Secondary Resources for Students

Alternative Energy

Introduces students to issues surrounding current energy sources and alternative energy options.

Biography eReference Collection

Sources include:

  • American Women Writers
  • Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Musicians
  • Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Popular Musicians Since 1990
  • Business Leader Profiles for Students
  • Contemporary Black Biography
  • Contemporary Hispanic Biography
  • Women in the World

Biography in Context

Biographies from Gale Group sources and full-text articles from hundreds of periodicals.  Search for people based on one or more personal facts such as birth and death year, nationality, ethnicity, occupation or gender, or combine criteria to create a highly-targeted custom search.

Books & Authors

Designed to help you decide what to read next.  Search by character, topic, setting, time period, genre, title, author, and series.  Includes over 140,000 titles, 50,000 authors, and thousands of read-alike, award winner, and librarian's favorites lists.  Titles include both fiction and non-fiction.

eLibrary

Search more than 2,500 full-text magazines, newspapers, books, and transcripts -- plus thousands of maps, pictures, educator-approved websites from Homework Central, and top-quality multimedia files.

Infotrac Student Edition

This database is designed for high school students, with access to a variety of indexed and full-text magazines, newspapers and reference books for information on current events, the arts, science, popular culture, health, people, government, history, sports and more.

LearningExpress Library

A comprehensive, interactive online learning platform of e-study guides, practice tests and tutorial course series designed to help patrons—students and adult learners—succeed on the academic or licensing tests they must pass.  You'll get immediate scoring, complete answer explanations, and an individualized analysis of your results.  To access LearningExpress Library, you will be asked to create an account.

LearningExpress Library has just released version 3.0.  Logins from LEL 2.0 will not carry over to this new version.  MeL will continue to provide access to version 2.0 until the end of June 2014 to allow current users to to finish any previously accessed tests, tutorials or eBooks.

NoveList

Locate books to read and learn more about fiction books and authors through Author Read-alikes, Feature Articles, Book Discussion Guides, and Book Talks.

OneClickDigital

Download and listen to classic titles using your computer or supported mobile device.  New users will be asked to create an account and authenticate using your Orion Library card.

World Book Online

Early World of Learning  |  Early World of Learning is the premier online learning resource for preschoolers and children in early grades, encompassing three interactive learning environments for kids:
  • Trek's Travels offers narrated stories, interactive games, and original videos that teach critical early childhood themes, including numbers, shapes, colors, opposites, and more.
  • Welcome to Reading provides leveled instruction to help young readers develop and strengthen phonics, vocabulary, phonemic awareness, and comprehension skills.
  • Know It offers a richly visual kids' online encyclopedia that will captivate early learners with non-fiction topics of interest and importance to them.
World Book Kids  |  Designed with younger readers in mind, this resource has engaging images, illustrations, and other rich media content that help bring the text to life for younger readers.  Interactive games and activities bring learning and fun together. audio clips of bird songs, popular and classical music, and national anthems enrich the learning experience.
World Book for Kids  |  Developed especially for young public library patrons, this resource offers easy-to-read articles and a wealth of engaging multimedia, games, science projects, interactive tools, and activities.
World Book Info Finder  |  Designed for school-aged patrons’ homework and research needs, this resource features rich collections of multimedia on a variety of topics, science fair projects; a Biography Center; links to world newspapers, correlations to curriculum standards, 21st century research guides, and much more.
World Book Online Reference Center  |  Designed for school-aged patrons’ homework and research needs, this resource features rich collections of multimedia on a variety of topics, science fair projects; a Biography Center; links to world newspapers, correlations to curriculum standards, 21st century research guides, and much more.
Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos  |  Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos ofrece artículos en español, diversas fuentes de información como fotografías y videos, y sitios de Internet para estudiantes de español.

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