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Education & General Research

CornellLab | All About Birds

Learn about birds with guides, images, maps, and more!

All About Birds is a website from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology that includes information about watching birds, learning their nesting behaviors, attracting birds, indentifying 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.

EBSCOhost - Academic Search Complete

Explore multidisciplinary scholarly databases with full-text coverage

Academic Search Complete is a scholarly, multidisciplinary database providing indexing and abstracts for thousands of journals, magazines and other resources, including access to full text, peer-reviewed journals. Additionally, the database includes access to video content updated monthly from the Associated Press, with footage from 1930 to present.

This scholarly collection offers full-text coverage of information in many areas of academic study, including archaeology, area studies, astronomy, biology, chemistry, civil engineering, electrical engineering, ethnic and multicultural studies, food science and technology, general science, geography, geology, law, mathematics, mechanical engineering, music, physics, psychology, religion and theology, women's studies, and other fields.

EBSCOhost - Business Source Complete

Full-text access to business-related databases

Business Source Complete is a scholarly business database that provides full-text access to many peer-reviewed business related journals, including disciplines such as marketing, management, accounting, finance and economics. It provides detailed company information for some of the world’s largest public and private companies. Additionally, the database houses video footage from the Associated Press, dating back to 1930. Journal articles include information, such as financial data, books, monographs, major reference works, conference proceedings, case studies, investment research reports, industry reports, market research reports, country reports, company profiles, SWOT analyses and more.

Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia

A student focused general 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.

Learning Express Library

Practice tests, tutorials, eBooks and more!

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

Library Science Database

Explore top publications in library and information science

The Library Science Database gives users full-text access to over 150 top publications in library and information science. This collection is specifically designed to provide full-text support for the core titles included in ProQuest's authoritative Library & Information Science Abstracts database (LISA). It covers a range of titles and topics relevant to the theoretical and applied study of library science, including trade publications aimed at the library profession as well as scholarly journals.

NovelList K-8 Plus

An elementary and middle school focused reader's advisory tool

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. NoveList K-8 Plus helps you explore and discover the world of fiction. You can: • find new books to read • print a list of all the books in the series you are reading • search for new books and authors similar to other books and authors you have enjoyed • look for a book about a particular subject, relationship, geographic area, or period of time • review award-winning books

Health & Medicine

EBSCOhost - AltHealthWatch

Learn about numerous medical approaches to health and wellness

Alt HealthWatch focuses on multiple perspectives of complementary, holistic, and integrated approaches to health care and wellness. Full-text content comes from more than 180 international peer-reviewed and professional journals, magazines, reports, proceedings, and association and consumer newsletters, plus hundreds of pamphlets, booklets, special reports, original research, and book excerpts.


Answer health questions and explore medical research

MedlinePlus will direct you to information to help answer health questions. MedlinePlus brings together authoritative, consumer-focused information from The National Library of Medicine (NLM), the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and other government agencies and healthrelated organizations. MedlinePlus includes extensive information about drugs and supplements, an illustrated medical encyclopedia, videos, interactive patient tutorials, and the latest health news.

History and Media

Civil Rights Digital Library

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LGBTQ+ Rights | HeinOnline

A collection of historical data on the gay rights movement in America

This collection consists of materials relating to the gay rights movement in America from 1950 until present day, including an interactive timeline, as well as subject-coded court cases, scholarly articles, books, pamphlets, reports, and more.

Voyages: The Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade Database

Learn more about the voyages that occurred during the Trans-atlantic Slave Trade

Voyages: The Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade Database is the result of the African Origins Project, a scholar-public collaborative endeavor to trace the geographic origins of Africans transported in the transatlantic slave trade. Many have contributed to this international research project, which is based at Emory University. The database provides information on almost 35,000 slaving voyages that forcibly embarked over 10 million Africans for transport to the Americas between the sixteenth and nineteenth centuries.

Slavery in America and the World: History, Culture & Law

Legal and historical references on slavery across the globe

Brings together a multitude of essential legal materials on slavery in the United States and the English-speaking world. This includes every statute passed by every colony and state on slavery, every federal statute dealing with slavery, and all reported state and federal cases on slavery. Our case coverage extends into the 20th century because long after slavery ended courts were still resolving issues emanating from slavery.

C-Span Video Library

Browse thousands of hours of C-Span Coverage starting in 1987

The C-SPAN Video Library includes over 160,000 hours of coverage of C-SPAN programs since 1987. The C-SPAN Archives, which records, indexes, and archives all C-SPAN programming for historical, educational, research, and archival uses, records all three C-SPAN networks seven days a week, twenty-four hours a day. Programs are indexed by subject, speaker names, titles, affiliations, sponsors, committees, categories, formats, policy groups, keywords, and location. The congressional sessions and committee hearings are indexed by person with full-text. All C-SPAN programs since 1987 are digital and can be viewed online for free. Duplicate copies of programs that have aired since 1987 can be obtained and used for education, research, review or home viewing purposes. Proceeds from the sale of these programshelp support the operation of the Archives. Some programs are notcopyright cleared for sale. For more information, see the C-SPAN site.

PBS Learning Media

Classroom ready, curriculum targeted digital resources

PBS LearningMedia is your destination for direct access to thousands of classroom-ready, curriculum-targeted digital resources. PBS LearningMedia builds on the strength of public media and is designed to improve teacher effectiveness and student achievement. Resources are aligned to Common Core and national standards and include videos and interactives, as well as audio, documents, and in depth lesson plans. You can browse by standards, grade level, subject area, and special collections. You can also favorite, and share resources with your class and colleagues through folders and social media. Best of all, PBS LearningMedia's basic service is free for PreK-12 educators.

