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These e-resources include everything from full-text periodical articles to civil service practice tests and from homework help for elementary school children to peer-reviewed journals for college students. Each database requires a login. The instructions are included below.

Education (Dewey 370)

Adult Learning Center by Tutor

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Are you returning to school, working towards your GED or refreshing your skills for work? Get anonymous, online tutoring for any kind of academic question in over 40 subjects from the privacy of your own home or anywhere you have an internet connection. Adult Learning Center by Tutor is a unique academic skills center featuring live online tutoring, test preparation, writing assistance, and other services designed to help adults acquire critical (and marketable) academic skills.

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Book Connections

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Book Connections is a website that generates enthusiasm for books and reading in our community. Find book trailers, videos with authors, audio performances, discussion questions, and more — all great ways to engage with books together!

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EBSCOhost

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EBSCOHost contains thousands of full-text periodical articles from popular and scholarly publications. In addition to the main database, MasterFile Elite, specialized databases for business, science, health, and education are included. Several of the databases are designed specifically to support school assignments, including databases on history and geography from ABC-Clio. 

Full-text magazine and journal articles are also available through the EBSCOhost database.

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Points of View Reference Center

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Containing resources that present multiple sides of an issue, this database provides rich content that can help students assess and develop persuasive arguments and essays, better understand controversial issues and develop analytical thinking skills.

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Socrates

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1. Choose “Create an account”
2. Enter the activation code CCLDNV
3. Enter your email address and be sure to verify your account

The Socrates Learning Platform is an award-winning learning platform created in partnership with the National Science Foundation. Socrates uses artificial intelligence to personalize learning for each student, adjusting in real-time to their needs across over 2000 detailed topics of knowledge. Socrates makes learning fun through 18 gamification elements, encouraging children to learn and progress more. It also includes hundreds of learning videos aligned to standards.

Currently Socrates provides over 2 million questions in Math, English Language Arts, Sight Words, and Science for grades K-6, as well as Math through grade 8. Socrates includes a powerful educator command center that allows teachers or tutors to view where students need help, assign homework, print worksheets, test and benchmark, group students, and more.

Learn more about getting started with Socrates

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World Book

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This website offers an encyclopedia, dictionary, atlas, homework help, study aids, and curriculum guides.

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Gale Virtual Reference Library: Education

Access Gale Virtual Reference Library: Education
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The Gale Virtual Reference Library provides online access to some of the most respected reference books published by Thomson-Gale. Medicine, technology, zoology, history, world religions, social issues, criminal justice, and biography are just some of the topics covered by the e-books in this growing collection.

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Gale Virtual Reference Library: Statistics

Access Gale Virtual Reference Library: Statistics
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The Gale Virtual Reference Library provides online access to some of the most respected reference books published by Thomson-Gale. Medicine, technology, zoology, history, world religions, social issues, criminal justice, and biography are just some of the topics covered by the e-books in this growing collection.

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OnlineCourses.com

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Free, online courses from the world's leading universities.