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Access Video for Kids Streaming Video Library Card Required.

This streaming video service has an educational focus, but plenty of fun retro television shows are found here as well! With full transcripts and clipping tools available, this Infobase product easily integrates with Google Classroom and other learning management systems.

Looking for homework help? Type your subject into the search bar here and get a short video clip that can help with your math problem, or find the perfect clip for your presentation on any other subject. 

New material is added monthly, so keep checking back if you don't see what you need at first.

Five most popular Access Videos for Kids watched by Fulton County Library System patrons:

#1 - Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog (cartoon series, entertainment)

#2 - Berenstain Bears (cartoon series, social skills)

#3 - Alphabet Stories (cartoon series, early literacy)

#4 - Wild Kratts (cartoon series, animal facts and science)

#5 - Odd Squad (live action series, math)

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Access Video on Demand Streaming Video Library Card Required.

This streaming video collection not only includes educational, historical, and popular content, but offers full transcripts of programs, a citation builder so you can use video in your bibliography, and video clipping tools that help you embed video in your presentations.

As with all Infobase tools, Access Video offers full integration with Google Classroom and other learning management systems. New content is added monthly, so check this resource often for material from PBS, BBC, HBO and more.

Five most popular Access Videos with Fulton County Library Patrons in the last year:

#1 - Chernobyl (2019 HBO dramatic series)

#2 - Ken Burns: Country Music (2019 documentary series)

#3 - Gold (2014 foreign film featuring actress Maisie Williams)

#4 - The Killing Jar (2009 foreign horror film)

#5 - Archbishop Desmond Tutu with Bill Moyers (1999 PBS interview)

 

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Accessible Archives Online Reference Material Library Card Required.

This content portal is available to our users remotely as long as Fulton County Libraries are closed. To gain access, first get the most current password for GALILEO.  Key in the GALILEO password when prompted first by GALILEO, and then again when prompted by Accessible Archives. This resource gives online access to special collections, including selections from Auburn Avenue Research Library (AARL).

 

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America’s Newspapers by Newsbank Newspapers Library Card Required.

Read current newspapers from across the United States with America's Newspapers by Newsbank. Includes video, audio, and transcription of current news programming so you don't miss a thing.  If you would like to search just newspapers from our state, click this direct link to Georgia's newspapers.

America's Obituaries and Death Notices is a sub section of America's Newspapers.

Five most popular news sources accessed by Fulton County Library System patrons with America's Newspapers in the last year:

#1 - The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

#2 - Larry King Live 

#3 - News & Notes With Ed Gordon

#4 - 60 Minutes 

#5 - (Tie) Snap Judgment and Tavis Smiley



American History by Infobase Online Reference Material

Frequently updated and spanning our nation’s history from prehistory to the present day, this resource was developed and is curated by leading editors and scholars in the study of American history. With a variety of learning assets, including articles, images, primary source documents, timelines, videos, and slideshows, everything you need for your essay, report, or presentation on American History can be found here.

Looking for something more specific? Try the Infobase American Indian or African American specific history portals. All Infobase platforms include citation builders and timeline tools.

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American Indian History Online Reference Material

Frequently updated, this resource offers the most direct access to more than 15,000 years of culture and history, covering more than 600 Native American groups, through tablet/mobile-friendly videos and slideshows, images, biographies of key people, event and topic entries, primary sources, maps and graphs, and timelines. Get an interactive, multifaceted look at the indigenous peoples of the Americas.

Looking for more information on specific events in American History adjacent to those mentioned in the American Indian History articles? Try searching across all Infobase platforms for more information.

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Ancestry Library Edition

Fulton County Library Users need not pay for an individual Ancestry account - GALILEO provides these tools for genealogy research with no fees for users. 

Note: The Ancestry mobile app does not work with Ancestry Library Edition.

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Ancient and Medieval History Online Reference Material

This resource provides thorough coverage of world history from prehistory through the mid-1500s, with special Topic Centers on key civilizations and regions, including the ancient Near East, ancient Egypt, ancient Greece, ancient Rome, ancient and medieval Africa, ancient and medieval Asia, the Americas, medieval Europe, and the Islamic World. Each civilization’s history is brought to life through articles, videos and slideshows, primary sources, and more.

Looking for even more history resources? You can search across all Infobase resources as well!

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Beanstack

Use this tool to track your reading, win fun prizes, and compete with your friends! Please be aware that your school system and the library may have different Beanstack accounts, so make sure you're keeping track of your reading correctly.

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Bloom’s Literature Online Reference Material Library Card Required.

