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America the Beautiful online
Inspired by the America the Beautiful book series, America the Beautiful Online is a fact-filled, interest-driven research tool for information on the states, noted Americans, and U.S. history. It is geared toward Elementary and Middle School Students.

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Biography Reference Center
Biography Reference Center offers a comprehensive collection of more than 450,000 full text biographies, including the complete full text run of Biography Today and Biography Magazine, as well as thousands of narrative biographies that are not available in other databases.
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Encyclopedia Americana
Encyclopedia Americana online with over 45,000 articles. All entries are Full text.
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Encyclopedia of Animals
Provides in-depth information on a variety of topics relating to animals, consisting of indexing, abstracts, and full text records describing the nature and habitat of familiar animals.
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Grolier Multimedia
Grolier includes seven encyclopedia databases: Encyclopedia America, Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia, The New Book of Knowledge, La Nueva Enciclopedia Cumbre, America the Beautiful, Lands and Peoples, and The New Book of Popular Science.
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History Reference Center
History Reference Center is a comprehensive full text history reference database, containing more than 112,000 historical documents; more than 113,000 biographies of historical figures; more than 112,000 historical photos and maps; and more than 80 hours of historical video.
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Literary Reference Center
The Literary Reference Center (LRC) is a highly graphical interface intended for public, academic and high school libraries. The primary goal of LRC is to assist high school and undergraduate English and Humanities students with homework and research assignments of a literary nature.
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Opposing Viewpoints
Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center is a full-text resource covering today’s hottest social issues. All the information that’s needed to fully understand an issue: pro and con viewpoint articles that help to develop critical thinking
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Points of View Reference Center
Points of View Reference Center is designed to provide students and schools with a series of controversial essays that present multiple sides of a current issue. Essays provide questions and materials for further thought and study and are accompanied by thousands of supporting articles from the world’s top political and societal publications.
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World Book Encyclopedia Online
Provides access to the online versions of the World Book Encyclopedia plus over 1.3 million primary source documents, the Student Discovery Encyclopeid, and the Spanish language Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos.
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