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  • ERIC
    ERIC, the Educational Resource Information Center, is a national information system supported by the U.S. Department of Education, the National Library of Education, and the Office of Educational Research and Improvement. It provides access to information from journals included in the Current Index of Journals in Education (CIJE) and Resources in Education Index (RIE). ERIC provides the full text of more than 2,200 digests. Citations and abstracts from over 1,000 educational and education-related journals are also provided.

  • Explora Educator's EditionLibrary Access Only
    Offers relevant lesson plans, support materials and professional development resources.

  • Explora ElementaryLibrary Access Only
    Features relevant, age-appropriate content and easy-to-use functionality to support student research.

  • Explora High SchoolLibrary Access Only
    High-quality content from a variety of popular and academic sources to support student research and classroom instruction. Full-text articles and multimedia content on topics spanning key subject areas.

  • Explora Public LibrariesLibrary Access Only
    Searches across multiple resources for general research. Sources include magazine and newspaper articles, encyclopedia entries, Associated Press videos and images.
  • Learning Express Library
    Offers online PRACTICE TESTS for academic, civil service, GED, military, and professional licensing and certification. Academic tests available range from Adult Basic Skills Tests and the GED to college and graduate school entrance exams including the ACT, GMAT, GRE, LSAT, MCAT, and the SAT. Advanced Placement and TOEFL tests are also included. Practice tests for TAKS 4th and 8th grade math and reading are included, as are THEA mathematics, reading comprehension, and writing practice tests. Skills improvement tests with Spanish instructions are provided. Texas real estate tests are also available.

  • Mango Languages
    Learn a new language. Mango's innovative teaching method utilizes real-life situations and actual conversations to teach languages more effectively. Mango introduces new conversational skills with each lesson, keeps you motivated, and builds confidence. Select from Spanish, French, German, Italian, Russian, Mandarin Chinese, and more.

  • MAS Ultra: School Edition
    This comprehensive database, designed specifically for high school libraries, contains full text for more than 500 popular, high school magazines including America's Civil War, American Heritage, American History, Archaeology, Astronomy, Bioscience, Careers & Colleges, Civil War Times, Congressional Digest, Discover, Economist, History Today, Nation, National Review, New Republic, New Scientist, Popular Science, Science News, Scientific American, Smithsonian, World War II, etc. The school edition also contains biographies, primary source documents, reference books, and an image collection of photos, maps and flags.

  • Middle Search Plus
    Contains full text for more than 140 popular, middle school magazines, biographies and historical essays. Additionally, Middle Search Plus contains primary source documents including Essential Documents in American History, reference books including the Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia and American Heritage® Dictionary, 4th Edition from Houghton Mifflin, the Encyclopedia of Animals™, and an Image Collection of 276,132 photos, maps and flags.

  • Primary Search
    Primary Search®, designed specifically for elementary school libraries, contains full text for nearly 70 popular, elementary school magazines. All full text articles are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles). Additionally, Primary Search includes the Encyclopedia of Animals™, and features Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia, providing students with easy-to-read encyclopedic entries written specifically for kids.

  • Professional Development Collection
    The Professional Development Collection is a specialized collection for educators, librarians, and researchers. It includes searchable full-text articles from more than 550 education and library science journals and more than 200 educational reports.
  • Teacher Reference Center Index
    Teacher Reference Center provides coverage on topics such as assessment, best practices, continuing education, current pedagogical research, curriculum development, elementary education, higher education, instructional media, language arts, literacy standards, school administration, science and mathematics, teacher education, and more.

  • TOPIC Search
    TOPICsearch allows researchers to explore social, political, and economic issues, scientific discoveries, and other popular topics discussed in classrooms. TOPIC Search contains full-text content from more than 2,500 diverse sources including international and regional newspapers, magazines and journals, biographies, public opinion polls, book reviews, pamphlets, government information, and EBSCO's Current Issues database.

  • Vocational and Career Collection
    Designed to meet a wide variety of vocational and technical research needs, the Vocational & Career Collection provides full-text coverage for nearly 350 trade and industry-related periodicals.