Subjects / Resources for Middle and High School

  • Try These First

    ABC-Clio Databases 
    These databases have a wealth of information on American History, World History, State Geography and World Geography. They contain primary sources, images, biographies, articles, essays, court cases, timelines, lesson plans, activities and quizzes.
    Articles Search in Gale's Power Search 
    Search newspapers, magazines, journals, images and more from one convenient page.
    Discovering Collection 
    Find biographies, literary criticisms, timeline events, images, audio and video files and 500 primary source documents. A great homework helper for history, English, science and social studies classes.
    Search over 4,300 full-text magazines and journals and nearly 250 full-text newspapers and newswires. Also includes over 2,900 full-text reference books and encyclopedias.
    U.S. History in Context 
    Provides integrated access to over 1,000 primary documents, more than 30,000 reference articles, and over 65 full-text journals covering themes, events, individuals, and periods in U.S. history from pre-Colonial times to the present.
    World History InContext 
    Draws on themes and trends from the history curriculum for the 20th Century, and integrates reference sources, full-text articles, maps and images. Also includes full-text and facsimile images for over 1,400 primary source documents.
  • Finding a Job & Interviewing

    Nevada Career Information System 
    Match skills and interest with occupations. Highlights include facts on Nevada industries, apprenticeships, financial aid and school directories.
  • Skill Development

    Brainfuse - Homework Help & Tutoring 
    Live online homework help with tutors, assessment tests and subject skills builders. Now featuring The Adult Learning Center to help if you are going back to school, switching jobs, or just want to brush up on an academic skill.
    Tips for Using Databases 
    Watch short videos to learn how to use a specific database.
    World Book Reference Center 
    All the normal encyclopedia stuff, plus pictures and videos, Back in Time, Surf the Ages (what if there had been the Internet during the Roman Empire or Medieval times?). Great resource and fun to use!
  • Test Preparation

    Practice tests and courses for all areas. Includes Real Estate, SATs, Civil Service, GED, and much more! For home access: use your library card number when setting up the account.
  • Reference eBooks

    ABC-Clio eBook Collection 
    eBooks on a variety of subjects including American History, Economics, Geography and World Cultures, Literature, Military History, Politics, Law and Government, Popular Culture, Religion and Mythology, Science, Technology, and Environment and World History.
    Gale Virtual Reference Library 
    A database of encyclopedias, almanacs, and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research
  • Ancient & Medieval

    World History - Ancient and Medieval Eras 
    History's been going on for a long time, all over the world. Find out what happened from Prehistory to 1500. In Advanced Search, you can pick your time, your place, and what you want to know. No more frustration, finding what you need!
  • Modern World

    World at War 
    How has the war shaped the world's civilizations? How did they help shape our country? Click on "Themes" to see the role that things like culture, economics, and technology played in each war! Plus, find maps, flags, and quotes from each war.
    World History - Modern Era (ABC-Clio) 
    What's happened in the world since 1500? In Advanced Search, you can pick your time period, and part of the world, and find the information you need!
  • United States

    American Decades - 20th Century 
    Covers 20th-century events and social history beginning in 1900 and ending in 1999. Includes historically important events, issues, definitions of difficult concepts or terms, and other interesting trivia and sideline stories.
    American History (ABC-Clio) 
    America didn't just appear, we had to fight to exist! Find out how we got here, what it took, and what's happening now. It all shapes what we are! And, you can find a "This day in History" here, also!
    American History Library (GVRL) 
    Covers the events and people in American History includes the biographies and primary source materials.
    American Revolution Digital Archive 
    This digital archive documents the revolution and war that created the United States of America, from the earliest protests in 1765 through the peace treaty of 1783.
    US Geography 
    Find out about your state, or any state in the US. There are maps and information for you to use!
  • Native Americans

    American Indian History Online 
    A premier resource for information on Native Americans contains biographies, events, primary sources, timelines, images maps and charts.
    Native Peoples of North America 
    From first arrivals through present-day controversies, this text uses story telling and a powerful narrative to bring historical figures to life.
  • Nevada

