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Digital Resources: Categories

Below are all of our available digital resources listed by category. You may need your library card depending on what type of resource it is. Use the legend below to determine what you need!
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Arts & Media | Books & Reading | Business | Computers | General Research | Geography | Health & Medicine |
History & Genealogy | In-Library Use Only | Jobs | KidsLanguage | Law & GovernmentMagazines & Newspapers | Online Learning | Science

Arts & Media

Accessible outside the library with your Henderson Libraries card Creativebug
View over 1,000 video classes in drawing, painting, sketchbooking, sewing, quilting, knitting, jewelry making, and much more. Taught by the world’s top artists, designers and crafters, Creativebug instructors not only teach, they inspire. With hundreds of delectable quick classes and in-depth workshops, Creativebug is the perfect creative companion for those who like to mix imagination and straightforward DIY instruction.

Free web resource. No card required Digital Public Library of America
An online platform of freely available collections from America's libraries, archives, and museums.

Free web resource. No card required Film Literature Index
Search over 150 film and television periodicals from 30 countries cover-to-cover and 200 other scholarly and popular periodicals selectively for articles on film and television.

Accessible outside the library with your Henderson Libraries card Hoopla
Instantly borrow eBooks, audiobooks, comics, music, movies, and TV 24/7 and free with your library card! No waiting for titles! Borrow up to 8 titles a month.

Free web resource. No card required Internet Broadway Database
Facts on Broadway musicals and plays. Includes performances, extensive credit information, theaters, characters, and more.

Free web resource. No card required Internet Movie Database
Huge, fully-searchable database of film information, including credits, plot summaries, character names, and more.

Accessible outside the library with your Henderson Libraries card Kanopy
Discover thought-provoking and enriching entertainment on one convenient streaming platform. Browse thousands of titles and stream up to 8 videos per month, anytime and anywhere on your preferred devices. 

Free web resource. No card required Library of Congress Catalog
The catalog of the Library of Congress. Contains 17 million catalog records for books, serials, manuscripts, maps, music, recordings, images, and electronic resources in the Library of Congress collections.

Free web resource. No card required Library of Congress Prints & Photographs Catalog
Contains catalog records and digital images representing a rich cross-section of still pictures. Include photographs, fine and popular prints and drawings, posters, and architectural and engineering drawings. 

Accessible outside the library with your Henderson Libraries card Lynda.com
Lynda.com is an on-demand library of instructional videos covering the latest business, technology, and creative skills. It provides personalized course recommendations and is designed to help you achieve your full potential. 

Free web resource. No card required World Book Dramatic Learning
Promote independent learning and group collaboration with the production of classic and contemporary plays. With activities tied to cross-curricular instruction, Dramatic Learning includes mini-inquiry projects, self-assessment tools, and teaching tools to facilitate instruction.

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Books & Reading

Free web resource. No card required Accelerated Book Finder
Search for books with a corresponding Renaissance Accelerated Reader with Accelerated Reader Bookfinder

Free web resource. No card required Book Expert Online
Find information about books that are supported by Reading Counts! quizzes.

Free web resource. No card required BookFinder.com
Search for new, used, and/or out of print books, then connect to an individual online bookstores.

Free web resource. No card required Google Books
Search the full-text of scanned books and read selections of digitized texts. Full-text and downloads available for items with no copyright restrictions. 

Free web resource. No card required Great Graphic Novels
Great Graphic Novels for Teens is a list of recommended graphic novels and illustrated nonfiction for those ages 12-18, prepared yearly by YALSA.

Accessible outside the library with your Henderson Libraries card Hoopla
Instantly borrow eBooks, audiobooks, comics, music, movies, and TV 24/7 and free with your library card! No waiting for titles! Borrow up to 8 titles a month.

Accessible outside the library with your Henderson Libraries card Lerner Digital Picture Books
Digital picture books available for free from Lerner Publishing Group.

Free web resource. No card required Lexile
Quickly find out whether a specific book is within your child’s Lexile range. Use the Quick Book Search feature at “Find a Book.”

