If you're looking for maps for study, travel, or fun, check out A to Z Maps Online. Discover USGS topographic maps, historical maps from over four centuries of map making, country and outline maps for the world and much more. You can download maps in PDF format for reuse and reference later. Available for use in the Cedar Mill Community Library and the Bethany Branch.
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The Speeches, The Presidents, and Their Times: Get a unique glimpse into our nation's history as you read the speeches of America's greatest leaders, exactly as they were delivered. Each speech is preceded by an introductory, fact-filled section that includes photographs, political background, and sidebars.
Provides detailed information on the different habitats, life cycles, and natural history of frogs, toads, newts, salamanders, and the rare caecilians
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Provides an introduction to the polar regions and the plants and animals that survive in such hostile conditions.
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Presents the history of weapons and armor through the ages. Describes the design, construction and workings of various weapons, and discusses how methods of warfare have changed.
external:Biography in Context
Provides 330,000 full length biographies on more than 220,000 people. Artists, religious leaders, newsmakers and scientists are among the biographies found in this service.
Provides detailed information on birds' habitats, diet, and sizes, as well as other interesting facts about birds.
Provides detailed information on butterflies' habitats, diet, and sizes, as well as other interesting facts about butterflies.
Describes the castles of the Middle Ages and the lives of the people who lived in them.
Provides information on the American Civil War including, the issues that divided the country, the battles that shaped the conflict, and the birth of the reunited states.
Find timely, critical analyses of key literary works authored by more than 600 novelists, poets, short story writers, playwrights, and other creative writers. Users can access biographical and critical introductions to major and new authors, find full-text criticism of major literary works, and target sources for further research.
Credo Reference is a full-text online reference service including over three million entries from titles by the world's best reference publishers. Find information in dictionaries, thesauri, encyclopedias, multi-lingual references, quotations and atlases, plus a wide range of subject-specific titles covering everything from art to accountancy, science to Shakespeare and law to literature. Available for use in the Cedar Mill Community Library and the Bethany Branch.
Learn about the history, customs, and everyday life of countries around the world. Three editions: World Edition features concise, reliable, and up-to-date reports on 190 countries; Kids Edition features a colorful collection of 68 country reports perfect for school projects and homework assignments; States Edition offers kid-friendly reports on all 50 states. Switch between editions with a simple click.
Provides an introduction to the harsh world of hot and cold deserts and the people, plants, and animals that live in them.
Provides detailed information on world of dinosaurs. Describes their sizes, how they looked, how they lived, and how they behaved.
Aimed at middle school and high school students, Discovering Collection provides in-depth content in literature, history, biography, science, and social studies. Students are able to access a variety of resources that will help them conduct research, complete assignments, create presentations and more.
external:Encyclopedia Britannica Online
Explore the updated online encyclopedia from Encyclopedia Britannica with hundreds of thousands of articles, biographies, videos, images, and web sites.
Including the addition of 25 new species, this new 2nd edition is completely updated to reflect the changes in endangered and threatened status. Color photographs and maps provide further illustrate the many species threatened by extinction, including amphibians, birds, crustaceans, fish, insects, mammals, mollusks, reptiles, and more.
Covers of environmental issues and policies, including diverse perspectives from the scientific community, governmental policy makers, as well as corporate interests.
Includes 97 chapters with nearly 300 science experiments
Provides detailed information on the world of exploration, from early expeditions to high-tech trips into space.
Provides detailed information on world of fish, including how they evolved, how they live, and their habitats.
Provides an introduction to the history of flight and explores the various aircraft in use today.
Provides information on what fossils are, how they were formed, and how they lived millions of years ago.
Illustrates the visions of the future of scientists, artists and inventors through the ages. Presents a view of a world we are yet to know, in the twenty-first century and beyond.
external:Gale Virtual Reference Library
Search a collection of dozens of online reference books for adults and kids. Find reliable, authoritative information in the fields of history, social sciences, government & law, religion, science & technology, biography, and literature.
Global Reference on the Environment, Energy, and Natural Resources. A new, authoritative online resource that focuses on the academic study of sustainability and the environment. It allows users to navigate issue, organization, and country portals and provides news, video, primary source documents, interactive maps, refereed case studies, and more in research categories such as energy systems, healthcare, food, and green collar jobs.
Provides detailed information on the world of horses and ponies. Describes their natural history, their role in civilization, and many other interesting facts.
Provides detailed information on the human body's structure, function, and disorders.
external:InfoTrac Student Edition
Provides high-school students with access to a variety of full-text magazines, newspapers, podcasts, and reference books for information on topics most important to their curriculum including: current events, the arts, science, health, people, government, history, sports and more.
Provides detailed information on the world of insects. Describes the variety and complexity of insects, their structure, life cycles and behavior.
The IPL is many things: The first public library of and for the Internet community; An experiment, trying to discover and promote the most effective roles and contributions of librarians to the Internet and vice versa; And, a group of highly talented, creative, strong-willed people, working hard
Provides an introduction to a variety of inventions, both ancient and modern, that have changed the world.
Provides an introduction to the plants, animals and insects of the world's jungles.
This periodical database is designed for students in junior high and middle school with access to a variety of indexed and full-text magazines, newspapers and reference books for information on current events, the arts, science, popular culture, health, people, government, history, sports and more.
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Provides middle school and high school students access to biographies; information on authors and their works; data on science and scientists; information on states, nations and provinces; resources for the study of African-Americans, Hispanic Americans, Native North Americans and Asian Americans; information on foods and recipes of the world; and more.
