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AtoZ World Culture
AtoZ World Culture is an engaging country-by-country culture resource
database. Over 175 countries are highlighted with in-depth coverage on a
rich array of topics, including cuisine, national symbols, and travel
AtoZ Maps Online
AtoZ Maps Online consists of more than 145,000 maps—static maps,
animated maps, real-time maps, scientific maps, and historic maps—all in
one place. Most maps are available for download in jpg, tiff, and PDF
Biography Reference Center
Containing many of the top-ranking biographical reference collections and magazines, this database offers a comprehensive collection of full-text biographies, as well as thousands of unique narrative biographies.
Gale Virtual Reference Library
This database offers reference books in an ebook format. Titles include Worldmark Encyclopedia of Nations
, Encyclopedia of Religions
, American Decades
, and many more!
Grolier OnlineHome AccessIn-Library AccessGrolier Online consists of
three comprehensive encyclopedias, selected educational magazines, newspaper articles, and
teacher resources for the classroom.
Literary Reference Center Plus
This comprehensive, full-text database provides the most relevant information on thousands of authors and their works across literary disciplines and time frames.
This database provides full-text for magazines, reference books, and primary source documents. Also included is an Image Collection containing photos, maps, and flags.
Full-text, electronic version of the Joliet Herald News.Covers 1997 to present.
Trying to figure out what to read next? Check out Novelist Plus, which serves
up suggestions on author read-alikes, what's next in a series, and
recommended reads in your favorite genre!
Novelist K-8 Plus
All the same great offerings of Novelist Plus, geared toward a K-8 audience.
Points of View Reference Center
Containing resources that present multiple sides of an issue, this database provides the basis from which students can realize and develop persuasive arguments and essays, better understand controversial issues and develop analytical thinking skills.
Opposing Viewpoints covers the worlds hottest issues and topics
through over 13,000 pro/con views, court case overviews, biographies, and
Science Reference Center
Designed to meet every student researcher's needs, this database contains full text articles for hundreds of science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals, and other sources.