers balanced coverage of every academic concentration – from advertising and microbiology to history and women's studies. Although smaller than Academic OneFile, the scope and depth of coverage in Expanded Academic ASAP will satisfy the research needs of students, faculty and graduate researchers who depend on your library for answers.

Dictionary of Literary Biography

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Opposing Viewpoints in Context

Opposing Viewpoints in Context Title List:http://www.gale.cengage.com/tlist/govic.xls Immigration. Climate change. Oil drilling. Jobs. Headline-grabbing issues and enduring controversies attract learners from high school and college to the business world and beyond. Based on the popular Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center, Opposing Viewpoints in Context answers the call for a better way to explore the most debated topics. This next-generation portal, part of an exciting new lineup of online resources, delivers a range of perspectives on important issues.

UXL Online Select

UXL Online Select UXL Online is a collection of curriculum-driven references for appropriate for secondary students of middle grades and high school as well as the general reader. The collection of 81 titles are available online. UXL favorites such as Bowling, Beatniks, and Bell-Bottoms, UXL Encyclopedia of Science, Chemical Elements, Grzimek's Student Animal Life Resource and Checks and Balances join new titles including World Religions Reference Library, Middle East Conflict Reference Library, Elizabethan World Reference Library, Alternative Energy, UXL Encyclopedia of Drugs and Addictive Substances and many more! UXL®'s titles are concentrated in five major curriculum areas: science and medicine; history and social sciences; nation and world; multicultural studies; and a catchall of arts and performing arts, sports, careers and other topics students find interesting.

ChiltonLibrary.com

An online tune-up for your library's car care collection -- ChiltonLibrary.com Current vehicle coverage begins in 1929, having selective make and model coverage from 1929-1934. Most manufacturers of domestic and imported vehicles are covered from 1945 forward. Repair information for 2008 makes and models is under development and will be posted to the database soon. ChiltonLibrary.com provides exclusive photographs, diagnostics designed by instructors, step-by-step repair procedures, Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) maintenance schedules, wiring diagrams, recalls and Technical Service Bulletins (TSBs) for automobiles and light trucks.

Questia High School & Achieve Bundle

Questia High School Users of Questia High School have 24/7 access to this online collection of 14,000+ copyrighted books, digitized from cover to cover to include full text, and ranked by Lexile level. Each subscriber logs in with an individual user name and password for access to his/her personal workspace that includes research tools for advanced searching, book marking, highlighting in six colors, note-taking, and automatic citation and bibliography generation. The American Heritage Dictionary, a thesaurus, and World Encyclopedia are also included. Questia Achieve This is an add-on component to Questia High School that is highly recommended for all high school students, especially those in advanced curriculum studies. Accessible from the same interface as Questia High School, subscribing to Questia Achieve provides an additional 9,000 copyrighted books in full text, as well as nearly two million magazine, newspaper, and journal articles. Materials in Questia Achieve are ranked at a higher Lexile level. Questia High School and Achieve are in wide use by schools offering International Baccalaureate and Advanced Placement courses. Classes that will gain the most benefit from Questia High School and Achieve include: English, Economics, Social Studies, History of the Americas, World History, Theory of Knowledge, Psychology, Art, Social Anthropology, and Geography.

Discovering Collection

The Discovering Collection offers easy access to award-winning content based on curriculum standards. Covering the major subject areas, including history, literature, science and social studies, Discovery Collection provides a premium selection of reference, primary documents and multimedia, including hours of video and audio clips.

Questia Professional Collection (Standalone)

A standalone component to Questia High School, this collection of over 4,000 fully digitized, copyrighted books is specifically for educators participating in staff development programs, pursing Masters or Ph Ds, or simply researching any aspect of learning, teaching, or school administration. This collection includes titles from publishers like ASCD, Jossey-Bass, and Perseus.

(GREENR) Global Reference on the Environment, Energy, and Natural Resources

http://www.gale.cengage.com/tlist/greenr.xls GREENR (Global Reference on the Environment, Energy, and Natural Resources) is a new, authoritative online resource that focuses on the academic study of sustainability and the environment. GREENR allows users to navigate issue, organization and country portals. A one-stop site, this resource provides news, video, primary source documents and more in highly accessible research areas covering relevant categories such as energy systems, healthcare, food and others. Researchers view content in a way that resembles the Web, allowing them to easily browse to find answers.

