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The most comprehensive collection of full-text newspapers globally, Access World News provides extensive coverage at every level—international, national, regional, state and local. This fully searchable Web-based resource features news content from all 50 U.S. states as well as more than 5,900 international news sources from 172 countries. News content may be included in its original published language or translated into English.

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Scholastic BookFlix is an online literacy resource that pairs classic video storybooks from Weston Woods with related nonfiction eBooks from Scholastic to build a love of reading and learning.  This engaging resource for children in grades PreK-3 will help early readers develop and practice essential reading skills and introduces students to a world of knowledge and exploration.

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The Cricket Media Collection includes 700 ebooks suitable for children grades Pre-K through 8th. Cricket is an internationally recognized education company with award winning print content for children, families and educators. Cricket engages children in a wide variety of subjects and disciplines helping them explore and expand their worlds.

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Find full-text articles on local news, issues, events, people and much more from current and archived issues of Newport News Daily Press. Updated daily, it includes obituaries, editorials, announcements and other sections. Coverage is from 1989-present.

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This package contains more than 11,000 e-books that support a quality learning experience across all academic subject areas, including history, language, literature, science and technology. Content includes a selection of classic literary works, important historical documents and general reference materials. The collection also features a selection of teacher resources to support educators and administrators. Titles align with Common Core Curriculum Standards (for participating U.S. states).

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The eBook K-8 Collection contains more than 14,000 titles chosen to support a quality learning experience for K-8 students across all subject areas taught in elementary and middle schools, and content aligns with Common Core Curriculum Standards (for participating U.S. states). The collection also features a selection of teacher resources to support educators and administrators.

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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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Explora is designed to meet the unique needs of middle and high schoolers for student research and classroom instruction with rich, reliable content on a variety of current and historic topics as well as easy-to-use functionality.

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Find scholarly nonfiction titles on a variety of history topics for researchers from high school students on up.

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A great resource 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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Containing resources that present multiple sides of an issue on over 400 contemporary, hot-button topics, Points of View Reference Center provides rich content that can help users of all ages realize and develop persuasive arguments and essays, better understand controversial issues, and develop analytical thinking skills.

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Offering more than 50 complete units of study with over 6500 science-related assets in a variety of media, ScienceFlix provides students with a better understanding of science concepts and ideas through hands-on projects, videos, multiple text types, interactive features and more.

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TrueFlix pairs engaging ebook and video content in science and social studies for students in grades 3-6.

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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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Early World of Learning, World Book Online’s early childhood digital resource, is a child’s first encyclopedia, eBook, and introduction to core early concepts. With read-aloud across all functions, the 60 stories in “World of Reading” and “Trek’s Travels” tie learning together through videos, games, and printable activities. Twelve stories are available in both Spanish and English, and the worksheets also offer written instructions in Spanish. Classic songs, nursery rhymes, and fairy tales complete the program, and are often included in the lesson plan for each story.