Online Resources: Databases and Reference eBooks

Accessing Opposing Viewpoints and Gale Virtual Reference Library  resources may require a password. Ask your librarian or see page 9 of the Student Handbook.
(page updated 12/16/19)


Opposing Viewpoints In Context (OVIC)

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Gale Opposing Viewpoints In ContextThis online resource focuses on today's hottest issues to support research in science, social studies, current events and language arts. All sides of the issue are presented encouraging critical thinking skills. Multimedia informational resources include viewpoint articles, statistics, reference, biographies, magazines articles, academic journals, news, primary sources, websites, images, video, and audio.

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Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL)

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Gale Virtual Reference Library Gale Virtual Reference Library is a collection of reference books in an eBook format. Access them 24/7 from any device.

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Explora

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Explora is an EBSCO Database provided by the Idaho Commission for Libraries. The Explora database accesses information from a variety of sources such as academic journals, magazines, books, encyclopedias, reports, trade publications, news, reviews, biographies, and primary source documents.

Explora is accessed through Libraries Linking Idaho, LiLI.org.

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History Reference Center (HRC)

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History Reference Center is an EBSCO database provided by the Idaho Commission for Libraries.  History Reference Center accesses information from reference books, encyclopedias, nonfiction books, primary sources, maps, and photos.

History Reference Center is accessed through Libraries Linking Idaho, LiLI.org.

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World Book Student (WB)

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World Book Student is provided by the Idaho Commission for Libraries. Three versions of World Book online encyclopedias are available:

  • World Book Student – Encyclopedia content designed for students in middle grades.
  • World Book Discover – Designed for striving readers and ESL/ELL learners.
  • World Book Advanced – Encyclopedia for high school or new college students. Includes multimedia, e-book center with public domain content, and primary source documents.

World Book Student is accessed through Libraries Linking Idaho, LiLI.org.

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Libraries Linking Idaho (Lili.org) - More Online Resources Provided by the Idaho Commission

Libraries Linking Idaho Databases (LiLI.org) Libraries Linking Idaho is an information portal provided by the Idaho Commission for Libraries. This vast collection of resource databases connects information to learners of any age and informational needs. Learners will find information in a variety of formats including journal articles, news, reference, video, audio, images, and primary source documents and artifacts.

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