Encyclopedias and General Reference

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Book Collection: Nonfiction – High School Edition: Search the full text of more than 2,450 popular nonfiction books for high school students on subjects like careers, health, life skills, ethnicity, sports, technology, history, science and more.

Book Collection: Nonfiction – Middle School Edition: Search the full text of more than 3,100 popular nonfiction books for middle school students on subjects like health, life skills, ethnicity, sports, adventure, technology, history, science and more.

Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia: Indexes over 25,000 records, covering an array of topics. The database also contains various images and brief biographies.

MAS Ultra – School EditionDesigned for high school students, this database contains full text articles, biographies. primary source documents, reference books and images on topics ranging from science, history and literature to political science, career exploration and more.

Middle Search Plus: Designed for junior high and middle school students, this database features full text for magazines, biographies and historical essays; primary sources documents; the Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia; American Heritage Dictionary; and photos, maps and flags.

Student Research Center: This database is designed specifically for high school students, and makes it easy to search by keyword or by topic to find the most useful search results. Results can be easily sorted by source type (e.g. magazines, reference books, photos, flags, etc.).

World Book Online Reference Center: Every article from the print encyclopedia enhanced with state-of-the-art multimedia, maps, editor-reviewed web sites, and more. Includes Spanish Student Discovery Encyclopedia, World Book Kids and World Book Reference Center.

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