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Biography In Context discus logo">

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More than 600,000 biographies of people from around the world and throughout history.


Bloom's Literary Reference Online discus logo

Comprehensive source for literary research on writers and their works throughout history and the world.


Books and Authors

Books & Authors is specially designed to complement the browsing habits of today's Web user, integrating easy-to-follow menus that allow users to broaden and narrow their searches according to author, title, series, awards and other criteria. An "if you like" search connects readers to themes and genres that may have otherwise gone unnoticed.


BrainPOP Jr. discus logo

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Videos on many topics with games, learning activities, homework help, and quizzes


Britannica Elementary discus logo

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Encyclopedia articles about people, places, things with pictures, maps, videos, activities


Britannica Online Public Library Edition discus logo

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Encyclopedia articles, current magazines, recommended Web sites, an atlas, biographies, news, pop-up dictionary and thesaurus, multimedia includes images, videos, and audio clips


Credo Reference discus logo

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Full text of more than 600 subject-specific encyclopedias, biographies, chronologies, and dictionaries, all from well-respected publishers


CultureGrams discus logo

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Countries, states and provinces with maps, flags, photos, recipes, and famous people


Explora for Elementary Schools discus logo

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Search interface that provides access to information from magazines and books on many topics for elementary students.


Explora for Middle Schools discus logo

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Search interface that provides access to information on many topics from magazines, newspapers, books, biographies, country reports, primary sources, video and more for middle school students.


Explora for High Schools discus logo

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Search interface that provides access to information on many topics from magazines, newspapers, books, biographies, country reports, primary sources, video and more for high school students.


Explora for Public Libraries discus logo

Search interface that provides access to information from many sources on most topics for teen through adult public library patrons.


Kids InfoBits discus logo

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Articles on most topics with pictures and maps


Literature Resources Center

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Find up-to-date biographical information, overviews, full-text literary criticism and reviews on more than 130,000 writers in all disciplines, from all time periods and from around the world. The optional MLA International Bibliography module adds citations for hundreds of thousands of books, articles and dissertations from 1926 to the present, linked to full text where available.


Literary Reference Center discus logo

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Sources include major respected reference works, books and literary journals Provides plot summaries, synopses and work overviews; articles/essays of literary criticism; author biographies; book reviews; classic and contemporary poems and short stories; author interviews and more


Science in Context>

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Science In Context features authoritative information for assignments and projects, and provides detailed coverage of popular subjects. From earth science and life science, to space, technology, mathematics, and science history and biography.


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Comprehensive full-text database covering the major scientific fields of study: biology, chemistry, earth & space science, environmental science, health & medicine, history of science, life science, physics, science & society, science as inquiry, scientists, technology, and wildlife


Something about the Author

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An easy-to-use source for librarians, students and other researchers, each volume of this series provides illustrated biographical articles on approximately 70 children's authors and artists. Entries cover: personal life, career, writings and works in progress, adaptations, additional sources and photographs.


StudySC

Links to quality online content for South Carolina-related topics, including subjects in the South Carolina curriculum standards


U.S. History In Context

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An engaging online experience for those seeking contextual information on hundreds of the most significant people, events and topics in U.S. History. The new solution merges Gale's authoritative reference content with full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites organized into a user-friendly portal experience.


World History In Context

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An engaging online experience for those seeking contextual information on hundreds of the most significant people, events and topics in World History. The new solution merges Gale's authoritative reference content with full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites organized into a user-friendly portal experience.



E-Books

American Men & Women of Science , 2013

Profiles living persons in the physical and biological fields, as well as public health scientists, engineers, mathematicians, statisticians, and computer scientists.


Business Leader Profiles for Students , 2v, 1999

Profiles of significant contributors to business and industry, past and present, written especially for high school students.


Complete Dictionary of Scientific Biography , 27v, 2008

Provides information on the history of science through articles on the professional lives of scientists from all periods of science from classical antiquity to modern times are represented.


Computer Technology Innovators, 2013

Computer Technology Innovators examines over 120 individuals and personalities who had an innovative and influential impact on the development and evolution of the Internet, with an emphasis on early pioneers, such as inventors and engineers, and influential founders and executives of computer companies.


Encyclopedia of World Biography , 2nd ed., 23v, 2004, with supplements

A multicultural biographical source that covers notable individuals from every part of the world and from all time periods who have made significant contributions to human culture.


Great Lives from History

Worldwide coverage of important men and women in all areas of achievement who flourished in the ancient world through the twentieth century plus inventors, scientists and the notorious.


Internet innovators , 2013

Biographies of over 120 individuals who had an innovative and influential impact on the development and evolution of the Internet, with an emphasis on Dot Com founders and leaders.


Scientists and Inventors of the Renaissance , 2013

Scientists and inventors made astonishing breakthroughs in astronomy, medicine, physics, and more. Readers examine the scientific revolution, profiling Isaac Newton, Nicolaus Copernicus, Galileo, and many other great thinkers who transformed the scientific and mechanical worlds.


Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives , 8v to date, 1998-

Presents original scholarly biographies of notable Americans. Profiles careers and achievements as well as biographical data including family members; educational background; names of spouses and marriage and divorce dates; addresses of residences; and cause of death and place of burial.


Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives, Thematic Series: Sports Figures, 2002

A two-volume biographical resource for professional sports figures. Presents over 600 entries covering a who's who of American sports, including athletes, coaches, owners, and media personalities. Each entry provides a brief introduction, photo, detailed biography, career highlights, and a bibliography. For general readers.


Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives, Thematic Series: The 1960s, 2003

A two-volume biographical resource for key individuals of the 1960s. Presents 500 entries describing Americans who defined the decade, including politicians, athletes, entertainers, and artists, among many others. The alphabetically arranged entries focus on the individual's activities during the 1960s and include photos and bibliogrphies. For students and general readers.


World Monarchies and Dynasties , 2005

Nearly 1,000 articles, supported by an extensive collection of photos, maps, lists, sidebars, and other materials, provide a complete survey of major monarchies, ruling families, kingdoms, and empires around the world, past and present.

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