InfoTrac Custom Journals

Info Trac Custom Journals (per 100 titles) Gale customers know that our periodical collection is among the largest online collections of current, full-text periodicals available, featuring more than 17,000 titles in all. Many customers, however, may want additional control over their database. In response, Gale developed Custom Journals, an optional suite of features to enhance periodical subscriptions. With Custom Journals, librarians have the ability to customize their subscription in a number of useful ways. For example, they have the freedom to select the journals that are appropriate for their library as well as manipulate the search interface and search functionality. These enhancements are perfect for libraries serving populations with unique, discipline-specific reference needs.

For Students Online

For Students Online, a literary reference collection for secondary students and general readers, automatically combines the full eBook backfile of such student favorites as Novels for Students, Poetry for Students, Short Stories for Students, Nonfiction Classics for Students and Drama for Students with new volumes from these series and access to several exciting, new products like Literary Newsmakers for Students, Literary Themes for Students and Shakespeare for Students, 2nd edition. NEW in 2010! Literature to Film Entries in Novels for Students and Drama for Students! Each new volume contains two film study entries about film adaptations of commonly studied works. Entries compare and contrast the film and work, provide film criticism and highlight film technique.

Contemporary Authors

Contemporary Authors® Online offers your students and patrons continuous access to current biographical and bibliographical data on more than 120,000 modern authors, while eliminating your need for product storage. Each Contemporary Authors® Online entry contains the most complete and up-to-date entry, accessible through an easy-to-use interface with a variety of search paths to help you locate the information you need quickly and efficiently. You can easily search for an author by name, title of work, subject/genre, nationality, date and place of birth, honors, awards and much more.

Testing and Education Reference Center

Testing and Education Reference Center Powered by Peterson's and brought to you by Gale, the Testing & Education Reference Center helps users prepare for higher education and the work world in a variety of ways. This detailed database includes information on private high schools, undergraduate and graduate programs and executive education programs, searchable by location, major, tuition, sports and more. Also features interactive online practice tests for preparatory examinations including entrance exams and certification and licensing tests.

Books and Authors

Books & Authors is specially designed to complement the browsing habits of today's Web user, integrating easy-to-follow menus that allow users to broaden and narrow their searches according to author, title, series, awards and other criteria. An "if you like" search connects readers to themes and genres that may have otherwise gone unnoticed. At the same time, its meticulously edited database — developed by a team of genre experts – delivers up-to-date, reliable information not found in the random and unverified results of the Web. It's a "best of both worlds" arrangement that combines the depth of Gale expertise in literature with the Internet's unique capacity to create, build and foster communities of readers. Readers can use Books & Authors to enhance the experience of the book they are reading; dig deeper into its themes and origins; or learn how the author's life and times contributed to the work. Ideal for reading groups and book clubs, Books & Authors is also a valuable reference source for public libraries that serve everyone from students and professionals to the casual reader.

Professional Collection

Professional Collection is a custom selection of more than 300 full-text journals for educators that is updated daily and provides 24 hour access from school or home. The Professional Collection offers balanced coverage for any professional educator: Arts and Humanities Child and Adolescent Psychology and Development Drug and Alcohol Abuse Health/Nutrition/Fitness Learning Disabilities Literature School Law Science and Technology Social Sciences Sports/Athletic Training .

InfoTrac Student Edition

InfoTrac Student Edition http://www.gale.cengage.com/tlist/sc3020.xls InfoTrac Student Edition is designed to handle student requests and delivers results for both wide-ranging and narrowly targeted searches. Logical search paths and context-sensitive help screens assure students that the information they retrieve is information they can use, making InfoTrac Student Edition — the ideal alternative to the random and often inaccurate results that can come from Web surfing. Comprehensive coverage Offer your students full-text content from 14 reference books.

World History in Context

World History in Context Title List: World http://www.gale.cengage.com/tlist/gwhic.xls History in Context — your choice of two next-generation knowledge portals — attracts and supports today’s learners. Based on Gale’s successful History Resource Center products, these new portals offer outstanding primary and secondary history sources combined with the media-rich selections that today’s users demand. A Web-like interface and intuitive functionality lead to a comprehensive selection of multimedia results that put the tools of the historian into users’ hands with an ease and engagement never before experienced. World History in Context reaches back nearly 5,000 years to chronicle the rise and fall of cultures and societies across all continents and eras. Rare primary sources combine with reliable references to put content into context for every learner.

