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General Education

Get a List of Databases for Teens to print! Also available en espanol.

Library Databases (library card required)

exploraMiddle/High School Explora search by keyword or by topic to find the most useful search results. Results can be easily sorted by source type – -magazines, reference books, photos, flags, etc.


TOPICsearchthumbTOPICsearch is a current events database that allows researchers to explore social, political & economic issues, scientific discoveries and other popular topics discussed in today’s classrooms including controversial opinions and viewpoints.


MiddleSearchPlusthumbMiddle Search Plus provides full text for more than 140 popular middle school magazines. Sort by reading level. Middle Search Plus contains 84,774 biographies, 105,786 primary source documents, and a School Image Collection of photos, maps and flags.


AcademicSearchPremierAcademic Search Premier contains valuable peer-reviewed full text journals. Topics include; computer sciences, engineering, physics, chemistry, language and linguistics, arts & literature, medical sciences, ethnic studies, and many more.

MAS_UltrathumbDesigned specifically for high school students, MAS Ultra School Edition contains full text for nearly 500 popular high school magazines. This database also provides more than 360 full text reference books, 85,670 biographies, over 107,000 primary source documents, and an Image Collection of over 510,000 photos, maps & flags, color PDFs and expanded full text backfiles (back to 1975) for key magazines.

referencia latina logoReferencia Latina is a comprehensive Spanish-language resource offering 49,000 encyclopedia entries, 50,000 images, 2,500 health reports, a Spanish-English dictionary and the full text of over 100 hundred reference books and dozens of general interest magazines in a broad array of subject areas. Daily updates ensure availability of the most current articles from a dozen prominent newspapers from 10 Latin American countries.


BiographyReferenceCenterthumbBiography Reference Center offers more than 450,000 full text biographies, including the complete full text run of Biography Today and Biography Magazine, as well as thousands of narrative biographies that are not available in other databases.

Book Collection Nonfiction: High School Edition
is a rich research database for school and public libraries. It contains informative abstracts and searchable full text for more than 2,440 popular nonfiction books. Topics include; high interest titles on careers, health, ethnicity, disabilities, technology, biographies, music, science, history, civics and more.

Free Online Resources

Video Learning

PBS Learning Media offers more than 30,000 interactive media, games, activities and lessons in many subject areas for all grades.

Financial Education

Banzai exposes students to real-world financial dilemmas to teach them the importance of smart money management. 

Scads of free resources, videos, games, learning resources, and lesson plans for learning personal finance skills at Next Gen Personal Finance

Over 100 free online educational program ideas like cooking recipes, DIY projects and art with Saving Dollars & Sense – Savvy Money Saving Tips, DIY Projects, Recipes & More! 

General Education

Digital learning content through videos, eBooks, and other interactive features in many subject areas for preschool through high school with Curriki | Inspiring Learning Everywhere.

Students can access informative lesson plans, videos, quizzes and more while choosing from a variety of subjects with CK-12 Foundation.

Discovery K12 | Love to Learn is an online homeschool platform & curriculum for Pre-K to 12th grade. All main subjects are covered, plus extra curriculum courses like coding. 

Every course you could possibly want to homeschool for high school with Easy Peasy All-in-One High School.

Ivy League Online Courses has over 450 Ivy League courses that you can take for free!

Wonderopolis has a great interactive and fun feel for everyone with videos and quizzes to explore ANY topic and learn fun facts. Short videos and readings that answer various burning questions for students. There are vocabulary challenges and comprehension questions.

Study Skills

Overcoming Obstacles offers life skills curriculum for students in grades K-12. Their resources include strategies for teaching social and emotional skills.

7,000 free videos in 13 subject areas for homework and study help integrating online course work from many great online programs in one place with HippoCampus.

Typing Skills

Improve your typing skills while competing in fast-paced races with up to people from around the world with Nitro Type.

Keyboarding practice Typing Club  or Learn to Type | Free Typing Tutor – Typing.com