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Student Resources Guide: high school

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Academic Search Complete - EBSCO 

Articles from thousands of journals and magazines; grades 9 & up.

  • full text of articles from academic, social sciences, humanities, general science, education, and multicultural periodicals
  • search by subject, article title, author, journal name, date, and/or language

Explora High School

Encyclopedia for students through grades 9–12.

  • wide range of topics for school projects or papers
  • encyclopedia articles
  • news and magazine stories
  • bibliographies
  • images

Gale Courses

ACT and SAT 6-week classes

  • sessions start monthly
  • interactive learning environment
  • instructor-led

Gale eBooks

Reference books on a variety of subjects for grades 9 & up.

  • covers business, film and TV, history, literary criticism, multicultural studies, music, religion, social science, and sports
  • biographical profiles
  • search or browse
  • highlight, annotate, cite, download, or listen to audio
  • sign in with Google or Microsoft to save and share your research

History Reference Center

Covering U.S. and world history for grades 9 & up.

  • full text of 2,000+ reference books, encyclopedias, and other nonfiction books
  • 120+ history periodicals
  • 60,000 historical documents
  • 50,000 biographies
  • 100,000+ photos and maps
  • 80+ hours of video

Learning Express from EBSCO

  • standardized test prep (for ACT, SAT, and AP exams)
  • skills-boosting tools, in the School Center: math, science, tech, English, social studies, logic 

Literary Criticism E-books

Collection of Gale reference books and series for students of literature in grades 9 & up.

  • Includes full text of
    • Contemporary Authors
    • Novels for Students
    • Poetry for Students
    • Short Stories for Students
    • author/subject monographs
  • Highlight, annotate, cite, download, or listen to audio
  • Sign in with Google or Microsoft to save and share your research

Literature Criticism Online

Collection of literary commentary for grades 9 & up.

  • scholarly and popular analysis
  • search by topic, work, or author
  • includes articles from 
    • Children's Literature Review
    • Contemporary Literary Criticism
    • Poetry Criticism
    • and other trusted Gale resources

NoveList Plus

Interactive tool for finding books for grades 9 & up.

  • suggestions for read-alikes
  • book reviews 
  • discussion questions
  • search by Lexile to find materials by reading level

Points of View Reference Center 

Exploration of current topics for grades 9–12.

  • essays take different viewpoints on a range of topics
  • charts and graphs
  • research guides

Science Reference Center 

Covering science topics for grades 9 & up.

  • full-text articles from hundreds of encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals, and other sources
  • biology, chemistry, physics, environmental science, technology, wildlife, and more

Get help with schoolwork; through grade 12. Also available as an app:

  • connect live (by chat or voice) with subject specialists daily 2–11 PM CT
  • drop off math questions
  • submit papers for review
  • take practice quizzes

World Book Online

Encyclopedia of knowledge for all ages. Includes:

  • Student Encyclopedia
  • illustrations, timelines, timeline creation tool
  • Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos

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