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African American ResourcesHistory and Biography
BusinessKid Search
Car RepairLanguage
Career & Citizenship Law and Government
Current TopicsLiterature
EspañolMagazine and Journal Articles
Foundation CenterNewspapers
GenealogyPhone Books
Health and MedicineReference
History and BiographyScience




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Academic Onefile Peer-reviewed, full-text articles from the world's leading journals and reference sources. NOVELny
African-American History Online Covers the entire breadth of African-American history, from African beginnings through the slave trade and the civil rights movement to the present.
America's News Magazines U.S. and international news, business, lifestyle, entertainment, sports, and science and technology.
Ancestry Library  Provides access to more than 1 billion names. Includes city directories, census records, immigration records and much more. Available at all library locations.

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Biography in Context Biographical information on over 525,000 of the world's most influential people. Search or browse by name, nationality or occupation.
Buffalo News Full-text of articles from the Buffalo News, from 1989 - present.
Business Insights: Essentials Detailed company and industry news and information from company profiles, brand information, rankings, investment reports, periodicals and more. NOVELny

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Chilton Library Diagnostics, step-by-step repair procedures, maintenance schedules, wiring diagrams, recalls and Technical Service Bulletins for automobiles and light trucks.
Consumer Reports Full text articles from Consumer Reports from 1991 to the present.
CountryWatch Economic and political surveys of 191 countries, updated continuously. Includes people, history, agriculture, economy, energy, environment, ethnic divisions, religions and more.

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eLibrary Elementary eLibrary Elementary contains over 140 magazines and books for elementary students. Also includes the American Heritage Dictionary. NOVELny

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FindLaw Web directory of laws, cases and codes, law schools, legal directories, lawyers and law firms, and legal organizations. Please consult staff to access the Internet.
Foundation Directory Online An extensive and frequently updated resource that provides non-profit organizations with the most accurate details available on U.S. funders and their grants. Includes grantmaker profiles and IRS 990 information on over 100,000 U.S. foundations. Available at the Central, Audubon, Collins, Kenmore, and Lancaster libraries.
Foundation Grants to Individuals An online database of nearly 10,000 foundation and public charity programs that fund students, artists, researchers, and other individual grantseekers. Available at the Central, Audubon, Collins, Kenmore, and Lancaster libraries.
Foundation Maps A data visualization tool that includes information on millions of grants, grantmakers, and grant recipients from 2006 to the present. Available at the Central, Audubon, Collins, Kenmore, and Lancaster libraries.
Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia This database provides over 25,000 encyclopedic entries covering a variety of subject areas.

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Gannett Newsstand Gannett Newsstand contains over 85 Gannett newspapers, 6 of which are New York newspapers. These include the Ithaca Journal, Poughkeepsie Journal, Rochester Democrat and Chronicle, Journal News (White Plains), Press and Sun-Bulletin (Binghamton) and Star-Gazette (Elmira). NOVELny
General OneFile A one-stop source for news and periodical articles on a wide range of topics. Features millions of full-text articles, many with images that are updated on a daily basis. NOVELny
Grolier Online Grolier Online, now called Scholastic G0!, provides access to a variety of resources including the Encyclopedia Americana, the New Book of Knowledge, a thesaurus and a dictionary. Features daily news from the Associated Press and access to an online atlas. NOVELny

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Health Reference Center Academic A multi-source database, Health Reference Center Academic provides access to the full text of nursing and allied health journals, plus a wide variety of personal health information sources.NOVELny
HeinOnline Legal Database An extensive legal research tool that contains approximately 370 legal periodicals, the Federal Register from 1936-present, 18,000 treaties and international agreements and resources from the U.S. Supreme Court Library. Available at all library locations.
Heritage Quest Online HeritageQuest Online contains U.S. federal census records from 1790-1940, special federal census schedules, over 20,000 local and family history books, over 20,000 U.S. city directories, a genealogical and local history serials index, Revolutionary War Pension Files, Freedman's Bank Records, and select content from the U.S. Serial Set.
History Reference Center History Reference Center features reference books, encyclopedias, and nonfiction books from leading history publishers. This resource also includes history periodicals, historical documents, biographies, historical photos and maps, and historical videos.

