Databases

Online Databases

Quality Content from Award-Winning Sources

Our online databases contain more than 75 years’ worth of authoritative content. Known for their unprecedented depth of coverage, the subject-specific databases cover a wide range of core curriculum areas—from history, science, literature, and careers to geography, health, current issues and more—at the middle, high school, and academic levels. Many include valuable educator support materials.

All the Content You Need, None That You Don’t

Customers can be confident that the wide range of material included in our online databases has been written by experts and vetted by our editors. Unlike other content providers, whose products are often nothing more than large amounts of aggregated content, our databases are carefully indexed by subject specialists and are reliable sources of high quality, accurate, and impeccably organized information.

Anytime, Anywhere Access, 24/7

Our databases offer unlimited simultaneous use, 24/7. Students and researchers can access our databases anytime, anywhere, whether in class, at the library, or at home. All of our content is accessible from any connected device—computers, tablets, and interactive whiteboards. Perfect for flipped classrooms and blended-learning programs.

Powerful Search and Browse Options

The intuitive, user-friendly interface is designed to capture the interest of students and researchers and facilitate quick and accurate navigation. Powerful search and browse tools, including advanced search filters and suggested searches, help users find exactly what they’re looking for.

Flexible Access and Integration Options

We offer flexible access options and multiple integration tools for our database content. Our platform supports IP and proxy authentication, as well as barcode access. Educators can easily add authenticated record URLs to any website or learning management system. Our databases can also easily be integrated into web-based catalog systems using our free MARC records or searchable through popular federated search tools and discovery systems.

Powerful Research Tools

Our online databases empower researchers with the tools they need to explore their topic fully and share their findings. Focused Topic Centers in many of our databases showcase the best, handpicked resources for a particular era or theme and provide a great starting point for research into a topic. Users can create a folder to save records and searches for later use. The citation information listed at the bottom of our database entries—in multiple formats and conforming to most current standards—serves as helpful aids to compiling bibliographies or lists of references.

Google Translate

Many of our research databases feature full language support through Google Translate. All content in those databases can easily be translated into more than 100 world languages—from Afrikaans to Zulu, from Finnish to French—making the material accessible to users no matter their desired language.

Multimedia Formats, Ideal for Research and Reports

The accessible, curriculum-based content is presented in a variety of engaging, interactive formats—including articles and essays, videos and images, primary sources, maps and charts, timelines, news articles, experiments and diagrams, and more.

Administrative and Product Support

Account administrators have access to a robust administrative portal with invaluable benefits such as usage statistics, free MARC records, widgets and other usage boosters, account preferences, and more. All users have access to valuable product support centers, with a wealth of help articles and tutorial videos, live help chat, and more. Webinars are available throughout the year, and subscribers receive notifications by email highlighting recent changes and updates to our databases.

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Bloom’s Literature

Bloom’s Literature offers a comprehensive resource for the study of literature. Edited and curated by Yale University professor Harold Bloom, one of the world’s leading literary scholars, this database includes thousands of critical essays, author biographies and character analyses, the full content of hundreds of books from our extensive reference collection and more than 800 classic works of literature selected from Bloom’s Literary Canon, thousands of questions for discussion and writing, thousands of full-length poems, essays providing guidance on writing papers, full-length videos of classic stage performances and film adaptations of literary works, and a Shakespeare Center housing in one convenient location the database’s treasure trove of content on all things Shakespeare.

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World News Digest

For more than 75 years, World News Digest has been a go-to resource for context and background on key issues of both historical events and breaking news. With more than 300,000 original articles and a vast archive covering every major event since its inception, this database offers concise summaries of current events and clearly written essays on the top issues of the day. Hundreds of institutions—including CNN, ABC News, the CBC, NPR, the U.S. Naval War College, and the parliaments of Canada and Australia, to name just a few—rely on World News Digest for a broader view of the issues that matter today.

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Ferguson’s Career Guidance Center

The award-winning Ferguson’s Career Guidance Center is a comprehensive resource for career exploration and planning. This database includes 140 industry profiles; more than 3,000 profession profiles; a graduate, undergraduate, nursing, and vocational school finder and database; an internship and apprenticeship database; a financial aid database; step-by-step education and career-planning timelines; an extensive, 180-question career assessment; exclusive career profile video interviews; a sample résumé and cover letter database; and an industry associations and resources directory.

