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

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

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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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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.