This comprehensive resource for the study of literature was originally edited and curated by Yale University professor Harold Bloom. Bloom's Literature includes thousands of critical essays and discussion questions, plus author biographies and character analyses, full-length poems, the full text of hundreds of reference books, full-length videos of classic plays and films, and more.

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Creative Bug Online Reference Material Streaming Video New! Library Card Required.

Do you need a seasonal craft idea? Learn how to paint, knit, crochet, sew, screen print, and more with Creative Bug! Make gifts for your friends and family, or pick up a new skill for yourself.

These step-by-step videos with printable instructions and clear, easy-to-understand directions and supply lists are a great addition to any lesson plan.

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Data Axle (formerly Reference USA) Online Reference Material Library Card Required.

This research database helpful for Neighborhood Planning Units (NPUs) small businesses, and social organizations for marketing, canvassing, and planning. Containing massive databases of business, consumer, and donor information, Data Axle lets you search against geographic areas for specific information.

Data Axle Reference Solutions offers free webinars to help you learn about our premier research and reference product for libraries, marketing solutions for business owners and college/university marketing departments, job seeker information, and more.

You'll be amazed at what you can learn and accomplish with Data Axle! 

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eRead Kids eAudiobooks eBooks Library Card Required.

This is the best resource for downloadable books for K-12, provided by Georgia Public Library Service.

eRead Kids runs on the Axis 360 platform, so if you download the app, it will appear with the Axis 360 logo. You can read more about the mobile app here.

How do I log in to the Axis 360 mobile app and library website?

  • To log in to the mobile app, search for and locate your library, then enter your Library ID (this is usually your library card) and PIN (if required), and tap Log In. If you’re a new user, you’ll be prompted to create an account for the Axis 360 mobile app.  
  • To log in to the library’s Axis 360 website, click the Login link and enter your credentials. If you’re a new user, you’ll be prompted to create an account for the Axis 360 website.
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Foundation Directory Online Essential Online Reference Material Library Card Required.

Log into GALILEO to access this resource for federal and local level grant applications and information. Our most current GALILEO password is available to library card holders when they log in.

Until physical library buildings reopen, Fulton County Library System offers remote access to Foundation Directory Online Essential. This product contains information about over 156,000 grant makers with in-depth profiles to help nonprofits write winning proposals for their community work. Contact Librarian Kathy Piselli at kathy.piselli@fultoncountyga.gov or visit LibAnswers for more information.

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Freegal Downloadable Music Streaming Music Library Card Required.

Our most popular streaming and downloadable music platform is easy to use!

Ten most popular genres of music listened to by Fulton County Library patrons on Freegal:

  1. Pop
  2. Rock
  3. R & B
  4. Jazz
  5. Country 
  6. Alternative
  7. Classical
  8. Soundtracks
  9. Gospel/Christian Music
  10. Children's Music
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GALILEO Online Reference Material Library Card Required.

GALILEO is a research and learning platform offered by the University of Georgia and available to all students in our state. GALILEO hosts many online research and study databases and collections of digital materials helpful in many different areas. Knowing how to use GALILEO to retrieve information for assignments is considered a core skill for college and university students, as so High School students are encouraged to use this resource as much as possible to prepare themselves higher education class work.

To retrieve the current GALILEO password, log in to your library account. The password changes from time to time, so it's worth checking before you begin your session.

Hundreds of individual online reference resources are searchable within GALILEO. Some digital platforms in GALILEO popular with Fulton County Library System patrons include:

eBooks: Novelist K-8, Novelist Plus, eBook Central, and EBooks from EBSCO

Consumer Reports magazine

genealogy research: Accessible Archives ( use the current GALILEO password for entry when the second authentication screen pops up! ), HeritageQuest, and Ancestry Library Edition.

legal forms: GALE legal forms

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Health Reference Center Online Reference Material

This resource includes comprehensive, in-depth coverage of body systems, current health issues, major diseases and conditions, treatments, and procedures, as well as health and nutrition information specific to men, women, children, teens, and seniors. The up-to-date information comes from hundreds of authoritative sources, plus users can find thousands of videos, illustrations, journal articles from PubMed Central, and reference articles from MedlinePlus.

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Hoopla Comics Downloadable Music eAudiobooks eBooks Streaming Music Streaming Video Library Card Required.

There is never a wait for the eBooks, eAudiobooks, music, or video on Hoopla, but patrons are limited to ten check-outs per month. Choose carefully after your first five, and keep an eye on the calendar! If you do hit your limit before a month is up, don't worry - we have loads of other options available for all these formats.

