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Funk & Wagnall’s New Encyclopedia (TexShare)

Provider: EBSCO
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Descriptions: Updated annually, this very basic resource contains about 25,000 records, briefly covering general topics and biographies, some with images. A good starting point for young users' assignments.
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Kids Search (TexShare)

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Descriptions: As one would expect, this is a search engine and interface designed for children. Search by topic, sub-topic, or keyword. Databases Kids Search draws from include TOPICsearch, Funk & Wagnall's New World Encyclopedia, Middle Search Plus, Newspaper Source, and Primary Search.
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MAS Ultra- School Edition (TexShare)

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Descriptions: Contains full text for more than 500 popular magazines, including The Nation, National Review, New Republic, New Scientist, Science News, and Scientific American. All full text articles are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles). Full text is available for biographies and primary source documents. Also included are pamphlets, reference books , an image collection, maps, and expanded full-text backfiles (to 1975) for key magazines.
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Middle Search Plus

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Descriptions: Contains full text for nearly 140 popular magazines. All full text articles are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles). Full text is also available for thousands of biographies, historical essays and student pamphlets. Also contains primary source documents (Essential Documents in American History), reference books (Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia and American Heritage Dictionary), the Encyclopedia of Animals, and an image collection of photos, maps and flags.
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Orphanet: the Portal for Rare Diseases and Orphan Drugs

Provider: Orphanet and funding organizations
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Descriptions: Orphanet is a portal to regularly-updated information on rare diseases, disorders and syndromes and related "orphan" drug, clinical research and trial, genetic and diagnostic information and includes an encyclopedia and other resources for patients. Orphanet was originally begun and funded in 1997 by the French Ministry of Health and INSERM (Institut National de la Santé et de la Recherche Médicale.) Funding and information-gathering are accomplished and sponsored by various relevant, authoritative European and national organizations.
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Proteopedia: Life in 3-D

Provider: Weizmann Institute of Science
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Descriptions: Proteopedia is a free, collaborative (wiki) 3-D encyclopedia of proteins and other molecules. The images can be reduced and restored by component with a toggle, or caused to rotate from any starting angle. Contains an introduction to structural biology and features sections on biomolecules, enzymes, metabolism, gene expression/replication, diseases, immune system, and methods of determining and analyzing structure and sequence. Contains a table of contents and a detailed structure index
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