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Online Resources: High School

Biography in Context – Nearly 414,000 biographies on more than 320,000 people as well as full-text articles from more than 265 magazines chosen for their biographical content in a broad range of subject areas.

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Biography Reference Center –More than 450,000 biographies. Includes complete full text run of Biography Today and Biography Magazine as well as thousands of narrative biographies.

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Britannica School High –Quick facts and in-depth information on history, geography, people, places, science, and more. Biographies, world atlas, countries comparison, articles, and interactive resources are available.Includes over 132,000 encyclopedia articles, 103,000 images, 7,500 multimedia elements, more than 27,000 eBooks, and novels and essays. Tools include translation for 50+ languages and read-aloud functionality. Includes Lexile ranges and alignment with Michigan Department of Education Academic Standards across a variety of subjects.

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Career Preparation from LearningExpress Library – Includes a resume builder where you can save, edit, and print. Explore a variety of careers including allied health, law enforcement, and nursing. Prepare for occupation exams including civil service, commercial driver’s license, cosmetology, teaching, and more. Prepare to join the military or become an officer. Create a free account to access tools to help you do well on these exams.

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College Admissions Test Preparation from LearningExpress Library – Practice tests, preparation eBooks, and tutorials for the ACT®, SAT, 12 AP subjects, PSAT/NMSQT, and TOEFL iBT® exams. Create a free account to access tools to help you do well on your college admissions tests and essay. Create a free account to access tools to help you do well on your college admissions tests and essay.

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Computer Skills Tutorial from LearningExpress Library – Offers 90+ courses on topics such as computer basics, Internet basics, Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop, and MS Office tools like Word, Outlook, Access, Excel, PowerPoint, and SharePoint. Create a free account to access these tools.

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Drivers Test – Free driver practice tests specifically for Michigan. Permits, road signs, motorcycle, commercial drivers license (CDL) and more.

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eBook High School Collection  –  FULL TEXT TITLES: 9,800+ For high school students and educators. There is a selection of teacher resources and titles align with Common Core Curriculum Standards. You may access the full text of these eBooks from your computer, or download titles to most popular portable devices.

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Explora for High Schools –  Provides hundreds of popular magazines and reference books for high school libraries. Covers subjects such as art, history, sports, and music. Includes thousands of biographies and primary source documents. Also includes photos, maps, and flags.

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High School Equivalency Center from LearningExpress Library –  Skills building in reading, writing, grammar, spelling, and math. Practice for the GED in English and Spanish. Practice the HiSET and the Test Assessing Secondary Completion (TASC). Create a free account to access tools to help you do well on these tests.

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History Reference Center –  TOTAL TITLES INDEXED: 150+FULL TEXT TITLES: 145+ Documents, photos, maps, film, and video from leading history journals. Also includes biographies of historical figures.

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Homework HelpNow – Get live online homework help, skills building, writing assistance, and more from Brainfuse-certified tutors.

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Literary Reference Center – TOTAL TITLES INDEXED: 460+FULL TEXT TITLES: 380+ Includes over 14,000 short stories and 54,000+ poems. Covers information on thousands of authors and their works. Topics include: plot summaries, literary criticism, book reviews, novels, and author interviews.

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MAS Complete – TOTAL TITLES INDEXED: 690+FULL TEXT TITLES: 550+ Designed for high school libraries and offers coverage of popular high school magazines and reference books. Wide range of subjects offered including art, history, sports and music. Over 1,000,000 photos, maps and flags.

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NoveList Plus – Contains information on over 260,000 fiction and readable nonfiction titles. Features lists of award-winning books, book discussion guides, Read-a-Like recommendations, and complete series information. Also includes reader ratings and reviews. Create your own reading wish list.

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Opposing Viewpoints in Context – PERIODICAL TITLES INDEXED: 230+ Provides different views about issues that help students develop critical thinking skills. This resource brings balance and perspective to contemporary issues using arguments from experts.

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Poetry & Short Story Reference Center – TOTAL TITLES INDEXED: 155FULL TEXT TITLES: 155  Hundreds of thousands of poems, as well as short stories, biographies, and essays. Topics include the poetic forms, movements, and techniques.

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Points of View Reference Center Presents multiple sides of over 400 issues. Helps students assess and develop persuasive arguments and essays, better understand controversial issues, and develop analytical thinking skills.

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Political Science Complete – TOTAL TITLES INDEXED: 2,250+ FULL TEXT TITLES: 650+ Designed for students, researchers, and government institutions. Covers political topics with a worldwide focus, reflecting the globalization of current discourse.

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Pronunciator – An online language learning tool that is available free to Chelsea District Library patrons.

  • Learn 80 languages in any of 50 languages with Pronunciator. (That’s 4,000 possible course combinations!)
  • Pronunciator offers the largest ESL curriculum on the planet, with courses for 50 non-English languages.
  • Learn on the go, from commuting to travel—all of Pronunciator’s features and functionality are available on your favorite mobile device.
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Read It! – For middle and high school students and adults. Helps to build reading skills and improve study habits. Includes tests.

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School Center from LearningExpress Library – Grades 4 through 12 skills improvement in math, writing and grammar, reading comprehension, social studies, and vocabulary and spelling through tests, eBooks, and tutorials. U.S. Constitution study and review, advanced math, and logic available for high school students. Create a free account to access tools to help you do well in school.

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Science Reference Center – TOTAL TITLES INDEXED: 220FULL TEXT TITLES: 200+ Contains material from science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals, and other sources. More than 4,000 full text, full-length biographies. Includes: biology, chemistry, earth & space science, the environment, health & medicine, history of science, life science, physics, science & society, science as inquiry, and wildlife.

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Vocational Studies Premier – TOTAL TITLES INDEXED: 1,000+FULL TEXT TITLES: 960+ Designed for two-year colleges, this resource offers support for vocational programs. Subjects include: counseling, biotechnology, cosmetology, fashion design, forensics, graphic arts, health information technology, law enforcement, and veterinary assistant.

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Chelsea District Library will be closed at 5pm on Wednesday, November 21 and all day Thursday, November 22 for the Thanksgiving Holiday