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AtoZdatabases
Premier Reference and Marketing Database including 30 million business profiles & 220 million residents.  Ideal for sales leads, mailing lists, market research, employment opportunities, or finding friends and relatives.
ABI/INFORM Research
Business magazines and journals covering a variety of subject areas including financial, pharmaceuticals, manufacturing, and more.
The Official ABMS Directory of Board Certified Medical Specialists
Find certification status and professional information about board certified physicians from the, in more than 150 specialties and subspecialties. Search by geographic area as well as specialty.
Access Science
Full access McGraw Hill's Encyclopedia of Science, plus research updates in all areas of science and technology.
Amazing Animals
Animals of the world for elementary students and higher.
America the Beautiful
Features comprehensive information about each of the 50 states.
American Book Prices Current
(Only available from within the Library)
ABPC is an essential tool for buying, selling and evaluating books, serials, autographs, manuscripts, broadsides, maps and documents, based on actual auction prices in the US and abroad.
American History from ABC-CLIO
From the explorers of the Americas to today's headlines, investigate the people, events, and themes of our nation's evolution.
American Indian History Online
Access to more than 600 Native American groups and over 15,000 years of American Indian culture and history.
American National Biography Online
Info on over 17,000 American men and women--from all eras and walks of life--whose lives have shaped the nation. Only deceased persons are profiled.
America's News Magazines
Full-text articles from 24 U.S. news magazines.
America’s Obituaries and Death Notices
Collection of newspaper obituaries and death notices from the United States.
Ancestry Library Edition
(Only available from within the Library)
With over 1.2 billion records, AncestryPlus is one of the most comprehensive online databases of genealogical and local history research available. (Guided Tour)
Animals
Search Grzimek's Animal Life Encyclopedia, Endangered Species, Animals Sciences and more.
Annals of American History Online
American history through primary documents, including speeches, writings, memoirs, poems and interviews.
ArticleFirst
Articles from scholarly journals covering a wide variety of topics including business, humanities, science, and technology.
Atomic Training
Online how-to training tutorials on software applications from Microsoft, Adobe, Apple, Google, and more. See, hear and learn!
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Biography in Context
More than 300,000 biographies from respected sources, for individuals from around the world, throughout history to the present. (Guided Tour)
BNA Human Resources Library
(Only available from within the Library)
Provides practical, comprehensive, and timely coverage of workplace issues and laws, and policies for employers, attorneys, and employees.
Bookletters
BookLetters keep you up to speed on the latest books and more at the Library.
Booklist Online
(Only available from within the Library)
Book reviews and features from the American Library Association.
Books in Print
Search the availability of current books, audio and video in a database of millions of titles. Also contains full text reviews from standard magazines.
Business Insights
Includes company profiles, brand information, rankings, investment reports, company histories, chronologies and periodical articles from 1980 through today. (Guided Tour)
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Chelsea House Biographies Online
In-depth looks at people who have shaped our world. World leaders, sports stars, popular icons, writers, legends of the old west, and many more.
Chicago Consumer's Checkbook
Find ratings on Chicagoland services and retailers, including dentists, car repair, personal services, banks, and more.
Chicago Sun Times
Coverage of the full-text paper from 1986 to Current.
Chicago Tribune
Coverage of the full-text paper from 1985 to Current.
Chicago Tribune Digital Microfilm (2008 - )
Microfilm reproduction of the Chicago Tribune, all editions. Digital microfilm includes every page of every edition of the newspaper, including display ads, legal notices and classifieds.
Chicago Tribune, Historical Edition
Full page and article images with searchable full text back to the first issue. This collection includes digital reproductions providing access to every page from every available issue.
Children's Literature Comprehensive Database(CLCD)
An online database with over 400,000 reviews and links to parent and teacher resources, and more. NOTE: Click on the “Subscriber Login” button at the top-left to begin search.
ChiltonLibrary.com
This automotive repair database includes vacuum and wiring diagrams, service instructions, troubleshooting and diagnostics, and more.
ClasePeriodica
Indexes documents published in Latin American journals covering social sciences and humanities as well as science and technology.
Congressional Digest
Turn to this source for an even-handed presentation of opposing views on contentious national questions, Pro & Con.
