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Art & Architecture Health & Medicine
Associations History & Biography
Automobiles Home & Garden
Business & Finance Languages
Children's Reference Sources Literature
Computers Long Beach & Long Island
Diversity Magazines & Journals
Education & Library Science News & Current Events
Employment & Careers Performing Arts
Encyclopedias Philosophy & Religion
Español/Spanish Reference & Research
Genealogy Science & Mathematics
Government & Law Travel & Geography

Art & Architecture
Oxford Art Online A comprehensive source for all aspects of the visual arts including art reproductions, artist biographies, museum websites, and artists' home pages.
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Associations
Community Resource Database Lists 8,500 private non-profit or government sponsored agencies and programs that provide services to Long Island residents. click to access in library click to access from home
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Automobiles
All Data Includes automobile diagnostics, repair procedures, electrical diagrams, technical bulletins and recalls which may be printed out.
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Business & Finance
ABI Complete Comprises ABI/INFORM Global, ABI/INFORM Trade and Industry, and ABI/INFORM Dateline. Features thousands of full-text journals, dissertations, working papers, key business and economics periodicals, country-and industry-focused reports, and downloadable data. click to access in library click to access from home
ABI Dateline Research employment opportunities, compile data on benefits and compensation, learn about corporate strategies, and other topics from a local and regional perspective. Includes major business tabloids, magazines, daily newspapers, wire services, and area business publications. click to access in library click to access from home
ABI Global In-depth coverage for thousands of publications, most of which are available in full text, and the latest business and financial information for researchers at all levels. click to access in library click to access from home
ABI Trade and Industry Study and compare specific trades and industries, including telecommunications, computing, transportation, construction, petrochemicals, and many others. click to access in library click to access from home
Business and Company ASAP Covers 1980 to current month. Information on companies, markets, industries, mergers, and management theory from business and trade journals with full-text and images.
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Business and Company Resource Center Company profiles, brand information, rankings, investment reports, company histories and news. click to access in library click to access from home
Business Insights: Essentials Detailed company and industry profiles, company financial reports, and company comparisons.
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Financial Times A database of financial and economic news offers instant access to hundreds of thousands of articles and features from one of the world's leading sources of accurate and unbiased financial, economic and political news. click to access in library click to access from home
Gale Business Economics and Theory Academic journals and magazines focusing on topics in economics. More than 150 full-text journals. click to access in library click to access from home
Gale Insurance & Liability Collection Over 20 journals covering this multimillion dollar industry, including such topics as labor relations, mortgage banking, legal issues, and more. click to access in library click to access from home
Gale Small Business Collection Over 280 full-text periodicals for business students and entrepreneurs. Provides insights, tips, strategies and success stories. click to access in library click to access from home
General Business File ASAP 1980 to present month. Broker research reports, trade publications, company directories, industry trends. click to access in library click to access from home
Hoovers Company Records Profiles of more than 40,000 companies, 600 industries, and 225,000 key executives. Easy access to the most thorough and up-to-date business information available. click to access in library click to access from home
Lexis/Nexis Library Express Access over 10,000 news, business and legal sources. Outstanding news coverage includes deep back files and up-to-the-minute stories in national and regional newspapers, wire services, broadcast transcripts, international news and foreign-language sources. Use the LexisNexis® Company Dossier module to retrieve detailed company information and financial performance measures or identify and compare companies matching specific criteria. click to access in library click to access from home
Proquest Business Databases Covers publications on the latest business and financial information for researchers of all levels. click to access in library click to access from home
Proquest Entrepreneurship Covers a wide spectrum of resources useful to educators, researchers, students and practitioners. Content ranges from the scholarly - including journals, dissertations, working papers and conference proceedings - to a full toolkit of practical guides, templates, forms, sample business plans and tips from successful entrepreneur in a wide range of formats, from video to Excel files to text. click to access in library click to access from home