New York Times | ProQuest Newspapers

A database of NYT sorted by issue

The New York Times is included in the ProQuest Newspapers database but can be searched as a separate resource. To browse The New York Times issue by issue, click on the Publications link then select the year and issue. The following titles are included in a search of this resource: • New York Times Book Review, 1997-current • New York Times Magazine, 1997-current See ProQuest Newspapers for a wide range of international, national, regional, and local papers, including The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Washington Post, The Guardian, El Norte, Jerusalem Post, and South China Morning Post.


NASA Images

Photos and educational materials provided by NASA

NASA Images was created through a partnership between NASA and the Internet Archive, a non-profit digital library based in San Francisco, to bring public access to NASA's image, video, and audio collections in a single, searchable resource. The site includes classic photos, educational programming, high-definition video, and more. New and archived media from all of NASA's centers are continually being added.

Virtual Chemistry Lab

Learning resources for chemistry students

Virtual Chemistry Lab, or the Chemistry Collective, provides scenario-based learning activities for in-class or homework assignments for students. Educators can find activities for their courses, provide feedback on them, create and share activities with others, and discuss issues related to chemistry education. The ChemCollective is part of the National Science Digital Library, which is funded by the National Science Foundation.

Demographics, Language, & Ancestry

Demographics Now

Ready to use demographic data reports

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.

Ethnic Diversity Source

Full-text sources on various cultures, traditions, experiences and more

This full-text database is a dedicated resource covering the culture, traditions, social treatment and lived experiences of different ethnic groups in America. It provides full text from a growing list of sources including peer-reviewed journals, magazines, e-books, biographies and primary source documents.

Heritage Quest

A resource for Genealogical resources

HeritageQuest Online offers a collection of genealogical and historical sources with coverage dating back to the 1700s.

Mango Languages

Native-language-based foreign language courses

Mángo Languages offers access to foreign language (and English) courses taught in the user's native language. Mango teaches vocabulary, pronunciation, grammar, and culture, and more than 70 languages are represented.

Law & Legal Assistance

Gale LegalForms

Attorney drafted legal forms and legal procedure information

Gale LegalForms helps patrons understand common legal procedures through access to authentic, professional legal documents for businesses and 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.

Georgia-Based Resources

The Digital Library of Georgia

Explore Georgia's History and culture online!

The Digital Library of Georgia is a gateway to Georgia's history and culture found in digitized books, manuscripts, photographs, government documents, newspapers, maps, audio, video, and other resources.

Today in Georgia History

Find out what happened today in Georgia History through TV, radio and more.

Today in Georgia History is an educational program that includes daily television and radio segments focusing on significant people and events associated with a particular day in Georgia history. A joint collaboration of the Georgia Historical Society and Georgia Public Broadcasting, this interactive website allows you to access streaming audio and video of the episodes, as well as transcripts, tips for teachers, curriculum, writing prompts, review questions and discussion topics, classroom exercises, follow-up research topics and selected primary-source material. Together, these resources will reach students of all grade levels, cover all subject areas based on content, and will align with Georgia's social studies curriculum and performance standards

Georgia General Assembly

A database of enforceable Georgia Law

The Georgia Code, hosted by LexisNexis, is the compilation of the currently enforceable laws of the state of Georgia. The database is searchable by keyword and by code number. The code can also be browsed by title, chapter, and section.

New Georgia Encyclopedia

Get extensive information on people, places, history and more for the state of Georgia

The New Georgia Encyclopedia provides access to authoritative information on people, places, events, history, and other topics about the state of Georgia. The site includes articles and images on every aspect of the state and includes links to related Internet sites.

Sanborn® Fire Insurance Maps for Georgia Towns and Cities

Browse Fire Insurance maps from all over the state of Georgia

Sanborn® Fire Insurance Maps for Georgia Towns and Cities, 1884-1941 consists of fire insurance maps created by the Sanborn Map Company that depict the commercial, industrial, and residential areas of Georgia cities. The highly-detailed, color-coded maps document the changing face of Georgia cities by depicting not only the community but also each building, block, and neighborhood. The maps detail building construction, sizes, and usage as well as city services such as water and fire services

Vanishing Georgia

Explore thousands of photographs that preserve over 100 years of Georgia history.

Vanishing Georgia contains nearly 18,000 photographs from the Georgia Archives documenting over 100 years of the state's history. Topics covered include, but are not limited to, family and business life, street scenes and architecture, agriculture, school and civic activities, important individuals and events in Georgia history, and landscapes. Beginning in the mid-1970s, the Georgia Archives endeavored to preserve Georgia's endangered historical photographs by locating, selecting, and copying historically significant photographs held by individuals and organizations across the state. The Digital Library of Georgia and the Georgia Archives join together to bring these images to the public online with the support of the Georgia HomePLACE program.

Business & Career

Job & Career Accelerator from Learning Express

Step-by-Step employment assistance and job database

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.

O*Net Online

Find and explore different occupations and trades

O*NET OnLine is sponsored by the Employment & Training Administration of the U.S. Department of Labor and is developed by the National Center for O*NET Development. It includes information on skills, abilities, knowledge, work activities, and interests associated with occupations. Students, job seekers, and workforce, business, and human resource professionals can find occupations to explore, search for occupations that use designated skills, browse occupations by high growth industry, identify key in demand occupations, view occupation summaries and details, and use crosswalks from other classification systems, such as military or apprenticeship.

The Arts

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Get The MET experience right on your computer or device!

The Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History pairs essays and works of art with chronologies, telling the story of art and global culture through the Museum's collection.