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Academic Search Complete
Academic Search Button Abstracts and full text journals and periodicals including monographs, reports, conference proceedings, etc. This database is part of GALILEO.

All About Birds
This resource is a website from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology that includes information about watching birds, learning their nesting behaviors, attracting birds, indentifying them, recording observations, and getting involved in bird conservation. The site includes guides, images, maps, sounds, videos, and much more. There is also a link to the Macaulay Library, an archive of animal sounds and videos. More information »

America's News
Find information on topics related to business, education, health, homework help, politics and more from a variety of news media including newspapers, newswires, blogs, videos and web-only content featuring the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and the Marietta Daily Journal.

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Annals of American History
Annals of American History delivers more than 2,000 primary source documents plus 700 multimedia elements that guide you through the history of the United States. Part of Encyclopedia Britannica.

Artemis Literary Sources
gale artemisArtemis Literary Sources is a groundbreaking research environment that integrates formerly disparate digital collections to enable innovative research. This resource provides an unprecedented, seamless research experience that helps students find a starting point, search across a wide array of materials and points in time, and discover new ways to analyze information. Included in this resource are Literature Criticism Online and Literature Resources from Gale.



Associations Unlimited Associations Unlimited Button
Directory of U.S. national, regional, state, and local nonprofit organizations in all fields.

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Biography and Genealogy Master Index
Index used to find biographical information from all time periods, geographical locations.

Biography in Contextbiography in context
Biography in Context delivers outstanding research support with nearly a million biographical entries spanning history and geography. Just like all the new revolutionary In Context products, it’s a curriculum-aligned resource that offers media-rich content in context that's updated daily to meet the needs of today’s user.

Biography Reference Bank
This biography database from Wilson Web is an in-depth, 100% full-text biographical resource, providing comprehensive coverage of people in the news and a full range of history-makers. It covers over 236,000 individuals, plus more than 36,000 images. The content of the database comes from a wide variety of high quality Wilson resources, featuring biographical profiles, feature articles, interviews, essays, book reviews, performance reviews, speeches (Wilson’s Speeches of the American Presidents), or obituaries.

Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase and Fable
Much loved for its wit and wisdom since 1870, Brewer’s Dictionary of Phrase and Fable takes you on a captivating adventure through its trademark blend of language, culture, myth and legend. As Susie Dent explains in the foreword, Brewer’s “is not a straightforward dictionary, nor is it an encyclopaedia. It is, in fact, unlike any other reference book that exists, anywhere.” This nineteenth edition encapsulates all the charm and wit that characterise its predecessors and maintains the standards of scholarship and eclecticism that have long been its hallmark.

Business Insights: Essentials
Find detailed company and industry news and information. Powered by a frequently updated and curated collection, Gale Business Insights: Essentials combines deep research coverage with scholarly journals, business news, and more.

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Chilton Librarychilton represents the most authoritative automotive repair information available to car owners. There are thousands of year, make and model combinations covering the most popular vehicles of the past 30 years, plus additional coverage of specialty models. gives you the confidence to service or repair virtually any system on your vehicle.

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DemographicsNowdemographics now
DemographicsNow offers a variety of simple, ready-to-use demographic data reports. Users may customize them by geography, choosing the area that best suits their needs. In addition, users may also run an unlimited number of reports in summary, comparison or ranking formats.

Dictionary of African Biography
From the pharaohs to Frantz Fanon, Dictionary of African Biography provides a comprehensive overview of the lives of the men and women who shaped Africa’s history. Unprecedented in scale, DAB covers the whole continent from Tunisia to South Africa, from Sierra Leone to Somalia. It also encompasses the full scope of history from Queen Hatsheput of Egypt (1490–1468 BCE) and Hannibal, the military commander and strategist of Carthage (243–183 BCE), to Kwame Nkrumah of Ghana (1909–1972), Miriam Makeba, and Nelson Mandela of South Africa (b. 1918). Subjects are drawn from all walks of life, including philosophers, politicians, activists, entertainers, scholars, poets, scientists, religious figures, kings, and everyday people.