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JobNow Provides you with practical tools to help you get a job. Features four services to choose from: Resume, Job Interviews, Career, and Adult Learners.

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Kids InfoBits Kids InfoBits contains over 100 age-appropriate magazines for students in kindergarten through grade five. Also includes Merriam-Webster's Elementary Dictionary, maps, flags, seals, charts and graphs. NOVELny

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Library, Information Science & Technology Provides access to more than 600 periodicals, books, research reports and proceedings covering librarianship, classification, cataloging, bibliometrics and more.
Literature Criticism Online Brings together several literary series from Gale, including Contemporary Literary Criticism, Nineteenth-Century Literature, and Twentieth-Century Literary Criticism.
Literature Resource Center Contains information on more than 90,000 novelists, poets, essayists, journalists and their works with in-depth coverage of 2,000 of the most-studied authors.

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MAS Ultra – School Edition Designed specifically for high school students, MAS Ultra – School Edition contains full text for nearly 500 popular high school magazines covering a wide-range of subject areas.
MasterFile Premier Contains full text for 1,935 periodicals covering general reference, business, health, education, science, multicultural issues and much more. Also contains full text for more than 300 reference books, 96,600 biographies, and 76,000 primary source documents.
MEDLINE Plus A comprehensive medical website from the National Library of Medicine. Includes information on diseases and medications, and directories of hospitals, physicians and organizations. Please consult staff to access the Internet.
MEDLINE Plus español Le ayuda a encontrar las respuestas que busca en la salud. Tiene mucha información sobre medicamentos, una enciclopedia médica ilustrada, programas interactivos para el paciente y las últimas noticias de la salud. Por favor, consulte con el personal para acceder a Internet.
Mergent Online Provides Internet-based access to the most detailed, accurate and comprehensive global company database available, with financials and annual reports for domestic and international companies.
Middle Search Plus Middle Search Plus contains full text for more than 170 popular middle school magazines as well as more than 103,000 biographies and historical essays.
Morningstar  Identify stocks or mutual funds to meet your needs, research current or prospective holdings, or see how your investments fit together with this investment tool.

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New York Code Rules and Regulations Provides free access to an unannotated web version of the New York Code, Rules and Regulations (NYCRR). Please consult staff to access the Internet.
New York State Newspapers Offers the full text of seven newspapers including the Buffalo News, Post Standard (Syracuse, NY), New York Post and the New York Times. NOVELny
New York Times Provides full-text coverage from 1985 to the present. NOVELny
Newsstand Provides full-text searches of a collection of more than 1,000 newspapers. NOVELny
Novelist K-8 Plus A comprehensive reading resource for fiction and nonfiction which helps young readers answer the question of what to read next.
Novelist Plus A comprehensive readers' advisory resource for fiction and nonfiction which will help adults answer the question of what to read next.
Nueva Enciclopedia Cumbre Una enciclopedia completa para los hispanohablantes y estudiantes de español. ​NOVELny

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Opposing Viewpoints in Context Opposing Viewpoints in Context contains a range of perspective on many important issues, with more than 20,000 pro/con viewpoints and more than 19,000 reference articles and topic overviews. You'll find more than 12,000 charts and graphs along with statistical information. Includes full-text coverage from newspapers and magazines such as National Review, The New York Times, Commentary, and CNN Wire. NOVELny

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Primary Search Containing full-text for nearly 100 of the most popular children's magazines, Primary Search is designed specifically to help elementary school students.
ProCitizen Procitizen will help you prepare for the Civics, Reading, and Writing portions of the Naturalization Test through a series of 100 videos, practice exercises and quizzes. If you have already signed up for a user name and password through Pronunciator, you can use the same user name and password for ProCitizen.
Pronunciator Pronunciator is a language resource database offering instruction for beginner, intermediate and advanced students in 80 foreign languages. It also offers English instruction for speakers of 50 foreign languages including Arabic, Bengali, Nepali, Somali, Spanish and Vietnamese.

