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General Reference Center Gold (Infotrac) - A general interest database that integrates a variety of sources in one easy-to-use interface. Use General Reference Center Gold to find articles from newspapers, reference books, and periodicals, many with full-text and images. Find the latest current events, popular culture, business and industry coverage, the arts and sciences, sports, hobbies, and more. Go Mobile with Access My Library. Audience: Middle School, High School, Higher Education, General Public.
MasterFILE Premier - specifically for public libraries, this database provides full text for nearly 2,050 general reference publications with full text as far back as 1975. Also includes more than 350 full text reference books, 82,968 biographies, 90,915 primary source documents, and an Image Collection of 107,135 photos, maps and flags. Check out the EbscoHost Mobile App.
American Cat Fanciers Association - this organization promotes the welfare of purebred and non-purebred cats, this site includes info on shows, breeders, etc.
Cat Fanciers' Association - the website from the oldest and largest registry of pedigreed cats, has info on shows, breeds, a showcase and slideshow of breeds
Cornell Feline Health Center - find answers to your questions in the Cat Care and Health Concerns section
Extraordinary Cats - a companion site to the TV show Nature on PBS - find out about different breeds, the homing instinct and individual amazing feats
DogBreedInfo.com - detailed breed information, care articles, amazing dog photos, and even a breed selector and a breeder listing
All About Birds - from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology
The Holistic Bird - taking the "whole" bird into account.
The National Audubon Society
Aquarium Fish Index - over 2000 photos and fish profiles
American Veterinary Medical Association - Pet care info including health, safety, buying a pet and Kids Korner
Animalnetwork - from the publishers of popular print magazines, this site contains plenty of materials on all kinds of pets!
ARKive - 100,000 videos and pictures creating a record of life on Earth
Encyclopedia of Life - Multimedia resource attempting to document all animals, plants, fungi, protists and bacteria
Endangered Species - Find endangered species by state and county, try the Quick Searches for Quick Facts!
HealthyPet - Pet care info including hospitals, FAQ's, library, and coloring book
Open Directory on Pets - The Open Directory project is a terrific resource for information on all kinds of pets, from the common to the exotic!