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Author & Book Resources (Teaching Books)
60 MINUTES: 1997-2014 (Alexander Street)


Academic Search Premier (EBSCO)
Academic Video Online Premium (Alexander Street)
ACCESS Video On Demand -(Streaming video for Public Libraries) (InfoBASE Learning)
African-American History Online (InfoBASE Learning)
AGRICULTUREnetBASE (Taylor and Francis)
AMA Manual of Style Online (Oxford University Press)
American Antiquarian Society (AAS Historical Periodicals Collection: Series 3 (EBSCO)
American Antiquarian Society (AAS) Historical Periodicals Collection: Series 1 (EBSCO)
American Antiquarian Society (AAS) Historical Periodicals Collection: Series 2 (EBSCO)
American Antiquarian Society (AAS) Historical Periodicals Collection: Series 4 (EBSCO)
American Antiquarian Society (AAS) Historical Periodicals Collection: Series 5 (EBSCO)
American Government (ABC-CLIO)
American History (ABC-CLIO)
American History Online (NOW INCLUDES: American Women's History Online and U.S. Government Online) (InfoBASE Learning)
American Indian History Online (InfoBASE Learning)
American Library Directory (Information Today, Inc.)
American Mosaic: The African American Experience (ABC-CLIO)
American Mosaic: The American Indian Experience (ABC-CLIO)
American National Biography Online (Oxford University Press)
Ancient & Medieval History Online (InfoBASE Learning)
Applied Science & Technology Source (EBSCO)
Armed Conflict Database (Taylor and Francis)
Art & Architecture Complete (EBSCO)
Art Full Text (EBSCO)
Art Source (EBSCO)
ATLA Historical Monographs Collection- Series 2 (EBSCO)
ATLA Historical Monographs Collection: Series 1 (13th Century to 1893) (EBSCO)
AtoZdatabases: The Reference Source for Business Research, Jobs, Mailing Lists and More (A to Z Databases)
Auto Repair Reference Center (EBSCO)
Award-Winning Books (Teaching Books)


Biography Reference Center (EBSCO)
BioOne Complete (BioOne)
BIOSCIENCEnetBASE (Taylor and Francis)
Black Studies in Video (Alexander Street)
Bloom`s Literature - (New and Improved) (InfoBASE Learning)
Book Collection: Nonfiction (EBSCO)
Book Guides & Lesson Plans (Teaching Books)
Britannica Ebooks (Britannica Digital Learning)
Britannica Escolar (Britannica Digital Learning)
Britannica ImageQuest (Britannica Digital Learning)
Britannica Launch Packs; Social Studies (Britannica Digital Learning)
Britannica Library (Britannica Digital Learning)
Britannica Moderna (Britannica Digital Learning)
Britannica Online-Academic Edition (Britannica Digital Learning)
Britannica Original Sources **NEW (Britannica Digital Learning)
Britannica School (Britannica Digital Learning)
Business Source Complete (EBSCO)
BUSINESSnetBASE (Taylor and Francis)


Capstone Interactive Library (Capstone, Inc.)
Career Cruising (Career Cruising)
Check Illinois (Record Information Services, Inc.)
Chelsea House Biographies Online (InfoBASE Learning)
CHEMISTRYnetBASE (Taylor and Francis)
CHEMnetBASE (Taylor and Francis)
Chicago Tribune (ProQuest)
Classical Music in Video (Alexander Street)
Classical Scores Library Series (Alexander Street)
Classroom Video On Demand - (Streaming Video for High Schools) (InfoBASE Learning)
CollegeSource Online (College Source, Inc.)
Communication Source (EBSCO)
Community College eBook Collection (EBSCO)
Computer & Applied Sciences Complete (EBSCO)
COMPUTER-SCIENCEnetBASE (Taylor and Francis)
ConsumerReports.org (EBSCO)
Core Concepts Biology (Rosen Publishing, Inc.)
Core Concepts Chemistry (Rosen Publishing, Inc.)
Core Concepts Periodic Table (Rosen Publishing, Inc.)
Counseling and Therapy in Video Series (Alexander Street)
CQ Almanac (SAGE Publishing, Inc.)
CQ Congress Collection (SAGE Publishing, Inc.)
CQ Researcher (SAGE Publishing, Inc.)
Credo Online Reference Service (CREDO Reference)
Criminal Justice Abstracts with Full Text (EBSCO)
Culture Grams (ProQuest)


