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Britannica School Middle
Check out this online encyclopedia for information on a variety of topics.
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Contains magazine, journal, and encyclopedia articles and also includes primary source documents, reference books, and multimedia.
Gale in Context: Middle School
Database of magazine and journal articles, primary source documents, reference materials, and audio/video sources.
ProQuest U.S. Newsstream
ProQuest U.S. Newsstream includes U.S. news content as well as archives that stretch back into the 1980s.
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Facts on File: Issues & Controversies
Articles that give students a thorough review of all sides of a topical issue. Log in with your Virtual Student Library Card.
Points of View Reference Center
Pro vs. con essays presenting multiple sides of current issues plus related magazine and newspaper articles.
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Biography in Context
Biographical information about people, along with articles from newspapers and magazines about their lives. Log in with your Virtual Student Library Card.
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