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Magazine article Multimedia Schools

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African-American History Online

African-American History & Culture: An On-line Encyclopedia has been updated The new additions include 225 new biographies, 25 new historical documents, and 30 new photographs of contemporary African Americans. The online database now features an updated interface with new search screens and a new record format, a "How to Cite This Resource Page," two new timelines detailing the history of slavery and the civil rights movement, new maps from the Encyclopedia of African-American Heritage, and a bibliography section. Facts On File, 800/322-8755 or

SIRS Researcher Adds George W. Bush

Understanding the Bush Agenda, a new study guide, is now part of the SIRS Researcher online reference database. The material was developed to help students analyze and understand the ideology and goals of the current presidential administration. The guide reviews Bush's election campaign, campaign pledges, confirmation hearings, and proposed policies. The study guide is accessed from Issues in Government, a new additional content database available from the online version of SIRS Researcher. SIRS Mandarin Inc. 800/232-7477 or

Biography References Online

The Biography Reference Bank, the largest biographical database offered by H. W. Wilson, covers more than 195,000 figures from antiquity through today. The online resource features comprehensive profiles, full-text articles and article abstracts, book review excerpts from Book Review Digest, images of many biographical subjects, links to information on Internet sites, and select profiles from biographical sources from other leading publishers. The material includes the profiles database Wilson Biographies Plus Illustrated and the periodicals and book coverage of Biography Index Plus, as well as links to full-text articles and article abstracts from more than 4,000 magazines and journals. …

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