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Consumer Reports Online

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Encyclopedia Britannica Online

Complete access to all 32 Encylopedia Britannica volumes. Includes encyclopedia articles, a world atlas, online dictionary and related articles from newspapers and magazines.

Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia

This database provides over 25,000 encyclopedic entries covering a variety of subject areas.

Points of View Reference Center

Points of View Reference Center is a full-text database designed to provide students with a series of essays that present multiple sides of a current issue. The database provides 200 topics, each with an overview (objective background/description), point (argument) and counterpoint (opposing argument). Available from EBSCOhost.

World Book Kids

World Book Kids is an engaging, verified, and trustworthy digital resource developed especially for elementary-aged students to research general information.  It features image-driven navigation and an intuitive user experience.  Find thousands of easy-to-read articles packed with stunning illustrations, videos, interactive maps, and a wealth of engaging games and activities.