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AtoZdatabases

AtoZdatabases' Premier Jobs Database has over 2.3 million job listings. Search nationwide, by city, by state, or by ZIP code. Simply find jobs by keyword, business name, and job title. Search by 27 popular categories to see available jobs in your industry. Apply for full-­‐time, part-­‐time, internship, contract, or temporary jobs. Advanced searching allows you to limit by salary range, radius around your city or ZIP code, and many more selections to find the right job for you.


AtoZdatabases' Premier Business Database has over 30 million U.S. business & executive profiles. Detailed data includes: industry specifics, employee size, sales, competitors, executive titles and email addresses, historic data, and more! Search by geography, industry, executives, ownership and much more!


AtoZdatabases’ Premier Residential Database includes 220 million U.S. residents, over 19 million New Movers, and over 3 million New Homeowners, updated weekly. Search by 135 Interest/Hobbies/Lifestyles, geography, household income, home market value, housing type, mortgage information, and much more! Easily download your results into Excel, print as a PDF, or email your prospect list to create sales leads and mailing labels. 

EBSCO Discovery Service

EBSCO Discovery Service provides users with an easy, yet powerful means of accessing all of an institution's information resources through a single search. This is achieved by harvesting metadata from both internal (library) and external (database vendors) sources, and creating a pre-indexed service of unprecedented size and speed.

EBSCOhost

Reference databases designed for use in public libraries are made available via the user-friendly search system.

Explora Educator's Edition

Explora Educator's Edition contains the Professional Development Collection, Teacher Reference Center, and ERIC.  Teacher Reference Center is currently still available through the Searchasaurus, Kid's Search, and Student Research Center interfaces.

Explora Primary Schools

Explora Primary Schools contains the content from the Primary Search database (which is currently still available through the Searchasaurus, Kid's Search, and EBSCOhost interfaces).

Designed to meet the unique needs of its users, Explora supports both student research and classroom instruction with simple search that quickly delivers relevant results, easy-to-browse categories organized by popular topic, topic overviews that provide students with a starting point for research, colorful, mobile-friendly design with feature areas that provide context to students, reading level indicators (Lexile® Measures) to simplify discovery of grade-appropriate content, text-to-speech for HTML articles to assist struggling readers or those learning English, curriculum Standards Module to help educators correlate EBSCO content quickly and easily to Common Core, state- or province-specific curriculum standards.

Explora Public Libraries

Explora Public Libraries contains the content from the MasterFILE Premiere database (which is currently still available through the EBSCOhost interface).  Explora is EBSCO's interface for Schools and Public Libraries. Designed to meet the unique needs of its users, Explora supports both student research and classroom instruction with simple search that quickly delivers relevant results, easy-to-browse categories organized by popular topic, topic overviews that provide students with a starting point for research, colorful, mobile-friendly design with feature areas that provide context to students, reading level indicators (Lexile® Measures) to simplify discovery of grade-appropriate content, text-to-speech for HTML articles to assist struggling readers or those learning English, curriculum Standards Module to help educators correlate EBSCO content quickly and easily to Common Core, state- or province-specific curriculum standards.

Explora Secondary Schools

Explora Secondary Schools contains the content from Primary Search; Middle Search Plus; MAS Ultra-School Edition; Funk & Wagnall's New World Encyclopedia; Teacher Reference Center; and Topic Overviews 6-12.  Each of these resources is currently still available through two or more of the older interfaces: Searchasaurus, Kid's Search, Student Research Center, EBSCOhost.

Designed to meet the unique needs of its users, Explora supports both student research and classroom instruction with simple search that quickly delivers relevant results, easy-to-browse categories organized by popular topic, topic overviews that provide students with a starting point for research, colorful, mobile-friendly design with feature areas that provide context to students, reading level indicators (Lexile® Measures) to simplify discovery of grade-appropriate content, text-to-speech for HTML articles to assist struggling readers or those learning English, curriculum Standards Module to help educators correlate EBSCO content quickly and easily to Common Core, state- or province-specific curriculum standards.

Funk and Wagnall's New World Encyclopedia

For students and adults alike, the Funk & Wagnall's New Encyclopedia database indexes over 25,000 records.

Oxford English Dictionary

Your username / password for *remote access* is washcofree / washcofree

600,000 words … 3 million quotations … over 1000 years of English.  The Oxford English Dictionary (OED) is widely regarded as the accepted authority on the English language. It is an unsurpassed guide to the meaning, history, and pronunciation of 600,000 words— past and present—from across the English-speaking world.

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Very Short Introductions

Very Short Introductions offer concise introductions to a diverse range of subject areas from Climate to Consciousness, Game Theory to Ancient Warfare, Privacy to Islamic History, Economics to Literary Theory.

Since the series was launched it has continued to offer new books each year for students and scholars, and the avidly curious, offering a bridge between reference content and higher academic work. All titles provide intelligent and serious introductions to a huge range of subjects, written by experts in the field who combine facts, analysis, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make challenging topics highly readable.

World Book Encyclopedia

Features the content of The World Book Encyclopedia, plus 16 additional databases, which include an online atlas, Spanish-language encyclopedia, teacher resources, World Book Kids, images and sounds, current events, and an online version of the World Book Dictionary.

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