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Britannica Academic Edition (Britannica)
A rich combination of the insightful Encyclopædia Britannica plus Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary and Thesaurus, magazines and periodicals, and many other research tools
Audience: High School & Above


Britannica Annals of American History (Britannica)
A year-by-year documentary of Amercian thought and action through primary source documents.
Audience: Elementary Schools & Above


Britannica Library (Britannica)
A premier library resource for all ages to conduct research and complete school assignments, with dedicated sites for Children, Young Adults and a Reference Center for older students.
Audience: Elementary Schools & Above


Britannica Spanish Reference Center (Britannica)
This site offers resources in Spanish for all ages in two unique interfaces, each with its own comprehensive encyclopedia: Enciclopedia Moderna for high school ages and up and Britannica Escolar Online for ages 6-12.
Audience: Elementary Schools & Above


Britannica World Data Analyst (Britannica)
An interactive research tool, complete with facts and figures, to study and compare the countries of the world.
Audience: Elementary Schools & Above


CultureGrams (ProQuest)
Contains state and country profiles, photographs, biographical articles, and recipes from around the world.
Audience: Elementary School & Above


Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia (EBSCO)
Contains encyclopedia articles on a broad range of topics.
Audience: Middle School & Above


Kentucky Encyclopedia (University of Kentucky Press)
Contains encyclopedia articles on a broad range of Kentucky topics: places, people, events, and more.
Audience: Elementary School & Above


MasterFILE Premier (EBSCO)
This multidisciplinary database provides full text for nearly 1,950 general reference publications with full text information dating as far back as 1975.
Audience: High School & Above


Scholastic Go! (Grolier)
Encyclopedia Americana, Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia, The New Book of Knowledge, America the Beautiful, Lands and Peoples, Amazing Animals of the World, and The New Book of Popular Science.
Audience: Elementary School & Above


Statistical Abstract of the U.S. (ProQuest)
The Statistical Abstract of the United States is a one-volume, comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic organization of the United States.
Audience: High School & Above


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