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Britannica Academic Edition (Britannica)
A rich combination of the insightful Encyclopedia 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 Enciclopedia Moderna (Britannica)
Spanish language reference center, featuring article, images, a dictionary, atlas and timelines.
Audience: High School & Above

Britannica Escolar Online (Britannica)
This site offers encyclopedic resources in Spanish for students in primary (Primaria) and middle school (Secundaria).
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

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

Explora for Public Libraries (EBSCO)
Combines encyclopedia and article searching in a single database, geared toward students of all ages.
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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