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Student Resources

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Student Resources

  • Ancient and Medieval History
    Offers online resources and videos of the histories for eight major civilizations.
  • AtoZ Databases
    Offers 2.3 million job/internship opportunities, Interview Tips, and Résumé Templates.
  • Biography in Context
    Includes full-text articles from hundreds of periodicals.
  • Brainfuse LearnNow 
  • Get help with homework, submit a question, interact with a live tutor, form online study groups, practice standardized tests, send your paper to the writing lab, access free lessons and resources, create your own flashcards. To access, click the Brainfuse LearnNow link above and login with your library card number, go to Tools for All Learners and click on LearnNow to find the content for grades 6-12.
  • Britannica School Edition  *

    A comprehensive interactive resource for research and learning for grades K-12. Includes correlations to California Content Standards and other valuable teacher resources.

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  • CultureGrams
    Provides concise cultural and statistical snapshots of every country recognized by the United Nations.
  • Gale Archives Unbound
    Archives Unbound presents topically-focused digital collections of historical documents that support the research and study needs of scholars and students at the college and university level.
  • Gale in Context: Elementary (formerly Kids InfoBits)
    A database developed especially for beginning researchers in Kindergarten through Grade 5.
  • Gale Virtual Reference Library
    Search full-text ebooks on a wide variety of topics, including arts, business, history, science, social science and more.
  • Literature Resource Center
    A literature reference database designed for both the undergraduate and graduate student as well as the sophisticated casual user.
  • National Geographic Magazine                                                                                                        
    Featuring the complete archive of the magazine from 1888 to present day, a People, Animals and the World module as well as access to NG Kids.
  • Opposing Viewpoints
    Collects " for" and "against" articles based on social issues.
  • Tuition Funding Sources
    Offers students the largest scholarship database in the world with over $41 Billion in scholarship awards along with a career personality test and detailed college and career information. When you register, choose "school from California" in the list of schools.
  • World Book Encyclopedia
    Access to the online version of the World Book Encyclopedia, including:
    • World Book Kids: Offers simpler navigation, thousands of colorful illustrations, diagrams, and maps, and dozens of activities tied to national curriculum standards.
    • World Book Student: Designed for elementary and middle-school students, this popular resource includes built in features and tools to help make learning accessible.
    • World Book Advanced: For the advanced student and adults, Advanced offers deeper comprehension and up to the minute access to worldwide news.
    • World Book Timelines: Search more than 650 pre-generated timelines and 14,000 event in a highly interactive and customizable database.  Investigate the chronological significance of world events and the lives of notable historical figures.
    • World Book eBooks: Over 2,500 titles, including World Book exclusive content and classic literature (novels, plays, poems, and nonfiction).
    • World Book Activity Corner: Contains thousands of cross-curricular, low-cost, fun yet educational projects for the classroom, after school programs, and library programming. 
    • World Book Discover: Assist differentiated learners and older adults with a research database that offers a practical Life Skills section. A collection of unique videos, featuring expert answers to often asked questions, and a visual dictionary make content more accessible for readers of all levels.
    • World Book Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos: This dedicated Spanish-language database contains videos, compare-and-contrast features, selected articles, and a visual dictionary to allow ESL students and Spanish-learners the chance to learn. Integrated with World Book Kids for parallel English-language content.

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