Daily Life Through History (ABC-CLIO)
Dance in Video Series (Alexander Street)
Digital Literacy (Rosen Publishing, Inc.)
Digital Sanborn Maps Geo Edition (ProQuest)


eBook Academic Subscription Collection (EBSCO)
eBook Business Collection (EBSCO)
eBook Public Library (EBSCO)
eBook School Collection (EBSCO)
eBook Subscription (Master Collection) for Public Libraries (InfoBASE Learning)
eBook Subscription (Master Collection) for School Libraries - Award winning! (InfoBASE Learning)
eBook Subscription Collection (Special collection for Academic/College Libraries) (InfoBASE Learning)
Education in Video Series (Alexander Street)
eLEARNING Library (17 Mini-databases- cross curricular subject areas) (InfoBASE Learning)
Electronic Enlightenment Online (Oxford University Press)
Elibrary K12 (ProQuest)
Encyclopedia of Social Work Online (Oxford University Press)
ENGnetBASE (Taylor and Francis)
Entertainment Industry Archive I and II (ProQuest)
ENVIROnetBASE (Taylor and Francis)
Environment Complete (EBSCO)
Ethnographic Video Online Series (Alexander Street)
Europa World Year Book PLUS (Taylor and Francis)


Fable Learning Complete eBook Collection - student view (Fable Learning)
Fable Learning Complete eBook Collection - teacher view (Fable Learning)
FactCite 123 (FactCite)
FactCite Sports Champions (FactCite)
FactCite: American History (FactCite)
FactCite: Biographies (FactCite)
FactCite: Biography for Beginners (FactCite)
FactCite: Defining Moments Online (FactCite)
FactCite: Essential Information (FactCite)
FactCite: Lincoln Library Online (FactCite)
FactCite: Mythology (FactCite)
FactCite: Science (FactCite)
Ferguson`s Career Guidance Center (InfoBASE Learning)
FILMS ON DEMAND - (Streaming Video for Colleges) (InfoBASE Learning)
Financial Literacy (Rosen Publishing, Inc.)
Financial Ratings Series Online- Weiss & The Street Ratings (Grey House Publishing)
Flipster Digital Magazines (EBSCO)
FOLD3 Library Edition (ProQuest)
FOODnetBASE (Taylor and Francis)
FORENSICnetBASE (Taylor and Francis)
FreedomFlix (Scholastic, Inc.)
Fulltext Sources Online (Information Today, Inc.)


Gale Academic Trial Site (Gale Cengage Learning)
Gale K-12 Trial Resources (Gale Cengage Learning)
Gale Public Libraries Trial Resources (Gale Cengage Learning)
GenderWatch (ProQuest)
Gleeditions: Literature Unbound (Gleeditions, LLC)
Global Newsstream (ProQuest)
GOLD: Grey House Online Databases (Grey House Publishing)
Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia (Scholastic, Inc.)
Grolier Online by Scholastic (Scholastic, Inc.)
Grolier Online`s Amazing Animals of the World (Scholastic, Inc.)
Grolier Online`s America the Beautiful (Scholastic, Inc.)
Grolier Online`s Encyclopedia Americana (Scholastic, Inc.)
Grolier Online`s La Nueva Enciclopedia Cumbre and Aula de Espanol (Scholastic, Inc.)
Grolier Online`s Lands and Peoples (Scholastic, Inc.)
Grolier Online`s The New Book of Knowledge (Scholastic, Inc.)
Grolier Online`s The New Book of Popular Science (Scholastic, Inc.)
Grove Art Online (Oxford University Press)
Grove Music Online (Oxford University Press)


