Outstanding research support with nearly a million biographical entries spanning history and geography. A curriculum-aligned resource with media-rich content updated daily.
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From ProQuest, a free website focused on Black Freedom featuring primary source documents related to key events and people in Black American history.
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Access to a selection of online Reference eBooks from Gale.
A one-stop source for news and periodical articles on a wide range of topics.
Offers cross-curricular content aligned to Common Core State Standards and provides stellar support for papers, projects, and presentations.
Created specifically for middle school students, this resource combines reference content, videos, newspapers, magazines, primary sources, and more. Categories cover a range of the most-studied topics including cultures, government, people, U.S. and world history, and literature.
Regional, national, and world newspapers.
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Full-text articles, literary criticism, reviews, biographical information, and thousands of full-text poems and short stories published in contemporary journals and magazines.
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Microsoft Imagine Academy will help you expand how you use technology. Develop your computer skills, become proficient in Microsoft software, learn about web development, and more. You can access e-learning courses 24/7 from any computer with Internet access.
The complete archive of National Geographic Magazine 1888-2015. Articles, legendary photos, and over one hundred years of history through the pages of this iconic magazine.
Practice and improve skills in the following areas: Microsoft products like Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint, Gmail, internet basics, Google Docs, social media and more.
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Authoritative, curriculum-oriented information for assignments and projects on earth science and life science, to space, technology, mathematics and science history.
A complete overview of U.S. history covering the most-studied events, issues and current information combining documents from primary sources, periodicals and reference materials.
Multicultural, global content supporting history research.