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A to Z: The USA

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A to Z: the USA contains more than 115 country-based articles and 115 state articles for each of the 50 U.S. states, five US territories, and the District of Columbia. This resource covers the country’s people, history, economy, geography, symbols, culture, and society. 

A to Z: World Culture


A to Z: World Culture provides information about world history, cultures, languages, foods, religions, and much more. With this resource, you'll find 174 Country Culture Guides covering more than 60 topics each. 

American Ancestors

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American Ancestors: Library Edition is available on Somerset Public Library Computers only and provides access to more than 1.4 billion records spanning twenty-two countries covering the United States, the British Isles, continental Europe, and beyond, including one of the most extensive online collections of early American genealogical records, the largest searchable collection of published genealogical research journals and magazines, and the only online source for Boston's Catholic records.


Ancestry: Library Edition is available on Somerset Public Library Computers only. This edition offers census, vital, church, court, and immigration records. Use it alongside HeritageQuest for even further genealogical scope. Unlike, Ancestry, HeritageQuest can be accessed from home!

Biography (Gale in Context)

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With Gale In Context: Biography users can browse to find people based on occupation, role, or historical period, or search based on name, occupation, nationality, ethnicity, birth/death dates and places, or gender, as well as by keyword and full text. This resource offers more than 600,000 biographical entries covering international figures from all time periods and areas of study. Reference content is offered alongside videos, audio selections, images, primary sources, and magazine and journal articles from hundreds of major periodicals and newspapers. 

Britannica Library

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With Britannica Library users can conduct research, complete school assignments, work on special projects, or explore their unique interests. Topics include science, social studies, language arts, and mathematics. Resources include magazines, up-to-date and curated articles, images, videos, audio clips, primary sources, maps, research tools, and recommended Web Sites. 

Expanded Academic ASAP

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Expanded Academic ASAP provides indexing and abstracting of over 3,000 scholarly and general interest periodicals, with the full text of articles from many of these periodicals available. The database integrates core titles in every major academic concentration; area- and issue-specific journals; academic journals with application in the professions; and publications with national news coverage and commentary.



FamilySearch is available on Somerset Public Library Computers only. FamilySearch adds over 300 million free genealogical records and images online yearly from all
over the world and manages the famous Family History Library in Salt Lake City. It has amassed
billions of birth, marriage, death, census, land and court records from more than 130 countries
to help you discover and make family connections.

Gale Academic OneFile

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Gale Academic OneFile provides millions of articles from over 17,000 scholarly journals and other authoritative sources—including thousands of podcasts and transcripts from NPR and CNN as well as videos from BBC Worldwide Learning.

Gale General OneFile

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Gale General OneFile allows intuitive searching that mirrors Internet searches. Most content within this resource is full-text with no embargo. It includes reference, newspaper, and audio content that complements the resource's robust collection of magazines and journals. With millions of articles available, Gale General OneFile serves a wide audience of readers.

Health Reference Center Academic

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The Health Reference Center Academic was created specifically for students, knowledgeable consumer health researchers, and health care professionals. This resource includes more than 2,500 embargo-free, full-text periodicals, reference books, pamphlets, and hundreds of videos demonstrating medical procedures and live surgeries.

HeritageQuest Online

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HeritageQuest Online is a comprehensive treasury of American genealogical sources—rich in unique primary sources, local and family histories, and finding aids.

It delivers an essential collection of genealogical and historical sources—with coverage dating back to the 1700s—that can help people find their ancestors and discover a place’s past.

Literature Resource Center (Gale)

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Gale Literature Resource Center provides researchers with unbounding literary resources to support their literary responses, literary analysis, and thesis statements. Users can find up-to-date analysis, biographical information, overviews, full-text literary criticism, and reviews on more than 130,000 writers in all disciplines, from all time periods, and from around the world. Topics include: literature, history, arts, gender studies, and cultural studies.

U.S. History (Gale in Context)

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Gale In Context: U.S. History covers topics that range from the arrival of Vikings in North America all to the way to the first stirrings of the American Revolution and on through the Civil Rights movement, 9/11, and the War on Terror.

This resource offers news and periodical articles as well as 5,500 rare and vital primary source documents that range from slave journals to presidential papers. 

World History (Gale in Context)

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Gale In Context: World History reaches back to the ancient world—and forward to today's headlines—to deliver a chronicle of the people, cultures, events, and societies that have formed the history of the human race. A range of topics such as Aztecs, Industrial Revolution, Silk Road, the Buddha, Space Race, and more provide a wide perspective across the globe. Rare primary sources, reliable reference, and multimedia content are available. 

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