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Biography In Context Get different biographies both long and short of important figures both past and present. Also find news articles related to people to place their lives within context.
Brainfuse Get help with homework or get ahead of the curve with this online tutoring service. Live tutors are available from 2-11 pm every day to teach students in the subject areas of math, English, science, and social studies. You can even submit papers for comments before they get turned in for grades.
CultureGrams More than 200 country reports that offer an insider's perspective on daily life and culture, including the history, customs, and lifestyles of the world's peoples. Also includes photos, slide shows, and videos along with audio recordings and recipes. Organized into World Edition, Kids Edition covering 82 countries, U.S. States Edition, and Canadian Provinces Edition. The Flag Gallery offers both printable color or outline view of each flag. For K-12.
eLibrary Recommended for: Upper Elementary through High School. Full-text (1981-Present). Find over 2000 articles, ebooks, transcripts, photos, websites, focused multi-media, maps and reference sources such as almanacs and encyclopedias.
General Reference Center Gold Full-text access to hundreds of general interest magazines, business and academic journals, reference books, maps, historical images, and newspaper articles.
Junior Edition Articles from magazines, newspapers, and reference books. Subject, keyword, and advanced search options available. Cross-searchable with other databases. For Grades 5-9.
Student Edition Articles from magazines, newspapers, podcasts, and reference books. Great for current events, the arts, science, popular culture, health, people, government, history, sports, and more. Historical images and maps included. Cross-searchable with other databases including eBooks. For High School.
Literature Resource Center Criticisms, summaries, and reviews of literary works along with biographies of authors.
Sirs Discoverer A one-stop research tool for kids grades 1-9 offering keyword and subject access to thousands of articles of current interest, selected for educational content and level of readability. Includes photographs, maps, country facts, dictionaries and encyclopedias.
Sirs Renaissance Provides dynamic information on the following topics: architecture and design, culture, literature, multimedia, music, performing arts, philosophy and religion, and visual arts. Full-text articles are selected from more than 1,200 domestic and international publications. Many articles are accompanied by full-color images, including art reproductions, photographs, and illustrations.
Something About the Author Illustrated biographical profiles of children's literature authors and illustrators covering their personal lives, writing careers, and books. Search by author or book title to find out more about the creators of your favorite kids books. Last updated June 2010.


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