High School and Beyond Resources

  • Many of the resources require a username and passcode for use outside of our school network. Check with your school's Teacher-Librarian if you need assistance.

  • Student Resources in Context
    Access reference content with full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, images, videos, audio files and links.

  • Science Database
    Science in Context is an engaging online experience for those seeking contextual information on hundreds of today's most significant science topics. The solution merges Gale's authoritative and continuously updated reference content with full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, experiments, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites organized into a user-friendly portal experience.

  • Ebsco Host
    Search a variety of databases with journals, magazines, newspapers, and other online reference sources.
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  • EBSCO's EXPLORA Explora was designed to meet the unique needs of middle school and high school users. It supports both student research and classroom instruction. (Works best in Chrome or Microsoft Edge. Does not work with Internet Explorer.)

  • Gale Virtual Reference Library
    A collection of electronic specialized encyclopedias and reference books on a wide variety of subject areas that can be searched individually or as a whole.

     

  • Literary Reference Center
    Provides information on thousands of authors and their works across literary disciplines and timeframes. (Works best in Chrome or Microsoft Edge. Does not work with Internet Explorer.)


  • Lili.org
    www.LiLI.org is the gateway for Idaho residents for free access to online tools for their education, business, and recreation needs.

  • Novelist Plus
    Find fiction reading recommendations for all ages. Search by book title, author, genre, or key plot points. Find information about a book series and discussion guides for book groups.

  • Teaching Books TeachingBooks.net is a portal to thousands of multimedia resources that can enhance and enliven your reading experiences.

  • Opposing Viewpoints
    Access viewpoints, topic overviews, magazines, academic journals, news articles, statistics, images, videos, audio files and vetted links.

  • Idaho Career Information
    Find information about career options with salary outlook, skills needed, and employment prospects in Idaho and nationwide.

  • World Book Advanced
    The World Book web site offers an encyclopedia, dictionary, atlas, homework help, study aids, and curriculum guides.

  • Vocational and Career Collection
    Provides coverage for trade and industry-related periodicals for high schools, community colleges, trade institutions and the general public.

  • Learning Express Library  
    A comprehensive collection of test preparation tools, skill-building materials, and career resources. Use to prepare for college and career, education tutoring, software tutuorials, and workforce development.

  • Automotive Repair Library
    ChiltonLibrary.com represents the most authoritative automotive repair information available to car owners. There are thousands of year, make and model combinations covering the most popular vehicles of the past 30 years, plus additional coverage of specialty models.

  • World Book Student Edition
    Articles from the print versions of the World Book Encyclopedia, plus thousands of additional articles, learning resources, and research tools.

  • pronunciator app

    • Pronunciator is a fun and free way to learn any of 87 languages with self-directed lessons, live teachers, movies, music, and more.

  • Global Issuse in Context
    Access news, global viewpoints, reference materials, country information, primary source documents, videos, statistics, and more in a single search.

  • History Reference Center
    Full text content of historical documents, biographies of historical figures, photos, maps, video, and other history reference materials. (Works best in Chrome or Microsoft Edge. Does not work with Internet Explorer.)

  • Academic Search Premier
    Scholarly, multidiscipline, full text database for academic research. Covers the academic disciplines being offered in colleges and universities. (Works best in Chrome or Microsoft Edge. Does not work with Internet Explorer.)

  • MAS Ultra
    Contains content from popular high school magazines covering a wide range of subject areas including history, science, careers and more. (Works best in Chrome or Microsoft Edge. Does not work with Internet Explorer.)

  • Country Reports CountryReports provides over 35,000 pages of online content on the cultures and countries of the world. 

  • Discovery Education

    Login to Discovery Education for a variety of resources including video, audio, and encyclopedia related information.  Your normal school computer user name with @westada.org and password will give you access to Discovery Ed. when you are away from school.

     

  • MyHeritage

    • More than 9 billion historical ​records from the United States, Europe, Latin America, and other regions.