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  • History & literature eBooks, including the series Daily Life, Critical Companions, Literature in Context, as well as American Slavery: A Composite Autobiography.

  • With 5,000+ interactive books, educational games, puzzles, and other learning activities, ABCmouse’s award-winning online curriculum is an invaluable resource for young learners (ages 2-7+). From Age of Learning, Inc.

  • Business research from journals, trade publications, market research reports, dissertations, and working papers.

  • Local and regional business information with news about local companies, analysis, information on local markets and more.

  • Business, Management and Trade - scholarly and trade journal articles, dissertations, SSRN working papers, business cases and global and trade news.

  • Trade, Industry-focused information; includes in-depth coverage of companies, products, executives, trends and other topics.

  • Statistical, analytical and mapping tool designed to aid economic and community development decision making.

  • ProQuest® African American Heritage is a groundbreaking digital resource exclusively devoted to African American family history research.

    This collection was created in partnership with leading African American genealogists and recognized leaders in genealogical information to develop a comprehensive mix of resources, records, and tools specifically pertaining to African Americans.

    As a consequence of slavery and the changing legal status of African Americans, research in this area can be more challenging than other genealogical inquiries.

    ProQuest African American Heritage helps individuals address these unique issues by not only bringing together records critical to African American family research, but also by connecting them to a community of research experts, whose mentoring and assistance can frequently be the difference between research success and futility.

  • Poems from 1750-1900 including Lucy Terry Prince, Phillis Wheatley, Jupiter Hammon, Paul Laurence Dunbar, and more.

  • Find poems written from 1650-1920. Includes Anne Bradstreet, Emily Dickinson, Edgar Allan Poe, Phillis Wheatley, Walt Whitman and Herman Melville.

  • Life histories of former slaves compiled from 4,000 interviews with ex-slaves.

  • Ancestry® Library Edition, distributed exclusively by ProQuest and powered by Ancestry.com, delivers billions of records in census data, vital records, directories, photos, and more.

    Ancestry Library Edition brings the world’s most popular consumer online genealogy resource to your library. It’s an unprecedented online collection of individuals from North America, the United Kingdom, Europe, Australia, and more.

    Answers await everyone—whether professional or hobbyist, expert or novice, genealogist or historian—inside the more than 7,000 available databases. Here, you can unlock the story of you with sources like censuses, vital records, immigration records, family histories, military records, court and legal documents, directories, photos, maps, and more.

  • Learn about Japanese animation (anime) and Japanese comics (manga).

  • Journal articles, conference proceedings, scientific reports, books and theses with a comprehensive focus on trade, technical and scientific literature concerning all aspects of water resources.

  • The only abstracts journal devoted exclusively to research and policy on the contamination of oceans, seas, lakes, rivers and estuaries.

  • Searching for books with a corresponding AR Quiz is easy with AR BookFinder. Students, teachers, parents, and librarians can search in English or Spanish using criteria such as ATOS book level (or ATOS 2000), interest level, title, author, fiction/nonfiction, subject, award-winners, state lists, CCSS Exemplars, and more. There is no easier way to find books that are both appropriate and interesting to individual students. With more than 160,000 AR Quizzes—over 70,000 nonfiction—kids will never run out of books to read.

  • Access to primary source information, including birth and death records, ship logs, and cemetery records.

  • For researchers, ArticleFirst contains descriptions on the table of contents of journals in science, technology, medicine, social science, business, and the humanities.

  • An educational resource from the North Carolina Museum of Art. Explore works of art that are teachable across disciplines and grade levels. Includes lesson plans, concept maps and portfolios.

  • "Hipster Librarian" shares the hottest new DIY craft projects that you can make. These aren't your grandmother's projects!