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Biography Reference Bank

This biographical database offers the in-depth profiles from Current Biography and World Authors, the periodical coverage of Biography Index and the specialist content of Junior Authors & Illustrators. It provides full-text articles, images and abstracts from today’s leading magazines and journals.

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Kids InfoBits logo Kids InfoBits

A content-rich, authoritative, easy-to-use digital resource featuring age-appropriate, reliable, curriculum-related content covering a broad range of educational topics. The modern design and simple navigation makes it easy for users to explore content and gain comfort with database searching.

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MAS Ultra-School Edition Logo MAS Ultra-School Edition

Contains full text for popular high school magazines covering a wide-range of subject areas including history, science, careers and more.

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MIddle Search Plus logo Middle Search Plus

 A full-text database providing popular middle school magazines and reference books. Covering subjects such as history, current events, science and sports, it also includes thousands of biographies and primary source documents, plus over a million photos, maps and flags.

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Oxford Research Encyclopedias logo Oxford Research Encyclopedias

With today’s overabundance of information, and misinformation, students and researchers alike can be overwhelmed in identifying what’s trustworthy, what’s up-to-date, and what’s accurate. Oxford University Press has invested in the Oxford Research Encyclopedias to meet this challenge. Working with international communities of scholars across all fields of study, we are developing new comprehensive collections of in-depth, peer-reviewed summaries on an ever-growing range of topics. 

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What Tree Is It logo What Tree Is It?

Identification guide to search for trees by leaf, fruit, or name

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What's the Snake logo What's That Snake?

Includes 30 species and subspecies of snakes that are found in Ohio. Of these 30 kinds of snakes only three are poisonous and dangerous to people and domestic animals. Also included is one species of poisonous snake that does NOT live in Ohio, the Water Moccasin. The Water Moccasin was added because a great many people think that it does live in Ohio.

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What's the Poinit logo What's the Point?

A guide for identifying flint artifacts, in addition to historical information about Ohio's ancient peoples.

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WorldBook logo WorldBook

Access the complete World Book Encyclopedia, complete with multimedia (images, audio, video), special features, news, and related web links.

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WorldBook kids logo WorldBook Kids

Thousands of colorful illustrations, diagrams, and maps enrich thousands of articles selected for appeal and curricular standards, with teacher guides, provide instructions and stimulating ways to use content in the classroom setting or for homework.

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WorldBook Spanish logo WorldBook Spanish

As the optimal beginner’s Spanish-language reference tool, the site offers all the best elements of World Book Kids—thousands of easy-to read articles packed with stunning illustrations, videos, interactive maps, and a wealth of engaging games and activitie.

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