• High School Research Tools 

  • BIOGRAPHY

    ABC-Clio Social Studies databases

    Search 8 databases:American Government, American History, World at War, 
    US Geography, World Geography, World History: Modern 1500+, World History: Ancient/Medieval
    Issues: Understanding Controversy and Society
    Topic overviews, biographies, documents, images, maps, audio and video recordings

    Biography Reference Center (Ebsco)

    Includes Full-text biography articles. 
    Includes the full run of articles from Biography Today and Biography Magazine
    Coverage: Current and historical supporting history, science, the arts, music, literature, multicultural studies, 
    gender studies, business, government & politics, sports, entertainment.
    Use for: Biographical information on notable people past and present

    eBooks from ABC-Clio (ABC-Clio)

    Includes Full-Text
    Collection of 500 history reference books 
    Dates vary by book 
    Subjects include U.S. History, World History, and historical perspectives on Geography, 
    Politics, Law, Government, Religion, Social Issues, Education, Pop Culture, Mythology, 
    Folklore, Science, Technology, the Environment

    eBooks from Gale (Gale)

    Includes Full-Text
    Collection of popular research books
    Dates vary by book
    Reference books on Biography, History, and Science

    History Reference Center (Ebsco)

    Includes Full-text 
    Articles from reference books and history magazines, biographies of historical figures,
    historical documents, photos, maps, 80 hours of historical video

    Student Resources in Context (Gale)

    Includes Full-text
    Articles from reference books, magazines, newspapers, multimedia content, flags, maps, photographs, plays and poems
    Covers all core curriculum areas, including history, literature, science, social studies
    Use for: General information on a wide variety of subjects

  • EBOOKS

    Book Collection: Nonfiction (Ebsco)

    Includes Full-text and some abstracts
    Search over 4000 Popular, general interest non-fiction books
    Core subject areas, biographies, careers, health, sports, adventure, technology, life skills 
    Lexiled

    Britannica E-STAX eBooks (Britannica)

    Four nonfiction collections of eBooks including, Early Reader Collection, Elementary Earth Science Collection, Elementary Life Science Collection, and English Language Learners Collection.

    eBooks from ABC-Clio (ABC-Clio)

    Includes Full-Text
    Collection of 500 history reference books 
    Dates vary by book 
    Subjects include U.S. History, World History, and historical perspectives on Geography, Politics, Law,
    Government, Religion, Social Issues, Education, Pop Culture, Mythology, Folklore, 
    Science, Technology, the Environment 

    eBooks from Ebsco (Ebsco)

    Six nonfiction and reference eBook collections with almost 200,000 titles, including: K-8 Collection, High School Collection, Academic Collection, Business Collection, Education Collection, and History Collection.

    eBooks from Gale (Gale)

    Includes Full-Text
    Collection of popular research books
    Dates vary by book
    Reference books on Biography, History and Science

    eBooks from Infobase (Infobase)

    Includes Full-Text
    Collection of 400 books 
    Dates vary by book
    Reference books on a variety of subjucts including Careers, Multicultural studies, Religion and Philosophy, 
    Science and Technology, Sports, US and World History 

    eBooks from World Book (World Book)

    Includes Full-Text
    Collection of 1,800 books 
    Dates vary by book 
    Spans nearly all curriculum areas, including History, Mathematics, Science and Social Studies.

  • EDUCATION & PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

    Education Research Complete (Ebsco)

    Includes Full-text
    Articles from academic journals, reports, and reference sources
    Topics covered include all levels of education from early childhood to higher education,
    and all educational specialties, such as multilingual education, health education, and testing

    Educators Reference Complete (Gale)

    Includes Full-text
    Articles from academic journals, reports, and reference sources
    Content focuses on educational principles, child development and psychology, and best practices in education

  • ENCYCLOPEDIAS

    World Book Encyclopedia (World Book)

    Includes Full-text
    Encyclopedia articles, timelines, weblinks, multimedia, maps, more
    Use for: General information on a wide variety of subjects

    World Book Encyclopedia in Spanish [Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos]  (World Book)

    Includes Full-text
    Spanish-language encyclopedia, images, maps, multimedia
    Use for: General information on a wide variety of subjects

  • GENERAL

    Academic OneFile (Gale)

    Includes Full-text
    Journal and reference articles
    Extensive coverage of the physical sciences, technology, medicine, social sciences,
    the arts, theology, literature and other subjects
    Updated daily

