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Library Databases and Resources by Alphabetical Order

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Databases A-Z

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Academic Search Complete

Academic Search Complete contains abstracts and full text journals and periodicals including monographs, reports, conference proceedings, and more.

Access Video on Demand: Just for Kids

Access Video on Demand: Just for Kids includes clips from thousands of fun and informative video and audio titles on topics including music and arts, animals, sports and hobbies, math and science, history, reading, and much more, plus hundreds of educational interactives—kid-safe, ad-free, and perfect for children’s programs.

Access Video on Demand: Master Collection

Access Video on Demand: Master Collection provides unlimited access to thousands of full-length videos and clips, on or off site. With easily accessible, meaningful video content for all patrons, this streaming video solution features exclusive, high-interest videos from top producers, plus new content is added regularly.

African American Studies Center

The Oxford African American Studies Center combines the authority of carefully edited reference works with sophisticated technology to create the most comprehensive collection of scholarship available online to focus on the lives and events which have shaped African American and African history and culture. The Oxford African American Studies Center includes a vast amount of reference articles and scholarly works alongside a carefully selected editorial program of supplementary material made up of more than 400 primary source documents with commentaries, over 2,500 searchable images and multimedia resources, as well as hundreds of charts, tables and graphs, maps, timelines, and learning resources for students and teachers.

This rich, dynamic resource is edited by Henry Louis Gates Jr., Director of the W. E. B. Du Bois Institute for Afro-American Research at Harvard University. The Oxford African American Studies Center provides students, professors, and researchers with more than 10,000 articles by top scholars in the field. At the heart of this unparalleled resource is the 8 volume African American National Biography with online-only articles added throughout the year, the 5 volume Africana, as well as the Encyclopedia of African American History 1619-1895, the Encyclopedia of African American History 1896 - the present, Black Women in America (2nd Edition), and more.

All About Birds

All About Birds, from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, includes information about watching birds, learning their nesting behaviors, attracting birds, identifying them, recording observations, and getting involved in bird conservation. The site includes guides, images, maps, sounds, videos, and much more. There is also a link to the Macaulay Library, an archive of animal sounds and videos.

America’s News

America’s News allows you to search current and archived local, state, regional, and national full-text articles on issues, events, business, health, education, people, government, sports, and more with nearly 1,000 newspapers, newswires, news videos, and web-only content including the Atlanta Journal Constitution (1985 - current), Augusta Chronicle (1994 - current), Marietta Daily Journal (10/29/98 - current), and USA Today (7/1/87 - current).

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Ancestry Library Edition

Ancestry Library Edition is a genealogy research tool that provides library patrons instant access to a wide range of resources for genealogical and historical research. Ancestry Library Edition includes records from the U. S. Census; military records; court, land and probate records; vital and church records; directories; petitions for naturalization; passenger lists, and more!

»  Access this resource at home through December 31, 2021.

ArtistWorks

ArtistWorks for Libraries provides world-class instruction through self-paced video lessons from Grammy Award-winning music professionals. ArtistWorks for Libraries offers everything you need for musical instruction, from introduction to advanced performance.

  • Beginner to advanced music instruction for the most popular string and band instruments
  • Professional musicians provide instruction
  • Video based with bookmarking features
  • On-the-go learning with browser enabled content for desktop and mobile device
  • Includes remote access for 24/7 availability

Arts of the United States

Arts of the United States, a joint project between the Lamar Dodd Art School, University of Georgia and the University of Georgia and Yale University Libraries, contains over 4,000 images of works important to the study of the history of art in the United States. The pieces, dating from the 17th through the 20th century, include architecture, decorative arts, painting, sculpture, graphic arts, photography, and stage and costume design as well as Native American art and artifacts. Although the majority of artists represented in the database are American, significant works created by non-native artists while in the United States are included. This database is part of GALILEO.

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Biography in Context

Biography in Context combines Gale biographies with related full-text articles from magazines and newspapers, thousands of images, and links to vetted websites. Search for current or historical figures based on name, occupation, nationality, ethnicity, birth/death dates and places, or gender, as well as keyword and full text.

Black Freedom Struggle in the US

Black Freedom Struggle in the US features select primary source documents related to critical people and events in African American history. This collection supports a wide range of students as well independent researchers and anyone interested in learning more about the foundation of ongoing racial injustice in the U.S. – and the fights against it.

By centering on the experiences and perspectives of African Americans, this collection imbues the study of Black history with a deeper understanding of the humanity of people who have pursued the quest for freedom, and the significance of movements like Black Lives Matter.

Black Life in America

Black Life in America provides comprehensive coverage of the African American experience from the early 18th century to the present day. Sourced from more than 19,000 American and global news sources, including over 400 current and historical Black publications An easy-to-use online resource available 24/7.

Bloom's Literature

Bloom's Literature offers a comprehensive resource for the study of literature. Edited and curated by Yale University professor Harold Bloom, this database includes thousands of critical essays and discussion questions, plus author biographies and character analyses, full-length poems, the full text of hundreds of reference books, full-length videos of classic plays and films, and more.

Brewer’s Dictionary of Phrase and Fable

Much loved for its wit and wisdom since 1870, Brewer’s Dictionary of Phrase and Fable takes you on a captivating adventure through its trademark blend of language, culture, myth, and legend. As Susie Dent explains in the foreword, Brewer’s “is not a straightforward dictionary, nor is it an encyclopaedia. It is, in fact, unlike any other reference book that exists, anywhere.” This nineteenth edition encapsulates all the charm and wit that characterize its predecessors and maintains the standards of scholarship and eclecticism that have long been its hallmark.

Business Source Complete

Business Source Complete (Business Searching Interface) provides users with an alternative searching and browsing interface to the traditional EBSCOhost version of Business Source Complete. Aside from the ability to search and browse for articles in over 4,000 business journals, the Business Searching Interface allows for easy browsing of supplementary content such as company profiles, country reports, industry profiles, market research reports, SWOT analyses, and author profiles. Business Source Complete provides access to the full text for over 3,000 journals covering all aspect of business. In addition to full text articles, this database offers indexing and abstracts for nearly 4,000 journals. Business Source Complete contains popular business publications such as Business Week, Forbes, Harvard Business Review, and hundreds of other scholarly, peer-reviewed journals.