PROMT (Predicast Overview of Markets and Technology) Research companies, products and technologies via summaries and full-text from 1000 business journals, newspapers, market research studies and reports. click to access in library click to access from home
Reference USA Directory information for US businesses and residences, doctors and dentists. Annual reports, 10-Ks and other SEC information. Canadian business and residential. click to access in library click to access from home
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Children's Reference Sources
Amazing Animals of the World Wild animals and their habitats for elementary school and middle school. click to access in library click to access from home
America the Beautiful Digital photographs, current events, interactive maps, almanacs, timelines and a dictionary of the 50 states, Puerto Rico and U. S. Territories. click to access in library click to access from home
eLibrary Elementary Reference materials for elementary students. Includes newspapers, magazines, books, transcripts, maps, pictures, audio, and video. click to access in library click to access from home
Encyclopedia Britannica 21st Century Explorer Search or browse for information in encyclopedias, magazines, videos, and Web sites, a dictionary and thesaurus, atlases, timelines. All information is provided on two reading levels. click to access in library click to access from home
Kids InfoBits For grades K-5. Covers geography, current events, the arts, science, health, people, government, history, sports and more. click to access in library click to access from home
Live Librarian from Tutor.com Real-time chat with a tutor for student homework questions. click to access in library click to access from home
NoveList K-8 Find new books to read based on what you already like. click to access in library click to access from home
The New Book of Knowledge Reference and current events for elementary school and higher. click to access in library click to access from home
The New Book of Popular Science Based upon the popular students' print edition. Includes the sciclopedia, news, projects, biographies, and skywatch. click to access in library click to access from home
Primary Search 1990 to present month. Full-text of more than 60 popular magazines for elementary school research with reading level indicators. click to access in library click to access from home
Scholastic GO! Eight databases for students and others: The New Book of Knowledge, Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia, Encyclopedia Americana, Amazing Animals of the World, America the Beautiful, Lands and Peoples, The New Book of Popular Science, and La Nueva Enciclopedia Cumbre. click to access in library click to access from home
Searchasaurus Includes Primary Search, Middle Search Plus, a general encyclopedia, an encyclopedia of animals, a dictionary and an image file. click to access in library click to access from home

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Computers
Gale Computer Database Computer-related product introductions, news and reviews in areas such as hardware, software, electronics, engineering, communications and the application of technology. click to access in library click to access from home
Proquest Computer Journals Information from scholarly journals and trade publications as well as consumer titles. Includes product reviews, database design and management, software, hardware, e-commerce, website development, intranets and extranets, and technology management. click to access in library click to access from home
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Diversity
Black Newspapers Provides access to esteemed newspapers from across the U.S., searchable from 1989-present. click to access in library click to access from home
Gale Diversity Studies Collection 150 full-text journals exploring cultural differences, contributions and influences in our global community. click to access in library click to access from home
Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual & Transgender Studies Collection Over 30 largely full-text journals cover such topics as gender studies, family and marital issues, health aspects, and many more. click to access in library click to access from home

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Education & Library Science
Career Cruising Explore a future career path or conduct research before you change careers by using Career Matchmaker and/or view multimedia interviews with people working in hundreds of careers. Career Cruising also includes detailed information about colleges and univerisities across the U.S. with links to financial aid resources. click to access in library click to access from home
Gale Information Science & Library Issues Collection Nearly 100 leading industry journals covering topics such as information infrastructure, data processing techniques, metadata architectures, and more. click to access in library click to access from home
Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts Indexes more than 500 core journals, more than 50 priority journals, and 125 selective journals; plus books, research reports and proceedings. Includes librarianship, classification, cataloging, bibliometrics, online information retrieval, information management and more. Coverage extends back as far as the mid-1960s.
