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Academic Search Complete

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

African American Studies Center

The Oxford African American Studies Center combines the authority of carefully edited reference works with sophisticated technology to create the most comprehensive collection of scholarship available online to focus on the lives and events which have shaped African American and African history and culture. The Oxford African American Studies Center includes a vast amount of reference articles and scholarly works alongside a carefully selected editorial program of supplementary material made up of more than 400 primary source documents with commentaries, over 2,500 searchable images and multimedia resources, as well as hundreds of charts, tables and graphs, maps, timelines, and learning resources for students and teachers. This rich, dynamic resource is edited by Henry Louis Gates Jr., Director of the W. E. B. Du Bois Institute for Afro-American Research at Harvard University. The Oxford African American Studies Center provides students, professors, and researchers with more than 10,000 articles by top scholars in the field. At the heart of this unparalleled resource is the 8 volume African American National Biography with online-only articles added throughout the year, the 5 volume Africana, as well as the Encyclopedia of African American History 1619-1895, the Encyclopedia of African American History 1896-the Present, and Black Women in America (2nd Edition), and more.

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, identifying 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

America’s News allows you to search current and archived local, state, regional and national full-text articles on issues, events, business, health, education, people, government, sports and more with nearly 1,000 newspapers, newswires, news videos, and web-only content including the Atlanta Journal Constitution (1985-Current), Augusta Chronicle (1994-Current), Marietta Daily Journal (10/29/98-Current), and USA Today(7/1/87-Current).

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Ancestry Library Edition

This database is not available outside of the library.
Requires a CCPLS library card number and PIN

Arts of the United States

Arts of the United States, a joint project between the Lamar Dodd Art School, University of Georgia and the University of Georgia and Yale University Libraries, contains over 4000 images of works important to the study of the history of art in the United States. The pieces, dating from the 17th century through the 20th, include architecture, decorative arts, painting, sculpture, graphic arts, photography, and stage and costume design as well as Native American art and artifacts. Although the majority of artists represented in the database are American, significant works created by non-native artists while in the United States are included. This database is part of GALILEO.

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Bibliography of the History of Art

The Bibliography of the History of Art (BHA) is the world’s most comprehensive bibliography of scholarly writing about the history of western art. This database is part of GALILEO.

Biography and Genealogy Master Index

Index used to find biographical information from all time periods, geographical locations.

Biography 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.

BookFlix

BookFlix is an online literacy resource that pairs classic video storybooks from Weston Woods with related nonfiction from Children’s Press and other trusted Scholastic imprints.

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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CAMIO (Catalog of Art Museum Images Online)

CAMIO provides online access to high-quality art images from around the world contributed and described by leading museums, all rights-cleared for educational use. Every work in CAMIO is represented by at least one high-resolution image and a description. Many have additional views of the work, sound, video and curatorial notes. CAMIO art images span the following categories:

  • Photographs
  • Prints
  • Sculptures
  • Paintings
  • Decorative Arts
  • Posters
  • Costumes
  • Utilitarian Objects
  • Jewelry

This database is part of GALILEO.

Chilton Library


ChiltonLibrary.com
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. ChiltonLibrary.com gives you the confidence to service or repair virtually any system on your vehicle.

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DemographicsNow

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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eBooks

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.
  • eBook Academic Collection: This collection contains a large selection (nearly 150,000 titles) of multidisciplinary e-book titles representing a broad range of academic subject matter.
  • eBook Community College Collection: Focused on the academic and trade information needs of community colleges, this multidisciplinary collection contains nearly 52,200 titles, including thousands of Workforce Development titles.
  • eBook High School Collection: This collection contains nearly 8,500 titles that support a quality learning experience across all academic subject areas, as well as classic literary works, important historical documents and general reference materials.
  • eBook K-8 Collection: This collection contains nearly 11,000 titles chosen to support K-8 students across all subject areas and its content aligns with Common Core Curriculum Standards (for participating U.S. states).
  • eBook Public Library Collection: With nearly 41,000 titles chosen specifically for public libraries, this general reference collection features fiction titles for both adults and juveniles, as well as best-selling and highly-recommended titles from industry leading publishers.
  • ebrary eBook Collections
    • ebrary College Complete: Contains nearly 40,000 titles that focuses on Business and Management, Career Development & Guidance, Two-Year College Liberal Arts Curriculum and Vocational Education.
    • ebrary Public Library Complete: This collection contains nearly 33,000 titles in a broad range of subjects, such as, popular interest, career development, and arts & leisure.
  • 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.
  • ManyBooks.net: Has free eBooks for download.
  • 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

The Cobb County Public Library System has compiled some useful government resources – all in one place. Visit www.cobbcat.org/egov »

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.

