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Encyclopedia & General Reference


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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.


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).

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.

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.

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 Reference Premium Collection

Oxford Reference Premium is a one-stop shop for reputable information from a well-trusted source. It covers 25 different subject areas, including art & architecture, history, language, law, philosophy, religion, science, and more. Over 260 titles are searchable in one place with new titles added all the time. A great first stop for any research needs. 

Remote access to the site for WCFL users: washcofree / Bgee6Bix

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.

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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