Get help understanding the plays, novels, poetry and short stories most read by students.
Biographies of more than half a million people from all periods of history and from every geographical region. Search for a specific person by name or use the Person Search to create lists of people based on nationality, ethnicity, occupation, gender or date of birth or death. Recommended for grades six and up.
Articles from general-interest magazines and scholarly journals. Search two separate databases (MasterFILE Complete and OmniFile Full Text Select) covering more than 3,500 publications.
Overviews of current public policy issues and other controversial topics. This resource is great for students working on persuasive essays or debates, or anyone wanting authoritative background information on the issues making today’s headlines.
Information on authors, their works and literary topics. Find author biographies, plot summaries, character information, critical essays, book reviews and overviews of literary topics.
Magazine and newspaper articles on social, scientific, health, historic, economic, political and global issues specifically chosen for upper-elementary and high school students.