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Issues & Controversies

Issues & Controversies helps student researchers understand today’s crucial issues by exploring hundreds of hot topics in politics, government, business, society, education, and popular culture. Presented in a balanced, pro/con format, all articles provide essential context, supported by statistics, timelines, and primary sources. Many issues feature original videos and educator resources as well as live debates, newspaper editorials, audio content, and breaking news. Issues & Controversies presents both sides of an issue clearly and without bias to inspire thought-provoking debates and enhance research writing skills.

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Issues & Controversies in American History

Issues & Controversies in American History demonstrates the importance of ideas and actions in history and helps students analyze conflicts, prepare for debates, and write research reports. Presented in a pro/con format that clearly explains both sides of the historical dispute, each article is supported by a timeline and a wealth of primary sources. Some articles feature original videos with historic footage, special educator resources, and a counterfactual “what if” section speculating on how history might have turned out differently had people made other decisions.

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Polling the Nations

Polling the Nations is a critically acclaimed online database of public opinion polls containing the full text of more than 700,000 questions and responses from more than 18,000 surveys and 1,700 polling organizations, conducted from 1986 through the present in the United States and more than 100 other countries around the world. Polling the Nations’ sheer comprehensiveness makes it the best resource for polling data, having more surveys from more sources in more countries than any other resource anywhere.

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Today’s Science

Boasting a contemporary design and powerful new features, Today’s Science bridges the gap between the science taught in class and real-world discoveries—giving in-depth explanations of important advances in biology, chemistry, environmental science, space, physics, and technology. Featured articles offer access to related content such as crossword puzzles, cartoons, and questions; additional articles that place news and discoveries in context; and interviews with scientists that bring the research to life.

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Science Online

With a wealth of content and a dynamic design that facilitates STEM research and learning, the award-winning Science Online offers a comprehensive overview of a broad range of scientific disciplines. Topic Centers feature specially selected content on core science disciplines to help researchers find a starting point for their research. Users can also access the full, updated content of our unique science eLearning Modules, which target a variety of core topics and feature valuable Educator Support materials for seamless in-class integration.

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American History

American History is a comprehensive resource that spans our nation’s history, from prehistory to the present day. Composed of articles, images, primary source documents, timelines, videos, and slideshows, this database was painstakingly curated by our team of American history editors and advisors to create a unique and powerful resource of American history for educators, students, and researchers.

Included in the History Research Center

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History Research Center

History Research Center includes the following FIVE history databases, all fully cross-searchable and seamlessly integrated for a complete, single history resource. Databases included with the History Research CenterAmerican History, African-American History, American Indian History, Ancient & Medieval History, and Modern World History.

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Modern World History

Modern World History offers a comprehensive look at world history from the mid-15th century to the present. Thousands of subject entries, biographies, images, videos and slideshows, maps and graphs, primary sources, and timelines combine to provide a detailed and comparative view of the people, places, events, and ideas that have defined modern world history.

Included in the History Research Center

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Ancient and Medieval History

Ancient and Medieval History provides thorough coverage of world history from prehistory through the mid-1500s, with special Topic Centers on key civilizations and regions, including the ancient Near East, Egypt, Greece, and Rome; ancient and medieval Africa, Asia, and the Americas; and medieval Europe and the Islamic World. Each civilization’s history is brought to life through tablet/mobile-friendly videos and slideshows, primary sources, maps and graphs, timelines, suggested readings, and suggested search terms.

Included in the History Research Center

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African-American History

African-American History offers a fresh way to explore the full spectrum of African-American history and culture. Users can start their investigation of a topic with a video or slideshow overview, use the key content called out on the home page to find an entryway into the database, or dig deeper into an era through the featured Topic Centers. Read about key figures and events, examine speeches and other primary sources, and get context from the in-depth timelines.

Included in the History Research Center

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American Indian History

American Indian History offers fast access to more than 15,000 years of history and culture, covering more than 600 Native American groups, through videos and slideshows, images, biographies of key people, event and topic entries, primary sources, maps and graphs, and timelines. This award-winning database allows for an interactive, multifaceted look at the indigenous peoples of the Americas.

