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The Braille Institute offers free talking book and periodical services, book and periodical titles in Braille, descriptive videos, and other services to eligible library users.
Business Source Premier offers more than 3,000 full text business journals, covering various subjects including marketing, economics, and management.
A series of research resources designed for quick reference for students in grades 4 through 8. California Fact Cards covers California, United States, and World topics included in the social studies curriculum of California.
Consumer Health Complete provides support for the information needs of patients and fosters an overall understanding of health-related topics. This resource provides content covering all key areas of health and wellness, from mainstream medicine to the many perspectives of complementary, holistic, and integrated medicine.
CQ Researcher provides award winning in-depth coverage of the most important issues of the day. Reports are written by experienced journalists, and are footnoted and professionally fact-checked. Full-length articles include an overview, historical background, chronology, pro/con feature, plus resources for additional research. Graphics, photos and short "sidebar" features round out reports. Shorter "Hot Topics" articles provide a solid introduction to subjects most in demand by students.
Dear Reader is an online book club that emails you a chapter of a book each day.
Explora Primary School helps elementary school children K-14 find database information for reports and research.
Explora Secondary School helps middle school and high school students with reports and research.
Flipster is a next-generation digital magazine service that allows people to browse high quality digital versions of the latest issues of popular magazines.
Funk and Wagnall's New World Encyclopedia is a general encyclopedia covering a wide variety of topics. 
MagillOnLiterature Plus offers biographical information on over 1,500 authors of fiction, poetry, drama, and philosophy as well as editorially- reviewed critical analyses and plot summaries of the most studied works in the history of literature.
Mango is an online language learning system that teaches real conversation skills for practical communication. Through fun and engaging interactive lessons, Mango makes learning a new language fast, easy and incredibly effective.
MasterFILE Premier contains full-text articles covering general reference, business, education, science, and much more.  In addition, MasterFILE Premier also provides access to biographies, full-text reference books, primary source documents, as well as a collection of photos, maps, and flags.
Find the definition and correct spelling to the words you want to know.
Morningstar Investment Research Center is an investment resource specialized in fund investing including stocks, mutual funds, hedge funds, and other investment tools and resources. Offers news, commentary, fund information, tutorial, tools, forums and annual reports.  
Newspaper Source Plus includes more than 700 full-text newspapers, providing nearly 31 million full-text articles.
Looking for a good book?  NoveList Plus helps readers of all ages locate books they might like to read. Search over 40,000 books by title, author, or describing a plot.
Primary Search is designed for the elementary school students and provides full-text access to more than 50 popular magazines dating back to 1990.  Lexile reading levels are also included.
ReferenceUSA is a research and reference tool that is the leading source for business and residential data. Serving a variety of quality information, ReferenceUSA helps you search for jobs, find doctors, create marketing and small business plans, locate specific people, and more.
Regional Business News searches 75 full-text business journals, newspapers, and newswires from all metropolitan and rural areas within the U.S.  Updated daily.
Acceso a mas de 1,950 artículos con texto completo que cubre referencia general, negocio, la educación, la ciencia, y mucho más. Además, MasterFILE también proporciona el accesso a 100,000 biografías, a 164 libros de consulta con texto completo, a 76,000 documentos de fuente primarios, y a una colección sobre de 116,000 fotos, mapas, y banderas.
Salud en Español hace disponible reportes completos basados en evidencias y fichas de datos relacionados a todos los aspectos de la salud y el bienestar. Reportes específicos por tema que cubren todos los aspectos de la salud, dan información general importante en relación a enfermedades, afecciones y procedimientos de diversos tratamientos.
An online literacy resource that pairs classic video storybooks from Weston Woods with related non-fiction eBooks from Scholastic to build a love of reading and learning. BookFlix reinforces early reading skills and introduces children to a world of knowledge and exploration.
Tuition Funding Sources is a website designed to help students find scholarships, college and career information. TFS offers students the largest scholarship database in the world with over $41 billion in scholarship awards along with a career personality test and detailed college and career information.
USA Learns free online citizen course helps you prepare for all parts of the naturalization interview.  Includes lessons on the steps required for citizenship, as well as vocabulary, grammar, reading, writing, listening, and speaking.  Just create an account to get started today!