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Reference works, primary source materials, creative works, and audio and video clips covering the core curriculum subjects including history, science, literature, and social studies.
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eBooks are digital editions of 6000+ books including many general interest, reference, technical, and how-to titles that can be viewed on any device connected to the Internet. Titles in the Sharpe Global History & Culture collection are now accessed here. These titles include Booms and Busts, Global History, World Terrorism, Civilizations and Societies, World Monarchies and Dynasties, Global Social Issues, World Food, World Trade, World Clothing & Fashion, Conflicts Since World War II, and Native Peoples of the World. To use eBooks from a device outside the library you must have a Joplin Public Library card.
Gale Virtual Reference Library
Health and medical e-books with teen-friendly titles including the following:
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Connect from computers inside Joplin Public Library. Adolescent Health Sourcebook
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Connect from computers inside Joplin Public Library. Gale Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine
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Connect from computers outside Joplin Public Library Connect via computers inside Joplin Public Library Salem Health
An authoritative resource for information on health, genetics, and cancer topics including diseases, disorders, treatments, procedures and anatomy.
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Online access to the content of the reference books The Solar System, Encyclopedia of Energy, and Environmental Issues.
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A comprehensive research database that provides easy access full text for hundreds of science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals and other sources.