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Research Databases:

Black Studies Center (ProQuest)

Black Studies Center is a leading tool that supports research, teaching, and learning in Black Studies and other disciplines that benefit from a more detailed coverage of the black experience such as history, literature, political science, sociology, philosophy, and religion. The Center includes a digital core collection of primary and secondary sources that record and illuminate the Black experience, from ancient Africa through modern times.

Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers

Search America's historic newspaper pages from 1789-1924 or use the US Newspaper Directory to find information about American newpapers published 1690-present. A great resource for primary historical records!

Encyclopedia Americana (Scholastic)

An encyclopedia, appropriate for high-school students and beyond.


Encyclopedia Britannica Library Edition

Britannica Library for children, young adults and adults. Search encyclopedia articles as well as magazines, web sites, and videos. You can also explore primary sources, a dictionary, and the Year in Review.


Explora Secondary Schools (EBSCO)

Research for middle school and high school students: search for your subject or browse topics such as arts and literature, biography, current issues, health and more. 


Lands and Peoples (Scholastic)

An encyclopedia of countries, cultures, and current events for middle school and high school students.


New Book of Knowledge (Scholastic)

An encyclopedia, suitable for elementary and middle school students.


New Book of Popular Science (Scholastic)

A science-intensive encyclopedia which is appropriate for both middle-school and high-school students.


Opposing Viewpoints in Context (Gale)

Covers today's hottest social issues, from Offshore Drilling to Climate Change, Health Care to Immigration, includes more than 19,000 pro/con viewpoint essays.


Scholastic Go! (Grolier Online)

Multiple reference sources including Encyclopedia Americana, The New Book of Popular Science, Lands and Peoples, World Newspapers, and more.


Washington Post, Historical Newspapers 1877-1994 (ProQuest)

Browse and search complete issues; view articles, photos, ads, marriage announcements, obituaries and cartoons; print, download, and share articles and images.


World Newspapers (Scholastic)

Access to over 1,100 world newspapers in 73 languages, representing 195 countries.

Teen Advisory Boards

Teen Advisory BoardsIf you're a teen looking to get involved, make friends and learn about your community, many of our branches host Teen Advisory Boards. Find out more about these groups by stopping into your local branch!

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Teen's events

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