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Electronic Resources for High School Students

The library subscribes to many electronic resources for you!
These databases can be used to find full-text articles, quick facts, pictures, and much more. Click on a link below to see what resources are available.

All you need is your St. Charles City-County Library District card.

Biography & History Business & Careers Encyclopedias
Foreign Languages General Resources Literature & the Arts
Newspaper, Magazines & Current Events Science & Health Test Preparation & Class Review
Find a Good Book to Read

 

Biography, & History
Biography In Context
Search for current and historical biographies for musicians, authors, presidents and more 
US History in Context
All areas of US history from pre-colonial to present day. Primary documents, books, magazines, maps & more.
World History in Context
All areas of world history from ancient to current.
Primary documents, books, magazines, maps & more.

 

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Business & Careers
Job & Career Accelerator 4.0
Explore careers, find jobs, create and store resumes and cover letters.
Small Business Resource Center
Key information for small businesses like financing and business planning.

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Encyclopedias
Britannica Online for Young Adults
Includes flags, photos, maps, articles and links to selected web sites.
Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia
Search for full text articles & images and has the ability to translate articles into over 29 different languages
 
World Book Online Info Finder
Biographies, history, health, science, art and literature, and specialized reference e-books

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Foreign Languages

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General Resources
Gale Virtual Reference Library
Biographies, history, health, science, art and literature, and specialized reference e-books
General OneFile
News and periodical articles on a wide range of topics: business, computers, current events, economics, education, law, literature and art, politics, science, technology, and many general interest topics
General Reference Center Gold
Includes a wide range of full-text titles, indexes and abstracts, from national news magazines and encyclopedias to core business journals
InfoTrac Student Edition
Access to a variety of magazines, newspapers and
reference books for information on current events,
arts, science, popular culture, health, people, 
government, history, sports and more.
SIRS Social Issue Resource Series
Social, political, economic topics & current events, includes an almanac, pictures and over 500 maps

 
Student Research Center
Includes magazine & newspaper articles, biographies, country reports, film and video clips
Student Resources in Context
Thousands of documents, biographies, essays on school topics, background information, and critical analyses as well as photos, illustrations and audio & video clips

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Literature & The Arts
Columbia Granger's Poetry
Contains 50,000 poems and provides an index to aid in locating an additional 400,000 poems
Dictionary of Literary Biography
Find profiles of more than 143,000 past and present authors, historians, journalists, screenwriters, publishers, and playwrights 
Literature Criticism Online
Literary criticism of books, poems, short stories and the works of Shakespeare
LitFinder
Full text plays, short stories, speeches, poems and more searchable by subject

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Newspaper, Magazines & Current Events
Masterfile Premier
Magazine, newspaper and reference articles, flags, maps and over 285,000 photos
NewsBank Special Reports for Students
Featured reports focus on topics of current interest available through NewsBank.  Updated daily
Newsbank World Newspapers
Complete full-text content of thousands of world newspapers. Option to limit search by continent or country
Opposing Viewpoints in Context
Find articles, statistics & more on popular debate topics
ProQuest
ProQuest provides millions of documents from thousands of sources, covering research and subject areas like these: Arts, Business, Health & Medicine, History, Literature & Language, Science & Technology and Social Sciences

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Science & Health
Health and Wellness Resource Center
Magazines, journals, pamphlets and reference articles from authoritative medical sources
Science in Context
Covers science, math and technology - features science experiments
Science Reference Center
Search magazine & reference articles, experiments, biographies, images & videos on various science topics
Teen Health & Wellness
Real answers about health, nutrition, emotions, sexuality, green living, dating, life skills, drugs, alcohol and more

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Test Preparation & Class Review
LearningExpress Library 3.0
Contains test & study guides for math, reading comprehension, social studies, American history, writing skills and high school entrance exam preparation.  Also tutorials on Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint.

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Find a Good Book to Read
Book Collection: Non-Fiction - High School Edition
Provides content representing a wide spectrum
of works, including popular series from top book
publishers. It contains informative abstracts and 
searchable full text for more than 2,450 popular nonfiction books
Books and Authors
Find the title of the next book in a series, award winning book lists, and book reviews
NoveList Plus
Fiction and non-fiction titles for adults and teens. Has helpful features to help with series information, read-alikes and other book lists.  Links directly to the library catalog

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