Digital Resources for Students

Welcome students!

Teachers and librarians curated this page for students to find digital tools that support their homework assignments and learning. All you need is a library card from Hawaii State Public Library System, and your pin number.

Topics: Biographies , Current Events, General Reference , History, Language Arts, Science, Test Prep


Biographies

Gale In Context Biography

Biography (Gale in Context)

Biography in Context provides authoritative information on historically significant figures and present day newsmakers.

 

Gale Literature Resource Center

Literature Resource Center (Gale in Context)

The Literature Resource Center contains biographical information on writers in all disciplines, from all time periods and from around the world.

 


Current Events

CQ Researcher logo wideCQ Researcher 

CQ Researcher offers in-depth, unbiased coverage of political and social issues.

 

MasterFILE Complete logo wideMasterFILE Complete

MasterFILE Complete is a daily updated, multidisciplinary database with full text for thousands of general reference publications, reference books, and primary source documents. It includes an image collection of photos, maps, and flags.

 

Points of View Reference Center 

Points of View Reference Center covers the full scope of controversial subjects. It’s a great resource for debating, developing arguments, writing position papers, and developing critical thinking skills.


General Reference

Encyclopedia Britannica Online - Middle School Edition logo wide

Encyclopedia Britannica Online – Middle School Edition

Encyclopedia Britannica provides timely, relevant, and trustworthy information and instruction at the middle school reading level.

 

Encyclopedia Britannica Online - High School Edition logo wideEncyclopedia Britannica Online – High School Edition

Encyclopedia Britannica provides timely, relevant, and trustworthy information and instruction at the high school reading level.

 

Gale eBooksGale eBooks

Gale Virtual Reference Library is a collection of ebooks, encyclopedias, dictionaries, and other reference sources on all topics.

 

National Geographic Virtual Library

National Geographic Virtual Library is the complete archive of NatGeo magazine from 1884 to the present with a cross-searchable collection of books, maps, images, and video.


History

HeritageQuest Online wide logoHeritage Quest Online

HeritageQuest contains American genealogical sources (primary sources, local and family histories, convenient research guides, interactive census maps, and more) from the 1700s on.

 

U.S. History in ContextU.S. History (Gale in Context) 

U.S. History in Context provides a complete overview of the United States history and includes more than 5,000 rare and vital primary source documents.

 

World History

World History (Gale in Context)

World History in Context provides information on world history from antiquity to the present, including Mediterranean, Near East, Asia, Middle East, Latin America, the Middle Ages and Renaissance from primary sources, reference titles, and academic journals.


Language Arts

Books in Print

Books in Print helps librarians, booksellers, publishers, their customers, and their patrons find the exact titles they need.

 

Gale Literature Resource Center

Literature Resource Center (Gale in Context)

The Literature Resource Center contains biographical information on writers in all disciplines, from all time periods and from around the world.

 

Mango languages wide logoMango Languages

Mango Languages helps you learn a new language online! Also available as an app.


Science

ScienceScience (Gale in Context)

Science in Context provides real world context for hundreds of today’s most significant science topics.

 


Test Prep

Petersons Test PrepPetersonʻs Test Prep

Petersen’s Test Prep provides users with in-depth information on colleges and universities, graduate and professional programs, distance learning, corporate training, and scholarships and awards. It also offers online practice entrance exams, certification, and licensing tests and tools to help you choose a career and write your resume.


 

ALERT | ALL LOCATIONS CLOSED TODAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2022
All Hawaii State Public Library System locations are closed today, September 26, out of an abundance of caution due to an unspecified threat. The library has been working with local law enforcement to determine when it is safe to reopen.