Free web resource. No card required Library of Congress Catalog
The catalog of the Library of Congress. Contains 17 million catalog records for books, serials, manuscripts, maps, music, recordings, images, and electronic resources in the Library of Congress collections.

Free web resource. No card required Literature Criticism Online
The largest curated online collection of literary criticism in the world, this resource brings together 10 acclaimed multidisciplinary series representing a range of modern and historical views on authors and their works across regions, eras and genres.

Accessible outside the library with your Henderson Libraries card Overdrive
Browse thousands of eBooks, audiobooks, and magazines with your library card. Borrow up to 7 items a month.

Free web resource. No card required Quick Picks for Reluctant YA Readers
Identifies titles aimed at encouraging reading among teens who dislike to read for whatever reason. The list selects both fiction and nonfiction.

Free web resource. No card required Reading Rants
A website featuring out of the ordinary booklists for teens, written by Jennifer Hubert and designed by Andrew Mutch that has been an online presence since 1998.

Free web resource. No card required Teen Book Finder
Search 4,000+ books, audiobooks, and films from YALSA's book awards and book lists.

Free web resource. No card required Teen Ink
Includes magazines, blogs, book series, and websites written entirely by teens.

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Business

Accessible outside the library with your Henderson Libraries card Business Source Elite
This database provides full-text coverage of top business, management and economics journals and periodicals. These valuable publications cover topics such as accounting, banking, finance, international business, marketing, sales and more.

Accessible outside the library with your Henderson Libraries card Kanopy - Business
Find videos on business skills, business case studies, leadership training, and more! Borrow up to 8 titles a month with your library card.

Accessible outside the library with your Henderson Libraries card Lynda.com
Lynda.com is an on-demand library of instructional videos covering the latest business, technology, and creative skills. It provides personalized course recommendations and is designed to help you achieve your full potential. 

Accessible outside the library with your Henderson Libraries card Mergent Intellect
Access private and public U.S and international business data, industry news, facts and figures, executive contact information, access industry profiles and much more.

Free web resource. No card required NV Career Information System
An Internet-based delivery system for accurate, comprehensive, current, and relevant occupational, post-secondary school and financial aid information. 

Accessible outside the library with your Henderson Libraries card Regional Business News
Full-text regional business publications for the United States and Canadian provinces. Users can search newspapers, magazines and other resources from trusted news sources.

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Computers and Technology

Free web resource. No card required Code.org
Learn computer science using free, online tutorials. Create projects like games and activities using code. 

Accessible outside the library with your Henderson Libraries card Computer Source
Full-text coverage of more than 1,000 scholarly business, management, and economics journals with nearly 500 peer-reviwed publications. 

Free web resource. No card required Digital Learn
A free, online hub to learn basics for computers and the Internet including Internet Privacy, how to use Microsoft Word, and Intro to Email. 

Accessible outside the library with your Henderson Libraries card Lynda.com
Lynda.com is an on-demand library of instructional videos covering the latest business, technology, and creative skills. It provides personalized course recommendations and is designed to help you achieve your full potential. 

Free web resource. No card required Microsoft Office 365
Learn the basics of Microsoft Office 365, including Outlook, OneDrive, Word, Excel, and more.

Free web resource. No card required Tech Boomers
Tutorials for popular websites like Facebook, Amazon, and eBay for older adults or other inexperienced Internet users. 

Free web resource. No card required Typing Tutorial
Use this free, interactive course to learn how to type proficiently.

Free web resource. No card required w3Schools
Free, online tutorials for learning HTML, CSS, SQL, PHP, Python, Java, jQuery and JavaScript with the world's largest web developer site.

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General Research

Accessible outside the library with your Henderson Libraries card Academic Search Complete
Designed specifically for academic institutions, this database provides full-text and peer-reviewed journals essential for undergraduate and graduate studies.

Accessible outside the library with your Henderson Libraries card ERIC
Education Resources Information Center is an authoritative database of indexed and full-text education literature and resources. Sponsored by the Institute of Education Sciences of the U.S. Department of Education, it is an essential tool for education researchers of all kinds. 

