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.


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

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

  • 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.

  • 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.)

  • MyHeritage

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

  • 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.

  • Gale Opposing Viewpoints  Premier online resource covering today’s hottest social issues, from capital punishment to immigration, to violent video games.

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

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

  • 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.

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

  • Gale In Context High School
    Access reference content with full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, images, videos, audio files and links.

  • 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.)

  • Ebsco Host
    Search a variety of databases with journals, magazines, newspapers, and other online reference sources.
    (Works best in Chrome or Microsoft Edge. Does not work with Internet Explorer.)
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  • 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.)

  • 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.

     

  • 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.)

  • 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.