E-Resources for Teens
Access Science includes the McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science & Technology, with new trends and developments in science and technology, access to 110,000 definitions, biographies of scientists, and late-breaking science and technology news.
A-Z Guide to Shakespeare
Compiled by one of the best-known authorities on Shakespeare’s works, the online-only dictionary A-Z Guide to Shakespeare offers up-to-date information on all aspects of Shakespeare in his own time and on his impact and influence on later ages. It includes entries on the plays and the major characters, on Shakespeare’s life and his contemporaries, on actors from Richard Burbage to Judi Dench, on theatres and directors, plus comments on Shakespeare by later authors such as Jane Austen, Dr Johnson, and Bernard Levin.
Biography in Context
Biography In Context is an engaging online experience for those seeking contextual information on the world’s most influential people. Organized into a user-friendly portal experience, it merges Gale’s authoritative reference content, including Lives & Perspectives, with periodicals and multimedia. Users can also search for people based on name, occupation, nationality, ethnicity, birth/death dates and places, or gender, as well as by keyword and full text. Biography In Context is built on a foundation of more than 650,000 biographical entries covering international figures from all time periods and areas of study. Providing coverage of the most searched and studied people, Biography In Context includes over 4,500 portal pages on contemporary and historical figures. It offers authoritative reference content alongside, videos, audio selections, images, primary sources, and magazine and journal articles from hundreds of major periodicals and newspapers. This resource is continuously updated to ensure users have access to the very latest information.
Brainfuse offers live-tutoring to students (K-12) between 2-11 pm in math, science, reading, social studies, history, geography and language arts. Other services include writing labs, diagnostic testing and individualized flash card creation for studying. The product also features virtual spaces for students to collaborate on projects. Students can click the Help Now button and be instantly connected with a live tutor!
Britannica Library Reference Center
Search thousands of magazine and journal articles directly related to search topics. Includes more than 24,000 primary sources; 90,000 images, videos, and audio clips. Content is updated daily.
Britannica Library Young Adults
Explore thousands of topics in science, social studies, language arts, and mathematics for school projects, review concepts taught in school, or learn something new.
Explora Canada Student Search 6-12
Explora Canada Student Search 6-12 makes it easy for students in grades 6-12 to browse by topic or to search by keyword to find content from AP videos, magazines, encyclopedias and more. Results can be easily sorted by source type—magazines, reference books, news, photos, biographies, and primary source documents.
Watch a movie or TV series, listen to music or an audiobook, or read an eBook. Streamed content is available for online or mobile access.
An online language learning program teaching practical conversation and cultural awareness for the world’s most popular languages. Each lesson incorporates interactive tools and rich imagery that eliminates boredom and keeps you engaged.
Full-text articles from more than 140 popular magazines suitable for students from Grades 5 to 8. Contains thousands of biographies and historical essays, primary source documents, reference books, and an image collection of 276,132 photos, maps and flags.
NoveList Plus is an online readers’ advisory product. Find works of fiction and nonfiction by title, author or by simply describing the book. Provides subject and keyword access to over 86,000 titles, with full-text reviews and descriptions for over 40,000 books.
Oxford Companion to the Book
The Oxford Companion to the Book is a unique work of reference, covering the book, broadly conceived, throughout the world from ancient to modern times. It includes traditional subjects such as bibliography, palaeography, the history of printing, editorial theory and practice, textual criticism, book collecting, and libraries, but it also engages with newer disciplines such as the history of the book and the electronic book.