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Biography in Context includes full-text articles from reference books and periodicals. Search for people by name, job, gender, ethnicity or nationality.
Books & Authors is specially designed to complement the browsing habits of today's Web user, integrating easy-to-follow menus that allow users to broaden and narrow their searches according to author, title, series, awards and other criteria. An "if you like" search connects readers to themes and genres that may have otherwise gone unnoticed.
Contemporary Literary Criticism Select is an extensive collection of more than 11,000 critical essays on contemporary authors. Each CLC--Select entry contains a biographical/critical introduction, a list of principal works, critical essays, and sources for further study. Updated monthly, Contemporary Literary Criticism--Select allows users to search by author name, title of work, nationality, subject/genre, ethnicity, critic name, and more.
CultureGrams has up-to-date information on countries and their cultures. Includes an atlas, flags, pictures and recipes from around the world!
eLibrary offers more than 2,000 full-text sources. Includes magazines, newspapers, books, television/radio transcripts, maps, pictures, and audio/video clips.
Health & Wellness Resource Center provides instant access to carefully compiled and trusted medical reference materials. Includes nearly 400 health/medical journals, hundreds of pamphlets, over 700 health-related videos from partner Healthology, Inc., and articles from 2,200 general interest publications in addition to a broad collection of Thomson Gale reference titles. Material contained in this Resource Center is intended for informational purposes only.
InfoTrac Newsstand provides access to more than 1,000 major U.S. regional, national and local newspapers as well as leading titles from around the world.
Opposing Viewpoints covers today’s hottest social issues, from capital punishment to immigration, to violent video games. This cross-curricular research tool supports science, social studies, current events, and language arts classes. Its informed, differing views present each side of an issue and help students develop information literacy, critical thinking skills, and the confidence to draw their own valid conclusions.
Prince William County Public Library System provides access to electronic resources and e-books from public libraries in Prince William County. You will need a PWC Public Library card to log in.
World Book Online includes the Online Reference Center, World Book Kids, Spanish Encyclopedia, and the U.S. and Political Science & Law Research Libraries, in addition to the World Book Encyclopedia, Atlas, Dictionary, and more.