Dictionary of American Family Names
The Dictionary of American Family Names contains more than 70,000 of the most commonly occurring surnames in the United States, giving their comparative frequencies, linguistic and historical explanations, selected associated forenames, and occasional genealogical notes.

Dictionary of Literary Biography Complete Online
Dictionary of Literary Biography Complete Online provides more than 16,000 biographical and critical essays on the lives, works, and careers of the world's most influential literary figures from all eras and genres. Comprised of the award-winning Dictionary of Literary Biography series, which over its 30-year history has been dedicated to making literature and its creators better understood and more accessible to students and interested readers, DLB Complete Online includes the DLB main series, the DLB Documentary Series, and the DLB Yearbook Series - all delivered in an easy-to-use 24/7 online format that matches the exact look and feel of the print originals.

Digital Library of Georgia
Digitized books, manuscripts, photographs, etc., of Georgia history and culture. This database is part of GALILEO.

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eBook downloads are available on our Downloads page. There are also some titles available through the following sites:
  • eBooks on EBSCOhost: Nonfiction and fiction eBooks are available. You'll need your library card number and PIN to access this database.
  • Project Gutenberg: A place where you can download over 33,000 free ebooks to read on your PC, iPad, Kindle, Sony Reader, iPhone, Android or other portable device.
  • Google Books: This site has both free eBooks and eBooks for sale.
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  • Internet Archive: A 501(c)(3) non-profit that was founded to build an Internet library. Its purposes include offering permanent access for researchers, historians, scholars, people with disabilities, and the general public to historical collections that exist in digital format.

eBooks on EBSCOhost
This database has over 32,000 electronic books on a variety of subjects. These can be “checked out” for up to four hours at a time for you to read on your personal computer. You'll need your library card number and PIN to access this collection.

EBSCO Databases
Collection of EBSCO databases which can be searched simultaneously.

eGovernment Resources
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Enciclopedia Moderna
Utilice este recurso para navegar en busca de información en la enciclopedia o bien para encontrar palabras y significados en los diccionarios.

Encyclopedia Britannica
Visit this classic resource for all of your information needs.

Encyclopedia Britannica: Global Edition
Browse Encyclopedia Britannica in a variety of global languages, including Spanish, French, and Japanese. These extensive and thorough databases are intuitive and fast, delivering trustworthy information from around the globe.

Encyclopedia Britannica: School Edition
Includes information at a range of grade levels. You can search the chosen encyclopedia as well as magazines, Web sites, and videos. You can also explore Learning Materials, a dictionary and thesaurus, atlases, timelines, and other features -- all at the appropriate grade level.

Encyclopedia of African American History 1619-1895
The Encyclopedia of African American History, 1619-1895 documents the full range of the African American experience during that period—from the arrival of the first slave ship to the death of Frederick Douglass—and shows how all aspects of American culture, history, and national identity have been profoundly influenced by the experience of African Americans. 

Encyclopedia of African American History 1896-Present
This remarkable work traces the transition from the Reconstruction Era to the age of Jim Crow, the Harlem Renaissance, the Civil Rights Movement, and the ascendant influence of African Americans on the American cultural landscape.

Encyclopedia of the Enlightenment
Covering the “long” Enlightenment, from the rise of Descartes' disciples in 1670 to the restoration of the Bourbon monarchy in 1815, these 700 articles by leading scholars range from discussions of mercantilism and democracy to the battlefield to the dissemination of ideas in salons and coffeehouses.

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Fold3 History and Genealogy Archives
Fold3™ History and Genealogy Archives combines original historical documents and personal histories to create a unique historical and genealogical resource. These digital images of records, preserved in the National Archives and other regional archives, represent a growing collection of historic documents—most never before available on the Internet.
The collection features millions of records available from a content partnership with The National Archives.

The enhanced search interface of this collection allows search results to be filtered by key facets–including Document Categories and Titles, Dates, States and more–to maximize the quality of results. The Fold3 mini-viewer allows for quick scanning of the pages of a document, while the full viewer provides even more features, including printing, downloading and sharing capabilities.

