Online Resources

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Articles - In Depth Search (For high school level and up.)

Search multiple sources to find articles from magazines, journals, newspapers, books, and primary sources. Includes Academic Search Complete.

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Biography in Context

Find hundreds of thousands of biographical entries, past and present, from around the world.  From Gale.

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Britannica Escolar

Britannica Escolar es una enciclopedia en dos partes con portales para estudiantes de primaria y secundaria.

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Britannica School

Britannica School is a three part encyclopedia with portals for elementary, middle, and high school students.

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College Blue Book

44thed.  2017. Guide to thousands of 2-and 4-year schools in the U.S. and Canada. Covers the expected listings and detailed descriptions, degree programs offered, scholarships, and occupational education programs.

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Explora for High School Students (Grades 9-12)

Search full text for hundreds of popular high school magazines, plus biographies, primary source documents, reference books, videos, photos, maps, and flags.

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Explora for Middle School Students (Grades 6-8)

Search full text for dozens of popular middle school magazines, plus biographies, primary source documents, reference books, videos, photos, maps, and flags.

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Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL)

Search or browse eBooks on Business, Cooking & Food, Kids interest, and more!

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Global Issues in Context

Historical documents, current viewpoints, news, country information, videos, podcasts and more provide a rich analysis of critical global issues. From Gale.

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LearningExpress Library Tutorials, Tests, eBooks (Grades 4-adult)

eBooks and practice tests for SAT, ACT, GED, ASVAB, U.S. Citizenship and much more. Study English, Math, Social Studies, and improve job skills.

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Library of Congress Digital Collections

Take advantage of all the Library of Congress offers - from home! Digital Collections features thousands of items in hundreds of subject areas.

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MackinVIA

MackinVIA provides easy access to eBooks, eResources, librarian-curated web links, videos and more. For kids K-8

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Opposing Viewpoints in Context

Learn about current social issues with pro/con viewpoint essays, periodical articles, biographies, images, podcasts and more. Provided by Gale.

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Poetry & Short Story Reference Center

Complete poems and short stories, criticism, and information about poets and authors.

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School Center - LearningExpress Library

Offers test preparation, homework help, and skill building for elementary, middle, and high school students.

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TeachingBooks.net

Original, in-studio movies of authors and illustrators, and resources on K–12 books to support reading and library activities for all grades and content areas.

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Treehouse (Technology Learning)

Learn to design and develop websites and mobile apps. Improve business skills in project management, marketing, and finance. Most courses are at a professional level. Learn more about sign up.

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Tutor.com

Get homework help from a live tutor or use study guides, worksheets, and tutorials on common subjects, and various state standardized tests. For elementary through college age students. Learn more.

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U.S. History in Context

Get contextual information on hundreds of the most significant people, events and topics in U.S. History. 

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World History in Context

Get contextual information on hundreds of the most significant people, events and topics in World History. 


Worldmark Encyclopedia of Cultures and Daily Life

3rded. 2017. Covers cultural groups in Asia, Europe, the Americas & Africa. Covers history, politics, customs, religion, education, human rights issues, teen life, and more.


Worldmark Encyclopedia of the Nations

14thed. 2017.  Offers information on more than 200 countries and dependencies from around the world. Also includes biographical essays on national leaders.