Designed specifically for students in grades 5-12, this reference set includes information on the physical properties and characteristics of nearly 200 countries.
An easy-to-use, systematic guide to the history and current status of 315 cultural groups outside the United States, including 25 groups new to the set. In nine volumes, the Encyclopedia is intended to offer students background and current status on cultures of the countries they are most likely to study.
For students in kindergarten through grade five. Includes more than 100 full-text, age-appropriate magazines, more than 6,400 searchable, indexed images, Merriam-Webster's Elementary Dictionary and 1,200 maps, flags and seals and over 1,700 colorful charts and graphs. Subject categories include animals, arts and entertainment, geography, health, history and social studies, inventions and technology, plants, people, science and math, sports, stories and literature, and transportation.
Provides information on the world and lives of knights.
LearningExpress Library helps you boost your skills for success in your education and your career. It provides tutorials, practice tests and e-books to help you prepare for GED or college prep exams, and improve your reading, writing and arithmetic skills at many levels. Study for the US citizenship exam, or prepare for various career exams such as CDL, ASVAB, and more. You can also learn how to use your Windows or Mac computer, along with Microsoft Office software and Adobe programs like Photoshop.
Discover why a wallaby has a pouch. Find out how to recognize animal footprints. See how newborn mice develop. Be an eyewitness to the lives of your remarkable relatives, the mammals--from hedgehogs and bats to elephants and bushbabies.
Mango uses real-life situations and conversations to teach a new language. By listening to and repeating material designed from native conversations, you'll not only learn the individual words and phrases, you'll know how they're used in practical situations and conversations. You'll learn more than grammar, vocabulary and conjugation; you'll learn how to communicate. Language courses include Spanish, ESL for Spanish speakers, Japanese, French, German, Italian, Greek, Russian, Mandarin Chinese, and many others.
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Provides information on the civilizations of North American Indians
Provides an introduction to the natural history, geology, and exploration of the world's vast oceans.
Presents the history of the Olympic games from ancient Greece to the present.
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All the information needed to fully understand an issue: pro and con viewpoint articles; reference articles that provide context; full-text magazines, academic journals, and newspapers; primary source documents; government and organizational statistics; multimedia, including images and podcasts; and links to hand-selected web sites.
external:Oregon Career Information System
Provides an overview of occupations, industries, military employment, self employment, job searching, local and national schools and financial aid. The emphasis is on Oregon.
Provides information on the world and lives of pirates.
Provides an introduction to the world of plants, including the natural history of plant anatomy and growth.
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Provides an introduction to the plant and animal life that thrives in freshwater habitats.
Features full-text coverage of 1,000 of the most searched magazines across Gale's InfoTrac product line, including Newsweek, Atlantic Monthly, PC Magazine, People Weekly, Smithsonian, and many more, covering current events, sports, science, health and more.
Provides detailed information on the world of reptiles, including their natural history, habits, and lifestyles.
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This 4-vol. set illustrates the importance of scientific and mathematical principles through their use in everyday life. Each volume focuses on a specific scientific discipline — biology, chemistry, earth sciences and physics — offering students an in-depth understanding of each discipline and its theories.
Comprehensive, curriculum-oriented overview of a broad range of scientific disciplines through extensive essays, diagrams, illustrations, images, biographies, experiments, activities, and definitions. Intended for students in middle school through high school.
Provides an introduction to the seashore and the creatures that live there.
Provides detailed information on the world of sharks. Describes the natural history, behavior, and habits of sharks and their relatives.
Provides an introduction to the world's most significant shipwrecks and their lost cargoes and treasures.
A general reference database containing thousands of full-text articles exploring social, scientific, health, historic, business, economic, political and global issues. Articles and graphics are selected from over 1,600 domestic and international publications and are indexed primarily according to Library of Congress-derived subject headings.
Provides detailed information on human and animal skeletons, including their evolution, structure, and function.
Provides information on the history of space exploration and the daily life of astronauts.
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Aimed at middle school and high school students. Including content based on national curriculum standards in major subject areas such as history, literature, science and social studies.
Provides an introduction to the Titanic, from its maiden voyage to its wreck on the ocean floor.
Provides an introduction to the world of trees, from tiny saplings to forest giants.
Entry topics include gods and goddesses; heroes and other key characters; motifs and global themes; major myths; and national or cultural mythologies. Coverage spans a diversity of cultures, including standard Greek/Roman entries as well as Native North and South American traditions, Norse mythology, Asian Pacific mythology, Judeo-Christian tradition, and Islamic and Hindu mythologies.
external:U.S. History In Context
Complete overview of U.S. history that covers the most-studied events, issues, and current information. Primary sources, encyclopedia articles, reference sources, and full-text periodicals and journals.
Chronicles and interpretations of the numerous waves of immigration to the United States from the earliest times up to the present day. Covers the economic, religious, and political forces that compelled people to seek a better life in a new land, this resource profiles both prominent and lesser-known figures of the immigrant experience, and features key documents related to the topic.
Provides information on the world and lives of Vikings.
Provides information on the inner workings of volcanoes and famous volcanic eruptions.
Provides detailed information on the world of whales. Describes how they live, how they behave, how they look, and many other interesting facts.
external:Witchcraft in America
This fascinating and informative source covers the history of witchcraft in the United States from the hysteria that facilitated the witch hunts during the Colonial Period to modern day followers of Wicca.