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Salem History

Salem History

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Description: Contains great historical reference books including: Great Lives From HistoryThe Decades In America, and Milestone Documents. A great place to start your research.

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Salem Literature

Salem Literature

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Description: Contains the series Critical Survey and Masterplots, great resources for plot summaries, author biographies, and outlines of the major themes discussed in literary works.

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ProQuest Digital Sanborn Maps 1867-1970

Sanborn Maps – Illinois Collection

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Description: Founded in 1867 by D. A. Sanborn, the Sanborn Map Company was the primary American publisher of fire insurance maps for nearly 100 years. The maps provide a wealth of information, such as building outline, size and shape. Come explore Illinois’s rich and diverse building history.

 

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Scholastic BookFlix

Scholastic BookFlix

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Description: Online literacy resource that pairs classic fictional video storybooks with related nonfiction eBooks. Reinforces core reading skills and introduces students to a world of knowledge and exploration. Includes helpful educator’s tools.

 

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Scholastic go!

Scholastic Go!

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Description: Incorporates Grolier Online databases, including Amazing Animals, America the Beautiful, American Heritage Children’s Dictionary, American Heritage Children’s Thesaurus, Lands and People, New Book of Knowledge and New Book of Popular Science.

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Science Online

Science Online

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Description: Presents a broad range of scientific disciplines through extensive essays, videos, diagrams, definitions, biographies, and experiments.

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Science Reference Center

Science Reference Center

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Description: Contains full text for hundreds of science magazines, journals, encyclopedias, reference books and a vast collection of images.

 

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ScienceFlix

ScienceFlix

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Description: Highly engaging, interactive, curriculum-driven digital resource with reading levels for students in grades 4 through 9. Includes videos, experiments and information on careers in science.

 

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Shakespeare Survey

Shakespeare Survey

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Description: A great resource from Cambridge University Press for students and Shakespeare lovers. Since 1948 Survey has published the best international scholarship in English, and many of its essays have become classics of Shakespeare criticism. Each volume is devoted to a theme, or play, or group of plays. The books are illustrated with a variety of Shakespearean images and production photographs.

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Skills First Master Your Story

Skills First (formerly Optimal Resume)

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Description: Create resumes, cover letters, online portfolios and career documents. Practice interviewing skills and even create a video resume. Log in with your Optimal Resume credentials to transfer your documents over to the updated Skills First platform.

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Small Engine Repair Reference Center

Small Engine Repair Reference Center

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Description: Provides detailed yet user-friendly repair guides for all manner of small engines.

 

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Statistical Abstract

Statistical Abstract of the United States

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Description: The ProQuest Statistical Abstract of the United States is the authoritative and comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic conditions of the United States. User Guide

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