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Study for a Test
More than 700 online practice tests and interactive skill-building tutorials plus 130 e-book titles developed by expert academic and industry professionals.

Best General-Purpose Database
The best place to start when you're not sure how to find what you need. This database has articles on nearly all subjects from more than 1,900 sources.


"500 times better than anything you can find on the web!" Dick D., Shade-tree mechanic.

Gale LegalForms


Draft a will, a lease, or divorce papers.


Learn a New Language


Learn English, Arabic, Dari, Farsi, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin Chinese, Pashto, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Tagalog, Thai, Turkish, Urdu or Vietnamese.


Read an eBook
Read any of hundreds of ebooks on your screen or download to your mobile device.