Mainly for K-12

Biography Reference Bank

Biography Reference Bank

This database offers in-depth biographical profiles of notable people, both living and deceased. It provides full-text articles, images, and abstracts from today's leading magazines and journals and focuses on biographical research. This collection is continuously supplemented with new biographies and updated versions, offering up-to-date information.

Biography Reference Center

Biography Reference Center

Containing many of the top-ranked biographical reference collections and magazines, this database offers a comprehensive collection of full-text biographies and unique narrative biographies. In addition to keyword search, users can locate biographies by occupation, nationality, activity, gender, lifespan, and more.



A great resource for those in K-12, teachers, and parents. This database offers simple searching, high-quality articles, easy-to-browse categories, and videos from the Associated Press. Search the American Heritage Children's Dictionary, Biography Reference Center, Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia, Primary Search, and more - all in one easy step!

Driving Tests

This online driver's education program, specific to Nebraska, contains ten car practice tests, six motorcycle practice tests, three CDL practice tests, three online driver's manuals (car, motorcycle, and CDL), and an extensive FAQ section.

Lerner Maker Lab

Lerner Maker Lab Opens in new window Lerner Maker Lab, geared towards elementary-aged youth (but fun for all ages!) has a wide variety of crafts, experiments, things to build, recipes, and party ideas that are easy to make at home. 

Literary Reference Center

Literary Reference Center Plus

This literary database covers all genres and timeframes. It includes thousands of full-text poems, short stories, synopses, critical essays, literary journals, reference books, and author biographies. It also offers lesson plans and literary study guides. It offers a complete foundation of literary reference works.

MasterFILE Complete

Master FileSearch through thousands of full-text popular magazines, journals, reference works, and more than one million images. Covering virtually every general interest subject area, it also includes an extensive collection of photos, maps, and flags.

Includes Consumer Reports Buying Guide.

NoveList K-8 Plus

Novelist K-8 2020

Just-right books for every reader. Find reading recommendations specifically for younger readers. It helps kids find books that are just right for their reading level and interest. Parents, teachers, and librarians can also find tools to teach with books and engage young readers

Original Sources by Britannica

Original SourcesOriginal Sources is a compilation of thousands of primary source documents, complete books, and authentic images. Students, teachers, and parents have instant access to an online library full of the creations and discoveries of history's greatest minds as recorded in the authors' original words.

Peterson's Test and Career Prep

Petersons Test Prep

Contains everything students need to learn about further education and helps them make informed decisions about their future. Includes interactive practice tests for preparatory exams for graduate school and careers.

Points of View Reference Center

Points of View

Contains resources that present multiple sides of an issue. It can help students assess and develop persuasive arguments and essays, better understand controversial issues and develop analytical thinking skills, It includes overviews, points, and counterpoints on hundreds of topics for middle and high school students.

Salem History

Salem History

This historical database includes all the content of the Decades Series, starting with The 20s in America all the way to The 2000s in America. It covers events, movements, people, and trends in popular culture, literature, art, sports, science, technology, economics, and politics, You can also find Value of a Dollar, Defining Documents, Weapons & Warfare, and more.

Salem Science

Salem Science

Salem Science focuses on natural resources and environmental issues. It includes information about the economic and social impacts of our resources and aspects of human interactions with our natural environment.

World Book

World Book

This online reference source contains every article from the 22 volume encyclopedia set plus thousands more. You have access to state-of-the-art multimedia, dictionary, maps, homework help, study aids, editor-reviewed websites, curriculum guides, and more.