ASCD PD in Focus

A rich library of video clips and print resources to ensure school improvement efforts are “idea driven” and focused on critical issues: The Art and Science of Teaching Best Practices in Action (critical thinking skills, motivation and building resiliency) The Brain and Learning Curriculum Mapping Differentiated Instruction English Language Learners Formative Assessment High Schools at Work Literacy Strategies The Whole Child Get continuous connection to video demonstrations and other information on research-based classroom practices. Rate the videos and print resources so others in your learning group can see how you and your colleagues are benefiting from the content. A familiar easy-to-use interface and an on-screen host. Drawn from authoritative sources including: Robert J. Marzano, Carol Ann Tomlinson, Heidi Hayes Jacobs, Virginia Rojas, Doug Fisher, Sue Brookhart and Joe DiMartino.

Global Issues in Context

Global Issues in Context is a new electronic resource that offers global perspectives on issues of international importance and current world events and topics in the news related to these issues. Not a pro and con database, Global Issues in Context ties together a variety of sources to present a rich analysis of issues – social, political, military, economic, environmental, science related, health related, cultural – and headlines in world hot spots. It provides information seekers with a framework to better understand 21st-century issues and events while highlighting global connections and the interdependence of all nations. Global Issues in Context focuses on broad issues, such as war, genocide, terrorism, human rights, poverty, famine, globalization, world trade, nuclear proliferation, and global warming, as well as more specific events and topics in the news that are related to these broader issues, such as genocide in Darfur, product safety of Chinese imports, sectarian violence in Iraq, changing weather patterns across the globe, and disaster recovery in Indonesia, New Orleans, and Haiti. It also includes detailed information on nations to provide a foundation for cross-cultural studies and, international periodicals and news sources that bring additional insight and currency. The World News section of the home page is customizable - you can choose the news sources that are displayed for your patrons.

General Reference Center

General Reference Center provides access to an integrated set of general interest sources: magazines, newspaper articles, children's magazines, almanacs, encyclopedias, dictionaries, reference books and more. With more than 1,000 full-text titles specifically selected for public libraries, you won't have any frustrated off-site users complaining about access. Because your researchers need complete answers to general reference questions — anytime, anywhere — there's General Reference Center. A 20-year backfile is integrated and included with your subscription. And with InfoTrac's linking between source types, it's easy for users to find comprehensive answers in one seamless, self-directed search process.

Educator's Reference Complete

Educator’s Reference Complete http://www.gale.cengage.com/tlist/edu_ref.xls This collection of more than 1,100 periodicals and thousands of education reports is a great resource for any educator -- from the school teacher and administrator to those studying in the field at the collegiate and graduate level. Educator's Reference Complete includes the full ERIC database and provides full-text results for nearly half of the journal titles found in ERIC. This database covers multiple levels of education from preschool to college and every educational specialty – such as technology, bilingual education, health education and testing. Educator's Reference Complete also focuses on issues in administration, funding and policy.

Student Resources in Context

Gale’s Student Resources in Context is a cross-curricular breakthrough. Based on Gale’s acclaimed Student Resource Centers, this next-generation portal reaches out to today’s learners with a web-like user experience. From the eye-catching, media-rich homepage to the fast-navigating search options, Student Resources in Context helps students develop both research and critical-thinking skills while covering the spectrum of student-focused subject matter. Educators can rely on Student Resources in Context as a trusted alternative to Google and Wikipedia-style results. Attracting learners with its Web-like interface, this knowledge portal offers an authoritative selection of primary sources, overviews, videos, interactives and more. Sophisticated features engage learners The growing collection of new Gale In Context knowledge portals deliver authoritative, media-rich content complemented by features that foster information literacy and encourage critical thinking: ? Search Assist (with “Did You Mean?” prompt) helps users find accurate results ? Factbox overviews of biographical highlights encourage further investigation ? Related Topics and vetted websites aid discovery of similar content ? Content organized by type — reference, news, primary sources, multimedia and more — supports general users and those who wish to conduct extensive research ? Interactive maps place information in geographical context ? Translation-on-demand, ReadSpeaker text-to-speech and font size adjustment technology support diverse communities and differentiated learning ? MLA7 and APA citation tools facilitate correct assignment presentation ? Tools to download, print and share content online encourage collaboration

General Reference Center Gold

This resource center integrates a vast array of key business and general interest titles to fully answer your patrons' reference questions -- all in a single database. From national news magazines and encyclopedias to core business journals, General Reference Center GoldTM has the full-text and image resources students and researchers need. Available 24 hours a day via the Internet, this comprehensive reference database quickly delivers the answers to a wide variety of reference questions both at the library or from remote sites. And InfoTrac®'s powerful, intuitive interface makes it easy for users to search all of these different sources in one seamless process. General Reference Center Gold™ features hyperlinks between and even within sources, providing point-and-click navigation to related topics and articles. For instance, you can click on highlighted works within a full-text article from The Columbia Encyclopedia and go right to related articles within the encyclopedia.

