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For High School/Middle School learners:

Find the featured resources for high school and middle school learners below. Visit the middle school and high school database pages to view a full list of all the online resources available to you.

Use GALE Databases with Google Classroom and tools!

When you have a paper, project, or presentation to complete, the hardest part is figuring out where to start. Gale OneFile: High School Edition simplifies your search for information by bringing together hundreds of thousands of images, videos, and audio selections into one easy-to-use database. While online browsers can serve up unreliable or incomplete results, this database lets you explore vetted primary sources, biographies, critical essays, and other materials in many formats — giving you deeper context to high-interest topics.

 As a middle schooler, research can be challenging, right? You’re not a research guru just yet, and online searches on their own can lead you to unreliable content. Thankfully, Gale In Context: Middle School integrates citable content from magazines, newspapers, videos, and primary sources into an easy-to-navigate database developed with you in mind. Dive into science, social studies, history, literature, and more from National Geographic, Scholastic, NPR, NASA, and other citable sources.

This tutorial shows you how to use Highlights and Notes to keep track of key concepts and document sections within many Gale resources.

This tutorial shows you how to download results or use the Send to tool to add documents to Google Drive or from many Gale resources.

Learning Express Library

Includes more than 1,000 tutorials (many interactive!), practice exams, and eBooks for basic skills, academic success, college and job preparation.

Libby/Overdrive

Libby/Overdrive

Libby and OverDrive: Check out eBooks and eAudiobooks on your tablet, smartphone, eReader, or computer from the library for free! There are never overdue books or late fees. Titles automatically return to the library’s collection after your selected loan period. Find classic literature for your reading assignments or the latest in the Hunger Games or Diary of a Wimpy Kid series for reading for fun!

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NewsBank

 Complete full-text content of local and regional news (like the Cumberland Times-News), including community events, schools, politics, government policies, cultural activities, local companies, state industries, and people in the community.

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Library Catalog

Search the library catalog for books for research, to learn, and to relax!

Can’t find what you’re looking for? Try searching libraries across the state of Maryland with a MARINA Interlibrary Loan search!