Middle School Research Databases

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

  • Gale In Context Middle School
    Gale In Context: Middle School combines the best of Gale's reference content with age-appropriate videos, newspapers, magazines, primary sources, and much more. Students will find outstanding support to complete assignments in core subjects including literature, science, social studies, and history.

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

  • 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.

     

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

  • 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.

     

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

  • 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    Full text content of historical documents, biographies of historical figures, photos, maps, video, and other history reference materials.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.)

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

  • 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.)

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

  • 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.)

  • Novelist K-8 Plus
    For readers in Grades K-8, find fiction reading recommendations by book titles, author, genre, series, or key plot points. Ready-to-go read-alike lists for popular titles.

  • 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.)

  • 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.

  • MyHeritage

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