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High School Resources
Resources specific to high school students and faculty.
Academic Search CompleteSupports scholarly research in key areas of academic study. More than 8,000 full-text journals, 13,600 indexed and abstracted journals, and PDF content dating back as far as 1887.
Admissions Test PreparationPractice tests, interactive tutorials, and eBooks to help prepare for AP, SAT, ACT and TOEFL exams, as well as college essay writing practice.
Alt-Press WatchThe database features over 670,000 articles from more than 230 publications, offering a wide range of unfettered, critical coverage of the news. All of these varied alternative and independent presses are presented in 100% full text, allowing researchers total access to regional, rural, and metropolitan perspectives on local, national, and international issues.
Annals of American HistoryA year-by-year documentary of American thought and action is presented in this unique resource through the speeches, documents, memoirs, poems, and interviews of more than 1,500 contributors.
Britannica School - HighMore sophisticated content to prepare high school students for college-level research. Features biographies, country content, and STEM and Social Studies content.
Career and Technical EducationMore than 500 full text titles on vocational and technical topics, including: computing science, healthcare, building trades, auto mechanics, sales and retail, accounting, graphic design, and photography.
Career PreparationPrepare for a career exam, explore occupations, and improve workplace skills here.
Computer Skills CenterVideo courses are the fastest and easiest way to learn how to use a computer. Use the materials in this center to learn the basics of computers, from searching the Internet to using popular programs for word processing, creating spreadsheets and databases, implementing design, and more.
Explora for High SchoolsExplora for High Schools is an interface to a collection of full-text reference resources available for secondary schools. Combining databases and encyclopedia entries, it is designed not only for students, but also for the research needs of educators. Databases include: Academic Search Complete, Consumer Health Complete, Funk & Wagnall's New World Encyclopedia, Health Source, MAS Ultra, MasterFILE, Middle Search Plus, Newspaper Source, Teacher Reference Center, Topic Overviews 6-12, and TOPICsearch.
Gale in Context: Opposing ViewpointsOpposing Viewpoints In Context is an engaging online experience for those seeking contextual information and opinions on hundreds of today's hottest social issues. Drawing on the acclaimed Greenhaven Press series, the solution features continuously updated viewpoints, topic overviews, full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, statistics, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites.
GED® Test Prep CenterEarning a high school equivalency credential can open the door to better income, a more fulfilling job, and a college education. If you are preparing for the GED test, these practice tests, interactive tutorials, and eBooks will help you reach your goal.
Job & Career AcceleratorJob & Career Accelerator provides tools and resources for resume and cover letter writing, as well as easy job search and application steps.
LearningExpress LibraryLearningExpress Library features online tutorials, practice tests, and eBooks to help patrons of all ages. It offers job search and workplace skills improvement, skill building in reading, writing, math, and basic science, career certification and licensure exam prep, college and grad school entrance test prep, GED® test prep, and more.
MasterFILE PremierDesigned specifically for public libraries, this database provides full text for magazines, reference books and primary source documents. It also includes an extensive image collection containing photos, maps and flags. MasterFILE Premier contains full text for general reference magazines and publications that cover a wide-range of subject areas including business, health, education, general science and multicultural issues. PDF backfiles are available as far back as 1922 for key publications including American Libraries, Foreign Affairs, History Today, Library Journal, National Review, Saturday Evening Post and more.
MAS Ultra - School EditionThis comprehensive database contains full text for top high-school magazines including America's Civil War, American History, Archaeology, Astronomy, Bioscience, Civil War Times, CollegeXpress Magazine, Congressional Digest, Discover, History Today, Nation, National Review, New Republic, New Scientist, Popular Science, Science News, Scientific American, Smithsonian, World War II, and much more. All full-text articles are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles). MAS Ultra School Edition also provides full text for more than 159,000 biographies and primary source documents, hundreds of reference books (including the Columbia Encyclopedia and the CIA World Fact Book), an image collection containing photos, maps, flags and color PDFs and expanded full-text backfiles (back to 1975) for key magazines.
NoveListNovelist is an electronic readers' advisory resource that assists fiction readers in finding new authors and titles. In includes 90,000 full text reviews, over 36,000 subject headings and a complete spectrum of searching options, including searching by title, by author or simply by describing pertinent plot details.
School CenterThe resources here provide skill-building for classroom and homework success. The school center helps students in elementary, middle, and high school prepare for important tests, get extra help with assignments, and boost their skills in important subjects.
TeenBookCloudTBC is a collection of videos and chapter books in categories which include: Ebooks (Shakespeare, poetry, non-fiction, science, history, geography, etc.), Read-Alongs, Graphic Novels, Videos (from National Geographic!), and Audio Books.
TOPICsearchTeachers, librarians and student researchers can use this database to explore current events, social, political and economic issues, scientific discoveries and other popular topics frequently discussed in the classroom. To support classroom discussion, TOPICsearch contains full text for more than 96,000 articles from diverse content sources. Available via EBSCOhost or the Explora interface for schools and public libraries, TOPICsearch is accessible to students at all ages and will assist in fostering informed conversation and opinions in the classroom. Content includes: biographies, book reviews, government information, periodicals, public opinion polls, and international newspapers.