Accessible outside the library with your Henderson Libraries card Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia
Provides over 25,000 encyclopedic entries. Searchable by subject or keywords within the entry.

Free web resource. No card required Google Scholar
Search for scholarly articles, theses, books, abstracts and court opinions, from academic publishers, professional societies, online repositories, universities and other web sites.

Accessible outside the library with your Henderson Libraries card Great Courses on Kanopy
Find over 3,400 videos on Global Studies & Languages, Religion & Philosophy, Modern History, Literature, Ancient History, the Arts, Science & Technology, and more! Borrow up to 8 titles with your library card.

Free web resource. No card required HathiTrust
A collaborative repository of digital content from major research libraries including content digitized via the Google Books project and Internet Archive initiatives, as well as content digitized locally by libraries. 

Accessible outside the library with your Henderson Libraries card Library, Information Science, and Technology Abstract
Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts (LISTA) with Full Text is a robust database for library and information science studies. It includes full-text, indexing and abstracts for journals covering all related subjects, including librarianship, classification, cataloging and information management.

Accessible outside the library with your Henderson Libraries card Literature Criticism Online
The largest curated online collection of literary criticism in the world, this resource brings together 10 acclaimed multidisciplinary series representing a range of modern and historical views on authors and their works across regions, eras and genres.

Accessible outside the library with your Henderson Libraries card MAS Ultra: School Edition
Full-text database of popular magazines, reference books and primary sources covering many subjects, including history, science and health. It also includes and over a million photos, maps and flags. 

Accessible outside the library with your Henderson Libraries card MasterFile Complete
MasterFILE Complete offers the largest collection of popular full-text magazines, reference books and other highly-regarded sources from the world's leading publishers. Covering virtually every general interest subject area, it also includes an extensive collection of photos, maps and flags.

Accessible outside the library with your Henderson Libraries card Middle Search Plus
Full-text database providing popular middle school magazines and reference books. Covering subjects such as history, current events, science and sports, it also includes thousands of biographies and primary source documents, plus over a million photos, maps and flags.

Accessible outside the library with your Henderson Libraries card Points of View Reference Center
Containing resources that present multiple sides of an issue, this database provides rich content that can help students assess and develop persuasive arguments and essays, better understand controversial issues and develop analytical thinking skills.

Accessible outside the library with your Henderson Libraries card Primary Search
Designed for elementary school libraries, Primary Search is a full-text database providing popular children’s magazines, easy-to-read encyclopedic entries and a vast image collection. Students can learn about a variety of topics, including endangered species, famous musicians, fitness and space exploration.

Accessible outside the library with your Henderson Libraries card Professional Development
Highly specialized database of full-text electronic information especially for educators, professional librarians and education researchers. 

Accessible outside the library with your Henderson Libraries card Referencia Latina
Spanish-language database covers a broad array of subjects inside and outside academia. It offers content from a variety of sources, including reference books, general interest magazines and health reports.

Accessible outside the library with your Henderson Libraries card Teacher Reference Center
A complimentary research database for teachers, Teacher Reference Center (TRC) provides indexing and abstracts for more than 220 peer-reviewed journals.

Free web resource. No card required Universities Worldwide
Searchable database of over 9,500 universities in over 200 countries. 

Accessible outside the library with your Henderson Libraries card World Book Online Advanced
Contains up-to-the-minute access to worldwide news publications, government links from numerous countries, and multimedia reference materials. 

Accessible outside the library with your Henderson Libraries card World Book Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos
This dedicated Spanish-language database contains videos, compare-and-contrast features, selected articles, and a visual dictionary to allow ESL students and Spanish-learners the chance to learn. Integrated with World Book Kids for parallel English-language content. 
Esta base de datos dedicada en español contiene videos, funciones de comparación y contraste, artículos seleccionados y un diccionario visual para que los estudiantes de ESL y los estudiantes de español tengan la oportunidad de aprender. Integrado con World Book Kids para contenido paralelo en inglés.

