Gale: Peterson's Test and Career Prep

Gale: Peterson’s Test and Career Prep (TERC)

A premier online resource that can help you improve your score on standardized tests through test prep, assist in your college and university search, and help you find your passion through career matching and resume help.   Access with your Library Card  • Perfect for test prep  • Perfect for career matching 

Book Connections

BookConnections

Personalize and enjoy digital connections to books for kids and teens. Book and Author Resources Engage with Diverse Books Children’s Books & Author Resources Teen’s Books & Author Resources Children, Teen, and Family Home Kit Recursos de Lectura para Jóvenes y Familias Access with your Library Card  • All ages 

Gale in Context: High School

Gale in Context: High School

Gale in Context: High School offers cross-curricular content aligned to national and state curriculum standards and reinforces the development of skills such as critical thinking, problem solving, communication, collaboration, creativity, and innovation. Explore topics within business and economics, geography, government, history, literature, science and health, social issues, and more. Integrating reference content, biographies, primary sources, multimedia, […]

Gale in Context: World History

Gale in Context: World History

Gale in Context: World History reaches back to the ancient world — and forward to today’s headlines — to deliver a chronicle of the people, cultures, events, and societies that formed the history of the human race. A range of topics such as Aztecs, Industrial Revolution, Silk Road, the Buddha, Space Race, and more provide a […]

Gale in Context: U.S. History

Gale in Context: U.S. History

Gale in Context: U.S. History is an engaging experience for those seeking contextual information on hundreds of the most significant people, events, and topics in U.S. history. This comprehensive, contextual, media-rich collection empowers learners to develop information literacy and critical thinking skills. Topics range from the arrival of Vikings in North America to the first stirrings of […]

Gale Legal Forms

Gale Legal Forms

Offers a wide selection of essential state-specific (and multi-state) legal forms that may be customized for the most common legal procedures. These forms are used by attorneys and law firms. Includes real estate contracts, wills, premarital agreements, bankruptcy, divorce, landlord tenant, and many others. Many forms are relevant to support tasks relevant to business owners, […]

Gale OneFile: High School Edition

Gale OneFile: High School Edition

Gale OneFile: High School Edition is designed for middle- and high-school students and provides access to age-appropriate, authoritative digital content for classroom assignments. Learners can research magazines, journals, newspapers, and reference books covering a wide range of subjects, from science, history, and literature to political science, sports, and environmental studies. Access with your Library Card  […]

Gale OneFile: News

Gale OneFile: News

This full-text newspaper resource allows users to search articles instantly by title, headline, date, author, newspaper section, or other fields. Gale OneFile: News provides access to more than 2,300 major U.S. regional, national, and local newspapers, as well as leading titles from around the world. It also includes thousands of images, radio and tv broadcasts, and […]

Gale in Context: Science

Gale in Context: Science

An engaging resource that provides contextual information on hundreds of today’s most significant science topics. Showcases how scientific disciplines relate to real-world issues ranging from bacteria to obesity and weather. Integrating millions of full-text articles that include national and global publications, 200+ science experiments, 300+ interactive simulations, other multimedia, and top reference content, Gale in Context: […]

Gale Business: Entrepreneurship

Gale Business: Entrepreneurship

A comprehensive database that covers all aspects of starting and operating a business, including accounting, finance, human resources, management, marketing, tax, and more. It combines authoritative periodical and reference content to support prospective and current entrepreneurs as well as business students. Access with your Library Card  • Perfect for research 

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