Research & Homework
Use these resources to search for magazine & newspaper articles, encyclopedia entries or business and job information; find a recommendation for a good novel; and much more. Your library card is required to search most of the databases.
Middle Student Resources
Books & Authors is a reader’s advisory tool designed to connect readers with fiction and non-fiction titles based on their interests. Find new books to read, love and explore. This resource offers endless possibilities and combinations of books, authors, genres and topics. Key features include browsable menus and visual search technology.
Reference eBooks on subjects such as: business, education, history, science, and more.
Live tutors are available seven days a week between the hours of 2:00 p.m. and 11:00 p.m., EST. HelpNow! is a comprehensive suite of tutoring services designed for a range of academic needs; whether it’s tackling a tough homework problem, learning an academic skill, or writing a term paper. Students may take practice tests, submit essays for review, and take advantage of other self-study features 24 hours a day. Adults can also receive live online help from our trained adult education specialists in areas such as US Citizenship testing, resume and cover letter writing assistance and core subject education.
Created specifically for middle-schoolers, Gale In Context: Middle School combines the best of Gale’s reference content with age-appropriate videos, newspapers, magazines, primary sources, and much more. Students will find outstanding support to complete assignments in core subjects including literature, science, social studies, and history.
Gale OneFile: News provides access to full-text newspapers and allows users to search articles instantly by title, headline, date, newspaper section, or other fields. The database offers a one-stop source for current news and searchable archives.
Includes more than 1,000 tutorials, practice exams, and eBooks for basic skills master, academic success, job preparation, and career advancement.
Casual, cultural, and conversational learning. Speak like a local in 70+ languages with practical, conversation-based language lessons for web, iOS, and Android. Learn Spanish, French, German, and more — download the free Mango app to get started.
Expert reading recommendations, reviews, articles, Author Read-alikes, Book Discussion Guides, BookTalks, and Feature Articles.
NoveList K-8 Plus contains materials for all K-8 grade levels and includes picture books, children’s “chapter” books and young adult titles.
NoveList provides Lexile and Accelerated Reader Levels of each book.
TrueFlix is an online resource that focuses on engaging subject-area content in science and social studies for students spanning grades 3-6. Each of the TrueFlix subject areas will help your child hone literacy skills, bolster their understanding of crucial subjects relating to science and social studies, and help enhance their ability to be able to organize and assemble information.
Continually updated, includes all of the articles from the 22-volume print set, plus thousands more. In addition, there are more than 9,500 pictures and maps, 115 videos and animations, 9,300 sounds, more than 100 simulated historic Web sites.
Gale OneFile Collections
Popular full-text general periodicals and magazines.