eResources: High School Students


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Books & Reading

  • Ebsco Books – Formerly called netLibrary, this is an ebook collection of nonfiction titles. Titles can be checked-out, downloaded, and read on your computer. [Home Use] [Library Use]
  • Literary Reference Center – Contains full text of plot summaries, articles/essays of literary criticism, author biographies and interviews, literary journals, book reviews, classic and contemporary poems and short stories, and more. [Home Use] [Library Use]
  • LitFinder – Primary literature content, including citations and full text of hundreds of thousands of poems, short stories, essays, speeches and plays. [Home Use] [Library Use]
  • NovelistPlus – Includes over 200,000 fiction and readable nonfiction titles, plus lists of award-winning books, book discussion guides, book talks, recommended reads, and more. [Home Use] [Library Use] 
  • OverDrive – A growing collection of downloadable fiction and nonfiction titles in audio and electronic format. Read or listen from your computer or portable device. [Home and Library Use]

General Resources & Homework Help

  • Britannica Online: High School – Level-appropriate reference articles, journals and magazines, the Web’s Best Sites, multimedia, and curriculum content. [Home Use] [Library Use]
  • Consumer Health Complete – Provides content covering all areas of health and wellness from mainstream medicine to complementary, holistic and integrated medicine. [Home Use] [Library Use]
  • Explora for Middle and High School – Magazines, journals, newspapers, images and reference resources covering education, health, business, science, history and general areas of interest. [Home Use] [Library Use]
  • History Reference Center – Offers full text from reference books, encyclopedias, periodicals, and non-fiction books. Also includes historical documents; biographies of historical figures; historical photos and maps. [Home Use] [Library Use]
  • Learning Express – Offers practice tests, exercises, and skill-building courses for a wide variety of purposes including interactive courses on using software, job searching, taking the SAT and ACT and much more. [Home Use] [Library Use]
  • Science Reference Center – Contains full text for hundreds of science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals, and other sources. [In-Library Use Only]

Newspapers & Magazines

  • Archive of Wisconsin Newspapers – Offers access to 235 daily and weekly Wisconsin newspapers.  Content is available from April 2005 through 90 days ago. [Home Use] [Library Use]
  • Ebscohost – Magazines, journals, newspapers, images and reference resources covering education, health, business, science, history and general areas of interest. [Home use] [Library Use]
  • Flipster – Offers digital access to your favorite magazines: HGTV Magazine, Sports Illustrated, Cosmopolitan, Time and many more! View in your browser or using the Flipster app for tablets. [Home Use] [Library Use]
  • Newspaper Archive – Offers millions of searchable historical newspaper pages from the 1700s. PDF format of original content. [Home Use] [Library Use]
  • Newspaper Source Plus – Includes 1,570 full-text newspapers, providing more than 27 million full-text articles. In addition, the database features more than 583,100 television and radio news transcripts, videos & podcasts. [Home Use] [Library Use]