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Resource to help those interested in attending college in Georgia.

gale coursesGale Courses
The Gale Courses program, formerly known as Learn4Life, offers you access to hundreds of instructor-led online courses covering everything from health and wellness to creative writing, computer programming, GED test preparation and much more. ed2go courses are developed by expert instructors, many currently working at universities around the country, and have continuous enrollment dates. Each individual course is offered online for six weeks and features 12 lessons with online discussions, homework, quizzes and a final exam.

Catalog listings include courses on:

  • Creating web pages
  • Grant writing
  • Project management
  • Accounting
  • Photography
  • Homeschooling
  • Parenting
  • Health and wellness
  • Art
  • Writing
  • ...and more
Gale Directory Library
This directory provides access to several publications:
  • American Wholesalers and Distributors Directory
  • Consultants and Consulting Organizations Directory
  • National E-mail and Fax Directory
  • Tradeshows Worldwide
  • Encyclopedia of Business Information Sources
  • Gale Directory of Publications and Broadcast Media
  • Encyclopedia of Associations
  • National Directory of Nonprofit Organizations
  • Brands and Their Companies

Gale Genealogy Connect
Gale Genealogy Connect is the ideal complement to your fact/people based genealogy sources — filling in the rich context and real stories surrounding chronology that are often hidden in the maze and clutter of the Internet. Designed specifically to empower researchers, this advanced online tool also instructs users in proper research methods, helping them organize and define goals to build the best possible family tree. Gale Genealogy Connect makes it easy for users to access genealogical content and discover the information most meaningful to their research.

Gale Ready Reference Shelf
Gale's Ready Reference Shelf uses the power of electronic searching to create an integrated resource that incorporates some of Gale's most popular general reference titles. Users can access more than 355,500 entries for associations, research centers, publishers, publications (ranging from newspapers and newsletters to periodicals and directories), databases, television and radio stations and more.

  • Directories in Print
  • Directory of Special Libraries and Information Centers
  • Encyclopedia of American Religions
  • Encyclopedia of Associations: International Organizations
  • Encyclopedia of Associations: National Organizations of the U.S.
  • Encyclopedia of Associations: Regional, State and Local Organizations
  • Encyclopedia of Governmental Advisory Organizations
  • Gale Directory of Databases
  • Gale Directory of Publications and Broadcast Media
  • Government Research Directory
  • International Research Centers Directory
  • Publishers Directory
  • Research Centers Directory

Gale Virtual Reference Library GALE Virtual Reference Button
Gale Virtual Reference Library is a database of encyclopedias and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research. These reference materials once were accessible only in the library, but now you can access them online from the library or remotely 24/7.