Explora for Elementary

Explora for Elementary is EBSCO’s interface designed for elementary students. Students can browse topics of interest or search for a topic of their choice. Search results can be limited to source type (e.g., magazines, news, biographies, etc.) or by Lexile range.

Explora for Elementary includes:

  • American Heritage Children’s Dictionary
  • Book Collection: Nonfiction
  • Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia
  • Primary Search

 Explora for Middle School

Explora for Middle School is EBSCO’s interface designed for middle school students. Students can browse topics of interest or search for a topic of their choice. Search results can be limited to source type (e.g., magazines, news, biographies, etc.) or by Lexile range.

Explora for Middle School includes:

  • Book Collection: Nonfiction
  • Consumer Health Complete
  • Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia
  • Health Source – Consumer Edition
  • MAS Ultra – School Edition
  • MasterFILE Elite
  • Middle Search Plus
  • Newspaper Source
  • Primary Search
  • TOPICsearch

 Explora for High School

Explora for High School is EBSCO’s interface designed for high school students. Students can browse topics of interest or search for a topic of their choice. Search results can be limited to source type (e.g., magazines, news, biographies, etc.) or by Lexile range.

Explora for High School includes:

  • Advanced Placement Source
  • Book Collection: Nonfiction
  • Business Source Complete
  • Columbia Encyclopedia
  • Consumer Health Complete
  • ERIC
  • Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia
  • GreenFILE
  • Health Source – Consumer Edition
  • MAS Ultra – School Edition
  • MasterFILE Elite
  • Middle Search Plus
  • Newspaper Source
  • Primary Search
  • TOPICsearch
  • Vocational and Career Collection

 Explora for Public Libraries

Explora for Public Libraries is EBSCO’s interface designed for public library patrons. Users can browse topics of interest or search for a topic of their choice. Search results can be limited to source type (e.g., magazines, news, biographies, etc.).

Explora for Public Libraries includes:

  • Business Source Complete
  • Columbia Encyclopedia
  • Consumer Health Complete
  • Health Source – Consumer Edition
  • MasterFILE Elite
  • Newspaper Source

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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.

Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia

Funk and Wagnall’s New World Encyclopedia is a general encyclopedia containing over 25,000 information segments appropriate for the research needs of school students.

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GAcollege411

Resource to help those interested in attending college in Georgia.


Gale 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 Virtual Reference Library

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
  • AIDS/HIV
  • 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

GALILEO

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 Art Online (Oxford Art Online)

Grove Art Online is the foremost scholarly art encyclopedia, covering both Western and non-Western art, the authority on art from pre-history to present day. Search thousands of signed articles on every aspect of the visual arts for comprehensive coverage. Enhance research and classroom teaching with learning resources and timelines. Learn complex terms and concepts with the Encyclopedia of Aesthetics, The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms, and The Oxford Companion to Western Art.

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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HeritageQuest

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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 KidsPage

KidsPage is a colorful, graphics-based interface designed for young researchers.  It organizes information by familiar subject areas, and it features point-and-click access to eye-catching icons, predetermined topics with understandable vocabulary and basic keyword search, ensuring that students can successfully use the resources and increasing their computer literacy skills. The articles and information in KidsPage cover key issues, events and topics relevant to all subject areas. Its rich content is carefully selected from hundreds of authoritative primary sources, including news media, an almanac, Websites and periodicals, many of which are written specifically for elementary school students. A large number of articles also include graphics to help students understand the information.

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LegalForms (Gale)

Gale LegalForms helps patrons understand common legal procedures through access to authentic, professional legal documents for businesses and it is the only electronic reference to offer legal forms that are truly state-specific. Useful for filing patents and trademarks, developing leases, creating bills of sale, delegating power of attorney, and more, these forms are ideal for supporting legal tasks that business owners need to manage. The forms in Gale LegalForms are drafted by attorneys.

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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Literary Sources (formerly Artemis)

An integrated research experience, Gale Literary Sources brings together Gale’s premier literary databases in a new digital environment that allows researchers, faculty and students to search across these resources to discover and analyze content in entirely new ways. No other publisher offers this unmatched combination of uniquely rich literary content, dependable metadata, and intuitive subject indexing – all enriched by features and design that breathes new life into the study of literature. As Gale makes additional Literary Resources available through Gale Literary Sources, and if your library has access to these products, they will be automatically added to the Gale Literary Sources experience upon release.

