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Biography In Context
Includes entries on more than 500,000 individuals spanning history and geography.  This curriculum-aligned resource offers media-rich content in context so that users can perform research on individuals and learn about their significance within their time and place.  Updated daily and includes multimedia content and information culled from various resources such as reference books, magazines, and websites.  The database is designed for librarians, teachers and students to assist them with their information literacy, curriculum, and research needs.
Explora Educator's Edition
A tool designed to help teachers with lesson plans, student tools, curriculum standards and valuable sites for teachers.
Explora for Elementary Schools
A student interface designed for use in Kindergarten through grade 5 with a focus on the Arts, Literature, Biography, Current Events, Geography and Culture, Health, History, Math, Science and more.
Explora for High Schools
An interface designed for students in grades 6 through 12 with a focus on the Arts, Literature, Biography, Business and Careers, Current Events, Geography and Culture, Health, History, Math, Science and more.
Funk & Wagnalls New Encyclopedia
Indexes over 25,000 records, covering an array of topics. Full text for each record may be easily accessed by double clicking on the topic from the display. The database contains various images, offers brief biographies as well as information in a variety of subject areas. Updated annually.
Gale Virtual Reference Library
A collection of multi-disciplinary reference eBooks offered by Gale.
Hobbies and Crafts Reference Center
Comprehensive full-text content for many of the most popular hobbies, crafts and recreation activities today. This database offers detailed "how-to" instructions and creative ideas for hobby enthusiasts. Full text is provided from leading hobby and craft magazines, including Bead & Button, Creative Knitting, FineScale Modeler, Quilter's World, and many more.
Hoosier State Chronicles
Hoosier State Chronicles is operated by the Indiana State Library and funded by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act. We seek to provide free, online access to high quality digital images of Indiana's historic newspapers by digitizing our collection, and assisting other organizations in making their collections digitally available.
Indiana History Online
Contains primary source materials from Indiana's history. Includes  a wide variety of old documents: personal narratives and memoirs, pamphlets and political speeches, sermons and songs, legal treatises, books, and children's books. Also contains introductory essays and other educational materials that provide historical context. Searches and displays materials as they were originally published, including words and ideas we might now consider offensive or rude. Material is compiled from several resources, including Sabin, but contains only the specific items related to Indiana, not their entire contents.
Indiana Memory
Indiana Memory is a collaborative effort to provide access to the wealth of primary sources in Indiana libraries, archives, museums, and other cultural institutions. It is a gateway to Indiana's history and culture found in digitized books, manuscripts, photographs, newspapers, maps, and other media. As a portal to the collections, Indiana Memory assists individuals to locate materials relevant to their interests and to better appreciate the connections between those materials.
LitFinder
Indexes about 700 journals and magazines intended for librarians, library staff, information technologists, and others who work in related fields. Does not provide full text of the articles. Years of coverage are 1960s through present.
MAS Ultra - High School Edition
Designed specifically for high school libraries, contains full text for 500 popular magazines. Full text is also available for over 85,000 biographies and over 80,000 primary source documents. Also contains nearly 400 reference books (including the Columbia Encyclopedia and the CIA World Fact Book); an Image Collection of nearly 600,000 photos, maps & flags, color PDFs; and expanded full-text backfiles (back to 1975) for key magazines.
Middle Search Plus
Contains full text for more than 150 popular middle school magazines. All full-text articles are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles). Full text is also available for thousands of biographies and historical essays. Also contains primary source documents including Essential Documents in American History, reference books including the Funk & Wagnall's New World Encyclopedia; New Oxford American Dictionary, 2nd Edition; Encyclopedia of Animals™; and thousands of relevant photos, maps and flags.
Newspaper Source
Provides cover-to-cover full text for more than 40 national (U.S.) and international newspapers, including the Christian Science Monitor, USA Today, The Washington Post, The Washington Times, The Times (London), Toronto Star, etc. Also contains selective full text for more than 300 regional (U.S.) newspapers. In addition, full-text television & radio news transcripts are provided from CBS News, CNN, CNN International, FOX News, NPR, etc.
Primary Search
Contains full text for more than 80 popular elementary school magazines. All full-text articles are assigned reading level indicators (Lexiles). Additionally, Primary Search includes the Encyclopedia of Animals™, and features the Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia, which provides students with easy-to-read encyclopedic entries written specifically for kids. This database also provides the American Heritage Children's Dictionary and thousands of relevant photos, maps and flags.
TeachingBooks.net*
Developed and maintained to include thousands of resources about fiction and nonfiction books used in the K–12 environment, with every resource selected to encourage the integration of multimedia author and book materials into reading and library activities.
Testing and Education Reference Center
A start-to-finish resource with all the information and support materials needed to make informed, confident decisions to shape the rest of your life. Resources include over 300 practice tests and courses, dozens of ebooks containing valuable study material and practice tests, information on over 4,000 accredited schools, scholarship search featuring $8 billion in available scholarships, resume builder with over 1,000 brainstorming phrases to get you started, and career modules covering subjects from career change to salary negotiations.
TOPICsearch
This current events database allows researchers to explore social, political & economic issues, scientific discoveries and other popular topics discussed in today's classrooms including controversial opinions and viewpoints. Contains full text for over 140,000 articles from nearly 300 diverse sources including international newspapers and periodicals, biographies, public opinion polls, book reviews, pamphlets, and government information.
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