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Proquest Professional Education Journals A comprehensive research collection of more than 760 magazines and journals for professional development and continuing education. click to access in library click to access from home
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Employment & Careers
Brainfuse JobNow Live Assistance Live interview coaching, resume lab, career resources, and adult learning center. click to access in library click to access from home
Career Cruising Explore a future career path or conduct research before you change careers by using Career Matchmaker and/or view multimedia interviews with people working in hundreds of careers. Career Cruising also includes detailed information about colleges and universities across the U.S. with links to financial aid resources. click to access in library click to access from home
Gale Vocations, Careers & Technical Education Collection Over 300 largely full-text journals providing content from general career guides to highly specialized industry journals. click to access in library click to access from home
Learning Express Library 3.0 Updated version with a new interface and updated tests including the new NYS high school equivalency exam. All current users must transition to this platform by June 30, 2014. A comprehensive, interactive online learning platform of practice tests and tutorial courses. Study and practice for academic, civil service, and licensing tests, including basic skills, college entrance, EMS, Firefighter, GED, Law Enforcement, TOEFL, U.S. Citizenship and more. Immediate scoring, complete answer explanations and individualized analysis of results. Computer Module includes instruction for Access, Excel, PowerPoint, MS Office and Word. click to access in library click to access from home
Tutor.com Adult Education and Career Center Help with job search, resume creation, and financial literacy, both with live tutors and with an Adult Career Center. click to access in library click to access from home
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Environment
Gale Environmental Studies and Policy Collection Nearly 200 journals in the field of environmental issues and policy, including perspectives from the scientific community and governmental policy makers as well as corporate interests. click to access in library click to access from home
GreenFILE Covers all aspects of human impact to the environment. Scholarly, government and general-interest titles include content on global warming, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling, and more. Indexing and abstracts for more than 384,000 records, as well as full text for more than 4,700 records. click to access in library click to access from home

 

Español/Spanish
Informe A collection of hispanic magazines with full text. Covers business, health, technology, culture, current topics and other subjects. click to access in library click to access from home
La Nueva Enciclopedia Cumbre Es para empezar estudiantes y intermedios. Incluye Países, Ciudades, Lugares de interés, Biografías, Historia, Tradiciones y Artes.
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Salud en Español Una base de datos de Ebsco que es un texto repleto el recurso de consumo de la salud. click to access in library click to access from home
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Genealogy
Ancestry Library Edition Contains 5 billion genealogy records with new records added daily. Records include the entire United States Federal Census from 1790 - 1930. In-Library access only. click to access in library  
HeritageQuest A unique, growing collection of research materials for tracing family history and American culture. Includes images of original U.S. Census records. click to access in library click to access from home
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Government & Law
Gale Criminal Justice Collection 150 journals for those studying to become a lawyer or law enforcement officer, paralegal, or for a career in Homeland Security. click to access in library click to access from home
Gale Military & Intelligence Collection Over 500 titles and more than 7 million articles with links to related sources: reference books, magazine and newswire articles. click to access in library click to access from home
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Health & Medicine
Gale Medicine Several Gale medical encyclopedias. click to access in library click to access from home
Gale Nursing and Allied Health Collection Nearly 400 titles covering all aspects of the nursing profession, from direct patient care to health care administration. click to access in library click to access from home
Gale Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine Collection Over 60 predominantly full-text titles in the fields of physical therapy and sports medicine. Topics include proven treatment techniques, experimental research theses, and many more. click to access in library click to access from home
Gale Psychology Collection 200 full-text periodicals exploring what makes people "tick" from childhood to death. Gives a basic understanding of the study of the mind, emotions and how the human mind develops--and diminishes--over time. click to access in library click to access from home
Health and Wellness Resource Center and Alternative Health Module 1980 to present month. Includes government databases, magazines, journals, newspapers and directories regarding all health topics.