Accessible outside the library with your Henderson Libraries card World Book Students
Access thousands of articles and multimedia aligned to curriculum. 

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Geography

Free web resource. No card required Historical Map and Chart Collection
Office of Coast Survey's Historical Map & Chart Collection covers the land and waters of the United States of America, including territories and possessions (past and present). The images are free to download, and may be used for commercial or educational purposes.

Free web resource. No card required National Atlas of the United States
Source of national maps and geographic information for the United States. Includes an online map maker, printable maps, articles, GIS data, and more.

Free web resource. No card required National Map
Collaborative effort from the United States Geological Survey and other partners to deliver topographic information. 

Accessible outside the library with your Henderson Libraries card United States Geography
This database helps students better understand the geographic, historic, social, political, cultural, and economic landscape of the United States.

Accessible outside the library with your Henderson Libraries card World Geography
Develop your global literacy, focusing on the geographic, political, social, economic, and cultural forces that are increasingly important in our globalized world.

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Health & Medicine

Accessible outside the library with your Henderson Libraries card AHFS Consumer Medication Information
AHFS Consumer Medication Information is published by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists. This database features drug information monographs available in Spanish that's updated monthly. 

Accessible outside the library with your Henderson Libraries card Kanopy - Health
Find over 1,700 videos on everyday health, nursing, psychology, medicine, mental health, and more! Borrow up to 8 titles with your library card.

Accessible outside the library with your Henderson Libraries card Health Source: Consumer Edition
This rich collection of consumer health information provides access to full-text consumer health magazines and reference books. It also includes searchable full text for current health pamphlets. 

Accessible outside the library with your Henderson Libraries card Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition
A trusted full-text database covering nursing and allied health topics, including pediatric nursing, critical care, mental health, nursing management, medical law and more.

Free web resource. No card required MedlinePlus
Allows users to search about specific conditions using dictionaries, MEDLINE, PUBMED and other resources.

Free web resource. No card required PubMed
More than 19 million citations for biomedical articles from MEDLINE and life science journals. Citations may include links to full-text articles from PubMed Central or publisher web sites.

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History & Genealogy

Accessible only at a Henderson Libraries location American Ancestors (In-Library Use Only)
New England Historic Genealogical Society provides family historians access to more than 1 billion records spanning the U.S. and beyond.

Accessible outside the library with your Henderson Libraries card American History
From the explorers of the Americas to the issues of today’s headlines, American History investigates the people, events, and stories of our nation’s evolution.

Accessible only at a Henderson Libraries location Ancestry.com (In-Library Use Only)
Ancestry is a provider of family history and personal DNA testing, harnessing the information found in family trees, historical records, genetics and health history to help people gain a new level of understanding about their lives.

Free web resource. No card required Chronicling America
Historic American newspapers by the Library of Congress and National  Endowment for the Humanities.

Free web resource. No card required Death Indexes and Records Online
Search a directory of links to websites with online death indexes death notices and registers, obituaries, listed by state and county. 

Accessible outside the library with your Henderson Libraries card European Views of the Americas: 1493 - 1750
European Views of the Americas: 1493 to 1750 is a free archive of indexed publications related to the Americas and written in Europe before 1750. It includes thousands of valuable primary source records covering the history of European exploration as well as portrayals of Native American peoples.

Free web resource. No card required Family Search
Free website offered by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints offers a variety of genealogical databases, records, Social Security Indexes, and Family History Library's catalog.

Free web resource. No card required Find a Grave
Find the graves of ancestors, create virtual memorials or add photos, virtual flowers and a note to a loved one's memorial. Search or browse cemeteries and grave records for every-day and famous people from around the world.

Accessible outside the library with your Henderson Libraries card Heritage Quest
A comprehensive treasury of American genealogical sources—rich in unique primary sources, local and family histories, and finding aids.

Accessible outside the library with your Henderson Libraries card History Reference Center
Covering both U.S. and world history topics, History Reference Center is a full-text database featuring historical reference books, magazines, journals and thousands of primary source documents.

