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Western Carolina University

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The following databases are newly acquired or being evaluated for a future subscription.
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A biography database of in-depth profiles from Current Biography and World Authors, the periodical coverage of Biography Index, and specialist content from Junior Authors & Illustrators.
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Popular collection of product reviews and recommendations for cars, appliances, electronics, personal finance, and health information.
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A curriculum and reference resource database containing periodical and digital media content designed for K-12 schools and libraries. Created to support novice researchers and allow users to more easily and efficiently choose their research topic and find authoritative information to support their research claim.
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Ferguson’s Career Guidance Center is a comprehensive resource that enables users to explore industries and careers, plan their education, and research best practices for résumés, cover letters, interviewing, networking, and salaries/benefits. The database includes articles, career advice blogs, and streaming video.
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Testing and education preparation resource. Includes in-depth information on college, graduate, and professional programs, professional training, scholarships, and entrance tests alongside practice tests for entrance exams, certifications, and licensing exams.
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Aimed at K-12 students, History Study Center is a collection of primary and secondary sources on global history from ancient times to the present day.
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General reference magazines and publications covering a wide-range of subject areas including business, health, education, general science and multicultural issues. Includes peer-reviewed publications.
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National Geographic Virtual Library is a complete historical archive of National Geographic magazine, from 1888-1994 and includes every page of every issue, along with a cross-searchable collection of articles, maps, and images.
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Aimed at K-12 users, Provides 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.
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Designed specifically for elementary and middle school students, SIRS Discoverer offers articles, nonfiction books, images, activities and websites curated for educational relevance, age appropriateness, and readability.
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Online historical archive of The Economist which reports on topics related to politics, business, scientific, technological and cultural developments and the connections between them. The Economist Historical Archive delivers a complete searchable copy of every issue of The Economist from 1843 to 2014 (rolling 4-year embargo). Full-color images, multiple search indexes, and the facility to browse every issue offer a unique primary source covering the 19th -21st centuries.
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