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ReferenceUSA Business Includes 24 million nationwide business listings searchable by name, location, line of business, size and other details. This product is for personal non-commercial use only.
ReferenceUSA Canadian Business Search 1.5 million Canadian businesses by name, location, line of business, size and other details. This product is for personal non-commercial use only.
ReferenceUSA Canadian Residential Search over 12 million residential listings throughout Canada. This product is for personal non-commercial use only.
ReferenceUSA Health Care Includes 855,000 physician and dentist listings throughout the U.S. This product is for personal non-commercial use only.
ReferenceUSA New Businesses More than 50,000 new businesses added each week. This product is for personal non-commercial use only.
ReferenceUSA New Movers Useful to service providers such as banks, dry cleaners, doctors hair stylists, churches, clubs and organizations. Selection criteria include Geography, Housing type, Moving distance, and Move type. This product is for personal non-commercial use only.
ReferenceUSA Residential Includes 89 million residential listings throughout the U.S. This product is for personal non-commercial use only.

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Salem Health Access to Salem Press’ health reference works, includes bestselling Magill’s Medical Guide.
Salem History Access to key history reference works from Salem Press. Included are Milestone Documents in American History and Great Lives from History: The 20th Century.
Sanborn Maps of New York 1867-1970 Sanborn fire insurance maps are detailed property and land-use records.
Scholastic GO! Scholastic G0! (formerly Grolier Online), provides access to a variety of resources including the Encyclopedia Americana, the New Book of Knowledge, a thesaurus and a dictionary. Features daily news from the Associated Press and access to an online atlas. NOVELny
Science in Context This database focuses on hundreds of today's most significant science topics. Authoritative reference content is combined with headlines and videos to show students how scientific disciplines relate to real-world issues, from weather patterns to obesity.
SCOLA SCOLA provides authentic foreign language resources in more than 175 native languages. SCOLA receives and re-transmits foreign TV programming from around the world and provides other foreign language resources, language lessons, and learning material on this site. Contact Us for free access to SCOLA mobile app.
Slavery in America and the World: History, Culture & Law The Slavery in America Collection of HeinOnline, brings together all the known legal materials on slavery in the United States and the English-speaking world, including hundreds of pamphlets and books written about slavery from the collection of the B&ECPL. Available at all library locations.
Small Business Resource Center Search this database to learn how to start, finance or manage your small business. Resources include sample business plans, how to guides, articles and websites.

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USA.gov Easy, one-stop access to all online U.S. Federal Government resources. Users can apply for federal student loans, track Social Security benefits, compare Medicare options and more. Please consult staff to access the Internet.
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Categories



African American Resources

African-American History Online Covers the entire breadth of African-American history, from African beginnings through the slave trade and the civil rights movement to the present.
Slavery in America and the World: History, Culture & Law The Slavery in America Collection of HeinOnline, brings together all the known legal materials on slavery in the United States and the English-speaking world, including hundreds of pamphlets and books written about slavery from the collection of the B&ECPL. Available at all library locations.
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Business