  • Abortion: An Eternal Social and Moral Issue
  • Acronyms, Initials, and Abbreviations
  • African American Writers
  • Alcohol, Tobacco, and Illicit Drugs
  • The American Economy
  • American Nature Writers
  • American Writers Classics
  • American Writers: A Collection of Literary Biographies
  • Animal Rights
  • British Writers
  • British Writers Classics
  • British Writers: Retrospective Supplement
  • British Writers: Supplement
  • Business Plans Handbook
  • Capital Punishment: Cruel and Unusual?
  • Careers and Occupations: Looking to the Future
  • Child Abuse and Domestic Violence
  • College Blue Book
  • Countries of the World and their Leaders
  • Crime, Prisons, and Jail
  • Death and Dying: End-of-Life Controversies
  • Drama for Students
  • Education: Meeting America's Needs?
  • Electronic America
  • Encyclopaedia Judaica
  • Encyclopedia of Drugs, Alcohol & Addictive Behavior
  • Encyclopedia of Religion
  • Endangered Species: Protecting Biodiversity
  • Energy: Supplies, Sustainability, and Costs
  • Environment: A Revolution in Attitudes
  • Gale Encyclopedia of Children's Health: Infancy through Adolescence, 2nd ed.
  • Gale Encyclopedia of Diets: A Guide to Health and Nutrition, 2nd ed.
  • Gale Encyclopedia of Fitness
  • Gale Encyclopedia of Public Health
  • Gambling: What's at Stake?
  • Genetics and Genetic Engineering
  • Growing Old in America
  • Growing Up: Issues Affecting America's Youth
  • Grzimek's Animal Life Encyclopedia
  • Grzimek's Animal Life Encyclopedia: Evolution
  • Gun Control: Restricting Rights or Protecting People?
  • Health and Wellness: Illness among Americans
  • The Health Care System
  • Human Diseases and Conditions
  • Immigration and Illegal Aliens: Burden or Blessing?
  • Literary Movements for Students: Presenting Analysis, Context, and Criticism on Literary Movements
  • Literary Newsmakers for Students
  • Literary Themes for Students: Race and Prejudice
  • Literary Themes for Students: The American Dream
  • Literary Themes for Students: War and Peace
  • McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science & Technology
  • Melton's Encyclopedia of American Religions
  • Minorities: Race and Ethnicity in America
  • Modern American Women Writers
  • National Security
  • Nonfiction Classics for Students: Presenting Analysis, Context, and Criticism on Nonfiction Works
  • Novels for Students
  • Poetry for Students
  • Shakespeare for Students: Critical Interpretations of Shakespeare's Plays and Poetry
  • Short Stories for Students
  • Social Welfare: Fighting Poverty and Homelessness
  • Space Exploration: Triumphs and Tragedies
  • Space Sciences
  • Sports in America: Recreation, Business, Education, and Controversy
  • U*X*L Encyclopedia of World Mythology
  • Water: No Longer Taken for Granted
  • Weight in America: Obesity, Eating Disorders, and Other Health Risks
  • Women in American Society
  • World Poverty
Georgia Library Learning Online – Georgia’s Virtual Library, funded by the Governor and the General Assembly for the citizens of Georgia since 1995.

Georgia Aerial Photographs
Access to aerial photographs of selected counties in the State of Georgia.
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Georgia Census Data
U.S. Census Bureau's State and County Quick Facts data. More information »

Georgia Code
Compilation of the currently enforceable laws of the state of Georgia hosted by LexisNexis.
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Georgia Department of Archives and History
Information on the Department of Archives and History, collections and services.
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Georgia Government Publications
Database of over 30,000 public documents of agencies within the Georgia state government. More information »

Georgia Library Catalogs
Links to the online library catalogs for institutions that participate in GALILEO.
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Grzimek's Animal Life Encyclopedia
A completely revised and updated version of the original work published in Germany in 1960, this edition incorporates recent developments in the animal world as noted by prominent advisors and contributors from the scientific community.

Grzimek's Animal Life Encyclopedia: Evolution
Covers evolution in detail and explores it from a scientific viewpoint. Includes comprehensive coverage of recent ideas and discoveries in the field of evolution.

Grove Dictionary of American Music
The Grove Dictionary of American Music, second edition is the largest, most comprehensive reference publication on American Music. Twenty-five years ago, the four volumes of the first edition of the dictionary initiated a great expansion in American music scholarship. This second edition reflects the growth in scholarship the first edition initiated. At eight volumes, it provides greatly expanded coverage, particularly in the areas of popular music, cities and regions, musical theater, opera, concert music, and music technology, as well as the musical traditions of many ethnic and cultural groups.

Grove Encyclopedia of American Art
The Grove Encyclopedia of American Art (GEAA) deals with all aspects of American art and architecture from Native American art to Colonial art to contemporary American art. Drawing upon the expansive scholarship in The Dictionary of Art (DOA) and adding hundreds of new entries not previously covered in the DOA, GEAA is a comprehensive and current reference resource for information on this important area for students, researchers, and the general public. There are articles on all subject areas in American fine art including: biographies of major artists, architects and patrons, architecture, painting, new media, photography, sculpture, installation art, performance art, new media art, art education, and more.

