All in-person services will be closed Friday, Aug 7 for a city-wide cost-saving furlough day.
The Main Library is open with limited access and self-service holds pickup. The Meadows Branch Library continues to offer holds carryout appointments. Materials returns are accepted at Main Library and Meadows Branch Library.
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Explora for High School Students
• Search for articles using a single search box
• Browse popular topics for research ideas
• Find Topic Overviews for background information
• Use citation tools to properly cite your research
New York Times Historical Newspaper (1851-2014)
Explore important events in the New York Times newspaper such as immigration, global markets, inventions and innovations in industry and science, and Civil War to war on terrorism.
Science Reference Center
A comprehensive research database that provides easy access to a multitude of full text science-oriented content.
Points of View Reference Center
These resources present multiple sides of an issue and rich content that help students assess and develop persuasive arguments and essays, better understand controversial issues, develop analytical thinking skills and gain a balanced perspective on current events and issues.
A premiere database of reading recommendations and comprehensive source about books that includes expert recommendations, author and title read alikes, reviews, articles, lists and more.
Concise reports on countries,U.S. states & Canadian provinces. Uses primary & secondary sources.