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Chilton Library

ChiltonLibrary.com represents the most authoritative automotive repair information available to car owners. There are thousands of year, make, and model combinations covering the most popular vehicles of the past 30 years, plus additional coverage of specialty models. ChiltonLibrary.com gives you the confidence to service or repair virtually any system on your vehicle.

Consumer Reports

Access and search full-text issues of Consumer Reports and use Consumer Reports' rigorous research, consumer insights, journalism, and policy expertise to help you make informed purchase decisions.

Browse Consumer Reports issues from the date list on the right or search Consumer Reports from the “search within this publication” link.  When searching within Consumer Reports, make sure to leave JN “Consumer Reports” and use “AND” with your topic in the search field. For example, for dishwashers, your search should look like this: JN "Consumer Reports" AND dishwashers.  You can sort your results by “Date Newest” for the most up-to-date information.

Craftsy

Craftsy is an online resource for all creative makers, where you can find everything you need – from basic instruction to advanced techniques. It’s a community of enthusiastic makers, from quilters and sewers, to cake decorators and painters, wanting to create beautiful things and express their creativity.

  • Over 1,400 in-depth instructional video classes; covering 20 different creative passions
  • Over 3,500 total hours of detailed commercial-free video instruction
  • Each class includes downloadable class materials to support the video
  • Access to thousands of written articles, projects, and tips
  • Supported Language: English; closed caption available

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Data Axle

Data Axle (formerly ReferenceUSA) is the premier source of business reference and research. Use Custom Search to find employers by geographic area or type of business; includes company contact name and address.

DemographicsNow

DemographicsNow offers a variety of simple, ready-to-use demographic data reports. Users may customize them by geography, choosing the area that best suits their needs. In addition, users may also run an unlimited number of reports in summary, comparison, or ranking formats.

Dictionary of African Biography

From the pharaohs to Frantz Fanon, Dictionary of African Biography provides a comprehensive overview of the lives of the men and women who shaped Africa’s history. Unprecedented in scale, DAB covers the whole continent from Tunisia to South Africa, from Sierra Leone to Somalia. It also encompasses the full scope of history from Queen Hatshepsut of Egypt (1490–1468 BCE) and Hannibal, the military commander and strategist of Carthage (243–183 BCE), to Kwame Nkrumah of Ghana (1909–1972), Miriam Makeba, and Nelson Mandela of South Africa (b. 1918). Subjects are drawn from all walks of life, including philosophers, politicians, activists, entertainers, scholars, poets, scientists, religious figures, kings, and everyday people.

Dictionary of American Family Names

The Dictionary of American Family Names contains more than 70,000 of the most commonly occurring surnames in the United States, giving their comparative frequencies, linguistic and historical explanations, selected associated forenames, and occasional genealogical notes.

Dictionary of Literary Biography Complete Online

Dictionary of Literary Biography Complete Online provides more than 16,000 biographical and critical essays on the lives, works, and careers of the world’s most influential literary figures from all eras and genres. Comprised of the award-winning Dictionary of Literary Biography series, which over its 30-year history has been dedicated to making literature and its creators better understood and more accessible to students and interested readers, DLB Complete Online includes the DLB main series, the DLB Documentary Series, and the DLB Yearbook Series – all delivered in an easy-to-use 24/7 online format that matches the exact look and feel of the print originals.

Digital Library of Georgia

Get those history projects done quickly with this resource on all things Georgia, including digitized books, manuscripts, photographs, etc., of Georgia history and culture. The Digital Library of Georgia is a GALILEO initiative based at the University of Georgia Libraries that collaborates with Georgia's Libraries, archives, museums, and other institutions of education and culture to provide access to key information resources on Georgia history, culture, and life.

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eBooks

eBook downloads are available on our Downloads page through OverDrive and Libby. There are also some titles available through the following sites:

  • eBooks on EBSCOhost: Nonfiction and fiction eBooks are available. You’ll need your library card number and PIN to access this database.
  • eBook Academic Collection: This collection contains a large selection (nearly 150,000 titles) of multidisciplinary eBook titles representing a broad range of academic subject matter.
  • eBook Community College Collection: Focused on the academic and trade information needs of community colleges, this multidisciplinary collection contains nearly 52,200 titles, including thousands of Workforce Development titles.
  • eBook High School Collection: This collection contains nearly 8,500 titles that support a quality learning experience across all academic subject areas, as well as classic literary works, important historical documents and general reference materials.
  • eBook K-8 Collection: This collection contains nearly 11,000 titles chosen to support K-8 students across all subject areas and its content aligns with Common Core Curriculum Standards (for participating U.S. states).
  • eBook Public Library Collection: With nearly 41,000 titles chosen specifically for public libraries, this general reference collection features fiction titles for both adults and juveniles, as well as best-selling and highly-recommended titles from industry leading publishers.
  • Project Gutenberg: A place where you can download over 33,000 free ebooks to read on your PC, iPad, Kindle, Sony Reader, iPhone, Android or other portable device.
  • Google Books: This site has both free eBooks and eBooks for sale.
  • ManyBooks.net: Has free eBooks for download.
  • Internet Archive: A 501(c)(3) non-profit that was founded to build an Internet library. Its purposes include offering permanent access for researchers, historians, scholars, people with disabilities, and the general public to historical collections that exist in digital format.

eBooks on EBSCOhost

EBSCOhost has over 32,000 electronic books on a variety of subjects. These can be “checked out” for up to four hours at a time for you to read on your personal computer. You’ll need your library card number and PIN to access this collection.

eGovernment Resources

The Cobb County Public Library System has compiled some useful government resources – all in one place. Visit our eGovernment page.

Encyclopedia of African American History 1619-1895

The Encyclopedia of African American History 1619-1895 documents the full range of the African American experience during that period—from the arrival of the first slave ship to the death of Frederick Douglass—and shows how all aspects of American culture, history, and national identity have been profoundly influenced by the experience of African Americans.

Encyclopedia of African American History 1896-Present

The Encyclopedia of African American History 1896-Present traces the transition from the Reconstruction Era to the age of Jim Crow, the Harlem Renaissance, the Civil Rights Movement, and the ascendant influence of African Americans on the American cultural landscape.

Encyclopedia of the Enlightenment

The Encyclopedia of the Enlightenment covers the “long” Enlightenment, from the rise of Descartes’ disciples in 1670 to the restoration of the Bourbon monarchy in 1815. These 700 articles by leading scholars range from discussions of mercantilism and democracy to the battlefield and the dissemination of ideas in salons and coffeehouses.