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Health and Wellness Resource Center Health and Wellnes Resource Button
Over 500 scholarly full-text journals focusing on nursing and allied health fields. More information »
Resource for census data, family records, and local histories. This collection assembles U.S. federal census, family genealogies and local histories, tax lists, city directories, land and probate records, birth, marriage and death records. This resource is part of GALILEO. You will need the GALILEO password to access this database from home. More information »

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Job & Career Accelerator

LearningExpress Job & Career Accelerator™ provides personalized, step-by-step job search assistance - from exploring and matching suitable occupations from over 1,000 detailed occupation profiles to finding available jobs from a database of over 5 million up-to-date job postings. With Job & Career Accelerator, you can easily create professional and effective resumes and cover letters, master interviewing and networking techniques, improve your work skills, and prepare for occupation-related exams. It also helps you plan, tailor, and track your progress for multiple job searches while providing expert advice and tips at every step of the way.

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Job Search Library Resource Page
Cobb County Public Library web page dedicated to job searching resources and information found at the library or online.

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Kids Search Kids Search Button
Provides elementary school students with an easy-to-use, graphically-appealing interface to search EBSCO databases. Part of GALILEO. More information »

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LearningExpress Library

LearningExpress Library is an interactive online learning platform featuring over 770 practice tests, tutorials, and eBooks related to job search and workplace skills improvement, career certification and licensing exam preparation, college entrance and graduate school admissions exam preparation, GED exam preparation, and basic skills improvement in reading, writing, and math, for all ages. You'll get immediate scoring, complete answer explanations, and an individualized analysis of your results.

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literature criticism onlineLiterature Criticism Online
Gale™ takes literature, history and culture to the next level with the largest, most extensive compilation of literary commentary available: Literature Criticism Online. Imagine centuries of analysis - the scholarly and popular commentary from broadsheets, pamphlets, encyclopedias, books and periodicals - delivered in an easy-to-use 24/7 online format that matches the exact look and feel of the print originals. The net result is tens of thousands of hard-to-find essays at your fingertips. It's all designed to raise the level of research while providing the around-the-clock remote access that today's researchers demand. This database includes access to:

  • Classic and Medieval Literature
  • Contemporary Literary Criticism
  • Drama Criticism
  • Literature Criticism from 1400 to 1800
  • Nineteenth-Century Literature Criticism
  • Poetry Criticism
  • Shakespearean Criticism
  • Short Story Criticism
  • Twentieth-Century Literary Criticism

Literature Resources from Gale Literature Resources Button
Search across several major Literature databases to find full text of literary works, journal articles, literature criticism, reviews, biographical information and overviews.

Covering world literature and authors throughout history, LitFinder contains a wealth of literary works including over 150,000 full-text poems and 800,000+ poetry citations, as well as short stories, speeches, and plays. For students or patrons seeking a deeper view into literature, LitFinder also includes secondary materials like biographies, images, and more! From Shakespeare's sonnets to poems by Donald Hall or short stories from Edgar Allan Poe to works by Annie Proulx, LitFinder has you covered.

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Mango Languages
Mango is an online language-learning system that can help you learn languages like Spanish, French, Japanese, Brazilian Portuguese, German, Mandarin Chinese, Greek, Italian and more. Access over 60 different interactive language courses today.



This database, hosted by the National Library of Medicine/National Institutes of Health, provides information to help answer health questions. Part of GALILEO. More information »

Morningstar Investment Research Center
The database offers analysis on 1700 stocks, 2000 mutual funds and 300 exchange traded funds (ETFs). While it is primarily designed as a tool for investors, it is also an excellent place to get quick information on a company. The Company Stock Reports include analysis written by Morningstar’s experts, up to 10 years of financials, bond information, ratios, SEC filings and information on insider actions and institutional holders. Reports are available for the top 2000 companies but other information is available for many more.

tutorial Tutorials, investment guides, webinars, investing classroom sessions, and more »

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New Georgia Encyclopedia
This resource provides an accessible, authoritative source of information about people, places, events, historical themes, institutions, and many other topics relating to the arts, business and industry, cities and counties, education, folklife, government and politics, history and archaeology, land and resources, literature, media, religion, science and medicine, sports and recreation, and transportation. Part of GALILEO. More information »

