Grades 6-12

  American History Online - Tutorial
American History Online covers more than 500 years of American history, highlighting the important people and events. This database includes biographies, primary source documents, timelines, an image & video gallery, maps & charts and more.
 

American History Resources (selected Reference eBooks)
Search here to learn more about people, events, places & more that make up America's history.


Bloom's Literary Reference Online - Tutorial
Bloom's Literary Reference Online features thousands of author biographies, a guide to more than 41,000 literary characters as well as overviews, synopses, analyses, and literary criticism of thousands of works-from novels to poetry to plays.

CollegeInColorado.org
CollegeInColorado.org is a free, comprehensive website dedicated to providing students & parents with everything they need to know about career exploration and planning, selecting high school courses, choosing and applying to colleges, obtaining financial aid and getting ready to take the SAT, ACT or GRE tests.
  CollegeInvest
CollegeInvest's mission is to address the challenges Coloradans face regarding both the affordability of and access to higher education. As Colorado's leading education financing resource they provide expert information, simple financial planning tools, scholarships, tax advantaged college savings plans and low-cost student and parent loans to take education dollars as far as they can go.
  Contemporary Research Topics (selected eBooks)
Looking for sources on today's hot research topics: immigration, school bullying, poverty, dress codes, drugs, social networking, animal welfare, stem cell research, students' rights, welfare, and more? Then this is the search for you!
  EBSCO ebooks and e-Audiobooks
EBSCO ebooks and e-audiobooksare each an internet-based electronic library that offers the full-text of online books (e-books) that can only be read online as well as downloadable audiobooks (e-audiobooks) that can be downloaded to computers or a wide range of portable devices. Our ebook collection includes many classic titles, as well as CliffsNotes. Our e-audiobook collection includes over 2000 fiction, nonfiction and classic titles.
  Famous Quotes & Authors
Famous Quotes & Authors is the most complete and useful Quotations web resource. There are over 25,000 quotes included from over 6,700 famous authors. You can browse popular quotes or you can search for quotes by topic, author or keyword.
  Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia
Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia provides over 25,000 easy-to-read encyclopedic entries written covering a variety of subject areas.
GVRL Gale Virtual Reference Library
The reference books in this online collection are available to be viewed 24x7 on any computer with an internet connection. Reference books are included in the following subject areas: History, Environment, Biographies, Cultures around the World, Religion, Law, Literature, Science and more.
  Health Reference Center
Focusing on the high school health curriculum, Health Reference Center includes more than 585 educational videos on a wide range of health topics and reliable information on today's most pressing health topics.
HelpNow provides assistance with tutoring in elementary, middle school, high school, intro college, and adult education. Live online tutors will be available daily from 2:00-11:00 pm while you’re at the library or at home. HelpNow includes a writing lab, SAT/ACT/GED test prep, virtual group workrooms, and live help with English, Social Studies, Science, and Math.
Heritage Quest History Reference Center History Reference Center features full text for more than 1,990 reference books, encyclopedias and non-fiction books from leading history publishers. Also includes access to a number of history periodicals, nearly 57,000 historical documents, and 77,000 biographies.
Learning Express Library 3.0
You will need your library card to log in and then an email address to register. Learning Express Library provides online practice tests that are previews of the official exams including the GED, ASVAB, SAT, ACT, firefighter, corrections officer, realtor and more, as well as computer tutorials for Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint and other Microsoft programs.
  Life in America - the 1900's through the 1990's (selected eReference books)
Want to know what life was like in America during the 1900's through the 1990's? Start here.

Mango Online - PCCLD is excited to offer Mango, a new language learning database! Mango offers a fast and convenient solution for our community’s increasing language-learning needs. There are 47 foreign language learning courses, as well as 16 English language learning options. Check out the mobile apps for Android and iPhone to allow the ability to learn a new language wherever you are!

In conjunction with Mango’s arrival, PCCLD will be discontinuing Byki Language Learning as of August 20th. If you have questions about your Byki account or how to access Mango please contact Andrew Bregar at 553-0213 or contact the Reference and Readers Advisory Desk at 562-5601.

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  MAS Ultra
MAS Ultra contains full-text for more than 500 popular high school magazines, more than 360 full-text reference books, 84,774 biographies, 100,554 primary source documents, and an image collection of 293,480 photos, maps & flags.
  Modern World History Online
Modern World History Online covers the full scope of world history from the mid-15th century to the present. Thousands of fully hyperlinked subject entries, biographies, videos, images, maps and charts, primary source documents, and timeline entries combine to provide a detailed and comparative view of the people, places, events, and ideas that have defined modern world history.
  Points of View Reference Center contains a balance of materials from all viewpoints, including more than 1,300 main essays, leading political magazines from both sides of the aisle, newspapers, radio & TV news transcripts, primary source documents and reference books.
  Science Reference Center Science Reference Center contains full-text for hundreds of science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals and other sources. Subjects include biology, chemistry, earth & space science, environmental science, health & medicine, history of science, life science, physics, science & society, science as inquiry, scientists, technology and wildlife.
  Searchasaurus
provides a youth-friendly, graphical interface allowing users to easily search for magazine articles and pamphlets on a variety of subjects.
 

Student Research Center - Tutorial
Student Research Center is designed specifically for high school students and allows users to easily select which sources (magazines, newspapers, biographies, country reports, primary source documents) will be included in their search. It also includes an online dictionary and encyclopedia.

  Today's Science
This easy to use database includes science news written for students, extensive biographies, national science standards, conversations with scientists and curriculum tools for teaching.

 

Other Resources:  
  Accredited Colleges Online
AccreditedOnlineColleges.org, aims to offer the web’s best resource for finding online accredited colleges and universities. Attending college online can seem risky, and online degree accreditation is confusing when you’re just starting out in pursuing a degree. We are proud to host a searchable directory of online colleges and universities to let you find the online accredited colleges that fit your own educational needs.
  Topic Search
Topic Search is a current events database that includes social, political & economic issues, scientific discoveries and other popular topics discussed in today's classrooms. It contains over 105,000 full-text articles from 1,622 diverse sources including international and regional newspapers, periodicals, biographies, public opinion polls, book reviews, pamphlets, and government information.
  Typing Lessons
This online course includes typing lessons and exercises to help you increase your typing skills.
  World Geography & Culture Online
World Geography & Culture Online makes it easy to study all aspects of a country - from its geography & physical features to its government, people & society - providing both facts at-a-glance and in-depth coverage through country entries, maps, flags, images, statistics, up-to-date news articles, timelines, a gazetteer and more. All 50 US states are profiled with biographies, images, timelines, maps, flags and more. A geography glossary and a tool that compares and ranks countries or US states by a variety of criteria are also included in this easy-to-use database.