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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


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


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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