Find new books based on what you’ve read, favorite authors, topics of interest and more. Part of GALILEO. More information »

Novelist K-8
Use this resource to discover new fiction that is just right for elementary through high school students. It includes readalike lists and resources for teachers and home school parents. Part of GALILEO. More information »

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OneClick Digital

OneClickdigital, an online service that allows patrons to download a wide range of audiobooks, including best-sellers, Recorded Books exclusives, classics, selections for children and young adults, and much more, is now available!

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Library cardholders have free access to eAudio at home, in the library, or on the go. OneClickdigital is compatible with all popular listening devices, and mobile apps are available for the iPhone®, Android™, and Kindle Fire. OneClickdigital features an easy-to-use interface with streamlined navigation, fast downloads, and automatic software updates. Live toll-free technical support is available at 1-877-77AUDIO.

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Downloadable audiobooks, eBooks, viewable videos, and more.

Oxford Classical Dictionary
As well as providing factual information, the Dictionary contains many thematic entries on subjects relevant to the 21st century such as nationalism, race, gender, and ecology. Anthropology and reception have been added as new subject areas, covering topics such as creolization and kinship, as well as dance reception and translation.

Oxford Companion to American Politics
This is the first reference work to provide detailed, in-depth coverage of all aspects of American politics. Top scholars have written entries that surpass all previous reference material on the subject and provide scholars and students with ready access to sophisticated, comprehensive material. Long entries form the core of the book, covering such topics as climate change, terrorism, welfare policies, nuclear proliferation, voting behavior, and think tanks. Each of these entries includes high-level scrutiny of the literature, history, and future of the topic.

Oxford Companion to American Social History
Over the past forty years, social historians have drawn on new sources and methodologies to shift the focus of historical interest to the experiences of ordinary people. The result has been a radical rethinking of the great events and historical transformations in American history, and The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Social History synthesizes the extraordinary wealth of information uncovered by this inquiry. The more than 450 entries in this work examine our shared history "from the bottom up," with entries on the way automobiles shaped American lives, the westward movement of settlers and farmers in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, the transformation of work over time, the women's suffrage movement, counterculture, leisure activities, consumption patterns, voting habits, population movements, racial divides, and many more fascinating topics intended to help readers develop a richer framework for understanding the social experience of Americans throughout history.

Oxford Companion to Archaeology
In close to 800 entries, the second edition provides thorough coverage of historical archaeology, the development of archaeology as a field of study, and the ways the discipline works to explain the past. In addition to these theoretical entries, other entries describe the major excavations, discoveries, and innovations, from the discovery of the cave paintings at Lascaux to the deciphering of Egyptian hieroglyphics and the use of luminescence dating. Much has changed in the field since 1996. Recent developments in methods and analytical techniques (e.g., laser-based mapping and survey systems, new applications of the scanning electron microscope) have revolutionized the ways excavations are performed. Cultural tourism, cultural resource management, heritage, and conservation have been redefined as areas within archaeology, and have been newly emphasized by scholars and administrators. Major site discoveries have expanded our understanding of prehistory and human developments through time. The second edition explores each of these advances in the field, adding approximately 150 entries. In addition to significant expansion, first-edition entries have been thoroughly revised and updated to reflect the progress that has been made in the last decade and a half.

Oxford Companion to British History
The Oxford Companion to British History covers all aspects of the history of Britain from 55 BC to the present day. Written by over 100 distinguished specialist contributors, the variety of entries provides a wealth of essential information touching all aspects of British history: political, economic, social, military, people, events, and institutions.

Oxford Companion to Classical Civilization
The Oxford Companion to Classical Civilization provides an authoritative survey of the Greek and Roman worlds in all their aspects. Drawing on the latest edition of the higly praised Oxford Classical Dictionary, the Companion offers articles on diverse fields such as, history and politics; ethics and morals; law and punishment; social and family life; language, literature, and art; religion and mythology; technology, science, and medicine.

