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General Knowledge Resources
Search or browse for information included in Encyclopedias, magazines, videos, and Web sites.  
Funk and Wagnall's New World Encyclopedia Full text access to over 25,000 records, covering a variety of topics. The database contains various images, offers brief biographies as well as information in a variety of subject areas.  
MasterFile Premier Provides full text access to more than 1,730 general periodicals covering a range of subjects including general reference, business, education, health, general science, multi-cultural issues and many others. In addition to the full text, this database provides indexing and abstracts for more than 2,400 titles as well.  
Newspaper Source Full text coverage of 25 national and international newspapers, 260 regional U.S. newspapers and full text transcripts of television and radio news programs.  
ImageQuest from Britannica provides nearly 3 million rights-cleared images from over 50 of the best collections in the world. Ideal for homework, projects, and lessons. Users can  copy these images and use them, for free, in educational and non-profit purposes.  

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