Grades 9-12

     American History

  • 6,000 Illustrated Articles on People, Places & Events
  • Eras in American History, American Indians, States and U.S. Presidents, plus more!
  • Designed for Grade 4 and Up

     Bloom's Literary Reference Online

  • World Literature
  • Great writers & important works
  • Characters & summaries

     Countries and Cultures

  • Profiles on Countries of the World
  • Extended Histories, Fast Facts, Images, Economics, Foreign Affairs, plus Daily Life and Culture
  • Intro Material for Grades 4+ with Detailed Info for Higher Grade Students


  • Explore the world through cultural information on more than 200 countries with World Edition
  • Explore the Unites States in colorful, engaging reports with States Edition
  • Tour all the Canadian provinces and territories with Provinces Edition

     Defining Moments in U.S. History

  • 30+ "Moments" that Changed the Nation and the World
  • Narrative Overviews, Primary Source Documents, Images, Biographies, Timelines and Glossaries
  • Ideal for Middle, Junior HIgh and High School Students

    Education Journals (ProQuest)

  • Over 900 top educational publications with more than 600 full-text titles
  • Covers primary, secondary & higher education levels.
  • Also includes special education, homeschool and adult ed.

     eLibrary Curriculum Edition (ProQuest)

  • Research paper topics
  • Literature collection
  • History collection

     STEM (ProQuest)

    Note: STEM is replacing eLibrary Science (access not guaranteed)
  • Research hundreds of full-text articles about science, technology, engineering and math
  • Sciences covered include earth, life, physical, medical and applied
  • Students and educators at multiple grade levels
  • Access other ProQuest resources by clicking "Change Databases"

     Essential Biography

  • 10,000 Biographies of People from around the World
  • 2,000 Illustrations
  • Designed for Upper Middle School Students to Adult Learners

     Essential Information

  • Language, Literature, The Arts, History, Government and Science
  • Annotated U.S. Constitution, World Literature, The Arts and Social Science
  • Designed for Upper Middle School Students to Adult Learners

     Ferguson's Career Guidance Center

  • Explore industries and careers
  • Learn specialized job skills
  • Discover jobs that best match
    your personal interests

     Financial Literacy

  • Entrepreneurship and Career Skills
  • Personal Finance
  • Learning Tools, Calculators and Interactive Activities

     Issues and Controversies

  • List of research topics
  • Pros & cons of hot topic issues
  • Reliable resources

     Learning Express Library

  • Core subject practice reviews
  • ACT, SAT and AP test prep
  • Free eBook resources

    Literature Online (ProQuest)

  • Authors from the eighth century to present day
  • Full text of more than 350,000 works of poetry, drama and prose
  • Reference, bibliographies, biographies and student guides

  • Business, Software, Tech & Creative Industries
  • Achieve Personal & Professional Goals
  • A Library of Engaging & Top-Quality Courses Taught by Experts

     Mango Languages

  • Over 70 World Languages
  • English Courses for Non-English Speakers
  • Vocabulary, Pronunciation, Grammar and Culture


  • 760 Greek & Roman Gods, Goddesses, Heroes, Places & Events
  • Articles on World Mythology: Hindu, Norse, Chinese, Native American, etc.
  • Designed for Grades 4 to 12 with Easy Reading Feature for Younger Readers

     NoveList Plus

  • Fiction & Nonfiction
  • Articles & Reviews
  • Recommended Reads Lists

     Rosen Core Concepts Biology

  • Animal Systems
  • Ecology & Evolution
  • Plant Structures

     Rosen Core Concepts Chemistry

  • Atoms & Molecules
  • Biochemistry
  • Properties of Matter

     Rosen Core Concepts Periodic Table

  • Interactive Periodic Table
  • Element Builder
  • Explore matter

     Rosetta Stone

  • Over 30 foreign languages
  • Great for ESL Learners
  • 'Immersion method' learning


  • 1,000+ Web Pages and Hundreds of Images on Core K-12 Topics
  • Planets, Elements, Plants, Animals, Biomes, and more!
  • Designed for Grades 4 and Up

     SIRS Researcher

  • Relevant and Credible Resources for Student Research
  • Browse Trending Pro/Con Leading Issues
  • Search for Primary and Secondary Sources

     Teen Health & Wellness

  • Health Information
  • Social Issues
  • Hotlines for Help

     World Book Advanced

  • Online encyclopedia
  • Comprehensive multimedia collections
  • Citation Builder and Research Guides

At-Home Use


  • Earth, Space & Life Sciences
  • Tech, Math & Engineering
  • Health and Human Body & Physical Sciences

  • 24/7 access to the SkillsCenter Resource Library
  • Variety of subjects
  • Tutors available from 3 - 10:00 PM Sunday through Saturday

About Portal Resources:

  • At-Home Use is a restriction imposed by the database providers.
  • Rosetta Stone cannot be used as curriculum within the classroom, but there are no restrictions on Mango Languages.
  • Many resources require a username or email address and password to track your progress. BPL does not have access to login information created with databases.
  • users will be prompted to make an account in order to access this resource. We suggest using your library card number as the username and PIN as the password. Each user is limited to ten sessions per week to provide fair and equitable access.
  • For all database content, Authorized Users shall abide by the Copyright Act of 1976. Authorized Users may download or print limited copies of citations, abstracts, full text or portions thereof, provided the information is used solely in accordance with copyright law.


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