Informe

Informe http://www.gale.cengage.com/tlist/sb5022.xls Expand your library's services to meet the needs of the growing Hispanic population in your community with ¡Informe! Created exclusively for Spanish-speaking users, this full-text electronic reference tool is the first system to provide indexing, images and full text of popular Hispanic magazines -- not just translations. Vocabulary terms are based on the expressions Spanish-speakers commonly use, allowing users to easily navigate through the database without experiencing inaccurate search terms. The titles include popular news magazines, key newspapers from throughout the Spanish-speaking world, and more scholarly journals, providing something for everyone.

Health Reference Center Academic

Health Reference Center Academic Health Reference Center Academic –http://www.gale.cengage.com/tlist/sb5012.xls Health Reference Center Academic is a health-journal collection geared toward the academic researcher. It provides access to full text of professional and refereed journals, plus a wide variety of personal health information sources. This database offers full indexing to more than 2,400 health and medical periodicals, more than 1500 refereed titles, and more than 800 publications with images/PDFs. Health Reference Center Academic also includes the full collection of Nature publications and more than 1,000 videos of surgeries from hospitals across the world.

Shakespeare Collection

Shakespeare Collection Gale is proud to announce the latest innovation in database research. The Shakespeare Collection -- a global, online environment for scholarly research -- offers enriched functionality and entirely new possibilities for the study of Shakespeare and his works. Quite simply, The Shakespeare Collection is the subject's most comprehensive and authoritative online resource, bringing together general reference data, full-text scholarly periodicals, reprinted criticism, primary source material and the full-text annotated works from The Arden Shakespeare, the world's most recognized scholarly edition.

Academic OneFile

Academic OneFile is a sophisticated, current and easy-to-use resource for extensive research. With millions of articles available in both PDF and HTML full text, researchers are able to find accurate information quickly. The focus of Academic OneFile is to provide libraries with content that compliments their existing collections, without duplicating them. The majority of the content in Academic OneFile is peer-reviewed content that is unique to Gale.

The Times Digital Archive (London)

The Times Digital Archive (London) Introducing The Times Digital Archive, the first of several online digitized newspapers from Gale's highly anticipated Historical Newspapers Archive initiative. By taking our microfilm collection of The Times (London) and turning it into a high-resolution digital format with searchable images, The Times Digital Archive presents online access to one of the most highly regarded resources for the study of 19th- and 20th-century history. With The Times Digital Archive, researchers now have an unparalleled opportunity to search and view the best-known and most cited newspaper in the world online in its original published context. Every complete page of every issue of The Times (London) from 1785 to 1985. Every headline, article and image. Every front page, editorial, birth and death notice, advertisement and classified ad that appeared within the pages of The Times (London) will be easily accessible from what promises to be a complete virtual chronicle of history for this period.

Junior Reference Collection

Junior Reference Collection http://www.gale.cengage.com/tlist/junior_rt.xls Junior Reference Collection is the ideal curriculum-based database for students in upper elementary and middle school grades. Students have quick access to accurate information on the most-studied subjects: science, literature, arts, biographies and general reference among others. The information in this online database enhances and encourages the education process by providing user-friendly tools for classroom research and independent study. With Junior Reference Collection, students have current, relevant, organized, and easy-to-read information at their fingertips. The entries are thorough, in depth, and written in clear, concise terms at an appropriate reading level. Junior Reference Collection adheres to national and state curriculum standards while providing access from the classroom, library media center or home 24 hours a day. With more than 17,000 biographies, topic overviews, plot summaries and primary sources, this one-stop database for in-depth coverage of middle grades curriculum subjects eliminates guesswork from student research and places the emphasis on success. Multimedia content includes video and audio clips and thousands of flags, maps, seals and photographs. Content level recommendations (Basic, Intermediate, and Advanced) help readers choose appropriate content for their abilities.

