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Literary Resources


Gale Literature Resource Center is the premier Internet resource for information on literary figures from all time periods. The foundation of the Literature Resource Center is built on Gale's three hallmark author databases: Contemporary Authors Online; Contemporary Literary Criticism Select; and Dictionary of Literary Biography Online. (Bibliography Maker) can assist you by creating your resources onto a bibiliography page in the format required by your instructor - MLA, APA, Chicago or Turabian. Free, but registration required.

Biography Resources


Gale Biography in Context combines over 432,000 biographies on more than 340,000 people from over 980 volumes of more than 135 respected Gale sources such as Contemporary Authors, Encyclopedia of World Biography, and Marquis Who's Who, with over 538,000 full-text articles from nearly 300 magazines.

E-Books for Research


Remember all those big reference books the library wouldn't let you check out? Many are now available for viewing online or downloading to your e-reader! There are also nonfiction e-books in areas such as biography, business, computers, literature, medicine and science.

EBSCO Ebooks Online is a collection of e-books on many research topics. GALILEO password required for at home/office usage.

Gale Directory Library offers you an online collection of premier directories such as the Encyclopedia of Associations and Gale Directory of Publications and Broadcast Media.

Gale Reference Library has e-book versions of standard reference books such as Gale Encyclopedia of Science and American Men and Women of Science.

Salem Press History (remote access) is a robust online database that includes the complete content of printed reference sets. Great for history research!

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GALILEO stands for GeorgiA LIbrary LEarning Online, an initiative of the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia. GALILEO provides access to over 100 databases indexing thousands of periodicals and scholarly journals. Over 2000 journal titles are provided in full-text. Other resources include encyclopedias, business directories, and government publications. Get the password for off-site access.
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Mango Languages


Mango Languages is a language- and culture-learning resource that offers access to 60 foreign language courses and 17 English courses taught completely in the user’s native language. Each lesson combines real-life situations and audio from native speakers with simple, clear instructions. The courses are presented with an appreciation for cultural nuance and real-world application by focusing on the four key elements of language learning: vocabulary, pronunciation, grammar, and culture.

Offsite access requires GALILEO password.

New York Times Archives

New York Times Archives Allows you to search and retrieve for free articles from the NY times back to 1851. Note: years 1923-1986 require a document delivery fee.



WorldCat lets you search the collections of libraries in your community and thousands more around the world. It contains over 1.5 billion records in over 400 languages. You can use WorldCat to request that we buy or borrow materials for you.