Designed for academic institutions, this database is for scholarly research. It supports high-level research in the key areas of academic study by providing journals, periodicals, reports, books, and more. Containes more than 8,000 full-text journals, 13,600 indexed and abstracted journals, and PDF content dating back as far as 1887. Subject coverage includes: animal science, anthropology, astronomy, biology, chemistry, engineering, ethnic and multicultural studies, general science, geography, law, mathematics, music, pharmaceutical sciences, physics, psychology, religion and philosophy, science and technology, veterinary science, women's studies, and zoology.
The database features over 670,000 articles from more than 230 publications, offering a wide range of unfettered, critical coverage of the news. All of these varied alternative and independent presses are presented in 100% full text, allowing researchers total access to regional, rural, and metropolitan perspectives on local, national, and international issues. Alt-Press Watch gives readers and researchers access to distinctive, thought-provoking titles, many of which cannot be found in any other database. Magazines and journals of the independent press such as Broken Pencil, which focuses on zine culture, Dissent, Solidarity’s Against the Current, The American Conservative, Left Curve, The Braille Forum and Earth First! provide in-depth coverage of a broad range of critical issues confronting contemporary society, including environment activism, disabilities, public policy, and facets of the political spectrum. And alternative newsweeklies like Eugene Weekly, Missoula Independent, and The Village Voice offer non-mainstream perspectives on government, policy, and culture; report on local, national, and international issues; and cover hot-button topics like hunger, abuse, religion, and pop culture. The Alt-Press Watch database includes these titles and many others, providing an unmatched, multi-disciplinary resource for researchers seeking an alternative to mainstream media perspectives.
Introduce students to more sophisticated content to prepare them for college-level research. Browse through biographies, compare country content, and explore STEM and Social Studies content with the unique homepage features available here.
Source for vocational information. The database includes over 790 titles, with more than 700 available in full text. Both students and instructors can access the database to research virtually any technical topic, including: Computing science, Healthcare, Building trades, Auto mechanics, Sales and retail, Accounting, Graphic design, and Photography.
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Explora for High Schools is an interface to a collection of full-text reference resources available for secondary schools. Combining databases and encyclopedia entries, it is designed not only for students, but also for the research needs of educators. Databases include: Academic Search Complete, Consumer Health Complete, Funk & Wagnall's New World Encyclopedia, Health Source, MAS Ultra, MasterFILE, Middle Search Plus, Newspaper Source, Teacher Reference Center, Topic Overviews 6-12, and TOPICsearch.
Earning a high school equivalency credential can open the door to better income, a more fulfilling job, and a college education. If you are preparing for the GED® test, these practice tests, interactive tutorials, and eBooks will help you reach your goal.
LearningExpress Library features nearly 1,000 online tutorials, practice tests, and eBooks to help patrons of all ages. It offers job search and workplace skills improvement, skill building in reading, writing, math and basic science, career certification and licensure exam prep, college and grad school entrance test prep, GED test prep, and more.
Designed specifically for public libraries, this database provides full text for magazines, reference books and primary source documents. It also includes an extensive image collection containing photos, maps and flags. MasterFILE Premier contains full text for general reference magazines and publications that cover a wide-range of subject areas including business, health, education, general science and multicultural issues. PDF backfiles are available as far back as 1922 for key publications including American Libraries, Foreign Affairs, History Today, Library Journal, National Review, Saturday Evening Post and more. In addition, Science News is available in HTML back to 1975.
This comprehensive database contains full text for top high-school magazines including America's Civil War, American History, Archaeology, Astronomy, Bioscience, Civil War Times, CollegeXpress Magazine, Congressional Digest, Discover, History Today, Nation, National Review, New Republic, New Scientist, Popular Science, Science News, Scientific American, Smithsonian, World War II, and much more. All full-text articles are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles). MAS Ultra – School Edition also provides full text for more than 159,000 biographies and primary source documents, hundreds of reference books (including the Columbia Encyclopedia and the CIA World Fact Book), an image collection containing photos, maps, flags and color PDFs and expanded full-text backfiles (back to 1975) for key magazines.
Novelist is an electronic readers' advisory resource that assists fiction readers in finding new authors and titles. In includes 90,000 full text reviews, over 36,000 subject headings and a complete spectrum of searching options, including searching by title, by author or simply by describing pertinent plot details.
The School Center resources can help students in elementary, middle and high school prepare for important tests, get extra help with assignments, and boost their skills in important subjects. Materials begin with 4th grade.
Teachers, librarians and student researchers can use this database to explore current events, social, political and economic issues, scientific discoveries and other popular topics frequently discussed in the classroom. To support classroom discussion, TOPICsearch contains full text for more than 96,000 articles from diverse content sources. Available via EBSCOhost or the Explora interface for schools and public libraries, TOPICsearch is accessible to students at all ages and will assist in fostering informed conversation and opinions in the classroom. Content includes: biographies, book reviews, government information, periodicals, public opinion polls, and international newspapers.
An interactive research tool complete with facts and figures to study and compare the countries of the world. This rich trove of current and historical statistics on the countries of the world makes historical and cross-national comparisons easy. Compare various characteristics of different countries by creating tables, charts, and spreadsheets for data crunching and deeper analysis. Get easy access to printable country maps and statistics, such as area, population, demographic and vital statistics, and gross national product. See how countries rank on economic and population measures or get information on significant geographic attributes, such as highest mountains and largest deserts.