Explora for Elementary

Explora for Elementary is EBSCO’s interface designed for elementary students. Students can browse topics of interest or search for a topic of their choice. Search results can be limited to source type (e.g., magazines, news, biographies, etc.) or by Lexile range.

Explora for Elementary includes:

  • American Heritage Children’s Dictionary
  • Book Collection: Nonfiction
  • Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia
  • Primary Search

Explora for Middle School

Explora for Middle School is EBSCO’s interface designed for middle school students. Students can browse topics of interest or search for a topic of their choice. Search results can be limited to source type (e.g., magazines, news, biographies, etc.) or by Lexile range.

Explora for Middle School includes:

  • Book Collection: Nonfiction
  • Consumer Health Complete
  • Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia
  • Health Source – Consumer Edition
  • MAS Ultra – School Edition
  • MasterFILE Elite
  • Middle Search Plus
  • Newspaper Source
  • Primary Search
  • TOPICsearch

Explora for High School

Explora for High School is EBSCO’s interface designed for high school students. Students can browse topics of interest or search for a topic of their choice. Search results can be limited to source type (e.g., magazines, news, biographies, etc.) or by Lexile range.

Explora for High School includes:

  • Advanced Placement Source
  • Book Collection: Nonfiction
  • Business Source Complete
  • Columbia Encyclopedia
  • Consumer Health Complete
  • ERIC
  • Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia
  • GreenFILE
  • Health Source – Consumer Edition
  • MAS Ultra – School Edition
  • MasterFILE Elite
  • Middle Search Plus
  • Newspaper Source
  • Primary Search
  • TOPICsearch
  • Vocational and Career Collection

Explora for Public Libraries

Explora for Public Libraries is EBSCO’s interface designed for public library patrons. Users can browse topics of interest or search for a topic of their choice. Search results can be limited to source type (e.g., magazines, news, biographies, etc.).

Explora for Public Libraries includes:

  • Business Source Complete
  • Columbia Encyclopedia
  • Consumer Health Complete
  • Health Source – Consumer Edition
  • MasterFILE Elite
  • Newspaper Source

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FamilySearch

FamilySearch lets you discover your family’s story through historical records.​ With FamilySearch’s collection of billions of records, you can piece together your ancestors’ history and bring their stories to life.​

»  This database is not available outside of the library.

Fold3 History and Genealogy Archives

Fold3 History and Genealogy Archives combines original historical documents and personal histories to create a unique historical and genealogical resource. These digital images of records, preserved in the National Archives and other regional archives, represent a growing collection of historic documents—most never before available on the internet. The collection features millions of records available from a content partnership with The National Archives.

The enhanced search interface of this collection allows search results to be filtered by key facets including Document Categories and Titles, Dates, States and more to maximize the quality of results. The Fold3 mini-viewer allows for quick scanning of the pages of a document, while the full viewer provides even more features, including printing, downloading, and sharing capabilities.

Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia

Funk and Wagnall’s New World Encyclopedia is a general encyclopedia containing over 25,000 information segments appropriate for the research needs of school students.

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GAcollege411

GAcollege411, a program of the Georgia Student Finance Commission, is a resource to help those interested in attending college in Georgia.

Gale Courses

Gale Courses offers you access to hundreds of instructor-led online courses covering everything from health and wellness to creative writing, computer programming, GED test preparation, and much more. Gale Courses courses are developed by expert instructors, many currently working at universities around the country, and have continuous enrollment dates. Each individual course is offered online for six weeks and features 12 lessons with online discussions, homework, quizzes, and a final exam.

Catalog listings include courses on:

  • Accounting
  • Art
  • Creating web pages
  • Health and wellness
  • Homeschooling
  • Grant writing
  • Parenting
  • Photography
  • Project management
  • Writing
  • …and more

Gale Directory Library

Gale Directory Library provides access to several publications:

  • American Wholesalers and Distributors Directory
  • Brands and Their Companies
  • Consultants and Consulting Organizations Directory
  • Encyclopedia of Associations
  • Encyclopedia of Business Information Sources
  • Gale Directory of Publications and Broadcast Media
  • National Directory of Nonprofit Organizations
  • National E-mail and Fax Directory
  • Tradeshows Worldwide

Gale Virtual Reference Library

Gale Virtual Reference Library is a database of encyclopedias and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research. These reference materials once were accessible only in the library, but now you can access them online from the library or remotely 24/7.

  • Abortion: An Eternal Social and Moral Issue
  • Acronyms, Initials, and Abbreviations
  • African American Writers
  • AIDS/HIV
  • Alcohol, Tobacco, and Illicit Drugs
  • The American Economy
  • American Nature Writers
  • American Writers Classics
  • American Writers: A Collection of Literary Biographies
  • Animal Rights
  • British Writers
  • British Writers Classics
  • British Writers: Retrospective Supplement
  • British Writers: Supplement
  • Business Plans Handbook
  • Capital Punishment: Cruel and Unusual?
  • Careers and Occupations: Looking to the Future
  • Child Abuse and Domestic Violence
  • College Blue Book
  • Countries of the World and their Leaders
  • Crime, Prisons, and Jail
  • Death and Dying: End-of-Life Controversies
  • Drama for Students
  • Education: Meeting America’s Needs?
  • Electronic America
  • Encyclopaedia Judaica
  • Encyclopedia of Drugs, Alcohol & Addictive Behavior
  • Encyclopedia of Religion
  • Endangered Species: Protecting Biodiversity
  • Energy: Supplies, Sustainability, and Costs
  • Environment: A Revolution in Attitudes
  • Gale Encyclopedia of Children’s Health: Infancy through Adolescence, 2nd ed.
  • Gale Encyclopedia of Diets: A Guide to Health and Nutrition, 2nd ed.
  • Gale Encyclopedia of Fitness
  • Gale Encyclopedia of Public Health
  • Gambling: What’s at Stake?
  • Genetics and Genetic Engineering
  • Growing Old in America
  • Growing Up: Issues Affecting America’s Youth
  • Grzimek’s Animal Life Encyclopedia
  • Grzimek’s Animal Life Encyclopedia: Evolution
  • Gun Control: Restricting Rights or Protecting People?
  • Health and Wellness: Illness among Americans
  • The Health Care System
  • Human Diseases and Conditions
  • Immigration and Illegal Aliens: Burden or Blessing?
  • Literary Movements for Students: Presenting Analysis, Context, and Criticism on Literary Movements
  • Literary Newsmakers for Students
  • Literary Themes for Students: Race and Prejudice
  • Literary Themes for Students: The American Dream
  • Literary Themes for Students: War and Peace
  • McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science & Technology
  • Melton’s Encyclopedia of American Religions
  • Minorities: Race and Ethnicity in America
  • Modern American Women Writers
  • National Security
  • Nonfiction Classics for Students: Presenting Analysis, Context, and Criticism on Nonfiction Works
  • Novels for Students
  • Poetry for Students
  • Shakespeare for Students: Critical Interpretations of Shakespeare’s Plays and Poetry
  • Short Stories for Students
  • Social Welfare: Fighting Poverty and Homelessness
  • Space Exploration: Triumphs and Tragedies
  • Space Sciences
  • Sports in America: Recreation, Business, Education, and Controversy
  • U*X*L Encyclopedia of World Mythology
  • Water: No Longer Taken for Granted
  • Weight in America: Obesity, Eating Disorders, and Other Health Risks
  • Women in American Society
  • World Poverty

