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Chinese, Korean, French, Japanese, Spanish Databases

Global Reference Center - Encycloædia Britannica


The Global Reference Center is an “extensive collection of Encyclopedia Britannica’s world language content, offering trustworthy information in Spanish, Simplified Chinese, Korean, French, and Japanese.  Users will find comprehensive global content on subjects such as art, geography, history, politics, science, sports, technology, and more. Each site also contains additional local content—including culture, history, and traditions—specific to each product. Brilliant photos, detailed maps, and other images accompany the text, engaging readers and encouraging further learning. . . . It’s an excellent resource for language students and native speakers alike.”+

Spanish and ESL Magazine Database
World & I

"Each week the Spanish page presents authentic source material for Reading Comprehension (Advanced and Simplified) with text, audio, and exercises, as well as Vocabulary, Idioms, Phrasal Verbs, an extensive Basics section for beginners, and a Latin American Cultures archive in English."+

"The World & I Online’s weekly ESL Program offers both English-language support and inspiration to help students achieve their full potential through Reading Comprehension (Advanced and Simplified), Vocabulary, Idioms, Phrasal Verbs, and the American Culture Corner."+

Spanish Databases

Referencia Latina
"Referencia Latina, a comprehensive Spanish-language database, offers content from a variety of sources including 49,000 encyclopedia entries; 50,000 images; 2,500 health reports; a Spanish-English dictionary and full text for over 100 reference books and dozens of general interest magazines in a broad array of subject areas."+


Salud en Español  
"Salud en Español provides comprehensive evidence-based reports and fact sheets in Spanish on all aspects of consumer health and wellness. Topic-specific reports covering all aspects of health offer valuable overviews on diseases, conditions, procedures and various treatments. The content found in this database includes a diverse collection of health-related themes:
  • Aging & Wellness
  • Alternative Medicine
  • First Aid
  • Infant/Child Care & Illnesses
Information provided in this database should not be viewed as a means for self-diagnosis or a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment."+


Spanish Reference Center
"This site offers resources in Spanish for all ages in two unique interfaces, each with its own comprehensive encyclopedia: Enciclopedia Moderna for high school and college students and Britannica Escolar for middle school students."+


+ = Annotations provided by publishers

# = Databases provided by the New Jersey State Library


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