Hoopla is the platform to use if you and all your friends (or classroom) would like to read the same book at the same time, or watch a movie together while far apart. Download the ap to your favorite device and enjoy an audiobook while you work in the yard or on your commute.

Hoopla contains our largest collection of Marvel and DC comic book titles, as well as a large popular music catalog. If you're looking for that book you saw at the Scholastic Book Fair, your best bet outside the physical library is Hoopla.

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Infobase Home Online Reference Material New!

Infobase multimedia products work easily with Google Classroom and many other learning management systems (LMS) and online classroom platforms. All Infobase products include bibliography and citation building tools, timelines ready to share, and are fully supported by Google translate for ESL learners.

You may search Infobase products across all platforms at this link, or click on the links below to search individual subjects.

Individual Infobase subject platforms include:

 

Issues & Controversies in History

 
 

Access Video and Access Video for Kids are also an Infobase products and may be returned as results when searching across all platforms. These two links are not included in the list above as video is a format, and the list above links to specific subjects.

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Issues & Controversies Online Reference Material

This resource helps students and researchers understand today’s crucial issues by exploring hundreds of hot topics in politics, government, business, society, education, and popular culture. Presented in a balanced, pro/con format, each article presents the key facts, arguments, history, and current context. Issues and controversies is an ideal resource for research papers, debate preparation, and persuasive writing assignments.

Looking for an issue that is less than current? Try Issues and Controversies in History.

Looking for more information to back up your side of the debate? Try searching across all Infobase platforms.

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Issues & Controversies in History Online Reference Material

This resource delivers dynamic, concise, and balanced coverage that provides the background, outcome, and contemporary points of view for every major debate and conflict in history. Presented in a pro/con format that clearly explains both sides of the historical dispute, each article is supported by a timeline and a wealth of primary sources.

Looking for more contemporary debate resources? Try Issues and Controversies or search across all Infobase platforms for more information.

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JSTOR Online Reference Material

This database for academic articles and research is core to success in higher education. If you want primary sources on just about any subject, JSTOR is where you want to start. Normally this database is only available inside our libraries, but access has been extended to online card holders in 2020 due to COVID-19.

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Kanopy Streaming Video New! Library Card Required.

Kanopy has thousands of movies and documentaries that you can stream on any device.

  • You can watch 10 films per month, with play credits resetting on the 1st of each month.
  • After clicking “Play,” you have 3 days to watch the film.
  • Loading and playing 4+ seconds of a film counts as a play credit.

You can sign up on the Kanopy app, or get started on the Kanopy site:

  1. Go to the FCLS Kanopy catalog and create an account by clicking on the orange Sign up button.
  2. Go to your email account to verify your email address.
  3. Add your library card number and password.
  4. Start watching videos.

Kanopy includes acclaimed movies and documentaries on-demand from award-winning filmmakers. Browse the collections of top film-festival favorites, classic films, world cinema and popular movies.

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Learning Express with Job and Career Accelerator Online Reference Material Streaming Video Library Card Required.

The Learning Express platform contains many learning tools for all ages! With practice tests and study materials at every level, this GALILEO provided resource is highly rated by educators at all levels.

Five most popular Learning Express resources with Fulton County Library System Patrons:

  1. Job and Career Accelerator
  2. College Admissions Test Preparations
  3. High School Equivalency Center
  4. Computer Skills Center
  5. Recursos Para Hispanohablantes
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Lynda.com ( soon to be LinkedIn Learning ) Online Reference Material New! Library Card Required.

Fulton County Library Patrons can access this best-in-class online learning platform free of charge. In 2021 Lynda.com will change its name to LinkedIn Learning, but don't worry! This platform will still offer:

  • 16,000+ online courses in 7 languages
  • Expert Instructors with real-world experience
  • New courses added each week!

Popular Lynda.com courses include:

  • Leadership
  • Project Management
  • Sales
  • Photography
  • Videography
  • 3D and Animation
  • CAD
  • Cloud Computing
  • Python
  • DevOps
  • Digital Marketing
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Mango Languages Online Reference Material

This free-of-charge language learning platform is one of the most popular electronic resources used by Fulton County Library System patrons! Enjoy the games, quizzes and helpful lessons for dozens of languages with Mango.

English as a Second Language (ESL) offered for a variety of speakers of other langues.

Ten most popular languages studied on Mango by our library patrons:

  1. Spanish (Latin American and Castilian)
  2. French
  3. Japanese
  4. Chinese (Mandarin)
  5. Russian
  6. German
  7. Portuguese (Brazil)
  8. Italian
  9. Korean
  10. ESL Chinese (Mandarin)
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Modern World History Online Reference Material

This resource offers a look at world history from the mid-15th century to the present. Thousands of subject entries, biographies, images, videos and slideshows, maps and graphs, primary sources, and timelines combine to provide a detailed and comparative view of the people, places, events, and ideas that have defined modern world history.

