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    The world's largest academic multi-disciplinary database, Academic Search Premier provides full text for nearly 4,650 serials, including full text for more than 3,600 peer-reviewed titles. PDF backfiles to 1975 or further are available for well over one hundred journals, and searchable cited references are provided for more than 1,000 titles. This database is updated on a daily basis via EBSCOhost.

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    Full text articles from nearly 1,800 general reference, business, consumer health, general science, and multicultural periodicals. It also offers indexing and abstracts for over 2,700 periodicals. Full text backfiles go as far back as January of 1990, while indexing and abstracts backfiles go as far back as January of 1984. Updated daily.

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    (Educational Resources Information Center) -- Over 800,000 references to thousands of educational topics. Includes journal articles, books, theses, curriculi, conference papers, and standards and guidelines.

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    Gale Virtual Reference Library - This resource collects more than 115 volumes from such critically lauded For Students titles as Drama for Students, Novels for Students, Poetry for Students and Short Stories for Students. Volumes in each series explore the most often studied works of literature in detail, providing author information; plot summaries; discussions of principal themes, plot, characters, setting, etc.; age-appropriate historical and cultural commentary; and full text criticism.

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    JSTOR is a large digital archive of scholarly journals. This site provides convenient full-text access to journals in the following fields: Anthropology, Asian Studies, Ecology, Economics, Education, Finance, History, Mathematics, Philosophy, Political Science, Population Studies, and Sociology.

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    Kids Search is designed especially for youth in grades K-6. Kids Search makes it easier for students to look for their subjects of interest by automatically searching across all applicable databases simultaneously. Important features and functionality of Kids Search include a completely new, visually appealing look and feel; the ability to search by topic, subtopic, or keywords; simultaneous searching across all subscribed databases; the ability to sort results by relevance, as well as by date; the option of filtering search results by source type; and the ability to add search results, images, or persistent links to searches to the Folder.

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    LearningExpress Library provides an interactive online collection of practice tests and tutorial courses to help patrons, students, and adult learners succeed on the academic or licensing tests they must pass. You'll get immediate scoring, complete answer explanations, and an individualized analysis of your results. Tests include: GED Prep, College Prep including SAT and ACT, Grad School Entrance, Military, Nursing, Real Estate, Law Enforcement, US Citizenship, Civil Service and much more. Use the Job & Career Accelerator™ for comprehensive job searching.

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    Research tool for elementary age students from EBSCOhost.

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    EBSCO's Student Research Center makes it easy for students to search by keyword or by topic to find the most useful search results. Results can be easily sorted by source type - -magazines, reference books, photos, flags, etc.

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    This current events database allows researchers to explore social, political & economic issues, scientific discoveries and other popular topics discussed in today's classrooms. TOPICsearch contains full text for over 102,800 articles from more than 2,500 diverse sources, including more than 1,550 full text periodicals.

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    Intended for grades K-8, World Book Kids is a fun and interactive way to introduce younger students to the world of online learning. Searching is simple and can be done by keyword or by choosing a general subject that breaks down into specific topics. The encyclopedia also provides images, diagrams, maps and activities tied to national curriculum standards.

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    Websites

    Scholastic: Homework Hub
    Homework hub is where students can get help in completing various assignments including research, improving skills, and organization.
    Ohio Department of Education
    United States Government Web Site for Students
    Students.gov is an official U.S. government web site designed for college students and their families. Topics include: choosing the right college, applying online for financial aid and scholarships, summer internships/jobs,government research databases, and much more!
    FAFSA: Free Application for Federal Student Aid
    Federal Student Aid plays an essential role in supporting postsecondary education by providing money for college to eligible students and families. The FAFSA web site allows you to fill out your online application, view application deadlines, get PIN information, and much more!
    Financial Aid Online Guide
    Finaid is a omprehensive source of student financial aid information including school loans, scholarships, savings, military aid, and much more.
    Fast Web: Scholarship Search Service
    Fastweb provides current news on financial aid, scholarships, college, jobs and internships, and student life. It matches users to scholarships based on their qualifications, meaning students have a better chance of winning!
    Cleveland Scholarship Program
    This program provides students and their families with the assistance they need to apply to college as well as for financial aid and scholarships.
    Textbooks.com
    This resource allows students to buy and sell textbooks online.
    Infoplease
    A reference source that combines the contents of an encyclopedia, dictionary, atlas, and several almanacs loaded with statistics, facts, and historical records.
    Fact Monster
    Fact Monster is a free reference site for students, teachers, and parents. Get homework assistance and find facts on many subject areas.
    Beehive
    The Beehive provides free homework help for all school grades in English and Spanish.