GALILEO

Georgia Library Learning Online (GALILEO) is Georgia’s Virtual Library, funded by the Governor and the General Assembly for the citizens of Georgia since 1995.

»  How to use GALILEO

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Georgia Aerial Photographs

Georgia Aerial Photographs provides access to aerial photographs of selected counties in the State of Georgia.

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Georgia Census Data

U.S. Census Bureau’s State and County Quick Facts data.

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Georgia Code

Compilation of the Georgia Code: the currently enforceable laws of the state of Georgia hosted by LexisNexis.

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Georgia Department of Archives and History

Information on the Department of Archives and History, collections, and services.

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Georgia Government Publications

The Georgia Government Publications database contains over 30,000 public documents of agencies within the Georgia state government.

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Georgia Library Catalogs

Links to the online library catalogs for institutions that participate in GALILEO. 

The Great Courses Channel

The Great Courses Channel includes over 150 of the most popular courses taught by the world’s top professors. Gain unlimited access to the world’s most engaging professors enabling patrons to delve into an immersive learning experience, covering a wide variety of subjects, including:

  • Health — Dive into courses on meditation, nutrition, natural healing and brain fitness.
  • History — Study ancient and biblical times, medieval Europe, Eastern and Western civilizations, as well as how these historical periods still impact society.
  • Language Arts — learning leadership, thinking and communication skills in both professional and personal lives are essential to get a head.
  • Science — Learn from America’s leading scientists in numerous areas of study ranging from biology, astronomy & space, engineering & technology and beyond.

Grove Dictionary of American Music

The Grove Dictionary of American Music, second edition is the largest, most comprehensive reference publication on American Music. Twenty-five years ago, the four volumes of the first edition of the dictionary initiated a great expansion in American music scholarship. This second edition reflects the growth in scholarship the first edition initiated. At eight volumes, it provides greatly expanded coverage, particularly in the areas of popular music, cities and regions, musical theater, opera, concert music, and music technology, as well as the musical traditions of many ethnic and cultural groups.

Grove Encyclopedia of American Art

The Grove Encyclopedia of American Art (GEAA) deals with all aspects of American art and architecture from Native American and Colonial art to contemporary American art. Drawing upon the expansive scholarship in The Dictionary of Art (DOA) and adding hundreds of new entries not previously covered in the DOA, GEAA is a comprehensive and current reference resource for information on this important area for students, researchers, and the general public. There are articles on all subject areas in American fine art including: biographies of major artists, architects and patrons, architecture, painting, new media, photography, sculpture, installation art, performance art, new media art, art education, and more.

Grzimek’s Animal Life Encyclopedia

Grzimek's Animal Life Encyclopedia, completely revised and updated from the original work published in Germany in 1960, incorporates recent developments in the animal world as noted by prominent advisors and contributors from the scientific community.

Grzimek’s Animal Life Encyclopedia: Evolution

Grzimek's Animal Life Encyclopedia: Evolution covers evolution in detail and explores it from a scientific viewpoint and includes comprehensive coverage of recent ideas and discoveries in the field of evolution.

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HeritageHub

With HeritageHub, explore your family history with the premier collection of U.S. obituaries and death notices for in-depth genealogical research from 1824 – today. HeritageHub helps you easily identify relatives, uncover new information and potentially unknown family members. Includes deep coverage from all 50 states, hard-to-find content from the mid 1900’s, and original obituary images. Access is available 24/7.

HeritageQuest

HeritageQuest is your resource for census data, family records, and local histories. This collection assembles U.S. federal census, family genealogies and local histories, tax lists, city directories, land and probate records, and birth, marriage, and death records.

History Reference Center

History Reference Center is a full-text history reference database designed for secondary schools, public libraries, junior/community colleges, and undergraduate research. The database features reference books, encyclopedias, nonfiction books, and history periodicals as well as thousands of historical documents, biographies of historical figures, photos, maps, and over 80 hours of historical video.

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IndieFlix

With IndieFlix, you can enjoy award-winning comedies, documentaries, drama, animation, shorts, and classic TV. Instantly view thousands of titles from around the world, including the best of classic TV, horror, comedy, film-festival darlings, and more.

Issues & Controversies

Issues & Controversies helps students and researchers understand today’s crucial issues by exploring hundreds of hot topics in politics, government, business, society, education, and popular culture. Presented in a balanced, pro/con format, each article presents the key facts, arguments, history, and current context—an ideal resource for research papers, debate preparation, and persuasive writing assignments.

Issues & Controversies in History

Issues & Controversies in History delivers dynamic, concise, and balanced coverage that provides the background, outcome, and contemporary points of view for every major debate and conflict in American history. Presented in a pro/con format that clearly explains both sides of the historical dispute, each article is supported by a timeline and a wealth of primary sources.

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JewishData.com

JewishData.com is one of the largest professionally compiled Jewish Genealogy resources of its kind currently available. It has over 500,000 Jewish Genealogy records including images of Jewish Tombstones, school yearbook pages, and Citizen Declaration documents. New Jewish Genealogy records are added on an ongoing basis. View records from around the world and submit your local Jewish Cemetery records and photos to help increase the Jewish Genealogy records and provide information for other Jewish Genealogy seekers.