    Academic Search Complete (Ebsco)

    Includes Full-text
    Journal and reference articles
    Scholarly and multi-disciplinary
    Extensive coverage of information in many areas of academic study

    Britannica Enciclopedia Moderna (Spanish) (Britannica)

    Extensive coverage of information in many areas of academic study
    Full-text resource that meets the needs of Spanish-speaking learners

    Britannica School (High School) (Britannica) 

    Extensive coverage of information in many areas of academic study

    Britannica School K-12 (Britannica)

    Includes Full-text
    Encyclopedia articles, timelines, weblinks, multimedia, maps, more
    Use for: General information on a wide variety of subjects

    Chilton Library (Gale)

    Quick online access to repair, maintenance and service information on popular vehicles, with information on actual tear-downs in easy to follow step-by-step procedures.

    Explora for High Schools (Ebsco)

    Includes Full-text
    Scholarly and multi-disciplinary
    Extensive coverage of information in many areas of academic study

    Gale Student Resources in Context (Gale)

    Includes Full-text
    Reference books, magazines, newspapers, multimedia content, flags, maps,
    photographs, hundreds of plays and poems
    Covers all core curriculum areas, including history, literature, science, social studies
    Use for: General information on a wide variety of subjects 

    General OneFile (Gale)

    Includes Full-text
    Updated daily
    Articles from newspapers, journals and magazines, 
    NPR audio files complete with broadcast transcripts, travel guides 
    Use for: General information on all subjects 

    Informe Académico(Gale)

    Full-text resource that meets the needs of Spanish-speaking learners
    Features title annotations in both English and Spanish

    MAS Ultra - School Edition (Ebsco)

    Includes Full-text 
    Articles from popular magazines,reference books, biographies, primary source documents
    Includes Image Collection of photos, maps & flags, color PDFs
    Use for: General information on a wide variety of subjects

    NewsBank Popular Periodicals (NewsBank)

    Includes Full-text
    News articles from well-known magazines
    Coverage includes the arts, business, careers, culture, family life, history, health, people, entertainment, science, sports, and technology

    Opposing Viewpoints in Context (Gale)

    Premier online resource covering today’s hottest social issues, 
    from Offshore Drilling to Climate Change, Health Care to Immigration. 

    SIRS Discoverer (ProQuest)

    A multidisciplinary resource for K-8, including content from over 2,200 sources and 9,000 integrated educational websites.

  • GEOGRAPHY

    CIA World Factbook (government website: Central Intelligence Agency)

    Updated weekly
    US government profiles of countries and territories around the world. 
    Information on geography, people, government, transportation, economy, communications, military 

    CultureGrams (ProQuest)

    Cultural reports for 200 countries, 50 U.S. states, 13 Canadian provinces and territories
    Includes photo gallery, recipe collection, famous people, graphs and tables, National anthem sound files, flags

    United States Geography (ABC-Clio)

    Includes Full-text
    Primary and secondary sources, including flags, maps, images, political and cultural speeches,
    acts and laws, important individuals and organizations, and geographic profiles

    World Geography (ABC-Clio)

    Includes Full-text
    Country overviews, including culture, political history, economy, political and topographical maps, 
    biographies of notable political and cultural figures.

  • GOVERNMENT, LAW & POLITICAL SCIENCE

    American Government (ABC-Clio)

    Includes Full-text 
    Topic overviews, biographies, documents, images, maps, audio and video recordings 
    Use for: History, Government 

    THOMAS : Tracking Legislation in the US Congress  (government website: Library Of Congress) 

    Federal legislative information. Provides several options for finding bills,
    resolutions, and legislative histories from 1973 to the present 

    USA.gov (government website)

    U.S. government's official web portal
    Find official information and services from the U.S. government
    Can be viewed in Spanish

  • HISTORY - AMERICAN HISTORY

    American Government (ABC-Clio)

    Includes Full-text
    Topic overviews, biographies, documents, images, maps, audio and video recordings
    Use for: History, Government

    American History (ABC-Clio)

    Includes Full-text
    Coverage: 1350 to the present
    Topic overviews, biographies, government and court documents, photos, maps, audio
    and video recordings, statistics, timelines
    Use for: History, Government

    America's Historical Newspapers (1690 - 2000) (NewsBank)

    Digital facsimiles
    Searchable by topic or timeline
    Includes illustrations, advertisements, classifieds, birth and marriage announcements, obituaries

    World at War (ABC-Clio)

