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Biography

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Covering more than 500 years of the African-American experience, African-American History offers a fresh way to explore the full spectrum of African-American history and culture. Read about key figures and events, examine famous speeches and other primary sources, and get context from the in-depth timelines.

Comprehensive source for literary research on writers and their works throughout history and the world

Encyclopedia articles about people, places and things with pictures, maps, videos and activities.

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Encyclopedia articles, current magazines, recommended websites, an atlas, biographies, news, pop-up dictionary and thesaurus, multimedia includes images, videos, and audio clips

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Full text of more than 600 subject-specific encyclopedias, biographies, chronologies and dictionaries — all from well-respected publishers

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Countries, states and provinces with maps, flags, photos, recipes and famous people

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A collection of ebooks on various subjects.

Provides access to information from magazines and books on many topics for elementary students

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Provides access to information on many topics from magazines, newspapers, books, biographies, country reports, primary sources, video and more for high school students

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Provides access to information on many topics from magazines, newspapers, books, biographies, country reports, primary sources, video and more for middle school students

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Provides access to information from many sources on most topics for teen through adult public library patrons

Explore the endless possibilities and combinations of books, authors, genres and topics

More than 600,000 biographies of people from around the world and throughout history

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Full-text articles from 120+ children’s magazines, reference sources and newspapers

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Delivers up-to-date information on frequently studied topics in biology, chemistry, physics, math, and more

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Provides primary sources, biographies and reference overviews, videos, articles from premium publications, and more on the most significant people, events, and topics in U.S. History

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Provides primary sources, biographies and reference overviews, videos, articles from premium publications, and more tracing global history from ancient societies to modern conflicts

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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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Information from major respected reference works, books, literary journals

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This extensive list of actors, American Indians, explorers, scientists and women are a few categories found in this content rich resource. Young learners will find the navigation simple yet engaging and a wealth of information for research projects.

Comprehensive full-text database covering the major scientific fields of study: biology, chemistry, earth & space science, environmental science, health & medicine, history of science, life science, physics, science and society, science as inquiry, scientists, technology and wildlife

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Links to quality online content for South Carolina-related topics, including subjects in the South Carolina curriculum standards

Ebooks

Profiles of significant contributors to business and industry, past and present, written especially for high school students

Provides information on the history of science through articles on the professional lives of scientists from all periods of science from classical antiquity to modern times are represented

Computer Technology Innovators examines over 120 individuals and personalities who had an innovative and influential impact on the development and evolution of the Internet, with an emphasis on early pioneers, such as inventors and engineers, and influential founders and executives of computer companies

Encyclopedia of World Biography, 2nd ed., 23v, 2004, with supplements

A multicultural biographical source that covers notable individuals from every part of the world and from all time periods who have made significant contributions to human culture

An easy-to-use source for librarians, students and other researchers, each volume of this series provides illustrated biographical articles on approximately 70 children’s authors and artists. Entries cover: personal life, career, writings and works in progress, adaptations, additional sources and photographs

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Worldwide coverage of important men and women in all areas of achievement who flourished in the ancient world through the twentieth century plus inventors, scientists and the notorious

Biographies of over 120 individuals who had an innovative and influential impact on the development and evolution of the Internet, with an emphasis on Dot Com founders and leaders

Scientists and inventors made astonishing breakthroughs in astronomy, medicine, physics, and more. Readers examine the scientific revolution, profiling Isaac Newton, Nicolaus Copernicus, Galileo, and many other great thinkers who transformed the scientific and mechanical worlds

Presents original scholarly biographies of notable Americans. Profiles careers and achievements as well as biographical data including family members; educational background; names of spouses and marriage and divorce dates; addresses of residences; and cause of death and place of burial

A two-volume biographical resource for key individuals of the 1960s. Presents 500 entries describing Americans who defined the decade, including politicians, athletes, entertainers, and artists, among many others. The alphabetically arranged entries focus on the individual’s activities during the 1960s and include photos and bibliographies. For students and general readers

A two-volume biographical resource for professional sports figures. Presents over 600 entries covering a who’s who of American sports, including athletes, coaches, owners, and media personalities. Each entry provides a brief introduction, photo, detailed biography, career highlights, and a bibliography. For general readers

Nearly 1,000 articles, supported by an extensive collection of photos, maps, lists, sidebars, and other materials, provide a complete survey of major monarchies, ruling families, kingdoms, and empires around the world, past and present

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List of South Carolina governors since colonial times with links to biographies.

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