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Literary Reference Center

Full-text database containing plot summaries and synopses, literary criticism, author biographies, literary journal articles, poems, and short stories.

MasterFILE Complete

Popular full-text magazines (including Congressional Digest, The Nation, New Scientist, Scientific American, U.S. News & World Report), reference books, and other highly-regarded sources from the world’s leading publishers, covering virtually every general interest subject area, plus an extensive collection of photos, maps, and flags.

Middle Search Plus (formerly Explora Secondary)

Full-text articles, news, and current events, using grade levels or Lexile ranges, for middle and high school students.

NewsBank Chicago

Search multiple Chicagoland newspapers at the same time, including the Chicago Sun-Times, Oak Leaves, and Wednesday Journal.

Newspaper Source Plus

Full-text collection of major news content, including newspapers, magazines, newswires, and news transcripts of television and radio.

Points of View Reference Source

Full-text database that presents multiple sides of an issue. Hundreds of topics are covered—each with an overview (objective background/description), point (argument), and counterpoint (opposing argument). Each topic also features a guide to help students evaluate the controversy and enhance their ability to read critically, develop their own perspective on the issues, and write or debate an effective argument on the topic.

Science Reference Center

Full-text science magazines, journals, reference books, and videos.

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