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ABCmouse.com

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ABCmouse.com
Now available for home checkout! With more than 6000 learning activities and 850 lessons, ABCmouse.com is the most comprehensive early learning curriculum available online!
Subject: Academics & Homework Help
Type: Kids

Ancestry Library Edition

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Ancestry Library Edition
A genealogy research tool with over 1.5 billion names in over 4,000 databases, including US Census, birth and death records, military records, land and probate records and much more.
This database is only available for use in the library
Subject: Genealogy
Type: Adult

AtoZ databases

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AtoZdatabases
Search jobs, businesses, and people; create mailing lists, resumes, and more.
Subject: Business & Finance, Jobs & Careers
Type: Adult

Autobytel

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Autobytel
Information about new and used vehicles.
Subject: Automotive
Type: Adult
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Bartleby.com Great Books

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Bartleby.com Great Books
Consult a collection of classic reference works including dictionary, thesaurus, encyclopedia, quotations, English usage, mythology, the Bible and more.
Subject: Dictionaries & Encyclopedias
Type: Adult

Bay Area Consumers' Checkbook

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Bay Area Consumers' Checkbook
From plumbers to carpet installers, this online periodical provides ratings of businesses collected from users just like you.
This database is only available for use in the library.

Subject: Consumer, Magazines & Newspapers
Type: Adult

BBC Country Profiles

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BBC Country Profiles
History, politics and economic background of countries and territories, and background on key institutions and organizations.
Subject: History & Biography
Type: Kids, Teen

Biography in Context

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Biography in Context
Information on over 220,000 people from throughout history and around the world.
Subject: Academics & Homework Help, History & Biography
Type: Teen

Book Page

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Book Page
Reviews and recommendations.

Subject: Literature & Reading
Type: Teen, Adult

Brookings Institution

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Brookings Institution
Conducting research in economics, governmental studies, foreign policy, and the social sciences. Brookings is one of the oldest think tanks in the US and is an independent, nonpartisan organization devoted to research, analysis, and public education.
Subject: Legal & Government
Type: Adult

Burlingame Municipal Code and Zoning Ordinances

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Subject: Legal & Government
Type: Adult

Business Insights Global

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Business Insights Global
A source for company profiles, brand information, rankings, investment reports, company histories, chronologies and periodicals.
Subject: Business & Finance, Jobs & Careers
Type: Adult
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California Code

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California Code
CA law consists of 29 codes covering various subject areas.

Subject: Legal & Government
Type: Adult

California Courts Self Help Center

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California Courts Self Help Center
Information to help in working with an attorney and in representing yourself in some legal matters.

Subject: Legal & Government
Type: Adult

California Death Records

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California Death Records
Searchable records from the California Department of Health Services Office.

Subject: Genealogy
Type: Adult

California Digital Newspaper Collection

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California Digital Newspaper Collection
A freely accessible repository of digitized California newspapers from 1846 to the present.
Subject: Academics & Homework Help, Magazines & Newspapers
Type: Teen, Adult

CareerOneStop

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CareerOneStop
Source for career exploration, training & jobs.
Subject: Jobs & Careers
Type: Adult

Cliff's Notes

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Cliff's Notes
Study guide
Subject: Academics & Homework Help
Type: Teen

Community Resources FAQs

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Community Resources FAQs
Links to information on issues many are dealing with in these tough economic times - what do to if you get laid off, how to provide food and healthcare for your family, bankruptcy, and more.


Subject: Community Information
Type: Kids, Teen, Adult

Congress.gov

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Congress.gov
Databases providing access to the full texts of bills and laws from the United States Congress, the daily Congressional Record, relevant proceedings and proposed legislation, committee reports, and roll call votes, variously available from the present back to the 93rd Congress (1973). Includes links to major U.S. legislative Web sites.
Subject: Legal & Government
Type: Adult

Coursera

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Coursera
Offers online courses from the top universities, for free.  Learn from world-class professors, watch high quality lectures, achieve mastery via interactive exercises, and collaborate with a global community of students.
Subject: Language & Online Learning
Type: Adult

Covered California

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Covered California
As part of the Affordable Heath Care Act (Obamacare), Covered California is California's new health insurance exchange, where individuals, families and small businesses can find affordable health insurance.

Subject: Health & Medicine
Type: Adult

Cultures: Student Resources in Context

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Cultures: Student Resources in Context
Find information on a list of popular topics
Subject: Academics & Homework Help
Type: Kids, Teen
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Driving Tests Online

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Subject: Automotive, Language & Online Learning
Type: Teen, Adult
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EDD: Labor Market Info

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Subject: Jobs & Careers
Type: Adult
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Flipster

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Flipster
Instant access to the magazines you know and love in an easy-to-read digital format.

