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You can search and browse our online catalog as a guest, but if you are logged in you can access and read most of the eBooks in our collection just in your browser. You can also see what you have checked out. Login Instructions.


Gale's Power Search will search all of our Gale databases at once, including newspapers and magazines as well as eBooks. 

Gale's In Context Suite is a subject-specific resource that brings together nonfiction materials in all digital formats. You can read or watch to get the facts with articles, videos, charts, images and infographics, and more. It includes on-demand text and voice translation into over 20 languages plus search by Lexile range and you can easily access G Suite tools to share, save, and download content.


Informe Académico es diseñada especialmente para los estudiante e investigadores de América Latina. Alberga en su portal más de 8.5 millones de artículos de carácter científico, académico y de interés general, provenientes de más de 1,000 publicaciones de 18 países. Abarca una amplia variedad de temas como política, historia, economía, humanidades, ciencias de la salud, filosofía, literatura, ciencia, tecnología y más.


Gale's Interactive Science lets you manipulate and explore 3D interactive models, allowing you to visualize and understand concepts in biology, chemistry, earth and space science. Reference and periodical content provide additional context for further understanding.


Made for today’s digital classroom, with extensive, up-to-date information sources, Britannica School is specially designed for differentiated instruction and self-led inquiry, allowing students to move easily between learning levels and discover in ways that are exciting.


Students, log in with your school username (first name.last name) from your Google account and your Google password; teachers with your computer username and password (for My Britannica - teachers log in with your Google email and password). 

Scholastic GO! contains more than 115,000 articles from seven Scholastic encyclopedia databases: Encyclopedia Americana, Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia, The New Book of Knowledge, America the Beautiful, Lands and Peoples, Amazing Animals of the World, and The New Book of Popular Science. Articles can be filtered by reading level and also include links to special features such as dictionaries, Read Aloud functionality, GO Tube Videos, World Newspapers, and Atlas.

Research Resources

The Purdue Online Writing Lab includes over 200 free resources for writing and research as well as updated MLA style guides and examples.  

Study Resources

BrainPOP provides learning games, animated movies, and activities organized by subject area. 



We have subscriptions to some online periodicals (newspapers and magazines) and there are also a few links here to other periodicals that provide at least a limited number of articles online for free. 

Notable Digital Libraries

Many world-renown libraries have made their online digital collections available to the public. This can be a very good source, especially when looking for primary sources.

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