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Covering more than 500 years of the African-American history. Users can start their investigation of a topic with a video or slideshow overview, use the key content called out on the homepage to find an entryway into the database, or dig deep into an era through the Topic Centers. Read about key figures and events, examine famous speeches and other primary sources, and get context from the timelines.

Visitors will find historical newspaper articles, pamphlets, diaries, correspondence and more from specific time periods in U.S. history marked by the opposition African Americans have faced on the road to freedom. The selected primary source documents are curated around six time periods: Resistance to Slavery and the Abolitionist Movement (1790-1860), The Civil War and the Reconstruction Era (1861-1877), Jim Crow Era from 1878 to the Great Depression (1878-1932), The New Deal and World War II (1933-1945), The Civil Rights and Black Power Movements (1946-1975) and The Contemporary Era (1976-2000).

Britannica School is an online information resource designed for grades K-12 that provides multimedia resources for lessons and lesson planning, curriculum support, student and teacher research, and homework help.

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and find this database listed alphabetically.

The award-winning Gale Literature: Dictionary of Literary Biography provides comprehensive access to the series dedicated to making literature and its creators better understood and more accessible to students and interested readers while simultaneously satisfying the standards of librarians, teachers, and scholars. The series provides reliable information on authors and their works in an easy to understand, engaging format, while placing writers in the larger perspective of literary history. Dictionary of Literary Biography includes the main series, documentary, and yearbook volumes.

Provides critical overviews of the most-studied plays of all time periods, nations, and cultures. Includes discussions of themes, characters, critical reception, dramatic devices and traditions as well as cultural and historical context.

eBooks from The Alabama Virtual Library include e-book encyclopedia from Britannica, Gale and Oxford Reference. Includes Native Peoples of America, Discover America, Illustrated Science Library, Discovery Library (for younger readers), and more!

Engaging interface for schools and public libraries. Provides students with easy-to-use features and age-appropriate content from the world’s leading magazines and reference books.

Engaging interface for schools and public libraries. Provides students with easy-to-use features and age-appropriate content from the world’s leading magazines and reference books.

Kid Friendly Interface. Search by Lexile range. Access over 16,000 images, 600 videos and 1,700 charts and graphs. Topics covered are Arts, Animals, Geography, Health, Literature, Science & Technology, and more.

Research in Context combines Gale's reference content with age-appropriate videos, newspapers, magazines, primary sources, and much more. Students will find support to complete assignments in core subjects including literature, science, social studies, and history. Audience: middle school, high school

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Cross search these collections: Literature Resource Center, LitFinder, Literature Criticism Online, MLA International Bibliography, Dictionary of Literary Biography Complete Online, Contemporary Authors Online, Twayne's Authors Series, Scribner Writers Series.

Designed for high school students, with 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.

A comprehensive full text history reference database. Features more than 640,000 full-text records from peer-reviewed journals, reference books, periodicals and more. Includes more than 74,000 primary source documents, more than 81,000 biographies of historical figures, and nearly 2,000 full-text reference books, encyclopedias and non-fiction books. Plus, full text and selective content from more than 150 leading history periodicals and multimedia content including more than 43,000 images and 80+ hours of video.

Students in grades K-12, entry level college and adult learners can receive specialized one-to-one professional tutoring help through any internet-enabled computer or mobile device in the areas of math, science, English, social studies and writing. This service is also available in Spanish.

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Designed specifically for public libraries, this multidisciplinary database provides full text for nearly 1,700 periodicals with full-text information dating as far back as 1975. Covering subject areas of general interest, MasterFILE Premier also contains full text for nearly 500 reference books and over 164,400 primary source documents, as well as an Image Collection of over 592,000 photos, maps & flags.

Provides critical overviews of novels from various cultures and time periods. Includes discussions of plot, characters, themes and structure as well as the work's cultural and historical significance.

Animals, Dinosaurs & Science! PebbleGo is designed for K-3 students. Packed with informational articles, ready-made activities, and literacy supports for students of all abilities, it boosts engagement and fosters independent learning in core subject areas.

A tool for learning to evaluate and understand a particular issue from all sides, delve into current events, or help student to formalize debate with a balanced perspective of the issues (left, right and center). Contains over 270 topics which each includes an Overview, a Point and a Counter Point Essay, as well as a Critical Thinking Guide for further research.

Learn on your own time. Video-based courses for people interested in professional or personal growth. Get feedback from professional instructors and connect with other students. Courses available 24/7 in over 30 subject areas, from Personal Finance to Yoga.

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