Health Reference Center (InfoBASE Learning)
High School eBook Collection (EBSCO)
Historic Map Works Library Edition (ProQuest)
Historical Abstracts with Full Text (EBSCO)
Historical Chicago Defender (1909-1975) (ProQuest)
Historical Chicago Tribune 1849 - 1992 (ProQuest)
Historical Chinese Newspapers (ProQuest)
Historical New York Times 1851 - 2012 (ProQuest)
History eBook Collection (EBSCO)
History Reference Center (EBSCO)
History Research Center (includes American History, African-American History, American Indian History, Ancient & Medieval History and Modern World History) (InfoBASE Learning)
Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center (EBSCO)
Home Improvement Reference Center (EBSCO)
HOMELANDSECURITYnetBASE (Taylor and Francis)
Hospitality & Tourism Complete (EBSCO)
Humanities Source (EBSCO)


Ideas Roadshow - Academic Portal (Ideas Roadshow)
Ideas Roadshow - High School Portal (Ideas Roadshow)
Ideas Roadshow - Public Library Portal (Ideas Roadshow)
Ideas Roadshow for Special Libraries (Ideas Roadshow)
Index to Legal Periodicals and Books Full Text (EBSCO)
InformationSCIENCEnetBASE (Taylor and Francis)
Issues & Controversies (New and Improved) ** Award-winning! (InfoBASE Learning)
Issues & Controversies in American History (InfoBASE Learning)
Issues: Understanding Controversy and Society (ABC-CLIO)




K-12 non-fiction ebooks (Britannica Digital Learning)
K-8 eBook Collection (EBSCO)


Latino American Experience (ABC-CLIO)
LearningExpress Library and Job & Career Accelerator (Learning Express)
Legal Information Reference Center (EBSCO)
LGBT Studies in Video (Alexander Street)
LGBT Thought and Culture (Alexander Street)
Library & Information Source (EBSCO)
Literacy Instruction Support (Teaching Books)
Literacy Market Place- US/International (Information Today, Inc.)
Literary Reference Center (EBSCO)
Literary Reference Center Plus (EBSCO)
Literature Online (ProQuest)


Mango Languages (Mango Languages)
MasterFILE Complete (EBSCO)
MEDICINEnetBASE (Taylor and Francis)
MEDLINE with Full Text (EBSCO)
Mergent Intellect (Mergent)
Modern World History Online (InfoBASE Learning)
Morningstar Investment Research Center (MorningStar)
MyHeritage Library Edition (EBSCO)
myON reader (MyON)


NANOnetBASE (Taylor and Francis)
Naxos Music Library (Naxos of America, Inc.)
Naxos Sheet Music Library (Naxos of America, Inc.)
Naxos Spoken Word Library (Naxos of America, Inc.)
Naxos Video Library (Naxos of America, Inc.)
NetAdvantage (S & P Global Market Intelligence)
Newspaper Archive (ProQuest)
Newspaper Source Plus (EBSCO)
NewspaperARCHIVE.com (Heritage Microfilms, Inc.)
Newspapers.com Library Edition (ProQuest)
NML-Jazz (Naxos of America, Inc.)
NML-World (Naxos of America, Inc.)
Novelist K8 Plus (EBSCO)
Novelist Plus (EBSCO)
Nursing Eduction in Video (Alexander Street)


Oxford African American Studies Center (Oxford University Press)
Oxford Biblical Studies Online (Oxford University Press)
Oxford Bibliographies (Oxford University Press)
Oxford Constitutions of the World (Oxford University Press)
Oxford Dictionaries (Oxford University Press)
Oxford Dictionary of National Biography Online (Oxford University Press)
Oxford English Dictionary Online (Oxford University Press)
Oxford Handbooks Online (Oxford University Press)
Oxford Islamic Studies Online (Oxford University Press)
Oxford Reference Online Premium (Oxford University Press)
Oxford Scholarly Editions Online (Oxford University Press)


