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Gale Virtual Reference Library Reference books searchable by keyword, subject and title. Highlighting and annotation tools available.

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Encyclopedias/Reference

Britannica Online School Edition  Compton’s Edition – Multimedia, full-text encyclopedia for Middle School students. High School & Elementary editions accessible.

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Britannica Escolar Online A Spanish encyclopedia for grades K-8.

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Enciclopedia Moderna A Spanish encyclopedia for grades 9-12.

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MVMMS Online Reference Desk A group of web-based resources including general reference; current and archived news; biology, chemistry, earth and planetary science; mathematics; statistics; geography and history; and the arts.

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General

Books and AuthorsReader’s advisory for adults, young adults and children’s fiction and non-fiction.

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Gale Biography in Context Full-text articles from hundreds of periodicals and books on more than 340,000 people.

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Global Issues in Context International viewpoints on global issues, topics, and current events.  School Home
FactCite Online resources from Lincoln Library including: sports champions, Greek and Roman mythology, shapers of society, American history, biographies, and general reference.

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InfoTrac Junior Edition A group of general databases that include full-text articles and abstracts from magazines, newspapers, journals, and references sources.

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Hospitality, Tourism and Leisure Content from over 500 industry journals provides information on industry including cultural aspects of travel, leisure activities and tourism. Issues of “Faces: people, places and cultures” (1990-current) are available. School Home
Opposing Viewpoints in Context Offers a range of perspectives on important issues using reference, periodical, news, primary and multimedia sources.  School Home

History

American History ABC-Clio database includes articles, images, maps, primary documents, and video.  School Home
Ancient & Medieval World History ABC-Clio database covers history from pre-historic times to though the early Renaissance years. Includes articles, images, maps, primary documents, and video clips.

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Annals of American History Speeches, essays, biographies, landmark court decisions, editorials, and images from 1493 to present.

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Gale World History in Context Full-text periodicals, reference works, and primary documents. Chronicles antiquity to the present.

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World Religions Reference Library UXL ebook covering the histories, traditions, and worldviews of dominant and less prominent religions and their sects and offshoots.

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World Data Analyst Current and historical statistics on countries of the world for historical and cross-national comparisons. Data can be used for creation of tables and charts or exported for deeper analysis.

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World Geography ABC-Clio database searchable by keyword or country. Includes political, social, cultural economic, and geological  information. School Home
World History: the modern era ABC-Clio database covers the emergence of modern Europe (1500 C.E.) to the present. Includes articles, images, maps, and video.  School   ‡Home

Newspapers

Boston Globe, The Full text of The Boston Globe from 1980 to present.  School Home
New York Times, The Full text of The New York Times from 1985 to present.  School Home

Science

Gale Science in Context Science topics cover in full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, experiments, images, videos, and links to websites.

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Full Search of Gale Databases Unified search of all gale databases provided by Massachusetts Library System and the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.  School   Home

‡Passwords available at middle school library.

Databases are provided by the Massachusetts Library System (MLS) and purchased by Melrose Veterans Memorial Middle School Library.