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Enjoy free and unlimited access to daily issues of The New York Times, including multimedia content and special features. Access is free, but requires users to create an account.
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Credo is an easy-to-use tool for starting research. Gather background information on your topic from hundreds of full-text encyclopedias, dictionaries, quotations, and subject-specific titles, as well as 500,000+ images and audio files and over 1,000 videos.
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This easy-to-use curriculum and reference resource delivers one of the largest general reference collections of periodical and digital media content designed specifically for schools and libraries of all kinds, as well as additional subject-based material.
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Gale Small Business Builder is a step-by-step online planning tool for starting, managing and optimizing a business or nonprofit. This guided approach to business planning provides a new level of assistance to small business owners, entrepreneurs, and non-profit organizations, focusing on five areas: entrepreneur assessment, business ideation, break-even analysis, business plans and financial projections.
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Children’s eBooks, eAudiobooks, and streaming video for pre-K through 4th grade in North Carolina.
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eBooks, eAudiobooks, and eFilms created just for teens!
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This huge new dictionary is the ultimate reference work on family names of the UK, covering English, Scottish, Welsh, Irish, Cornish, and immigrant surnames. It includes every surname that currently has more than 100 bearers, and those that had more than 20 bearers in the 1881 census.
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Physics provides daily online-only news and commentary about a selection of papers from the APS journal collection. The website is aimed at the reader who wants to keep up with highlights of physics research with explanations that don't rely on jargon and technical detail.

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Learn how the world works through Physics Central. The latest research from more than 40,000 physicists is shared in order to teach how the world works. Physics Central includes resources for educators, podcasts, and comic books courtesy of American Physical Society.

Onsite use via library computer.

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An award-winning, cloud-based information literacy solution designed to help students conduct effective scholarly research as well as support educators and librarians as they teach how to find, evaluate, and use information. Aligned to Common Core English Language Arts standards.
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SIRS® Government Reporter® is a comprehensive student resource for the study of all aspects of U.S. federal government. It contains thousands of full-text documents, summaries, and graphics covering a wide variety of topics including health, science, economics, environment, politics, foreign affairs, business, and industry.
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SIRS® Renaissance® is a reference database that provides dynamic information on the following topics: architecture and design, culture, literature, multimedia, music, performing arts, philosophy and religion, and visual arts. Full-text articles are selected from more than 1,500 domestic and international publications. Many articles are accompanied by full-color images, including art reproductions, photographs, and illustrations.
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