Job & Career Accelerator

LearningExpress Job & Career Accelerator provides personalized, step-by-step job search assistance – from exploring and matching suitable occupations from over 1,000 detailed occupation profiles to finding available jobs from a database of over 5 million up-to-date job postings. With Job & Career Accelerator, you can easily create professional and effective resumes and cover letters, master interviewing and networking techniques, improve your work skills, and prepare for occupation-related exams. It also helps you plan, tailor, and track your progress for multiple job searches while providing expert advice and tips at every step of the way.

Job Search Library Resource Page

Cobb County Public Library web page dedicated to job searching resources and information found at the library or online.

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KidsPage

KidsPage is a colorful, graphics-based interface designed for young researchers.  It organizes information by familiar subject areas, and it features point-and-click access to eye-catching icons, predetermined topics with understandable vocabulary, and basic keyword search, ensuring that students can successfully use the resources while increasing their computer literacy skills. The articles and information in KidsPage cover key issues, events, and topics relevant to all subject areas. Its rich content is carefully selected from hundreds of authoritative primary sources, including news media, an almanac, websites, and periodicals, many of which are written specifically for elementary school students. A large number of articles also include graphics to help students understand the information.

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LegalForms (Gale)

Gale LegalForms helps patrons understand common legal procedures through access to authentic, professional legal documents for businesses. It is the only electronic reference to offer legal forms that are truly state-specific. Useful for filing patents and trademarks, developing leases, creating bills of sale, delegating power of attorney, and more, these forms are ideal for supporting legal tasks that business owners need to manage. The forms in Gale LegalForms are drafted by attorneys.

LearningExpress Library

LearningExpress Library is an interactive online learning platform featuring over 770 practice tests, tutorials, and eBooks related to job search and workplace skills improvement, career certification and licensing exam preparation, college entrance and graduate school admissions exam preparation, GED exam preparation, and basic skills improvement in reading, writing, and math, for all ages. You’ll get immediate scoring, complete answer explanations, and an individualized analysis of your results.

LinkedIn Learning (formerly Lynda.com)

LinkedIn Learning is an online learning site that hosts a constantly growing library of over 3,000 courses that include over 130,000 videos. Courses cover a variety of topics (including business, design, web development, and multimedia skills) and software (Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Suite, and open source applications) that can help you pursue personal and professional goals. These courses are delivered by expert instructors and feature searchable transcripts that make it easy to find quick answers to questions. They also feature Certificates of Completion that can be uploaded to a LinkedIn profile.  LinkedIn Learning allows you to watch videos in small, easy-to-manage chunks, and to return to the lessons at your convenience.

If using the app, use the library code cobblibrary to gain access.

Literary Sources (formerly Artemis)

An integrated research experience, Gale Literary Sources brings together Gale’s premier literary databases in a new digital environment that allows researchers, faculty and students to search across these resources to discover and analyze content in entirely new ways. No other publisher offers this unmatched combination of uniquely rich literary content, dependable metadata, and intuitive subject indexing – all enriched by features and design that breathes new life into the study of literature. As Gale makes additional Literary Resources available through Gale Literary Sources, and if your library has access to these products, they will be automatically added to the Gale Literary Sources experience upon release.

Gale Literary Sources includes the following resources:

  • Dictionary of Literary Biography Complete Online:  Dictionary of Literary Biography Complete Online provides more than 16,000 biographical and critical essays on the lives, works, and careers of the world’s most influential literary figures from all eras and genres. This literature resource includes the DLB main series, the DLB Documentary Series, and the DLB Yearbook Series – all delivered in an easy-to-use 24/7 online format that matches the exact look and feel of the print originals.
  • Literature Criticism Online:  Gale takes literature, history and culture to the next level with the largest, most extensive compilation of literary commentary available: Literature Criticism Online. Includes centuries of analysis – the scholarly and popular commentary from broadsheets, pamphlets, encyclopedias, books and periodicals – delivered in an easy-to-use 24/7 online format that matches the exact look and feel of the print originals. Literature Criticism Online includes access to:
    • Twentieth-Century Literary Criticism
    • Short Story Criticism
    • Shakespearean Criticism
    • Poetry Criticism
    • Nineteenth-Century Literature Criticism
    • Literature Criticism from 1400 to 1800
    • Drama Criticism
    • Contemporary Literary Criticism
    • Classic and Medieval Literature
  • Literature Resource Center:  Find up-to-date biographical information, overviews, full-text literary criticism and reviews on nearly 130,000 writers in all disciplines, from all time periods and from around the world. The optional MLA International Bibliography module adds citations for hundreds of thousands of books, articles and dissertations from 1926 to the present, linked to full text where available.
  • LitFinder:  LitFinder provides access to literary works and authors throughout history and includes more than 150,000 full-text poems and 800,000+ poetry citations, as well as short stories, speeches, and plays. The database also includes secondary materials like biographies, images, and more.
  • Scribner Writers on GVRL:  Scribner Writers Series provides original, scholar signed essays on the lives and works of authors from around the world from all time periods. Entries include concise essays, citations, and biographical information that places the author and their works.
  • Something About the Author Online:  Something About the Author Online provides first-time comprehensive online access to all volumes ever printed in Gale’s™ acclaimed and long-standing Something About the Author series, which examines the lives and works of authors and illustrators for children and young adults and is the preeminent source on authors and literature for young people. Content is delivered in an easy-to-use 24/7 online format that matches the exact look and feel of the print originals.
  • Twayne’s Authors on GVRL:  Twayne’s is devoted to in-depth critical introductions to the lives and works of major writers of the world within the context of the time period in which they lived. It provides insightful and original commentary on the history and influence of literary figures.

Literature Criticism Online

Gale takes literature, history, and culture to the next level with the largest, most extensive compilation of literary commentary available: Literature Criticism Online. Imagine centuries of analysis – the scholarly and popular commentary from broadsheets, pamphlets, encyclopedias, books and periodicals – delivered in an easy-to-use 24/7 online format that matches the exact look and feel of the print originals. The net result is tens of thousands of hard-to-find essays at your fingertips. It’s all designed to raise the level of research while providing the around-the-clock remote access that today’s researchers demand.

This database includes access to:

  • Classic and Medieval Literature
  • Contemporary Literary Criticism
  • Drama Criticism
  • Literature Criticism from 1400 to 1800
  • Nineteenth-Century Literature Criticism
  • Poetry Criticism
  • Shakespearean Criticism
  • Short Story Criticism
  • Twentieth-Century Literary Criticism

Literature Resources from Gale

Literature Resources from Gale allow you to search across several major Literature databases to find full text of literary works, journal articles, literature criticism, reviews, biographical information, and overviews.