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Health Reference Center Academic Multi-source database providing access to full-text of nursing and allied health journals, plus a wide variety of personal health information sources that offer reliable health information to researchers, including nursing and allied health students. click to access in library click to access from home
Natural Standard High-quality, evidence-based information about complementary and alternative therapies. Grades reflect the level of available scientific data for or against the use of each therapy for a specific medical condition. click to access in library click to access from home
Proquest Health Management Journals Provides in-depth coverage from over 1,440 publications with nearly 1,200 available in full text. Covers all major clinical and healthcare disciplines, including medical sciences, immunology, pharmacy and pharmacology, nursing, physical fitness and hygiene, surgery, and others. click to access in library click to access from home
Salud Para Todos Una base de datos de Ebsco que es un texto repleto el recurso de consumo de la salud. click to access in library click to access from home
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History & Biography
Annals of American History Online Illuminates U.S. history from 1493 to modern times in over 2,000 primary documents-the original words of history-makers. History, society, and everyday life come into focus through a variety of articles and media.
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Biography in Context Contextual information on the world's most influential people. Merges Gale's reference works with periodicals and multimedia. Search by name, occupation, nationality, ethnicity, birth/death dates and places, or gender as well as keyword and full text. click to access in library click to access from home
EBSCO History Reference Center History Reference Center® is the world's most extensive full-text history reference database designed for secondary schools, public libraries, junior/community colleges and undergraduate research. The database features full text for more than 1,990 reference books, encyclopedias and non-fiction books from leading history publishers.
Gale Pop Culture Collection Useful information for any researcher in a social science, history, art or liberal arts course. This collection is made up of more than 100 subject-appropriate full-text periodicals. click to access in library click to access from home
Gale U.S. History Collection Well-rounded coverage of both the current thinking and events in US History, as well as scholarly work being established in the field. This compilation of journals provides robust and balanced coverage of this field, useful both to the novice historian as well as to the advanced academic researcher. click to access in library click to access from home
Gale War & Terrorism Collection Almost 100 full-text periodicals give researchers and students of history, social science, and current events insight into conflicts: their causes, their impact, and how they are perceived on a global scale. click to access in library click to access from home
Gale World History Collection Nearly 40 predominantly full-text journals provide balanced coverage of events in World History. Useful both to the novice historian and to the advanced academic researcher. click to access in library click to access from home
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Home & Garden
Culinary Arts Collection 150 of the major cooking and nutrition magazines. Includes thousands of searchable recipes, restaurant reviews, and industry information. click to access in library click to access from home
Gardening, Landscape and Horticulture Collection Nearly 50 journals focused specifically on key issues in gardening, landscaping, and other areas of horticulture. Includes content relating to both the practical aspects as well as the scientific theory of horticulture studies. click to access in library click to access from home
Home Improvement Collection Nearly 100 home improvement focused titles for hobbyists and professionals. Includes architectural techniques, tool and material selection, zoning requirements, and much more. click to access in library click to access from home
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Languages
Transparent Languages Online (formerly known as Byki Online) Transparent Languages Online is a powerful language learning system that uses flashcards to teach you a set of words or phrases for more than 70 languages and ESL. Create a user account to begin. click to access in library click to access from home
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Literature
Literature Resource Center Provides biographies, bibliographies, critical analysis of novelists, poets, essayists and journalists from every age and literary discipline.
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Literature Resources from Gale Literature cross searches Literature Resource Center along with many other Gale literature databases. click to access in library click to access from home
Litfinder Includes author profiles, citations, explanations, analysis of 85,000 full-text poems, plays, speeches, essays, and short stories.
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Live Librarian from Tutor.com Real-time chat with a tutor for student homework questions. click to access in library click to access from home
NoveList A readers' advisory tool that assists readers in finding new authors and titles based on past reading preferences. NoveList is linked to the Library's catalog displaying the Library's holdings.
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Twayne's Authors OnlineContains the full-text of 200 Twayne Literary Masters books on world, U. S. and English authors.
