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These databases can only be accessed inside the Appleton Public Library building.

Educational Administration Abstracts

Educational Administration Abstracts includes bibliographic records covering areas related to educational administration, including educational leadership, educational management, educational research, and other areas of key relevance to the discipline. The index contains 60,000 records, which are carefully selected from the most important sources within the discipline.

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Encyclopædia Britannica

Britannica Online School Edition K12 offers encyclopedias, dictionary, thesaurus, illustrations, maps, biographies, educational activities, exercises, study guides, and related material for students and teachers (Kindergarten through 12th grade). Included are the Wisconsin state curriculum standards with links to supporting articles and learning materials. There are separate interfaces for elementary, middle, and high school, as well as for teachers.

Access sub-groups of this resource through the following links

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ERIC

ERIC, the Educational Resource Information Center, contains more than 1,243,000 records and links to more than 224,000 full-text documents from ERIC.

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European Views of the Americas: 1493 to 1750

This bibliographic database is a valuable index for libraries, scholars and individuals interested in European works that relate to the Americas. EBSCO Publishing, in cooperation with the John Carter Brown Library, has created this resource from “European Americana: A Chronological Guide to Works Printed In Europe Relating to The Americas, 1493-1750,” the authoritative bibliography that is well-known and respected by scholars worldwide. The database contains more than 32,000 entries and is a comprehensive guide to printed records about the Americas written in Europe before 1750. It covers the history of European exploration as well as portrayals of Native American peoples. A wide range of subject areas are covered; from natural disasters to disease outbreaks and slavery. The original bibliography was co-developed by John Alden and Dennis Landis, Curator of European Books at The John Carter Brown Library. The John Carter Brown Library, founded in 1846 is a foremost repository of rare books and materials and is a center for advanced research in history and the humanities.

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Explora for Elementary Schools

For elementary school students and educators, an interface designed especially for elementary school students with an emphasis on topical browsing. Browse by Animals, Arts & Music, Biographies, Geography, Language Arts, Math, Science & Health, and Social Studies.

Searches American Heritage® Children's Dictionary, Book Collection Nonfiction Elementary & Middle School Editions, Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia, Health Source: Consumer Edition, History Reference Center, Middle Search Plus, Newspaper Source Plus, Primary Search, and Science Reference Center

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Explora for Everyone

For the general public, an interface designed especially for the general public with an emphasis on topical browsing. Browse by Arts & Literature, Biography, Business & Careers, Current Events, Geography & Culture, Health, History & Social Science, and Science & Math.

Searches Academic Search Premier, Book Collection Nonfiction Elementary, Middle & High School Editions, Business Source Premier, Columbia Encyclopedia, Consumer Health Complete, Education Research Complete, ERIC, GreenFILE, Health Source: Consumer Edition, History Reference Center, Literary Reference Center, MAS Ultra: School Edition, MasterFILE Premier, Middle Search Plus, Military & Government Collection, Newspaper Source Plus, Professional Development Collection, and Science Reference Center

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Explora for Middle & High Schools

For middle and high school students and educators, an interface designed especially for middle and high school students with an emphasis on topical browsing. Browse by Arts & Literature, Biography, Business & Government, Current Issues, Geography, Health, History, and Science & Math.

Searches Academic Search Premier, Book Collection Nonfiction Middle & High School Editions, Consumer Health Complete, Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia, GreenFILE, Health Source: Consumer Edition, History Reference Center, Literary Reference Center, MAS Ultra: School Edition, MasterFILE Premier, Middle Search Plus, Military & Government Collection, Newspaper Source Plus, and Science Reference Center

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Fox Valley Memory

Digital library of local history. Contains text and images, as well as links to other local history
resources. (managed by APL and the Outagamie County Historical Society)

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Funk and Wagnall's New World Encyclopedia

This database provides over 25,000 encyclopedic entries covering a variety of subject areas.

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Gale Courses

Gale Courses, based off the popular ED2Go platform, offers a wide range of highly interactive, instructor led courses that you can take entirely online. As a library card holder in good standing, you are entitled to these courses at no cost. Courses typically run for six weeks and new sessions begin every month.

Record of Completion: if you complete 60% of the quizzes and get at least 80% on the final exam on your first try, you can print or save a certificate of completion. Certificates & Reports are always available in your “Previous Courses” list.

Need more help? See Gale Courses' Help Page.

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