Accessible outside the library with your Henderson Libraries card World at War
Recently revised, improved and expanded, this user-friendly database is an invaluable online resource that presents comprehensive information and unique insights into the military conflicts that have defined our world's identity from its beginning to today.

Accessible outside the library with your Henderson Libraries card World Book Timelines
Search more than 650 pre-generated timelines and 14,000 events in a highly interactive and customizable database.

Accessible outside the library with your Henderson Libraries card World Geography
World Geography provides authoritative content and online tools that develop students’ global literacy, focusing on the geographic, political, social, economic, and cultural forces that are increasingly important in our globalized world.

Accessible outside the library with your Henderson Libraries card World History: Ancient & Medieval Eras
World History: Ancient and Medieval Eras covers early human history around the globe—from prehistoric times to the beginnings of the Renaissance.

Accessible outside the library with your Henderson Libraries card World History: The Modern Era
World History: The Modern Era (covering history from the Renaissance to today) is the latest update of the reference standard of electronic history reference materials for high school and high-level middle school coursework.

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In-Library Use Only

Accessible only at a Henderson Libraries location American Ancestors (In-Library Use Only)
New England Historic Genealogical Society provides family historians access to more than 1 billion records spanning the U.S. and beyond 

Accessible only at a Henderson Libraries location Ancestry.com (In-Library Use Only)
Ancestry is a provider of family history and personal DNA testing, harnessing the information found in family trees, historical records, genetics and health history to help people gain a new level of understanding about their lives.

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Jobs

Accessible outside the library with your Henderson Libraries card Brainfuse
Brainfuse ensures that students, adult learners, and job-seekers have access to a personalized, all-in-one learning experience. They can work with live tutors, collaborate with peers, and study on their own.  

Accessible outside the library with your Henderson Libraries card JobNow
JobNow, powered by Brainfuse, provides live interactive online help combined with online resources to guide you through the necessary tasks to get a job.

Accessible outside the library with your Henderson Libraries card LearningExpress Library
LearningExpress Library features online tutorials, practice tests, and e-books to help patrons of all ages. It offers job search and workplace skills improvement, skill building in reading, writing, math, and basic science, career certification and licensure exam prep, college and grad school entrance test prep, GED® test prep, and more

Accessible outside the library with your Henderson Libraries card Nevada Career Explorer
This free tool available to anyone in Nevada with a library card helps people learn about themselves, build skills, and apply for regional jobs. It's made available by the State Library for Henderson Libraries patrons!

Free web resource. No card required NV Career Information System 
An Internet-based delivery system for accurate, comprehensive, current, and relevant occupational, post-secondary school and financial aid information.

Free web resource. No card required Occupational Outlook Handbook
Find career information on duties, education and training, pay, and outlook for hundreds of occupations.

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Kids

Accessible outside the library with your Henderson Libraries card Lerner Digital Picture Books
Digital picture books available for free from Lerner Publishing Group.

Accessible outside the library with your Henderson Libraries card OverDrive for Kids
Browse eBooks and audiobooks specifically for kids. Borrow up to 7 titles a month with your library card.

Accessible outside the library with your Henderson Libraries card World Book Early World of Learning
Engage in an interactive and playful environment that encourages reading comprehension with stories, videos, songs, and games.

Accessible outside the library with your Henderson Libraries card World Book Kids
Designed to encourage young learners, access thousands of articles, multimedia content, and a collection of biographies. Supports STEAM/STEM instructional initiatives. 

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Language

Free web resource. No card required Duolingo
Online and mobile platforms to learn a variety of languages. 

Free web resource. No card required iLove Languages
Access to online dictionaries, language lessons, translations services, and other language-related resources.

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Law & Government

Free web resource. No card required Federal Digital System
Free, official repository of digital documents from all three branches of the U.S. government.

Free web resource. No card required National Archives and Records Administration
An independent Federal agency that preserves U.S. historical documents and oversees the management of all Federal records.

Free web resource. No card required Population Index
Searchable database of annotated citations from books, journals, working papers, dissertations, and bibliographies in the field of demographics and population.