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Long Beach and Long Island
Community Resource Database Lists 8,500 private non-profit or government sponsored agencies and programs that provide services to Long Island residents. click to access in library click to access from home
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News & Current Events
Black Newspapers Provides access to esteemed newspapers from across the U.S., searchable from 1989-present. click to access in library click to access from home
Custom Newspapers 150 national and international newspapers. Includes NY Daily News.
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Gale Communications and Mass Media More than 100 journals focused on all aspects of the communications field, including advertising and public relations, literature and writing, linguistics, and many more. click to access in library click to access from home
Gale War & Terrorism Collection Almost 100 full-text periodicals give researchers and students of history, social science, and current events insight into conflicts: their causes, their impact, and how they are perceived on a global scale. click to access in library click to access from home
Gannett Newsstand A dozen newspapers from around the country, including the Los Angeles Times, the Chicago Tribune, the Baltimore Sun, and Newsday. click to access in library click to access from home
Infotrac Newsstand A full-text newspaper database which allows users to search articles instantly by title, headline, date, newspaper section or other assigned fields. More than 1,000 newspapers. click to access in library click to access from home
Lexis/Nexis Library Express Access over 10,000 news, business and legal sources. Outstanding news coverage includes deep back files and up-to-the-minute stories in national and regional newspapers, wire services, broadcast transcripts, international news and foreign-language sources. Use the Company Dossier module to retrieve detailed company information and financial performance measures or identify and compare companies matching specific criteria. click to access in library click to access from home
National Newspaper Index 1997 to present month. Indexes America's top 5 newspapers: NY Times, Wall Street Journal, Christian Science Monitor, Los Angeles Times and Washington Post. Not full-text. click to access in library click to access in library
New York State Newspapers A database of 10 major newspapers published in the State of New York including the NY Times, NY Daily News and NY Post. click to access in library click to access from home
New York Times Historical Includes the full text of the New York Times from 1851 (in PDF), with an embargo on the current three years. click to access in library click to access from home
Newsday 1985-present in full-text. click to access in library click to access from home
Newsday Historical Pre-1985 articles. click to access in library click to access from home
Opposing Viewpoints A source for information on social issues and current events. Pros and cons, topic overviews, statistics, primary documents and links to websites. click to access in library click to access from home
Proquest News From 1986 to current day. Provides access to thousands of current periodicals and newspapers with full-text. Includes nine databases: Black Newspapers, Financial Times, New York Times, New York Times Historical, Newsday, Newsday Historical, Wall Street Journal Historical, and Gannett Newstand. click to access in library click to access from home
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Performing Arts
Gale Fine Arts and Music Collection More than 100 full-text magazines and journals support research in areas such as drama, music, art history, and filmmaking. click to access in library click to access from home
Gale Pop Culture Collection Useful information for any researcher in a social science, history, art or liberal arts course. This collection is made up of more than 100 subject-appropriate full-text periodicals. click to access in library click to access from home
Oxford Music A comprehensive resource for all aspects of the musical arts including opera, jazz, popular and 20th century music.
