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The library subscribes to many electronic resources for you!
These databases can be used to find full-text articles, quick facts, pictures, and much more. Click on a link below to see what resources are available.

All you need is your St. Charles City-County Library District card.

Biography, History & Geography Encyclopedias Foreign Languages
General Resources Literature & the Arts Newspaper, Magazines & Current Events
Science & Health Test Preparation & Class Review  
Find a Good Book to Read

 

Biography, History & Geography
Biography In Context
Search for current and historical biographies for musicians, authors, presidents and more
 
CultureGrams
Provides information on countries around the world - including history, culture, lifestyle and government
      
Gale Virtual Reference Library
Biographies, history, health, science, art and literature, and specialized reference e-books
US History in Context
All areas of US history from pre-colonial to present day. Primary documents, books, magazines, maps & more.
World History in Context
All areas of world history from ancient to current.
Primary documents, books, magazines, maps & more.

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Encyclopedias
Britannica Online for Young Adults
Includes flags, photos, maps, links to articles and selected web sites 
Kids Search
(Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia)

Contains various images, offers brief biographies as well as information in a variety of subject areas.
World Book Encyclopedia Online Info Finder
Biographies, history, health, science, art and literature, and specialized reference e-books
 

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Foreign Languages

Mango Languages
Mango courses provide an introduction to language and culture throught the acquisition of simple conversational skills, focuses on practical conversations while increasing vocabulary and grammar skills.

 

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General Resources
DISCovering Collection
Essays, biographies, creative works and multimedia elements in five core subject areas - history, literature, biography, science & social studies
InfoTrac Junior Edition
Access to a variety of magazines, newspapers and
reference books for information on current events,
arts, science, popular culture, health, people, 
government, history, sports and more.
SIRS Discoverer
This interactive reference database is designed to develop research, reading, writing, language and computer skills.
SIRS Social Issue Resource Series
Social, political, economic topics & current events, includes an almanac, pictures and over 500 maps
Student Research Center
Includes magazine & newspaper articles, biographies, country reports, film and video clips
 
Student Resources in Context
Thousands of documents, biographies, essays on school topics, background information, and critical analyses as well as photos, illustrations and audio & video clips

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Literature & the Arts
Columbia Granger's Poetry
Contains 50,000 poems and provides an index to aid in locating an additional 400,000 poems
Artemis Literary Sources
Integrates Literature Resources and Literature Criticism Online into a single research environment, also contains LitFinder and the Dictionary of Literary Biography

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Newspaper, Magazines & Current Events
Student Research Center
Includes magazine and newspaper articles, biographies, film and video clips
NewsBank
Search over 3,470 worldwide newspapers, blogs, newswires, journals, broadcast transcripts & videos
      
NewsBank Special Reports for Students
Featured reports focus on topics of current interest available through NewsBank.  Updated daily
Opposing Viewpoints in Context
Find articles, statistics & more on popular debate topics

 

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Science & Health
New Book of Popular Science - Scholastic GO
Latest, in-depth science, health, and technology research and news.
Science in Context
Covers science, math and technology - features science experiments
      
Science Reference Center
Search magazine & reference articles, experiments, biographies, images & videos on various science topics
Teen Health and Wellness
Real answers about health, nutrition, emotions, sexuality, green living, dating, life skills, drugs, alcohol and more

 

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Test Preparation & Class Review
LearningExpress Library 3.0
Contains test & study guides for math, reading comprehension, social studies, American history, writing skills and high school entrance exam preparation.  Also tutorials on Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint.

 

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Find a Good Book to Read
Book Collection Non-Fiction - Middle School Edition
Discover non-fiction titles similar to books that you already enjoy
NoveList Plus K-8
Fiction and non-fiction titles for children and teens. Has helpful features to help with series information, read-alikes and other book lists.  Links directly to the library catalog
      

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