Gale Literary Sources includes the following resources:

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. This literature resource 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.

Literature 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.Includes 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.

Literature Criticism Online 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 Resource Center – LRC:  Find up-to-date biographical information, overviews, full-text literary criticism and reviews on nearly 130,000 writers in all disciplines, from all time periods and from around the world. The optional MLA International Bibliography module adds citations for hundreds of thousands of books, articles and dissertations from 1926 to the present, linked to full text where available.

LitFinder:  LitFinder provides access to literary works and authors throughout history and includes more than 150,000 full-text poems and 800,000+ poetry citations, as well as short stories, speeches, and plays. The database also includes secondary materials like biographies, images, and more.

Scribner Writers on GVRL:  Scribner Writers Series provides original, scholar signed essays on the lives and works of authors from around the world from all time periods. Entries include concise essays, citations, and biographical information that places the author and their works.

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. Content is delivered in an easy-to-use 24/7 online format that matches the exact look and feel of the print originals.

Twayne’s Authors on GVRL:  Twayne’s is devoted to in-depth critical introductions to the lives and works of major writers of the world within the context of the time period in which they lived. It provides insightful and original commentary on the history and influence of literary figures.

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Literature 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

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

LitFinder

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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Lynda.com

lynda_logo1k-d_72x72lynda.com is an online learning site that hosts a constantly growing library of over 3,000 courses that include over 130,000 videos. Courses cover a variety of topics (including business, design, web development and multimedia skills) and software (Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Suite and open source applications) that can help you pursue personal and professional goals. These courses are delivered by expert instructors and feature searchable transcripts that make it easy to find quick answers to questions. They also feature Certificates of Completion that can be uploaded to a LinkedIn profile.  Lynda for Libraries allows you to watch videos in small, easy-to-manage chunks, and to return to the lessons at your convenience.

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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.

MedlinePlus

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.

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

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National Geographic Virtual Library

ngma-webAs journalism’s most trusted name in exploration and discovery, National Geographic Virtual Library(NGVL) supports a range of scholarly research needs in the areas of science, history, technology, the environment, cultures, and more. NGVL brings the National Geographic Society to the library in a cross-searchable platform that fits the way today’s students and patrons conduct their research.

ngmk-webReputable, authoritative, and appropriate content that brings children aged 6-14 the world in a way they’ve never seen it before. Fun and substantive, National Geographic Kids will take them on amazing adventures in science, nature, culture, archaeology, and space.  This resource includes the National Geographic Kids magazine and the People, Animals, and the World kid’s research tool.

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 »

Novelist

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

Novelist Plus

NoveList Plus is an online readers’ advisory tool that helps readers find new books and audiobooks based on books they’ve read or on topics in which they are interested. NoveList Plus provides enhanced subject access to thousands of fiction and nonfiction titles along with book reviews or annotations.

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 »

Novelist K-8 Plus

NoveList K-8 Plus is an online readers’ advisory tool aimed at elementary and middle school students. It helps readers find new books and audiobooks based on books they’ve read or on topics in which they are interested. NoveList K-8 Plus provides enhanced subject access to thousands of fiction and nonfiction titles along with book reviews or annotations. It also includes booktalks, picture book extenders, and Curricular Connections articles that will guide faculty to new titles and new ways for translating curriculum standards into classroom action.

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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!
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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OverDrive

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 Digital Microfilm

The ProQuest Digital Microfilm Resource provides instant online access to full-image newspapers in microfilm accessible through a web browser. This resource covers the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal microfilm archive from January 2008 through the present. The digital microfilm format has a short delay before new issues are included in the archive.

ProQuest Newspapers

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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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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Salem Health

This resource provides access to the following titles:

Salem History

Salem Literature

This resource provides online access to the following titles:

Salem Science

This resource provides online access to the following titles:

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.

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TumbleBookLibrary is an online collection of e-books for children.  They are a great way to encourage tech-savvy kids to enjoy reading!  There are over 250 animated, talking picture books! The site also features Spanish and French books, read-along chapter books, non-fiction books, and exciting games and puzzles!

 

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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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Value Line

Value Line is an Investment Research tool that covers 3,500 Stocks across 100 Industries.

Research FEATURES

  • 1,700 widely-followed analyst covered companies
  • 1,800 small and mid-cap companies
  • Full industry reports
  • Unbiased Rating and Reports
  • Analytical Summary & Index
  • Guided Selection & Opinion
  • Market-Driven Supplements

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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Zinio


Zinio
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. 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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