Education & Test Preparation

Students
Academic Search Elite
This is a rich resource spanning a broad stretch of academic subjects with thousands of full-text journals and abstracted and indexed journals. Information is easily attainable for the most complex term papers. This database is sourced with PDF images for the great majority of journals; many of these PDFs are native (searchable) or scanned-in-color.

ERIC (The Education Resource Information Center)
The Education Resource Information Center (ERIC)  provides access to information from journals included in the Current Index of Journals in Education and Resources in Education Index. This resource contains more than a million records and links to hundreds of thousands of full-text documents from ERIC back to 1966.

Funk and Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia
Provides over 25,000 encyclopedic entries. Searchable by subject or keywords within the entry.

History Reference Center
Designed for academic research, this database features full text for more than 1,990 reference books, encyclopedias, and non-fiction books.

HomeworkMT
Whether you need help with math homework, preparing for a college entrance exam or the GED, or writing an effective resume or term paper, HomeworkMT can help!
HomeworkMT offers free online tutoring, academic resources, writing assistance and preparatory testing materials from Tutor.com for all Montana residents. Get help in math, science, social studies, or English from a live tutor as part of this statewide service.

Khan Academy
With a library of over 3,000 videos covering everything from arithmetic to physics, finance, and history and 315 practice exercises, this nonprofit is on a mission to help you learn what you want, when you want, at your own pace.

Kids Search
This is designed for students in grades K through 8. Kids Search provides elementary school students with an easy-to-use, graphically-appealing interface they can use to search databases.

Mango Library Edition
Access Mango from outside the library (requires your library card number and password)
Learn practical conversation skills in a wide variety of foreign languages through 22 basic and 16 complete language programs. Access these and more than a dozen ESL courses on your own computer or by downloading the Mango Mobile application.

Middle Search Plus (grades 6-8)
This database contains full text for dozens of popular middle school magazines as well as thousands of biographies and historical essays.

Points of View Reference Center
Containing resources that present multiple sides of an issue, this database provides rich content that can help students realize and develop persuasive arguments and essays, better understand controversial issues, and develop analytical thinking skills.

Primary Search (grades K-5)
Containing full-text for more than 80 of the most popular elementary school magazines, Primary Search is designed specifically for elementary school libraries.

Searchasaurus ® (grades K-8)
Three popular primary education databases can be accessed via this database. Searchasaurus® is an exciting and easy way for young researchers to experience online searching. It is an animated interface with a dinosaur theme that encourages students to enhance and develop basic search methodologies. Students will be riveted by the colorful, animated interface, complete with erupting volcanoes and a dinosaur guide, as they gather information on a wide range of topics. Searchasaurus offers Lexile limiters (reading level), making it easy for students to read and research only appropriately challenging materials.

Student Research Center (grades 9-12)
Perfect for high school students, this resource provides access to magazines, newspapers, biographies, country reports, film, video, and more. Search by topic or use the online dictionaries and encyclopedias.

TOPICsearch
To support classroom discussion, TOPICsearch contains full text for more than 80,000 articles from diverse sources, including international newspapers, EBSCO's unparalleled collection of periodicals, biographies, public opinion polls, book reviews, and government information.

Teacher Resources
Professional Development Collection (for educators)
The most beneficial and most significant collection of full-text education journals in the world.Professional Development Collection includes full text for nearly 500 high-quality education journals.

Teacher Reference Center
Teacher Reference Center provides indexing and abstracts for 280 of the most popular teacher and administrator journals and magazines to assist professional educators.