What Do I Read Next?

What Do I Read Next Powerful search functions and an easy-to-use interface make What Do I Read Next? the most powerful readers' advisory tool available today. Researchers of all ages will enjoy the expertise of specialists, critics and librarians to find the best examples of internationally known fiction and nonfiction. Gale gives you and your users over 115,000 titles, more than 62,500 plot summaries, 561 awards titles, recommended reading lists and biographical information. Most books included in What Do I Read Next? must be an award-winner, a best seller or have appeared on a recommended reading list. Genres include inspirational, mystery, romance, science fiction, fantasy, horror, western and historical novels, general fiction, classic fiction and nonfiction. The user-friendly software includes custom, in-depth search options by title, author, subject, genre, locale and more. This unique readers' advisory tool allows you to: • Identify new books to enjoy that meet a personalized reading profile • Create customized reading lists by using the "Keeper List" function • Conduct a "Find Similar" title search or view the list of similar titles supplied by genre experts • Hyperlink between titles and recommended reading and award lists, and between series entries and the titles in the series • A monthly highlights page allows the user to see selections of award winners, upcoming titles, and titles that revolve around different subjects each month

Science in Context

Based on the acclaimed Science Resource Center, the new Science in Context combines an eye-catching web-like user experience with a comprehensive selection of the finest science content available. Supporting high school curricula and university coursework, Science in Context features authoritative information for assignments and projects, and provides detailed coverage of popular subjects from obesity to endangered species. Science in Context features: A media-rich selection of videos, audios, podcasts, images and interactives Gale references including our most acclaimed science series, like Experiment Central Curriculum-aligned content to aid educators and enhance student research Full-text articles from national and global newspapers, magazines and journals The growing collection of new Gale In Context knowledge portals deliver authoritative, media-rich content complemented by features that foster information literacy and encourage critical thinking: Search Assist (with "Did You Mean?" prompt) helps users find accurate results Factbox overviews of biographical highlights encourage further investigation Related Topics and vetted websites aid discovery of similar content Content organized by type - reference, news, primary sources, multimedia and more - supports general users and those who wish to conduct extensive research Interactive maps place information in geographical context Translation-on-demand, ReadSpeaker text-to-speech and font size adjustment technology support diverse communities and differentiated learning MLA7 and APA citation tools facilitate correct assignment presentation Tools to download, print and share content online encourages collaboration

Student Resource Center Junior

Student Resource Center Jr Provide the content and context students need to develop and strengthen critical thinking skills with Student Resource Center Junior. Students and educators will find award-winning content based on national curriculum standards featuring original reference material, a massive archive of primary source documents and periodicals and newspapers that are updated daily. Student Resource Center Junior is offered exclusively to middle schools. Each document type fulfills specific information needs. Students will find primary documents from the American Journey series; a wealth of award-winning reference content that includes overview and critical essays; biographies, multimedia features and much more.

Contemporary Literary Criticism - Select

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Health and Wellness Resource Center

Health and Wellness Resource Center Rated highest in user satisfaction, Health & Wellness Resource Center has established itself as the “go-to” consumer health reference in libraries everywhere. With Health & Wellness Resource Center, Gale has brought together all of the rich content that health professionals, students and researchers want and made it accessible in an intuitive interface.

Scribner Writers

Scribner Writers Scribner Writers Series contains signed, scholarly 15-20 page articles on authors from a range of Scribner Writers series, including: British Writers, American Writers, African American Writers, African Writers, European Writers, Latin American Writers, Modern American Women Writers, Mystery and Suspense Writers, Poets: American and British, Science Fiction Writers, Supernatural Fiction Writers, and Writers for Young Adults

19th Century US Newspapers

Historical newspapers are a key source of information on national as well as local affairs, events and people. They offer incomparable insight into all areas of life, often capturing the political and philosophical viewpoints of the time. These resources provide countless opportunities for researchers and scholars at any level and are essential for an accurate understanding of the vitality and diversity of life in any given time period – especially important for genealogical research. This compelling and comprehensive new database provides access to approximately 1.7 million pages (over 28 million articles) of primary source newspaper content from the 19th-century, featuring full-text content and images from numerous newspapers from a range of urban and rural regions throughout the U.S. The collection encompasses the entire 19th century, with an emphasis on such topics as the American Civil War, African-American culture and history,Western migration and the Antebellum-era among other subjects.

