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Saturday, August 9, 2014

The Library WonderSource

Posted by Katherine R.

One underutilized resource at the library is our database collection. Because the kids are all heading back to school, in this post we're highlighting databases that are useful for students. No matter what the topic, we have a WonderSource to help you find the information you need. It's important to realize that these are all print sources that are available online only through the library.  Making things even easier for school projects, source citations are included at the bottom of each article. And, with your library card number, most can be conveniently accessed from your home computer. 

Biography in Context
If you need biographical information about a historical or contemporary figure, this is the place to look. There are entries on 528,000 people. You'll find multi-media content like videos, images, magazines and newspapers. Kids will also find this fun to look at for information on their favorite actors, athletes, writers, and singers.

Issues and Controversies
This database helps students understand the crucial issues we face today, exploring more than 800 topics in business, politics, government, education, and popular culture. This is a great resource for helping kids understand both sides of an issue.  

Testing & Education Reference Center
You can access 300 practice tests and courses, a scholarship search tool, and a college search tool. Included in the practice tests are High School Advanced Placement (AP) tests, ACT, PSAT, SAT, SAT subject tests. To take practice tests you will need to create and account.

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