    Includes Full-text
    Overviews of 14 U.S.-fought wars.
    Includes timelines, causes and consequences,portraits of opponents,
    and links to supporting facts, figures, primary sources, and audiovisual content

  • HISTORY - GENERAL HISTORY

    ABC-Clio Social Studies databases

    Search 8 databases:American Government, American History, World at War,
    US Geography, World Geography, World History: Modern 1500+, World History: Ancient/Medieval,
    Issues: Understanding Controversy and Society
    Topic overviews, biographies, documents, images, maps, audio and video recordings

    AP Images (Associated Press)

    Primary source database from the Associated Press
    Coverage: 1820 to Present
    Photographs, audio sound bites, text, graphics including maps, timelines, logos and graphs
    Full copyright protection for use in research papers, theses, reports and PowerPoint presentations

    eBooks from ABC-Clio (ABC-Clio)

    Includes Full-Text
    Collection of 500 history reference books
    Dates vary by book
    Subjects include U.S. History, World History, and historical perspectives on Geography, Politics, Law,
    Government, Religion, Social Issues, Education, Pop Culture, Mythology, Folklore, Science, Technology, the Environment

    eBooks from Gale (Gale)

    Includes Full-Text
    Collection of popular research books
    Dates vary by book
    Reference books on Biography, History and Science

    eBooks from Infobase (Infobase)

    Includes Full-Text
    Collection of 400 books
    Dates vary by book
    Reference books on a variety of subjucts including Careers, Multicultural studies, Religion and Philosophy,
    Science and Technology, Sports, US and World History

    History Reference Center (Ebsco)

    Includes Full-text
    Articles from reference books and history magazines, historical documents, biographies of historical figures,
    photos, maps, 80 hours of historical video

    Student Resources in Context (Gale)

    Includes Full-text
    Articles from reference books, magazines, newspapers, multimedia content, flags, maps, photographs, plays and poems
    Covers all core curriculum areas, including history, literature, science, social studies
    Use for: General information on a wide variety of subjects

  • HISTORY - TEXAS HISTORY

    Dallas Morning News Historical Archive (NewsBank)

    Includes PDFs of full pages
    Coverage: 1885-1977
    Fully searchable digital facsimiles of the Dallas Morning News browsable by date and topic
    Search for individual articles, photos, graphics, maps, political cartoons, editorials, obituaries,
    classified advertisements, recipes

    Texas Almanac Online (Texas State Historical Association)

    Includes Full-text
    Electronic version of the Texas Almanac
    History, culture, political climate and geography of the state of Texas

    Texas Historical Newspapers (NewsBank)

    Digital facsimiles
    Fully searchable
    Coverage: Texas newspapers published between 1836-1977

  • LITERATURE, POETRY & BOOKS

    eBooks from Infobase (Infobase)

    Includes Full-Text
    Collection of 400 books
    Dates vary by book
    Reference books on a variety of subjucts including Careers, Multicultural studies, Religion and Philosophy,
    Science and Technology, Sports, US and World History

    Literary Index to Gale Literature Products

    Master Index providing access to author and title listings from over 130 literature products
    from Gale and the imprints Charles Scribner's Sons, St. James Press, and Twayne Publishers
    Find out which series has the information you need

    Literature Resource Center (Gale)

    Includes Full-text
    Current and some historical information
    Reference book articles, scholarly journal articles, magazine articles, web sites
    Use for: Literature and literary criticism

    Litfinder (Gale)

    Includes Full-text
    Poems, plays, speeches, short stories, with additional biographies, essays and explanations
    Use for: Literature and literary criticism

    NoveList Plus (Ebsco)

    Database of reading recommendations
    Includes expert recommendations, reviews, articles, lists and more

    Scribner Writers Online (Gale)

    Creates contextual understanding around the lives and works of important
    global authors across all time periods

    TumbleBooks Library (TumbleBooks)

    Collection of animated, talking picture books plus online chapter books
    Chapter books include text highlighting and narration.
    Some in Spanish, French

    Twayne's Author Online (Gale)

    An advanced level of literary criticism that helps form connections
    across writers’ lives, works, ideas, and events

  • MEDICINE, NURSING & HEALTH

    Academic OneFile (Gale)

    Includes Full-text
    Journal and reference articles
    Extensive coverage of the physical sciences, technology, medicine, social sciences,
    the arts, theology, literature and other subjects
    Updated daily

    Academic Search Complete (Ebsco)

    Includes Full-text
    Journal and reference articles
    Scholarly and multi-disciplinary
    Extensive coverage of information in many areas of academic study

    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (government website)

    Provides direct access to important health and safety topics, scientific articles,
    data and statistics, tools and resources
    Over 900 topics in the CDC.gov A-Z Index.

