Research Tools for Teens

Britannica School Edition
Access Britannica Online School Edition for Pre-K to 12th grade.

Explora Teens
Middle and high school-appropriate magazine, journal, and encyclopedia articles and also includes primary source documents, reference books, and multimedia.

General Science Collection
A collection of over 600 peer-reviewed journals, providing researchers with the information needed to stay current on the latest scientific developments. Key subjects covered by the database include biological sciences, computing, engineering, and technology.

High School (Gale In Context): For high school students, use for both homework and in-depth research assignments to find articles, primary documents, creative works, and multimedia files. Learn more about Student Resources in Context: Fact Sheet, Interactive Tutorial, & Videos.

Learning Express Library
Provides a completely interactive online learning platform of practice tests and tutorials designed to help users succeed on the academic or licensing tests they must pass. Get immediate scoring, complete answer explanations, and an individualized analysis of your results. Just some of the practice tests included: AP, Civil Service, EMS, GED, Nursing, Real Estate, TOEFL, and U.S. Citizenship. View the LearningExpress tutorial to get started.

MAS Ultra - School Edition
Contains full text for more than 500 popular, high school magazines. Full text is also available for 85,670 biographies and 105,786 primary source documents. Also contains more than 360 reference books.

Middle Search Plus
Contains full text for more than 140 popular middle school magazines. All full text articles are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles). Full text is also available for thousands of biographies and historical essays. Also contains primary source documents.

Middle School (Gale In Context): For grade 6-8 students, use to search magazines, newspapers and reference books for information on current events, the arts, science, popular culture, health, and more. Learn more about Research in Context: Fact Sheet & Tutorial Videos 

Points of View Reference Center
Provides students with a series of essays that present multiple sides of a current issue. 250 topics, each with an overview (objective background/description), point (argument), counterpoint (opposing argument), and Critical Thinking Guide.