Monday, April 23, 2012

ProQuest Databases Added

When the Statewide ProQuest contract was renegotiated the database lineup changed somewhat. The following databases are now available on our resources page.

ProQuest History Study Center - “History Study Center™ offers valuable historical reference material that spans from ancient times through today's current events. It houses over 40,000 documents that showcase historical events and provide quick and valuable facts for a variety of users from high school students to history scholars.” [Product description]
Resources provided include Reference articles, Biographies, Historiography, Maps, Primary sources, Images, Journal articles and Web links.

ProQuest Learning: Literature - “ProQuest® Learning: Literature provides more than 180,000 full-text works of poetry, prose, and drama from around the world. This unique resource also offers secondary sources such as author biographies and multimedia, as well as literary criticisms, essays, reviews, and interviews drawn from 100+ full-text literary magazines and journals.” [Product description]

ProQuest SIRS Discoverer - “SIRS Discoverer, an award-winning general reference resource for beginning learners and researchers in grades 1-9, makes learning fun and intuitive.” [Product description] The articles, activities and stories have Lexile reading scores. There are also thousands of images and age-appropriate websites.

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