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General Reference

Britannica School: Multimedia, reading-level appropriate nonfiction content for K12 students and educators. Content includes over 132,000 encyclopedia articles, 103,000 images, 7,500 multimedia elements, more than 27,000 eBooks, novels and essays, a translation tool for 50+ languages and read-aloud functionality. Includes lexile ranges and is aligned with MDE Academic Standards across a variety of subjects.

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MAS Complete: Designed for high school libraries and offers coverage of popular high school magazines and reference books. Wide range of subjects offered including art, history, sports and music. Over 1,000,000 photos, maps and flags.

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Middle Search Plus: Middle school magazines and reference books including thousands of biographies, primary source documents, over a million photos, maps and flags. Subjects covered include history, current events, science, sports and biographies.

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History

History Reference Center: Covers U.S. and world history topics and features historical reference books, magazines and thousands of primary source documents.

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Literature

Literary Reference Center: Covers broad spectrum of information on thousands of authors and their works across literary disciplines and timeframes. Wide range of subjects covered including plot summaries, literary criticism, book reviews, classic and contemporary poems, short stories and novels, and author interviews.

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NoveList K-8: Recommendations for children’s fiction and nonfiction. This resources offers extensive reader’s advisory services including read-alike titles, series, and authors as well as professional reviews, reader reviews, articles, lists, genre overviews, discussion guides and more. Books are also tagged with appeal factors.

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Science

Science Reference Center: Full-text science magazines, encyclopedias, reference books, and a collection of images.

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Social Issues

Opposing Viewpoints: Contains K12 focused viewpoint articles, topic overviews, full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, statistics, images, videos, audio files, and links to vetted websites. Covers timely social issues in a range of categories including business, environmentalism, health, law, politics, science and technology. Also includes a category on the National Debate Topic.

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Points of View Reference Center: Presents multiple sides of an issue. Helps students assess and develop persuasive arguments and essays, better understand controversial issues and develop analytical thinking skills.

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Test Prep & College

Driving-Tests.Org: In partnership with driving-tests.org, we are able to offer free Michigan Driver Permit practice tests for both automobile and motorcycle. Getting ready to test for a license? Practice here first.

Learning Express Library: Computer skills, test preparation, job & workplace skills, and more. Create an account to start learning.

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Vocational Studies Premier: Designed specifically for the research needs of two-year colleges. Scholarly content most relevant to vocational programs. Wide range of subjects covered including counseling, biotechnology, cosmetology, fashion design, forensics, graphic arts, health information technology, law enforcement, and veterinary assistant.

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