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Newspapers, magazines and other publications published from 1693-1877, spanning the colonial period through Reconstruction.
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Gale In Context: Biography offers more than 600,000 authoritative biographical entries covering international figures from all time periods and areas of study. These biographies on the world's most influential people are included alongside videos, audio selections, images, primary sources, and magazine and journal articles from hundreds of major periodicals and newspapers. Users can browse to find people based on occupation, role, or historical period, or search based on name, occupation, nationality, ethnicity, birth/death dates and places, or gender, as well as by keyword and full text.
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The Just for Kids Streaming Collection gives children—and their parents—a thoroughly kid-safe, advertisement-free media platform they can freely explore and enjoy. Including more than 7,400 videos and 2,350 hours of content, Just for Kids has well-loved and respected educational videos such as Sesame Street, Reading Rainbow, The Berenstain Bears, Franklin, and thousands more—plus songs, games, and other interactives that are sure to entertain, educate, and inspire young patrons.
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The LearningExpress Library Complete and PrepSTEP Academic combined database is useful for those looking to improve their core academic skills and prepare for post graduate entrance exams and official occupational certifications. The database is organized into learning centers that contain practice tests, interactive tutorials, e-books, articles and flashcards - all of which are modeled on content from the official tests. Preparatory materials for graduate School Admissions exams including the GRE®, GMAT®, LSAT®, MAT® and MCAT® are found in the PrepSTEP Academic section of the database. Offline study is also available by making use of free iOS and Android apps, but creating a personal account using the above link is necessary beforehand.
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Language learning software with courses in over 110 languages to choose from including English. This database provides a fun, effective, and engaging experience for learners of all levels looking to build their listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills in a foreign language. It combines robust courses, supplemental vocabulary, extensive grammar resources, and mobile apps. It also includes English for speakers of over 30 languages. Apps are available for Android and iOS devices but you must first create a personal account at the link above. An internet connection is required for study.
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