Explains the foundations of our government and examines the strengths and weaknesses of the political and economic systems of the United States and those of other countries.
From the explorers of the Americas to today’s headlines, American History investigates the people, events, and themes of our nation’s evolution.
A primary source database with photographs, audio sound bites, graphics and text spanning over 185 years, this collection captures the greatest events in history.
Offers gateway to the vast resources of the Encyclopædia Britannica for students. For log-in information, see your school librarian.
Concise, reliable, and up-to-date country reports on 200 cultures of the world. For log-in information, see your school librarian.
Daily Life through History
Discover details about past eras that make historical accounts relevant and meaningful from their modern-day perspectives.
From personal and household finance to market economics, Rosen’s Financial Literacy database makes economics and money management easy to understand and highly engaging.
More than just pages on a screen, FollettShelf is home to thousands of eBooks ranging from non-fiction, reference, and popular fiction titles.
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**This resource is only available to MNPS Middle & High School students and teachers.
Gale Virtual Reference
Library eBooks on Literature, History, Science, Social Studies, Medicine, and more. Includes financial and careers titles.
Develop an in-depth understanding of how society shapes and is shaped by controversy— with authoritative and carefully selected primary and secondary sources on the most enduring issues of the day.
Latino American Experience
The first-ever database dedicated to the history and culture of Latinos—the largest, fastest growing minority group in the United States.
Full length practice tests for the ACT, SAT, AP Math, Science, English, and more. PDF eBooks, and study guides for college entry and career placement exams.
Literature Resource Center
Find up-to-date biographical information, overviews, full-text literary criticism and reviews on writers in all disciplines, from all time periods and from around the world.
Mango Language Learning
Languages courses in French, German, Italian, Spanish, Mandarin Chinese, and English as a Second Language (ESL).
Points of View
A comprehensive resource for current and controversial topics. Includes over 600 original essays on subjects ranging from the earth and environment to health and medicine.
Pop Culture Universe
An irresistible yet authoritative digital database on popular culture in America, both past and present—in a package as dynamic as the topic it covers.
Rosen Teen Health & Wellness
Find comfort and knowledge regarding personal health issues of interest to teenagers. Based on health reference series Coping and Need to Know.
SIRS Knowledge Source
(School pass via Proquest) Relevant, credible full-text articles on social issues, science, history, government, the arts and humanities.
Journal article database designed for high school students. Includes eBooks, magazines, newspapers, podcasts, and reference books.
The African American Experience
The African American Experience has the widest depth and breadth of information available of any online database collection on African American history and culture.
World at War
Presents comprehensive information and unique insights into the military conflicts that have defined our world from antiquity to today.
World Book Encyclopedia
Online version of the World Book encyclopedia. Includes articles, pictures, and maps for homework assignments.
World History: Ancient and Medieval Eras
Covers human history in all corners of the globe—from prehistoric times to the beginnings of the Renaissance.
World History: The Modern Era
Offers a comprehensive electronic library of historical reference materials and units dealing with the history of the modern era.
Covers religion across the globe and enabling a deeper understanding of the complex issues facing us in the 21st century.