General Research Tools
Biography in Context
Offers authoritative reference content alongside magazine and journal articles, primary sources, videos, audio podcasts, and images. Covering a vast array of people from historically significant figures to present-day newsmakers, it’s continuously updated to ensure that you have access to the very latest information.
Consumer Reports provides users product ratings and reviews, in-depth advice, and tips and trends written by Consumer Reports experts. Frequently updated articles, blogs and video content allow consumers to peruse the latest consumer news
Search for articles, essays, primary source documents, videos, and encyclopedia entries in categories including Arts and Literature, Biography, Business and Careers, Current Events, Geography and Culture, Health, History and Social Science, and Science and Math.
Elementary school students can use Explora Primary to search for information for their research at their own reading levels.
Middle and high school students can use Explora Student to search for articles, essays, primary source documents, videos, and encyclopedia entries on their research topics. Thousands of images, including photographs, maps, and flags, are available, and so are citations for articles, in many different formats. Searching by reading level is also available.
Gale Virtual Reference Library
Online reference books on topics such as business, biography, education, the environment, history, law, medicine, and more. Search or browse the books and do your research right in your browser.
Physics Information from the American Physical Society (available in library only)
A database of Physics periodicals published by the American Physical Society.
Offers over 500 free online, self-paced, non-credit personal and professional development courses.