Business Insights: Essentials Detailed company and industry news and information from company profiles, brand information, rankings, investment reports, periodicals and more. NOVELny
Consumer Reports Full text articles from Consumer Reports from 1991 to the present.
Mergent Online Provides Internet-based access to the most detailed, accurate and comprehensive global company database available, with financials and annual reports for domestic and international companies.
Morningstar  Identify stocks or mutual funds to meet your needs, research current or prospective holdings, or see how your investments fit together with this investment tool.
ReferenceUSA Business Includes 24 million nationwide business listings searchable by name, location, line of business, size and other details. This product is for personal non-commercial use only.
ReferenceUSA Canadian Business Search 1.5 million Canadian businesses by name, location, line of business, size and other details. This product is for personal non-commercial use only.
ReferenceUSA New Businesses More than 50,000 new businesses added each week. This product is for personal non-commercial use only.
ReferenceUSA New Movers Useful to service providers such as banks, dry cleaners, doctors hair stylists, churches, clubs and organizations. Selection criteria include Geography, Housing type, Moving distance, and Move type. This product is for personal non-commercial use only.
Small Business Resource Center Search this database to learn how to start, finance or manage your small business. Resources include sample business plans, how to guides, articles and websites.
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Car Repair

Chilton Library Diagnostics, step-by-step repair procedures, maintenance schedules, wiring diagrams, recalls and Technical Service Bulletins for automobiles and light trucks.
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Career & Citizenship

JobNow Provides you with practical tools to help you get a job. Features four services to choose from: Resume, Job Interviews, Career, and Adult Learners.
ProCitizen Procitizen will help you prepare for the Civics, Reading, and Writing portions of the Naturalization Test through a series of 100 videos, practice exercises and quizzes. If you have already signed up for a user name and password through Pronunciator, you can use the same user name and password for ProCitizen.
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Current Topics

CountryWatch Economic and political surveys of 191 countries, updated continuously. Includes people, history, agriculture, economy, energy, environment, ethnic divisions, religions and more.
Opposing Viewpoints in Context Opposing Viewpoints in Context contains a range of perspective on many important issues, with more than 20,000 pro/con viewpoints and more than 19,000 reference articles and topic overviews. You'll find more than 12,000 charts and graphs along with statistical information. Includes full-text coverage from newspapers and magazines such as National Review, The New York Times, Commentary, and CNN Wire. NOVELny
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Español

MEDLINE Plus español Le ayuda a encontrar las respuestas que busca en la salud. Tiene mucha información sobre medicamentos, una enciclopedia médica ilustrada, programas interactivos para el paciente y las últimas noticias de la salud. Por favor, consulte con el personal para acceder a Internet.
Nueva Enciclopedia Cumbre Una enciclopedia completa para los hispanohablantes y estudiantes de español. ​NOVELny
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Foundation Center

Foundation Directory Online An extensive and frequently updated resource that provides non-profit organizations with the most accurate details available on U.S. funders and their grants. Includes grantmaker profiles and IRS 990 information on over 100,000 U.S. foundations. Available at the Central, Audubon, Collins, Kenmore, and Lancaster libraries.
Foundation Grants to Individuals An online database of nearly 10,000 foundation and public charity programs that fund students, artists, researchers, and other individual grantseekers. Available at the Central, Audubon, Collins, Kenmore, and Lancaster libraries.
Foundation Maps A data visualization tool that includes information on millions of grants, grantmakers, and grant recipients from 2006 to the present. Available at the Central, Audubon, Collins, Kenmore, and Lancaster libraries.
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Genealogy

Ancestry Library  Provides access to more than 1 billion names. Includes city directories, census records, immigration records and much more. Available at all library locations.
Buffalo News Full-text of articles from the Buffalo News, from 1989 - present.
Heritage Quest Online HeritageQuest Online contains U.S. federal census records from 1790-1940, special federal census schedules, over 20,000 local and family history books, over 20,000 U.S. city directories, a genealogical and local history serials index, Revolutionary War Pension Files, Freedman's Bank Records, and select content from the U.S. Serial Set.
New York Times Provides full-text coverage from 1985 to the present. NOVELny
Sanborn Maps of New York 1867-1970 Sanborn fire insurance maps are detailed property and land-use records.
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Health and Medicine

