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Explora Middle Schools | Explora High Schools
Allows students to easily search across a range of sources including newspapers and magazines, encyclopedias, dictionaries, books, biographies and more. Current events, arts, history, health and science are just a few of the topics covered.
Middle Search Plus
Need some help with that homework? Here’s a great place to find some answers. This database has magazine articles, biographies and primary source documents for all your assignments and reports. There’s also a collection of photos, maps and flags.
Designed specifically for high school students, this database includes popular high school magazines including American Heritage, Careers & Colleges, Civil War Times, Congressional Digest, Discover, History Today, Nation, National Review, New Republic, Popular Science, Science News, Scientific American, Smithsonian, World War II, and more.
Current events database including the full text of teacher- and librarian-selected newspaper and magazine articles, pamphlets, biographies, book reviews, opinion polls, and government information on popular classroom topics.
Learning Express High School Equivalency Center
Earning 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, GED® en Español, HiSET® or TASC™ exams, these practice tests, interactive tutorials, and ebooks will help you reach your goal.
Biographical essays that reflect extended coverage of the 2,500 most studied authors and include up-to-date lists of each author's principal works and current secondary bibliographies. Includes Masterplots (12 volumes), Masterplots II (58 volumes), Cyclopedia of World Authors (5 volumes), Cyclopedia of Literary Characters (5 volumes), Magill's Literary Annual 1977-2012 (38 volumes), Magill's Guide to Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature (4 volumes), Magill Book Reviews, and Critical Surveys (35 volumes).
History & Biography
History Reference Center
Full text for thousands of history encyclopedias, reference books, leading periodicals and other sources. Features historical documents, biographies of historical figures, historical photos and maps, and more than 80 hours of historical video.
Biography Reference Center
Thousands of reliable full-text biographies, including the complete full text of Biography Today and Biography, plus narrative biographies not available in other databases. In addition to keyword search, you can locate biographies by subject occupation, nationality, activity, gender, lifespan and more.
Biography Reference Bank
In-depth, original profiles from the Current Biography and World Authors series, the thorough periodical coverage of Biography Index and the specialist biographical content of Junior Authors & Illustrators. It provides biographical full-text articles, page images and abstracts from today's leading magazines and journals, and a searchable collection of more than 35,000 images.
Ask Dr. Math
A group experienced volunteers talk about all aspects of math, from homework questions, to work-related practical math, to "how" or "why" questions arising from curiosity or confusion.
Science Reference Center
Full text for hundreds of science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals, and other sources. Topics covered include biology, chemistry, earth and space science, environmental science, health and medicine, history of science, life science, physics, science and society, science as inquiry, scientists, technology, and wildlife.