eLibrary was designed as a starting point for students interested in researching current topics, but is useful for adult audiences as well. Search across many formats at once: magazines, newspapers, books, television and radio transcripts, maps, images, multimedia files and web resources.

Browse Research Topics created for students: popular topics such as global warming, Martin Luther King, and the U.S. Supreme Court. Each provides critical background information on a topic, while highlighting some of the most compelling photographs, articles, and video clips in eLibrary.

  • Transcripts from recent television and radio interviews
  • Clips from television news shows
  • Biographies with images
  • Reference materials by topic and reading level
  • Images, video, eBooks, and 100% full-text articles from newspapers, magazines, and scholarly journals.
  • For educators: search within the U.S. state education standards to find resources that support each standard.

Formats include maps, transcripts, audio files, graphics, interactives, dictionaries, thesauri, encyclopedias, almanacs, atlases, timelines, slideshows, editorially created research pages, and hand-selected websites.

Use My eLibrary to save lists of images, articles, video clips, or any other kind of content in eLibrary. You can also take notes on documents, tag what you want, and create timelines and slideshows. Anything you annotate, tag, or create in My eLibrary can be shared—simply set up a "My eLibrary" account (e.g., MsSmith'sClass) and distribute username and password to everyone in your group.

Easy bibliographies: export information you gather for papers in MLA or APA citation style formats.

Send articles to your email address, save, or print.