Biology: Pox and Pestilence


The Library's RhinoCAT is an automated catalog of books, DVDs, and other library materials. RhinoCAT is available from any browser at It is also accessible from your TaftNet homepage. A keyword search using a broad term will yield the most hits.

Encyclopedias and Reference Books/eBooks

Search large collections of ebooks simultaneously: Gale Virtual Reference Library, Infobase ebooks, Salem History, and Salem Health

Also: Also: Encyclopedia Britannica Online, the complete EB, plus authoritative websites and full-text journal access

Taft Online Subscriptions

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  • Classroom Video on Demand Provides access to thousands of full-length videos and clips on core-curriculum topics
  • Daily Life through History Explore aspects of everyday life in different historical eras through thousands of primary sources and information from over 100 books from Greenwood Press and ABC-Clio.
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  • Health and Wellness Resource Center Up-to-date reference material as well as full-text magazines, journals, and pamphlets from a wide variety of authoritative medical sources.
  • JSTOR Extensive backfiles of full-text scholarly journals in the arts, humanities, and sciences, many dating back to the 19th century. Also contains a 19th century British pamphlet collection and ebook content.
  • Modern World History Online Overview essays, biographies, events and topics, primary source documents, timelines, maps and charts, images and videos from the mid-15th century to the present.
  • Science in Context Topic overviews, experiments, biographies, and links to quality websites, as well as coverage of the latest scientific developments in over 200 magazines and academic journals
  • SIRS Knowledge Source General reference database containing thousands of full-text articles and other resources, including U. S. government documents. Also includes a pro/con issues database.
  • Today's Science Designed to connect the classroom to real world discoveries, explaining important developments in biology, chemistry, the environment, space, physics, and technology
  • U.S. History in Context Comprehensive collection of reference sources, primary documents, periodicals, maps and multimedia
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See Finding Primary Sources for hints on how to locate quality websites.

Created 11/14