p4A Antiques Reference database (Prices4Antiques)
Pathways; Science (Britannica Digital Learning)
PebbleGo (Capstone, Inc.)
PebbleGoNext (Capstone, Inc.)
Plunkett Research Online (Plunkett Research)
Poetry & Short Story Reference Center (EBSCO)
Points of View Reference Center (EBSCO)
Political Science Complete (EBSCO)
Polling the Nations (ORS Publishing)
Pop Culture Universe (ABC-CLIO)
PowerKnowledge Science (Rosen Publishing, Inc.)
Press Reader (ProQuest)
ProQuest Obituaries (ProQuest)
ProQuest Research Companion (ProQuest)
Psychological Experiments Online (Alexander Street)
Psychology & Behavioral Sciences Collection (EBSCO)
Public LIbrary eBook Collection (EBSCO)
Public Record Electronic Data Base (Record Information Services, Inc.)


ReadiT! English Language Learner Reference Center (EBSCO)
ReferenceUSA (Reference USA)
Referencia Latina (EBSCO)
Religion and Philosophy Collection (EBSCO)
Rosetta Stone (EBSCO)
Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy (Taylor and Francis)
Routledge Politics and International Relations Online (Taylor and Francis)
Routledge Religion Online (Taylor and Francis)


SAGE Business Researcher (SAGE Publishing, Inc.)
SAGE Business Stats (SAGE Publishing, Inc.)
SAGE Local and State Stats (SAGE Publishing, Inc.)
Scholastic BookFlix (Scholastic, Inc.)
SCI-TECHnetBASE (Taylor and Francis)
Science Online (ALL NEW AND IMPROVED) (InfoBASE Learning)
Science Reference Center (EBSCO)
ScienceFlix (Scholastic, Inc.)
SimplyMap (Geographic Research, Inc.)
SIRS Discoverer (ProQuest)
SIRS Issues Researcher (ProQuest)
Small Business Reference Center (EBSCO)
Small Engine Repair Reference Center (EBSCO)
Social Explorer (Oxford University Press)
Social Studies Launch Packs **NEW (Britannica Digital Learning)
SocINDEX with Full Text (EBSCO)
Statistical Abstract of the United States (ProQuest)
Statistical Abstract of the World (ProQuest)


Teach Diverse Books (Teaching Books)
TeachingBooks.net - Online content to bring books to life (Teaching Books)
Teen Health & Wellness: Real Life, Real Answers (Rosen Publishing, Inc.)
The Complete Music and Dance Package (Alexander Street)
The Criterion Collection (Alexander Street)
The Faulkner Advisory for IT Studies and Security Management Practices (Information Today, Inc.)
The Handbook of Chemistry and Physics (Taylor and Francis)
The Vogue Archive (ProQuest)
The World Almanac for Kids (NEW DESIGN, MORE CONTENT !) (InfoBASE Learning)
The World News Digest (NEW AND IMPROVED) (InfoBASE Learning)
Today`s Science (NEW DESIGN) (InfoBASE Learning)
Transparent Language Online (Transparent Language, Inc.)
Trench Journals and Unit Magazines of the First World War (ProQuest)
TrueFlix (Scholastic, Inc.)


Ultra Online Package (EBSCO)
United States Geography (ABC-CLIO)
US Political Stats (SAGE Publishing, Inc.)


Value Line Investment Survey Online and Research Center Online (Value Line, Inc.)
Very Short Introductions Online (Oxford University Press)
Vocabulary.com (Vocabulary.com)


Women's Magazine Archive (ProQuest)
Women's Magazine Archive II (ProQuest)
World Almanac Online (InfoBASE Learning)
World and I Kids (The World and I)
World and I School (The World and I)
World at War (ABC-CLIO)
World Book Web (Worldbook, Inc.)
World Cinema (Streaming) Video Collection (InfoBASE Learning)
World Folklore and Folklife (ABC-CLIO)
World Geography and Culture Online (InfoBASE Learning)
World Geography: Understanding a Changing World (ABC-CLIO)
World History: Ancient and Medieval Eras (ABC-CLIO)
World History: The Modern Era (ABC-CLIO)
World Religions Online (InfoBASE Learning)
World Religions: Belief, Culture, and Controversy (ABC-CLIO)
World Who's Who (Taylor and Francis)
Writer's Reference Center (InfoBASE Learning)

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