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Britannica Online Academic Edition
The rich combination of the insightful Encyclopædia Britannica plus Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary and Thesaurus, magazines and periodicals, and many other research tools provides the variety of reliable sources that students need to consult when conducting thorough research—all from one database.
Funded by ELM*

Britannica Online Elementary School Edition 
Articles and learning materials for elementary school students.
Funded by ELM*

Britannica Online High School Edition 
Articles and learning materials for high school students.
Funded by ELM*

Britannica Online Library Edition
Contains comprehensive content – from elementary students to university students, from business professionals to curious seniors. Whether it’s frogs or physics, gardening or geography, Britannica Online Library Edition covers it all.
Funded by ELM*

CountryWatch
News, maps, overviews and detailed reports on each of the recognized countries of the world.
Funded by DCL*

Discovering Collection
A virtual reference collection with in-depth content for the core curriculum areas of literature, history, biographies, science, and social studies.
Funded by ELM*

EBSCO MasterFILE Premier
Covers virtually every subject area of general interest. Includes general interest publications, full-text reference books, biographies, primary source documents, and an Image Collection of photos, maps and flags.
Funded by ELM*

EBSCO MegaFILE
Search the combined content of EBSCO Academic Search Premier, Business Source Premier and Regional Business News (also listed here separately).
Funded by ELM*

Electronic Collections Online A&I
Provides bibliographic information for a growing collection of more than 6,200 electronic journals from over 70 publishers in a wide range of subject areas, with article citations and full text available through several options.
Funded by ELM*

InfoTrac Junior Edition
Designed for grades 6-8. Search magazines, newspapers, and reference books for information on current events, the arts, science, popular culture, health, etc.
Funded by ELM*

InfoTrac Student Edition
Especially for grades 9 - 12. Search magazines, newspapers, and reference books for information on current events, the arts, science, popular culture, health, etc.
Funded by ELM*

Junior Reference Collection
Homework help in biography, literature, history, science, and multiculturalism. Includes primary documents and full-text magazine and newspaper articles.
Funded by ELM*

MAS Ultra-School Edition
Provides full text from over 460 periodicals covering general reference, health, science, and other areas.
Funded by ELM*

OAISTer
Contains digital resources from open archive collections; representing multidisciplinary resources from more than 1000 contributors worldwide.
Funded by ELM*

Oxford Reference Online
Contains over 100 dictionaries and reference titles covering the complete subject spectrum: from general reference and language to science and medicine, and from humanities and social sciences to business and professional.
Funded by DCL*

PapersFirst
OCLC index of papers presented at conferences worldwide. Covers every published congress, symposium, conference, exposition, workshop and meeting received by The British Library Document Supply Centre.
Funded by ELM*

ProceedingsFirst
An OCLC index of worldwide conference proceedings.
Funded by ELM*

ReferenceUSA
Directory of over 14 million U.S. businesses and 200 million U.S. residents, plus median income and median home values.
Funded by MELSA*

WorldCat (OCLC FirstSearch)
WorldCat is a catalog of books, videos, recordings, and other materials held in thousands of libraries worldwide.
Funded by ELM*

WorldCat Dissertations and Theses
OCLC catalog of dissertations and theses available in OCLC member libraries.
Funded by ELM*

Last updated: 12/20/2012 4:21 AM