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African-American History Online

Explore African-American history and culture through images, biographies, primary sources, maps, graphs and timelines.

American & English Literature Collection

Full-text digital versions of works in American and English literature, including poetry, drama and prose.

AtoZ World Culture

Find information on world history, cultures, languages, foods, religions, and much more.

Biography in Context

Biography in Context contains more than 600,000 biographies covering newsmakers and historical figures.

Biography Reference Bank

Tens of thousands of biographies and obituaries. Includes photographs..

BookFlix

Scholastic BookFlix pairs video storybooks with nonfiction eBooks. We recommend using Chrome or Firefox.

Citation Help from OSU Libraries

Help on a variety of citation styles, including a citation builder.

CultureGrams

Get information on U.S. States and countries of the world – history, customs, recipes, maps…

Elementary in Context

Provides age-appropriate content on topics including animals, arts, geography, social studies, technology and more.

Explora for Primary Students

Student research tool with news, magazines and encyclopedia articles for grades K-5.

Explora for Secondary Students

Student research tool with news, journals, magazines and encyclopedia articles for grades 6-12.

Gale Literature

Research authors and their literature through biographies, reviews, analysis and criticism.

HelpNow

Online school help, including live tutoring, writing assistance and test prep. We recommend using Chrome…

History in Context – U.S.

Reference and multimedia content, plus primary sources, about key events and people in U.S. history.

History in Context – World

Reference and multimedia content, plus primary sources, about world history.

Literary Reference Center

Information on thousands of authors and their works including plot summaries, criticisms, author biographies and…

Literature Reference Library

Virtual reference library of eBooks on novels, poetry, drama and other types of literature for…

Mango Languages

Self-directed language instruction for 71 languages.

Opposing Viewpoints in Context

Information “for” and “against” a wide variety of social issues.

OverDrive Kids

Find your favorite eBooks and eAudiobooks for kids.

OverDrive Teens

Find your favorite eBooks and eAudiobooks for teens.

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