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Student Research Center Interface (TexShare)

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Provider: EBSCO
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Descriptions: Student Research Center is an interface for young researchers. Students can search by keyword or topic to find the most useful search results. Results can be easily sorted by resource type: magazines, reference books, photos, flags, etc.  Search results can be filtered according to three age groups, ranging from elementary to 12th grade level.
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Symbolab: Scientific Equation Search

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Provider: EqsQuest
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Descriptions: Click the specialized virtual keyboard with various symbol sets to type in various types of mathematical problems and search the web for results. Links to textbooks, forums, encyclopedic entries and lecture excerpts, as well as related search listings, help to illuminate problems in statistics, linear, quadratic and differential equations, etc.. A chemistry component is promised for the future.
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STAR (Software Tools for Academics and Researchers)

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Provider: MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
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Descriptions: The STAR program team designs software exploring core scientific research concepts, innovative and intuitive teaching tools for classroom use, helping to close the gap between scientific research and the classroom. So far, STAR units include: STARBiochem, a protein visualization tool (structural biology); STARBiogene, a set of genomic visual and analytic tools; STARGenetics (analysis of genetic traits); STARHydro (hydrology visualization); STARMolSim (molecular dynamics simulations); and STARHPC (parallel programming education.)
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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 Literary Criticism (TexShare)

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Provider: Gale
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Descriptions: Provides significant published criticism on the works of novelists, poets, playwrights, short story writers, and other creative writers. A strong emphasis is placed on including criticism of works by established authors who frequently appear on the syllabi of high school and college literature courses. Each entry contains: a biographical essay that discusses the author's life, works, and critical importance; critical essays or excerpts taken from books, magazines, literary reviews, newspapers, and scholarly journals; and, where available, interviews with featured authors. A complete bibliographical citation prefaces each critical essay and most essays are introduced by a brief annotation that establishes a context and purpose for the criticism. Entries also provide suggestions for further reading.
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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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