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  • ABC-CLIO - ABC-CLIO puts many history/government databases all in one place. Here you'll find links to our American Government, American History, Unites States at War, United States Geography, World Geography, Ancient World History and Modern World History databases. Information is focused on history and social studies and is geared towards high school teachers and students. Easy to use with current information, links and pictures, the ABC-CLIO databases are a great place to start on your next history or government paper or project.
  • Academic ASAP - Use this database to find full-text periodical articles on: Current Events, Economics, Education, History, Humanities, Literature and Art, Political Science, Psychology, Religion, Sociology, and more.
  • Academic Search Main - This database provides full-text and peer-reviewed journals essential for graduate and undergraduate studies. Academic Search cover key subject areas providing college students ease of use in conducting their research. Access over 1,960 indexed and abstracted journals, more than 1,900 full-text journals, and 1,350 peer-reviewed full-text journals.
  • American Government - ABC-CLIO's database has feature stories about current events, information about the three branches of government, politics and foreign policy. Geared towards high school teachers and students.
  • American History - From the first explorers in the New World to the developments in today's headlines, this database investigates the people, events, and themes of our nation's evolution. Geared towards high school teachers and students.
  • AtoZdatabases - Search detailed business profiles for investor information, perform market research on U.S. residents based on geography, income, or lifestyle, search the premier job listing database, or use a resume building template.  This database offers powerful information for career, business, and personal research.  
  • Auto Repair Reference Center - Contains information on most major manufacturers of domestic and imported vehicles, with repair information for most vintage makes starting as far back as 1945. New repair procedures are added continuously.

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  • Biography Reference Center - Offers a comprehensive collection of more than 450,000 full-text biographies. 
  • Brainfuse HelpNow™ - provides students with live, on-demand homework help and state-aligned skills building lessons from expert tutors.  Communicate with tutors in real time using a virtual, whiteboard classroom by writing, drawing, and marking-up lessons/web content.  Students can also access a full-service writing lab and an integrated test prep center.  Personalized account tools include the session replay, message center, and the integrated test prep area for a seamless academic assistance.  To use Brainfuse be sure you have the lated version of Java installed and enabled in your Web browser.  If you are unable to connect to a live tutor please call Brainfuse technical support at 1-866-272-4638. 
  • Business Source Elite - Look here for full-text articles from business publications like newspapers and magazines, including nearly 500 peer-reviewed publications. Examples of publications included here are Harvard Business Review, MacWorld, Kiplinger's Personal Finance and much more.

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  • Consumer Reports from EBSCO - An independent, non-profit organization, Consumer Reports publishes articles that help you make smart choices and get the most for your money every day.
  • Culturegrams - (for access while at a library branch click here) - Reports on more than 200 countries, each U.S. state and all 13 Canadian provinces.  Includes history, culture and lifestyles of the world's people.

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  • Discovering Collection - A wide-ranging collection that includes current news and radio items (for example, items from National Public Radio, Face the Nation and Meet the Press) as well as a variety of encyclopedias, this is an excellent resource for students needing general information or current events. It ranks its articles by reading level and includes primary sources as well as collections on cultures, geography, literature, science, and U.S. and world history.

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  • EBSCO Databases - Want to search newspapers, magazine articles and encyclopedias all at once? This database combines them all so you can search across many areas simultaneously. Look here to do a search of our business, academic and health periodical articles as well as science, business and biographical information.
  • ERIC - The Educational Resource Information Center, contains more than 2,200 digests along with references for additional information and citations and abstracts from over 1,000 educational and education-related journals.

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  • General Science Collection - Provides information on all aspects of the scientific world including full text coverage for more than 60 of the most popular science publications. Some examples of the publications included are Discover, International Wildlife and Scientific American.

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  • Health Source - Consumer Edition - Provides information on many health topics including the medical sciences, food sciences and nutrition, childcare, sports medicine and general health. The material contained in this database is intended for informational purposes only.
  • Health Source - Nursing/Academic Edition - Provides nearly 550 scholarly full text journals focusing on many medical disciplines. The material contained in this database is intended for informational purposes only.

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  • ¡Informe! (en español) - El primer recurso electrónico en español, ¡Informe! está específicamente diseñado para satisfacer las necesidades de investigación de los usuarios de habla española. Con artículos de texto completo de las revistas más populares en español y bilingües, proporciona material de referencia hispana de calidad y un interfaz de búsqueda potente y fácil de usar.  The first electronic resource in Spanish, ¡Informe! is specifically designed to meet the research needs of Spanish-speaking users.  With full-text articles from the most popular Spanish-language and bilingual periodicals, it provides quality Hispanic reference material and a powerful, easy-to-use search interface. 
  • InfoTrac - Want to search newspapers, magazine articles and encyclopedias all at once? This database combines them all so you can search across many areas simultaneously. Look here to do a search of our business, academic and health periodical articles as well as science, business and biographical information.
  • Infotrac Junior Edition, K - 12 - Designed for students in middle school to provide access to a variety of indexed and full-text magazines, newspapers and reference books for information on current events, the arts, science, popular culture, health, people, government, history, sports and more.
  • Infotrac Student Edition, K -12 - Designed for high-school students and provides access to a variety of indexed and full-text magazines, newspapers and reference books for information on current events, the arts, science, popular culture, health, people, government, history, sports and more.