Included in the History Research Center

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Health Reference Center

Health Reference Center includes comprehensive, in-depth coverage of body systems, current health issues, major diseases and conditions, treatments, and procedures, as well as health and nutrition information specific to men, women, children, teens, and seniors. This database includes up-to-date information from hundreds of authoritative sources, including 59 encyclopedias from Facts On File’s Library of Health and Living series, the four-volume Encyclopedia of Health and Medicine, and a wealth of other proprietary titles—information researchers can trust. Also included are more than 5,000 informational video clips and more than 2,500 searchable color illustrations.

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World Almanac®

Expanding on “the most useful reference book known to modern man,” The World Almanac® provides students and researchers access to authoritative, essential statistics on hundreds of topics in a searchable online format. A natural addition to any classroom or library, this online resource puts the reference shelf staple at users’ fingertips, with thousands of expertly organized facts.

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World Religions

World Religions offers a comprehensive review of the major religions and belief systems of the world by combining in-depth essays on each religion’s underlying philosophies with links to key entries and thousands of reference articles, images, videos, and maps. Written by experts in the field, this database facilitates scholarly research, as well as providing access to support materials, such as a calendar of holidays and observances, timelines, and fact files.

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World Geography & Culture

World Geography and Culture is the definitive resource for researching the world’s countries and geography. Comprehensive country profiles include more than 40 subfields on geography, history, government, society, and culture; a wide range of up-to-date statistics and at-a-glance information; current news; and maps, videos, illustrations, and images. Information for the U.S. states, Canadian provinces, and international territories is similarly detailed. Thousands of gazetteer entries, tools for ranking and comparing countries and states, a reference center for geographic concepts and principles, and illustrations of Earth’s physical geography offer additional access points.

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Writer’s Reference Center

Writer’s Reference Center provides users with a convenient one-stop location for all of the tools necessary to write and research effectively. From the mechanics of writing and grammar to style and research, this indispensable online resource thoroughly covers the fundamentals of quality writing, provides a wealth of vocabulary-building dictionaries, and presents a step-by-step guide to writing a good essay.

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Issues & Controversies

Issues & Controversies helps student researchers understand today’s crucial issues by exploring hundreds of hot topics in politics, government, business, society, education, and popular culture. Presented in a balanced, pro/con format, all articles provide essential context, supported by statistics, timelines, and primary sources. Many issues feature original videos and educator resources as well as live debates, newspaper editorials, audio content, and breaking news.
Appropriate for: Grades 9-12

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Issues & Controversies in American History

Issues & Controversies in American History demonstrates the importance of ideas and actions in history and helps students analyze conflicts, prepare for debates, and write research reports. Presented in a pro/con format that clearly explains both sides of the historical dispute, each article is supported by a timeline and a wealth of primary sources. Some articles feature original videos with historic footage, special educator resources, and a counterfactual “what if” section speculating on how history might have turned out differently had people made other decisions.
Appropriate for: Grades 6-12

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Polling the Nations

Polling the Nations is a critically acclaimed online database of public opinion polls containing the full text of more than 700,000 questions and responses from more than 18,000 surveys and 1,700 polling organizations, conducted from 1986 through the present in the United States and more than 100 other countries around the world. Polling the Nations’ sheer comprehensiveness makes it the best resource for polling data, having more surveys from more sources in more countries than any other resource anywhere.
Appropriate for: Grades 9-12

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Bloom’s Literature

Bloom’s Literature offers a comprehensive resource for the study of literature. Edited and curated by Yale University professor Harold Bloom, this database includes thousands of critical essays, author biographies and character analyses, the full text of hundreds of books from our extensive reference collection and more than 800 classic works of literature selected from Bloom’s Literary Canon, thousands of discussion questions, thousands of full-length poems, essays providing guidance on writing papers, full-length videos of classic stage performances and film adaptations of literary works, and a Shakespeare Center housing in one convenient location the database’s treasure trove of content on all things Shakespeare.
Appropriate for: Grades 9-12