Oxford Companion to Classical Literature
The third edition of The Oxford Companion to Classical Literature is the complete and authoritative reference guide to the classical world and its literary heritage. It not only presents the reader with all the essential facts about the authors, tales, and characters from ancient myth and literature, but it also places these details in the wider contexts of the history and society of the Greek and Roman worlds. With an extensive web of cross-references and a useful chronological table and location maps (all of which have been brought fully up to date), this volume traces the development of literary forms and the classical allusions which have become embedded in our Western culture.

Oxford Companion to English Literature
The Oxford Companion to English Literature has long been established as the leading reference resource for students, teachers, scholars, and general readers of English literature. It provides unrivalled coverage of all aspects of English literature ― from writers, their works, and the historical and cultural context in which they wrote, to critics, literary theory, and allusions. For the seventh edition, the Companion has been thoroughly revised and updated to meet the needs and concerns of today's students and general readers. Over 1,000 new entries have been added, ranging from new writers ― Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Patrick Marber, David Mitchell, Arundhati Roy ― to increased coverage of writers and literary movements from around the world. Coverage of American literature has been substantially increased, with new entries on writers such as Cormac McCarthy and Amy Tan and on movements and publications.

Oxford Companion to Music
This new online-only edition of The Oxford Companion to Music is a partial revision that focuses on living composers and their music, and adds some terms, works, and cross-references to the original text. Bibliographies have also been substantially revised and updated. This classic reference work includes articles that range from clear, concise definitions of musical ideas and terms to extended surveys of musical forms and styles, with specialist coverage of virtually every musical subject. It places music in its social and cultural context, with a range of new entries on topics such as politics, religion, psychology, and computers. The book covers current research in and approaches to music, including analysis, theory, ethnomusicology, and performance practice. All varieties of musical forms are covered, including jazz, popular music, and dance.

Oxford Companion to World Exploration
From Antarctica to the North Pole, The Oxford Companion to World Exploration offers information on all topics of exploration worldwide, including advances in navigation, the discovery of the New World, polar expeditions, and the space age. 

Oxford Dictionary of the Middle Ages
The Oxford Dictionary of the Middle Ages is an essential new reference work covering all key aspects of European history, society, and culture from 500 to 1500 A.D., as well as the Byzantine Empire, Islamic dynasties, and Asiatic peoples of the era.

Oxford Dictionary of the Renaissance
This dictionary provides rich detail on all aspects of the Renaissance in 14th to 17th century Europe. It includes comprehensive coverage of the art, literature, science, culture, philosophy, religion, economics, history, and conflict of the period. The text explores the influence that this intense intellectual and cultural revival continues to have on modern thought and society. 

Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Egypt
Featuring 600 original articles written by leading scholars, The Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Egypt goes far beyond the records of archaeology to make available what we know about the full social, political, religious, cultural and artistic legacy of this 5,000-year civilization.

Oxford Encyclopedia of the Books of the Bible
The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Books of the Bible, published as a two-volume print work and made available digitally through Oxford’s Reference Library, is the first in this series of specialized reference works, each addressing a specific subfield within biblical studies. The series aims to produce high-level scholarly reference works that are accessible and in-depth, going beyond the basics to provide more specialized coverage. Books of the Bible provides a single source for authoritative reference overviews of scholarship on some of the most important topics of study in the field of biblical studies. The Encyclopedia contains almost 120 in-depth entries, ranging in length from 500 to 10,000 words, on each of the canonical books of the Bible, major apocryphal books of the New and Old Testaments, important noncanonical texts, and thematic essays on topics such as canonicity, textual criticism, and translation.

Oxford Encyclopedia of Food and Drink in America
The Oxford Encyclopedia of Food and Drink in America, originally published in September 2004, covers the significant events, inventions, and social movements that have shaped the way Americans view, prepare, and consume food and drink. Entries range across historical periods and the trends that characterize them, from the extravagant feasts of the Gilded Age to the diet fads of the nineties. This thoroughly updated new edition captures the shifting American perspective on food and ensures that this title is both the most authoritative and the most current reference work on American cuisine.

