Credo Reference


Not only is Credo a digital reference library of over 1100 high-quality reference books, it’s also the ideal place to start almost any research.

Enter your topic—for many you will find a “Topic Page” presenting a brief summary article and additional articles, books, news, images, and videos. Even better, on the same screen will be results from many of our authoritative databases.

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Gale in Context: Middle School

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(Formerly known as Research in Context)
Great for both middle and high school students, Research In Context covers cultures, government, people, history, literature, science and more. Content includes videos, newspapers, magazines, reference articles, and primary sources.

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Literature Resource Center

Find up-to-date biographical information, overviews, full-text literary criticism and reviews on nearly 130,000 writers in all disciplines, from all time periods and from around the world.
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NoveList K-8 Plus

Discover current and classic fiction and non-fiction titles that are popular with young readers. Contains materials for all K-8 grade levels and includes picture books, children’s “chapter” books and young adult titles.  You can also get Common Core Connections by grade/unit, find fiction and non-fiction books that meet common core standard and download quick lists of recommended books by topic.

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NoveList Plus

Looking for your next great read? NoveList Plus, created by librarians and experts, covers hundreds of thousands of fiction and non-fiction books. You’ll find lists of award winners, reviews and book discussion guides.

Search by author, title,  or series—even writing style and plots—and get readalike suggestions. Series fans can find complete lists and figure out “what book comes next?” Do you like funny, fast-paced fiction? Or detailed mysteries with a lot of intrigue? Compelling narrative nonfiction? NoveList Plus will help you find it. Now includes audiobooks, and you can even search by your favorite narrator.

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Salem Literature


Salem’s Critical Insights series distills the best of literary criticism of the world’s most-studied literature.

To use this database, select the “Library Card Number” button and enter the 14-digit number from your library card.

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Twayne’s Authors Online

Includes the full-text of the Twayne’s U.S. Authors, Twayne’s English Authors, and Twayne’s World Authors Series, covering hundreds of significant writers around the world.

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