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This general reference database for grades 6-12 provides full-text coverage of many topics via magazines, newspapers, reference books, eBooks, biographies, radio and tv news transcripts, primary source documents, maps, images, and more. For educators, it also includes lesson plans, professional development materials, and a Curriculum Standards Module.

Students planning to attend college or career school can learn about and apply for grants, loans and work-study funds.

Using Freegal (rhymes with "legal"), you can download 5 DRM-free MP3 songs every week to your computer, iOS or Android device. Search a catalog containing millions of songs. Directions on how to download songs from Freegal to your device may be found on this page.

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Search tens of thousands of encyclopedic entries across a variety of subject areas.

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Pronounced "Chim-meks," this online version of the classic print encyclopedia provides comprehensive information on thousands of species, including information on evolution and taxonomy, physical characteristics, distribution, habitat, behavior, feeding ecology and diet, reproductive biology, conservation status, and significance to humans.

Offers detailed how-to instructions and creative ideas to meet the interests of virtually every hobby enthusiast. Full text is provided from leading hobby and craft magazines, including Bead & Button, Creative Knitting, FineScale Modeler, Quilter's World, and more.

Research the political, social, and cultural history of Indigenous Peoples in the United States and Canada from the 16th century until well into the 20th century. Explore the impact of invasion and colonization on Indigenous Peoples in North America, and the intersection of Indigenous and European histories and systems of knowledge through the use of manuscripts, monographs, newspapers, photographs, motion pictures, images of artwork, and more.

Archive.org is an online resource that offers permanent access to millions of free full-text scanned books

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Offers in-depth articles to objectively understand the crucial issues of the day in politics, business, government and society, family and community, education, and popular culture. Updated weekly, Issues & Controversies provides the latest related news coverage from Reuters as well as a variety of helpful background information such as the key pro/con arguments, primary documents and chronologies of related events.

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