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Databases and Resources for grades 9-12

Chilton Library
Chilton Library

Step-by-step instructions for your auto repair needs. Includes videos and animations, close-up images, wiring diagrams, diagnostic information, and maintenance and specification tables.

Cities of the United States
Cities of the United States

Provides vital information on 199 of America’s top cities . City-specific profiles organize pertinent facts and data.

Explora Secondary
Explora Secondary

Designed specifically for high school libraries, Explora Secondary is a full-text database of popular magazines, reference books, and primary sources covering many subjects, including history, science, and health. It also includes over a million photos, maps, and flags.

Grzimek’s Animal Life Encyclopedia: Evolution
Grzimek’s Animal Life Encyclopedia: Evolution

Covers evolution in detail and explores it from a scientific viewpoint. Includes comprehensive coverage of recent ideas and discoveries in the field of evolution.

History Reference Center
History Reference Center

Full text content of historical documents, biographies of historical figures, photos, maps, video, and other history reference materials.

Human Diseases and Conditions, 3rd ed., 2017
Human Diseases and Conditions, 3rd ed., 2017

Presents information on numerous diseases and conditions. Articles include a definition of the disease or condition, an explanation of how it works in the body, information on causes, symptoms and diagnosis, treatment or cure, and lifestyles.

LearningExpress Library
LearningExpress Library

A comprehensive collection of test preparation tools, skill-building materials, and career resources. Use to prepare for college and career, education tutoring, software tutorials, and workforce development.

Literary Reference Center
Literary Reference Center

Provides information on thousands of authors and their works across literary disciplines and timeframes.

MAS Ultra
MAS Ultra

Contains content from popular high school magazines covering a wide range of subject areas including history, science, careers and more.

Newspaper Source Plus
Newspaper Source Plus

Full text coverage of major newspapers, videos, and podcasts covering critical news topics.

Novelist Plus
Novelist Plus

Find fiction reading recommendations for all ages. Search by book title, author, genre, or key plot points. Find information about a book series and discussion guides for book groups.

Political Theories for Students
Political Theories for Students

Provides in-depth information on major political theories and systems from all time periods.

Pronunciator
Pronunciator

provides both guided and self-directed instruction for 131 foreign languages, and ESL for 51 non-English languages, along with Course Designer, which allows for the creation and deployment of custom courses by educators. Pronunciator uses a variety of tools (e.g., drills, quizzes, feature films, streaming music with lyrics, poetry, plays, culture notes, etc.) to provide 360-degree exposure to a language within a safe, structured learning environment.

Scout: Classroom Edition
Scout: Classroom Edition

Video clips and multimedia tools for use in K12 classrooms in all subject areas. Includes lesson plans. Searchable by grade level and subject.

TOPICsearch
TOPICsearch

Content explores current events, social, political, economic, scientific, and other popular topics frequently discussed in the classroom.

Vocational and Career Collection
Vocational and Career Collection

Provides coverage for trade and industry-related periodicals for high schools, community colleges, trade institutions and the general public.

World Book Advanced
World Book Advanced

Encyclopedia for high school or new college students. Includes multimedia, e-book center with public domain content, and primary source documents.

World Book Discover
World Book Discover

Designed for high-interest, low reading level content, this tool is useful for new readers of English.