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General Research

These tools are good places to start your research.

Access full-text online articles from reference books.

Gale Virtual Ref Library
Search hundreds of reference books on numerous topics.


Access peer-reviewed, full text articles from academic journals.

Homework resource for middle school students – including articles, topic overviews, and multimedia content.

People, Places & History

These resources are great for social studies & history.

Find biographies and images for over 400,000 notable people.

This tool covers the most-studied events, decades, conflicts, wars, movements, and people in U.S. History.

Get facts, and learn about the history and customs of countries around the world. Also includes states and provinces.

Pro/Con Debates

Tools for sharpening your positions in debates or position papers.

Understand the background and context of over 300 current social topics, including pro and con viewpoint articles.

A resource to help understand an issue, including pro and con viewpoint articles and reference articles that provide context.

News & Encyclopedias

Find Encyclopedia entries and news articles here.

This online encyclopedia has articles, biographies, videos, images, and web sites.

Access articles from over 12,000 magazines and newspapers, including the New York Times.

Find articles from more than 1100 major U.S. newspapers, as well as leading international titles.


These tools have science references including experiments, assignments and more.

Science-focused homework resource with topic overviews, multimedia content, and science experiments.


Find authoritative information related to the environment, energy and natural resources.

Test Prep & Skillbuilders

These tools will help you prepare for tests (including SAT & ACT), get better at things, learn a language or find your next read.

More than 1000 practice tests and skills tutorials. Includes a library of test-preparation and skills-building e-books.


Learn a new language online. Over 60 languages, including English as another language….and Pirate!

Find new authors or titles – describe a book and get read-alikes. Find lexile levels and browse lists of award-winning books.