General Reference

General Reference Databases

: Classroom Video On Demand is a state-of-the-art streaming video platform that makes it easier than ever to incorporate outstanding educational programs from Facts On File and Films Media Group into your classroom or library. It provides an up-to-date, cross-curricular digital library that spans high school, advanced placement and college needs.

ISSUES: This database helps students develop an in-depth understanding of how society shapes and is shaped by controversy, providing authoritative historical context, expert perspectives, and carefully selected primary and secondary sources on today's most important issues.

GALE DATABASE SUITE: Cross-searchable databases which include General Reference, Expanded Academic, Health Reference, Business Reference, Gale Virtual Library, Biography Resource Center, Contemporary Literary Criticism, Massachusetts History Online, Historic New York Times, Educator's Reference Center and Academic OneFile

WORLD BOOK ONLINE: Online Encyclopedia for high school students offering reference research, dictionaries, atlas and world newspapers. A great tool for beginning the research process.

STUDENT RESOURCES IN CONTEXT: Offers easy access to award-winning content based on national curriculum standards. Covering all core curriculum areas, including history, literature, science, social studies, and more, SRC provides a premium selection of reference material, more than 340 full-text periodicals and newspapers, primary sources, creative works, and multimedia, including hours of video and audio clips. New to the database is the READSPEAK option.

OPPOSING VIEWPOINTS: A one-stop source for information on today's hottest social issues. Drawing on acclaimed series published by Greenhaven Press and other Gale imprints, OVRC features viewpoint articles, topic overviews, full-text magazine, academic journal, and newspaper articles, primary source documents, statistics, images and podcasts, and links to Websites.

CQ RESEARCHER: CQ Researcher is often the first source that librarians recommend when researchers are seeking original, comprehensive reporting and analysis on issues in the news. Founded in 1923 as Editorial Research Reports, CQ Researcher is noted for its in-depth, unbiased coverage of health, social trends, criminal justice, international affairs, education, the environment, technology, and the economy. Reports are published weekly in print and online 44 times a year by CQ Press, a division of Congressional Quarterly Inc.

FACTS ON FILE REFERENCE SUITE: Facts On File is one of America’s leading publishers of print and online reference materials for the school and library market. Known to librarians worldwide as "the Information Publisher," Facts On File has been publishing quality reference titles since 1941. Our list has grown to more than 1,300 titles and spans a multitude of subject areas such as U.S. history, world history, language and literature, science and technology, careers, social issues, and many others.

DIVERSITY STUDIES:  Access a range of periodical content to explore cultural differences, contributions, and influences in the global community.
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