Looking for more historical reference? Try searching across all Infobase platforms!

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Morningstar Online Reference Material Library Card Required.

This financial planning database can help you understand investing. When presented with investment options, the terms and allocations can be confusing! Find comprehensive financial information on thousands of mutual funds - Morningstar has a rating system that helps those new to the stock market understand their odds of risk and rewards.

Contains easy-to-use portfolio tools, retirement calculator and college savings calculator to determine what your asset mix should be, how your investments might work together, and more.

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Online Book Club eBooks New! Library Card Required.

Join the Fulton County Library System community through reading and discussing various lifelong learning, personal growth, fiction, and non-fiction book selections. Our first book is An American Marriage by Tayari Jones, join and download the book today

Next up is Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race by Margot Lee Shetterly.

The best app to use with our Online Book Club is Freading, by Library Ideas. You can also engage with our online book club by checking out the physical book and participating in the online forum.

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Overdrive and the Libby App Comics eAudiobooks eBooks Library Card Required.

Our most popular eBook and eAudiobook platform focuses on providing access to adult fiction and non-fiction, with a special emphasis on bestsellers. Users can check out up to fifteen titles at a time and carry an additional fifteen titles on hold. While wait times may appear to be long, eBooks and downloadable audio circulate faster than other materials. Please remember to return these digital loans as soon as they are finished to help those next in line!

Download the Libby app to access Overdrive titles on your favorite device. Looking for a popular series not available on this platform? Download Hoopla as well! While there are no wait times on Hoopla, users are limited to just ten checkouts on that platform per month.

In 2019, 470,596 eBooks and 273,957 eAudiobooks were checked out of Overdrive and the Libby app by Fulton County Library patrons.

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Oxford African American Studies Center

This premier online source provides students and serious researchers with more than twenty thousand articles by top scholars in the field. Access is only available inside the Auburn Avenue Research Library (AARL); be sure to check that specialized library for hours and availability.

Not able to visit AARL in person? Try African American History Online. (But really, try to visit AARL when you can! The exhibits are amazing.)

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Paper.co Online Reference Material New! Library Card Required.

Online tutoring platform where students receive instant online help from educators following socratic teaching principles. Use your Library Card number and PIN (PIN is Case Sensitive, so capitalization matters) to create an account. Does not work in Internet Explorer.

How do students log on?

  1. Students log in at paper.co using their library card number as their username and pin as a password
  2. When they log in, they'll be prompted to add an email address to their account
  3. After they add their email, they'll receive an email to verify their email address 
  4. Students can then use the platform as much as they need!

More tips to login:

  • Use chrome browser
  • Type your library card number where it says Email or Username
  • Type your library card PIN in all caps where it says Password if you previously did lower case.

If you are having issues after trying these steps please Ask a Librarian for help.

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Peterson’s Test Prep (formerly TERC) eBooks Online Reference Material Library Card Required.

Recently the resource known as TERC - (Testing and Education Reference Center) changed its name to Peterson's Test Prep. This platform still offers help with everything from basic math skills to preparing for the LSAT.

At this link you can download all the Peterson's Testing Guides as eBooks. These test prep books will be instantly familiar to patrons as trusted reference resources for decades. If downloading the eBooks is too much for your device, don't worry! You can read the books online, as well as take instantly scored practice tests and more.

The top five topics accessed using Peterson's Test Prep by Fulton County Library System Patrons:

#1 - Resume Builder

#2 - Arithmetic and Elementary Algebra

#3 - Master the GRE

#4 - ACT Prep

#5 - Countdown to the LSAT 

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ProQuest eBooks Newspapers Online Reference Material

Read newspapers, scholarly journals, eBooks, and more with ProQuest!

Databases inside this platform include:

Corona Virus Research Database - A free health and medical research database for openly available content related to the COVID-19 outbreak.

Global News Stream - Newspaper and magazines from 1980 to present from the United States and abroad. Includes AP Wire.

Publicly Available Content Database - select publicly available content from a number of different sources from around the world. Find information here like:

  • Agricultural and Environmental Science Data
  • Scholarly Computer Science Journals
  • International Medical Research Journals
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RB Digital Magazines eMagazines Library Card Required.

Read magazines at home on your favorite device with RB Digital free of charge!