Health Reference Center Academic A multi-source database, Health Reference Center Academic provides access to the full text of nursing and allied health journals, plus a wide variety of personal health information sources.NOVELny
MEDLINE Plus A comprehensive medical website from the National Library of Medicine. Includes information on diseases and medications, and directories of hospitals, physicians and organizations. Please consult staff to access the Internet.
ReferenceUSA Health Care Includes 855,000 physician and dentist listings throughout the U.S. This product is for personal non-commercial use only.
Salem Health Access to Salem Press’ health reference works, includes bestselling Magill’s Medical Guide.
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History and Biography

African-American History Online Covers the entire breadth of African-American history, from African beginnings through the slave trade and the civil rights movement to the present.
Biography in Context Biographical information on over 525,000 of the world's most influential people. Search or browse by name, nationality or occupation.
History Reference Center History Reference Center features reference books, encyclopedias, and nonfiction books from leading history publishers. This resource also includes history periodicals, historical documents, biographies, historical photos and maps, and historical videos.
Salem History Access to key history reference works from Salem Press. Included are Milestone Documents in American History and Great Lives from History: The 20th Century.
Slavery in America and the World: History, Culture & Law The Slavery in America Collection of HeinOnline, brings together all the known legal materials on slavery in the United States and the English-speaking world, including hundreds of pamphlets and books written about slavery from the collection of the B&ECPL. Available at all library locations.
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Kid Search

eLibrary Elementary eLibrary Elementary contains over 140 magazines and books for elementary students. Also includes the American Heritage Dictionary. NOVELny
Kids InfoBits Kids InfoBits contains over 100 age-appropriate magazines for students in kindergarten through grade five. Also includes Merriam-Webster's Elementary Dictionary, maps, flags, seals, charts and graphs. NOVELny
MAS Ultra – School Edition Designed specifically for high school students, MAS Ultra – School Edition contains full text for nearly 500 popular high school magazines covering a wide-range of subject areas.
Middle Search Plus Middle Search Plus contains full text for more than 170 popular middle school magazines as well as more than 103,000 biographies and historical essays.
Novelist K-8 Plus A comprehensive reading resource for fiction and nonfiction which helps young readers answer the question of what to read next.
Primary Search Containing full-text for nearly 100 of the most popular children's magazines, Primary Search is designed specifically to help elementary school students.
Scholastic GO! Scholastic G0! (formerly Grolier Online), provides access to a variety of resources including the Encyclopedia Americana, the New Book of Knowledge, a thesaurus and a dictionary. Features daily news from the Associated Press and access to an online atlas. NOVELny
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Language

Pronunciator Pronunciator is a language resource database offering instruction for beginner, intermediate and advanced students in 80 foreign languages. It also offers English instruction for speakers of 50 foreign languages including Arabic, Bengali, Nepali, Somali, Spanish and Vietnamese.
SCOLA SCOLA provides authentic foreign language resources in more than 175 native languages. SCOLA receives and re-transmits foreign TV programming from around the world and provides other foreign language resources, language lessons, and learning material on this site. Contact Us for free access to SCOLA mobile app.
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Law and Government

FindLaw Web directory of laws, cases and codes, law schools, legal directories, lawyers and law firms, and legal organizations. Please consult staff to access the Internet.
HeinOnline Legal Database An extensive legal research tool that contains approximately 370 legal periodicals, the Federal Register from 1936-present, 18,000 treaties and international agreements and resources from the U.S. Supreme Court Library. Available at all library locations.
New York Code Rules and Regulations Provides free access to an unannotated web version of the New York Code, Rules and Regulations (NYCRR). Please consult staff to access the Internet.
USA.gov Easy, one-stop access to all online U.S. Federal Government resources. Users can apply for federal student loans, track Social Security benefits, compare Medicare options and more. Please consult staff to access the Internet.
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Literature

Literature Criticism Online Brings together several literary series from Gale, including Contemporary Literary Criticism, Nineteenth-Century Literature, and Twentieth-Century Literary Criticism.
Literature Resource Center Contains information on more than 90,000 novelists, poets, essayists, journalists and their works with in-depth coverage of 2,000 of the most-studied authors.
Novelist K-8 Plus A comprehensive reading resource for fiction and nonfiction which helps young readers answer the question of what to read next.
Novelist Plus A comprehensive readers' advisory resource for fiction and nonfiction which will help adults answer the question of what to read next.
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Magazine and Journal Articles

