Databases

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Presents significant published criticism on the works of novelists, poets, playwrights, short story writers, and other creative writers now living or who died after January 1, 2000.

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Magazine database covering many general topics such as news, legal, entertainment, science, business, and consumer issues. Includes image searches. Includes the full text of Consumer Reports, click here to search Consumer Reports.

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Elementary and middle school students will find great resources for school projects from this classic reference source.

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Access scholarly journals, news magazines, and newspapers across a variety of academic disciplines from the arts and humanities to science and technology.

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A searchable collection of electronic books covering topics such as art, business, geography, health, history, literature, science, and social issues.

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Database for students in Kindergarten through fifth grade. Features a visually graphic interface.  Students can search for age appropriate articles on current events, arts, science, health, people, government, history, sports, and more.

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Writing an English paper? Need to find out about authors or books? Literary Reference Center is a full-text database that brings together information from major literary encyclopedias and reference works and hundreds of literary journals. Also available with a mobile interface for handheld devices.

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Literati is a research resource with over 3 million encyclopedia entries, ebooks on every major subject, over 240,000 audio clips, multimedia videos, and thousands of high resolution images. Homework  Help offers students online help from certified teachers in reading, math, and writing. Research guides for job hunting, applying for unemployment, and genealogy research are also available. Literati is made available by the Library of Virginia. 

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Access viewpoint articles, topic overviews, statistics, primary documents, links to websites, and full-text magazine and newspaper articles on a wide variety of controversial social issues.

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Statistical Abstract of the United States is the authoritative and comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic conditions of the United States.

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Funded by the Library of Virginia, WRL offers access to TumbleBookLibrary,  a gathering of animated talking books, puzzlers, quizzes, math stories, and other resources. These books are created from existing picture books, which have been licensed from childrens' book publishers.