Consumer Reports
Online subscription to the popular consumer magazine, plus exclusive online content, including Best Car Deals.
CQ Almanac
Congressional reporting in one, easy-to-use resource with original analysis and data on major legislation for each Congressional session back to 1945.
CQ Researcher
Offers in-depth, non-biased coverage of political and social issues, including overviews, statistics and pro/con reporting.
CQ Weekly
Up to the minute coverage of the U.S. Congress: status of bills, votes and amendments, floor and committee activity, and backroom maneuvering produced by the largest news team on Capitol Hill.
Credo Literati
An online platform that combines reliable, citable reference content with your library's resources and helps you to do faster, more effective research.
CultureGrams
Features cultures of 182 countries, including maps, statistics, photographs, national anthems, recipes and currency converters. Includes information about each U.S. state as well.
Current Biography Illustrated
Offers the content of the printed monthly magazine Current Biography, in searchable, electronic format. More than 25,000 biographies and nearly 20,000 images.
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Daily Herald
Full-text coverage from 1995 to Current.
Daily Life Online
Explore how others lived and live their lives, and how their lives shaped ours. Content is enhanced with new books, articles, images, maps, primary documents, and more.
Demographics Now for Libraries, Illinois Edition
Find geographic-based demographic information perfect for business and marketing plans.
Dulley.com
Home repair, earth-friendly living and utility saving information from the nationally syndicated columnist and do-it-yourself author, James Dulley.
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eBooks
Download books to your reading device or read on your computer.
Electronic Collections Online
Abstracts and selected full text of scholarly journals from 1995 to present, covering subjects such as business, education, geography and law.
Elibrary Plus
Find complete text of newspaper and newswire stories, magazine articles, reference books, pictures, maps and radio/TV transcripts on current topics. Use the natural language or advanced search feature.
Enciclopedia Moderna
(Encyclopaedia Britannica Online)
The most comprehensive encyclopedia in the Spanish language, with articles, photos and images, maps and tables.
La enciclopedia más comprensiva de la lengua española, con los artículos, fotos e imágenes, mapas y tablas.
Encyclopaedia Britannica For Kids
All the resources found in Encyclopaedia Britannica, plus special online learning materials for students, in grades K-8. 
Encyclopaedia Britannica Online
Complete encyclopedia with related Internet links, best websites rated by EB editors, Britannica's Lives and the Merriam Webster Collegiate Dictionary.
Encyclopedia of Popular Music
30,000 entries cover all genres and periods of popular music from 1900 to the present day, including jazz, country, folk, rap, reggae, techno, musicals, and world music. Complete discographies with a 5-star album rating system are included.
ERIC
Contains annotated references to education related articles from 1966 to the present.
Escolar
(Encyclopedia Britannica for children.)
Enciclopedia de Britannica por los ninos.
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FactCite: The Lincoln Library Online
Biography for Beginners
Illustrated biographies written especially for beginning and striving readers.
U.S. & World Biography
10,000 biographies of famous people from around the world. More than 2,000 illustrations.
Greek & Roman Mythology
500 articles on Greek and Roman mythological figures with more than 300 illustrations.
American History
More than 6,000 illustrated articles of people, places, and events in American history.
Ferguson’s Career Guidance Center
Information on more than 3,300 jobs in 94 industries. Includes sample resumes and cover letters, and tips on interviewing. Also includes 48,000 scholarships and internships.
Fiction Connection
Discover titles similar to books you already enjoy.
Fiction Core Collection
This selective list features classic and contemporary works of fiction recommended for a general adult audience, written in or translated into English. The best authors and their most widely-read works in literary and popular fiction - old and new- are listed, including mysteries, science fiction, fantasy, Westerns, and romance.
FirstSearch (OCLC)
Scholarly and general content covering a wide variety of topics including health, education, technology, business, and the social sciences.
Foundation Center Directory
(Only available from within the Library)
National database of 77,000 grantmakers and over 400,000 grants. One of the most comprehensive resources for non-profits organizations who are seeking funding.
