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Reference Shelf

All-In-One Search

Search a number of databases covering a variety of topics.

Ebsco

Biography in Context

Biographies of contemporary and historical figures.

Tutorials:

Navigating the home page:
http://www.gale.cengage.com/media/training/In_Context/bio_home/bio_home.htm

Searching:
http://www.gale.cengage.com/media/training/In_Context/bio_search/bio_sea...

Gale

CultureGrams Online

Includes over 200 reports on countries and cultures and state reports outlining the diversity and history of each U.S. state and the District of Columbia. Designed for upper elementary-aged children.

Short Video Tutorial

ProQuest

Gale Directory Library

Includes Encyclopedia of Associations (National, International, Regional, State and Local), National Email & Fax Directory and Carroll's directories for County, Federal, Federal Regional, Municipal, and State resources.

Gale

Gale Virtual Reference Library

Searches our entire collection of Gale eBooks on a variety of subjects, including history, science, government, and more.

Tutorial:

Navigation Guide
http://support.gale.com/gale/article.html?article=1890

Gale eBook

Kids Search

http://ezproxy.ppld.org:2048/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?us

Search a wide variety of topics, designed for grades K-5.

Ebsco

Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts with Full Text

This database provides cover-to-cover indexing and abstracting of nearly 400 journals, including key library and information science periodicals, and full-text coverage of over 160 journals.

Ebsco

Opposing Viewpoints in Context

Social issues database of current event topics - the facts as well as the arguments of each topic’s proponents and detractors.

Tutorial:

Navigation Guide
http://support.gale.com/gale/article.html?article=1390

Gale

Points of View Reference Center

Contains resources that present multiple sides of an issue, helping students develop persuasive arguments and essays, better understand controversial issues and develop analytical thinking skills.

Ebsco

Primary Search

Primary Search

Covers children's magazines and pamphlets designed for the elementary school student.

Ebsco

Searchasaurus

Searchasaurus

Provides access to children's magazines and reference works, including EBSCO Animals.

Ebsco

Student Research Center

Search interface designed for secondary school students.

Ebsco

TOPICsearch

TOPICsearch

This current events database allows researchers to explore social, political and economic issues, scientific discoveries and other popular topics discussed in today's classrooms.

Tutorials:

Basic Search
http://support.ebsco.com/uploads/CustSupport/UserDocumentation/EN_BscSrc...

Advanced Search
http://support.ebsco.com/uploads/CustSupport/UserDocumentation/EN_AdvSrc...

Ebsco

Universal Class

Access over 500 online courses (everything from ABC's of Algebra to Yoga 101) with CEU Certificates documenting course completion. Start learning now!

Recorded Books

World Book Online

World Book Public Library Edition: World Book Encyclopedia plus hundreds of thousands of complete e-books and primary source documents. Includes World Book Online Reference Center and World Book Online Info Finder (Click on World Book Online Info Finder from your mobile phone, to use a mobile version).

World Book Discoverer: Includes reference content, text-to-speech capabilities, learning and life skills activities, research and translation tools, multimedia and interactive video.

World Book

World Book Online for Kids

Includes easy-to-read articles and media plus hundreds of activities developed for children.

World Book