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Homework Help

Get the homework help you need anywhere you connect to the Internet.

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School Preparation (Practice tests, exercises, skill-building courses, etc.)

The leading source for test preparation materials and interactive practice exams based on official tests.

When creating your "Learning Express" user account, enter your DCLS library card barcode number as your username. Creating an account with your library card number will allow access to your selections from any location with an Internet connection and a web browser.  

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Encyclopedia Britannica & SIRS Discoverer

Encyclopedia Britannica

Encyclopedia Britannica serves teachers, educators, librarians, and all ages of students better than ever before. Online learning for pre-school students, curriculum-correlated science materials for middle schools, the definitive Encyclopaedia Britannica for high school and college students, and the list goes on...

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Encyclopedia Britannica

All the same features with a fun interface for children and young adults

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SIRS Discoverer

SIRS Discoverer is an excellent database designed for children. Young researchers can search through magazine articles, maps, videos, World Almanac for Kids, Compton’s Encyclopedia, websites, and more. All of the articles and graphics are carefully selected according to readability level, educational content, and interest.

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Biography

Start Searching Biography in Context

This database integrates award-winning biographies from respected Gale sources with related full-text articles from hundreds of magazines and newspapers, as well as tens of thousands of images and links to vetted websites. Search for people---both current and historic from all eras and fields of endeavor---based on name, occupation, nationality, ethnicity, birth/death dates and places, or gender, as well as keyword and full text. Or, combine search criteria to create a highly-targeted custom search.

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Literature

Start searching Literature Resource Center

Find up-to-date biographical information, overviews, full-text literary criticism and reviews on more than 130,000 writers in all disciplines, from all time periods and from around the world.

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InfoTrac Contemporary Authors

Guide to current writers of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, journalism, drama, motion pictures and television. Author biographies are included. Produced by Thompson Gale.

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Science

Start Searching Science Resource Center

Researching science topics has never been easier -- with Science Resource Center, thousands of topic overviews, experiments, biographies, pictures and illustrations are just a few clicks away and the latest scientific developments are covered in articles from over 200 magazines and academic journals and links to quality web sites. The database covers curriculum-related science topics and offers teachers an easy-to-use tool to identify content directly correlated to state and national standards.

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Wilson Web

Science Full Text Select Edition is a 100% full-text database providing full text articles, with their accompanying indexing and abstracts, of a core selection of science periodicals from the following Wilson periodical databases: Applied Science & Technology Full Text; Biological & Agricultural Index; and General Science Full Text.

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Historical Photographs & Graphics

AP Images

More than 500,000 current and historical photographs and graphics can be searched by date, place and subject. More than 800 photographs are added to the archive daily.

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Harrisburg Patriot-News

Patriot News - News Bank

Newsbank provides full-text access to the Harrisburg Patriot-News from 8/1/1986-present. The database provides basic and advanced searching and can be limited by date.

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Magazine & News Articles (Easily search thousands of newspaper articles)

Info Trac Newsstand

Search a collection of more than 1,000 newspapers, translate articles into 11 different languages, create email alerts, and customize your search options and results format. Produced by Thompson Gale.

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Wilson Web

Wilson OmniFile Full Text, Mega Edition is a multi-disciplinary database providing the complete content - indexing, abstracts, and full text - from six of Wilson's full-text databases: Education Full Text, General Science Full Text, Humanities Full Text, Readers' Guide Full Text, Social Sciences Full Text, and Wilson Business Full Text. Full-text articles from five additional periodical databases are also included when available: Applied Science & Technology Full Text, Art Full Text, Biological & Agricultural Index, Index to Legal Periodicals & Books, and Library Literature & Information Science Full Text. Provided by POWER Library, produced by H.W. Wilson Company.

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Wilson Web

Wilson OmniFile: Full Text Select Edition is a multi-disciplinary, 100% full-text database providing full text articles, with their accompanying indexing and abstracts, from the following Wilson periodical databases: Art Full Text, Applied Science & Technology Full Text, Biological & Agricultural Index, Education Full Text, General Science Full Text, Humanities Full Text, Index to Legal Periodicals & Books, Library Literature & Information Science Full Text, Readers' Guide Full Text, Social Sciences Full Text, Wilson Business Full Text. Provided by POWER Library, produced by H.W. Wilson Company.

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Wilson Web

Readers' Guide Full Text, Select Edition is a 100% full-text database containing comprehensive indexing, abstracting, and full text of the most popular general-interest periodicals published in the United States and Canada.

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Wilson Web

Science Full Text Select Edition is a 100% full-text database providing full text articles, with their accompanying indexing and abstracts, of a core selection of science periodicals from the following Wilson periodical databases: Applied Science & Technology Full Text; Biological & Agricultural Index; and General Science Full Text.

Go to Science Full Text Select

Environmental Information (GO GREEN with GreenFile)

GreenFILE

Offers information covering all aspects of human impact to the environment. Its collection of scholarly, government and general-interest titles includes content on the environmental effects of individuals, corporations and governments, and what can be done at each level to minimize these effects. Topics covered include climate change, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling, and more. Provided by POWER Library, produced by EBSCO.

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