    Health and Wellness Resource Center (Gale)

    Health-related issues with daily periodical and newspaper article updates

    MedlinePlus (government website: U.S. National Library of Medicine)

    Includes Full-text, English and Spanish
    Updated daily
    Comprehensive consumer health information, tutorials, videos, drug information, medical encyclopedia
    Use for: Medicine, Biology, Chemistry, Psychology, General Health Information, Consumer Health

    Science Reference Center (Ebsco)

    Includes Full-text
    Articles from science encyclopedias, reference books, magazines
    Use for: Biology, Chemistry, Earth & Space science, Environmental Science, Health & Medicine,
    Life science, Physics, Scientists, Technology and Wildlife.

  • NEWSPAPERS

    Access World News (NewsBank)

    Includes Full-text
    Newspaper and magazine articles from US and International sources
    Designed to support Model UN and International Baccalaureate Programs
    Use for: Global studies, Government & Politics, Debate, Economics, Journalism, Science, Speech

    Dallas Morning News Historical Archive(NewsBank)

    Includes PDFs of full pages
    Coverage: 1885-1977
    Fully searchable digital facsimiles of the Dallas Morning News browsable by date and topic
    Search for individual articles, photos, graphics, maps, political cartoons, editorials, obituaries,
    classified advertisements, recipes

    HeadlineSpot.com (website)

    Access to headlines, newswires, newspaper sections, magazines, television shows,
    radio programs and online news sources
    Organized by topic, region and media type


    Infotrac Newsstand (Gale)

    Includes Full-text
    Updated daily
    Articles from 1000 newspapers from around the world 1980 to present day


    Newspaper Source Plus (Ebsco) 

    Includes Full-text
    Articles from national & international newspapers
    Major newspapers include Christian Science Monitor, San Francisco Chronicle, The Times (UK), Toronto Star, USA Today,
    The Washington Post, The Washington Times (DC)
    Television & radio news transcripts are provided from CBS News, CNN, CNN International, FOX News, National Public Radio (NPR), etc.

  • PHILOSOPHY & RELIGION

    eBooks from ABC-Clio(ABC-Clio)

    Includes Full-Text
    Collection of 500 history reference books 
    Dates vary by book 
    Subjects include U.S. History, World History, and historical perspectives on Geography, Politics, Law,
    Government, Religion, Social Issues, Education, Pop Culture, Mythology, Folklore, 
    Science, Technology, the Environment 

    eBooks from Infobase (Infobase)

    Includes Full-Text
    Collection of 400 books 
    Dates vary by book
    Reference books on a variety of subjects including Careers, Multicultural studies, Religion and Philosophy, 
    Science and Technology, Sports, US and World History 

  • PSYCHOLOGY & SOCIOLOGY

    eBools from ABC-Clio (ABC-Clio)

    Includes Full-Text
    Collection of 500 history reference books 
    Dates vary by book 
    Subjects include U.S. History, World History, and historical perspectives on Geography, Politics, Law,
    Government, Religion, Social Issues, Education, Pop Culture, Mythology, Folklore, 
    Science, Technology, the Environment 

    General OneFile (Gale)

    Includes Full-text
    Updated daily
    Articles from newspapers, journals and magazines, 
    NPR audio files complete with broadcast transcripts, travel guides 
    Use for: General information on all subjects 

    Opposing Viewpoints in Context (Gale)

    Premier online resource covering today’s hottest social issues, 
    from Offshore Drilling to Climate Change, Health Care to Immigration. 

  • SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

    Academic Search Complete (Ebsco)

    Includes Full-text
    Journal and reference articles
    Scholarly and multi-disciplinary
    Extensive coverage of information in many areas of academic study

    eBooks from Gale (Gale)

    Includes Full-Text
    Collection of popular research books
    Dates vary by book
    Reference books on Biography, History and Science

    Gale Student Resources in Context (Gale) [Formerly called Student Resource Center Gold]

    Includes Full-text
    Articles from reference books, magazines, newspapers, multimedia content, flags, maps, photographs, plays and poems
    Covers all core curriculum areas, including history, literature, science, social studies
    Use for: General information on a wide variety of subjects

    GREENR (Gale)

    Global Reference on the Environment, Energy and Natural Resources 
    Focuses on the physical, social, and economic aspects of environmental issues

    Science in Context (Gale)

    A secondary science resource for grades 6-12 with all the features of the popular In Context resources.