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Philosophy & Religion
Gale Religion & Philosophy Collection 250 periodicals, many full-text, can be used to research different religions and philosophies and how they impact our daily lives. click to access in library click to access from home

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Reference & Research
General Reference Sources:
Credo Reference Credo Reference has 3.2 million entries from more than 450 encyclopedias, dictionaries, handbooks, guides, and atlases in all fields. Sources are selected from major publishers, such as ABC Clio, Bloomsbury, Cambridge University Press, Elsevier, Greenwood, Penguin, Routledge, Sage, Thames and Hudson, Wiley, and more. You may use precise searching or a more general concept map. click to access in library click to access from home
Proquest Research Library provides one-stop access to a wide range of popular academic subjects. The database includes more than 4,050 titles—nearly 2,800 in full text—from 1971 forward. click to access in library click to access from home
Encyclopedias and Dictionaries:
Encyclopedia Americana An online version of the Scholastic publication. click to access in library click to access from home
Encyclopedia Britannica Search the encyclopedia as well as magazines, web sites, and videos. You can also explore learning materials, a dictionary and thesaurus, atlases, timelines. click to access in library click to access from home
Encyclopedia Britannica 21st Century Explorer For students. A powerful resource to search or browse for information in encyclopedias, magazines, videos, and Web sites, a dictionary and thesaurus, atlases, timelines. All information is provided on two reading levels. click to access in library click to access from home
Gale Virtual Reference Library Encyclopedias and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research. click to access in library click to access from home
Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia For students, based upon the Academic American Encyclopedia. Includes the encyclopedia, news, research starters, and timelines. click to access in library click to access from home
Webster's Dictionary Merriam-Webster's Third New International Dictionary Unabridged. click to access in library click to access from home
Magazines & Journals:
Gale Academic OneFile The premier source for peer-reviewed, full-text articles from the world's leading journals and reference sources. Extensive coverage of the sciences, technology, medicine, the arts, theology, literature and other subjects. Updated daily. click to access in library click to access from home
Gale Expanded Academic ASAP Meets research needs across all academic disciplines, from arts and the humanities to social sciences, science and technology. Access scholarly journals, news magazines, and newspapers -- many with full text and images. click to access in library click to access from home
Gale General OneFile A one-stop source for news and periodical articles on a wide range of topics. 1980-present, many with fulltext. click to access in library click to access from home
Popular Magazines 1000 of the most-searched magazines across Gale's InfoTrac products, including Consumer Reports, Time, National Geographic, The New Yorker, Newsweek, Vanity Fair, US News and World Report, Vogue,Fortune, Business Week, National Review, Cosmopolitan, NPR and even Oprah. click to access in library click to access from home
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Proquest Direct From 1986 to current day. Provides access to thousands of current periodicals and newspapers with full-text. Includes Newsday. click to access in library click to access from home

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Science & Mathematics
Amazing Animals of the World Wild animals and their habitats for elementary school and middle school. click to access in library click to access from home
Gale Agriculture Collection Broad coverage of agriculture and its related fields, comprised of nearly 200 titles--from practical aspects of farming to cutting edge scientific research in horticulture. click to access in library click to access from home
Gale General Science Collection Nearly 300 predominantly full-text academic journals and general science-focused magazines covering all scientific endeavor, including particle physics, quantum theory, advanced mathematics, and biotechnology. click to access in library click to access from home
Live Librarian from Tutor.com Real-time chat with a tutor for student homework questions. click to access in library click to access from home
The New Book of Popular Science Based upon the popular students' print edition. Includes the sciclopedia, news, projects, biographies, and skywatch. click to access in library click to access from home
Proquest Science Journals click to access in library click to access from home
Science in Context Contextual information on hundreds of today's most significant science topics. Merges Gale's reference content with full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, experiments, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites. click to access in library click to access from home
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Travel & Geography
America the Beautiful Includes digital photographs, current events, interactive maps, almanacs, timelines and a dictionary of the 50 states, Puerto Rico and U. S. Territories. click to access in library click to access from home
Gale Hospitality, Tourism and Leisure Collection Current and relevant content from over 500 industry journals. Covers both the historical and current state of affairs in the hospitality and tourism field, as well as specialized aspects of the industry -- including cultural aspects of travel, leisure activities, economic aspects of tourism, and more. click to access in library click to access from home
Global Reference Center Britannica's Global Reference Center, the home of comprehensive online content in five languages: Spanish, Japanese, Simplified Chinese, Korean, French. click to access in library  
Lands and Peoples An interactive version of the Scholastic reference book including the entire encyclopedia, a news desk and an atlas. click to access in library click to access from home
World Data Analyst Combines detailed statistics with powerful tools for analysis and display, features a unique collection of in-depth information about the countries of the world, and allows you to create interesting and informative comparative charts and tables. click to access in library click to access from home
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