LitFinder

Covering world literature and authors throughout history, LitFinder contains a wealth of literary works including over 150,000 full-text poems and 800,000+ poetry citations, as well as short stories, speeches, and plays. For students or patrons seeking a deeper view into literature, LitFinder also includes secondary materials like biographies, images, and more. From Shakespeare’s sonnets to poems by Donald Hall or short stories from Edgar Allan Poe to works by Annie Proulx, LitFinder has you covered.

LinkedIn Learning (formerly Lynda.com)

LinkedIn Learning is an online learning site that hosts a constantly growing library of over 3,000 courses that include over 130,000 videos. Courses cover a variety of topics (including business, design, web development, and multimedia skills) and software (Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Suite, and open source applications) that can help you pursue personal and professional goals. These courses are delivered by expert instructors and feature searchable transcripts that make it easy to find quick answers to questions. They also feature Certificates of Completion that can be uploaded to a LinkedIn profile.  LinkedIn Learning allows you to watch videos in small, easy-to-manage chunks, and to return to the lessons at your convenience.

If using the app, use the library code cobblibrary to gain access.

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Mango Languages

Mango is an online language learning resource, and the only single solution that combines quality content, intelligent technology, and an adaptive algorithm that delivers practical phrases from real situations. This is language learning centered around you.

Learn over 70 languages including Spanish, French, Japanese, Brazilian Portuguese, German, Mandarin Chinese, Greek, Italian and access ESL courses in a variety of native languages.

MedlinePlus at National Library of Medicine/National Institutes of Health

MedLine Plus provides information to help answer health questions. 

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Morningstar Investment Research Center

Morningstar Investment Research Center offers analysis on 1,700 stocks, 2,000 mutual funds, and 300 exchange traded funds (ETFs). While it is primarily designed as a tool for investors, it is also an excellent place to get quick information on a company. The Company Stock Reports include analysis written by Morningstar’s experts, up to 10 years of financials, bond information, ratios, SEC filings, and information on insider actions and institutional holders. Reports are available for the top 2,000 companies but other information is available for many more.

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National Geographic Virtual Library

As journalism’s most trusted name in exploration and discovery, National Geographic Virtual Library (NGVL) supports a range of scholarly research needs in the areas of science, history, technology, the environment, cultures, and more. NGVL brings the National Geographic Society to the library in a cross-searchable platform that fits the way today’s students and patrons conduct their research.

National Geographic Kids

Reputable, authoritative, and appropriate content that brings children aged 6-14 the world in a way they’ve never seen it before. Fun and substantive, National Geographic Kids will take them on amazing adventures in science, nature, culture, archaeology, and space.  This resource includes the National Geographic Kids magazine and the People, Animals, and the World kid’s research tool.

New Georgia Encyclopedia

New Georgia Encyclopedia provides an accessible, authoritative source of information about people, places, events, historical themes, institutions, and many other topics relating to the arts, business and industry, cities and counties, education, folklife, government and politics, history and archaeology, land and resources, literature, media, religion, science and medicine, sports and recreation, and transportation.

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Novelist Plus

NoveList Plus is an online readers’ advisory tool that helps readers find new books and audiobooks based on books they’ve read or on topics in which they are interested. NoveList Plus provides enhanced subject access to thousands of fiction and nonfiction titles along with book reviews or annotations.

Novelist K-8 Plus

NoveList K-8 Plus is an online readers’ advisory tool aimed at elementary and middle school students. It helps readers find new books and audiobooks based on books they’ve read or on topics in which they are interested. NoveList K-8 Plus provides enhanced subject access to thousands of fiction and nonfiction titles along with book reviews or annotations. It also includes booktalks, picture book extenders, and Curricular Connections articles that will guide faculty to new titles and new ways for translating curriculum standards into classroom action.

NYTimes.com (New York Times) Inside the Library

Access NYTimes.com from inside the library only. For unlimited access to NYTimes.com inside the library, create a free account using your email address through the login link from the NYTimes.com home page. For offsite access from home or on the go, use the “At Home” link below. 

NYTimes.com provides access to the New York Times Online edition. NYTimes.com offers breaking news coverage, video and multimedia access, email news alerts sent right to your email account.  NYTimes.com also offers a translated Spanish and Chinese edition of the paper.

NYTimes.com (New York Times) At Home or On the Go!

Redeem a free 72 hour off site pass code for the NYTimes.com when you're at home or on the go. After the pass expires, just return to this link to reset your access. 

NYTimes.com provides access to the New York Times Online edition. NYTimes.com offers breaking news coverage, video and multimedia access, email news alerts sent right to your email account.  NYTimes.com also offers a translated Spanish and Chinese edition of the paper.

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OverDrive

OverDrive is an online collection of downloadable audiobooks, eBooks, videos, and more. Enjoy the same checkout period as physical materials with no fines!

Oxford Classical Dictionary

As well as providing factual information, the Oxford Classical Dictionary contains many thematic entries on subjects relevant to the 21st century such as nationalism, race, gender, and ecology. Anthropology and reception have been added as new subject areas, covering topics such as creolization and kinship, as well as dance reception and translation.

Oxford Companion to American Politics

The Oxford Companion to American Politics is the first reference work to provide detailed, in-depth coverage of all aspects of American politics. Top scholars have written entries that surpass all previous reference material on the subject and provide scholars and students with ready access to sophisticated, comprehensive material. Long entries form the core of the book, covering such topics as climate change, terrorism, welfare policies, nuclear proliferation, voting behavior, and think tanks. Each of these entries includes high-level scrutiny of the literature, history, and future of the topic.

Oxford Companion to American Social History

Over the past forty years, social historians have drawn on new sources and methodologies to shift the focus of historical interest to the experiences of ordinary people. The result has been a radical rethinking of the great events and historical transformations in American history, and the Oxford Encyclopedia of American Social History synthesizes the extraordinary wealth of information uncovered by this inquiry. The more than 450 entries in this work examine our shared history “from the bottom up", with entries on the way automobiles shaped American lives, the westward movement of settlers and farmers in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, the transformation of work over time, the women’s suffrage movement, counterculture, leisure activities, consumption patterns, voting habits, population movements, racial divides, and many more fascinating topics intended to help readers develop a richer framework for understanding the social experience of Americans throughout history.