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  • JobNow - A revolutionary service for job seekers that features expert resume assistance, live interview preparation and career coaching. The Adult Learning Center offers test preparation, an expert writing lab, and online tutors.
  • Junior Reference Collection - Offers easy access to the core curriculum areas, including history, literature, science, social studies, and more. Contains biographies and lets you search for primary sources, reference materials or multimedia content.

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  • Kids InfoBits - A database developed especially for beginning researchers in Kindergarten through Grade 5. This database covers geography, current events, the arts, science, health, people, government, history, sports and more.

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  • LearningExpress 3.0 - Featuers nearly 1,000 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 prep, GED test prep, and more.    

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  • Mango Languages - An online language learning system that teaches conversational language skills and complete courses in 64 languages and ESL. 
  • MasterFILE Premier - Multidisciplinary database provides full text for thousands of general reference articles covering virtually every subject area of general interest. Includes biographies of artists and historical figures.

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  • Nevada Career Information System - A resource for Nevada residents from the state Department of Employment, Training, and Rehabilitation. Take career aptitude tests, read about education requirements for many careers and find lots of vocational information.
  • Newspaper Archive - (18th Century - 1 year ago) - (in-library use from Downtown Reno and Sparks branches only) - Contains tens of millions of searchable newspaper pages, dating as far back as the 1700s. Includes many, but not all, Reno newspapers from the 1870's through 1977 (use the browse feature to find available dates).  Look here for scanned copies of old articles. Great for genealogy research or looking up historical events.
  • Newspaper Source - Provides selected full text for 260 regional (U.S.), national (U.S.) and international newspapers. It also contains full text television & radio news transcripts.

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  • Online Nevada Encyclopedia - This encyclopedia has been developed with the help of experts at Nevada’s universities, colleges, and state agencies. Look here for arts, business, gaming & tourism information, history, politics and more from a Nevada perspective. Contains many photos and slideshow galleries to explore.

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  • Regional Business News - Full text coverage for regional business journals, newspapers and newswires from all metropolitan and rural areas within the United States.
  • Reno Gazette Journal from Proquest - 1999-present - Search current and archived articles on issues, events, people, government and more.  Each issue is indexed thoroughly, search not only top news stories but also the information contained on the various sections of the paper.  Or browse digital microfilm, which covers 2009 to July, 2012, online.
  • Rocket Languages - Language learning online with your library card. Rocket Languages is an award-winning, interactive, and comprehensive language learning system. Interactive online and downloadable lessons, games, and more for learning at your own pace. Complete language learning programs for 10 languages as well as ESL.

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  • Science in Context - In-depth, one-stop source for all science-related research needs. Focuses on key concepts taught in school classrooms such as earth science, science history, life science, physical science, science and technology, space and much more.
  • Searchasaurus - Especially for children to search thousands of articles, an online general encyclopedia and a lots of information from around the world. Easy to search by topic and includes the ability to search by reading level.
  • Student Resources in Context - Covers all core curriculum areas, including history, literature, science, social studies, and more. Aimed at middle school and high school students, this database lets you search primary sources, academic journals, multimedia, reference and more!

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  • TumbleBooks - A collection of animated, talking picture books which teach young children the joys of reading in a format they'll love.

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  • United States Geography - Aimed at high school students, this database lets you search by state, or explore topics such as Manifest Destiny, U.S.-Mexico border issues, Western expansion and more. State profiles include information on the state’s government, economy, culture and more.

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  • World at War - Provides access to authoritative reference content, pertinent primary sources, and a wealth of historical insight and analysis on the important themes and consequences of all major U.S.- involved wars, from the founding of the country to the present. 
  • World Book - The World Book Web is a suite of online research tools that includes encyclopedia articles, primary source collections, educator tools, student activities, pictures, audio, and video, complemented by current periodicals and related Web sites.
  • World Geography - This database is geared towards high school students and allows you to search by country. Also contains in-depth articles on world issues such as the atomic bomb, the Cold War, Darfur, and foreign relations.
  • World History: Ancient and Medieval Eras - Covers human history in all corners of the globe—from prehistoric times to the beginnings of the Renaissance. Geared towards high school students, this database lets you search by time period or geographic area.
  • World History: The Modern Era - Covers human history in all corners of the globe from 1500 to the present. Geared towards high school students, this database lets you search by time period or geographic area.  

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