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LearningExpress: PrepSTEP for High Schools

PrepSTEP for High Schools helps students succeed in high school and beyond by providing online access to comprehensive academic and career-related resources. It empowers schools with support for college-, career-, and military-bound students.

ABC-CLIO American Indian Experience

A full-text digital resource exploring the histories and contemporary cultures of the indigenous peoples of the United States.


A selection of over 1,200 digital magazines. Purchased on a title by title basis. See titles here:

Novelist Plus

Online readers’ advisory service that helps librarians and readers find fiction books based on books they have read or topics in which they are interested.

ABC-CLIO African American Experience

The widest ranging and easiest-to-use online database collection on African American history and culture.

MagillOnLiterature Plus

This database is composed of critical analyses of individual works of literature, biographical records, images, and a glossary literary terms.

History Reference Center

World's most comprehensive full-text history reference database.

ABC-CLIO World History: The Modern Era

This database provides information on the evolution of modern Europe, developments in Asia, Africa, and the Islamic world, the global impact of the Industrial Revolution, etc.

ABC-Clio World at War: Understanding Conflict and Society

Helps students and researchers develop a deeper, critical appreciation of both America’s history and total human involvement and costs of war.

ABC-CLIO World Geography: Understanding a Changing World

This database focuses on the geographic, political, social, economic, and cultural forces that influence our world.

Science Reference Center

A research database that provides easy access to a multitude of full-text science-oriented designed to meet every student's science research needs.

H.W. Wilson Library Literature & Information Science Full Text

Provides a clear focus on library studies and how technology and the development of the Internet have changed the library experience and research in general.

H.W. Wilson Senior High School Core Collection

List of recommended books for people in grades 9 through 12 is invaluable for collection development and maintenance,reader's advisory and curriculum support in the high school library.

H.W. Wilson Social Sciences Full Text

A full-text resource provides access to a wide assortment of the most important English-language social science journals.

NoveList K-8 Plus

Online readers’ advisory service that helps librarians and readers find fiction books based on books they have read or topics in which they are interested.

H.W. Wilson Middle & Junior High School Core Collection

Contains entries for nonfiction works, fiction and collections for children and adolescents, plus review sources and other professional aids for librarians and school media specialists.

Points of View Reference Center

A full-text database designed to provide students with a series of essays that present multiple sides of a current issue.

ABC-CLIO American Government

Connects contemporary issues with the foundations of government and compares the political and economic systems of the United States with those of other countries.

ABC-CLIO Daily Life through History

This database supports courses in American history and literature and is an outstanding, cross-disciplinary resource for researching historical topics.

Literary Reference Center Plus

Contains everything in Literary Reference Center, plus more additional features.

ABC-CLIO American History

From the earliest explorers of the Americas to today's headlines, American History investigates the people, events, and themes of our nation's evolution.

ABC-CLIO World History: Ancient and Medieval Eras

This database ranges from the dawn of prehistory through the great ancient empires to the beginning of the Renaissance.

ABC-CLIO Modern Genocide: Understanding Causes & Consequences

This resource provides information on the historical, social, religious, political and economic factors that have resulted in genocide.

Library Reference Center

A comprehensive database that provides users with a broad spectrum of information on thousands of authors and their works across literary disciplines and timeframes.


Online readers’ advisory service that helps librarians and readers find fiction books based on books they have read or topics in which they are interested.

ABC-CLIO United States Geography

This database offers an unbeatable combination of authoritative research sources, standards-aligned lessons and activities, and engaging current events features on all 50 U.S. states.

Biography Reference Center

Containing many of the top-ranked biographical reference collections & magazines, this databases offers a comprehensive collection of more than 461,000 full-text biographies.

ABC-Clio World Religions: Belief, Culture, and Controversy

Provides a combination of reference and research, comprising of reference items that cover matters of belief, practice, celebrations, holidays; important individuals, sacred places etc.

Poetry & Short Story Reference Center

This full-text database provides a historically rich collection of hundreds of thousands of classic and contemporary poems, as well as short stories, biographies and authoritative essays on such topics as poetic forms, movements and techniques.

Education Source

A bibliographic and full-text database that covers scholarly research and information to meet the needs of education students, professionals and policy makers.


Education Resource Information Center, provides access to education literature and resources.

NoveList K-8

Online readers’ advisory service for K-8 that helps librarians and readers find fiction books based on books they have read or topics in which they are interested.

AP Images Collection

A primary source database from the Associated Press,that takes users on a sensory journey through history with photographs, audio sound bites, graphics, and text.

ABC-CLIO Latino American Experience

This comprehensive, informative, easy to use online resource marks the first-ever database dedicated to the history and culture of Latinos.

Newspaper Source Plus

Includes more than 1,000 full-text newspapers, providing more than 38 million full-text articles.