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Science Online

With a wealth of content and a dynamic design that facilitates STEM research and learning, the award-winning Science Online offers a comprehensive overview of a broad range of scientific disciplines. Topic Centers feature specially selected content on core science disciplines to help students find a starting point for their research, and students can also access the full, updated content of our unique science eLearning Modules, which target a variety of core topics and feature valuable Teacher Support materials for seamless in-class integration.
Appropriate for: Grades 9-12

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Today’s Science

Today’s Science bridges the gap between the science taught in class and real-world discoveries by leading scientists—giving comprehensive and in-depth explanations of some of the most important advances in biology, chemistry, environmental science, space, physics, and technology. Each article includes vivid images and groundbreaking videos that help make difficult concepts understandable.  Also included with this resource are crossword puzzles, editorial cartoons, and interviews with scientists.
Appropriate for: Grades 9-12

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World News Digest

For more than 75 years, World News Digest has been a go-to resource for context and background on key issues of both historical events and breaking news. With more than 300,000 original articles and a vast archive covering every major event since its inception, this database offers concise summaries of current events and clearly written essays on the top issues of the day. Hundreds of institutions—including CNN, ABC News, the CBC, NPR, the U.S. Naval War College, and the parliaments of Canada and Australia, to name just a few—rely on World News Digest for a broader view of the issues that matter today.
Appropriate for: Grades 9-12

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History Research Center

History Research Center includes the following FIVE history databases, all fully cross-searchable and seamlessly integrated for a complete, single history resource. Databases included with the History Research CenterAmerican History, African-American History, American Indian History, Ancient & Medieval History, and Modern World History.
Appropriate for: Grades 6-12

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American History

American History is an indispensable resource for student research. Spanning our nation’s history—from prehistory to the present day—American History was developed and curated by leading editors and scholars in the study of American history. It is composed of a variety of learning assets, including articles, images, primary source documents, timelines, videos, and slideshows.
Appropriate for: Grades 9-12       Included in the History Research Center

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Ancient and Medieval History

Ancient and Medieval History provides thorough coverage of world history from prehistory through the mid-1500s, with special Topic Centers on key civilizations and regions, including the ancient Near East, Egypt, Greece, and Rome; ancient and medieval Africa, Asia, and the Americas; and medieval Europe and the Islamic World. Each civilization’s history is brought to life through tablet/mobile-friendly videos and slideshows, primary sources, maps and graphs, timelines, suggested readings, and suggested search terms.
Appropriate for: Grades 9-12       Included in the History Research Center

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Modern World History

Modern World History offers a comprehensive look at world history from the mid-15th century to the present. Thousands of subject entries, biographies, images, videos and slideshows, maps and graphs, primary sources, and timelines combine to provide a detailed and comparative view of the people, places, events, and ideas that have defined modern world history.
Appropriate for: Grades 9-12       Included in the History Research Center

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American Indian History

American Indian History offers fast access to more than 15,000 years of culture and history, covering more than 600 Native American groups, through tablet/mobile-friendly videos and slideshows, images, biographies of key people, event and topic entries, primary sources, maps and graphs, and timelines. This award-winning database allows for an interactive, multifaceted look at the indigenous peoples of the Americas.
Appropriate for: Grades 9-12       Included in the History Research Center

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African-American History

Covering more than 500 years of the African-American experience, African-American History offers a fresh new way to explore the full spectrum of African-American history and culture. Users can start their investigation of a topic with a video or slideshow overview, use the key content called out on the homepage to find an entryway into the database, or dig deep into an era through the Topic Centers.
Appropriate for: Grades 9-12       Included in the History Research Center

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Ferguson’s Career Guidance Center

The award-winning Ferguson’s Career Guidance Center is a comprehensive resource for career exploration and planning. This database includes more than 3,000 extensive industry and profession articles; a graduate and undergraduate school finder and database; an internship and apprenticeship database; a financial aid database; step-by-step education and career-planning timelines; an extensive, 180-question career assessment; exclusive career profile video interviews; a sample résumé and cover letter database; and an industry associations and resources directory.
Appropriate for: Grades 9-12

