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Research Tools A to Z

Access to some databases is restricted for use only within the Library. Those databases will be listed with a note (In-Library Use Only).

 

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  • LearningExpress Library 

    LearningExpress Library provides an interactive online collection of practice tests and tutorial courses to help students and adult learners succeed on the academic or licensing tests they must pass. You`ll get immediate scoring, complete answer explanations, and an individualized analysis of your results. Tests include: GED Prep, College Prep including SAT and ACT, Grad School Entrance, Military, Nursing, Real Estate, Law Enforcement, US Citizenship, Civil Service and much more. Use the Job & Career Accelerator™ for comprehensive job searching.

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    • Literary Reference Center 

      This respected literary reference contains the full text of literary journals, plot summaries, literary criticism, author biographies and interviews, and the full text of thousands of poems and short stories. Use it to research an author, novel, or poem for school or personal interest, or to learn more about a literary movement for book discussions.

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      • Literature Resource Center 

        (The Gale Group) -- Access to biographies, bibliographies and critical analysis of authors from every age and literary discipline. Covers more than 90,000 novelists, poets, essayists, journalists and other writers. Coverage of 2,000 of the most studied authors. Searchable by author name, title, genre, literary movement or literary theme. Combines Contemporary Authors, Contemporary Literary Criticism Select, Dictionary of Literary Biography, and more.

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        • Local History

          The library's Local History Collection, located in the Moreland Room on the first floor of the Main Library, is committed to preserving and making accessible archival material about the history of Shaker Heights and the development of the community.

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