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Use the library 24 hours a day to find information (including full-text magazine and newspaper articles) to help you with your homework:

Art

Oxford Art Online
Includes more than 22,000 links to art images in galleries and museums around the world. Topics covered include fine arts and decorative arts of world cultures, countries and regions.

Arts and Humanities through the Eras
Profiles of milestones and movements in the arts, literature, music and religion.

Biography

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Oxford African-American Studies Center
A comprehensive online source on African-American life, history and culture which contains over 5,000 biographies

Biography Resource Center
Contains biographies with related full-text articles from hundreds of periodicals, as well as thousands of images and links to Websites. Students can search for current and historic people, based on name, occupation, nationality, ethnicity, birth/death dates and places, and gender.

DCPL Virtual Reference Collection
Searchable eBooks geared toward student audiences, offering biographical entries on a wide range of people. Search eBooks as a group or individually.

Literature Resource Center
Up-to-date biographical information on nearly 130,000 writers in all disciplines, from all time periods and from around the world.

Oxford Art Online
The most extensive and easily searchable online art resource available; contains 21,000 biographies.

Oxford Music Online
A leading online resource for research on all aspects of music. Includes 28,000 biographies.

Who’s Who among African Americans
Provides biographical and career details on more than 20,000 notable African-American individuals, including leaders from sports, the arts, business, religion and more.

Black Studies

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African American Experience
In addition to 500 full-text reference and scholarly articles, the database contains over 4,000 slave narratives. It also includes primary documents, maps and images, lesson plans, searchable timelines and Web links.

DCPL Virtual Reference Collection
Searchable eBooks geared toward student audiences, covering many aspects of African-American history and culture. Search the eBooks as a group or individually.

Historic Black Newspapers
Full historic content from three major black newspapers: The Chicago Defender (1909-75), The New York Amsterdam News (1922-93) The Atlanta Daily World (1931-2003) and The Baltimore Afro-American (1893-1988).

Oxford African American Studies Center
Provides students with an authoritative and comprehensive source on the African-American experience.

Who’s Who Among African Americans
Provides biographical and career details on more than 20,000 notable African-American individuals, including leaders from sports, the arts, business, religion and more.

Encyclopedias

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Encyclopedia Britannica Online: In Library | Home or Office
Contains comprehensive multimedia content for all scholars—from elementary school to college students. Includes an atlas, dictionary, video clips, etc. Allows users to create and personalize their own pages in order to collect and organize research.

World Book Encyclopedia
A comprehensive encyclopedia. Special features include current headline news, an atlas, a dictionary and an “Explore Washington, D.C.” section.

World Book Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos
Online version of the popular encyclopedia available in Spanish. Versión en línea de la enciclopedia popular disponible en español.

General Reference

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eLibrary: In Library | Home or Office
A resource designed for students K-12, with more than 2,000 full-text magazines, newspapers, reference books and transcripts, plus more than 1,000 maps, Websites, audio-video files and pictures.

Student Resources in Context
Database that covers all core curriculum areas, providing a premium selection of reference materials, including full-text periodicals and newspapers, primary sources, creative works and multimedia, including hours of video and audio clips and podcasts.

General One File
A one-stop source for news and periodical articles on a wide range of topics. Millions of full-text articles, many with images. Updated daily.

InfoTrac Student Edition
Multi-source database for high-school students with access to a variety of full-text magazines, newspapers, podcasts and reference books for information on topics most important to their curriculum, e.g. current events, the arts, science, health, government, history, etc.

InfoTrac Junior Edition K-12
Magazines, newspapers, reference books and encyclopedias provide information on current events, the arts, science, popular culture, health, sports, history and more. Tools to help students think about their ideas and organize their information are included.

History, Current Events and Social Sciences

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American History: DCPL Virtual Reference Collection
Over two dozen searchable eBooks geared toward student audiences, covering all aspects of U.S. History. Search eBooks as a group or individually.

Ethnic Studies: Ethnic NewsWatch

An interdisciplinary and comprehensive full-text database, in English and Spanish, of the newspapers, magazines and journals of the ethnic, minority and native presses.

Geography: DCPL Virtual Reference Collection
Searchable eBooks geared toward student audiences, covering U.S. and World geography topics. Search the eBooks as a group
or individually.

Global Issues in Context
International viewpoints on a broad spectrum of global issues, topics and current events.

History Reference Center
Contains full text for thousands of history encyclopedias, reference books, leading periodicals and other sources.  Features nearly 57,000 historical documents, more than 77,000 biographies of historical figures, more than 37,400 historical photos and maps, and more than 80 hours of historical video.

Issues: Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center

Covers the hottest social issues from both pro and con viewpoints. Includes full-text magazines, academic journals, newspapers, primary source documents, government and organizational statistics, multimedia—including images and podcasts, and links to hand-selected Websites.

Law and the Constitution: DCPL Virtual Reference Collection
Searchable eBooks geared toward student audiences covering law in general and the U. S. Constitution. Search eBooks as a group or individually.

Middle East: DCPL Virtual Reference Collection
Searchable eBooks geared toward student audiences covering current events, history and culture of the Middle East. Search eBooks as a group or individually.

World Cultures: DCPL Virtual Reference Collection
Searchable eBooks geared toward student audiences covering world cultures. Search eBooks as a group or individually.

World History: DCPL Virtual Reference Collection
Searchable eBooks geared toward student audiences covering many aspects of World History. Search eBooks as a group or individually.

Homework Help

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Online Homework Help from Tutor.com
Free online tutoring in math, science, social studies and English. Grades K-12, college intro and adult learners. Every day from 2 p.m. to 12 midnight. Help is also available in Spanish. La ayuda está también disponible en español.

