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60 Minutes: 1977-2014
This online collection provides 350 hours of video from 17 years of broadcasts, including hundreds of segments not available anywhere else in the world. Each segment serves as a standalone short documentary on a specific news topic.




ABC-CLIO American Government
American Government, Release 2.0 connects the issues of the day with the foundations of government and compares the political and economic systems of the United States with other countries.




ABC-CLIO American History
From the explorers of the Americas to today's headlines, American History, Release 2.0 investigates the people, events, and themes of our nation's evolution.




ABC-CLIO Issues Understanding Controversy and Society,
This database helps students develop an in-depth understanding of how society shapes and is shaped by controversy—with authoritative historical context, expert perspectives, and carefully selected primary and secondary sources on the most enduring and timely issues of the day.




ABC-CLIO World Geography
World Geography, Release 2.0 develops students' global literacy, focusing on the geographic, political, social, economic, and cultural forces that influence our world.




ABC-CLIO World History: Ancient & Medieval Eras
World History: Ancient and Medieval Eras, Release 2.0 covers human history in all corners of the globe—from prehistoric times to the beginnings of the Renaissance.




ABC-CLIO World History:Modern Era
This database offers a comprehensive electronic library of historical reference materials and interactive curricular units, plus tools for enhancing lectures, creating research lists, developing student activities, and addressing different learning styles




The African American Experience
The African American Experience is the definitive electronic research tool for African American history and culture from one of the most respected publishers in the field.




The American National Biography
A useful and dynamic source of information - updates quarterly, with hundreds of new entries each year and revisions of previously published entries to enhance their accuracy and currency. Search Tip: For a precise match, enter a name in the format Last Name, First Name.




Bloom's Literary Reference
Examines great writers, important works, memorable characters, and influential movements and events in world literature.




CQ Researcher Online
CQ Researcher offers in-depth, non-biased coverage of political and social issues, with regular reports on topics in health, international affairs, education, the environment, technology and the U.S. economy.




CountryReports
CountryReports provides useful cultural, historical, and statistical country information for teachers and students.




eLibrary
eLibrary Curriculum Edition--the ultimate easy-to-use curriculum and reference resource--delivers one of the largest collections of periodical and digital media content designed specifically for K-12 schools and libraries.




Encyclopedia Britannica
Britannica Online School Edition: The most comprehensive K-12 reference resource.




Gale Virtual Reference Library
GVRL is a collection of ebooks that cover the following topics; arts, biography, business, education, environment, history, information and publishing, law, literature, medicine, multcaultural studies, nation and world, religion, science and social science.




Health Reference Center
Scroll down page to locate this resource. This Facts on File database provides clear and comprehensive information on conditions and diseases, health and wellness, mental health, and the human body.




Illinois Career Information Center
The Illinois Career Infromation Center helps you decide on your career direction and it shows you current job openings. Get hints and tips on your job search and succeeding in your new job.




Infobase e-books
This collection contains the following e-books: Contemporary Thought; Cutting and Self-harm; Encyclopedia of Fantasy and Horror Fiction; Encyclopedia of Feminist Literature; Enncyclopedia of World Scientists; Encyclopedia of World Writers,1800 -Present; History of Western Philosophy; Impulse Control Disorders; the 1950s and the 1960s.




The Latino American Experience
The Latino American Experience marks the first-ever database dedicated to the history and culture of Latinos, the largest, fastest-growing minority group in the United States. LAE offers unparalleled depth and content. Much needed; very timely; muy fresca.




Literary Sources - GALE Artemis
Artemis Literary Sources brings together Gale Virtual Reference Library, Literature Criticism Online,which features Nineteenth-Century Literature Criticism, Literature Resource Center - LRC , LitFinder for Schools, Scribner Writers on GVRL and Twayne's Authors on GVRL, Twayne's Authors on GVRL which allows students to search across these resources to discover and analyze content in entirely new ways.




Mackin e-books
This collection contains the following e-books: Asthma; The Barrio Kings: Black Holes; The Brain; Contemporary United States: 1968 to the Present; Discovering Atoms; Egypt; Emma; The Fall of the House of Usher; Financial Aid Smarts; Frequently Asked Questions About Palgiarism: Great Expectations; The Gulf Wars with Iraq; If You Really Loved Me; The Importance of Being Earnest; Jane Eyre; King Lear; Latinos Today; Macbeth; Masked; My Antonia; The People of China; The Pirate Captain's Daughter; Relationships: The Rime of the Ancient Mariner; Silas Marner; Spiders in the Hairdo; The Story of Facebook; Technological Design; Tobacco; The Turn of the Screw; Written in Blood and You Tube




New Catholic Encyclopedia, 2nd ed.
New Catholic Encyclopedia is a standard of reference in public, academic and high school libraries worldwide. Prized for its scholarly presentation of persons and subjects related to Catholicism and the humanities.




Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center : Critical Thinking
Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center: Critical Thinking is a one-stop source for information on today's hottest social issues. Drawing on acclaimed series, OVRC features viewpoint articles, topic overviews, full-text magazine, academic journal, and newspaper articles, primary source documents, statistics, images and podcasts, and links to Websites.




Oxford Dictionary of National Biography
The Oxford Dictionary of National Biography includes the stories of 50,000 men and women who shaped the history of the British Isles and beyond, from the explorer Pytheas of the fourth century B.C. to modern figures who died before December 31, 2000. 10,000 portrait illustrations illuminate the articles.




Oxford English Dictionary
The Oxford English Dictionary is the accepted authority on the evolution of the English language over the last millennium. It is an unsurpassed guide to the meaning, history, and pronunciation of over half a million words, both present and past. It traces the usage of words through 2.5 million quotations from a wide range of international English language sources, from classic literature and specialist periodicals to film scripts and cookery books.




Pop Culture Universe: Icons, Idols, Ideas
Pop Culture Universe is an irresistible yet authoritative digital database on popular culture in America, both past and present—in a package as dynamic as the topic it covers.




Primary Source Archives - GALE Artemis
Primary Source Achives brings together The Times Digital Archives, 1785-2008, 19th Century U.S. Newspapers, Liberty Magazine HistoricalArchive, 1924-1950, and the Smithsonian Collections Online, which include the Air and Space and Smithsonian Magazine Archive, and World's Fair and Expositions: Visions of Tomorrow. which allows students to search across these resources to discover and analyze content in entirely new ways.




Rand McNally World Atlas
World Atlas delivers dynamic maps with social studies content and reading and writing lesson plans that are easy to navigate and integrate into the classroom.




SALEM e-Books
Contains bothe literature anad history titles, including Hemingway, Austen, the 1960s and Inventors and inventions.




Sources in U.S. History Online: The American Revolution
Contains nearly 500 significant documents of the era which will illuminate for the students the life expereince of those men and women who lived during the troubled birth of our nation.




Sources in U.S. HistoryOnline: The Civil War
Contains nearly 500 important documents of the time whhich enable students to examnie a brutal turning point in American history, when the nation was divided between blue and grey,




Sources in U.S. History: Slavery in America
Contains more than 600 significant documents from the seventeenth century through the end of the ninteenth century which will provide students with a broad perspective of The Peculiar Institution.




World Religions
World Religions: Belief, Culture, and Controversy covers religion around the globe, from prehistory to the present.


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