FreedomFlix
This American History resource includes e-books from Scholastic’s Cornerstones of Freedom series. Each is paired with nonfiction videos and links to related websites. Topics include: Revolutionary Era, Our Democracy, Westward Expansion, Immigration, Slavery and the Civil War, Economy, the 20th Century, Today’s World and War.
Freegal Music Downloads
St. Charles Library cardholders may download five DRM-free songs per week.
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Gale Directory Library
Directories include: Ward's Business Directory, the Encyclopedia of Associations, the Consultants and Consulting Organizations Directory, the Encyclopedia of Business Information Sources, and the Gale Directory of Publications and Broadcast Media.
Gale Virtual Reference Library
Contains the full text of hundreds of reference books on a wide variety of subjects, including history, business, medicine, science and humanities. Includes tables of content, indexes and illustrations. (Guided Tour)
Genealogy Bank
Thousands of historical newspapers, documents and books covering the entire United States. Includes a searchable Social Security Death Index. New content is added monthly.
General Reference Center Gold
Provides one-stop access to general interest magazines, business periodicals, reference books, and newspaper articles. (Search Tips)
GPO - Government Printing Office
Covers all types of U.S. government documents, including Congressional reports, hearings, debates, judiciary materials and documents issued by executive departments.
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Health and Wellness Resource Center
Collection of general interest health and fitness magazines, medical and professional periodicals, reference books and pamphlets. (Guided Tour)
HeritageQuest Online
Includes genealogies, local histories, primary source materials and genealogical and local history serials. An ongoing project, this database continues to grow and includes materials from all 50 states, Canada and the British Isles. (Guided Tour)
Historic Map Works
This high quality, full color digital collection of historic maps is one of the most extensive available. The core of the collection consists of over 1.5 million maps of the United States and the world.
Historical Newspapers Extra Edition
Search the Historical Chicago Tribune, New York Times, Christian Science Monitor, Los Angeles Times and Wall Street Journal through this easy-to-use page that includes timelines and popular topic searches.
Historical Statistics of the US
Online edition of the recently updated five volume print compendium of historical statistics. Contains over 37,000 data series, on wide-ranging topics. Users may create customized tables and spreadsheets.
History Study Center
Primary and secondary sources on global history from ancient times to the present day, perfect for student reports.
Hobbies & Crafts
Has patterns, articles, and information on everything from amateur radio to knitting to woodworking.
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Illinois Digital Archive
St. Charles, Kane County and Illinois local history documents, maps and photos.
Illinois Legal Forms
Illinois Legal Forms includes thousands of business, personal, litigation and federal forms.
Illinois Newspapers
Search local and state news sources including: Chicago Sun-Times (1986-Current), Courier-News (1/1/97-Current), Daily Herald (1/1/95-Current), the Kane County Chronicle (7/9/04-Current), and the St. Charles Republican (01/18/09-Current).
Illinois Public Records
Internet source for public records in the Chicago suburbs, including real estate transfers, foreclosures, business licenses and incorporations.
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Job & Career Accelerator
Easy-to-use resource for job seekers, including a resume and cover letter builders, information about careers, and online job hunting. (Tutorial)
Kane County Chronicle
Full-text coverage beginning in December 2005 to Current.
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Lands and People
A unique cultural database of all the countries on the globe. World Atlas included.
Learning Express Library
Provides interactive practice tests, including the SAT, ACT, GED, civil service, military, real estate, teacher certification, and more. Also includes computer skills training and United States citizenship.
LexisNexis® Library Express
(Access to the legal module is available in-Library only.)
News, consumer, business and legal information.
Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts (LISTA)
Coverage back to the mid-1960s makes this the oldest continuously produced database covering the field of information science.
Lit Finder
Full-text poems, stories and essays on literature. (Guided Tour)
Literature Online
Provides summaries and criticism of books, as well as literary periods, genres, and movements. Includes author biographies.
Literature Resource Center
Critical analyses, plot overviews, and author biographies of 120,000 novelists, poets, essayists, journalists, and other writers from every age and literary discipline.(Guided Tour)
Live Homework Help from Tutor.com
Free online help from tutors for students, as well as resume, GED, and citizenship assistance for adults. Hours: Every day from 10 AM to midnight.
Ayuda gratis, en línea, de tutores para estudiantes, y también para resumen, GED, y asistencia de ciudadanía para adultos. Diariamente de 10 AM hasta la medianoche.
