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Secretary of State Glenda Hood says they’ve made arrangements to provide copies of books, newspapers, magazines, and a variety of reference materials through the Florida electronic library.

That means children in small towns will have access to the same sort of information that is available to kids in big urban schools.

Glenda Hood, Secretary of State, says, "So in other words, it’s a level playing field that we are creating. This means that a student in one of Florida’s smallest communities with very limited resources has access to the very same information that a student in a larger metropolitan area has."

Leon County School Superintendent Bill Montford says the new research databases will be available at all 2,600 public schools throughout the state.

He says the new database system will also be a handy tool for teachers to prepare their lessons.