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World Geography & Culture

World Geography and Culture is the definitive resource for researching the world’s countries and geography. Comprehensive country profiles include more than 40 subfields on geography, history, government, society, and culture; a wide range of up-to-date statistics and at-a-glance information; current news; and maps, videos, illustrations, and images. Information for the U.S. states, Canadian provinces, and international territories is similarly detailed. Thousands of gazetteer entries, tools for ranking and comparing countries and states, a reference center for geographic concepts and principles, and illustrations of Earth’s physical geography offer additional access points.
Appropriate for: Grades 6-12

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World Religions

From the beginnings of human history, societies and cultures have established themselves around religious and spiritual practices. Religion has affected decisions personal and political, local and global, and continues to play an important role in the lives of individuals and in the cultures of nations. World Religions explores religion and spirituality in an objective manner, from the ceremonies of the first practitioners to the elaborate rituals of today.
Appropriate for: Grades 6-12

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Writer’s Reference Center

Writer’s Reference Center provides users with a convenient one-stop location for all of the tools necessary to write and research effectively. From the mechanics of writing and grammar to style and research, this indispensable online resource thoroughly covers the fundamentals of quality writing, provides a wealth of vocabulary-building dictionaries, and presents a step-by-step guide to writing a good essay.
Appropriate for: Grades 6-12

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Health Reference Center

Health Reference Center includes comprehensive, in-depth coverage of body systems, current health issues, major diseases and conditions, treatments, and procedures, as well as health and nutrition information specific to men, women, children, teens, and seniors. This database includes up-to-date information from hundreds of authoritative sources, including 59 encyclopedias from Facts On File’s Library of Health and Living series, the four-volume Encyclopedia of Health and Medicine, and a wealth of other proprietary titles—information researchers can trust. Also included are more than 5,000 informational video clips and more than 2,500 searchable color illustrations.
Appropriate for: Grades 9-12

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World Almanac®

Expanding on “the most useful reference book known to modern man,” The World Almanac® provides students and researchers access to authoritative, essential statistics on hundreds of topics in a searchable online format. A natural addition to any classroom or library, this online resource puts the reference shelf staple at users’ fingertips, with thousands of expertly organized facts.
Appropriate for: Grades 6-12

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World Almanac® for Kids

Erasing the line between homework support and fun exploration, The World Almanac® for Kids includes exclusive online-only material as well as content from award-winning Chelsea House and Facts On File sets and series. Each subject area provides resources for homework, reports, and projects, and kids can explore age-appropriate topics while developing online research skills with a trusted content source.
Appropriate for: Grades 3-8

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World Almanac® for Kids Elementary

The World Almanac® for Kids Elementary is an exciting, fun resource especially for elementary school students. This database provides a wealth of elementary-level content—including engaging illustrated articles, videos, interactives, Fun Facts, and more—in a colorful, kid-friendly format perfect for helping young children develop online research skills. The World Almanac® for Kids Elementary includes exclusive, online-only material as well as content from award-winning Chelsea House and Facts On File sets and series—sources students, educators, and librarians can trust.
Appropriate for: Grades K-5

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The Mailbox® School & District Edition

For more than 40 years, The Mailbox® has been the leader in providing teacher-created ideas that work—and now The Mailbox® School & District Edition offers your entire institution unlimited, simultaneous access to this trusted classroom and activity resource. Make learning fun while teaching core skills with thousands of worksheets, crafts, forms, songs, games, graphic organizers, patterns, clip art, cards, and more for prekindergarten to grade 6. All content is created by teachers for teachers, is editor-reviewed, and new content is added regularly.
Appropriate for: Grades PreK-6

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Chelsea House Biographies

Chelsea House Biographies is the new one-stop online resource for all the biography needs of middle and high school students, or anyone interested in discovering the lives of these fascinating people. Featuring full-length biographies from Chelsea House, the leading publisher of biographies for the school and library market, this award-winning content is the ideal length for book reports at 100+ pages and perfect for student research.
Appropriate for: Grades 6-9

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World News Digest

For more than 75 years, World News Digest has been a go-to resource for context and background on key issues of both historical events and breaking news. With more than 300,000 original articles and a vast archive covering every major event since its inception, this database offers concise summaries of current events and clearly written essays on the top issues of the day. Hundreds of institutions—including CNN, ABC News, the CBC, NPR, the U.S. Naval War College, and the parliaments of Canada and Australia, to name just a few—rely on World News Digest for a broader view of the issues that matter today.

