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Opposing Viewpoints

Fully-cited material for school and college-level thesis papers and other research projects on hundreds of current topics. Get the latest views on current events and hot button topics from newspapers, magazines and reputable published sources.

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JCPL Databases

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Center for the Study of History and Memory (Indiana University)

Oral Histories and autobiographies of dozens of people associated with Indiana University and IU research projects. In addition to preserving these memories, the site is also tasked with the mission of improving oral history collection and preservation. Find guides to create or enhance your own oral history project.

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Digital Collections at the Library of Congress

Browse and explore several important collections online from the Library of Congress.

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Gutenberg.org

Download over 30,000 free ebooks to read on your PC, iPhone, Kindle, Sony Reader or other portable device. Choose between ePub, Mobipocket, HTML and simple text formats.

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Indiana Memory (Indiana State Library)

Digital collections hosted by educational and public or not-for-profit organizations featuring Indiana history.

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Mayo Clinic

Mayo Clinic is a not-for-profit medical practice dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of virtually every type of complex illness. It is part of Mayo Clinic's mission to serve as a reliable source of health information. Find details about diseases and conditions, symptoms, drugs and supplements, tests and procedures, as well as tips on living a healthy lifestyle.

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Medline PLUS

Up-to-date information about health news and topics, drugs and supplements, and featuring a medical dictionary and encyclopedia. A service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health.

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In the First Person (Alexander Street Press)

A free index to first-person stories in English from more than 18,000 individuals from all walks of life around the world. Search more than 700,000 pages of full-text as well as more than 4,300 audio and video files. Approximately 25 percent of links point to copyrighted materials that may be purchased for an additional fee.

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