Digital Research for Young Adults

Find accurate information from reference sites designed for young adults.


College: Gale in Context


College: Gale in Context

Designed to spark critical thinking, problem solving, communication, collaboration, creativity, and innovation, Gale in Context: College allows the user to easily research and apply information.

This helpful tool provides news content from full-text sources including The Economist, The New York Times, National Geographic, Newsweek, Popular Science, Smithsonian, and more. In addition, there are hundreds of thousands of images, videos, and audio clips including archival film clips, broadcast video, BBC News clips, NPR recordings, and more.

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Explora for High School

An easy-to-use search interface for students in grades 6-12 looking for magazine and newspaper articles, books, informational texts, primary sources, multimedia and more on a variety of curriculum-related topics.

Gale in Context: High School

High School: Gale in Context

Explore thousands of topics across subjects including literature, science, history, and social issues using different sources.

Gale OneFile: High School Edition

High School: Gale OneFile

Search magazines, journals, newspapers, and reference on a range of topics. Best for middle- and high-school students.

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Learning Express Library

A collection of interactive tutorials, practice tests, articles, flash cards and eBooks patrons can use to improve academic skills in reading, writing, math and science as well as prepare for high-stakes exams. Includes Job and Career Accelerator.

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Linkedin Learning

Learn software, creative, and business skills to achieve your personal and professional goals. Formerly

Gale In Context: Middle School

Middle School: Gale In Context

Explore the most-studied topics including cultures, government, people, history, literature, and more.

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Opposing Viewpoints: Gale in Context

Opposing Viewpoints covers contemporary social issues, from abortion to zero tolerance policies. It provides a broad variety of information including viewpoint essays, news and magazine articles, court-case overviews, and more.

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Pronunciator is the premiere language learning tool offering the ability to learn over 300 languages. 

Each language has more than 10,000 instructional phrases, high quality human translations, studio-recorded audio, and engaging text and audio chats. In addition, there are hundreds of thousands of pronunciation video clips.

Pronunciator also features the ability to learn American Sign Language.

Pronunciator also includes a mobile app, called Bluebird Languages, that can be used on the go with iPhone, iPad, and Android devices. Download it from the Apple Store or Google Play Store. Then sign in with the login credentials for Pronunciator.

Before using the Bluebird Languages app, it is recommended that users register for Pronunciator with a web browser:

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Science: Gale In Context

Science is an engaging resource that provides contextual information on hundreds of today's most significant science topics.

Gale Interactive: Science

Science: Gale Interactive

Manipulate 3D interactive models to visualize and understand concepts in biology, chemistry, earth, and space science.

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TeachingBooks For Libraries

Formerly named "Book Connections", this tool has resources of children's and young adult books from TeachingBooks, including exclusive Meet-the-Author movies and recordings, book trailers, and Reader's Advisory to help you choose the right book.

Available in the state of Texas.

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TexShare Databases

TexShare, an important digital resource for Texans, offers a comprehensive suite of information resources in multiple languages.

Access to TexShare is available outside of the library building, but a password is required. Email the library or call 325-655-7321 for access.