Live Resume Help
Free online help from resume experts. Help with homework, GED and citizenship exams also available.
Local Newspaper Index
The Newspaper Index is a selective index of articles published in the Kane County Chronicle and the St. Charles Republican newspapers from 1986 to the present. The full text of these articles is available at the Library in print, online or microfilm.
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Magazines & Newspapers Online, A-Z
Find out what magazines, journals, and newspapers the Library subscribes to online, and then link to the correct database to read articles or issues.
Mango Languages
Easy and fun online language-learning system teaches conversation skills for a wide variety of languages. Great for travelers, beginners and ESL students. Listen, repeat, and learn using material designed from native conversations. Watch video.
Marquis Who’s Who
Over one million profiles of the most accomplished individuals from all fields of endeavor including: government, business, science and technology, the arts, entertainment, and sports.
Marshall Cavendish Digital
  • Drugs and Society
    A comprehensive resource that examines a wide range of issues concerning addiction, treatment, and the societal impact of drug abuse.
  • Family Health, 3rd Ed
    Quick access to key information on all aspects of family health care.
MEDLINE
Covers all areas of medicine, including dentistry and nursing. Includes a mix of articles written for general interest and those in the medical profession.
MedlinePlus
A comprehensive, free, and authoritative consumer health site sponsored by the U.S. National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health. (MedlinePlus en Español)
Mitchell ProDemand
(Only available from within the Library.)
Includes repair instructions and diagrams, technical service bulletins, maintenance schedules and cost estimation for various cars and trucks from 1974 to present.
Modern World History Online
Covers the people, places, and events in the broad expanse of history—from the mid-15th century to the present.
Morningstar Investment Research Center
(In-Library Users) (Remote Users)
Find a stock or mutual fund, research current or prospective holdings, read analysts' reports, and see ratings, financial reports, valuation ratios, and key ratios.
Musicians and Composers of the 20th Century
Biographical profiles of important figures in all genres of music.
MUZZY Online
Especially designed for children, Muzzy is a comprehensive, interactive and fun way to learn a second language. Includes Spanish, French, German, Italian, English, Mandarin Chinese, Portuguese and Russian.
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National Geographic Kids
Contains National Geographic Kids magazine 2009-present (3 month embargo), 200 National Geographic Kids books, and 500 kid-friendly and downloadable images.
National Geographic Virtual Library
Contains National Geographic magazine 1888-Current, National Geographic Traveler magazine 2010-Current, as well as hundreds of videos, maps, atlases, and other downloadable images.
Naxos Music Library
Streaming music that includes over 85,000 tracks, including Classical music, Jazz, World, Folk and Chinese music.
Naxos Sheet Music Library
Find 45,000 classical sheet music titles. Some titles may be transposed online.
New Book of Knowledge
Includes The American Heritage Children's Dictionary and The American Heritage Children's Thesaurus.
New Book of Popular Science
Covers science, technology, and medical topics.
New York Times
Full-text articles from the New York Times are available from 2000 through current. Also included are the New York Times Book Review and The New York Times Magazine.
New York Times Digital Microfilm (2008-)
Microfilm reproduction of the New York Times. Digital microfilm includes every page of every edition of the newspaper, including display ads, legal notices and classifieds.
New York Times Historical Edition
Full page and article images with searchable full text back to the first issue. This collection includes digital reproductions providing access to every page from every available issue.
Newsbank
Local, regional and national newspapers, plus America’s Obituaries and Death Notices and Genealogy Bank.
Newsstand
Major and regional newspapers from the U.S. and selected international content.
Non-Fiction Core Collection
This collection recommends nonfiction and reference books for the general adult audience. Acquisitions librarians, reference librarians, and catalogers can all use this reliable guide to building and maintaining a well-rounded collection of the most highly recommended reference and nonfiction titles for adults.
NoveList Plus
Fiction and nonfiction guide for all ages. Find read-alike books and authors, book reviews, book group discussion questions and author websites.
NoveList K-8
Search for picture books through chapter books by author, title, series name or subject.
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OAIster
Millions of digital resources including books, audio files, images, movies and datasets and texts.
