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  • Academic Search Premier

Full text for scholarly and academic magazines and periodical-covering nearly every area of academic study.

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  • Business Leader Profiles for Students

Covers 350 prominent individuals who have made significant contributions to business and industry.

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  • Contemporary Poets

Biographical and bibliographical information on 789 of the world’s most important contemporary English-language poets, including 120 new to this edition.

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  • Gale Virtual Reference Library

Provides full-text of Drama for Students, Epics for Students, Literary Movements for Students, Literary Newsmakers for Students, Literary Themes for Students, Nonfiction Classics for Students, Novel for Students, Poetry for Students, Shakespeare for Students, and Short Stories for Students.

  • Kids Search

Research tool for middle school and elementary age students.

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  • KnowItNow 24/7 Reference

The place on the Web where Ohioans can get live help from a librarian for finding resources for homework or research on any topic, suggestions for good books to read, or answers to satisfy their general curiosity, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

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  • Literary Reference Center

Full text of literary journals and literary reference works. Contains plot summaries, literary criticism, author biographies and interviews, and the full text of thousands of poems and short stories.

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  • MAS Ultra-School Edition

Designed specifically for high school libraries, this database provides full text for more than 700 popular general interest and current events publications with information dating as far back as 1975 for key magazines. Also includes an image collection of photographs, maps, and flags.

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  • Middle Search Plus

Full text for nearly 140 popular magazines for middle and jr. high school research. Also includes an image collection of photographs, maps, and flags.

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  • Nonfiction Classics for Students

Provides in-depth literary and historical background on the most commonly studied nonfiction essays, books, biographies, and memoirs in a streamlined, easy-to-use format.

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  • Novelist K-8 Plus

Novelist K-8 helps librarians, teachers, parents, and other adults help children in grades K-8 find fiction and non-fiction books to read tailored to their reading level and interests. Or, kids can try it themselves to help them select books they will enjoy.

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  • Novels for Students

Provides critical overviews of novels from various cultures and time periods. Includes discussions of plot, characters, themes and structure as well as the work’s cultural and historical significance.

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  • Points of View Reference Center

Designed to assist researchers in understanding the full scope of controversial subjects.

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  • Searchasaurus

Research tool for elementary age students.

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  • Shmoop

Test preparation materials for AP exams, SAT, ACT, ASVAB and the GED.

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  • Student Research Center

Student research tool for grades 6 through 12.

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  • World Book Kids

A colorful and engaging online learning environment for elementary aged students.

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  • World Book Online

Encyclopedic content, a dictionary, e-books, multimedia, a vast collection of primary source documents, and a wealth of research tools.

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