Oxford Companion to Archaeology

In close to 800 entries, the Oxford Companion to Archaeology provides thorough coverage of historical archaeology, the development of archaeology as a field of study, and the ways the discipline works to explain the past. In addition to these theoretical entries, other entries describe the major excavations, discoveries, and innovations, from the discovery of the cave paintings at Lascaux to the deciphering of Egyptian hieroglyphics and the use of luminescence dating. Much has changed in the field since 1996. Recent developments in methods and analytical techniques (e.g., laser-based mapping and survey systems, new applications of the scanning electron microscope) have revolutionized the ways excavations are performed. Cultural tourism, cultural resource management, heritage, and conservation have been redefined as areas within archaeology, and have been newly emphasized by scholars and administrators. Major site discoveries have expanded our understanding of prehistory and human developments through time. The second edition explores each of these advances in the field, adding approximately 150 entries. In addition to significant expansion, first-edition entries have been thoroughly revised and updated to reflect the progress that has been made in the last decade and a half.

Oxford Companion to British History

The Oxford Companion to British History covers all aspects of the history of Britain from 55 BCE to the present day. Written by over 100 distinguished specialist contributors, the variety of entries provides a wealth of essential information touching all aspects of British history: political, economic, social, military, people, events, and institutions.

Oxford Companion to Classical Civilization

The Oxford Companion to Classical Civilization provides an authoritative survey of the Greek and Roman worlds in all their aspects. Drawing on the latest edition of the highly praised Oxford Classical Dictionary, the Companion offers articles on diverse fields such as history and politics; ethics and morals; law and punishment; social and family life; language, literature, and art; religion and mythology; technology, science, and medicine.

Oxford Companion to Classical Literature

The third edition of The Oxford Companion to Classical Literature is the complete and authoritative reference guide to the classical world and its literary heritage. It not only presents the reader with all the essential facts about the authors, tales, and characters from ancient myth and literature, but it also places these details in the wider contexts of the history and society of the Greek and Roman worlds. With an extensive web of cross-references and a useful chronological table and location maps (all of which have been brought fully up to date), this volume traces the development of literary forms and the classical allusions which have become embedded in our Western culture.

Oxford Companion to English Literature

The Oxford Companion to English Literature has long been established as the leading reference resource for students, teachers, scholars, and general readers of English literature. It provides unrivaled coverage of all aspects of English literature ― from writers, their works, and the historical and cultural context in which they wrote, to critics, literary theory, and allusions. For the seventh edition, the Companion has been thoroughly revised and updated to meet the needs and concerns of today’s students and general readers. Over 1,000 new entries have been added, ranging from new writers ― Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Patrick Marber, David Mitchell, Arundhati Roy ― to increased coverage of writers and literary movements from around the world. Coverage of American literature has been substantially increased, with new entries on writers such as Cormac McCarthy and Amy Tan and on movements and publications.

Oxford Companion to Music

This new online-only edition of The Oxford Companion to Music is a partial revision that focuses on living composers and their music and adds some terms, works, and cross-references to the original text. Bibliographies have also been substantially revised and updated. This classic reference work includes articles that range from clear, concise definitions of musical ideas and terms to extended surveys of musical forms and styles, with specialist coverage of virtually every musical subject. It places music in its social and cultural context, with a range of new entries on topics such as politics, religion, psychology, and computers. The book covers current research in and approaches to music, including analysis, theory, ethnomusicology, and performance practice. All varieties of musical forms are covered, including jazz, popular music, and dance.

Oxford Companion to World Exploration

From Antarctica to the North Pole, The Oxford Companion to World Exploration offers information on all topics of exploration worldwide, including advances in navigation, the discovery of the New World, polar expeditions, and the space age.

Oxford Dictionary of the Middle Ages

The Oxford Dictionary of the Middle Ages is an essential new reference work covering all key aspects of European history, society, and culture from 500 to 1500 CE, as well as the Byzantine Empire, Islamic dynasties, and Asiatic peoples of the era.

Oxford Dictionary of the Renaissance

The Oxford Dictionary of the Renaissance provides rich detail on all aspects of the Renaissance in 14th to 17th century Europe. It includes comprehensive coverage of the art, literature, science, culture, philosophy, religion, economics, history, and conflict of the period. The text explores the influence that this intense intellectual and cultural revival continues to have on modern thought and society.

Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Egypt

Featuring 600 original articles written by leading scholars, The Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Egypt goes far beyond the records of archaeology to make available what we know about the full social, political, religious, cultural, and artistic legacy of this 5,000-year civilization.

Oxford Encyclopedia of the Books of the Bible

The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Books of the Bible, published as a two-volume print work and made available digitally through Oxford’s Reference Library, is the first in this series of specialized reference works, each addressing a specific subfield within biblical studies. The series aims to produce high-level scholarly reference works that are accessible and in-depth, going beyond the basics to provide more specialized coverage. Books of the Bible provides a single source for authoritative reference overviews of scholarship on some of the most important topics of study in the field of biblical studies. The Encyclopedia contains almost 120 in-depth entries, ranging in length from 500 to 10,000 words, on each of the canonical books of the Bible, major apocryphal books of the New and Old Testaments, important noncanonical texts, and thematic essays on topics such as canonicity, textual criticism, and translation.

Oxford Encyclopedia of Food and Drink in America

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Food and Drink in America, originally published in September 2004, covers the significant events, inventions, and social movements that have shaped the way Americans view, prepare, and consume food and drink. Entries range across historical periods and the trends that characterize them, from the extravagant feasts of the Gilded Age to the diet fads of the nineties. This thoroughly updated new edition captures the shifting American perspective on food and ensures that this title is both the most authoritative and the most current reference work on American cuisine.

Oxford Encyclopedia of Women in World History

With over 650 biographies of influential women and over 600 topical articles covering topics such as geography and history, culture and society, organizations, movements, and gender studies, The Oxford Encyclopedia of Women in World History is the definitive reference work in the field.

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Polling the Nations

Polling the Nations is a comprehensive online database of public opinion polls containing the full text of more than 700,000 questions and responses from more than 18,000 surveys and 1,700 polling organizations, conducted from 1986 through the present in the United States and more than 100 other countries around the world.

ProQuest Digitized Newspapers: The New York Times

The ProQuest Digital Microfilm Resource provides instant online access to full-image newspapers in microfilm accessible through a web browser. This resource covers The New York Times microfilm archive from January 2008 through the present. The digital microfilm format has a short delay before new issues are included in the archive (approximately 3 months).

