BBC History Magazine focusing on the medieval period.
Arts, History, and Humanities
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Full-text searchable reviews of book, music, and DVD/video titles.
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Dictionary of Literary Biography Complete Online provides more than 16,000 biographical and critical essays on the lives, works, and careers of the world's most influential literary figures from all eras and genres. Comprised of the award-winning Dictionary of Literary Biography series, which over its 30-year history has been dedicated to making literature and its creators better understood and more accessible to students and interested readers, DLB Complete Online includes the DLB main series, the DLB Documentary Series, and the DLB Yearbook Series - all delivered in an easy-to-use 24/7 online format that matches the exact look and feel of the print originals.
Reliable content from the world's leading magazines and reference books in the EBSCO databases. Browse categories organized by popular topic, with overviews that provide a starting point for your research; or use the simple search that quickly delivers relevant results, including primary source documents, news articles, and Associated Press videos.
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Fact Monster is a free reference site for students, teachers, and parents. Get homework help and find facts on thousands of subjects.
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Literary criticism, author biographies and business resources. Includes Twayne's and Scribner.
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Provides free learning tools and lessons for kids from grades K-College.
Know Louisiana is a digital encyclopedia all about the state of Louisiana. It is a project of the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities.
Information from major respected reference works, books, literary journals as well as original content from EBSCO Information Services.
Gale™ takes literature, history and culture to the next level with the largest, most extensive compilation of literary commentary available: Literature Criticism Online.
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An online library of over 144,000 digital materials about Louisiana's history, culture, places, and people.
Take a free course with Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Courses are available on a variety of topics and include video lecture and class notes and other documents. Course credit is not available for completed courses.
List of free online courses offered by universities and others.
NoveList K-8 is especially for younger readers. It has reading recommendations for both fiction and nonfiction, for kids in grades K-8. Use it to find just the right books for every reader.
Reading recommendations to help you find your next book.
Search through over 70 popular magazines for elementary school research with primary search. All full text articles contain lexile levels.
Purdue University's Online Writing Lab provides guides and tutorials for learning English grammar, research citation styles, and much more.
Provides extensive coverage on topics related to world religions, religious history, biblical studies, and the history of philosophy. This collection contains nearly 300 journals, including 250 peer reviewed titles. The Religion and Philosophy Collection is provided by EBSCOhost.
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An encyclopedia designed for middle school and jr. high students, World Book Discover features easy to read articles and includes reading comprehension questions to help students focus on key concepts.
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Online version of the renowned encyclopedia.
Available in French and Spanish.