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    • Books & Authors - A great resource for finding your next favorite book.

    • WorldCat - Search the collections of libraries in your community and thousands more around the world.


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    • Brainfuse JobNow/VetNow - Practice tests, skill-building courses, eBooks, and information you need to achieve at school, at work, or in life


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    •  Academic OneFile - Provides millions of articles from over 17,000 scholarly journals and other authoritative sources.

    • General OneFile - Largest general-interest database, serving as the public library's ultimate periodical resource.

    • Informe Academio-  Meets the research needs of Spanish-speaking users with a wide range of full-text Spanish- and Portuguese-language scholarly journals and magazines both from and about Latin America. 

    • Kids Infobits  -  A content-rich, authoritative, easy-to-use resource featuring age-appropriate, reliable, curriculum-related content covering a broad range of educational topics.

    • Research in Context- Research and reference for Middle School students.

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    • Student Edition -  Discover periodicals and reference book content supporting high school student research.


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