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Biographical articles and references, searchable by name, profession, place of origin, gender, race/ethnicity, and birth and death dates.

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  • You can create a list of former and current female senators for your school report.
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Biographical and bibliographical information on current writers.

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  • Contemporary Authors can give you a chronological list of an author's books in a series.
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Sign up and have portions of fiction and nonfiction books emailed to you from your choice of genres for adults and teens.

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  • You can kick start your reading interests or find a new author or series using Dear Reader!
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Databases Available: ArticleFirst, ClasePeriodica, ECO, ECO_FT, ERIC, Ebooks, GPO, IllinoisCatalog, MEDLINE, OAIster, PapersFirst, Proceedings, WorldAlmanac, WorldCat and WorldCatDissertations.

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Encyclopedias and other reference resources on a wide range of subjects, from art, business, and history to literature, medicine, and science.

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  • Gale Virtual Reference Library contains full-text entries from the Encyclopedia of World Biography, as well as many other reference resources.
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Commentary and analysis of classic and contemporary works of literature.

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  • You can access full-text criticism of John Steinbeck, or almost any other author you choose!
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Biographies, bibliographies, and literary criticism of authors from classical antiquity to the present.

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  • With Literature Resource Center, you can find articles and criticism for that Steinbeck paper.
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Online foreign language learning program designed for children ages 0-6, from Mango Languages.

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  • You can watch a short video in 10 different languages, from Arabic to Spanish.
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Learn a variety of languages online, including Spanish, French, German, Japanese, Mandarin Chinese, Greek, and Russian, with this easy-to-use system teaching actual conversation skills.

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  • Mango Languages offers lessons in 34 languages, including Russian, Hindi, Arabic, and Thai.
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Reader's advisory information for young readers' fiction and non-fiction titles with teacher resources and booktalks.

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  • You can get lists of books by grade level.
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Reader's advisory information for fiction and non-fiction titles with lists of read-alikes, book reviews, feature articles, book discussion guides, and booktalks.

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  • You can discover prepared questions for your Book Discussion Group with NoveList!
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