Gale Virtual Reference Library


Student Research Center
Good starting place for research projects for middle school and high school students.

This current events database allows researchers to explore social, political & economic issues, scientific discoveries and other popular topics discussed in today’s classrooms. TOPICsearch contains full text for over 102,800 articles from more than 2,500 diverse sources, including more than 1,550 full text periodicals.

Homework Center
This is a great directory created by the Multnomah County Library.

Physics 2000
Learn about about 20th Century science and high-tech devices.

Social Issues
If you need to research current social issues, check this page out.

Looking for a biography? check out this site

The History Net
"where history lives on the web"

How Stuff Works
This site explains the mechanics of everyday things.

Chemical Elements.com
Online periodic table of elements

great site for literary analysis, each profiled work includes a novel summary, character profiles, metaphor analyses, top ten quotes, and a biograph

Karla's Guide to Citation Style Guides
This web site is a great directory of pages that explain how to cite sources using a specific style, such as APA or MLA.

Discovering American Women's History Online

Presidents of the United States
In this resource you will find background information, election results, cabinet members, notable events, and some points of interest on each of the presidents. Links to biographies, historical documents, audio and video files, and other presidential sites are also included to enrich this site.

This Day in History
From the History Channel.