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Search across any combination of ABC-CLIO databases: The African American Experience, American History, The American Indian Experience, Daily Life through History, Issues: Controversy and Society, The Latino American Experience, World Geography, World History: Ancient and Medieval Eras, World History: The Modern Era, and The ABC-CLIO eBook collection.

African American Experience: The American Mosaic (ABC-CLIO)

Research African American history and culture, including primary sources, timelines, audio clips, photographs, maps, and images.

American History (ABC-CLIO)

Surveys American history from the colonial era and American Revolution through to the nation’s rise to eminence as a global superpower, analyzing American political conflict, economic development, and changing culture and thought.

American Indian Experience: The American Mosaic (ABC-CLIO)

Reference materials include hundreds of primary documents and thousands of images from the Inuit of Alaska to the Seminole of Florida covering precontact to the colonial era into the 21st century.

American Physical Society (APS) Journals

Provides in-library access to Physical Review A through E, X, Applied, Modern Physics, Special Topics, and the APS archive back to 1893. Available only to users in PGCMLS branches; no remote access.

Brainfuse HelpNow

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Live tutoring (including in Spanish) available 2pm to 11:55pm EST. Use SkillSurfer to practice long division, improve reading comprehension, and learn other key skills. Submit a writing sample to the Writing Lab and get feedback on structure, grammar, style and content to help you better organize and present your thoughts and information. Additionally, Brainfuse now offers live assistance for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to all United States library HelpNow clients. Live FAFSA tutors are available to help both students and parents with completing the FAFSA application. 

Daily Life through History (ABC-CLIO)

Explores the daily lives of ordinary people through time and across the globe. This resource provides details about family life, work, food, clothing, sports, language, literature, romance, education, gender roles, social customs, and more.

Full Text Finder (EBSCO)

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Search or browse all publications available through EBSCO, divided by discipline. Popular titles include Creative Knitting, Consumer Reports, and Consumer Reports Buying Guide.

Gale Academic OneFile Select

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Resources for research across all academic disciplines.

Gale in Context: Biography


Biographies with related full-text articles from books, interviews, magazines, and newspapers. Search for people based on name, occupation, nationality, ethnicity, birth/death dates and places, or gender.

Gale in Context: Elementary

Cross-curricular research and homework help for K-5 students.

Gale In Context: High School

Subject overviews, critical essays, biographies, multimedia, and articles from reliable reference sources.

Gale In Context: Middle School

Authoritative, multimedia reference content covering the most studied middle school topics.

Gale in Context: Opposing Viewpoints

Covers some of today’s social issues like offshore drilling, climate change, health care and immigration. Includes over 19,000 pro/con viewpoint essays.

Gale OneFile: Educator’s Reference Complete

More than 1,100 magazines and newspapers on education topics ranging from preschool to college.

Gale OneFile: High School Edition

Magazines, newspapers, journals, and reference content for middle and high school students.

Great Courses (Libby)

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Experience over 150 of the most popular courses taught by the world’s top professors from the Great Courses Library Collection – from photography and drawing to music lessons from experts – there is something for everyone!

Issues: Understanding Controversy and Society (ABC-CLIO)

Covers diverse views on important issues in today’s world, highlighting the complete historical background, contemporary status, and global view of each.

Latino American Experience: The American Mosaic (ABC-CLIO)

Dedicated to the history and culture of Latinos. (Dedicado a la historia y la cultura de los latinos.)

Learning Express Library

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Practice tests for college entrance, employment, and citizenship. Tutorials in basic skills for math, reading, and writing.


PebbleGo databases help to teach research skills to K-3 students, and include built-in reading and research tools such as leveled text, consistent navigation, fun educational games, and spoken-word audio that models correct pronunciation and fluency.

Science Reference Center (EBSCO)

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Contains full text for hundreds of science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals, and other sources. Topics covered include: biology, chemistry, earth & space science, environmental science, health & medicine, history of science, life science, physics, science & society, science as inquiry, scientists, technology and wildlife.

World Geography: Understanding a Changing World (ABC-CLIO)

Focusing on the geographic, political, social, economic, environmental, and cultural forces that are increasingly important in our globalized world. Contains country profiles and primary and secondary sources including flags, speeches, recipes and facts and figures. 

World History: Ancient and Medieval Eras (ABC-CLIO)

Explores ancient civilizations, dynasties, and empires and profiles city-states, countries, and regions of the ancient and medieval world, providing a dynamic learning experience that encompasses intellectual developments, wars and cooperation, religion, cultural practices, and more from prehistory through to the beginning of the Renaissance. Presents intriguing questions and includes primary and secondary sources and Course Essential Video modules recorded by master teachers and scholars.

World History: The Modern Era (ABC-CLIO)

Covering the history of the world from 1500 to the present: the evolution of modern Europe since the Renaissance; concurrent developments in Asia, Africa, and the Islamic world; the global impact of the Industrial Revolution; revolutions in France and Latin America; imperialism; nationalism; World Wars I and II; growing global powers and more. Includes era explorations, primary sources, resources to strengthen critical thinking and Course Essential Video modules recorded by master teachers and scholars.