Optimal Resume
Create resumes, cover letters, online portfolios and career documents. Practice interviewing skills and even create a video resume. (Tutorial)
Oxford Art Online
The access point for renowned Grove Art Online and other Oxford art reference resources, covering all aspect of visual arts from prehistory to the present day. Includes biographies of artists and select images of art.
Oxford Dictionaries Online
Oxford’s innovative modern English dictionary and language reference  service.
Oxford English Dictionary
Search the authority on the English language. An unsurpassed guide to the meaning, history, and pronunciation of over 500,000 words, both present and past.
Oxford Language Dictionaries Online
Fully searchable comprehensive bilingual dictionaries and unique study materials that provide help with learning and using an expanding range of languages.
Oxford Reference Online
Search Oxford's award winning encyclopedias and scholarly reference titles on an easy-to-use site.
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PapersFirst
Covers many published congresses, symposiums, conferences, expositions, workshops and meetings around the world.
PebbleGo
PebbleGo Biographies, PebbleGo Animals, PebbleGo Earth and Space and PebbleGo Social Studies are resources designed especially for students in grades K-3. They include photographs, videos and educational games.
Plunkett Research Online
For professionals in sales and marketing or anyone researching specific industries. Job seekers and professionals in human resources and recruiting will appreciate the Job Seekers Center.
Points of View Reference Center
Two hundred topics, each with an overview (objective background/description), point (argument) and counterpoint (opposing argument).
Pop Culture Universe
An irresistible yet authoritative digital database on popular culture in America and the world, both past and present. Great for decades or history projects.
Price It! Antiques & Collectibles
A valuable research and pricing tool with more than 20 million realized prices, more than 10 million images, and 125 searchable categories.
Proceedings
Index of worldwide conference, workshop and symposium proceedings, including a list of the papers presented at each event.
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Redbooks
This unique source shows advertisers-to-agencies “linkage”, has an in-depth agency database with contacts, and up-to-date agency and advertiser content, as well as a list of available advertising jobs.
Reference USA
Over 10.5 million businesses and over 100 million U.S. resident names, phone numbers and addresses. Business information includes estimated company size, sales, employees, and contact information. (Guided Tour)
Research Monitor
10,000 consumer market reports in more than 200 categories from Euromonitor for the US and 80 countries. Identify leading subcategories in each market, know the top players and their brands, and easily export data, charts, and reports.
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Salem Health Online
Covers diseases, disorders, treatments, procedures, specialties, anatomy, biology, and issues in an A-Z format, with sidebars addressing recent developments.
Salem History
Includes Milestone Documents, the Great Lives biography series, Great Events from History, The Decades, and more.
Salem Literature
Includes the full text of Critical Surveys and Masterplots.
Salem Science
Includes Encyclopedia of Global Resources, Encyclopedia of Global Warming, Forensic Science, and The Solar System.
Sanborn Maps, Illinois
Sanborn maps are large-scale plans of a city or town from 1867-1970. The maps list street blocks and building numbers in use at the time the map was made and previous numbers.
Scholastic BookFLIX
Online literacy resource that pairs classic fictional video storybooks with related nonfiction eBooks. Reinforces core reading skills and introduces students to a world of knowledge and exploration.
Science Online
Diagrams, definitions, biographies, experiments and essays in specific subject areas.
Senior High Core Collection
This collection is a selective list of books recommended for young people in grades 9 through 12 lists review sources and other professional aids for librarians and school media specialists.
Shakespeare Survey
A great resource from Cambridge University Press for students and Shakespeare lovers. Since 1948 Survey has published the best international scholarship in English, and many of its essays have become classics of Shakespeare criticism. Each volume is devoted to a theme, or play, or group of plays. The books are illustrated with a variety of Shakespearean images and production photographs.
Small Business Resource Center
Industry research, business plans, financial planning, marketing and franchising information for business owners. Great source for business planning.
Social Explorer
Provides quick and easy access to current and historical census data and demographic information, as well as tools to create maps and reports to illustrate, analyze, and understand demography and social change.
Something About the Author
This series covers individuals ranging from established award winners in children’s literature to authors and illustrators who are just beginning their careers in children’s literature.