US History in Context

U.S. History in Context (UHIC) delivers comprehensive, contextual, media-rich search results from one of the most extensive online collections of historical information available. Providing a complete overview of U.S. history that covers the most-studied events, decades, wars and conflicts, political and cultural movements, people, and more, UHIC is aligned to state and national curriculum standards. Now in Cengage Learning’s new portal environment—which provides focused coverage of the most-searched and studied topics—UHIC includes more than 260 topic or portal pages.

Biography in Context

Virtually every course of study — from history to science to literature — is ultimately tied to the study of people. Biography in Context delivers outstanding research support with nearly a million biographical entries spanning history and geography. Just like all the new revolutionary In Context products, it’s a curriculum-aligned resource that offers media-rich content in context that's updated daily to meet the needs of today’s user.

InfoTrac Junior Edition

A periodical database designed for students in junior high and middle school, with magazines, newspapers and reference books (most are full-text) for information on current events, the arts, science, popular culture, health, people, government, history, sports and more.

Opposing Viewpoints with Critical Thinking

An inspired new online resource that helps students develop the information literacy skills they need, while supporting their personal development and mastery of the curricula. Critical Thinking offers activities, assessments and tools that encourage students to interact with, argue about and analyze issues and concepts — all the while developing the 21st century skills they need to thrive in today’s global workplace.

Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD)

With more than 170,000 members, the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD) is one of the largest professional development organizations for educators. It provides world-class education information services and cutting-edge professional development, and supports activities designed to foster educational equity for all students. Gale is proud to offer access to eBooks from the ASCD that cultivate professional growth; assess and enhance work design; and promote innovative new processes that help develop student success. eBooks from the ASCD span a wide range of popular titles and new favorites that address the ongoing professional development needs of today's educators.

Career Transitions

Employment-related activities are the number one use of public libraries today. Similar demands extend to colleges and schools, as well as communities at large. The new Career Transitions provides hands-on guidance and immediate access to key job search activities.

  • Job-Seeking: multi-faceted job searching and related activities for creating resumes and cover letters, applying and preparing for interviews
  • Career Exploration: discovering career interests; identifying new opportunities based on work or military experience; exploring growing career paths, including green and new economy jobs; and finding education and training

ISTE

Technology leaders and teachers need specialized resources to help keep them abreast of the most up-to-date technology, strategies, equipment and services, research, and best practices on integrating technology into the classroom. These titles also support administrators, coaches and classroom teachers, helping them more effectively understand how technology can change teaching and learning. Digital access means multiple users can access this professional collection anytime, anywhere. Plus, these titles are not currently available from anyone else in digital format.

Kids InfoBits

Kids InfoBits is Gale's exciting database designed especially for students in kindergarten through grade five. Complete with an engaging, developmentally appropriate graphic interface, premier reference content and the best magazines for elementary students, Kids InfoBits addresses the way kids learn and conduct research — and makes it fun!

LitFinder

LitFinder is international in scope, covers all time periods, and contains literature content, including more than 140,000 full-text poems, 840,000 poem citations and excerpts, 7,100 full-text short stories and novels, 3,800 full-text essays published in the 16th-20th centuries, 2,400 full-text speeches, and 1,250 full-text plays. LitFinder also includes biographies, work summaries, photographs, and a glossary. Within LitFinder's collection, patrons have access to works from over 80,000 authors from 660 nationalities.

Literature Resource Center

Literature Resource Center is the world’s most current, comprehensive, and reliable online literature database. Uniquely relevant to today's curriculum, Literature Resource Center’s rich critical, biographical and contextual materials support interdisciplinary approaches, information literacy, and the development of critical thinking skills. Researchers at all levels will find the information they need on authors and their works in all genres and disciplines, from all time periods and from around the world.

Powerspeak Languages

Language learners are talking — about the ease, convenience and effectiveness of Powerspeak Languages. Rooted in more than 30 years of research and development, Powerspeak Languages provides users with the ability to learn, apply and enjoy a new language quickly and more proficiently using a variety of proven methods that engage all types of learners. Worlds apart from other language learning systems.
A unique integration of training, coaching, practice and assessment features, instead of the typical "listen and repeat" flash-card style or rote memorization instruction that characterize other language systems, is what sets Powerspeak Languages apart.

