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Academic Search Premier

Full-text article database of scholarly and peer-reviewed journals covering a variety of subjects, including biology, chemistry, psychology and physics.

American History Online

More than 500 years of American political, military, social and cultural history.

Ancient & Medieval History Online

The full scope of ancient world history, from prehistory through mid-15th century, including images and maps.

Biography in Context

Biographical entries from encyclopedias and journal articles about noteworthy world figures.

Brainfuse Homework Help


Live homework help and tutoring, including a writing lab, skills building, test prep, and Spanish-speaking tutors, for students of all ages and learning levels.


Targeted search levels for children, young adults, and an adult reference center. Current events and primary sources are included.

Britannica Escolar

Britannica in Spanish for elementary and secondary school-level research.

Britannica Moderna

Britannica in Spanish for high school and college-level research.

Britannica Learning Zone

For early learners, a fun activity-centered environment that teaches letters, numbers, words, time, geography and more.


Illustrated resource featuring cultural and geographical information on provinces, states and world topics.

Educator Resources

Educator's Explora

Lesson plans, curriculum standards, and other professional development resources for educators.

Elementary School Explora

Full-text articles for elementary school-age children, including categories organized by popular topics.

Funding Network

Foundation Center

Resources for finding funding opportunities, scholarships, fellowships and more, and researching philanthropic giving. Access is available only at the Parker location.

General Research

General Research Explora

A searchable database that uses various sources, including academic journals, magazines, reference books and more, to provide full-text articles on selected topics.

Global Issues in Context

Search by issue or topic to get specific global viewpoints, reference information, statistics, articles, reports and more.

High School Explora

Full-text articles from popular magazines and reference books, including categories organized by popular topics, for high schoolers.

History Resources: Facts on File

Research portal for American History Online, Modern World History Online, Ancient and Medieval History Online, and Science Online.

Journals, Magazines & Newspapers


A collection of database resources with access to comprehensive information and thousands of full-text articles on educational, business, lifestyle and historical topics.

Literature Resource Center

Background information about writers from around the world, including essays on their work.

Learn software, creative, business and technology skills from thousands of video courses taught by industry experts.

Mango Languages

Online language learning from German to Spanish, Russian to Mandarin Chinese. No downloads are required, and an app is available.

Middle School Explora

Full-text articles from popular magazines and reference books, including categories organized by popular topics, for middle schoolers.

Modern World History Online

Resource for world history, from the mid-15th century to the present.

Newspaper Source

Full-text resource of 45 leading national and international newspapers, as well as 315 regional newspapers.

NoveList K-8

Fiction resource for readers of picture books, chapter books, and young adult titles.

Opposing Viewpoints in Context

Background information, arguments and statistics related to current social issues.

Reference E-Books

Gale Virtual Reference Library

A searchable database by topic or subject, including the arts, literature, business, history and medicine.

Science Reference Center

Full-text articles on biology, chemistry, earth and space sciences, and more from hundreds of science encyclopedias, reference books and periodicals.

Testing & Education Reference Center

Online tests and prep tools for academic and professional exams. Also includes school scholarship info and a resume builder.

Universal Class

More than 500 online courses, from accounting to creative writing, photography to Excel.

World Almanac for Kids

Grade-appropriate content on various subjects and topics, as well as resources for homework help and teacher support.

Worldwide Library Catalog

WorldCat Discovery Services

Catalog of books and other materials from libraries throughout the U.S. and around the world.