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Young Adult Databases


Biography In Context - Features biographies on more than 220,000 people and full-text articles from hundreds of periodicals and major reference books. Search for people based on one or more personal facts, such as birth and death year, nationality, ethnicity, occupation, or gender. Provided by DISCUS - South Carolina's Virtual Library.


Bloom's Literature - An extensive database of literary criticism, analysis and media. Provided by DISCUS - South Carolina's Virtual Library.


Credo Reference - An easy-to-use tool for research projects and homework. A giant online collection that searches hundreds of encyclopedias, dictionaries, thesauri, quotations and subject-specific titles, as well as 200,000+ images and audio files and nearly 100 videos. Provided by DISCUS - South Carolina's Virtual Library.


CultureGrams - Reports on over 200 United Nations-member countries, as well as all 50 states. Contains information on history, customs, family, lifestyle, recipes, economy and more. Includes a special kids' edition aimed at upper-elementary students. Provided by DISCUS - South Carolina's Virtual Library.


Encyclopaedia Britannica School Edition - Access to encyclopedia and related content on three levels: elementary, middle and high school, as well as teacher resources. Provided by DISCUS - South Carolina's Virtual Library.


Explora for High Schools - Provides access to information on many topics from magazines, newspapers, books, biographies, country reports, primary sources, video and more. Nearly 500 popular full-text high school magazines, as well as an encyclopedia, reference resources, and images. Text-to-speech for HTML articles to assist struggling readers or those learning English. Video Tutorial User Guide Provided by DISCUS - South Carolina's Virtual Library.


Explora for Middle Schools - Provides access to information on many topics from magazines, newspapers, books, biographies, country reports, primary sources, video and more. More than 170 popular full-text middle school magazines, as well as encyclopedia and dictionary resources, relevant photos, maps, flags, and more. Text-to-speech for HTML articles to assist struggling readers or those learning English. Video Tutorial User Guide Provided by DISCUS - South Carolina's Virtual Library.


History Reference Center - A comprehensive, full-text history-reference database containing full text from major reference books, non-fiction works, and periodicals, as well as videos, maps, and primary source documents. Provided by DISCUS - South Carolina's Virtual Library.


Literary Reference Center - A full-text resource that combines information from major respected reference works, books and literary journals, as well as original content from EBSCO Publishing on thousands of authors and their works across literary disciplines and timeframes. Provided by DISCUS - South Carolina's Virtual Library.


MAS Ultra: School Edition - A comprehensive database, designed specifically for high school students, contains full text for nearly 500 popular magazines. Full text is also available for biographies and primary source documents, as well as pamphlets, reference books, an image collection of photos, maps and flags, and expanded full-text backfiles (back to 1975) for key magazines. Provided by DISCUS - South Carolina's Virtual Library.


Middle Search Plus - Provides full text for more than 140 popular, middle school magazines. All full-text articles included in the database are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles). Full text is also available for thousands of biographies and historical essays. Also contains 84,774 biographies, 105,786 primary source documents, and a School Image Collection of photos, maps and flags. Provided by DISCUS - South Carolina's Virtual Library.


Novelist Plus - Guide to fiction and non-fiction by age level, book discussion aids, and thematic book lists. Provided by DISCUS - South Carolina's Virtual Library.


Opposing Viewpoints In Context - A database of contemporary social issues with content structured to promote critical-thinking skills and information literacy, with more than 8,700 pro-and-con viewpoint articles. For middle school students through adults. Provided by DISCUS - South Carolina's Virtual Library.


Points of View Reference Center - A database of controversial topics that present multiple sides of a current issue. Articles provide questions and materials for further thought and study and are accompanied by supporting references from political and societal publications. Provided by DISCUS - South Carolina's Virtual Library.