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Books & Media

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Mango Languages
Self-paced learning in 70+ languages available across desktop, tablet, and mobile devices.

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Have you ever found yourself saying, what will I read next? This online research tool for adults and children will help you choose that next title and provide book reviews, descriptions, and links to author home pages and other fiction web sites to help you make your decision.

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Rosetta Stone
Learn over 30 languages through the well-known immersion method! On your computer, tablet or mobile device. Mobile App instructions. Please note that Rosetta Stone will no longer be available after June 30, 2019.



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Biography in Context
Fully searchable biographical information on more than 1 million people throughout history, around the world, and across all disciplines and subject areas. Includes pictures.

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Explora - Educator Edition
Highlights content relevant to teachers, including lesson plans, curriculum standards, and other professional development resources.

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Explora - Primary Schools
Designed specifically for elementary school students, this database provides access to popular full-text magazines for elementary school research. (This covers the content that was formerly covered under Primary Search and Kids Search)

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Explora - Public Libraries
Supports student research. Search results include articles, essays, and primary source documents.

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Explora - Secondary Schools
Offers the most complete collection of full-text reference resources available for middle schools. (This covers content that was formerly covered in Middle Search Plus)

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Funk and Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia
This database provides over 25,000 encyclopedic entries covering a variety of subject areas.

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History Reference Center
Features more than 1,620 reference books, encyclopedias and non-fiction books from leading history publishers. Also includes leading history magazines and journals, historical documents, biographies of historical figures, historical photos and maps, and 80 historical video.

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Occupational Outlook Handbook
Career information on duties, education and training, pay, and outlook for hundreds of occupations. Provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor.


Magazines and Newspapers

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Carroll County Times Archive
Full-text access to the Carroll County Times for the years 1933 - 2016.

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Consumer Reports
Consumer Reports is an independent, nonprofit organization dedicated to helping consumers make informed decisions about matters and products that impact our daily lives. They provide Product ratings and recommendations for a very broad range of consumer products. This link takes you directly to Consumer Reports articles through the EBSCOhost site.

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Magazine Article Summaries Ultra
Designed specifically for high school students, this database contains full text for nearly 500 popular high school magazines, more than 360 full text reference books, thousands of biographies, primary source documents, and an Image Collection of over 500,000 photos, maps and flags, and color PDFs.

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RB digital
More than a mobile reading application, RB digital provides access to the digital editions of the magazines you love, delivering the exact same material you get in print‚ plus exclusive features like video, audio and live links, on your iPad, iPhone, desktop and laptop.


Health and Science

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Science Reference Center
This comprehensive research database provides access to a multitude of science-oriented content covering biology, the environment, mathematics, physics, wildlife and more. Contains hundreds of science encyclopedias, reference books, journals, images, videos and more.

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Provides information on hundreds of diseases, conditions and wellness issues.

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How Stuff Works
Just how did they do that? Find out how all kinds of things really work.