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middle School study resources

Your library card gives you 24/7 access to a variety of extremely helpful databases. Below are a selection of useful tools for middle school students.

access Science

More than 9,000 articles and research updates with citations

biography in context

Curriculum aligned resource on more than 525,000 individuals

gale Virtual reference library

450+ research eBooks and thousands of articles for expert information you can count on

historical newspapers

Includes Chicago Tribune (1849-1992), Wall Street Journal (1889-1998), New York Times (1851-2012), Los Angeles Times (1881-1991), Washington Post (1877-1999)

issues & controversies

In-depth investigations of issues in business, politics, government, education and popular culture

primary search

Older students can access magazines, animal and general encyclopedias


Explore non-fiction texts, world newspapers, videos and more on almost every core-curriculum subject for grades 2 and up

u.s. major dailies

Includes Chicago Tribune, Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, Christian Science Monitor, New York Times and Washington Post full text