Oxford Encyclopedia of Women in World History
With over 650 biographies of influential women and over 600 topical articles covering topics such as geography and history, culture and society, organizations, movements, and gender studies, Women in World History is the definitive reference work in the field.

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ProQuest Newspapers Proquest Button
Full-text access to five major national newspapers: Christian Science Monitor (1988-), Los Angeles Times (1985-) , New York Times; Late, Edition, East Coast (1980-), and Wall Street Journal; Eastern Edition (1984-). More information »

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RB Digital Test Prep

RBdigital Test Prep provides online SAT, ACT, and PSAT test preparation courses delivered by experts through engaging, on-demand video lessons. Using a well established "test-grade-review" methodology and an online, video-based delivery platform, ePrep makes connecting with an expert affordable and possible — anytime and from virtually anywhere in the world.

RB Test Prep includes courses on:

  • SAT
  • ACT
  • PSAT (Preliminary SAT)
  • PLAN (Pre-ACT)
  • SAT Subject Tests
  • SSAT (Secondary School Admission Test)
Reference USA
You will need a Library Card and PIN number to access from home. Use Custom Search to find employers by geographic area or type of business; includes company contact name and address.
Regional Business News
Full-text coverage for more than 50 regional business publications. Previously called Business Wire. Part of GALILEO. More information »

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S&P NetAdvantage

S&P NetAdvantage provides a comprehensive, professional source of investment information and analysis on industries and companies. Full text coverage includes stock, bond, and mutual fund guides and reports; earnings and dividends reports; comprehensive company information; industry surveys for 52 major U.S. industries; and directories of companies, executives and security dealers.

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Salem Health
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Salem History
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Salem Literature
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This database provides an animated search interface with a dinosaur theme in an effort to encourage students to enhance and develop basic search methodologies. Part of GALILEO. More information »

Something About the Author Online
Something About the Author Online provides first-time comprehensive online access to all volumes ever printed in Gale's™ acclaimed and long-standing Something About the Author series, which examines the lives and works of authors and illustrators for children and young adults and is the preeminent source on authors and literature for young people. Something About the Author Online includes both the main series and Something About the Author Autobiography Series, totaling more than 217 volumes, 12,000 entries, and nearly 17,000 images - all delivered in an easy-to-use 24/7 online format that matches the exact look and feel of the print originals.


Student Resources in Context
Student Resources In Context is an engaging online experience for those seeking contextual information on a broad range of topics, people, places, and events. The new solution merges Gale's authoritative reference content with full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites organized into a user-friendly portal experience combined with new features such as "Search Assist" and quick fact boxes.

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U.S. History in Context
Provides access to over 4,000 historical (primary) documents, articles from more than 30 reference titles, and over 110 full-text journals covering themes, events, individuals and periods in U.S. history from pre-Colonial times to the present.

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Voyages: Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade Database
Voyages is the result of the African Origins Project, a scholar-public collaborative endeavor to trace the geographic origins of Africans transported in the transatlantic slave trade. The database provides information on almost 35,000 slaving voyages that forcibly embarked over 10 million Africans for transport to the Americas between the sixteenth and nineteenth centuries. This database is part of GALILEO.

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Discover new books based on subject, author, character, setting, time period or genre.

World Data Analyst
Combining detailed statistics with powerful tools for analysis and display, this resource features a unique collection of in-depth information about the countries of the world and allows you to create interesting and information comparative charts and tables.

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logo-zinioZinio allows patrons to have unlimited simultaneous access to complete digital magazines, which can easily be viewed on any Internet-enabled device inside or outside of the library. Zinio’s unique technology digitally recreates a magazine page for page, including full color pictures, intuitive navigation, key word article search and interactive elements such as audio and video. Consumer Reports, Bloomberg Businessweek, Newsweek, Popular Science, National Geographic, Good Housekeeping, and Ladies Home Journal are just a few of the popular titles that are available.

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