ProQuest Digitized Newspapers: The Wall Street Journal

The ProQuest Digital Microfilm Resource provides instant online access to full-image newspapers in microfilm accessible through a web browser. This resource covers The Wall Street Journal microfilm archive from January 2008 through the present. The digital microfilm format has a short delay before new issues are included in the archive (approximately 3 months).

ProQuest Newspapers

ProQuest Newspapers provides full-text access to major national newspapers including:

  • Christian Science Monitor (1988 - current)
  • Los Angeles Times (1985 - current)
  • New York Times; Late Edition, East Coast (1980 - current)
  • Wall Street Journal; Eastern Edition (1984 - current)

Publisher's Weekly

Publisher's Weekly provides news and analyses of book publishing for publishers, booksellers, agents, librarians, writers, educators and people involved in movies, radio and television.

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Qello

Stingray Qello is the only place to watch over 1,500 of the most amazing live moments in music. It’s the world’s largest collection of full-length concerts and music documentaries streamed on-demand to just about any digital device. It’s like a never-ending concert ticket!

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Data Axle (formerly ReferenceUSA)

Data Axle is the premier source of business reference and research. Use Custom Search to find employers by geographic area or type of business; includes company contact name and address.

Regional Business News

Regional Business News offers full-text coverage for more than 50 regional business publications. Previously called Business Wire.

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Salem Health

Salem Health provides access to the following titles:

Salem History

Salem History provides online access to the following titles:

Salem Literature

Salem Literature provides online access to the following titles:

Salem Science

Salem Science provides access to the following titles:

Science Online

Science Online offers expansive reference coverage of the full range of scientific disciplines through extensive essays, videos, diagrams, definitions, interactives, and experiments. Comprehensive Topic Centers help students find a starting point for their research, and the science eLearning modules cover core topics with Teacher Support.

SimplyAnalytics

Using SimplyAnalytics, you can create professional quality thematic maps using 100,000+ data variables from industry-leading data partners. View data by state, congressional district, city, county, ZIP Code, census tract, or block group.  Intuitive reporting tools generate detailed custom reports for any location in the country. Add individual data variables or entire groups of variables and generate a report in seconds, or create a ring study report illustrating the characteristics of the 1-, 3-, and 5-mile radius surrounding your target location.  Search from over 22 million business points from Dun & Bradstreet and add them to a map or a detailed business report to find the best place to locate your business, manage the competition, or identify services. Select specific businesses using any combination of NAICS or SIC codes, legal name, company name, number of employees, total revenue, year started, and more.

Something About the Author Online

Something About the Author Online provides first-time comprehensive online access to all volumes ever printed in Gale’s acclaimed and long-standing Something About the Author series, which examines the lives and works of authors and illustrators for children and young adults and is the preeminent source on authors and literature for young people. Something About the Author Online includes both the main series and Something About the Author Autobiography Series, totaling more than 217 volumes, 12,000 entries, and nearly 17,000 images – all delivered in an easy-to-use 24/7 online format that matches the exact look and feel of the print originals.

Statistical Abstract of the United States

Statistical Abstract of the United States is the authoritative and comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic conditions of the United States.

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Today's Science

Today's Science bridges the gap between the science taught in class and real-world discoveries by leading scientists—giving comprehensive and in-depth explanations of some of the most important advances in biology, chemistry, environmental science, space, physics, and technology. Each article includes vivid images and groundbreaking videos that help make difficult concepts understandable.

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U.S. History in Context

U.S. History in Context provides access to over 4,000 historical (primary) documents, articles from more than 30 reference titles, and over 110 full-text journals covering themes, events, individuals, and periods in U.S. history from pre-Colonial times to the present.

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Value Line

Value Line is an Investment Research tool that covers 3,500 Stocks across 100 Industries.

Value Line features:

  • 1,700 widely-followed analyst covered companies
  • 1,800 small and mid-cap companies
  • Analytical Summary & Index
  • Full industry reports
  • Guided Selection & Opinion
  • Market-Driven Supplements
  • Unbiased Rating and Reports

Voyages: Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade Database

Voyages is the result of the African Origins Project, a scholar-public collaborative endeavor to trace the geographic origins of Africans transported in the trans-Atlantic slave trade. The database provides information on 36,000 slaving voyages that forcibly embarked over 10 million Africans for transport to the Americas between the sixteenth and nineteenth centuries.

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WSJ.com (Wall Street Journal)

Use this link to redeem a free 72 hour off site pass code for the WSJ.com. After the pass expires, just return to this link to reset your access. Access the Wall Street Journal from anywhere for free!

Weiss Financial Rating Series Online

Powered by Weiss Ratings and Grey House Publishing, Weiss Financial Rating Series Online gives you powerful new tools to protect your finances, invest wisely, grow your wealth, and learn more about your finances. This resource includes:

  • Financial Strength Ratings: Banks, credit unions, and insurance companies
  • Investment Ratings: Stocks, mutual funds, and exchange-traded funds
  • Customized Medicare Supplement Insurance Buyer’s Guide
  • Online Access: Consumer guides, financial literacy basics and planning for the future

The World Almanac

Expanding on “the most useful reference book known to modern man,” The World Almanac  database provides students and researchers access to authoritative, essential statistics on hundreds of topics in a searchable online format. A natural addition to any classroom or library, this online resource puts the reference shelf staple at users’ fingertips, with thousands of expertly organized facts.

The World Almanac for Kids

The World Almanac for Kids is the ideal one-stop reference resource for intermediate-level students. Erasing the line between homework support and fun exploration, it contains excellent resources for student reports and research, including extensive, up-to-date articles; videos; interactive games; science projects; and Homework Help; plus Teacher Resources with lesson plans. Kids can explore age-appropriate subjects while developing online research skills with a trusted source.

The World Almanac for Kids Elementary

The World Almanac for Kids Elementary provides trustworthy, kid-friendly reference specifically for elementary grades. The database's wealth of engaging illustrated articles, videos, interactives, Fun Facts, and more are delivered in a colorful, kid-friendly format perfect for helping young children develop online research skills with a trusted source. The extensive Teacher Support section includes printable handouts, class forms, graphic organizers, and more.

World News Digest

For more than 75 years, World News Digest has been a go-to resource for context and background on key issues of both historical events and breaking news. With more than 300,000 original articles and a vast archive covering every major event since its inception, this database offers concise summaries of current events and clearly written essays on the top issues of the day.