Education & Test Preparation

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.

Explora for grades K-5
Explora for grades 6-12
  • Simple search that quickly delivers relevant results including articles, essays, and primary source documents to help students feel successful in their research
  • Easy-to-browse categories organized by popular topic to give students research ideas
  • Topic overviews that provide students with a starting point for research
  • 60,000 top videos from the Associated Press, the world’s leading news agency
  • Colorful, mobile-friendly design with feature areas that provide context to students
  • Reading level indicators (Lexile® Measures) to simplify discovery of grade-appropriate content
  • Text-to-Speech for HTML articles to assist struggling readers or those learning English
  • Full-text translation available in more than 30 languages for HTML articles
  • Educators’ landing page where teachers can more easily find relevant support materials
  • Curriculum Standards Module to help educators in the U.S. correlate content quickly and easily to Common Core, state curriculum standards
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.

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.

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.

MAS Complete (grades 9-12)
Designed specifically for high school libraries, this database contains full text for hundreds of popular high school magazines and reference books, tens of thousands of biographies, and thousands of primary source documents. MAS Complete also provides an image collection of more than 1.2 million photos, maps, flags, and color PDFs.

MAS Ultra-School Edition
Designed specifically for high school libraries, MAS Ultra School Edition contains full text for hundreds of popular high school magazines covering a wide-range of subject areas including history, science, careers, and more.

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.

Professional Development Collection
The most valuable and most significant collection of full-text education journals in the world.
Provides a Variety of Important Journals. Professional Development Collection includes full text for nearly 500 high-quality education journals including all of the following and more:
  •     Booklist
  •     Education
  •     Education Digest
  •     Education Week
  •     Educational Leadership
  •     High School Journal
  •     Journal of Education
  •     Journal of Educational Research
  •     Phi Delta Kappan
  •     Reading Teacher
  •     School Library Journal

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.