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Online Resources

The following are databases to which the library has subscribed and websites that are affiliated with the library or host library-owned content. For an A-Z listing of all online resources, click here.

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Britannica School

Access point for Britannica's encyclopedia content for children in elementary, middle and high school.Details:Every article and image have a citation. Double-click on a word for definitions, pronunciations, and Spanish translation. Switch between levels to find appropriately challenging articles.  

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The following are third-party websites suggested by library staff for your consideration according to our Materials Selection Procedure. Use these websites at your own risk; they are not controlled or monitored by the library.

Animal Diversity Web

This University of Michigan resource is an online database and encyclopedia of animal natural history, built through contributions from students, photographers and many others.

Web Animals and Pets Encyclopedia

Encyclopedia Britannica

A free online encyclopedia.

Web Encyclopedia

Search over 200 individual encyclopedias and reference books from the worlds most trusted publishers.

Web Encyclopedia

The World Factbook

This Central Intelligence Agency resource provides basic intelligence on the history, people, government, economy, energy, geography, environment, communications, transportation, military, terrorism and transnational issues for 266 world entities.

Web Encyclopedia Government