Academic Onefile Peer-reviewed, full-text articles from the world's leading journals and reference sources. NOVELny
America's News Magazines U.S. and international news, business, lifestyle, entertainment, sports, and science and technology.
Consumer Reports Full text articles from Consumer Reports from 1991 to the present.
General OneFile A one-stop source for news and periodical articles on a wide range of topics. Features millions of full-text articles, many with images that are updated on a daily basis. NOVELny
Library, Information Science & Technology Provides access to more than 600 periodicals, books, research reports and proceedings covering librarianship, classification, cataloging, bibliometrics and more.
MasterFile Premier Contains full text for 1,935 periodicals covering general reference, business, health, education, science, multicultural issues and much more. Also contains full text for more than 300 reference books, 96,600 biographies, and 76,000 primary source documents.
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Newspapers

Buffalo News Full-text of articles from the Buffalo News, from 1989 - present.
Gannett Newsstand Gannett Newsstand contains over 85 Gannett newspapers, 6 of which are New York newspapers. These include the Ithaca Journal, Poughkeepsie Journal, Rochester Democrat and Chronicle, Journal News (White Plains), Press and Sun-Bulletin (Binghamton) and Star-Gazette (Elmira). NOVELny
New York State Newspapers Offers the full text of seven newspapers including the Buffalo News, Post Standard (Syracuse, NY), New York Post and the New York Times. NOVELny
New York Times Provides full-text coverage from 1985 to the present. NOVELny
Newsstand Provides full-text searches of a collection of more than 1,000 newspapers. NOVELny
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Phone Books

ReferenceUSA Business Includes 24 million nationwide business listings searchable by name, location, line of business, size and other details. This product is for personal non-commercial use only.
ReferenceUSA Canadian Business Search 1.5 million Canadian businesses by name, location, line of business, size and other details. This product is for personal non-commercial use only.
ReferenceUSA Canadian Residential Search over 12 million residential listings throughout Canada. This product is for personal non-commercial use only.
ReferenceUSA Health Care Includes 855,000 physician and dentist listings throughout the U.S. This product is for personal non-commercial use only.
ReferenceUSA New Businesses More than 50,000 new businesses added each week. This product is for personal non-commercial use only.
ReferenceUSA New Movers Useful to service providers such as banks, dry cleaners, doctors hair stylists, churches, clubs and organizations. Selection criteria include Geography, Housing type, Moving distance, and Move type. This product is for personal non-commercial use only.
ReferenceUSA Residential Includes 89 million residential listings throughout the U.S. This product is for personal non-commercial use only.
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Reference

CountryWatch Economic and political surveys of 191 countries, updated continuously. Includes people, history, agriculture, economy, energy, environment, ethnic divisions, religions and more.
Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia This database provides over 25,000 encyclopedic entries covering a variety of subject areas.
Grolier Online Grolier Online, now called Scholastic G0!, provides access to a variety of resources including the Encyclopedia Americana, the New Book of Knowledge, a thesaurus and a dictionary. Features daily news from the Associated Press and access to an online atlas. NOVELny
Nueva Enciclopedia Cumbre Una enciclopedia completa para los hispanohablantes y estudiantes de español. ​NOVELny
Scholastic GO! Scholastic G0! (formerly Grolier Online), provides access to a variety of resources including the Encyclopedia Americana, the New Book of Knowledge, a thesaurus and a dictionary. Features daily news from the Associated Press and access to an online atlas. NOVELny
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Science

Science in Context This database focuses on hundreds of today's most significant science topics. Authoritative reference content is combined with headlines and videos to show students how scientific disciplines relate to real-world issues, from weather patterns to obesity.
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