Points of View Reference Center™ is a full-text database designed to provide students with a series of essays that present multiple sides of a current issue. The database provides more than 270 topics, each with an overview (objective background/description), point (argument), counterpoint (opposing argument), and Critical Thinking Guide. Topics covered include: affirmative action, cloning, DNA profiling, HIV/AIDS status disclosure, immigration, Iraq, Israel & the Palestinians, Katrina and FEMA response, nuclear proliferation, separation of church and state, standardized testing, stem cell research, tax cuts, voting machines, and many more.
Primary Search contains full-text for more than 80 of the most popular elementary school magazines and is designed specifically for elementary school libraries. All full-text articles are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles), which allows users to read along at their own pace. Also, Primary Search features Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia, providing students with easy-to-read encyclopedic entries written specifically for kids. This database provides thousands of relevant photos, maps and flags to aid kids in learning.
ReferenceUSA is a subscription database that contains information on more than twelve million U.S. businesses and one million Canadian businesses. Data is compiled from Yellow Page and Business White Page telephone directories; annual reports, 10-Ks and other SEC information; federal, state, provincial, and municipal government data; Chamber of Commerce information; leading business magazines, trade publications, newsletters, major newspapers, industry, and specialty directories; and postal service information. Access to this database is made possible by the New Jersey State Library.
Referencia Latina is a comprehensive Spanish-language database offers content from a variety of sources including thousands of encyclopedia entries, an inclusive collection of images, an atlas, health reports, a Spanish-English dictionary and full text for reference books and general interest magazines in a broad array of subject areas.Daily updates ensure availability of the most current articles from a dozen prominent newspapers from 10 Latin American countries such as: El Comercio (Perú), El Mercurio (Chile), El Tiempo,(Colombia), El Universal (México), El País (Uruguay), El Nacional (Venezuela), La Nación (Argentina), & La Nación (Costa Rica). In addition, prominent full-text magazines include Automundo, People en Español,Entrepreneur México, Contenido and Impacto Latin News. Referencia Latina's intuitive, theme-based Spanish-language interface is designed to make content readily accessible to non-English users with limited online research experience.
Regional Business News is a robust database that provides ultimate coverage for full-text business publications, on a regional level, for the United States and Canada. Whether searching for information about presidential candidates, franchise restaurants, the retail industry, business planning, or political participation, Regional Business News will cover the story.
Whether patrons are looking to learn a brand new language, further their ESL learning as non-native English speakers, or brush up on a language for business or vacation travel, Rosetta Stone Library Solution is the perfect solution. Rosetta Stone Library Solution offers libraries and their patrons the proven immersion method that more than 22,000 schools and 12,000 businesses have trusted for over the last 20+ years. The award-winning interactive approach has been used by millions of learners around the world and now is accessible in the library--or anywhere, anytime. This vital resource includes 30 languages to meet a range of cultural interests. Learning is structured around core lessons to build reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills and also includes focused activities to refine grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation, and more. Patrons can also take advantage of available mobile apps that enable learners to reinforce their language learning wherever they may be. Note:You will be asked for your Username (email address), Password and Language. The language you choose must be the language you wish to learn, not the language you already speak. After launching Rosetta Stone it asks you to choose your language again. This must match the first language. After that you can choose your course level and enter into the program. Some other things to note about Rosetta Stone: Rosetta Stone requires Adobe Flash Player to run. It also requires a headset with a microphone since most of the tutorials use voice recognition.