SRDS
(Only available from within the Library)
Standard Rate and Data Service provides detailed ad rates and contact information for business and consumer magazines, cable, radio, newspapers, and direct marketing services. Includes Local Market Audience Analyst.
Standard & Poor's
Comprehensive and up-to-date information via nine investment products, including Stock and Bond Guides, Outlook, Corporation Records, Industry Surveys, and Stock Reports.
Statistical Abstract of the United States
The ProQuest Statistical Abstract of the United States is the authoritative and comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic conditions of the United States
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Teacher Reference Center (TRC)
Journal Information for K-12 Teachers & Librarians
Indexes over 260 titles from the most popular teacher and administrator trade journals, periodicals, and books.
Thomas Register of Manufacturers
Lists hundreds of thousands of businesses in North America.
Today’s Science
Updated weekly and containing thousands of links to a 15-year back-file, Today's Science explains important developments in biology, chemistry, the environment, space, physics, and technology.
Transparent Language Online / Byki
Allows library patrons to follow a simple, linear, learning progression, or jump right in and explore the many, exciting language and culture resources. With 80+ languages to choose from, there is something for every language learner. Those familiar with Byki™ Online can rest assured; Transparent Language Online contains the entire collection of Byki material and much more.
TrueFLIX
Includes: digital Scholastic True Books, links to further information in Grolier Online and web sites about each topic. Non-fiction topics include: continents, ancient civilizations, U.S. government westward expansion, natural disaters, space, human body and ecosystems.
TumbleBookCloud
An online collection of read-alongs, e-books and audio books with reading levels from grades 6-12. Includes YA/Teen novels, classics, poetry, short stories, YA/Teen audiobooks, graphic novels, and educational videos from National Geographic.
TumbleBookCloud Junior
An online collection of read-alongs, e-books and audio books with reading levels from grades 3-8. Includes early reader chapter books, children's classics, graphic novels, children's audio books and National Geographic videos.
TumbleBook Library
A collection of animated, talking picture books and puzzles created from existing picture books, Large Print chapter books and classic children's books. There are also books in Spanish and French. (Biblioteca TumbleBook)
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Ulrichsweb
The authoritative source of bibliographic and publisher information on more than 300,000 periodicals of all types from around the world.
Universal Class
Over 500 Continuing Education classes covering a huge variety of subjects, including computer training, health sciences, business, and writing.  Connect to real instructors and other students. Learn at your own pace 24/7 from any Internet connection, all for free.
Value Line
Information and advice on approximately 1,700 stocks, more than 90 industries, the stock market and the economy. Other services include Special Situations, Convertibles and Mutual Fund Survey.
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Wall Street Journal (1984-Current)
The financial newspaper of record offering in-depth coverage of national and international finance as well as first rate coverage of hard news.
Webster's Third New International Dictionary, Unabridged
Comprehensive dictionary that includes definitions, pronunciations and histories of the words.
Wilson OmniFile Full Text, Select Edition
A 100% full-text database. Retrieve complete articles from thousands of publications in science, the humanities, art, business, and law.
World Book: La Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos
World Book's Spanish Student Discovery Encyclopedia: features include articles, maps and interactive databases.
Características incluyen articulos, secuencia (fechas) de eventos, mapas y bases de datos interactivas (recursos electrónicos).
World Book Online
Start here for background research on any topic. Articles are updated with current events information, useful links on the Internet, a monthly calendar of important dates and a Today in History feature.
WorldCat
Locate books, periodicals, computer programs, films, maps, sound recordings, videotapes and other formats in thousands of libraries worldwide.
WorldCat Dissertations & Thesis
Scholarly dissertations, theses and published material based on theses, including all subjects, and updated daily.  After you locate the material you would like, request it via Interlibrary Loan.
World Data Analyst Online
Detailed statistical comparisons of countries across the world, using both the most recent and historical figures.
World Geography and Culture
Reproducible, full-color maps, flags, statistics, images, and information about a location's geography, government, history, society, and culture.
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Zinio
Free full text, full color online subscriptions to popular magazines to read on your computer, tablet, or smartphone. Create your account and subscribe to titles via the library before you download the Zinio app to ensure free subscriptions.
 

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