Offering everything from Atomic Ranch to World Coin News, RB Digital has magazines for every age and interest in your household. No need to visit the doctor's office to read Highlights or hide your copies of CBS Soaps in Depth any longer - just check the issues out online and enjoy them guilt-free and without costly subscriptions. There are even coloring books available.

Five most popular magazines read with RB Digital by Fulton County Library Patrons:

#1 - The New Yorker

#2 - Newsweek

#3 - New Scientist

#4 - Apple Magazine

#5 - Women's World

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Science Online Online Reference Material

Science Online provides information to students of all ages, but is most recommended by librarians for grades four through ten. Find what you need to complete your essay or report, and easily retrieve graphics, build timelines, and retrieve citations for your bibliography. As part of the Infobase reference suite, full integration with Google Classroom and other learning management systems is provided.

Make your report, essay, or presentation stand out with Science Online, or click here to search across all Infobase platforms.

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The World Almanac for Kids Online Reference Material

This resource is the ideal one-stop reference resource for intermediate-level students. Erasing the line between homework support and fun exploration, it contains excellent resources for student reports and research, including:

  • Frequently updated articles
  • Videos
  • Interactive games
  • Science projects
  • Teacher Resources with lesson plans!

Kids can explore age-appropriate subjects while developing online research skills with a trusted source. Looking for more lesson plan or homework help not found in The World Almanac for Kids? Try searching across all Infobase platforms for more great content.

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Today’s Science Online Reference Material

This resource bridges the gap between the science taught in class and real-world discoveries by leading scientists—giving comprehensive and in-depth explanations of some of the most important advances in biology, chemistry, environmental science, space, physics, and technology. Each article includes vivid images and groundbreaking videos that help make difficult concepts understandable.

Looking for more general science education? Try Science Online.

Need more information on something mentioned in Today's Science? Search across all Infobase platforms for more context.

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Tutor.com

Tutor.com provides live help online or by phone. Funding for K-12 help with Tutor.com is provided by Georgia Public Broadcasting and a grant from the Chik-Fil-A Foundation. Funding for Tutor.com for adult learners is provided by Fulton County Library System.

Click here for K-12 Tutor.com help. This resource is only available during the standard school year.

Click here for Tutor.com help if you are over 18. Help is available for adult learners from noon to midnight.

If you encounter long wait times for Tutor.com, or would like to try something different, try Paper.co!

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Universal Class Online Reference Material Library Card Required.

Universal Class is our most popular platform for continuing education, with over 500 online self-paced continuing education classes for adults in a range of subjects. With topics on important life skills such as parenting, computer skills, entrepreneurship and more, Universal Class can help those who want to learn both with or without just reading a book.

All IACET courses are approved by the Atlanta Public School System and the Professional Standards Board. Get your continuing education credits, or explore classes that can help you get ahead on your job search or career change.

Five most popular Universal Classes taken through Fulton County Library System:

#1 - Microsoft Excel (all versions combined)

#2 - Accounting and Bookkeeping 101 for Everyone

#3 - Typing and Keyboarding 101

#4 - Writing Basics 101: Spelling, Grammar, Punctuation, and Writing Structure

#5 - Investing 101: Stocks, Bonds, and Mutual Funds

Explore these entry-level classes or more in-depth courses with Universal Class!

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ValueLine Online Reference Material New! Library Card Required.

GALILEO linked platform - please log in to fulcolibrary.org with your library card to get the current password to access ValueLine.

This platform presents industry-leading research for an array of financial and investment professionals. With instructional videos available to new users, those looking to level up their investment knowledge, form an investment club, or just learn more about the world of finance can find a wealth of knowledge with ValueLine.

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World Book Encyclopedia Online eBooks Online Reference Material

This updated version of the classic family encyclopedia has content scaled for different learning levels. Ideal for reports, essays, projects and presentations, World Book Online offers full integration with Google Classroom and other online learning software. Levels for youngest users include beginning reader books, while levels for older learners include citation and bibliography building tools.

Note: Once a user chooses their learning level on World Book Online, all content will appear at that level until the user changes their profile settings. Articles change their length and language to match the learning level of the user.

Fully available in Spanish.

Educators, Librarians, and Parents can learn how to get the most out of World Book Online with these training resources

An app is available so that children may read the eBooks within World Book Online when not connected to the internet. You can read more about this app on the World Book site.

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World News Digest Newspapers Online Reference Material

For more than 75 years, World News Digest has been a go-to resource for context and background on key issues of both historical events and breaking news. With more than 300,000 original articles and a vast archive covering every major event since its inception, this database offers concise summaries of current events and clearly written essays on the top issues of the day.

This resource is part of the Infobase suite of products offered by Fulton County Library System.

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