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This classroom-tested online resource is designed specifically for young learners. Students can choose to Play, Explore, Read, or Draw. Your students will find engaging and developmentally-appropriate activities including an interactive atlas, learning games, engaging audio and video, and effective... learn more
Requires a JCLC card.
Remote Access Available.
Encyclopædia Britannica Online includes the complete encyclopedia, as well as Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary and Thesaurus, Britannica Student Encyclopedia and the Britannica Book of the Year. Through this service, you can find more than 118,000 articles, updated and revised by... learn more
Requires a JCLC card.
Full Text Available.
Remote Access Available.
Britannica Online Public Library Edition contains 4 full encyclopedias, the Encyclopædia Britannica, Compton’s by Britannica, Britannica Elementary Encyclopedia, and Britannica Concise Encyclopedia each covering the research needs of a different age group. Along with this encyclopedia content,... learn more
Requires a JCLC card.
Full Text Available.
Remote Access Available.
Britannica Online School Edition offers teachers and students access to three complete encyclopedias, the Encyclopedia Britannica, the Britannica Student Encyclopedia and the Britannica Elementary Encyclopedia that ensure consistency with classroom-topics and age-appropriate language. Teacher and... learn more
Requires a JCLC card.
Full Text Available.
Remote Access Available.
The Encyclopedia of Alabama is a free, online reference resource on Alabama’s history, culture, geography, and natural environment. It was developed through a partnership of the Alabama Humanities Foundation and Auburn University. learn more
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Remote Access Available.
The complete text of EBSCO's Encyclopedia of Animals available in a searchable database, including general informational articles, taxonomic classifications, and photographs of thousands of animal species. Available through Kid's Search. learn more
Requires a JCLC card.
Full Text Available.
Remote Access Available.
The Encyclopedia of Life brings together information about all life on earth - text, images, video, sounds, maps, classifications and more - all freely available on-line. But EOL is much more than 1.9 million taxon pages. Explore EOL to find information for a paper, poster or class project, make... learn more
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The Largest French-Language Encyclopedic Resource Online. The entire Encyclopaedia Universalis is available online. A powerful and intelligent search engine provides access to more than 38,000 articles including exclusive articles weekly and monthly dossiers to understand the issues and problems... learn more
Requires a JCLC card.
Full Text Available.
Remote Access Available.
For students and adults alike, the New World Encyclopedia indexes over 25,000 full-text articles covering an array of topics. The database contains images, brief biographies and information in a variety of subject areas. learn more
Requires a JCLC card.
Full Text Available.
Remote Access Available.
Gale Virtual Reference Library delivers a wealth of eBook reference content in a database format, allowing libraries to choose exactly which titles to make available to their patrons. The sources that Gale Virtual Reference Library offers in eBook format include multi-volume encyclopedias,... learn more
Requires a JCLC card.
Full Text Available.
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A general interest database that integrates a variety of sources - newspapers, reference books, magazines, and trade publications. Find articles on current events, popular culture, business and industry trends, the arts and sciences, sports, hobbies, and more. learn more
Requires a JCLC card.
Full Text Available.
Remote Access Available.
The Getty vocabularies are intended to provide terminology and other information about the objects, artists, concepts, and places important to various disciplines that specialize in art, architecture and material culture. The TGN includes names and associated information about places. Places in TGN... learn more
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With over 155,000 articles from the complete Britannica International Encyclopedia and 8,500 images, illustrations and maps, this database is a comprehensive reference source for both students and researchers. The database maintains its currency with articles from the Britannica International... learn more
Requires a JCLC card.
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Remote Access Available.
Includes more than 112,000 articles from the Korean version of Encyclopædia Britannica, the Korean Britannica Book of the Year, Yonsei University's Korean Dictionary, and a world atlas. This content is brought to life by more than 24,000 photos, graphic, animations, videos, and audio clips all... learn more
Requires a JCLC card.
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Look under 'Database Features' at site for over 500 detailed, colorful maps that are available as an online reference almanac. The maps include each of the 50 United States and the provinces and territories of Canada, as well as regions and nations of the world including Europe, Persian Gulf, Czech... learn more
Requires a JCLC card.
Full Text Available.
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English Language Dictionary learn more
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The Oxford English Dictionary Online provides unparalleled access to the wealth of material contained in the acclaimed 20-volume Second Edition of the Oxford English Dictionary and the 3 volumes of Additions. Online publication also enables the "treasure house" of the English language to move with... learn more
Requires a JCLC card.
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Remote Access Available.
Oxford Reference Online Premium brings together language and subject reference works from one of the world's biggest reference publishers into a single cross-searchable resource.The Core Collection contains over 100 dictionary, language reference, and subject reference works published by Oxford... learn more
Requires a JCLC card.
Full Text Available.
Remote Access Available.
World Book’s ebook collection includes highly illustrated, engaging titles that support a span of curriculum areas and reading levels. World Book eBooks features World Book products like Animal Lives, Explore the Universe, and Learning Ladders learn more
Requires a JCLC card and residence in Birmingham, AL.
Full Text Available.
Remote Access Available.
  
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