Grades 9-12

African American Communities

Primary sources from African American communities in the United States from the 1860s through the 1970s.


Search for up-to-date facts and cultural information about countries around the world. You can also research U.S. states and Canadian provinces.


Images, videos, e-books, and full-text articles from newspapers, magazines, and scholarly journals.

Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos

World Book Encyclopedia Online offers a search interface and information in Spanish. Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos is a beginner’s Spanish language reference tool.

Ethnic NewsWatch

Discover community viewpoints from local, ethnic and minority press news sources nationwide. This is often the only online source for this content.

Gale eBooks

Access full-text reference e-books from Gale and other publishers.

Gale in Context: Biography

Find biographies and images. Search by name, country, ethnicity, job, or birth or death date.

Gale in Context: Opposing Viewpoints

Find information and discussions about current social issues and topics in the news, including arguments from different viewpoints. Opposing Viewpoints contains full-text articles, opinion pieces from reference sources, magazine and newspaper articles, pamphlets, transcripts, statistics, and links to selected websites.

Gale Literature Criticism

Search for authors, poetry and literary criticism resources to help you with your term paper.

Gale Literature Resource Center

Find information on current and historical authors and their writings: criticism, biographies, overviews, reviews, and multimedia. Search for authors by nationality, literary movements, themes and genres.

Gale OneFile: High School Edition

One stop shopping for your high school research needs. Read news articles, encyclopedia entries, listen to radio shows, and find ways to narrow your topic.


Images from multiple sources for your personal or educational use.

Indigenous Peoples: North America

Robust and diverse information on the historical experiences, cultural traditions, innovations, and political status of Indigenous Peoples in the United States and Canada through these primary sources. Explore the impact of invasion and colonization and the intersection of Indigenous and European histories and systems of knowledge using manuscripts, monographs, newspapers, photographs, motion pictures, images of artwork, and more. Made possible by The Grand Ronde Fund for Native American Collections and Programs of The Library Foundation.

LearningExpress Library

Access practice tests, including the GED, SAT, and citizenship tests. It also includes tools to improve your job skills.

Mango Languages

Learn a new language online with more than 40 languages, including English for non-English speakers.

MasterFILE Premier

Read articles from thousands of popular and professional magazines.

National Geographic Virtual Library

Search for articles, images, maps and advertisements found in National Geographic from 1888-2015.

NoveList Plus

Book recommendations based on your favorite authors, titles, and book series.

Oregon Career Information System

Learn about different jobs, the school and training required, scholarship information, and each career's projected future.

Oregonian Collection with Historical Archives

All versions of the online Oregonian in one interface.

World Book Advanced

The advanced search interface for post-high school students of World Book Encyclopedia Online.

World Book Encyclopedia

World Book publishes information on many subjects and for different audiences. Access all of them here.