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Biography In Context

Biographical information on more than 525,000 people from throughout history, around the world, and across all disciplines and subject areas.
Provided by SELCO

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Explora Kids

Contains elementary school-appropriate magazines, encyclopedias, dictionaries, and images.
Provided by Electronic Library for Minnesota (ELM)

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Explora Teens

Contains middle and high school-appropriate magazine, journal, and encyclopedia articles and also includes primary source documents, reference books, and multimedia.
Provided by ELM

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Gale Virtual Reference Library

Collection of 25 online reference books and encyclopedias covering topics from Art History to Medicine.
Provided by ELM

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Great Lives from History: Notorious Lives

More than 600 biographies of notorious people, from the merely controversial to extremely negative, from ancient times to the present and worldwide, with emphasis on their roles in historical events or impact on law enforcement or popular culture. In-Library use only.
Provided by Owatonna Public Library (OPL)

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LearningExpress Library

Interactive collection of tests, tutorials, and eBooks categorized in Learning Centers including School Center, College Preparation (SAT, ACT, & more), College (GRE, LSAT, & more), High School Equivalency (GED), Adult Learning, Career, and Recursos para Hispanohablantes (Spanish).
Provided by ELM

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Points of View Reference Center

Pro vs. con essays that present multiple sides of current or controversial issues. Plus magazines and newspaper articles, primary sources, and more.
Provided by ELM

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Research In Context

A middle school-appropriate database of reference works, biographies, magazine and journal articles, primary source documents, and multimedia.
Provided by ELM

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Scholastic GO!

More than 115,000 articles covering every core-curriculum subject. The articles and their illustrations are from the following Scholastic encyclopedia databases:

  • Encyclopedia Americana
  • Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia
  • The New Book of Knowledge
  • America the Beautiful
  • Lands and Peoples
  • Amazing Animals of the World
  • The New Book of Popular Science
    Provided by SELCO
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Student Resources In Context

Encyclopedia, magazine, and journal articles, plus primary sources, images, video, and more for middle and high school students.
Provided by ELM