Originally developed as a literature and biographical database, Thomson-Gale has expanded its coverage to include science, history, geography, current issues, and opposing viewpoints. Information (text and audio formats available) is drawn from magazines, books, reference sources, primary source documents, almanacs, dictionaries, images, and Internet sources. Citations are provided for all text, map, graphic and video entries. Topics may be searched in a variety of ways including keyword, timeline, author, and name. Searches may be limited or expanded by using the advanced Boolean search mechanism. Teacher Tips are found on the home page and access is both local and remote. These databases offer excellent support to many curricular areas and articles can be translated into several different languages. Site/Remote Licenses.
AMERICAN NATIONAL BIOGRAPHY ONLINE
ANB is one of the most comprehensive biographical (American) databases available. Included with the 18,700 full-text, biographical entries, is access to lesson plans and The Oxford Companion to United States History. Relevant Internet sites, cross references, and illustrations ensure comprehensive coverage of topics. Users can search by name (“last-name-first” preferred) and/or occupation, or limit searches to the special collections provided. Listed on the ANB Homepage is a Daily Feature which includes a biographical sketch selected from the collection. Site/Remote Licenses
Maine’s Virtual Library
The Marvel! resources are available to all Maine citizens. Content includes a variety of reference works, newspapers, magazines and subject-specific databases. To gain access, individuals must create an account, or log in using an acceptable public library card number.