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General Knowledge Resources
Search or browse for information included in Encyclopedias, magazines, videos, and Web sites.  
Funk and Wagnall's New World Encyclopedia Full text access to over 25,000 records, covering a variety of topics. The database contains various images, offers brief biographies as well as information in a variety of subject areas.  
MasterFile Premier Provides full text access to more than 1,730 general periodicals covering a range of subjects including general reference, business, education, health, general science, multi-cultural issues and many others. In addition to the full text, this database provides indexing and abstracts for more than 2,400 titles as well.  
Newspaper Source Full text coverage of 25 national and international newspapers, 260 regional U.S. newspapers and full text transcripts of television and radio news programs.  
ImageQuest from Britannica provides nearly 3 million rights-cleared images from over 50 of the best collections in the world. Ideal for homework, projects, and lessons. Users can  copy these images and use them, for free, in educational and non-profit purposes.  

General Knowledge Resources for Kids and Teens

Geared toward kids, use this to search or browse for information included in Encyclopedias, magazines, videos, and Web sites.

A magazine database specifically for the high school level. Additionally, full text is available for 84,774 biographies and 100,554 primary source documents, more than 350 reference books (including the Columbia Encyclopedia, the CIA World Fact Book and World Almanac & Book of Facts), an Image Collection of 235,186 photos, maps & flags, color PDFs.

Provides full text to 140 popular, middle school magazines. Full text is also available for thousands of biographies and historical essays. Additionally, Middle Search Plus contains primary source documents including Essential Documents in American History, reference books including the Encyclopedia of Animals, and an Image Collection of 235,186 photos, maps and flags.   

A database designed specifically for elementary school libraries and public library children's rooms, it provides full text for nearly 70 popular, elementary school magazines.    

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