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Issues & Controversies

Issues & Controversies helps student researchers understand today’s crucial issues by exploring hundreds of hot topics in politics, government, business, society, education, and popular culture. Presented in a balanced, pro/con format, all articles provide essential context, supported by statistics, timelines, and primary sources. Many issues feature original videos and educator resources as well as live debates, newspaper editorials, audio content, and breaking news. Issues & Controversies presents both sides of an issue clearly and without bias to inspire thought-provoking debates and enhance research writing skills.

Learn More

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Polling the Nations

Polling the Nations is a critically acclaimed online database of public opinion polls containing the full text of more than 700,000 questions and responses from more than 18,000 surveys and 1,700 polling organizations, conducted from 1986 through the present in the United States and more than 100 other countries around the world. Polling the Nations’ sheer comprehensiveness makes it the best resource for polling data, having more surveys from more sources in more countries than any other resource anywhere.

Learn More

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Bloom’s Literature

Bloom’s Literature offers a comprehensive resource for the study of literature. Edited and curated by Yale University professor Harold Bloom, one of the world’s leading literary scholars, this database includes thousands of critical essays, author biographies and character analyses, the full content of hundreds of books from our extensive reference collection and more than 800 classic works of literature selected from Bloom’s Literary Canon, thousands of questions for discussion and writing, thousands of full-length poems, essays providing guidance on writing papers, full-length videos of classic stage performances and film adaptations of literary works, and a Shakespeare Center housing in one convenient location the database’s treasure trove of content on all things Shakespeare.

Learn More

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Ferguson’s Career Guidance Center

The award-winning Ferguson’s Career Guidance Center is a comprehensive resource for career exploration and planning. This database includes more than 3,000 extensive industry and profession articles; a graduate and undergraduate school finder and database; an internship and apprenticeship database; a financial aid database; step-by-step education and career-planning timelines; an extensive, 180-question career assessment; exclusive career profile video interviews; a sample résumé and cover letter database; and an industry associations and resources directory.

Learn More

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Science Online

With a wealth of content and a dynamic design that facilitates STEM research and learning, the award-winning Science Online offers a comprehensive overview of a broad range of scientific disciplines. Topic Centers feature specially selected content on core science disciplines to help students find a starting point for their research, and students can also access the full, updated content of our unique science eLearning Modules, which target a variety of core topics.

Learn More

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Today’s Science

Today’s Science bridges the gap between the science taught in class and real-world discoveries by leading scientists—giving comprehensive and in-depth explanations of some of the most important advances in biology, chemistry, environmental science, space, physics, and technology. Each article includes vivid images and groundbreaking videos that help make difficult concepts understandable. Also included with this resource are crossword puzzles, editorial cartoons, and interviews with scientists.

Learn More

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History Research Center

History Research Center includes the following FIVE history databases, all fully cross-searchable and seamlessly integrated for a complete, single history resource. Databases included with the History Research CenterAmerican History, African-American History, American Indian History, Ancient & Medieval History, and Modern World History.

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American History

American History is an indispensable resource for student research. Spanning our nation’s history—from prehistory to the present day—American History was developed and curated by leading editors and scholars in the study of American history. It is composed of a variety of learning assets, including articles, images, primary source documents, timelines, videos, and slideshows.

Included in the History Research Center

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Modern World History

Modern World History offers a comprehensive look at world history from the mid-15th century to the present. Thousands of subject entries, biographies, images, videos and slideshows, maps and graphs, primary sources, and timelines combine to provide a detailed and comparative view of the people, places, events, and ideas that have defined modern world history.

Included in the History Research Center

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Ancient and Medieval History

Ancient and Medieval History provides thorough coverage of world history from prehistory through the mid-1500s, with special Topic Centers on key civilizations and regions, including the ancient Near East, Egypt, Greece, and Rome; ancient and medieval Africa, Asia, and the Americas; and medieval Europe and the Islamic World. Each civilization’s history is brought to life through tablet/mobile-friendly videos and slideshows, primary sources, maps and graphs, timelines, suggested readings, and suggested search terms.