    Science Reference Center (Ebsco)

    Includes Full-text
    Articles from science encyclopedias, reference books, magazines
    Use for: Biology, Chemistry, Earth & Space science, Environmental Science, Health & Medicine, 
    Life science, Physics, Scientists, Technology and Wildlife.

  • SPANISH LANGUAGE

    Britannica Enciclopedia Moderna (Spanish) (Britannica)

    Extensive coverage of information in many areas of academic study
    Full-text resource that meets the needs of Spanish-speaking learners

    Informe Académico (Gale)

    Full-text resource that meets the needs of Spanish-speaking learners
    Features title annotations in both English and Spanish

    World Book Encyclopedia in Spanish Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos  (World Book, Inc.)

    Includes Full-text
    Spanish-language encyclopedia, images, maps, multimedia
    Use for: General information on a wide variety of subjects

  • SPEECH & COMMUNICATION

    American Rhetoric: Online Speech Bank(website: Michael E. Eidenmuller, Associate Professor, 
    Speech Communication, Univ. Texas at Tyler) 

    Site dedicated to Public Communication of all kinds 
    Includes a Speech Bank, Movie Speeches, Audio Figures of Speech,
    The Top 100 American Political Speeches 

    Gale Student Resources in Context (Gale) [Formerly called Student Resource Center Gold] 

    Includes Full-text
    Articles from reference books, magazines, newspapers, multimedia content, flags, maps, photographs, plays and poems
    Covers all core curriculum areas, including history, literature, science, social studies
    Use for: General information on a wide variety of subjects

    General OneFile (Gale) 

    Includes Full-text
    Updated daily
    Articles from newspapers, journals and magazines, 
    NPR audio files complete with broadcast transcripts, travel guides 
    Use for: General information on all subjects 

    Issues and Controversies (Infobase / Facts on File) 

    Includes Full-text 
    Updated weekly 
    1995-present 
    Includes in-depth articles on topics, primary sources, newspaper editorials, and editorial cartoons 
    Use for: Hot topic or issue papers in English, Health Sciences, Speech, Social Sciences 

    Issues: Understanding Controversy and Society (ABC-Clio) 

    Includes Full-text
    Offers the complete historical background and contemporary status of each issue and 
    provides supporting facts, figures, and timelines
    Use for: Hot topic or issue papers in English, Health Sciences, Speech, Social Sciences

    Opposing Viewpoints in Context (Gale)

    Premier online resource covering today’s hottest social issues, 
    from Offshore Drilling to Climate Change, Health Care to Immigration. 

  • STATISTICS AND FACTS

    ABC-Clio Social Studies databases

    Search 8 databases: American Government, American History, World at War, 
    US Geography, World Geography, World History: Modern 1500+, World History: Ancient/Medieval, 
    Issues: Understanding Controversy and Society
    Topic overviews, biographies, documents, images, maps, audio and video recording

    Centers for Disease Control (government website)

    Links to data and statistics on one page

    National Center for Health Statistics (government website: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) 

    The Nation’s principal health statistics agency
    Can be viewed in several languages

    USA.gov (government website)

    U.S. government's official web portal
    Find official information and services from the U.S. government
    Can be viewed in Spanish

    World Almanac & Book of Facts (Infobase / Facts on File)

    Includes Full-text
    Facts, statistics, biographical sketches, charts, graphs, tables, chronologies, timelines, calendars

  • STREAMING VIDEO AND MULTIMEDIA

    AP Images (AP) 

    Primary source database from the Associated Press. Coverage: 1820 to Present. 
    Photographs, audio sound bites, text, graphics including maps, timelines, logos and graphs.  
    Full copyright protection for use in research papers, theses, reports and PowerPoint presentations.

    Discovery Education Streaming (formerly United Streaming)

    Educational Streaming Videos on demand 
    For use by students and staff

    Safari Montage Video Streaming

    Educational Streaming Videos on demand 
    Includes Soundzabound (royalty-free audio clips for educational use) 
    For use by students and staff

    Soundzabound (files located in same place as Safari streaming videos: use search term Soundzabound) 

    Royalty-free audio clips (MP3) 
    Music, loops, sound effects
    Organized by theme or category