Language Learning

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Downloadable Language Learning Audio from Overdrive
Instruction in multiple languages, including German, Italian, Japanese, Arabic and English. Available for download to PCs, laptops and an array of Windows Media-compatible portable devices.

Powerspeak Languages
Learn Spanish, French, Mandarin, German or English for Spanish speakers. Simulates gradual immersion into a new language through a series of stories, activities and learning exercises.

Latino Studies and Spanish Language Sources

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Minority Presses: In Library | Home or Office
Full-text coverage of more than 250 publications from the ethnic and minority press. Coverage dates back to 1990. Nearly one-quarter of the articles are presented in Spanish. Casi un cuarto de los artículos se presenta en español.

Informe
Una colección de revistas hispánicas con textos completos. Abarca negocios, salud, tecnología, cultura, temas de actualidad y otras materias.

Latino American Experience
A full-text digital resource exploring the history and culture of Latinos living in the United States. Includes primary sources, over 4,000 images and more than 250 vetted Websites.

Ayuda para Tareas
Tutorías gratuitas. Domingo a Jueves de 2 p.m. hasta 10 p.m.

World Book Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos
La Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos en Línea está organizada de modo que los estudiantes puedan encontrar información rápida y fácilmente.

Literature

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Literature Resource Center
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.

Local Newspapers

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The Washington Post Current and Historic
1987-Present - The full-text electronic edition.
1877 to 1996 -  Digital edition with full text searching of each page, individual articles and images.

Washington Times, 1990-Present
Covers events in Washington, D.C., the nation and the world.

Magazines and Newspapers

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Baltimore Sun – Historical
Offers full page and article images of the newspaper from 1837-1985.  Full text search access to diverse regional perspectives and coverage on events that shaped the 19th and 20th century.

eLibrary: In Library | Home or Office
A resource designed for students K-12, consisting of more than 2,000 full-text magazines, newspapers, reference books and transcripts, plus more than 1,000 maps, Websites, audio-video files and pictures.

Expanded Academic ASAP
A database that meets research needs across all academic disciplines through access to scholarly journals, magazines and newspapers.

General Reference Center Gold
Newspapers, reference books, magazines and trade publications. Articles on current events, popular culture, business and industry trends, the arts and sciences, sports, hobbies and more.

Historic Black Newspapers
Full historic content from three major black newspapers: The Chicago Defender (1909-75), The New York Amsterdam News (1922-93), and The Atlanta Daily World (1931-2003) and The Baltimore Afro-American (1893-1988).

InfoTrac OneFile
A one-stop source for newspaper and magazine articles on a wide range of topics. Includes millions of full-text articles, many with images. Updated daily.

InfoTrac Student Edition
Designed for high-school students, with access to a variety of indexed and full-text magazines, newspapers, podcasts and reference books for information on current events, the arts, science, popular culture, health, people, government, history, sports and more.

Informe
Una colección de revistas hispánicas con textos completos. Abarca negocios, salud, tecnología, cultura, temas de actualidad y otras materias.

Opposing Viewpoints in Context
Covers the hottest social issues from both pro and con viewpoints. Includes full-text magazines, academic journals, newspapers, primary source documents, government and organizational statistics, multimedia—including images and podcasts, and links to hand-selected Websites.

National Newspapers Core
New York Times (full text backfile to 1980, Book Review and Magazine are included in PDF format), Los Angeles Times (full text backfile to 1985), Wall Street Journal (full text backfile to 1984), Christian Science Monitor (full text backfile to 1988) and The Washington Post (full text backfile to 1987). Search as a group or individually.

The New York Times, Current and Historic
1980-Present  -  The full-text electronic editions
1851-2009  - Digital edition with full text searching of each page, individual articles and images

The Washington Post, Current and Historic

1977-Present - The full-text electronic edition.
1877 to 1994 -  Digital edition with full text searching of each page, individual articles and images.

Washington Times, 1990-Present
Covers events in Washington, D.C., the nation and the world.

Mathematics

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Learning Express Library
Provides practice tests and skill building for high school mathematics, including algebra, basic math, geometry and data analysis. Also includes practice tests and tutorials for major college preparation tests such as PSAT, SAT and ACT.

Music

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Oxford Music Online
A leading online resource for research on all aspects of music. Includes 50,000 signed articles and 28,000 biographies contributed by over 6,000 scholars from around the world.

Religion and Beliefs

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DCPL Virtual Reference Collection
Searchable eBooks geared toward student audiences covering religion and beliefs. Search eBooks as a group or individually.

Science

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DCPL Virtual Reference Collection
Searchable eBooks geared toward student audiences covering all aspects of science, including physics, astronomy, biology, technology, chemistry, weather, geology and more. Search eBooks as a group or individually.

Science in Context
Covers the latest scientific developments with thousands of topic overviews, experiments, biographies, pictures and illustrations, with articles from over 200 magazines and academic journals and links to quality websites, videos, audio files and podcasts.

Science Reference Center
Magazines, newspapers, reference books and other sources with information on the full-range of science topics. Also includes science experiments, images, videos and biographies.

Tests and Testing

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Learning Express Library
A comprehensive, interactive online learning platform of practice tests and tutorials designed to help students succeed on college prep tests such as SAT and ACT. Includes immediate scoring, complete answer explanations and an individualized analysis of results.

Testing and Education Reference Center 
A one-stop resource for online test preparation and higher education planning. Includes practice tests for Advanced Placement and college preparation tests such as ACT and SAT.



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