Subject: Literature & Reading, Magazines & Newspapers
Type: Teen, Adult

Full Text Newspapers

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Subject: Magazines & Newspapers
Type: Teen, Adult
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Gale Literature Resource Center

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Gale Literature Resource Center
Biographies, bibliographies, and critical analyses for over 120,000 authors.
Subject: Literature & Reading
Type: Teen, Adult

General Onefile

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Subject: Magazines & Newspapers
Type: Teen, Adult

Geography: Student Resources in Context

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Geography: Student Resources in Context
Find information on a list of popular topics.
Subject: Academics & Homework Help
Type: Kids, Teen

Glassdoor

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Glassdoor
Search jobs from over 20,000 job sites, newspapers and company career pages.
Subject: Jobs & Careers
Type: Adult

Got Resume Builder.com

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Got Resume Builder.com
Offers users a quick and easy resume building experience.
Subject: Jobs & Careers
Type: Teen, Adult

Great Schools

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Great Schools
A national, independent nonprofit organization committed to helping parents choose schools in their community.

           

Subject: Community Information
Type: Kids
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HeritageQuest -In Library

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HeritageQuest
allows you to search your family’s history using a variety of databases including records from the US Census. New, easier to use design using the Ancestry search formula!
This database is only available for use in the library.
Subject: Genealogy
Type: Adult

HeritageQuest Remote Access

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HeritageQuest Remote Access
allows you to search your family’s history using a variety of databases including records from the US Census. New, easier to use design using the Ancestry search formula!

Subject: Genealogy
Type: Adult

How to Reach Your Lawmakers

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How to Reach Your Lawmakers
Contact information for local, state, and federal elected officials.

Subject: Community Information
Type: Adult
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Infotrac Newsstand

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Infotrac Newsstand
Discover a comprehensive collection of current and archival news content.
Subject: Academics & Homework Help
Type: Teen, Adult
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Kelley Blue Book

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Kelley Blue Book
Find pricing and reviews for new and used cars.
Subject: Automotive
Type: Adult

Kid InfoBits

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Kid InfoBits
Curriculum-related, age appropriate, full-text content for elementary school students drawn from reference books and popular kids magazines and newspapers, like Ranger Rick, Highlights, and Sports Illustrated for
Kids.
Subject: Academics & Homework Help
Type: Kids

Kids Count

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Kids Count
Statistics on the education, economic, social and physical well-being of children in the U.S.

Subject: Statistics & Demographics
Type: Teen
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Learn How To Become

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Learn How To Become
A one-stop, comprehensive resource to guide individuals through each of the steps they need to take to begin, further, or change their career path.
Subject: Jobs & Careers
Type: Teen, Adult

Legal Glossary (Nolo)

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Legal Glossary
Plain-English definitions for hundreds of legal terms.
Subject: Legal & Government
Type: Adult

Library Aware

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Library Aware
Great book suggestion eNewsletter - click to view and subscribe.
Subject: Literature & Reading
Type: Teen, Adult

Library of Congress Country Studies

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Library of Congress Country Studies
Description and analysis of the historical setting and the social, economic, political, and national security systems and institutions of countries throughout the world.
Subject: History & Biography
Type: Teen

LibriVox

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LibriVox
Free public domain audiobooks.
Subject: Audio & Ebooks
Type: Adult

Literature: Student Resource Center

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Literature: Student Resource Center
Biographies, bibliographies, and critical analyses for over 120,000 authors from every age and literary discipline.
Subject: Academics & Homework Help
Type: Kids, Teen

Live Homework Help (Tutor.com)

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Live Homework Help
You can get free homework help from a live, online tutor.
Subject: Academics & Homework Help
Type: Kids, Teen
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Mango

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Mango
 Mango uses real-life situations and actual conversations to more effectively teach a new language. By listening to and repeating after material designed from native conversations, you'll not only learn the individual words and phrases, you'll know how they're used in practical situations and conversations. You'll learn more than grammar, vocabulary and conjugation, you'll learn how to communicate. 34 languages available.

Subject: Language & Online Learning
Type: Teen, Adult

Many Books

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Many Books
15,000+ free public domain eBooks in a variety of formats (including PDF) designed for a wide variety of e-text readers.
Subject: Audio & Ebooks, Literature & Reading
Type: Kids

MedlinePlus

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MedlinePlus
Authoritative information from NLM, the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and other government agencies and health-related organizations. Also has extensive information about drugs, and illustrated medical encyclopedia, interactive patient tutorials, and the lastest health news.


Subject: Health & Medicine
Type: Adult

Merriam-Webster Dictionary

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Merriam-Webster Dictionary
Dictionary with audio pronunciations.
Subject: Dictionaries & Encyclopedias
Type: Kids, Teen, Adult

Missions, California. eBooks (Follett Shelf)

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California Missions eBooks (Follett Shelf)
Twenty California missions eBooks that can be read online, available free:
username: missions
password: missions
Subject: Academics & Homework Help
Type: Kids

Morningstar Investment Research Center

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Subject: Business & Finance
Type: Adult

Morningstar Investment Research Center Remote Access

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Subject: Business & Finance
Type: Adult

My Perfect Resume.com

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Subject: Jobs & Careers
Type: Adult
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NADA Guides

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NADA Guides
Pricing information for new and used vehicles.
Subject: Automotive
Type: Adult

National WWII Memorial Registry

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Subject: Genealogy
Type: Adult

NLS Talking (Audio) and Braille Books

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Subject: Audio & Ebooks
Type: Adult

NOLO Law for All

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Subject: Legal & Government
Type: Adult

NoveList

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NoveList
Contains information on over 135,000 fiction books including reviews.
Subject: Literature & Reading
Type: Teen, Adult
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Opposing Viewpoints in Context

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Opposing Viewpoints in Context
Gives both sides of today's hottest social issues. Another great source for papers and homework help.