    Online Nevada Encyclopedia 
    This multimedia encyclopedia offers articles on Nevada's history and peoples, natural history, arts and culture and business and the economy. Also includes the history and growth of gaming in the state.
  • World Countries

    World Geography (ABC-Clio) 
    Need to know more about a country? Find the information here! Click on Subject, then choose your topic, then choose your country. Easy and fun to use!
  • General Literature Reference

    Literature Resource Center 
    Provides access to biographies, bibliographies and critical analysis of authors from every age and literary discipline.
  • Folklore

    Encyclopedia of Folktales and Fairy Tales 
    The encyclopedia's coverage is global and multicultural. It extends beyond Europe and North America to include information about significant individuals, titles, and traditions from regions and cultures throughout the world.
  • Criticism

    Literature Criticism Online 
    Contemporary Literary Criticism is THE resource to use when you need literary criticism. Now, you can find CLC, PLUS poetry criticism, drama criticism, and much, much more, online, without visiting the library!
  • Current Newspapers

    Los Angeles Times Digital Microfilm 
    View the entire paper on digital microfilm - Los Angeles Times (2008-present; 3 months delay).
    New York Times Digital Microfilm 
    View the entire paper on digital microfilm The New York Times (2008-present; 2 months delay)
    Proquest Digital Microfilm Newspapers 
    View the entire paper on digital microfilm from The Las Vegas Review Journal (2009-present; 6 months delay), The New York Times (2008-present; 2 months delay), and the Los Angeles Times (2008-present; 3 months delay).
  • Biographies - General

    Biography InContext 
    Biographical information on people throughout history and around the world. Includes the Complete Marquis Who's Who. Search by occupation, ethnicity, nationality and/or gender!
  • General Science

    Free database focusing on the relationship between human beings and the environment, with well-researched but accessible information on topics ranging from global warming to recycling to alternate fuel sources and beyond.
    Science in Context 
    Includes topic overviews, experiments, biographies, pictures and illustrations and the latest scientific developments are covered in articles from over 200 magazines and academic journals and links to quality web sites. The database covers curriculum-related science topics and offers teachers an easy-to-use tool to identify content directly correlated to state and national standards.
    Science Reference Collection (GVRL) 
    A collection of Science reference books.
  • Math

    Explores the functions of math in daily life, as well as its role as a tool for measurement, data analysis, and technological development. It also explains basic concepts of math and geometry, and provides information on historical milestones, notable mathematicians, and today's career choices.
  • Reader Advisory

    NoveList Plus 
    Find a good book! What other books are in the series you're reading? Do any other authors write kind of like this one? Help for the fiction reader!
  • Something Good to Read

    Novelist PK-8 (For Kids) 
    Looking for something good to read? Got a book report and don't know what to read? Novelist PK-8 is really cool for finding great books to read.
  • Encyclopedias

    World Book Discover 
    A resource for students reading below grade level with content and tools specifically developed for them. It has reference articles, text-to-speech, learning and life skills activities, multimedia and interactive video to draw older students into learning.
  • Opposing Views/Debate Topics

    CQ Researcher 
    CQ Research offers in-depth, non-biased coverage of political and social issues, with regular reports on topics in health, international affairs, education, the environment, technology and the U.S. economy. This is a great resource to use to prepare for a debate.
    Opposing Viewpoints In Context 
    One-stop source for information on social issues like civil rights, terrorism, gambling and teenage pregnancy. Access viewpoint articles, topic overviews, statistics, primary documents, links to web sites, and full-text magazine and newspaper articles on the topic of your choice.
    Pro and Con Leading Issues 
    A general reference database containing thousands of full-text articles exploring 300+ social, scientific, health, historic, business, economic, political and global issues.
    SIRS Knowledge Source 
    Includes SIRS Researcher (Student Reference, Social Issues, Health, Science, and Business), SIRS Government Reporter (Historic and Government Documents, Directories and Almanacs), SIRS Renaissance (Current Perspectives on the Arts & Humanities), SKS WebSelect (Editorially Selected Web Sites), and SIRS Interactive Citizenship (What Citizens Need to Know Series of Interactive Books.) Great resource for homework, research and information!