Questia Professional Collection (w/Questia High School and Archive)

This collection of over 4,000 fully digitized, copyrighted books is specifically for educators participating in staff development programs, pursing Masters or Ph Ds, or simply researching any aspect of learning, teaching, or school administration. This collection includes titles from publishers like ASCD, Jossey-Bass, and Perseus. Users of Questia High School have 24/7 access to this online collection of 14,000+ copyrighted books, digitized from cover to cover to include full text, and ranked by Lexile level. Each subscriber logs in with an individual user name and password for access to his/her personal workspace that includes research tools for advanced searching, book marking, highlighting in six colors, note-taking, and automatic citation and bibliography generation. The American Heritage Dictionary, a thesaurus, and World Encyclopedia are also included.

Sources in US History - Civil War

Sources in U.S. History Online is a series of archival digital collections intended for public library patrons as well as high school, community college, and university students. The Civil War digital collection contains nearly 500 significant documents of the time--personal narratives, monographs, regimental histories, collected essays, sermons, songs, legal tracts, and political speeches--enabling students, faculty and patrons to study one of the key events in American history.

Sources in US History - Slavery in America

Sources in U.S. History Online is a series of archival digital collections intended for public library patrons as well as high school and community college students. The Slavery in America digital collection contains more than 600 significant documents of the time--personal narratives, pamphlets, addresses, monographs, sermons, and political speeches--enabling students, faculty and patrons to study the institution of slavery from the 17th century through the end of the 19th century.

Sources in US History - The American Revolution

Sources in U.S. History Online is a series of archival digital collections intended for public library patrons as well as high school, community college, and university students. The American Revolution digital collection contains nearly 500 significant documents of the time--official correspondence, personal letters, collected writings of key figures, political speeches, memoirs and narratives of soldiers and civilians, histories, biographies, contemporary reference works, and other kinds of documents--enabling students, faculty and patrons to study one of the key events in American history.

National Geographic: People, Animals, and the World

An unparalleled National Geographic experience by subscribing to all parts of the National Geographic Virtual Library -- search the vivid photographs and historic articles the same time as engaging videos and detailed maps.

National Geographic Annual Subscription 1888-1995

This collection brings together a complete archive of National Geographic magazine every page of every issue - along with a cross-searchable collection of National Geographic books, maps, images and videos.

National Geographic Kids

Engage young students and broaden their horizons with reputable, authoritative, and age-appropriate content that brings them the world in a way they have never seen it before.  Fun and substantive, National Geographic Kids will take them on an amazing adventure.

National Geographic Magazine Archive, 1995-Current

Comprehensive, timely articles and legendary photographs and maps, the magazine documents life on our planet and beyond, and interprets the world's sweeping changes through the lens of personal experience.

Children's Literature Review Archive

Covers more than 600 writers and illustrators for children and young adults.  Typical entries consist of a listing of major works and awards and criticism from reviews and commentaries on the authors or artists.

Classical and Medieval Literature Criticism Archive

Assembles and contextualizes critical responses to the works of writers of all sorts-poets, playwrights, chroniclers, philosophers, religious figures, and writers from other genres-from every region of the world and early times to modern era.

Drama Criticism Archive

For each play or playwright featured, a full range of critical opinion is presented, along with a biographical sketch, a chronological list of the writer's major works and more.

Gale Literary Databases

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Literature Criticism from 1400 to 1800 Archive

1800 Literature Criticism from 1400 to 1800 assembles critical responses to the literatures of the 15th through the 18th centuries, covering writers and works of fiction, poetry, drama, journalism, philosophy, political theory, science, math, and more.

Literature Criticism Online

The largest curated online collection of literary criticism in the world, this resource brings together 10 acclaimed multidisciplinary series representing a range of modern and historical views on authors and their works across regions, eras and genres.

Nineteenth-Century Literary Criticism Archive

This long-standing series profiles approximately four to eight literary figures who died between 1800 and 1899.

Short Story Criticism Archive

Assembles critical responses to the writings of the world's most renowned short fiction writers and provides supplementary biographical context and bibliographic material to guide the reader to a greater understanding of the genre and its creators.

Something About the Author Online Archive

This critically acclaimed series spotlights more than 12,000 individuals in entries that typically cover personal life, career, writings, adaptations, and additional sources.

Twayne's Authors Online

Twayne's Authors Online provides faculty, students and library patrons a unique perspective on the most important authors - their lives, their works and the worlds they lived in.  Twayne's Authors Online was created with input from librarians and educators.