Included in the History Research Center

Learn More

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African-American History

Covering more than 500 years of the African-American experience, African-American History offers a fresh new way to explore the full spectrum of African-American history and culture. Users can start their investigation of a topic with a video or slideshow overview, use the key content called out on the homepage to find an entryway into the database, or dig deep into an era through the Topic Centers.

Included in the History Research Center

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American Indian History

American Indian History offers fast access to more than 15,000 years of culture and history, covering more than 600 Native American groups, through tablet/mobile-friendly videos and slideshows, images, biographies of key people, event and topic entries, primary sources, maps and graphs, and timelines. This award-winning database allows for an interactive, multifaceted look at the indigenous peoples of the Americas.

Included in the History Research Center

Learn More

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Issues & Controversies in American History

Issues & Controversies in American History demonstrates the importance of ideas and actions in history and helps students analyze conflicts, prepare for debates, and write research reports. Presented in a pro/con format that clearly explains both sides of the historical dispute, each article is supported by a timeline and a wealth of primary sources. Some articles feature original videos with historic footage, special educator resources, and a counterfactual “what if” section speculating on how history might have turned out differently had people made other decisions.

Learn More

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World Geography & Culture

World Geography and Culture is the definitive resource for researching the world’s countries and geography. Comprehensive country profiles include more than 40 subfields on geography, history, government, society, and culture; a wide range of up-to-date statistics and at-a-glance information; current news; and maps, videos, illustrations, and images. Information for the U.S. states, Canadian provinces, and international territories is similarly detailed. Thousands of gazetteer entries, tools for ranking and comparing countries and states, a reference center for geographic concepts and principles, and illustrations of Earth’s physical geography offer additional access points.

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Health Reference Center

Health Reference Center includes comprehensive, in-depth coverage of body systems, current health issues, major diseases and conditions, treatments, and procedures, as well as health and nutrition information specific to men, women, children, teens, and seniors. This database includes up-to-date information from hundreds of authoritative sources, including 59 encyclopedias from Facts On File’s Library of Health and Living series, the four-volume Encyclopedia of Health and Medicine, and a wealth of other proprietary titles—information researchers can trust. Also included are more than 5,000 informational video clips and more than 2,500 searchable color illustrations.

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World Almanac®

Expanding on “the most useful reference book known to modern man,” The World Almanac® provides students and researchers access to authoritative, essential statistics on hundreds of topics in a searchable online format. A natural addition to any classroom or library, this online resource puts the reference shelf staple at users’ fingertips, with thousands of expertly organized facts.

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World Religions

From the beginnings of human history, societies and cultures have established themselves around religious and spiritual practices. Religion has affected decisions personal and political, local and global, and continues to play an important role in the lives of individuals and in the cultures of nations. World Religions explores religion and spirituality in an objective manner, from the ceremonies of the first practitioners to the elaborate rituals of today.

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Writer’s Reference Center

Writer’s Reference Center provides users with a convenient one-stop location for all of the tools necessary to write and research effectively. From the mechanics of writing and grammar to style and research, this indispensable online resource thoroughly covers the fundamentals of quality writing, provides a wealth of vocabulary-building dictionaries, and presents a step-by-step guide to writing a good essay.

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Chelsea House Biographies

Chelsea House Biographies is the new one-stop online resource for all the biography needs of middle and high school students, or anyone interested in discovering the lives of these fascinating people. Featuring full-length biographies from Chelsea House, the leading publisher of biographies for the school and library market, this award-winning content is the ideal length for book reports at 100+ pages and perfect for student research.

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World Almanac® for Kids

Erasing the line between homework support and fun exploration, The World Almanac® for Kids includes exclusive online-only material as well as content from award-winning Chelsea House and Facts On File sets and series. Each subject area provides resources for homework, reports, and projects, and kids can explore age-appropriate topics while developing online research skills with a trusted content source.

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World Almanac® for Kids Elementary

The World Almanac® for Kids Elementary is an exciting, fun resource especially for elementary school students. This database provides a wealth of elementary-level content—including engaging illustrated articles, videos, interactives, Fun Facts, and more—in a colorful, kid-friendly format perfect for helping young children develop online research skills. The World Almanac® for Kids Elementary includes exclusive, online-only material as well as content from award-winning Chelsea House and Facts On File sets and series—sources students, educators, and librarians can trust.

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