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AskRI Resources for Teens

Academic Search EliteAcademic Search Elite Scholarly resource provides indexing and abstracts for more than 8,300 journals, with full text for more than 4,500 of those titles. PDF back files to 1975 or further are available for well over one hundred journals.

Biography Collection CompleteBiography Collection Complete Comprehensive collection of full-text biographies supporting history, science, the arts, music, literature, multicultural studies, gender studies, business, government and politics, sports, entertainment and many other areas. Includes more than 177,000 full-text biographies from many different sources.

EBSCO Discovery ServiceEDS_button_100x50A single search box for direct access to full-text content available through AskRI databases.


EBSCOhost ListEBSCOhost ListAllow users to search all databases or check off a combination of databases. This link leads to the long list of EBSCO resources in EBSCOhost.

GreenFileGreenfile Includes content on the environmental effects of individuals, corporations and local/national governments. Topics covered include global climate change, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling and more.

History Reference CenterHistory Reference Center World’s most comprehensive full-text history reference database, featuring full text for more than 2,400 reference books, encyclopedias and nonfiction books from leading history publishers. Also includes full text for more than 130 leading history periodicals, and contains more than 61,100 historical documents; more than 66,000 historical biographies; more than 110,200 photos and maps; and more than 80 hours of historical video.

HomeworkHelpRI -  For Grades K-12, Intro to College & Adult Learners. Available every day from 2-10 p.m. Service provided by AskRI.org and powered by Tutor.com 

Learning ExpressPractice tests and tutorials for SAT, ACT, GED, US Citizenship, job skills and more. Provided by Askri.org . Your library card barcode is needed to login. 

Literary Reference CenterLiterary Reference Center Comprehensive database provides users with a broad spectrum of information on thousands of authors and their works across literary disciplines and timeframes. Full-text database of more than 35,000 plot summaries, synopses and work overviews; nearly 100,000 articles/essays of literary criticism; more than 252,000 author biographies; also includes over 693,000 book reviews, author interviews and information on classic and contemporary poems , short stories, classic texts and more.

MasterFILE PremierMasterFILE Premier Contains the full text for nearly 1,750 periodicals covering general reference, business, health, education, general science, multicultural issues and much more. Also includes full text for nearly 500 reference books, 86,017 biographies, 105,786 primary source documents, and an image collection of 341,655 photo, maps and flags.

Middle Search PlusMiddle Search PlusContains full text for more than 140 popular middle school magazines, as well as thousands of biographies and historical essays. Also includes primary source documents, reference books and an image collection of 341,655 photo, maps and flags.

NoveListNovelist Readers’ advisory tool provides access to information on 155,000 fiction titles and a wide range of feature content to enable library staff to serve fiction readers of all ages. Includes author read-alikes, book discussion guides, reading lists and more.

Points of ViewPoints of View Contains a balance of materials from all viewpoints, including more than 1,300 main essays, leading political magazines from both sides of the aisle, newspapers, radio and TV news transcripts, primary source documents and reference books.

Student Research CenterStudent Research Center Full text magazines, books, primary sources, and more are available to students in grades 9 through 12. The Student Research Center also draws in results from the History Research Center, Middle Search Plus, and TOPICsearch. Topics are primarily organized by school subjects like English & Language Arts, Health, History and Technology. The Student Research Center also offers a list of popular searches being conducted, which often align with current events.

TOPICSearchTOPICSearch Current events database allows researchers to explore social, political & economic issues, scientific discoveries and other popular topics discussed in today’s classrooms.

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