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Handbook of Texas Online (TexShare)

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Provider: Texas State Historical Association
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Descriptions: A multidisciplinary encyclopedia of Texas history, geography, and culture with articles on people, places, events, historical themes, institutions, and a host of other topics. The scope is broad and inclusive, designed to provide readers with concise, authoritative and accessible articles that provide factual, nonpartisan accounts on virtually every aspect of Texas history and culture.
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Twayne’s Authors Series (TexShare)

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Provider: Gale
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Descriptions: A collection of hundreds of full-text biographical entries on authors, with background and references on their works, taken from the Literary Masters series-- Twayne's World Authors, Twayne's U.S. Authors, and Twayne's English Authors.
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TOPICsearch (TexShare)

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Provider: EBSCO
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Descriptions: A current events database focusing on social, political and economic issues, scientific discoveries and other popular topics discussed in today’s classrooms; contains full text from diverse sources including international and regional newspapers, EBSCO’s collection of periodicals, biographies, public opinion polls, book reviews, pamphlets, and government information. This database provides full text from more than 1,550 publications. In addition to the full text, indexing and abstracts are provided for more than 1,650 journals.
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Texas Reference Center (TexShare)

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Descriptions: Includes more than 80 full-text journals and books about Texas history, ethnic and cultural diversity, gender studies, literature, public health, business as well as home & garden, sports & leisure. Contains biographies of famous historical and contemporary Texans like George H.W. Bush, Lady Bird Johnson, Dan Moody, Susanna Dickinson and Sam Houston. Newspapers providing Texas and national news coverage are also included.
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North American Women’s Letters and Diaries

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Provider: Alexander Street Press
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Descriptions: Diaries, journals and letters written by women residents and visitors to North America between 1700 and 1950; includes the personal experiences of more than 1,300 women from all walks of life and classes in society.
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Middle Search Plus

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Provider: EBSCO
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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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MAS Ultra- School Edition (TexShare)

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Provider: EBSCO
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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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Literature Resource Center

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Provider: Gale
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Descriptions: A literature reference database suite designed for all levels of researchers, Literature Resource Center provides biographical, bibliographical and critical content. Full-text articles from scholarly journals and literary magazines are combined with critical essays, work and topic overviews, full-text works, biographies, and more to provide a wealth of information on authors, their works, and literary movements.
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Funk & Wagnall’s New Encyclopedia (TexShare)

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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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Dictionary of Literary Biography (TexShare)

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Provider: Gale
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Descriptions: Essays outline the lives and careers of authors from all eras and genres and summarize the critical response to their work. Each DLB entry contains personal information- birth/death dates, nationality/ethnicity, principal genres, awards, family history, and in some cases an author portrait- a list of the author's principal works, further readings about the author, a list of additional writings, published interviews, biographies, and a bibliography of writings about the author.
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Contemporary Authors (TexShare)

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Provider: Gale
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Descriptions: A bio-bibliographical guide that covers more than 124,000 current writers in a wide range of media, including: current writers of fiction, general nonfiction, poetry, and drama; prominent print and broadcast journalists, editors, photojournalists, syndicated cartoonists, screenwriters, television scriptwriters, and other media people; authors who write in languages other than English, provided their works have been published in the United States or translated into English; and literary greats of the early twentieth century whose works are popular in today's high school and college curricula and continue to elicit critical attention.
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Literary Reference Center (TexShare)

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Provider: EBSCO
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Descriptions: Literary Reference Center is a large trove of full text from reference works, books, journals etc. containing in-depth plot summaries, criticism, biography and more, covering a wide international range of literature. An entertaining interface includes book highlights, a virtual reference shelf, and the full text of some classic works.
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