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America the Beautiful
This is your one-stop resource for everything you need to know about the U.S. states and territories. This resource also features sections on prominent Native American tribes, the national wonders of America, and past presidents.

APA Formatting and Style Guide
This is a resource that students will turn to again and again when writing papers. Make sure you get every citation and page format right the first time by consulting this APA Style guide from Purdue University.

Archive Grid
Online access to nearly a million descriptions of archival collections owned by thousands of libraries, museums, historical societies and archives worldwide. ArchiveGrid is an important destination for searching for historical documents, personal papers and family histories held in archives.

CAMIO
The Catalog of Art Museum Images Online, or CAMIO, is a database of art images from around the world. Each entry has at least one high-resolution photograph of the work, and includes a description of the work by the museum that owns the piece. All information on the site is rights-cleared for education use, so teachers can use the images and descriptions without worry.

Encyclopedia Americana
For succinct information on a variety of topics, use Encyclopedia Americana first. This resource contains 45,000 articles in every academic field and curriculum topic.

ERIC - US Department of Education
The Education Resources Information Center, or ERIC, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education, is the most complete bibliography of educational materials available. This database of peer-reviewed journals and professional magazines is the perfect place for education students to start their research on a new subject.

GreenFILE
GreenFILE is a research database of peer-reviewed journals and popular articles on all aspects of ecology. Learn more about humanity’s impact on the environment by searching through almost 5,000 full-text articles.

Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia
More than just encyclopedia entries, Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia features animations, videos, maps, sounds, and panoramas.  Be sure to check out “This Day in History”.

Lands and Peoples
Designed for elementary and middle school students, Lands and Peoples is an encyclopedia of countries, cultures and current events. Be sure to try the Culture Cross to compare facts from two nations

MEDLINE
Access 3,500 professional medical journals. This database covers all areas of medicine and includes journals from 1965 to the present.

MLA Formatting and Style Guide
This is a resource that students will turn to again and again when writing papers. Make sure you get every citation and page format right the first time by consulting this MLA Style guide from Purdue University.

Morningstar Investment Research Center
The one-stop tool for collecting financial information, getting reliable portfolio analysis, learning about investment options, and getting the most up-to-date financial news commentary.  Go here for free strategies from Morningstar to help with your personal finances.

New Book of Knowledge
Designed for students in grades 3-5, The New Book of Knowledge is the first encyclopedia created just for young users. This online resource includes all the articles and maps of the printed version, plus weekly current events and other special features designed just for students.

New Book of Popular Science
This science, medicine and technology encyclopedia is designed for students in grades 3-5. In addition to encyclopedia articles, students can access science news, read biographies of famous scientists and try science experiments.

Nueva Enciclopedia Cumbre en Linea
Español
Enciclopedia en español para estudiantes y adultos.
Spanish language encyclopedia for high school students and adults.

OAIster
OAIster is a union catalog of more than 19 million digital resources from over 1,000 organizations developed by the University of Michigan and harvested using OAI-PMH (the Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting).

Teacher Reference Center
If you didn’t find enough information using ERIC, try Teacher Resource Center for articles pertaining to education. Subjects include literacy standards, curriculum development, and continuing education.

World Almanac
This resource includes the World Almanac for Kids, the World Almanac of U.S. Politics and the World Almanac and Book of Facts, all in a searchable database.

WorldCat
Search a database of 37 million bibliographic records from libraries all over the world. Find obscure books, music recordings, manuscripts and more. If you find it inside the United States, bring your search to the Adult Reference Desk for a librarian to request the item for you.

Featured Website

More than just encyclopedia entries, Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia features animations, videos, maps, sounds, and panoramas.  Be sure to check out “This Day in History”.