Need to write a research paper or study for a test? You can find all this and more online, from sources that your teachers will respect. Find full-text magazine and newspaper articles, complete short stories and poems, biographies, online encyclopedias, and more with Orem Public Library.
The place to go when you are preparing for any upcoming test or exam. From the ACT to AP exams, Learning Express provides practice exams and skills improvement materials. For each practice exam you complete, you’ll get immediate scoring, complete answer explanations, and an individualized analysis of your results.
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Academic Search is an excellent place to begin your next research paper. This database provides full text for more than 4,500 journals covering many topics, and includes full text for more than 3,700 peer-reviewed titles. Some journals are available in full-text as early as 1975.
Explora for Secondary School is a one stop help on a variety of topics for students 7-12 grade. Topics include Art & Media, English and Language Arts, Business, Careers, Current Issues, Health, History, Math, Science, Social Studies, Sports, and Technology. These are covered in a variety of formats from Magazines to Radio and TV News Transcripts.
TOPICsearch contains full text for over 105,000 articles from 1,622 diverse sources including international and regional newspapers, magazine articles, biographies, public opinion polls, book reviews, pamphlets, and government information.
Use Magazines/MasterFile to find full text articles for nearly 1,750 general reference publications with full text information dating as far back as 1975. Covering virtually every subject area of general interest, MasterFILE Premier also includes nearly 500 full text reference books, full text from 86,017 biographies, 105,786 full text primary source documents, and an Image Collection of 341,655 photos, maps and flags. This database is updated daily.
Middle Search Plus provides full text for more than 140 popular, middle school magazines. Full text is also available for thousands of biographies and historical essays. Middle Search Plus also contains 84,774 biographies, 105,786 primary source documents, and an Image Collection of 341,655 photos, maps and flags.
MAS Ultra is a great place to begin any high school project. MAS Ultra includes many full text articles, some dating back to 1975, and access to reference books, biographies, and huge image files. Begin your next paper here.
ProQuest Newsstand database indexes 1,379 national and international newspapers, including the Deseret News, the Salt Lake Tribune, and the Wall Street Journal. The indexing covers not only complete bibliographic information but also companies, people, products, etc.
Newspaper Source provides cover-to-cover full text for 35 national & international newspapers. The database also contains selective full text for 375 regional (U.S.) newspapers. In addition, full text television & radio news transcripts are also provided.
Utah Newsearch is an index of ALL of Utah’s newspaper archives from 2004 to now. Each newspaper provides fully-searchable PDFs of the complete newspapers, which lets you see both photos and headlines. There is a two week delay.
Biography Resource Center integrates award-winning biographies with related full-text articles from hundreds of magazines and newspapers, as well as tens of thousands of images, reference books, and links to vetted websites. Search for people—both current and historic from all eras and fields of endeavor—based on name, occupation, nationality, etc. You can use this online resource to find authors, pop culture icons, politicians, and many others.
Something About the Author This is the outstanding series that spotlights specific authors and illustrators creating books for young people.
Science Encyclopedia Gales’ Science Encyclopedia offers thousands of topics covering a wide range of scientific subject, and includes numerous images and charts.
World Book Infofinder offers access to full-text World Book entries and many photographs, maps, and charts. A special section on exploring Utah that provides links to applicable encyclopedia articles and information on the state, biographies of important Utahans, and information about the State’s economy and population. This online reference resource also includes an atlas and a dictionary.
World Book Reference Center provides tools for gathering and using information, including dictionaries, current events from Reuters and PBS, Computer and Web Tutorials, Life Skills, Government Resources and more.
Shakespeare for Students Studying Shakespeare? With this e-book, you’ll have access to critical interpretations of the Bard’s greatest works, along with plot summaries and character profiles that help further decode these dramatic masterpieces.
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Scholarship & Loans is a guide to education related financial aid programs for students and professionals.
Universal Class is a continuing education program with over 500 courses in topics ranging from entrepreneurship to hobbies and crafts.
Tutor.com provides free one-to-one tutoring, homework help, and professional development sessions for Orem Public Library card holders.
Mango Languages is an online language-learning system teaching actual conversation skills for a wide variety of languages. These include Spanish, French, Italian, Brazilian Portuguese, German, Russian, Japanese, Mandarin Chinese, Greek; and English as a Second Language for Spanish speakers, Portuguese speakers, and Polish Speakers. This interactive program and allows you to save progress with your user account. The first time you use Mango, you will need to register with an email address and your library card and PIN. After you register and login, Mango will remember where you left off the last time you visited.