Subject: Academics & Homework Help
Type: Kids, Teen

Overdrive

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Overdrive
Download a wide range of popular fiction and non-fiction eBooks and audio eBooks.

Kindle - Overdrive

Subject: Audio & Ebooks
Type: Adult
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Peninsula Works

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Subject: Jobs & Careers
Type: Teen, Adult

Population Reference Bureau

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Population Reference Bureau

timely and objective information on U.S. and international population trends and their implications.

Subject: Statistics & Demographics
Type: Adult

PubMed

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PubMed
PubMed is a very powerful database developed by the National Center for Biotechnology Information at the National Library of Medicine containing or linking to over 20 million citations, many of them free.

Subject: Health & Medicine
Type: Teen, Adult

PubMed Quick Search Guide

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Subject: Health & Medicine
Type: Adult
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Resumes / Coverletters: Purdue Writing Lab

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Subject: Jobs & Careers
Type: Adult
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Safari Tech Books

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Safari Tech Books
Current and popular IT and technology titles. View online only.
Subject: Jobs & Careers, Literature & Reading, Science & Technology
Type: Teen, Adult

San Mateo County Code

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San Mateo County Code
Rules and regulations for a wide variety of situations as handled in San Mateo County.
Subject: Legal & Government
Type: Adult

Schellens Collection Index

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Schellens Collection Index
A 180+ volume scrapbook of people and places, covering every county of California.

Subject: Genealogy
Type: Adult

Science in Context

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Science in Context
Earth, life, and physical science.
Subject: Academics & Homework Help, Science & Technology
Type: Kids, Teen

SMC Connect

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SMC Connect
Database of nonprofit and public services available to people who live or work in San Mateo County.

Subject: Community Information
Type: Adult

Snagajob.com: Part-time work

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Snagajob.com: Part-time work
Search for hourly and part-time jobs.
Subject: Jobs & Careers
Type: Adult

Social Security Death Index

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Social Security Death Index
The most full-featured SSDI search engine on the internet.

Subject: Genealogy
Type: Adult

Social Studies Fact Cards

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Social Studies Fact Cards

Fact Cards are a series of research resources designed for quick reference for students in grades 4 through 8. The topics covered by Fact Cards are those California, United States, and World topics included in the social studies curriculum in California.

Subject: Academics & Homework Help
Type: Kids

State of California

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State of California
Topical and audience-focused links to web pages from the state government. Includes links to state agencies and online services.

Subject: Legal & Government
Type: Adult

Studies in the News

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Studies in the News
(SITN) is a current compilation of policy-related items significant to the Legislature and Governor's Office. It is created weekly by the State Library's California Research Bureau and Information Services Section to supplement the public policy debate in California's Capitol.
Subject: Legal & Government
Type: Adult
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The Economist Country Briefings

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The Economist Country Briefings
Profiles and current articles concerning each country.
Subject: History & Biography
Type: Teen

The World Factbook

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The World Factbook
Key facts, maps, statistics, demographics, and a nutshell history of many countries.

Subject: History & Biography
Type: Kids, Teen

Tutor.com

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Tutor.com
Career and Resume Services.

Subject: Jobs & Careers
Type: Kids, Teen
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U.S. Census Bureau Fact Finder

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U.S. Census Bureau Fact Finder
Population, housing, economic, and geographic data for the United States.
Subject: Statistics & Demographics
Type: Adult

U.S. History in Context

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U.S. History in Context
Articles, primary sources, and scholarly analysis about United States history.
Subject: Academics & Homework Help, History & Biography
Type: Kids, Teen

Universal Class

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Universal Class
Learn a new skill with over 500 online non-college credit Continuing Education courses (from Accounting to Human Resources Management) you  can access 24/7 on the internet. Attend classes, do assignments on your
own schedule and "meet" with a real instructor with whom you may communicate with using e-mail. Available remotely to Burlingame cardholders only. Available to any other San Mateo County resident within the library.

Subject: Jobs & Careers, Language & Online Learning
Type: Adult

USA.gov

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USA.gov
Topical and audience-focused links to millions of web pages from the federal government. Includes A-Z Index of Government Departments and Agencies.
           
 
Subject: Legal & Government
Type: Adult

USGen Web Project

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Subject: Genealogy
Type: Adult
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Value Line Investment Survey Plus Reports

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Subject: Business & Finance
Type: Adult

Value Line Investment Survey Plus Reports Remote Access

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Subject: Business & Finance
Type: Adult
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World History in Context

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World History in Context
Articles, primary sources, and scholarly analysis about world history.
Subject: Academics & Homework Help, History & Biography
Type: Kids, Teen