Free web resource. No card required Tax Forms (IRS Website)
Access the IRS website for access to tax forms and instructions.

Free web resource. No card required United States Census
Data tools, maps, publications, and news relating to the United States Census. 

Free web resource. No card required United States Copyright Office
Links to general information and publications about copyright and the copyrighting process.

Free web resource. No card required US Government Printing Office
The U.S. Government Publishing Office (GPO) is the Federal Government’s official, digital, secure resource for producing, procuring, cataloging, indexing, authenticating, disseminating, and preserving the official information products of the U.S. Government. The GPO is responsible for the production and distribution of information products and services for all three branches of the Federal Government, including U.S. passports for the Department of State as well as the official publications of Congress, the White House, and other Federal agencies in digital and print formats.

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Magazines & Newspapers

Free web resource. No card required Chronicling America
Historic American newspapers by the Library of Congress and National  Endowment for the Humanities.

Free web resource. No card required Life Magazine Digital Archive
Life Magazine is a photographic magazine chronicling the 20th Century. Browse all issues of Life Magazine in full color and search the full text through Google Books.

Accessible outside the library with your Henderson Libraries card OverDrive Magazines
Browse over 500 magazines on your device with OverDrive. Borrow up to 7 titles a month with your library card.

Accessible outside the library with your Henderson Libraries card Newspaper Archive
NewspaperARCHIVE.com, the largest historical newspaper database online, contains tens of millions of newspaper pages from 1607 to present. Every newspaper in the archive is fully searchable by keyword and date, making it easy for you to quickly explore historical content.

Accessible outside the library with your Henderson Libraries card Newspaper Source Plus
Full-text digital collection of the world's major news content. It includes millions of articles from newspapers, newswires and news magazines. In addition, it offers television and radio transcripts and ongoing daily updates from popular news sources.

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Online Learning

Accessible outside the library with your Henderson Libraries card Brainfuse
Brainfuse ensures that students, adult learners, and job-seekers have access to a personalized, all-in-one learning experience. They can work with live tutors, collaborate with peers, and study on their own.  

Free web resource. No card required Driving Tests
Nevada Driving Permit practice tests.

Free web resource. No card required GCF Learn Free
Learn new words, practice reading, or review those grammar rules.

Free web resource. No card required Khan Academy
Watch instructional videos and go through practice exercises for free online. Included are math, science, computer programming, history, art history, economics, and more.

Accessible outside the library with your Henderson Libraries card LearningExpress Library
LearningExpress Library features online tutorials, practice tests, and e-books to help patrons of all ages. It offers job search and workplace skills improvement, skill building in reading, writing, math, and basic science, career certification and licensure exam prep, college and grad school entrance test prep, GED® test prep, and more.

Free web resource. No card required OWL at Purdue 
Find writing resources and instructional material, and we provide these as a free service of the Writing Lab at Purdue. 

Accessible outside the library with your Henderson Libraries card World Book Online
World Book Online, Dramatic Learning, Early World of Learning, Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos, Kids, Students, and Timelines

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Science

Accessible outside the library with your Henderson Libraries card GreenFILE
GreenFILE is a free research database covering the environmental effects of individuals, corporations and governments and what can be done at each level to minimize negative impacts. It provides thousands of open access full-text records from scholarly, government and general interest sources. 

Accessible outside the library with your Henderson Libraries card Kanopy - Sciences
Find over 2,300 videos on environmental sciences, computer science, astronomy, biology, engineering, and more! Borrow up to 8 titles a month with your library card.

Free web resource. No card required Science.gov
Provides a search of over 36 scientific databases and 200 million pages of science information with just one query, and is a gateway to 1,850+ scientific Websites

Accessible outside the library with your Henderson Libraries card Science Reference Center
Science Reference Center is a comprehensive research database that provides easy access to a multitude of full text science-oriented content. This database contains full text for nearly 640 science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals, etc. Topics covered include: biology, chemistry, earth & space science, environmental science, health & medicine, history of science, life science, physics, science & society, science as inquiry, scientists, technology and wildlife.

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