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ABC-CLIO: Daily Life Through History

Explores ordinary life through time, bringing the past to life through details and insights that turn flat descriptions of historical characters into real, 'just like me' humans. Supports courses in history and literatureand is an outstanding resource for examining historical topics like American food and cooking, celebrations, clothes, romance, work, religion, housing, language, and social customs. Compiles information from over 45 reference works; video/audio, maps, and images.


ABC-CLIO: Pop Culture Universe

Pop Culture Universe: Icons, Idols, Ideas is an irresistible yet authoritative online resource that covers popular culture in America, both past and present—in a package as dynamic as the topic it covers. Built on hundreds of award-winning titles for all levels of researchers, Pop Culture Universe provides a safe haven for investigating topics that appeal to students—without the bias, advertising, suggestive content, or questionable authorship of commercial or fan sites.


Alexandria Online Catalog

Search the Central High School collection of fiction and non-fiction materials by author, title, series, or subject. Explore popular works, award winners, the school's collection of eBooks, and see what's new in the collection. The new and improved cloud-based version of Alexandria can be accessed from home!


Classroom Video on Demand (Facts on File)

A comprehensive streaming video service featuring unlimited access to more than 5000 educational programs that can be viewed in class, at the library, or from home. Each full-length video has been segmented into predefined clips, making it easy to find specific pieces of content quickly. Spans the following core subject areas: Science and Mathematics; Social Studies; Literature and Language Arts; Health and Nutrition; Business and Economics; Visual and Performing Arts.



A collection of research and educational resources for students and educators. This link provides access to: the EBSCO eBook Collection (fiction and nonfiction); Academic Search Elite (peer reviewed journals); Consumer Health Complete (covering all areas of health and wellness); the Science Reference Center (teacher and student resources); and five resources from the Explora collection (supports student research and classroom instruction).


EBSCO Host: Art Museum Image Gallery

Art Museum Image Gallery is a rich digital resource of art images and related multimedia gathered from the collections of distinguished museums around the world. The gallery can be searched alone or simultaneously with other WilsonWeb databases.


EBSCO Host: Current Biography Illustrated

Current Biography Illustrated reflects the entire content of the printed monthly Current Biography. You'll find reliable information about the people making tomorrow's headlines, plus historical figures dating back to World War II.


Learning Express Library

Whatever your goal, LearningExpress Library's resources will help you succeed. Each of its Learning Centers offers the practice tests, exercises, skill-building courses, eBooks, and information you need to achieve the results you want—at school, at work, or in life. Looking to land a job? You'll find an entire Learning Center dedicated to helping you get the one that's right for you.


New York Times

Online access to the New York Times daily newspaper; this subscription only works while staff or students are on campus using an SJSD IP address. Includes full access to editions of the newspaper from 1851 to the present; sections of the website include World or U.S. News; Business; Technology; Science; Health; Sports; Opinion; Arts; Style and Travel.



SIRS Knowledge Source (SKS) is a portal to relevant, best-of content information designed to support student research, study, and homework in key curricula subjects. Search many SIRS resources at once or link to one SIRS collection. Every article, primary source, website, and graphic has been carefully reviewed to ensure its relevancy, credibility, curricular applicability, standards alignment, and appropriateness to students.


Search MoreNet

Contains a variety of full-text magazines, newspapers and journals and reference materials to support the education and research needs of Missouri citizens. This information is from reliable sources that provide accurate information. With the database, students can: find help with a school project; research a new purchase in Consumer Reports; study for the ACT, SAT, etc.; job search or research a company; find images, multimedia, etc.


Teen Health & Wellness

One-stop self-help resource and interactive online community center for teen health and wellness. Topics include diseases, drugs, alcohol, nutri-tion, mental health, suicide, bullying, green living, financial literacy.


The Day USA

The Day USA is a daily news service for use in schools, colleges and homes. In our newsroom, editors select the most important news of the day. Our journalists write news analysis and features every day. Each day of term, our articles are published for schools around the world. Our nightly email goes out with links to all our stories and features.


This is Who We Were: 1920s

This is Who We Were: In the 1920s explores American life in the 1920s. This new series is sure to be of value as both a serious research tool for students of American history as well as an intriguing climb up America's family tree. The richly-illustrated text provides an interesting way to study a truly unique time in American history.


World News Digest

For more than 75 years World News Digest has been a go-to resource for context and background on key issues of both historical events and breaking news. With more than 300,000 original articles and a vast archive covering every major event since its inception, this database offers concise summaries of current events and clearly written essays on the top issues of the day.


Gale: Global Issues

Gale in Context: Global Issues offers international viewpoints on a broad spectrum of global issues, topics, and current events. Featured are hundreds of continuously updated issue and country portals that bring together a variety of specially selected, relevant sources for analysis of these issues. Rich multimedia - including podcasts, video, and interactive graphs - enhance each portal.


Gale: High School

Gale in Context: High School is an engaging online experience for those seeking contextual information on a wide array of subjects. The solution merges Gale's authoritative and continuously updated reference content with full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites organized into a user-friendly portal experience.


Gale: Opposing Viewpoints

Gale in Context: Opposing Viewpoints is an engaging online experience for those seeking contextual information and opinions on hundreds of today's hottest social issues. Drawing on the acclaimed Greenhaven Press series, the solution features continuously updated viewpoints, topic overviews, full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, statistics, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites organized into a user-friendly portal experience.


Gale: eBooks (SJSD Subscription)

The current collection of SJSD subscribed eBooks from the Gale Virtual Reference Library includes sections for History (American Eras; Exploring American History; History in Dispute; Learning About the Holocaust; World Eras); Literature (Novels for Students; Poetry for Students; Short Stories for Students); Medicine (UXL Encyclopedia of Diseases and Disorders); and Science (Animal and Plant Anatomy).


Gale: eBooks (CHS Subscription)

The current collection of CHS subscribed eBooks from the Gale Virtual Reference Library includes sections for The Arts (Arts and Humanities Through the Eras; History of the American Cinema); Business (Effective Communication); History (American Decades; Exploring American History; History in Dispute; Learning About the Holocaust; World Eras); Law (Human and Civil Rights); Literature; Medicine; Religion (World Religions); Science; Social Science; and General Reference.

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